A Sweet Mess

A Sweet Mess[PDF] ✩ A Sweet Mess Author Jayci Lee – Heartforum.co.uk Korean American author Jayci Lee delights with this delicious and light hearted romantic comedy that readers will devour and ask for Bake a chance on love Aubrey Choi loves living in her small town ne Korean American author Jayci Lee delights with this delicious and light hearted romantic comedy that readers will devour and ask for Bake a chance on love Aubrey Choi loves living in her small town nestled in the foothills of California, running her highly successful bakery away from the watch of her strict Korean parents When a cake mix up and a harsh review threaten all of her A Sweet MOBI :Ä hard work and her livelihood, she never thought the jaded food critic would turn out to be her one night stand And she sure as hell never thought she d see her gorgeous Korean unicorn again But when Landon Kim waltzes into her bakery trying to clean up the mess he had a huge hand in making, Aubrey is torn between throwing and hearing him outWhen she hears his plan to help save her business, Aubrey knows that spending three weeks in California wine country working with Landon is a sure recipe for disaster Her head is telling her to take the chance to save her bakery while her heart and her hormones are at war on whether to give him a second chance And it just so happens that Landon s meddling friends want them to spend those three weeks as close as possibleby sharing a villaWhen things start heating up, both in and out of the kitchen, Aubrey will have to make a choice to stick it out or risk her heart.

Jayci Lee writes poignant, sexy, and laugh out loud romance every free second she can scavenge She lives in sunny California with her tall dark and handsome husband, two amazing boys with boundless energy, and a fluffy rescue whose cuteness is a major distraction At times, she cannot accommodate real life because her brain is full of drool worthy heroes and badass heroines clamoring to come to A Sweet MOBI :Ä lifeBecause of all the books demanding to be written, Jayci writes full time now, and is semi retired from her fifteen year career as a defense litigator She loves food, wine, and travelling, and incidentally so do her characters Books have always helped her grow, dream, and heal, and she hopes her books will do the same for you.

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB review threaten all of her A Sweet MOBI :Ä hard work and her livelihood, she never thought the jaded food critic would turn out to be her one night stand And she sure as hell never thought she d see her gorgeous Korean unicorn again But when Landon Kim waltzes into her bakery trying to clean up the mess he had a huge hand in making, Aubrey is torn between throwing and hearing him outWhen she hears his plan to help save her business, Aubrey knows that spending three weeks in California wine country working with Landon is a sure recipe for disaster Her head is telling her to take the chance to save her bakery while her heart and her hormones are at war on whether to give him a second chance And it just so happens that Landon s meddling friends want them to spend those three weeks as close as possibleby sharing a villaWhen things start heating up, both in and out of the kitchen, Aubrey will have to make a choice to stick it out or risk her heart."/>
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • A Sweet Mess
  • Jayci Lee
  • English
  • 12 June 2018
  • 1250621100

10 thoughts on “A Sweet Mess

  1. Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    So much delicious food, wine tastings, mouth watering pastries, chemistry that can put an entire skyscraper into flames, an amazing Korean couple, one night stand enemies coworkers friends lovers story Yes, it seems like the best combination to jump in My fingers already started to get twitchy to give full five stars, as soon as I read the blurb and intrigued by this plot which is so much better than the last ultra cheesy Royale with cheese kind of Christmas movies hit the Netflix.A small d So much delicious food, wine tastings, mouth watering pastries, chemistry that can put an entire skyscraper into flames, an amazing Korean couple, one night stand enemies coworkers friends lovers story Yes, it seems like the best combination to jump in My fingers already started to get twitchy to give full five stars, as soon as I read the blurb and intrigued by this plot which is so much better than the last ultra cheesy Royale with cheese kind of Christmas movies hit the Netflix.A small detail Do publishers work with some illustrators for rom com books When I look at the covers of the rom coms I lately consumed, I feel like living a dejavu I ve seen this figure before kind of confusion Anyways let s get back to discuss this book But I have to admit this book gave me complex feelings from the beginning to the end At first Pastry chief Aubrey Choi saves the day and clears the mess her teenage assistant accidentally created by mixing the orders and serving a peanut butter, bubble gummed cake to a food blogger which was cooked for a sweet little girl s birthday She cooks another cake for the girl and she meets a charming guy at her best friend s bar, having a one night stand And surprise, surprise she finds out the guy she had pant meltingly incredible sex was the same guy, the evil, cocky food blogger who wrote a shitty review and ruins her business Well, I found this part a little problematic because how only one review destroys a local business forever and Landon Kim douchebag who is responsible to ruin sweet Aubrey s business reputation thinks the Aubrey had sex with her because she wanted a good review Yes The book started solid three stars for me But then Landon understands his mistake and offers her a Godfather ish offer she cannot refuse Nope, he didn t send her horse head to show his determination and asks her to be guest star of a famous TV show and share some her recipes for damage control This means a trip to wine country for three weeks, tasting gallons of wines YES I ACCEPT I ACCEPT I ACCEPT Oh sorry, nobody asked my opinion, hero just asked it to heroine, dammit Anyways I cannot cook and if I became a guest star of cooking show, it turned into forensics crime scene with my culinary skills So thankfully Aubrey also says yes and throughout their three weeks agreement, we see how their chemistry grows and how they feel for each other Those parts changed my mind and I decided to give 5 stars Because it was hot, sexy, romantic, sweet, swoony, tasty and of course a little bit nasty And then as every rom coms THE ANGST PARTS knocked the door I wished the author never opens that door to that frustrating angst parts because the reason this lovely couple s breakup didn t work for me I found those parts as soap opera meets daytime TV melodramas kind of unnecessarily exaggerated and dramatic And my stars start to move between two to three At least ending gave me too many awwwww, ohhhhh moments and sighs So I summed stars and averaged them which resulted as 3.6666666 Oh yes, I m obsessed with numbers and I thought there so many things I liked about this book The characters back stories, romanticism, witty dialogues, daddy issues, lovely mothers, great wines, greet foods, yummy pastries so I decided to round up my stars to shiny four.I love Korean culture, including TV series Good Doctor is also Korean show adapted to US TV , BBQ restaurants once a week I found myself to eat meat till I pass out , traditions, family values, movies If you don t watch Parasites , probable best foreign movie Oscar winner, go and see it so it s impossible for me not to easily connect with characters and resonate with their family stories, their different perspective, importance of traditional values Overall I enjoyed it Period.Special thanks to NetGalley and St Martin s Griffin to share this enjoyable ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review

  2. Cristina | CristiinaReads says:

    FULL REVIEW COMING SOONSUPER EXCITED FOR THIS BEAUTY My hands have been itching to read it and I am ready to dive right inARC kindly provided by SMP, in exchange for an honest review coming closer to the release dateFollow Me On Instagram Twitter FULL REVIEW COMING SOONSUPER EXCITED FOR THIS BEAUTY My hands have been itching to read it and I am ready to dive right inARC kindly provided by SMP, in exchange for an honest review coming closer to the release dateFollow Me On Instagram Twitter

  3. Brooke — brooklynnnnereads says:

    This was such a cute romance that was full of all of the angst and drama while still remaining funny If you are a fan of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang or The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, I d highly recommend checking this one out as well It was a fun read and surprisingly, I still really enjoyed it when my least favourite trope was introduced no spoilers, don t worry At its core, it was a fun romantic comedy that had everything a romance lover would want in a story I m looking for This was such a cute romance that was full of all of the angst and drama while still remaining funny If you are a fan of The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang or The Hating Game by Sally Thorne, I d highly recommend checking this one out as well It was a fun read and surprisingly, I still really enjoyed it when my least favourite trope was introduced no spoilers, don t worry At its core, it was a fun romantic comedy that had everything a romance lover would want in a story I m looking forward to readingfrom this author in the future Thank you to the author Jayci Lee and publisher St Martin s Griffin for sending me this ARC in exchange for an honest review

  4. Claire Robinson says:

    5 You re worth every risk Stars I love discovering a new author and Jayci Lee has added herself straight to my auto buy list with A Sweet Mess. Great story, likeable characters, beautiful locations and an easy to read writing style I read Aubrey and Landon s story in a day As farfetched as it sounded, they had met by pure chance A food critic and a baker It was fucking serendipityA little bit of forbidden to the romance aspect, and with a storyline built around food and cooking, I w 5 You re worth every risk Stars I love discovering a new author and Jayci Lee has added herself straight to my auto buy list with A Sweet Mess. Great story, likeable characters, beautiful locations and an easy to read writing style I read Aubrey and Landon s story in a day As farfetched as it sounded, they had met by pure chance A food critic and a baker It was fucking serendipityA little bit of forbidden to the romance aspect, and with a storyline built around food and cooking, I was hooked I cannot recommend this book highly enough, the drama and angst is nicely balanced and doesn t weigh down the book either, and I loved it from start to finish.ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review

  5. Alaina says:

    I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. A Sweet Mess was a cute little romcom kind of book Definitely needed to switch things up genre wise and I feel like I zoomed through this one In it, you will meet Aubrey and Landon She is a pastry chef and has her own bakery She just loves everything that has to deal with baking and making her customers happy Until the day that Landon walks into her life.Honestly, it was kind of funny on what happened before they met b I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. A Sweet Mess was a cute little romcom kind of book Definitely needed to switch things up genre wise and I feel like I zoomed through this one In it, you will meet Aubrey and Landon She is a pastry chef and has her own bakery She just loves everything that has to deal with baking and making her customers happy Until the day that Landon walks into her life.Honestly, it was kind of funny on what happened before they met but once they did sparks flew Of course, these two had their fair share of drama as well It kind of reminded me of Crazy Rich Asians is a way Or even any sort of romcom on hallmark or lifetime channel I could also see it being a movie as well and I would definitely watch it just to laugh at the funny scenes.The only thing I loved, and super jealous of, is her freaking visit to the wine country UGH, a three week dream vacation for me. and she got to go Other than that, I really enjoyed this book and this couple It was very cute and something that I just needed without knowing it

  6. Chris C - A Midlife Wife says:

    Totally enjoyed this book It was just so romantic all the way through well, except for the bumpy road This book was a wonderful twist on a classic romance Starring a baker who is enjoying some amazing business growth, she meets a guy who she immediately falls for Sparks are Flying It s a wonderful beautiful connection even though it was just one night.But then things become real and her business grinds to a screeching slow down The worst thing is it s because of him A Totally enjoyed this book It was just so romantic all the way through well, except for the bumpy road This book was a wonderful twist on a classic romance Starring a baker who is enjoying some amazing business growth, she meets a guy who she immediately falls for Sparks are Flying It s a wonderful beautiful connection even though it was just one night.But then things become real and her business grinds to a screeching slow down The worst thing is it s because of him And when she finds out she has the ability to get some money to get her business back on track, it also involves him And what a sweet mess it is The one thing that struck me about this story is not only are the characters real and humorous, but their connection is literally on fire The story is one long foreplay session.Filled with romantic and sensual heat, these two can fire up your kindle The author writes, with intense passion, a story that will capture your attention and light up your soul.With typical ups and downs, these two weather many storms, but they are true to their feelings and the happily ever after is sweet and just so romantic.A delightful story you will fall in love with I can t wait forfrom Lee copy received for review considerationFull Review

  7. Jules ✨ says:

    Thank you Netgalley, St Martin s Griffin and St Martin s Press for the ARC.I read a book by Jayci Lee back in January February I think And I absolutely loved it It was so beautiful and refreshing seeing an asian couple on a book cover And the story was compelling, sexy and definitely up my alley So of course I had to request this title.It worked. but also not.1 I m very not happy about this cover, it definitely hides the ethnicity of the characters which are korean and from this cove Thank you Netgalley, St Martin s Griffin and St Martin s Press for the ARC.I read a book by Jayci Lee back in January February I think And I absolutely loved it It was so beautiful and refreshing seeing an asian couple on a book cover And the story was compelling, sexy and definitely up my alley So of course I had to request this title.It worked. but also not.1 I m very not happy about this cover, it definitely hides the ethnicity of the characters which are korean and from this cover you can t really see it I don t agree with the publisher s choice for this one and I m a bit disappointed and sad about this.2 The beginning of this book was absolutely incredible, i loved their chemistry and banter was really funny and sweet Their built up was well done and the writing was as beautiful as I remembered I really did like it until probably 70% in so this is why it s a 3 stars and not a 2.3 now to my issue I don t mind miscommunication most of the time in romances, which is an unpopular opinion, but let me just say as a person with issue with communicating my feelings I get it.But here it literally made me exhausted It was just stupid I don t get it why this choice was made My rating dropped like a meteorite after this.The ending was cute but I couldn t get over my feelings for that particular scene, so the book went from great to average

  8. Melanie (mells_view) says:

    A Sweet Mess is an emotional, sweet, steamy, and obviously funny romantic comedy The main characters Aubrey and Landon have serious chemistry and the author, Jayci Lee, does a great job translating that chemistry on page The steam level in this one is high, but it alsoof a fade out read when it comes to thedetailed intimate aspects This story is written in third person point of view, and that is honestly my only complaint I personally can not connect as well with the characters w A Sweet Mess is an emotional, sweet, steamy, and obviously funny romantic comedy The main characters Aubrey and Landon have serious chemistry and the author, Jayci Lee, does a great job translating that chemistry on page The steam level in this one is high, but it alsoof a fade out read when it comes to thedetailed intimate aspects This story is written in third person point of view, and that is honestly my only complaint I personally can not connect as well with the characters when that is the perspective it s written in, BUT I will say that it was slightly easier with A Sweet Mess The story just has a good flow, and I think that s why I was able to connect as well as I did I will say, without giving things away, that there are a few trope y plots going on in this one that I personally enjoyed, but I think may bother some people.All in all though, this was a good romcom read Would I purchase it for myself Probably not It s an enjoyable read, and an easy one at that though, and I would for sure recommend it to anyone who loves a well written, trope y romcom.Available July 14th ARC

  9. ✨ A ✨ says:

    well it seems like 2020 has got all the good rom coms ARC received from publisher via edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

  10. Andrea Luhman says:

    I give this book two out of five stars for poor dialogue construction, lack of connection to the characters, and a lot of manuscript construction mistakes an editor should have caught The good news is, my review is based on an ARC through NetGalley I read this book in January 2020 and the publication date posted is July 2020, which means the author and publisher hopefully plan to do some major edits and revisions before this gets released for publication Some of the things I had problems with I give this book two out of five stars for poor dialogue construction, lack of connection to the characters, and a lot of manuscript construction mistakes an editor should have caught The good news is, my review is based on an ARC through NetGalley I read this book in January 2020 and the publication date posted is July 2020, which means the author and publisher hopefully plan to do some major edits and revisions before this gets released for publication Some of the things I had problems with 1 Poor dialogue construction a The characters all sound the same none of them have their own unique voice aside from the child Andy, the kid who thinks peanut butter and gummy worms should be cake filling Even a thorough line edit would improve this b American s born on the West Coast, and born pretty much everywhere else in the United States, don t swear using the term bloody We leave that to our cousin s in the U.K. Its use by American s is generally considered strange and a form of cultural appropriation The average American does not have bloody in their cursing lexicon, so having a highly educated, born and raised Asian American hero using it is odd Then to have the upper class born and raised Asian American female use it makes the dialog bizarre 2 I don t like insta love stories, and I didn t feel any real connection between the characters The reader is told a connection exists, but never really shown its development aside from a few blushes and electric touches I get that in order for the conflict of no second reviews to work, there had to be a greater moral and even potential legal liability issue to occur It s why the protagonists had to fall into bed together to begin with, right No, I m not convinced Did they really need a one night stand in order for the same issue to be a conflict Why couldn t the paparazzi said to be following around the most eligible bachelor and famous food critic be the problem A few pictures of him cuddled up with the heroine at the taproom and published would cause the same inferred but not confirmed relationship that puts the no second review rule into effect I m throwing that out there, because the respect factor for both characters drops dramatically with their choice of falling into bed and then falling into insta love Most romance readers HATE insta love, me included, and if their connection can become a littleplausible realistic healthy adult life choice in the beginning the overall enjoyment of their story will increase Plus it just creeps me out that the heroine paints herself into a situation that replicates what some of her daddy issues are about 3 Someone please edit this before July 2020 a There is an overabundance of the author failing to resist the urge to explain RUE b There were a couple really awful sentences where I seriously didn t know what was being said or conveyed There was one line where I couldn t tell if the hero was asking a question or giving a command c The transitions are problematic The scene where the hero first returns to the office after being stranded in the Sierra s flows from him having a confrontation with his boss to him suddenly returning from a month overseas I read that page twice trying to see if it was just me reading too fast for comprehension, but no there needs to be a much cleaner transition there Most of the narrative would be improved by a clear delineation in the point of view shifts A good space between paragraphs or even just a chapter break Those transitions were really rough, and border on head hopping d There s strange formatting around some of the character dialog, where something is said and then immediately followed by an action being taken by a different character that is unrelated to the statement made I hope this work gets some editing TLC and I am willing to take a second look and modify my review in the future if it does

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