- File Size: 707 KB
- Print Length: 52 pages
- Publisher: Roane Publishing (February 20, 2017)
- Publication Date: February 20, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06WGZ82NM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,362,128 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This is a lovely, sweet romance story with plenty of steamy chemistry. I loved how Cadence was a sweet, small-town girl. I felt a bit bad that she’d managed to allow herself to be used a bit (in a nice and kindly sort of way) by family and friends around her. Cadence sits on a bunch of committees, babysits at the drop of a hat for her sisters and acts as a counselor and go-between for far too many people. All to the extent where her own dreams and desires are stifled. I loved how when Rafe finally walks into her life Cadence’s own desires suddenly come into the fore and she gets the courage to finally go after some of the romance and adventure she secretly yearns for.
While the storyline is mostly very sweet and slow, there are a few steamy kisses and a passionate clinch. Rafe and Cadence spend the night together (completely platonically) too so I’m not certain it would be appropriate for teenaged readers – but all other age groups should find this a wholesome, character-driven and excellent romance story. Overall I found this story to be very wholesome and in some ways empowering. Sometimes very good people can find it difficult to say “no” when friends and family ask for favours or help and shelving their own dreams and needs in the process. I loved how Cadence decided to follow her heart with Rafe and start their adventures together. I found it to be a powerful, loving and very happy storyline and I really enjoyed it.
Readers who like a bit of steam and spicy kisses with their romance, but nothing too physical or sexy should find this a good balance with an interesting storyline and some memorable characters.
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Is this novella exactly what I needed? Abso-freaking-lutely!
If you’ve been following NDP Book Review, then you’ve read about the mysteries, the sorrows, and the never ending heart-wrenching drama. Au contraire, Sweet Inspiration is a tantalizing short story. Gimme some of that sweet nectar!
Cadence owns a yarn business and is a committee member at the local music festival. She is also single, very old-fashioned… and nearly 30… Ergo, in her small town everyone is either trying to court her or set her up on a date. Nah, she ain’t interested, PEASANTS! Cadence also has a problem saying “no” to people, and it seems that everyone-her family, friends, the community-take advantage of her. Give a girl some room to breathe!
Incoming: the sweet music. Rafe Frasco. Rafe is a dulcimer-playing, handsome, motorcycle riding hunk-o-man. His name sounds like an exotic breed of cat ready to pounce! #CadenceVolunteersAsTribute!
Rafe is playing in the music festival, and sweet Cadence feels conflicted; she is developing feelings for this man, and she shouldn’t show favoritism to one contestant over another. Against her better senses, Cadence and Rafe fall into the vicious limbo we call the “conflict of interest.”
"Come be my audience."
With words like that, how can Cadence stay away?! And the way Rafe kisses her? *fanning face* She’s done for.
But Cadence knows something that will transform Rafe’s life as a musician; this is his big break. Will she hide it from him in order to keep him in her life? (She wouldn’t… right?) Could anyone as innocent as Cadence show a wild side?
"The handsome stranger spelled trouble and definite heartache... and he was exactly what Cadence Wills needed."
What is Cadence going to do with this hunk breathing down her neck to spend time with her when she knows something that will change his life? Can she accept being just a fling? He is leaving town after the festival after all.
Friends, this book is the perfect lunchbreak read. The good girl meets the wild biker musician. We have two very different people who are looking for change, and some inspiration.
If you’re looking for smut… this novella is smut-free my #crazies! 😏
Because of the lack of sex, drugs, and violence I definitely recommend Sweet Inspiration to younger romance readers. I am an old-fashioned girl, so I thought this short story was sexy, fun, and light. Sweet Inspiration is absolutely endearing! If you need a quick break from heartache, this novella will rejuvenate your soul and make your heart smile.
May the world someday be flooded with men like Rafe.