Sweetness

Sweetness Emily wished she was invisible But after moving to a new town with her dad a charming boy makes it impossible for her to disappear Despite her feelings of unworthiness Emily soon finds herself drawn

  • Title: Sweetness
  • Author: Lindsay Paige
  • ISBN: 9781466438781
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
  • Emily wished she was invisible But after moving to a new town with her dad, a charming boy makes it impossible for her to disappear Despite her feelings of unworthiness, Emily soon finds herself drawn to the safety of Jake s world Good looking and the star of the hockey team, Jake has a lot going for him What most people don t see is the difficult life he has at home.Emily wished she was invisible But after moving to a new town with her dad, a charming boy makes it impossible for her to disappear Despite her feelings of unworthiness, Emily soon finds herself drawn to the safety of Jake s world Good looking and the star of the hockey team, Jake has a lot going for him What most people don t see is the difficult life he has at home When quiet Emily steals his heart, Jake vows to help her discover she is worthy of love Just when the two of them realize the sweetness of their relationship, they are put to the test Only together can they overcome their haunted pasts to fight for a future together

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    1. This is the first kindle book I've ever purchased that I've returned. The author tried to tackle such things as child abuse, alcoholism, first love, and a mother selling her child's body for drugs and booze in the form of a novella. I find it insulting when authors try to do this. There is no way to successfully write of such serious, horrible and dramatic subject matter in a short story and pull it off. It's just not possible, and in the matter it is written it down plays the horrible trauma th [...]

    2. "Beautiful, intense and moving. Crazy final chapter, still reeling from that one. Full review to follow, but for now let's just go with WOW!" That was my initial reaction on finishing this, and here's my full review, after further reflection. I'm still going to leave those first thoughts up though, just so I can remember (and you can realize) the big emotional impact this lovely book had on me when I first finished it.When we first meet MC Emily, she's doing her best to be the invisible girl in [...]

    3. Sweetness has to be one of those most authentic Young Adult books that I have read in quite a while. I describe it as authentic because the story in this book doesn't even feel like fiction at all, it feels, well, very real. And ironically that is not the easiest thing to find in the Young Adult Realistic/Contemporary genre, believe it or not. Sometimes there are situations that are described in some Contemporary YA books that make you go, "Wait, what? That would never happen in real life, I thi [...]

    4. Emily has recently moved in with her dad and started a new school. She's very quiet and withdrawn, hoping to bring no attention to herself. She is unwilling to make eye contact with anyone, afraid to see disgust in others eyes. She speaks quietly, afraid of annoying people with her un-pleasant voice.Jake is the highschool star hockey player, good looking and simply charming. Jake has it all going for him, or so it would appear. Jake's home life is less then satisfying and he is his beloved young [...]

    5. So lukewarm and a really bad thought execution. Verbal abuse, drinking, rape, was just glossed over. Something the author just thought to through there to develop her characters. That was so easy how the heroine got over all her issues because of a nice boy and his brother. Even in fiction we should feel some sort of realism to connect a little to the characters. Anyway, it's a 5 books series with the same characters from back 2011. I bought them when I was on the "high" of reading and when I di [...]

    6. I am very conflicted about this book. On the one hand, I enjoyed reading about Jake getting Emily out of her shell but I feel like the story didn't have enough depth in it. I felt like it wasn't just as easy at it was made out to be, especially after what Emily went through with her mother. There were some grammatical and spelling errors but it wasn't bad.What I really didn't understand was the ending. I felt like it kind of just abruptly stopped and didn't really get closure. I also thought tha [...]

    7. I was encouraged to read this book because of the good ratings and reviews it had on . I was so sure that this series would be a good one and I'd enjoy it as much as the other series's I've been hooked on.God only knows what book others where reading but I was reading Sweetness by Lindsay Paige and it was horrible.Read the rest of my review for Sweetness on my blog

    8. Come after me if you must but this was not something I would recommend to anyone I know. Too cliche and cheesy. The storyline was a good thought but there was a key point missing, and I'm not sure yet what that key point is. I can't figure it out. Maybe it was the fact that some horrible things have happened to one of the main characters and it's stated so matter-of-factly it seems like not a big deal, when it's a HUGE part of the book.

    9. Sweetness is a 2 part book and recently Lindsay Paige took the book off the market for more revisions…I decided to do a review for part one for now. Paige also mentioned maybe making part two a sequel. Once part two is put back on the market I will post my review for it.Emily walks the halls of school with her head down, never making eye contact. She has a past that she wants no one to know about. After a couple years of verbal abuse at the hands of her mother, she comes to live with her fathe [...]

    10. An impressive first effort by a young author. Also the first book I have picked up solely on what I have read from friends on . It bodes well for what I will find in the future. Ms. Paige has written a beautiful love story about two people who have more going on inside than people see at first glance. I do not want to spoil things for the reader so I will not go into specifics but it is wonderful to see the effect finding someone you can talk to has on a person. This is the first book in a serie [...]

    11. Poor Emily has emotional issues. After her parents divorced, her unstable mother went off the deep end and did all she could to bring her teen down with her. Fortunately, once her dad found out, he stepped in and had his daughter move in with him. The abuse Emily sustained really messed her up though – and as the reader discovers the details, it is no wonder. Once she meets Jake, the walls of self-doubt and shame begin to tumble, but the process isn’t an easy one. Jake hasn’t had the easie [...]

    12. I would like to thank the author for giving me this book in exchange for an honest review. This is a book I have debated reading, so I was happy to have the opportunity.Sweetness is about Emily. She had been verbally and physically abused by her mother and her drug deals. Now she lives with her father, but she has drawn into herself and doesn't like to speak to anyone and keeps her head down. All that starts to change when she is paired up with Jake for a class project. Jake helps her see that s [...]

    13. This is a very different type of review for me. Sweetness is not paranormal, though it is young adult fiction - but once I found out that the author was a self-published, teen author (I spoke in my last post about how much I appriciate that dynamic!), I knew I had to read it anyway. First, we meet 17-year-old, high school senior Emily. She's quiet and withdrawn, and seems to shutter with anxiety at the thought of socializing with anyone. Beaten and broken by her mother, she's swept out of the ab [...]

    14. I read this book in a few hours sitting in the doctors office waiting for an appointment for my future father in-law. For me it was a quick and easy read. It incorporates the silent tragedy and secrets teens,adults as well, keep close to them so others do not realize what is going on. When I was younger I remember my mom telling me that there is no such thing as a perfect cookie-cutter family - even the ones that appear so happy or have everything are always missing/hiding something. This book p [...]

    15. Sweetness was a very sweet story about high school senior Emily, who has gone through multiple traumatic experiences in her life. Her mother practically abandoned her and she moved into her father's house. There at her she meets the hottie of the school Jake who is the star hockey player. Emily was very skeptical of Jake in the beginning. She wondered why he talked to her and asked so many questions. After all, most people think she's a freak. As their relationship develops Jake's seven year old [...]

    16. Wow. The author literally captivated me from the first couple pages. I sat down to read these book, because it was recommended at the end of the last book I finished yesterday (safe harbor by anna Lisa grant) and I finished it in one sitting, I could not tell you the last time I did that. Emily's story is a very sad story but with the help of drake. And jake ;) and her father she begins to open back up and conquer her fears. Jake and Drake have their own demons to conquer but stay strong and sup [...]

    17. I wasnt sure what to expect when I bought this book. My expectations were meet and then some. Emily is a teen has been through a horrible reality that no girl should endure. Her experience left her detatched from the world around her at a time in her life when things should be fun and memorable. But no, she is unable to associate with the world around her until Jake and Drake come into her life. Slowly but surely she sees a break in the clouds. This is a beautiful book that had me up late into t [...]

    18. I am blown away that the author of this book is so young. It is very interesting to see that someone in high school has actually written a book about kids in high school. I enjoyed Lindsay Paige's straight forward no fluff writing style. Having said that I think she tackles some pretty heavy subject matter and I felt at times the short novella did not do justice to the true hardship of the tougher topics. She created some wonderful multi-layered characters and overall I enjoyed the sweet romance [...]

    19. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE REVIEWS AT READING, EATING & DREAMINGSweetness, the first novel in the Bold As Love series by Lindsay Paige, was pretty short, but oh so SWEET! Told from both Emily and Jake's perspectives, this novel was the perfect introduction to Jake and Emily's characters. I learned about their background, their home lives, their fears, and their dreams. I discovered what makes them tick, what makes them scared, and what makes them smile. I learned about who they were and who the [...]

    20. Kindle Version (free from author for honest review)What good can possibly come out of a quiet, shy, girl with a very bad past being paired up with one of the head hockey players for a school project? Emily doesn’t even talk to people, much less want to work with the school hockey player, Jake, on a project. She figures she will be doing all the work anyway so just starts working on the project. Jake comes over and surprises her by wanting to help and wanting to get to know her better. How can [...]

    21. Like I earlier stated, I read this for CMN to give my honest opinion. This is the first book I've read by Lindsay Paige and it is also the first book of the series.At first I was little unsure how I would take to this book. Usually I don't read YA novels, but I took a chance with this one and the second one (which I'll be reading soon). Why? Well, I'm a sucker for guys who play hockey or baseball. How many books have you read that the hero is a hockey or baseball player? Not many! When I read th [...]

    22. My review of Sweetness by Lindsay PaigeRating 5*****This book was provided free from the author in exchange for honest literary review.The opinions voiced in this review are solely my own. Emily has had her world torn apart over the last few years. Once a very happy, outgoing teen- now she refuses to make eye contact with other kids at school let alone hold a conversation. Her parents divorced and she lived with her mom for a short time, but that time had lasting consequences. Her mom made Emily [...]

    23. More of my reviews @ Reading 24x7The title matches the story PERFECTLY! Sweetness was full of small bits (and sometimes big ones)of sweetness throughout the story. There were so many "awwwwww" moments and wonderfully executed scenes. I loved Lindsay Paige's writing style. It was simple and yet quite efficiently got the message through. All the characters were understandable and the story itself was AH-MAZING. Character-wise Emily was okay. She was tooweak to be likeable in the beginning, but slo [...]

    24. Lindsay Paige has written a terrific young adult romance novel, the characters are well developed and the storyline is excellent and Lindsay Paige is on her way to be one fantastic author.This is a story of two young adults Emily and Jake, Emily is quite and hardly say’s a word to anyone, she can’t even bring herself to look people in the eye. Emily has suffered and has very low self esteem due to abuse from her mother. Jake is good looking, play’s hockey and takes care of his little broth [...]

    25. I got asked to review Sweetness and I am very glad that I accepted. This book deals with a lot of emotional issues, that are very realistic. The MC Emily is a new girl in town, she is very quiet and keeps to herself. Her mother has done and said terrible things that she will never forget. In class one day she gets paired with Jake, he also has issues that he deals with. He has lost his mother to cancer and his dad drinks his problems away every night leaving Jake to take care of his little broth [...]

    26. I am torn between 3 and 4 stars. I thought the relationship between Jake and Emily was sweet, so I bumped it up. For this being a first book from the author, I thought it was okay. Lindsay tried to put a bunch of serious issues in this book that I did not feel were necessary. Since the issue with Emily's mom was just brushed aside, why was it in the book? Why couldn't Emily just be shy? I have always been a shy person so I thought I would relate, but then we find out the reason for her shyness a [...]

    27. Es un libro que me gusto. Tiene un buen argumento (abusos y la superación de los mismos). La verdad me sorprendió, no esperaba mucho cuando lo leí y grato fue descubrir que era una historia tierna y bien desarrollada.Abrió mis ganas de leer la siguiente parte de esta historia.

    28. OH MY GOODNESSReads like a diary or a reality show giving the reader an intimate view into the lives of the two main characters, Jake and Emily. Story packs a wallop. Filled with emotion, poignant and turbulent, heartbreaking and yes SWEET. Absolutely, unequivocally loved.

    29. okay, the theory of the book is good. I feel like this book could of been really amazing if the time were taken to develop the story and characters further. I kind of just feel like everything was so rushed! I do hope the series gets better because I want it to be good!

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