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Talk Sweetly to Me ❰PDF❯ ❤ Talk Sweetly to Me Author Courtney Milan – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way She s a shy, mathematically minded shopkeeper s daughter who dreams of the stars Women like her only ever come to attention through s Nobody knows who Miss Rose Sweetly is, and she prefers it that way She s a shy, mathematically Talk Sweetly Epub / minded shopkeeper s daughter who dreams of the stars Women like her only ever come to attention through scandal She ll take obscurity, thank you very muchAll of England knows who Stephen Shaughnessy is He s an infamous advice columnist and a known rake When he moves into the house next door to Rose, she discovers that he s also wickedly funny, devilishly flirtatious, and heart stoppingly handsome But when he takes an interest in her mathematical work, she realizes that Mr Shaughnessy isn t just a scandal waiting to happen He s waiting to happen to herand if she s not careful, she ll give in to certain ruination.


About the Author: Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan s books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist She is a New York Talk Sweetly Epub / Times and a USA Today Bestseller and a RITA winnerCourtney lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, an exceptionally perfect dog, and an attack catBefore she started writing historical romance, Courtney got a graduate degree in theoretical physical chemistry from UC Berkeley After that, just to shake things up, she went to law school at the University of Michigan and graduated summa cum laude Then she did a handful of clerkships with some really important people who are way too dignified to be named here She was a law professor for a while She now writes full timeIf you want to know when Courtney s next book will come out, please visit her website at where you can sign up to receive an email when she has her next release.



10 thoughts on “Talk Sweetly to Me

  1. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestRose Sweetly is a brilliant, scientific mind whose efforts go mostly unrecognized because she is a a woman and b black Most people roll their eyes a little once she starts to talk Sweetly a.k.a go on a major geeky bender , but not Stephen Shaughnessy.Stephen is the columnist Actual Man for women who want to ask men questions and have an actual man respond He s also a bit of a rogue and a rake, though not a rapacious one The Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterestRose Sweetly is a brilliant, scientific mind whose efforts go mostly unrecognized because she is a a woman and b black Most people roll their eyes a little once she starts to talk Sweetly a.k.a go on a major geeky bender , but not Stephen Shaughnessy.Stephen is the columnist Actual Man for women who want to ask men questions and have an actual man respond He s also a bit of a rogue and a rake, though not a rapacious one The fact that he s so charming and so forbidden causes Rose no shortage of concern especially now that he seems to have taken it upon himself to court her in a bizarre fashion by soliciting her for mathematical tutoring.It was so great to see a nerdy heroine who actually walked the walk Rose is such a nerd The nerdy jokes and scientific banter in TALK SWEETLY TO ME were great I could relate so hard to being interested in something that makes most people roll their eyes and say, Oh, there she goes again In my case, it s books Milan hit the nail on the head there.Like all of Milan s heroes that I ve encountered so far, Stephen is a delightful beta hero Very sweet and attentive, despite an active sexual history There are only one or two sexual encounters between them, and they were well written, albeit abridged and a little tepid Stephen was a little bland for my likingI think I liked Robert in THE DUCHESS WARbecause we gottime to explore his character, and he had a moody backstory and a bit of an edge, which is always exciting in a hero Still, nobody writes beta heroes like Milan I didn t even think that I liked them until I read Milan.That said, TALK SWEETLY TO ME is probably my least favorite Milan book I read HER EVERY WISH, a novella in her Worth series, does a much better job of giving backstory and providing steam in a short amount of time But don t be alarmed saying that this is my least favorite Milan book is a little bit like saying, This is my least favorite glitter Glitter is always going to be sparkly and fun, so even if it s your least favorite glitter, the fact that it is glitter means that, by nature, it s always going to be at least somewhat amazing By the way, for some interesting images, do a Google search of ugly glitter I enjoyed reading TALK SWEETLY TO ME I m not sure I d read it again, but it was a charming bit of fluff that brightened my day with its sparkle and its charm Whatcan you ask of glitter 3 stars


  2. Kate Kate says:

    WARNING This review is nitpicky, cantankerous, and possibly even querulous Proceed at your own risk.I had high hopes for Talk Sweetly To Me, but today they were dashed dashed I say against the unforgiving shores of reality Here in no particular order I present my grievances 1 Sloppy editing Stephen s name is have you guessed it Stephen, yet at one point the author refers to him as Patrick At another point Rose marvels You ve mounted an entire theodolite telescope mounted in the windo WARNING This review is nitpicky, cantankerous, and possibly even querulous Proceed at your own risk.I had high hopes for Talk Sweetly To Me, but today they were dashed dashed I say against the unforgiving shores of reality Here in no particular order I present my grievances 1 Sloppy editing Stephen s name is have you guessed it Stephen, yet at one point the author refers to him as Patrick At another point Rose marvels You ve mounted an entire theodolite telescope mounted in the window But Rose, tell us is it mounted 2 The cover Rose Sweetly is a black woman Why has she been white washed for the cover Someone casually browsingwould have no idea on seeing that picture that it s meant to depict a heroine of color, and that is a disappointment.3 The plot Originally there was going to be a Shop Around the Corner style plot with Rose and Stephen corresponding and simultaneously falling in love, which I was very much looking forward to, and which apparently got edited out What s left is pretty flimsy, sadly Their love felt too instant for me, and honestly, I m not convinced Stephen is smart enough for Rose.4 Finally I think it s really great and exciting that CM has written a historical romance with a person of color as a lead character, and I hope that this novella is successful and inspires other romance authors to write non white heroes and heroines With that being said, I could ve done with a couple fewer references to Rose s dark and frizzy, agh hair, dark eyes, dark skin I don t feel that I have a good picture of what Rose looks like, other than dark, because that s CM s go to adjective for her It comes across almost as if CM is periodically reminding us that Rose is not caucasian Official nitpicker s gradeVISION A EXECUTION C


  3. UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish says:

    Without fail, Courtney Milan gives me stories I can get lost in and amazing characters I can fall in love with Talk Sweetly to Me is a charming, romantic, passionate tale of two people who could be poster children for opposites attract A full review may come later, but the bottom line is that historical romance fans will love Ms Milan s writing, and those who are not fans of the genre should give her a try anyway and prepare to be wow d


  4. Ingie Ingie says:

    Written December 28, 20143.8 Stars Charming with several important topicsBook 4.5This was the last part in the amazing well done Brother Sinister series A quite short novella 3 50 hrs I buddyread me listeningshe reading together with my Milan friend Sofia A lot of happy rosesA worthy conclusion to a fantastic HR series So very well done and romantic as ever I m merely making you comfortable with the notion of failure, she told him, looking down When it comes to me, yo Written December 28, 20143.8 Stars Charming with several important topicsBook 4.5This was the last part in the amazing well done Brother Sinister series A quite short novella 3 50 hrs I buddyread me listeningshe reading together with my Milan friend Sofia A lot of happy rosesA worthy conclusion to a fantastic HR series So very well done and romantic as ever I m merely making you comfortable with the notion of failure, she told him, looking down When it comes to me, you should expect to fail Often He set his chin on his hands I d rather fail at you than succeed at anyone else Highly recommended audiobooks, too Narrated as always by Rosalyn Landor in a remarkable like outstanding good way Greenwich 1882 The nearby docks brought visitors from around the world lascars from India, midshipmen from the West Indies, swarthy sailors from Portugal and yes, a goodly number of Irish toiling on ships and in warehouses This is the sweet love tale about Miss Rose Sweetly, a shy, mathematically minded, of African descent, shopkeeper s daughter Her love to soon be is her, or actually her pregnant married sisters, new neighbor Stephen Shaughnessy An infamous advice columnist and a man well known as a women s rake Your computer Stephen asked with studied nonchalance This was what he d hoped for, after all What s that Precisely what it sounds like a person who computes Absolutely necessary for those of us engaged in any sort of dynamics All those calculations come to a dreadful mess if I had to do them all myself, I d have no time to think of anything And yes, my computer is a woman So Rose get the assignment to try to teach this writer Stephen some little basic about math with a protective lady chaperon of course. and Rose s favorite subject astronomy Then soon is that very unique day December 6, 1882 when the Planet Venus will intervene between Earth and the sun Obviously our heroine Rose dreams of seeing this in a space telescope, but this wasn t the time when young black women s desires were satisfied in the first place An 1882 photo view spoiler hide spoiler If there wasn t gentleman like romances princes course The seventh part in the Brother Sinister series by Courtney Milan Amazing good view spoiler 0.5 The Governess Affair 4.5 London 1835, Serena Barton Hugo Marshall the wolf 1.0 The Duchess War 4.5 Leicester 1863, Minnie Wilhelmina Pursling Minerva Lane Robert Alan Graydon Blaisdell, the ninth Duke of Clermont 1.5 A Kiss For Midwinter 4.0 Leicester 1863, Lydia Charingford Doctor Jonas Grantham 2.0 The Heiress Effect 4.8 Cambridge 1867, Jane Fairfield Oliver Marshall 3.0 The Countess Conspiracy 4.5 Cambridge 1867, Violet Waterfield Countess of Cambury Sebastian Malheur 4.0 The Suffragette Scandal 4.6 Cambridgeshire 1877, Frederica Free Marshall Edward Clark Delacey, the Viscount of Claridge 4.5 Talk Sweetly to Me 3.8 Greenwich 1882, Rose Sweetly Stephen Shaughnessy hide spoiler Having you watch me calculate is like He paused, searching for an appropriate analogy It s like having Beethoven attend a child s first recital on the pianoforte She gave a little snort behind him I shouldn t think so There are a few salient differences True Beethoven isn t female Beethoven isn t lovely You re fardisconcerting I m just a huge Milan fanThis was entertaining and as always in Ms Milan s romances filled with important political women s rights messages In this part som diversity with a dark skinned heroine as well A shrewd, smart, clever and very intelligent heroine and a charming good hearted hero Yeah I enjoyed and it is with sadness that I listened to the last page of this wonderful HR series There will undoubtedly be manybook selections from me by this author Absolutely Courtney Milan historicals always catches my attention and makes me love these unique characters Farewell I LIKE as I said a worthy last novella thanks The Brother Sinister series by Courtney Milan Four novels and three novellas view spoiler hide spoiler


  5. KatLynne KatLynne says:

    Milan s ingenious recipe for a charming, short readAn African American woman the very clever and gifted Rose SweetlyA scrumptiously delicious Irish, Catholic male Mr Stephen Shaughnessy Toss inMathematics, astronomy, humor, seduction, and a few surprises along the way.And, of course, the main ingredientThe very talented pen of Courtney MilanThe ResultsAn appealing, engaging love story featuring two very lovable characters resulting in a sweet, fun romance.


  6. Caz Caz says:

    This is a short and sweet sorry coda to Ms Milan s superb Brothers Sinister series which features the rakishly charming Stephen Shaughnessy, one of the secondary characters from The Suffragette Scandal and author of the controversial Ask A Man column in the Women s Free Press.As with all the books in the series, the novella packs a serious political message in amongst the wonderful writing and the love story Here, we have an Irishman with feminist sympathies and a young Black woman who h This is a short and sweet sorry coda to Ms Milan s superb Brothers Sinister series which features the rakishly charming Stephen Shaughnessy, one of the secondary characters from The Suffragette Scandal and author of the controversial Ask A Man column in the Women s Free Press.As with all the books in the series, the novella packs a serious political message in amongst the wonderful writing and the love story Here, we have an Irishman with feminist sympathies and a young Black woman who happens to be a mathematical genius, and Ms Milan doesn t make light of the sort of problems and the prejudice they encounter individually and are likely to encounter as a couple in England in 1888.It s a quick read and I enjoyed it, but it lacked the romantic and character development that I ve become accustomed to finding in all Ms Milan s work not just in her full length novels Stephen and Rose Sweetly are already enamoured of each other at the beginning of the story, though neither is aware of it, and the story isto do with Rose needing to allow herself to believe in Stephen s love for her and then to decide to face rather than hide from the challenges that will befall them.That said though, there is a thorough tenderness permeating the story, and Rose and Stephen are likeable characters who make a great couple.I m really sorry to see the Brothers Sinister series come to an end, but I m delighted to have this set of fabulous stories to go back to time and again


  7. Nakeesha Nakeesha says:

    Romance novels are an escape for me I turn the news off Tune out the kitchen table talk of girlfriends Bow out of the supper club nights of my social circle I plug in my earbuds on the commuter bus, shut the bedroom door to the kids, hideaway from all of the troubles of the world and get lost in books That s what romance novels are for in my world.Like many women of color romance readers, I ve lamented that there are too few historical romance novels featuring non white women Its kind of o Romance novels are an escape for me I turn the news off Tune out the kitchen table talk of girlfriends Bow out of the supper club nights of my social circle I plug in my earbuds on the commuter bus, shut the bedroom door to the kids, hideaway from all of the troubles of the world and get lost in books That s what romance novels are for in my world.Like many women of color romance readers, I ve lamented that there are too few historical romance novels featuring non white women Its kind of obvious why isn t it At least for me it is I run from social and racial issues and dive into romance books to escape I learned in The Heiress Effect that Courtney Milan will not always let me run and hide when she introduced an Indian hero to her Englishwoman heroine If she s not tackling race, she s tackling class like in Proof by Seduction If not class, then gender like in The Suffragette Scandal In Talk Sweetly to Me Milan multiplies all these issues together when she boldly introduces a middle class heroine of African descent to a radically heroic Englishman This book did not do its job It did not allow me to escape social, gender, and racial pressures It put them front and center in my face right alongside the love story I couldn t escape Milan was subtle in showing the indignities faced by her heroine, heavy handed in making you feel the prejudices deep in your gut, and perfectly paced in bringing the star crossed lovers to an HEA It broke me wide open because my heart pounded at the love story and my head raged against the obstacles which still exist today Milan brought all these issues into my happy place and she made me cry And now all I want to do is buy a plane ticket to Ireland to find me an Actual Man.ARC provided by Netgalley


  8. WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker says:

    3.5 starsCourtney Milan could make a priest reading the phonebook to a nun sound like sexual banter.or something like that You know what I mean, Milan knows how to use words between couples Was too short, I m aware it s a novella but I m a greedy obsessed fan.When does the next Milan book come out


  9. Marita Marita says:

    EDITED TO ADD REVIEW This was just as fun, heartwarming and sweet as I imagined it would be I mean it s inevitable when you pair a heroine who is so unashamedly a maths geek to those who care to listen to her anyway who has to live in a world that is, at best, indifferent to her as a black female mathematician, with a hero whose devil may care rakish sardonicism hides a world of hurt and a yearning for love buried so deep even he can t recognise it any.I loved Stephen well before TSTM, EDITED TO ADD REVIEW This was just as fun, heartwarming and sweet as I imagined it would be I mean it s inevitable when you pair a heroine who is so unashamedly a maths geek to those who care to listen to her anyway who has to live in a world that is, at best, indifferent to her as a black female mathematician, with a hero whose devil may care rakish sardonicism hides a world of hurt and a yearning for love buried so deep even he can t recognise it any.I loved Stephen well before TSTM, because, really, who could have read his columns and not fallen head over heels for his acerbic wit But I truly didn t anticipate how much I d love Rose and her brilliant way of putting people in their place using math I love all the fun she had messing with Stephen just because he had the audacity to corner her at her workplace I also loved that Stephen clearly couldn t get enough of her even when he couldn t admit the extent of his feelings to himself And his Grand Gesture was sweet as hell too What was even sweeter was all of Rose s inner monologue acknowledging all his potent charm but sticking to her guns nonetheless I loved that the unfortunate reality of her life and her childhood made her necessarily wary of letting people in, but that it didn t take her very much to realize that Stephen could be counted on to not let her down if he couldn t help her solve any problem she might need help solving, he sure as hell would be by her side to face it with her and with a joke or two to hand I just had the most sappy grin on my face the whole time Rose went through life undaunted by all her very grim struggles to be given equal consideration and respect regardless of the stigma attached to her race and gender, and did exactly what she wanted to do and did it amazingly well And Stephen, just like Edward in TSS, wasn t there to take over her life, but to make easier what parts of it he could, so she could be exactly who she was with his love and support.Courtney Milan has delivered another amazing story here None of her stories are cookie cutter by any stretch of the imagination, and onceshe has so effectively conveyed an extremely relevant issue here the rampant racism and sexism evident in Victorian London and the struggles women were going through to be considered equal to men not just as human beings but professionally as well I wish we could have revisited all the Brothers Sinister again but to be honest we did get to say goodbye to them in TSS so I m not overly disappointed I do know that Rose will have absolutely no problem fitting in with Minnie, Lydia, Jane, Violet and Free, and the rest of the men too A lovely and fitting end to the Brothers Sinister sniff , and man am I going to miss these truly spectacular characters I know CM says this series was groundbreaking for her because it helped her give up her day job and truly put her on the romance map, etc but I can t begin to convey how groundbreaking it has been for me as a romance reader Let me just say that in a world that overwhelmingly focuses on spectacular heroes, this series was the first on in my romance reading history where I waited eagerly for, and was rewarded with, spectacular heroine after spectacular heroine Yes, the men were amazing, but it was the heroines stories being told, and told so brilliantly For so long the fantasy in reading romance has been imagining the kind of hero you want to end up with CM was the first author who showed me that the true fantasy was, and should be, imagining the kind of heroine I want to be So thank you Courtney, and I will be eagerly waiting for your next series ____________________________________________________________________________________________________Three Courtney Milan releases in a year Only GIFs can truly encapsulate my squee y joy now We get this in 4 weeks And then we start the Worth saga by the end of this year EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKK It s almost too much to have hoped for after the utter brilliance of The Suffragette Scandal, but hell, if Courtney Milan wants to spoil us, who am I to complain DThe excerpt was delicious, and I am totally intrigued by Rose and I am totally relishing getting to seeof Stephen But mostly Rose, because she is the first black h I m reading in HR And she sounds amazing But I m so glad we finally get to read a non whitewashed version of historical Britain And there s no one I trust to get it brilliantly right like I trust Courtney Milan And while I m guessing the Worth saga will be unconnected to the Brothers Sinister or at best loosely connected , I like that the POC representation in this one will feel like a tie in lead in of sorts to the Worth saga Also, all of y all that enjoyed Stephen Shaughnessy s awe inspiringly hilarious brand of acerbic and bitingly sarcastic wit should go check out his Tumblr where he answersquestions in his Ask A Man columns Yes, it s even better than you re imagining Dhttp ask a man.tumblr.com


  10. Starr (AKA Bam Bam) Rivers Starr (AKA Bam Bam) Rivers says:

    I seem to like the novellas a lot better than the full length novels in this series This was a great book I like how CM finds unique very smart, or damaged or brave characters and bring them to life Rose Sweetly is an black woman who is also a genius mathematician Stephen Shanghessy is a white Irish Catholic man and a genius with the written word, I suppose, since he s a writer for a woman s newspaper column and a successful novelist They are both in their early twenties to boot.Stephen is I seem to like the novellas a lot better than the full length novels in this series This was a great book I like how CM finds unique very smart, or damaged or brave characters and bring them to life Rose Sweetly is an black woman who is also a genius mathematician Stephen Shanghessy is a white Irish Catholic man and a genius with the written word, I suppose, since he s a writer for a woman s newspaper column and a successful novelist They are both in their early twenties to boot.Stephen is one of those lady killers that I just can t hate The way he romances Rose is just so sweet and devoted I like how she puts him in his place but when he s proven his devotion, she s devoted right back.Highly recommend


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