A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee

Summary of Book: When a cake mix-up and a harsh review threaten all of Audrey’s hard work and her livelihood, she never thought the jaded food critic would turn out to be her one-night stand. 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. In a hilarious rom-com, friends-lovers, foodie book, we watch as Audrey takes a leap to not only saving her bakery, but taking a chance on her love life as well.

This was a steady book. I didn’t find myself drifting off at all or getting bored. I also wasn’t super excited about it either. My heart didn’t race but my mind didn’t wander either. All in all a steady book.

If I had to classify this through tags it would be; one night stand, friends-lovers, coworkers, foodie goodness. If you were to take everything that I love in a book and combine them into one, it would be A Sweet Mess. I thought that the flow of the book was amazingly smooth and the food bits were my favorite, outside of the hilarious banter.

The descriptions of the food not only during the show but while in Audrey’s bakery were good enough to get my stomach growling. The slow burning romance between Audrey and Landon was natural and felt real. The side characters… Amazing as well. This is a completely well rounded book that I genuinely enjoyed reading. I also loved that we don’t have the typical Caucasian romance going on . They are both Korean-American and I wished that the book cover portrayed that a little more because diversity is much needed right now.

The only thing that bothered me was the miscommunication between Audrey and Landon. That is my least favorite troupe. Always has been, always will be. I find no excuse to have that huge of a fight, for that long, over a simple miscommunication. Not between grown adults. It drives me nuts. I could have done without that. Also, there are multiple point-of-view changes throughout the book and I’m not talking about every other chapter. During the middle of a chapter there was a POV change and that honestly annoyed me a little. Just start a new chapter, it’s not that hard.

Other than that, this was a well rounded read that I enjoyed greatly. A little rom-com mixed with food with a dash of a slow burn friends-to-lovers and really, there’s nothing to not like about it.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Read more about A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51164758-a-sweet-mess?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=LKlXYyghOW&rank=1

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