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Sweet Trouble (Bakery Sisters #3)

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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...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 19th 2010 by HQN Books (first published 2008)
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Leah
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Gemma
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...more
Shawn
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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.
Julie (jjmachshev)
Reviewed for queuemyreview.com; 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...more
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...more
★¸. • * ° *  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...more
Suzanne the Mighty (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....more
Kath
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...more
Nonieღserenity2bliss
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...more
Kate
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...more
CaroB
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
Ian
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...more
Tam
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...more
Mahareni Maldini
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.
Sabine
Seit dem Ende des zweiten Bandes sind fünf Jahre vergangen und wir erfahren, dass es Jesse gut geht und sie Mutter geworden ist. Der kleine Gabe ist vier Jahre alt und wird nun endlich seinen Vater und die restliche Familie kennenlernen, denn Jesse will endlich reinen Tisch machen und ihm seine Familie nicht vorenthalten.

Niemand hat ihr damals geglaubt, dass sie nicht mit Drew, dem damaligen Mann ihrer Schwester Nicole geschlafen hat sondern die Aktion von ihm aus ging. Doch Nicole wollte ihr ni...more
Anna
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.
Ry
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.
Suzan
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
Maddy
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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...more
♡Karlyn P♡
After three weeks of trying to listen to this one on audio, I'm calling it quits. I got 3/4 to the end, but it was not holding my interest.
Sannn~~~
I'm pissed of with Matt's attitude towards the end, but he sure pays for it :)

Jeanie
Cute predictable love story....
Jessica
It pains me to give only 1 star to a Susan Mallery book. Make no mistake though, 1 star for a Susan Mallery is still way better than 3 stars for an author that I don't like as much. Susan Mallery is still in a league higher than the rest, IMHO.

Sweet Trouble is the final book in the Bakery Sisters trilogy, which focuses on the Keyes sisters Claire, Nicole and Jesse. Jesse, the youngest of the three sisters and she who was always the troublemaker, is front and center of Sweet Trouble. This book ta...more
Kristin
This was the third book in the Bakery Sister's series and it was my least favorite. From the start Jesse was going to have to do a lot to become a character whose perspective I could stand, and while I didn't hate her while reading this book, I didn't feel that I was truly in Jesse's perspective. In the previous two books Jesse felt like a young, immature, woman-child who felt that the world owed her something. She had a hard time seeing anything from someone else's point of view and thought she...more
All Night Books
This is the final book in the series. It's the best of the three, it's Jesse's story. She has return back to Seattle after leaving five years ago. She has raised her son, went to college, and has grown up a lot. She wants to right wrong and make sure her son has the family he wants and needs. What she doesn't expect is falling in love with Matt again and him rip her apart. But can they forgive each other enough to try to make each other the life they need. Can't wait to read more from Susan Mall...more
Mareli
Ok this one was the last of this series and maybe the most serious! The story is on the 3rd sister, who got pregnant and went away because nobody believed her when she told everyone she was pregnant of her boyfriend and not her sister's husband.

When she got back she had really a hard time. The thing I didn't understand is that when her (ex-)boyfriend saw the pictures of the baby, he recognize him as his onw and immediatly he began the search revenge. ? hey boy, aren't you the one sending her awa...more
Becky R.
I really enjoy Susan Mallery's novels; they are some of my favorite. There is something charming about including food and bakeries into a story that gives it a fun little something to the story. In this third in the "Sweet" sister trilogy, Jesse returns home after giving birth to a son to a sister and ex-boyfriend who both believe she'd slept with another man. Their anger and resentment are ongoing, and they prove impossible to redeem herself to. Throughout the story you feel anxious and eager f...more
Sherri
3.5 Stars

I can always rely on Susan Mallery to deliver a heartwarming romance. Sweet Trouble is the third and last book in the Keyes Sisters Trilogy and I have honestly been waiting for Jesse’s story since the first book. Jesse was a bit of party girl in that book and was involved in an incident that changed her family’s life forever. Sweet Trouble picks up 5 years later when Jesse returns to Seattle to confront old ghosts; one of which is coming to terms with the father of her child, Matt.

Matt’...more
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