A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee @stmartinspress @authorjaycilee #fiction #romance #review


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.


Aubrey owns her own bakery. She loves what she does. It is her pride and joy. Plus, she is about to expand. But, when her part time employee accidentally sells the wrong cake to a food critic…it almost brings her business to a close.

Enter Landon! He is a famous food blogger and a star in his own right. He wrote a scathing review about Aubrey’s business. When he realizes she is fantastic at what she does and he just got the wrong cake. He refuses to write a retraction, even though, he and Aubrey had a one night stand. Complicated…to say the least!

When I first started reading this book, I had reservations and I almost put it down. It was not the type of book I really wanted to read. I was not in the mood for a rom-com. But, the further I read the more enjoyable the story became. Now, it IS your typical romance…nothing new and no surprises. I just completely fell in love with the characters and the story. I laughed out loud and fell…hook, line and sinker for Landon. AND do not think you won’t be hungry while reading this book. The food is amazing. I can just smell some of the delicious dishes being prepared.

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.


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.

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Author website: https://jaycilee.com/ 

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3 Responses to A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee @stmartinspress @authorjaycilee #fiction #romance #review

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  2. Sounds like we need to add Jayci Lee to our TBR!

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