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Sweet Nothings

(The Chosen One 0.5)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  547 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Sam Baker couldn’t be more normal. He’s a teacher at the local middle school and the most exciting part of his day is dealing with a classroom full of hormonal preteens. His life takes a turn for the weird one stormy night when he finds a small boy on his doorstep. A boy who growls, flashes unnaturally blue eyes, demands for Sam to call the alpha-- whatever that is-- and g ...more
Kindle Edition, 230 pages
Published September 25th 2018
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Reread April 2019

Okay, so I just read this like a month ago and I don't know what possessed me to reread it again but I think I enjoyed it a little more this time. Rereading it also gave me a little more insight to Vaughn's behavior after their first encounter. A good solid 4 stars this time.

Originally read February 2019

**3.5 Stars**

I ended up enjoying this more than I thought I would in the beginning. I love true mate stories but I'm very picky about them. And here, Vaughn annoyed me. I never u
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ku, lgbtq
Great start to the series

I really enjoyed this Prequel and am excited to read the next book. I have high hopes for this series!
Oct 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, series
2.75 stars

As a set up for the series I suppose this book is important. But judged on its own merit, it’s pretty lackluster. What we have here is a story about the care and feed of six orphaned children...chapter after nauseum. I think I might also have developed a cavity.

After researching the next couple of books in the series and discovering they are mmm/+, I am bowing out now.
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5 stars
This book series wasn’t on my radar until a friend insisted that I read it. I’m really glad that she did because I loved this story. I always love stories about shifter children and this one didn’t disappoint. I loved both Sam and Vaughn. I thought they had really good chemistry together and loved how they treated all the children. I loved all the children and felt really bad for all the things that they went through before they were rescued. Ben especially touched my heart.

Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: b-2018-read, 4-stars

3.75 ⭐

I liked this one. It is a good prequel and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series
I liked Sam. I felt for him with his hurt after his first encounter with Vaughn, I just felt that he gave in and just accepted things too easily.
Vaughn basically did a wham bam thank you mate and walked away no contact for years and even though Sam worried about calling him when he met Ollie he didn’t really say anything to him, it was quickly discussed but he never really took Vaughn to ta
Cee Brown
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
.•.•*)✯ .•*)
✮ (.•✶Prophecy fulfilled.

I like different. I love stepping outside of the box and seeing other ways something can change for the better.

New to me author Macy Blake opened a world with this prequel for a fantastic world. She chose to introduce characters who would set the foundation of what was to come. Sam, teacher, human, seemingly accepting of what he had been thrust into. Vaughn, alpha, wolf, doctor; willing to accept that the one he had been running from would become HIS one.
Let's face it: the romance part is more the usual mating story between an alpha wolf and his fierce human, cute with a bit of steam but nothing new. It's the family part, the being suddenly dads for 6 traumatized kids that makes this story worth reading. It's more about lovable characters than about a captivating story line which is a shame because rescuing those 6, keep them save and and defend the enemy had potential but that potential wasn't completely realized and we never get the to know ho ...more
~nikki the recovering book addict
4 stars

Wow.... I read the hellhounds book but it was too much things in one book that it got overwhelming and then somewhat comical with EVERYTHING that was going on.

But this? This was perfect! Just the right amount of drama and intrigue to snag one’s interest. Can’t wait to read the actual Chosen One story!
Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a good prequel. Tells us more about Henry and gets us all a bit more invested in his family and Meshaq.

I loved Fiierce Sam and Competent Vaughn and Scary Meshaq as well as the rest of the family and kids. They were all pretty well fleshed out although I struggled with figuring out ages for the kids, it was pretty vague.

I have some serious issues with the Mrs. Foote plot that just ruins this book though and brings it down to a book I liked but didn't love. There had to be other ways to
Carolyn Elias
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sam + Vaughn, hot, sexy = WOW! + abused kids 😢!!

Sam is a human and is unaware of the world around him consisting of shifters, magic, and other beings beyond his imagination. He loves teaching children and had crushed on Vaughn but gotten crushed and hurt in the process. He never dreamed that one stormy night a very young child would pound at his door and turn his world upside down as well as bring Alpha Vaughn. Vaughn is a hot alpha who was drawn to Sam but in his world could not let him know ab
This was so good! I’m so glad we finally get the backstory to how Henry and his brothers and sisters became part of a pack.

Sam and Vaughn make such a great couple. With their compassion and protectiveness, their partnership makes for a wonderful romance and makes them the perfect couple to care for these 6 kids.

I’m really looking forward to the next installment of this series! This prequel was great for holding me over until we get more on Sawyer and his guardians.

4.5 Stars
Dee Wy
This totally exceeded my expectations after reading the blurb. Helpless shifter children rescued from abuse learning to live a normal life with a real family. Can't wait to read more.
Nanna Sander
I adored this so much. It's a prequel or a companion novel of sorts. I read it after book 1 and 2, and I'm happy with that choice since I was familiar with the world and some of the characters, but you could definitely read it first.

It is heavily based on the children, which is why I really liked it. The MCs' relationship came second to me, but seeing them learning to co-parent was sweet.

I will definitely be rereading this - also if I don't follow it by rereading the rest of the series.
One night of passion followed by cold silence. One night of frigid rain and wind followed by a reunion and a life-altering discovery. Sam seems to have all the luck of a broken mirror but Fate has plans for him that include a man he'd never intended to speak to again and six abused and packless cubs.

Umm...yes. Hell yes, in fact. This book is exciting, passionate, fierce, captivating, and tender. The cast is incredibly diverse and the world created is one with so many facets, twists, turns, and m
Sarah Jones
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5* Sweet Nothings is the Prequel to The Chosen One series by Macy Blake and centers around Alpha Vaughn Jerrick and Sam Baker. Vaughn and Sam went to the same high school (though in different years) and have been gravitating towards each other off and on for years. They are thrown together when a little boy named Ollie shows up at Sam’s house in the middle of a storm asking Sam to call Alpha Jerrick for help whether Sam wants to speak to Vaughn or not. Once Vaughn arrives and realizes what is ...more
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story. I know this is a prequel, but it holds up so well as its own story. I loved how well things flowed and how the story unfolded. Sam is a force to be reckoned with even if he is one of the physically weaker characters since he is one of the few humans in the story.

I loved seeing the "origin" story for Henry come alive. Vaughn was attracted to Sam the last time they met, two years ago, but there is something different between them now and he wants to see what it is. Sa
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pack means never being alone

A good prequel that can be read either before or after the first few books in the series. This gives a great background on Henry, where he came from and the circumstances of his childhood, through the light of his adoptive fathers discovering both him and each other. Sam and Vaughn had one explosive tryst and then Vaughn never looked back, but now Sam finds himself in the paranormal world when a young shifter ends up at his back door. The two are thrust back into each
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*WARNING* contains explicit m/m sexual situations
Sam is a teacher and loves his job. Sam loves to be around children, loves to help children, just loves children in general. Sam had a huge crush on Vaughn in school, so when they had one night in the back of an SUV and Vaughn left right after the feed was done....well, Sam was heartbroken. One rainy nighty night when Sam found a wet frightened child at his his door, he was not real eager to the one person the child asked for, alpha Vaughn Jerrik
Kathryn Manzella
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Vaughn was drawn to him when they hooked up years ago, but he didn't know what it meant until he met up with him again. Being a shifter, Vaughn didn't know Sam, a human, was his mate when he walked a2ay after that initial hookup but now he knows. When he sees Sam protecting rescued shifter cubs like a fierce mate should, he knows that this gorgeous man is meant to be with him, and his wolf agrees. Sam was hurt all those years ago, but how can he not be with Vaughn when the shifter feels like Hom ...more
Sarita Chapdelaine
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is the first book I have read by this author and I love it! It is well-written, emotional, fast-paced, has an intriguing storyline, great world building and amazing characters. Even though Sam was hurt by how their last encounter ended he is willing to put it all aside to help the traumatized children Vaughn welcomes into his home and pack. As they work together to give the six children they rescued a stable and nurturing environment Sam has to deal with learning about magic, shifters and h ...more
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having already read All or Nothing and Nothing Ventured I was super excited to read Henry's backstory and Sweet Nothings filled that need and then some!
In Sweet Nothing's we read about how Sam, a human school teacher and Vaughn, alpha to a wolf pack, meet, fall in love and end up with a family. I really loved the kids and how Sam and Vaughn shared responsibilities within their family. I also loved how Sam wasn't shown as some weak human who needed protection! The children, especially Ben, Ollie
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, reviewed, paranormal
Sam knew Vaughn from high school. When they met again years later in a bar, Sam knew there was something there, just not what it was. That night, in the backseat of Vaughn’s car, Sam learned he would never be able to forget him. Unfortunately Vaughn didn’t feel the same and Sam was left wondering what had just happened.

Sometime later Sam finds a small wet boy on his doorstep, telling him he needed Alpha Jerrick to save some children in danger. The boys vivid eyes and flashes of long teeth scare
Mar 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-books
Awwww....if you've read any of "The Chosen One" series, it would be great to read this also.

When a terrified child shows up at Sam's door and asks for 'Alpha' Jerrick, Sam's not sure what he's talking about, but reluctantly contacts his high school crush Vaughan Jerrick, thinking he might know what the kid's talking about. Vaughan does know....and when he arrives at Sam's house, Sam discovers an amazing truth about him and the kids they've rescued, and nothing in Sam's life will ever be the same
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was already fascinated with this series, but getting to read Henry's backstory made it even better. This is the wonderful love story of human teacher Sam and alpha shifter Vaughn, and the way they rescue a young group of shifters and become a family together. It's the origins story of this amazing family, of which Henry is just one perfect part. I adored every one of these cubs and their new dads, and I was so happy with Sam and Vaughn coming together to lead the family and Vaughn's pack. Ther ...more
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Riveting universe created here

I was totally sucked n by this book. The characters are so thoroughly created and made real. The universe creation is well done and intriguing, clearly setting the stage for what’s to come and giving those future books a strong base.

There are some questions left unanswered, for example how did Vaughn not know that Sam was his mate when they first hook up at the start of the book? Doesn’t jive with existing mythology. The incidents which precipitate the cubs being ta
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is something outside of what I usually read and thought why not. I enjoyed the different style of this author and will read the rest of the series. I think it may be a challenge fore because of the many added characters to the story line but I’ll see. Henry’s story is maki g me want to see where this goes. I read this after the valentines prolificworks freebies. Sam and Vaughn’s story was good. A quick insta love and family all from chapter one. To me it was a light read even though there w ...more
Joscelyn Smith
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you've read the first two books in the Chosen One series then you've already met Henry, if not do yourself a favor and read them because they are awesome. This story answers the question asked of the other guardians, how a magic user belongs to a wolf pack; this is the story of how Henry got his family and it's also Sam and Vaughn's story. It can be read either before or after the first two books. I loved seeing Henry and his siblings find there safe haven with Sam and Vaughn and seeing Sam a ...more
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First of all if you haven't read The Chosen One sereis yet then you can read this one first especially since it's the prequel. Now I have already read the first two books of this series and I was so happy to get a prequel that has a one but if back story to Henry. Sam and Vaughn are prefect for each other and they love those kids so damn much. Just great to reading about the back story and it definitely made me cry a couple of times. However I love every minute of it and I am hoping that there c ...more
Heather Rawlins
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really loved Sweet Nothings. I like the shifter world that has been created. It was a fast-paced romance with great chemistry between Sam and Vaughn, plus hot sex. I thought the story about the kids and how the information was revealed and what is left to learn was great. I really look forward to seeing how this works out. I liked the relationship between Sam and Vaughn and the kids and I hope to see more of that in the next story. I definitely recommend this story and I can’t wait for book 2.
Esther Alayeto
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great prequel to the series with lots of story packed into this one. This story will captivate you from the very beginning and will keep you hooked all the way through to the end. Sam and Vaughn are wonderful characters and I love how Sam becomes such an important member of Vaughn's world and how well he accepts it. Great story you don't want to miss. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
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