Exactly as Sweet and Messy As You'd Hope | Review: A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee

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Okay, okay, yes, I'm sensing a theme here this week. I clearly am in a particular mood when it comes to my recent reading habits and A Sweet Mess was one of my favourites. Honestly, it made me feel as if I were on cloud nine--it's that much fun.

A Sweet Mess
by Jayci Lee

Korean-American author Jayci Lee delights with this delicious and light-hearted romantic comedy that readers will devour and ask for more.

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 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 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.

A Sweet Mess by Jayci Lee
Rating: ★★★☆        
As always, a copy of this book was provided by the author or publisher in exchange for my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.    

First of all, Jayci Lee has me HOOKED. A Sweet Mess was every bit as sweet, messy and delightful as I needed it to be. (Believe me when I say it lives up to its name. This is somehow both sweet and messy and boy, am I here for it!) Lee crafts the perfectly grin-worthy romantic comedy and serves us up with plenty of emotions.

Honestly, I haven't stopped grinning since finishing this one. Not even for a single moment. We're talking "Are you okay?" levels of grinning here, people. It's almost embarrassing and totally non-stop.

Well, okay, fine, I sighed and frowned a little when I realized I forgot to buy pasta. And, honestly, this book gave me a sweet tooth that I could not afford to remedy. Sigh. We've all been there and really that's neither here nor there--we're talking about A Sweet Mess, after-all. Not, "Jessica is babbling and forgetful again, so she's getting off track."

Ha-ha. Ahem. Er. Well, anyways, my point is that not a lot can ruin the buzzing feeling that A Sweet Mess gave me. Not only is Lee's writing delightful and easy-breezy, it's got just the right amount of heart and comedic value. It's a classic rom-com with a sweet-as-can-be heroine, a slightly cringe-worthy jerk of a love interest (who grows on you and, surprise, isn't really that much of a jerk) and they both are beautifully developed both in and out of their relationship.

A Sweet Mess had me giggling, cringing, scoffing, sighing, sniffling and swooning at various points in the narration. More than this, Lee had me flipping the pages so quickly I can only assume that A Sweet Mess will inevitably be classified as an addictive substance. While our world is only looking more and more bleak as the year goes on, 2020 has at least given us many fantastic rom-coms and A Sweet Mess is amongst the best.

Get ready to be smitten with Jayci Lee's characters. You can't help but to root for them and their relationship. A Sweet Mess makes it impossible to not love them.
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