Is there anything sweeter than a first love? Don't ask Claire Keyes....
Cal Buchanan needs a top-flight chef to take over his failing Seattle restaurant, The Waterfront. He can afford to hire the best in town, the only problem is that the best happens to be his ex-wife....
Sculptor Nick Mitchell grew up in a family of artists and learned from his volatile father that passion leads only to pain....
The moment she turns 25, Kayla Bedford is going to grab her trust-fund money and take off for Paris. She'll drink wine, read at quaint cafés, and meet a handsome prince....
Faced with exactly 30 days to come up with two million dollars, Lexi Titan is out of options. Marry Cruz Rodriguez or lose everything....
Michelle Sanderson may appear to be a strong, independent woman, but on the inside, she’s still the wounded girl who fled home years ago.
Nicole Lord wants to be a good wife, but there's a difference between being supportive and supporting her husband, who quit his job to write a screenplay she's never seen....
Kelly Murphy's life as a tulip farmer is pretty routine - up at dawn, off to work, lather, rinse, repeat. But everything changes one sun-washed summer....
There is only one thing wrong with the charming community of Fool’s Gold, California: the men don’t stick around...
Dr. Kelly Hall had lost all hope of ever having a family - until single father Tanner Malone burst into her hospital, asking her how to raise his newborn daughter....
Jill Strathern left town for the big city and never looked back—until she returned home years later to run a small law practice....
Shelter - it was such a basic need and one that single mom Ashley Churchill had always been able to provide for her little girl....
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. And then there's Matt, Gabe's father, who makes it clear that he never wants to see her again despite the lust that still smolders between them.
Jesse doesn't know if she can make up for all the mistakes of her past. But the promise of sweet nights with Matt might just give her the extra incentive she needs to make it worth the trouble....
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 left me with a happily ever after that did not feel all that happy.
Narration: Therese Plummer is one of the best narrators I've ever listened to. But she is not a miracle worker so she really could not make this story good. The only reason why I actually finish the book was the great narrator. I don't recommend this book (nor the series) at all.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
If this was the best book out of the trilogy, the other two must have been dreadful! The storyline of this book was mediocre at best, and the characters were irritating rather than endearing. The dysfunctional family dynamics and the lack of basic communication had me wanting to pull my hair out! And the lead male character was tool that was so blinded by revenge that he wasn't even rational. I found no depth of character in anyone.
If you are looking for stories with heart, humor and substance, I recommend the "Buchanan" series. They display Susan Mallery's work at it's best.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
This was a cute story. Nothing to remarkable or entertaining but all and all a good story. It was heartwarming the way the little boy tries to get to know his daddy. I think this was an easy going light book to listen to.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
The first 2 books were just okay for me. So much that I almost didn't buy this one. If you only buy one this is it. I really liked the story in this book (best of the 3 books in the series.) Skip book one and two and just listen to this one.
10 of 13 people found this review helpful
I love all her books. I can't get enough.SWEET TROUBLE
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about Sweet Trouble?
What other book might you compare Sweet Trouble to and why?
Which scene was your favorite?
When Jessie meets Matt at the starbucks
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Laugh...but also curious about other books in these series
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Love, love, love the narrator! I could listen to her all day. This series is amazing with engaging characters and storylines. The narrator brings each character to life and makes the story come to life.
Is there anything you would change about this book?
some issues were repeated too much for me
Would you recommend Sweet Trouble to your friends? Why or why not?
yes, for those who like happily ever-after stories
Have you listened to any of Therese Plummer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
no, but I plan to, she was terrific
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
not sure on this one
The story line is too predictable and the main character Jesse is a drama queen.
The narrator's voice is whiny, which makes this one a hard listen.
Too bad that Jesse didn't come back sooner then 5 years. She could of seen her sisters sooner. Good story regarding Matt and Jesse it went back 5 years and then to present sometime I wasn't sure where I was. But it was good.