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Sweet Nothing Would you risk everything for love Independent straight talking Trix Allen wouldn t She s been in love once before and ended up with nothing Now safely single Trix is as far away from the saccharine

  • Title: Sweet Nothing
  • Author: Alison May
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  • Page: 386
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Would you risk everything for love Independent, straight talking Trix Allen wouldn t She s been in love once before and ended up with nothing Now safely single, Trix is as far away from the saccharine sweet world of hearts and flowers as it s possible to be Ben Messina is the man who broke Trix s heart Now he s successful the only thing rational Ben and free spiritedWould you risk everything for love Independent, straight talking Trix Allen wouldn t She s been in love once before and ended up with nothing Now safely single, Trix is as far away from the saccharine sweet world of hearts and flowers as it s possible to be Ben Messina is the man who broke Trix s heart Now he s successful the only thing rational Ben and free spirited Trix see eye to eye on is the fact that falling in love isn t part of the plan But when Ben s brother sets out to win the heart of Trix s best friend, romance is very much in the air Will Trix gamble everything on love and risk ending up with zero once again

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      Published :2019-01-03T02:17:44+00:00

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    1. I bought this book because I heard that it had a proper maths geek as the hero. I have a soft spot for a clever man. Also, I met Alison May through the RNA and she makes me laugh, so I figured her books might too.Trix is bright, capable and angry. Man, is she angry. The person that winds her up to this anger is Ben, aforementioned maths genius and social disaster. I love that Trix is strong, professional, clever andwell, normal (if angry). I like reading about women who don't make me despair for [...]

    2. Sweet Nothing is told from multiple viewpoints and the technique's used to good effect, adding both to the humour and the tension. The reader is occasionally allowed to peak back in time, to see the history of the characters, which definitely adds to the story, as motivations are revealed, bit by bit. I found the novel by turns laugh-out-loud funny and moving. Meanwhile the hero is pleasingly unconventional; I had no trouble at all believing in him!

    3. Much Adod much to love!Trix isn't in the market for love. Definitely not. Especially not with Ben Messina, the man who broke her heart at university years ago. But when Ben's brother Claudio falls in love with Trix's friend Henri, the two are thrown together as wedding plans get underway. A retelling of Shakespeare's Much Ado with a twist, this is a fabulous, character driven story that explores not just the twists and turns of love, but also the motives and drivers of people in love.I adore Muc [...]

    4. Beatrice and Benedick are the original bickering couple; two of the most original characters in the romance genre. It's hard to do an interesting re-telling featuring these characters while adding something new to their story. I believe Alison May has done exactly that with Ben and Trix. They're very different from Beatrice and Benedick, and yet the same in spirit. Both are a hoot for starters! Both have emotional depth but do not take themselves too seriously. Both do not bicker just for the sa [...]

    5. First reviewed at Keeper BookshelfI enjoy retellings of classics, plays and fairy tales – what’s not to love about putting a modern day spin on a well known and well loved tale. Sweet Nothing a retelling of the Bard’s Much Ado About Nothing is no exception to that standard of mine. First of all, a geek hero? Why yes, thank you very much! I’ll enjoy a geeky hero any day of the week. Unfortunately Trix doesn’t seem to agree with me.Trix and Ben had been in love, or so she had thought unt [...]

    6. A modern-retelling of 'Much Ado About Nothing', with a geeky Benedict? Yes, please!I loved Alison May's retelling of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and was excited to see how she approached this other well-known Shakespeare comedy. Needless to say, she nailed it. My favourite aspect of the original play was seeing how Benedict and Beatrice's relationship played out. Alison May went the extra mile with these characters. With flashbacks we see the start of Ben and Trix's relationship years before whe [...]

    7. 3.5 StarsI am convinced I never noticed the bit about this being a retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, when I originally bought this book. It is not one of Shakespeare's plays that I know anything about, and I can't work out whether this put me at an advantage or disadvantage as I started this book. At least I had no pre-conceptions as to the story, and was happy to go with the flow. We have best friends Trix and Henri, who work and live together. We also have brothers of Italian descent Ben an [...]

    8. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review**Sweet Nothing is author Alison May’s modern retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, a comedy of errors where two people that are meant to be together mistakenly break up and two other people who’ve hated each other for years finally rekindle their love.I can honestly say that, while I love Shakespeare and have read several of his plays, this isn’t one of them, so I can honestly say there’s no criticism towar [...]

    9. I'm coming from the perspective of someone who has NOT read the Shakespeare. ;)I had been wary to begin this book because I had noticed some of the chapters include things like "Ten Years Earlier." I don't normally do well with books that jump around the timeline, but this book does it so seamlessly that I don't get a bit lost.Ben is my favorite character from the book, and I wonder if that's normal. I'm a bit quirky, and I THINK the book is quirky, too, but maybe that's just because my perspect [...]

    10. I have to be honest, and admit that this is probably the first ChocLit book that I didn't adore. I found it difficult to like any of the characters, and they didn't really grow on me either. I liked Trix and I was ok with Claudio (he was hero material but just didn't pull it off), but I didn't like Ben and I found Henrietta really annoying (a bit of a wimp; she should have shouted and screamed!!!). That said, I see a number of reviews on have said that they loved the charactersd don't get me wr [...]

    11. if Sweet Nothings was a movie it would be a Richard Curtis comedy with Colin Firth in the lead, I can even see that reindeer jumper!i don’t usually give more than a four star to romances. Why? Because it’s very difficult to produce a plot or churn out characters that haven’t been churned out before – the rehashing of popular historical works has been done to death. One only has to look at the beloved works of Jane Austin to see that (Zombies indeed!)That said this does get the five stars [...]

    12. Much Ado is one of my favourite plays so I was a little apprehensive about reading this modern spin on it but I needn't have worried. Alison managed to keep true to the original whilst (like an X Factor contestant) making it her own.Told in first person present from the POV of four characters Trix, Ben, Henrietta and Claudio, Alison manages to weave a thoroughly modern comedy of errors. I particularly liked the way she handled the Henrietta/Hero storyline, always the least satisfying character/r [...]

    13. This is the second time I've read this and I enjoyed it just as much the second time! I am a great fan of Alison's Shakespeare themed books and, although I know less about Much Ado, I was still hooked from the start.If you know the story of Much Ado About Nothing - then you (more or less) know the story of Sweet Nothing.It is the story of two couples, Ben & Trix and Claudio & Henri. The background characters have a great deal of influence and indeed change the whole direction of the plot [...]

    14. This was a re-telling of Much ado about nothing (I like that Branagh movie version!)Trix, has sworn off men. They just break your heart. You can have a lot of fun without them.Ben is the math loving genius who broke her heart. Idiots! You are perfect for each other!If you know the story, then you know their friends will use trickery to get these two to see the light.Then there is lovely Henrietta who falls for Claudio. I did like how these two were portrayed. He was handsome, but did he think of [...]

    15. A light hearted rendering of Shakespeare's Much Ado with three different love stories entwined through the book. This is the story of maths genius Ben Messina and Trix, his one time, eminently sensible girlfriend. Ben's brother, the Italian stallion, Claudio has a swift and passionate affair with the naive and uncertain, Henrietta, and finally friend to all, Danny, has a long term on/off relationship with John. There are some very humorous moments in this story, particularly Ben and Trix's brush [...]

    16. I know this novel to be a modern take on Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' but, not knowing the plot behind the play, I found the book a little confusing. There is no doubt that this is clever little book with good characterisation and plenty of wit. I found the sparky relationship between Trix and Ben totally believable. Not so much the relationship between Henrietta and Claudio. To be honest, I found Henrietta irritating until she finally redeems herself at the end. As for Claudio, I saw [...]

    17. Fun Book!This is a fun book by Alison May. This is a retelling of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Trix Allen is an independent single woman. Ben Messina is the man who broke Trix’s heart. When Ben’s brother sets off to win Trix’s best friend, they ending up spending time together. They realize the attraction they use to feel is still very strong. If you are looking for a fun book that has a great funny romance then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading more bo [...]

    18. It was not bad, above average ,but not brilliant. I liked The banter between Ben and Trix. He was like an Alpha nerd. They were in denial but then got it together. All the sex happens behind the scenes. Not happy. I felt that Henrietta needed a separate story though as she had serious problems with OCD and low self esteem and her fella, who I had really liked, turned out to have commitment issues. hat he did to her was evil and I actually cried! But then she let him get away with it! There story [...]

    19. This was a fun read. My only complaint was that I wanted Claudio to get an earful from Henri. I also would really like to read a sequel where Henri went to therapy and figured a few things out.

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