Monday, August 4, 2008

Sweet Talk

You can't go wrong with a Susan Mallery novel on a hot summer afternoon. Here's the blurb for Sweet Talk:

Is there anything sweeter than first love?

Don't ask Claire Keyes. The twenty-eight-year-old piano prodigy has never had a regular boyfriend, much less a real romance. Her music career has left little room for friends or family—which is just part of the reason she hasn't seen the family bakery or her two sisters in years.

But now Nicole is sick, and Jesse is AWOL. Despite the fact that Claire can't boil water, she's determined to play caretaker. Connecting with her sisters tops her to-do list…along with falling in love, or at least in lust, for the first time.

Ruggedly sexy Wyatt just might fit the bill. Although he keeps saying that he and Claire come from entirely different worlds, he lights up hotter than a bakery oven whenever Claire is near. If this keeps up, she just might sweet—talk him into her bed…and her life.

I tend to gravitate to Susan Mallery whenever I need a nice pick me up. Great stories, and they're fast to read. Characters are incredible, and she loves writing about families, which is a bonus in my opinion. And this book didn't disappoint.

Claire was a child prodigy, she was taken away when she was six. Originally her grandmother travelled with her, but eventually her mother took over. At one time the twins were inseparable but through the years, anger, resentment has settled in and now Claire wants to reconnect with her family. One major problem is that Nicole doesn't want anything to do with her, but she needs help, and Claire (at the moment) is the lesser of two evils according to Nicole. Nicole is going through a bad patch, first she is betrayed by the two people she loved the most, and now she's sick. We slowly get to the root of the twins problem, and they start rebuilding their relationship. Along the way Claire meets Nicole's best friend, Wyatt. And he introduces Claire to all sorts of new experiences. Together with his daughter they help Claire overcome her fears and anxiety.

Although, it wasn't as good as her Marcelli books (one of my favorite series), it still was very good.

Sweet Talk by Susan Mallery (4/5) Romance; Published: HQN (7/08); Series: # 1, Bakery Sisters; 100 + Reading Challenge (41); Keeper Shelf;

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