Release Day Blitz: Sweet Little Thing (Sweet Thing 1.5) by Renee Carlino **GIVEAWAY**



Ever wonder what happened after the final pages of Sweet Thing? 

From his candid and sometimes neurotic point of view, Will tells all in this musical and sexy follow-up novella to Renée Carlino’s USA Today Bestseller.

Life is pure bliss for Mia and Will. They have a puppy, a loft in Brooklyn, and a new music studio on the rise. It seems things couldn’t get any better for this talented couple when life decides to throw them a sweet little curve ball. 

They quickly learn that things don’t always go according to plan. Sometimes happily ever after is one giant leap of faith away.
With the help of good music, good friends, and one eccentric old lady, they overcome a few of life’s little bumps to find the sweetest thing of all.

Watch this duo grow in more ways than one in SWEET Little THING.


If you read Sweet Thing, you don’t want to miss Sweet Little Thing! This book is just beyond fabulous! Will and Mia are living their happily ever after, but if you have ever wondered what happened after the last chapter in Sweet Thing, this is such a beautiful continuation of their story. Touching and trying. These two are determined to get it right.

Now that their dreams are coming true, life has decided to toss things up a little. It’s time to add something new to their lives. But are they ready for it? Not by a long shot. Will and Mia have a new recording studio that is on the verge of being amazing and they have a puppy that’s not quite potty trained yet. But when life throws them one more little surprise, it’s go time for these two. Because they didn’t have their fill of drama the first time around… GAH! Things are just as crazy this time around.

But the strength they have always found in each other, may be all they need. Well, that and the wisdom of the crazy lady who they love dearly.

This one just tugged at my heart because everything they have always wanted is just within their reach but they are still struggling so much to make everything work out the way it is supposed to. But the best laid plans, things change, sometimes life gets in the way. But these two are just to amazing to let this come between them. And though the timing isn’t perfect and it’s not what they have planned, this may be the best thing ever for the two of them. It was just as touching as the first book and it was just as exciting.

I cannot say enough about Renee Carlino’s ability to keep me captivated in her writing. I love the characters and the locations and she paints such a beautiful picture with her words, you just can’t help but fall in love with the people and the places in her writing.

This is just an amazing read and the writing is just as fabulous!


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Sweet Little Thing


Copyright © 2014 by Renée Carlino

“I have a complaint.” I said.

She climbed up next to me and cuddled her face up to my bare chest, then she used her index finger to trace a line down my happy trail to the belt on my jeans.

“What sort of complaint, Wilbur?” Ah, Mia’s sexy voice.

I reached down and ran my hand up her thigh. “You should not wear these pants around that horny little High School Musical kid.”

She popped up and looked me straight in the face. “He totally looks like Zac Efron, huh?”

“Mia, he practically shot off a load just staring at your ass.”

She punched me in the chest. “That is vulgar, Will Ryan.”

“It’s true. You can’t dress like that around him.” I tackled her back down on the bed and hovered over her.

“I thought you liked these pants.”

“I do.” I began kissing my way down her body. I lifted her shirt and kissed the swell of each breast before moving down the center of her body. “But you know what I like better than you in these pants?”

“Me out of these pants?”

“Am I that predictable?” I said as I quickly peeled them off her body.

“Yes.” She sighed.

I sat back on my heels. “You’re beautiful.”

Holding her leg from behind her knee, I kissed my way up the inside, from her calf to her thigh and all the way up to her panties. I peeled the lace from her hips with my teeth and then down to her ankles as slowly as possible. She lay there naked from the waist down, watching me gaze at her, hungry for her. Her skin was pure white and it contrasted so strikingly against her dark eyes and hair. She was an authentic beauty. I leaned over her body, putting my weight on my hands, which were placed on each side of her head. Her eyes were searching mine. She whimpered and then tried to lift her face up to kiss me.

I drew my head back. “Uh uh, I don’t think so.” I nuzzled my nose into her neck and trailed kisses to her ear. I whispered, “Stay just like this. Don’t go anywhere.” I planted a swift kiss on her lips and jumped off the bed. “I’m goin’ to play B-ball with Tyler. Be back in a few.”

As I left the room, I glanced over my shoulder and saw her lying there completely still, her mouth open in shock. I got halfway down the hallway before she finally yelled, “Asshole!”

I bent in the hallway and patted June’s head. She rolled over and then got back on her feet and trotted off toward our bedroom.

Before walking out the door, I called back to Mia, “Who’s predictable now, sweet thing?”


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Renee’s first friends were the imaginary kind and even though her characters haven’t gone away, thankfully the delusions have. She admits she’s a wildly hopeless romantic and she blames 80’s movies staring Molly Ringwald for that. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on the next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.




Mia Kelly is a twenty-five-year-old walking Gap ad who thinks she has life figured out when her father’s sudden death uproots her from slow-paced Ann Arbor to New York City’s bustling East Village. There she discovers her father’s spirit for life and the legacy he left behind with the help of an old café, a few eccentric friends, and one charming musician.

Will Ryan is good-looking, poetic, spontaneous, and on the brink of fame when he meets Mia, his new landlord, muse, and personal heartbreaker.

A story of self-discovery and friendship, Sweet Thing shines light on the power of loving and letting go.

To Read Stephanie’s Review of Sweet Thing, CLICK HERE!



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