Title: Sweet Nothings
Joanie Bigbee, cupcake baker extraordinaire, likes to keep her options open--and she's good at it. She's started and sold some 30 businesses in her postage stamp-sized Tennessee town, and at the moment she can be found in a short skirt and go-go boots, selling cupcakes out of the back of a converted Volkswagen van. What she moves on to next is anybody's guess. She knows better than to be tied down. In any way. She's watched every woman in her family fall head-over-heels, only to find themselves wondering how to pick up the pieces when love is lost.
When Nick Dalton shows up at the groovy cupcakery, all Joanie wants is a taste; a fling with no strings suits her just fine. But for Nick, a bite is not enough; he wants the whole cake: a big house, a family, true love. But love only makes you stupid, right? Joanie has to decide whether to follow where her free-spirit leads? or hold on to the sweetest thing she's ever known.
Author: Kim Law
Series: Sugar Springs
Published by Montlake Romance Source: Publisher
Published: January 1, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Kim Law pens a deliciously heartwarming contemporary romance in Sweet Nothings, the second novel in the Sugar Springs series.
Joanie Bigbee recently opened a new cupcake shop, Cakes-A-GoGo, selling cupcakes from the back of a Volkswagen van. Joanie is in a tight spot. She is behind on payments to the nursing home taking care of her grandmother, so Joanie hires Nick Dalton fix up her grandmother’s home in order to sell it. Joanie is an expressive character who likes to change the tips of her hair to match the cupcake special of the week, wearing matching skirts and go-go boots, of course. I just fell in love with her quirky personality. More importantly though, Joanie is afraid of relationships because of the Bigbee curse, which guarantees that Bigbee women have bad luck with men. Joanie absolutely doesn’t count on being attracted to Nick. Nick falls for Joanie hook, line, and sinker when he sees her in her go-go outfit. Their sexual chemistry sizzles immediately, and their first kiss is toe curling. Hoping to protect her heart, Joanie sets boundaries for their relationship. Thankfully, Nick is more than willing to play by Joanie’s rules for the time being. Being a thoughtful, compassionate, and all around nice guy makes Nick the perfect leading man. As they continue to spend time together, Nick knows that they are good for each other, even if Joanie doesn’t see it. Nick’s patience while waiting for Joanie to catch up is endearing. When Joanie finally realizes that she is truly in love, it is a beautiful thing to see.
With memorable characters and stunning plot twists, Sweet Nothings keeps the pages turning, leading to the perfect romantic conclusion that will leave tears in your eyes and a smile on your face.
Award-winning author Kim Law wrote her first story, “The Gigantic Talking Raisin,” in elementary school. Although it was never published, it was enough to whet her appetite for a career in writing. First, however, she would try her hand at a few other passions: baton twirling, softball, and music, to name a few. Voted “Bookworm” and “Most Likely to Succeed” in high school, she went on to earn a college degree in mathematics.
Law spent years working as a computer programmer and raising her son, and she now devotes her time and energy to writing romance novels (none of which feature talking raisins).
She is a Romance Writers of America’s RITA® finalist, a past winner of the RWA’s Golden Heart® Award, and currently serves as president for her local RWA chapter. Her books can best be described as a light-hearted mix taking her readers on a sexy, fun, and emotional ride. A native of Kentucky, she now lives with her husband and an assortment of animals in her Middle Tennessee home.