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Sweet Trouble (Bakery Sisters #3)

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  4,719 Ratings  ·  191 Reviews
Jesse Keyes has done some serious growing up. With a steady job and a vibrant four-year-old son, Gabe, she's in a far better place than when she left Seattle five years ago...pregnant and misunderstood by almost everyone in her life.

Now it's time to go home and face her demons. But her sisters, Claire and Nicole, aren't exactly impressed with the new and improved Jesse. An
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 19th 2010 by HQN Books (first published 2008)
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Nov 25, 2010 Gemma rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'll admit that I haven't read the other books in the series, so I might have been missing out on some of this story. But maybe not, because the reason I didn't like this story is that I found the characters so unlikeable.

The heroine wasn't too bad, but really, who ends up in bed with their sister's man? Even if, like she claims, "nothing happened", why would you be in that situation if things are totally innocent? And yes, kissing is cheating--you don't have to actually have sex with someone f
I've never read Susan Mallery before, but our library had a whole bunch of them and I thought I'd give the one with the most HP kind of plot a chance.

So the plot:
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Jun 24, 2015 Steph rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a typical predictable romance, not bad I guess but I wouldn't continue the series, I had no clue it was a series but I guess that's how it goes p
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Mat's a dick. Mat's a dick at the beginning. Mat's a dick in the middle. Mat's still a dick at the end. I like a good flawed character study. But they have to have some redeeming quality. Really.
Nov 03, 2008 Shawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Reviewed for; book release Sep08

It’s official. Susan Mallery hit a triple for me with “Sweet Trouble”, the final book in her ‘sweet’ trilogy coming out in September 2009. I was lucky enough to read and review “Sweet Talk” and “Sweet Spot”, the first two books of the trilogy which I loved. This author has the ability to play my emotions like a master. I laughed. I cried. I was mad, angry, hopeful, frustrated, excited, pleased…I think the only emotion missing was true fear for my
Susan (susayq ~)
Another great Susan Mallery book. This one wrapped up the series about the Keyes sisters who own a bakery in Seattle and it focused on Jesse.

My heart broke for Jesse. She left five years before after being accused of sleeping with her brother-in-law, which she did t do. Her sister didn't believe her and neither did her boyfriend. While Jesse was away she had a baby (her boyfriend's, but he didn't believe her when she told him). Jesse came back to try and mend fences with her sister and cause he
★¸. • * ° *  Kathy,Ahmazing Book Faerie*°°*•.¸. ♥★
What a frustrating story!! I loved it and hated it. I found the way it was written, flashing back five years, and then forward again to the present a bit confusing, and had to keep checking where I was.

I loved the story, and found myself shedding tears on a few occasions, giggling on others. It's a very emotional book, so haave tissues handy and read it alone( to save on embarrassment) By the end of Chapter 17 I hated Matt and wanted him to be run over by the next bus leaving the depot. But, He
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
3.5 Stars

This is the last in the Bakery Sisters trilogy, and is about Jesse the youngest sister who comes back after 5 years with her young son Gabe. I didn't really like Jesse in the other books, I thought she was a bit selfish, but this book has changed my mind about her. And by the end I did really like her, and her son Gabe was really cute. What I didn't really like was Matt, her love interest and father of Gabe, even when he had stopped being a cold hearted dick, I still couldn't like him.
Mar 21, 2009 Kath rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a nice surprise this book was. I picked it up as a bargain from audible and couldn't put it down.

Jesse is a party girl. Raised by her sister, she pretty much sleeps around until she meets Matt. She notices the computer geek at a Starbucks asking a woman out. He's shy, lacks confidence but undeneath it all, he's a hottie. Jesse takes him as a project to do something nice. She shows him what to wear, how to talk to women and gives him dating advice. In the end, they ending up falling for each
This is a little tricky to review because I genuinely have mix feelings about this one.

For starters, this is Susan Mallery's baby and it's crazy for me to NOT like her stuff. Liking it is never a problem, but loving it...that poses a bit of a challenge.

One, the hero is an ass. Well, maybe not an ass but charming he is certainly not. I'm not a big fan of stories where I don't like the main guy because I have plenty of that in real life.

Two, I find some of the lines bordering on being cheesy, wh
This series is not sweet at all. Mrs. Mallery apparently wanted to write hateful characters and decided to put them together in a series. The Keys sisters have a very dysfunctional relationship. And every character on these books lack basic communication skills. The grudges and desire for revenge between the main couple Jessie and Matt were horrible. Matt was a real tool and there was not enough growling to redeem him. The story was predictable and the resolution was not believable. This story l ...more
I have listened to this series on audiobook at work and was hesitant to listen to this one as the blurb didn't quite grab me, but in the end I have really enjoyed it.

My only issue with this story is Matt. He is so set on revenge and I know that he will be forgiven in the end, but I think it is petty what he is doing, so although I enjoy it all I do start wandering off in my head thinking that he is stupid if he can't see the bigger picture of what would happen if he took his son. I do love that
I had a couple of issues with this book. My first was that I wasn't sure that I would be able to like Jessie. In the first book I hated her, the second I saw where things weren't entirely her fault, but there were things that were. Sure, Jessie did change and it seemed like it was for the better. I did think she had very unreasonable expectations when she finally went home. I can't believe that she expected it all to be rainbows and puppy dogs.

My other issue was with Matt. It annoyed me that he
Your girlfriend gets pregnant, and you believe the baby isn’t yours. So you dump her and tell her never ever to speak to you again, and say expressly that even if the baby is yours, you still wouldn’t want it.

Pretty clear message, right?

But then 5 years later, that same woman shows up at your door. She says that she knows you still hate her, but that the baby (now 4 years old) really wanted to meet his daddy. So here she is.

Logical reaction? Either kick her to the curb, or invite her in.

This guy
Such a disappointing end to the series. I liked what Jesse made of herself, I thought she definitely needed the growth, she needed to know she could stand on her own two feet and find other people who could help her. My disappointment comes again at the complete about-face of her sister Nicole and her ex-fiancée Matt. These were the two most important people in her life, and they treat her like crap, and they never really get held accountable for that. At least not to my satisfaction. I felt lik ...more
Two-haiku review:

She was a screw-up
Ran away, had his baby
Will he take her back?

Real trust issues here
Learning to change and grow up
Very good romance

Read in "Bakery Sisters Bundle" kindle book borrowed from library.
Apr 30, 2012 Ian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After Matt said some pretty awful things to her, Jesse left Seattle pregnant, friendless, homeless and with nowhere to go. Now after five years she has returned in the hope that her son can have a relationship with his father and that she can reconcile with her sister.

Those who have read Sweet Spot will know Jesse's back story. Those who haven't will pick it up through annoying flashbacks infrequently inserted into the story. I think Susan Mallery has tried to be a little too tricky with the fla
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Mar 18, 2016 Tuba Özkat rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Çevirdiğim kitaplardan bir diğeri... :) Güzel bir kitaptı. Susan Mallery insanlara önce farklı şeyler düşündürtmeyi, sonra da düşündüğünüz şey için sizi utandırmayı çok seviyor :)

Bu kitapta da bunu gördük. Kitabın ilk 7 bölümünde falan resmen elim böğrümde kaldı. Nasıl fena oldum, üzüldüm, adama çok kızdım ama bir yandan da hak veriyordum.

Veledi inanılmaz sevdim :) Erkek karakteri bir yandan pataklamak isteyip, bir yandan da haline üzüldüm.

Ama tanışma hikayelerine, o geçmişteki hallerine bayı
I think there is something wrong with me. I seem always to like books best when there is a hidden baby involved and then the story revolves around the "by the way I had you ___(blank) year old child"

As expected I liked this book best within the series. I genuinely like there heroine. I don't like her love interest (cold cold man) but what can you do. The book has everything that appeals to me: a cute kid who has been "popped" on his father - drama ensues!

A good mindless read. I's Susan Mallery y
Nov 07, 2015 Sylvia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
O último livro da trilogia das Irmãs Keyes, de Susan Mallery, nos traz a redenção para Jesse, a irmã que é considerada a ovelha negra da família. Apesar de seu passado duvidoso, eu sempre gostei de Jesse e sempre a achei simpática e interessante.

Cinco anos se passaram, desde que Jesse ficou grávida e ela deixou Seattle, após ter sido acusada injustamente de ter mantido relações sexuais com o marido(cujas atitudes impensadas, deixou aos dois em uma situação terrível e constrangedora) de sua irmã
Sarah Jane
Okay well I was very glad to FINALLY get around to Jesse's story several years in the future after the first two books. She was really kicked around by her sisters in the first book and I felt really sorry for her and what obviously must have been a misunderstanding because there's no way the author would have made her unredeemable. But what surprised me even more was what an asshole the father of her child was/is. Like for serious, Matt was and is a complete dick and no amount of this chemistry ...more
May 29, 2015 Ayiana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Um bom livro para terminar a trilogia.
Mahareni Sukadi
3,5 deh.Mndekati bag akhir,kok malah boring yach?

Ku msh gak sk sm Jesse.Sekaget2nya/se-shock2-nya dia mndpati diri dirayu Drew (kakak iparnya),masa diam aja dcium,kmd dbuka t'shirtnya,dan kmd brlanjut dsentuh tbuhnya?Klo pun akhirnya mncoba mlawan/mndorong,yeaaaaah...mnrutku tetap sdkit telat.Pantes sj si Nicole lgsg ngambil ksimpulan yg salah.

Tetep paling suka sm Nicole,meski d buku ini dia kmbali jd sosok mnyebalkan.
Jan 29, 2013 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All in all the three stories were pretty good. There were times, however, that I skimmed pages and moved to the next page. Sometimes authors get lost in their storyline and give too much information. I found that with at certain times in each book, but otherwise I enjoyed the series. I would definitely recommend it.
Apr 29, 2009 Ry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The story of Jesse and Matt.

Again, hasn't anyone ever heard of safe sex? Every book has issues of pregnancy with the main characters and it is way old. I mean, dude, really, this series put together is enough to make me want to not read another of Ms. Mallery's books even though her Buchanan series was really good.
Jul 26, 2014 Suzan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this trilogy (The Bakery Sisters), Susan Mallery is a wonderful author. I love the dynamic of the 3 sisters who each find their own happily ever after. There is quite the family history though, and having read them in order was probably helpful. In this case, Jesse is estranged from her sister Nicole. She took off 4 years earlier, pregnant and recently split from her boyfriend and after a fallout with her sister Nicole (which I won't spoil). This is Jesse's story, after really getting he ...more
Jan 17, 2014 Tomjerry1 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Dies ist meine erste Trilogie von dieser Autorin. Ich habe den ersten Teil "Frisch verliebt" Ende 2009 und den zweiten "Frisch verlobt" Anfang 2010 gelesen und fand diese grandios gut. Nur habe ich dann irgendwie nicht weiter gemacht, obwohl dieser dritte Teil auf meinem SuB landete als er erschienen ist. Aber in der zwischenzeit habe ich so viele andere Bücher gelesen und auch andere Genre, dass nun dieses Buch es schwer hatte. Wie gesagt, die anderen habe ich geliebt und die habe
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With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it c ...more
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“You’re only responsible for yourself, Jess. And that’s the only person you can control. Other people will either get it or they won’t but you can’t define yourself by their opinions.” 29 likes
“I’m very comfortable being right,” she admitted.
“We all are. But sometimes it’s a lonely place.”
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