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#Review for A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee #Contemporary #Romance #Bakery #Chef


Korean-American author Jayci Lee delights with A Sweet Mess, a delicious and light-hearted romantic comedy that readers will devour and ask for more.

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 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 the gorgeous Korean hunk 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 out.

When 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 possible…by sharing a villa.

When 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.


This is a delicious, tasty romance, a real treat for anyone with a sweet tooth or a desire for a sweet romance. As with many culinary tales, however, there will be a few spoilt offerings and obstacles along the way before this romance can reach its own HEA ending!

When the child designed birthday cake was accidentally sold, complete with gummy bear filling, to a food critic, the harsh review is enough to threaten the solvency of this previously upcoming bakery. However, when the bakery owner, Aubrey Choi, discovers the author of that review is the man she slept with she’s even more livid. More than a month later, her returns. He’s not offering to review her bakery again but is offering her the opportunity to appear in a prestigious cookery show with a reknowned chef . . . . The attraction between them is still magnetic but he convinces her to make the most of this opportunity to regain her catering reputation . . . but will the temperature be raised too much as they endeavour to prove too hot for each other to handle?

This is a contemporary romance with a theme of delectable food dishes running throughout it. There’s even a recipe to try out for yourself after the story ends! It is an easy read to escape into with well developed characters, plenty of family dramas and lots of love. There’s more than one romance involved and it is a scrumptious read to whet your appetite and escape into.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.


JAYCI LEE writes poignant, sexy, and laugh-out-loud romance every free second she can scavenge 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. Jayci 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. She is the author of A Sweet Mess.

Buy this book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250621108

Author website: https://jaycilee.com/

Author Twitter: @authorjaycilee

Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorjaycilee

2 comments on “#Review for A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee #Contemporary #Romance #Bakery #Chef

  1. carhicks
    July 15, 2020

    This sounds sweet Elaine, but I have already put on my Covid 15, so don’t need a book to make me hungry. 😂

    Liked by 1 person

    • bicted
      July 15, 2020

      I know what you mean! Hope you still get tempted to read it and that you’re keeping safe.

      Liked by 1 person

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