Thursday, 6 August 2015

Sweet Nothing - Alison May

Is something always better than nothing? 
Ben Messina is a certified maths genius and romance sceptic. He and Trix met at university and have been quarreling and quibbling ever since, not least because of Ben’s decision to abandon their relationship in favour of … more maths! Can Trix forget past hurt and help Ben see a life beyond numbers, or is their long history in danger of ending in nothing? 

Charming and sensitive, Claudio Messina, is as different from his brother as it is possible to be and Trix’s best friend, Henrietta, cannot believe her luck when the Italian model of her dreams chooses her. But will Claudio and Henrietta’s pursuit for perfection end in a disaster that will see both of them starting from zero once again? 

My thoughts:
This was a re-telling of Much ado about nothing (I like that Branagh movie version btw.)

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 others? She had some obsessions of her own. You will see.

A nice re-telling. The story is there, but in a modern setting. There characters have their quirks, and a few flashbacks made me see why.

Conclusion:
Amusing with a dash of romance.

Cover
Too intense

Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: August 7th 2015 by Choc Lit (first published November 28th 2013)
Romantic fiction /womens fiction
For review

30 comments:

Unknown said...

Much Ado (Brannah's version is my favorit too) is one of my favs. I will have to put this on my maybe list!

Blogoratti said...

Seems fair enough, nice and honest review. Greetings!

Jenny said...

I don't think I've ever read a Much Ado About Nothing retelling, I'll have to check this out:)

Chris said...

That is some bad photoshopping on the cover - they're not looking at each other at all. Staring intensely at each others ears or over each others shoulders just doesn't work...

Blodeuedd said...

Yay.
That movie is so good!

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

Neither had I :)

Blodeuedd said...

I hear ya!

The Bookworm said...

This sounds like a fun one!

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

I love Branagh and Much Ado about Nothing! Need to rewatch that!! Sounds like a cute read.

Carole Rae said...

Eww I hate math....and people who do are weirdos. ;)

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I loved the movie too, this does sound fun

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

I loved the movie too, this does sound fun

Blodeuedd said...

I haven't watched it in ages

Blodeuedd said...

LOL

Blodeuedd said...

It was :)

Carol said...

Sounds like a fun read. I don't think I've seen the Branagh movie but it sounds like I should.

Anonymous said...

This is my first time seeing this book. I love retellings of classics! Thanks for the intro and review.

Mary @ BookSwarm said...

The Branagh version is definitely my favorite. Love that man.

Blodeuedd said...

You really should!

Blodeuedd said...

They can be so fun :D

Blodeuedd said...

He is great :)

Jen Twimom said...

I love how eclectic your book reading is!

Blodeuedd said...

For me it's the only way :D

Joyousreads said...

I don't think I've ever read a retelling of Much Ado. Sounds interesting!

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Molly Mortensen said...

I've never read/seen Much Ado. (Not sure if originally a play, a book, or what lol) But this sounds like it has the potential for good bicker/banter.

Molly Mortensen said...

I've never read/seen Much Ado. (Not sure if originally a play, a book, or what lol) But this sounds like it has the potential for good bicker/banter.

Blodeuedd said...

It's a play by Shakespeare

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