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Sweet Thing

(Naughty Things #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  543 ratings  ·  116 reviews
I knew how old she was.
I just didn’t care.

Aria Amherst lied about her age the first night we met.
But when I kissed her… I knew exactly how old she was.
And once I kissed her… I needed more.
I wanted all of her. I wanted everything she wasn’t really offering.
Until I found out that her father was making a deal with my business partner.
Then I wanted her more.

Published April 2019
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Melissa B (bookaddict_fanatic)
Well hello holy hotness..... these books may be quicker, sweeter reads but they still have everything that will grab your attention and pull you in to a world you won't want to leave! This book was freaking AH-MAZE-ING I couldn't put it down, in fact, I finished it within hours I was so intrigued with this Taboo storyline. Aria is the sweet teenage young woman that grabs the attention of one Ryker North.... older man with a desire for younger women. What happens when you crave the one person you ...more
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given this ARC as an honest read for an honest review. Let me say again, JA Huss never ever disappoints you!!! I loved Ryder and Aria's story.
Ryder is an older guy in his mid thirties. Aria is just turning eighteen and hasn't graduated from high school yet. Ryder meets Aria when she's filling in for her sister, April. Ryder has no idea how old she is only that he wants one night with her.
When Ryder sees Aria on her birthday things heat up and start changing fast. He can't under the attract
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well hello J.A. Huss!! I thought after Pretty Thing (which made me cry), that Sweet Thing would be.....well sweet. It WAS sweet....but in a totally different way than I expected. If you think you are getting a sweet romance, you have another think coming. Totally Taboo, totally hot, totally steamy and totally my kind of read. Ryker has a few years on Aria, but he likes the young ones...this situation has the ability to go completely sideways and it really does but as always, JA has the ability t ...more
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Sweet Thing was a quick read with a fast paced plot. An insta sort of love with a older man (35) and a younger woman (just turned 18).
Aria is taking over her sister's condo while she is on spring break when she runs into the hot drummer, Ryker. Not only is he a former drummer using a co-op space to play his drums, but he is a successful business man that just so happens to be in business with Aria's father. Seriously, this seems doomed from the get go. But you never know.....
This story was just
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh this was a sweet read. I swooned just a little, then I hugged my teenager and let her know when she goes off to college and comes home with a whole ass grown man I would kill her. Lol.

This book was mid length, too the point, filled with sexy times. It just all worked together and I enjoyed reading it. Try it.
Meow Meow
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hot damn. I love a good older man/barely legal girl book and This Is It. Aria is all sweet and innocent with a side of naughty and Ryker is all business during the day and sweaty tattooed bad boy at night. This fun dirty read has a tender side too. What more could you ask for!!
Stephanie Ditmore
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. Holy hotness! This book was off the charts smoldering hot and deliciously sexy in every way. What possibly could a 35-year-old man have in common with a 17-year-old, just days away from being 18? When Ryker meets Aria, she tells him a little fib as to her age, but he’s had a taste and now he wants more, even though she’s 17 years younger than him. Aria is sweet, gorgeous, smart and desirable and she doesn’t even realize it and when Ryk ...more
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2019-books
I am totally enjoying these dirty little treats from J.A. Huss with Sweet Thing the latest to titillate me in the very best way! We have one very sexy, tattooed businessman in the 35 year-old Ryker North and the innocent, freshly 18 year-old sweet thing that is Aria Amherst. There is an immediate heat between them right from the start and it's one wild ride going forward. Although Ryker starts off as a bit of a pompous arse with a penchant for young women, Aria's sweetness changes him quickly, w ...more
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Sweet Thing was not sugar and spice and everything nice. No. Uh uh. Nope. It was sugar and spicy and everything naughty.
I mean we’re talking about Ryker, a 35 yo businessman who meets 17 yo Aria (shy of 18 by 2 days but who’s counting, she’s young) and still in high school to boot.

Ryker has a penchant for young women and by young women I mean women in their early 20s, not teenage girls. At first he freaks when he finds out her age...for about a five minutes, lol, but then he pursues, I
Ginelle Blanch
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh, taboo book...If ya love them, this one is for you! What makes it taboo took me a bit to get past but, once I did I realized the story was well thought out, well played, and well written!

These two characters are a world apart in all things. It was fun watching how the author worked the relationship. It took a lot of learning, a lot of trust, and a lot of patience and understanding. If anything, Ryker took me totally by surprise! Even Aria surprised me with her capacity for learning and being
May 14, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modern-romance
Can i just say I've always been a JA Huss fan, so it saddens me to give this such a lowly review. Always drawn to the older man-younger girl storyline, there's only one book that successfully did it for me and it's not Sweet Thing. I actually put this away and didn't want to continue, but decided (being a Huss book) i should be respectful, give it a second chance and see it all the way through. Truth is, I didn't like the MC, sha raked my every nerve. Yes, i know she's a little girl, but she's a ...more
Susie Price
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG...Ya Gotta Grab this one! Ryker is def my newest hottest BBF! Just how do you do this to me Julie?

It is no surprise, I Love J.A. Huss! She never disappoints me...but this book oh this book!
Its way different from her more usual style of dark sexy romance with the mysterious kick you in the gut with the whole what the hell just happened? Nope this one has that barely taboo touch and its so very HOT!!! RYKER, I couldn't get enough of, I need more so much more. I couldn't put it down from star
Wendy LeGrand
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
J.A. Huss brings the heat with a very sexy, hot older man, sweet young girl forbidden romance that is sure to leave readers hot and bothered.

Ryker North is a 35 year old former drummer/real estate developer with a penchant for younger women. Aria Amherst is a high school senior who is getting to play grownup for a month and house-sit for her older sister. When these two meet for the first time, the attraction is instant and smoldering and forbidden and too hard to resist.

These two together come
~lil maso~
Apr 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
One of my fav tropes (May/December Romance) + one of the best authors = epicness!

Aria (17 yrs) is so eager to grow up and be an adult, that when she gets the chance to cat sit for her sister and fill in for her, she jumps at it. Thinking she is ready, she dresses up and steps into her sister's shoes . . . and right into Ryker's hands.

Real Estate developer and drummer Ryker (35 yrs) with a darker past, has big plans and getting into the Co-Op space would help him out dramatically but one look a
Melanie Marnell
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Taboo? Maybe

Sweet Thing is a quirky May-December romance....really early May and late, late December! Innocence, seduction, recriminations, first time experiences, flaunting societal conventions, and lusty taboos are all explored in this entertaining read.  

Ryker North has a penchant for sweet young things. Aria Amherst is definitely sweet and barely legal. When Aria turns the tables on Ryker by blowing him off, she sets him back on his heels and has him scrambling. Thus begins a relationship th
Stephanie Villere
Naughty is right!

This is :Sweet Thing, book 2 of Naughty Things series written by JA Huss. Ariel is almost 18 and ready to live her life the way she chooses. It just so happens that who she wants is Ryker North, the hot AF new business partner of her Dad. Yep. That’s right. Ryker North likes the girls to be young but is Arie too far for even him? This book is hot and dirty and I enjoyed reading it!
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
Sweet thing blew my socks off! It was definitely sweet, but it was also scorching hot, and a little taboo ;)
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ja Huss didn't disappoint with this Older man/younger woman taboo treat. So steamy and I loved how complete this book was. I can't wait for Wild Thing now!
May 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: zz-2019-read
Meh. This one was just okay for me.
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This sweet geeky girl is no pushover...

I just love how Aria develops through this story and playboy businessman Ryker proves to have so much depth of character. Their falling love story is one HOT read but also has substance and feels realistic. Age doesn’t matter when you find someone who completes you. Love, love, love this sweet sexy tale.
Tami czenkus
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think one of my weaknesses is the Older man, Younger woman taboo... J.A Huss teases right on the edge of legal with Sweet Thing and I loved every minute of it!
Aria has a great life but she yearns for the freedom her sister possesses and she gets her chance when her sister needs her to house sit for her, but Aria never intended to run into Ryker...
Ryker has huge goals for his future and starting a relationship isn't one of them!! Then one look at Aria seals bot if their fates.....
J.A Huss i
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story of Ryker and Aria takes the age gap romance for a well paced spin, Huss style. (I didn't have to look too far for an age gap real life romance - my grandparents were 15 years age difference/met at a dance and the rest was history.) There's a whole lotta heart wrapped around the magnetic chemistry of Aria and Ryker, and it made for a sweet read.
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sexy-romance
The book is as the title says, sweet. It’s a beautiful sweet read and the characters are wonderfully developed. J A Huss has become my favourite author, her books are entertaining and beautifully written.
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Original Review @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

What a sweet read this was! I’m used to Huss and her mind bending, reads, but this one was just so darn cute even though it had a touch of taboo mixed through it. There was a huge age difference between the characters, and when I first met Aria, she was only 17. Even though it felt a little wrong for these two to hook up, I secretly wanted them to!

Aria was a quiet girl who lived under the shadow of her sister. She was daddy’s little girl and always did the
Crystal Wilke
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Older man & younger girl, age ain't nothing but a number. Ryker is going to have fight harder to prove himself. Aria might be young but you'll see her mature. Ryker and Aria will make you all hot and bothered. Are you ready to get lost in Sweet Thing? ...more
Nightbird Novels
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Aria Amherst is ready for a little taste of freedom.... and house sitting her sister's apartment in the city for two weeks is her perfect opportunity. With her 18th birthday coming in two days, Aria is ready to finally experience some of the grown up things she has been missing out on in her sheltered life...

Ryker North is a successful developer who is drawn to younger women, but Aria is REALLY young. He knows he should stay away, but he can’t stop thinking about the sweet, innocent girl who loo
Amy Dickinson
May 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
“You’re a sweet little thing, Aria. A very sweet thing.”

Coming off of JA Huss’s book, Pretty Thing, I suppose I was expecting a more angsty, deep story. I am not saying that Sweet Thing doesn’t have its angsty moments, but this book is, instead, incredibly, incredibly sexy.


Ryker and Aria are very, very different. Aria begins the story as a 17 year old graduating high school student, who turns 18 several days into the story. Ryker is a developer, a thirty-something businessman/drummer. T
Nina DuBois
Sweet Thing was so damn hot. This may be my favorite take on the older man/younger girl romance. It was the perfect mix of sweet and dirty.

I loved Aria's innocence. It was endearing and made every new thing she experienced with Ryker sweet. She is a shy girl, but through that shyness and hesitation, she still displayed a confidence around him. She faced new things head on and I loved that. It was great seeing how it sometimes took Ryker by surprise and made him even more enamored by her.

I'm not
Karen Shrock-jones
Very educational!

A little weird but not really. A change in time and circumstance and the book would be darkly taboo.

Ten or fifteen years ago I volunteered to serve on a grand jury. We heard a variety of criminal cases, but the ones that got the most intense discussion amongst us were the ones involving children and especially alleged sexual abuse.

There were several women on the panel with a personal history of childhood molestation. When it came to alleged sexual abuse cases, these women offere
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Sweet Thing by J.A. Huss is an extra-spicy, sweet romantic novella.  The story features Aria, a just-turned eighteen year old on spring break, and Ryker, a thirty-five year old real estate developer.

The story set up is fun and the plot is well-paced.  As readers can expect with a J.A. Huss novel, the writing quality is excellent.  Ms. Huss' talent allows her to seamlessly transition between genres as evidenced by her recent sweet romance stories. Even though this is a sweet romance, there is qui
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