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Sweet Talk (Bakery Sisters #1)

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  5,742 Ratings  ·  295 Reviews
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
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Published September 30th 2011 by Brilliance Audio (first published January 1st 2008)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Reviewed for Release date: July 2008

Getting a sneak peek at the first book in a new series by one of my favorite authors is enough to make me do the happy dance (TMI?). I’ve been a big Susan Mallery fan since the first time I picked up one of her books. She seems to have the knack of making the unbelievable, believable. Her stories are sweet, smart, and sexy…and her latest “Sweet Talk” is certainly no exception.

For the first third of this book, I absolutely despised the heroin
Apr 13, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Susan Mallery is usually a safe read for me as her books are usually pretty light and enjoyable. This one, I had so many issues with. While I liked Claire mostly, I found her to be a doormat. She will do put up with anything in order to gain the approval of her sisters, whom she hasn't seen much of over the years since childhood. Claire left home at the age of 6 as a piano playing prodigy. Claire's mother and grandmother traveled with her at times and when Claire went home, it was very apparent ...more
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
I was really disappointed with this book. Not only the author has put me under her spell with a previous series-first I've read by her, Delicious, but also the plot had so much more promise.

It tells the story of the clueless pianist Claire and the single father Wyatt.

I'm gonna be harsh about this book and the characters. Claire is a pianist, she's very very talented and is taken away from her home when she's like 6 years old to get her music lessons and is plunged into the world of orchestra. In
Apr 10, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
I wanted to like this book more. It had so much potential but the female characters in this book really made me angry. It was hard to connect with them. Claire was a complete doormat and after a while I wanted her to stand up for her self. Nicole was a mean girl and I hated her in the beginning but surprisingly even I started to warm up to her after a while. Jesse was so dense and after a while I gave up on her. While all of the family drama was going on, I couldn't find myself liking the idea o ...more
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
I quite liked this book, I don't normally read much contemporary romance, but I thought this was sweet and funny. What stopped me giving it more then 3 stars was that I found Jesse the younger sister extremely annoying and selfish I don't understand why she just didn't out right say what her problem was! I didn't mind so much Nicole, mainly because I found her sarcasm funny. Wyatt was a weak hero though, he was nice, but I didn't really feel the chemistry between him and Claire. Hid deaf daughte ...more
Min Li Li
Daha önce Koridordan çıkan ilk kitabını okumuştum ve pek beğenmemiştim açıkcası.Bu kitabı da orta dereceydi.Serinin diğer kitapları belki daha iyi olur.Tuhaftı.Bir bakıyorsunuz bir karakterden nefret ediyorsunuz,sonra bir bakıyorsnuz ki onu seviyorsunuz.Fakat hala Jesse'yi sevmedim yaptığı şeyin benim gözümde kesinlikle bahanesi yok. *-*
Two-haiku review:

After years she's home
Tries to care for estranged twin
Meets and falls for guy

Really tugged my heart
Outstanding character depth
Overcame problems

Read in "Bakery Sisters Bundle" kindle book borrowed from library.
Jacob Proffitt
I picked this up on sale at a really good price and I'm pretty satisfied with it. I stayed up way too late to finish, but that's not as big a recommendation as it could be.

I really liked Claire. She has been isolated since she became a child prodigy at age six and has lived in something of a bubble since then, surrounded by managers and scheduled beyond all reason (to develop her talent, but also to perform and perfect and all that). So she's finally on her own with the excuse to help her sister
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I did get an entertaining story!

The characters didn't really resonate with me. I found it hard to identify with Claire, and couldn't like Nicole. Jesse was this little talked about quantity, and I found Wyatt to be a total a-hole. What I did like was seeing Claire just BE. I liked watching her grow as a person, and that's where most of my enjoyment of the book came from. I would have liked to learn more about Amy as well!

I'm not sure I will conti
This is the first in a series about the 3 Keyes sisters. Claire is the "middle" child, but only because she is the younger twin to her sister Nicole. Claire left home at 6 to become a famous pianist. Her sisters have never forgiven her for leaving and taking their mother with her. Although they are biologically related, they barely know each other. When younger sister Jesse calls and tells Claire that Nicole is having surgery and needs her, Claire returns home looking for the family she has alwa ...more
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With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it c ...more
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“H-how many people?” she asked. “About four hundred.” Dear God. The room spun and dipped. The buzzing got worse, as did the pressure on her chest. She was going to die, right here at Amy’s school. “I know it’s more than you were expecting, but how could we tell people no? This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. To hear someone of your caliber play live.” If the panic didn’t ease, they were going to hear her play dead.” 0 likes
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