Title: Sweet Girl
Series: The Sweetest Thing #2
Author: Sierra Hill
Genre: New Adult/College Sports
Published: October 18, 2016
I’ve always lived in the shadows of my athletic older brother and my charismatic twin sister. And that’s okay by me. I don’t mind being known as the shy wallflower. The gawky geek. The sweet, virginal girl. Well, that’s one label I’ve been trying to shed since starting my freshman year in college this year. The thing is, no one’s ever looked twice at me.
Until I met Van Gerard.
He notices me. He looks at me and seems to like what he sees. He understands and listens to me. He’s become a great friend. The problem is, I don’t want him as a friend.
I want more.
But my brother – along with a state line between us, and oh yeah, Van’s long-time girlfriend – are just a few complications getting in the way of what I want.
I thought my senior year in college would be the best time of my life. I’m a starter on a Pac-12 basketball team, set to graduate with a degree in Finance. I have a girlfriend whom I’d planned to start a future with. I thought my life was already mapped out.
But then the bottom dropped out with a confession I never expected to hear, from the girl I thought I knew.
I thought wrong.
Luckily for me, Kylah Griffin was there to break my fall. She’s the best thing this year has given me. She’s helped me through a devastating blow that could have sent me reeling.
I know she wants more, but I’m not sure I can give it. Now that I’ve been burned, I don’t think I can go there again. Kylah’s not a hook-up, and she’s definitely not a rebound. She’s a sweet girl who deserves more than to be friend-zoned.
If only things weren’t so complicated.
Sweet girl was an extremely sweet read that was about two people who became friends and soon became something more. I enjoy the way that the characters first became friends before they started a relationship because it showed the connection that the two characters clearly had. I enjoyed the way that the book really showed the emotions and struggles that both characters were experiencing in their lives.
The main character Van was a really nice guy that was very respectful towards the other main character Kylah. Van had his struggles within the book over breaking up with his high school girlfriend and when he realised he had feelings for Kylah. However, I liked the way that despite these feelings he still remained friends with Kylah. There was a time were I did yell at the book for Van being a jerk towards Kylah, but it warmed my heart at the way he made it up to her.
Kylah was a sweet character despite not liking being called sweet, she really was a sweet and kind person who was there for Van during his heartbreak of breaking up with his girlfriend. She really cared about everyone and I felt I connected with the character a lot. The way the author wrote the characters point of view showed the struggles that she has with her feelings with Van. It showed within the story how Kylah had proper feelings for Van and it was sweet to see them develop further.
Sweet girl was about Kylah a twin that always been placed in the shadows because of her outgoing twin and sport champion brother. She is always seen as a sweet girl and wanted to escape being seen as that. She feels an immediate connection to her brother friend Van, the problem is he already has a girlfriend. Sweet girls sees the relationship between Van and Kylah form in a sweet way.
Overall I thought this was a sweet read that I enjoyed very much. I liked the way that the book was written from both characters points of view because readers were able to see the struggles that both characters have throughout the story.
Since writing and publishing her first book in 2014, Sierra Hill has found her creative passion in writing about the fictional characters that live in her brain, who are constantly shouting for their own love stories to be told.
Sierra frequently indulges in what some might consider to be an unhealthy dose of reading, dark chocolate candy, and way too much coffee. She hates cold weather, and frequently finds herself traveling around the country to see her favorite live musicians in concert.
Sierra resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of twenty years and her long-haired, German Shepherd. She is currently working on her next book.