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Review: Sweet Talk by Susan Mallery

Sweet Talk (Bakery Sisters #1) rating: 4 of 5 stars

From Amazon.com:

Is there anything sweeter than a 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 really enjoyed the first half of this book. The two lead characters were charming but human. Claire was just kooky enough to be fun. The plot had just enough bumps and twists to be interesting.

About halfway through the book, I ran into a problem: Claire’s two sisters.

At the beginning, they provided necessary conflict. In a straight romance, all of the conflicts are supposed to be nicely wrapped up at the end.

But these two aren’t directly involved with the romance.

And they are incredibly annoying.

And they are being set up for future books. So they need to remain flawed, so they can overcome their issues in their own books.

In the end, I really enjoyed the primary characters and their storylines. I also liked Wyatt’s daughter and her story as well. I decided to ignore Claire’s sisters, and kept the 4 star rating.

But unless someone gives me a good reason to, I’m not reading the rest of the series!

I downloaded this from Audible.com last month as a free offer through Lion Yarn. Thank you to Audible and Lion Yarn!

 
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