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Publisher's Summary

Max Jennings is in a bad mood. It's not anything you did; it's just that secrets from her past make it her natural state of being. But she's not going to talk about it or share her feelings, so don't bother asking.

Max's bad mood means that very few people actually truly understand her or know that her secret dream is to be a pastry chef. When a rare opportunity to work for world-famous Avis Phillips presents itself, Max jumps at the chance. Avis and her staff aren't stingy with the tough love, so Max spends every spare minute practicing her craft. As she bakes brownies and custards, cookies and galettes, she builds an unlikely friendship with a man she once loathed and finds herself falling into something she's spent the last six years avoiding. Will she let her painful past stand in the way, or will she muster the strength to forgive herself and realize her full potential?

©2015 Rachel Hollis (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Great for a Second in a Series Book

This is the second in The Girl's Series by Rachel Hollis. I picked it up immediately after reading the first book, Party Girl. Sweet Girl has all the same characters as Party Girl, but the point of view is Max's, Landon's roommate.

Max is rough, gruff, and aloof. But underneath she is a softy. The reader knows something happened to her along her life's journey, but we don't know exactly what. Max is independent and does not rely upon her family's wealth to get by, preferring to make it on her own. She lands a job working in the bakery of her dreams located in the hotel where she excels at tending bar, creating unusual drink concoctions customers have never tasted before.

After several months at the bakery, she learns the job was only short-term. She was a fill in until Joey, long time employee, returns after maternity leave. This not only shatters her dream of being a pastry chef, but also her income. What to do now? She hasn't told Landon or any of her other friends, or family, what she's been doing and finds herself in the difficult position of asking, or not asking, for help. Her relationships with her family are strained, and she pushes away everyone else, so feels a bit stranded. And she continually beats herself up for being who she is.

Although her friends want to come to the rescue, they're unsure where to begin since they don't know what's wrong to begin with.

The author, Rachel Hollis, reads this book herself. But because she has little, if any variation between the voice of Landon and Max, or any other characters for that matter, the beginning is confusing. Who is speaking? Who's point of view of are we in? We've completely associated Rachel's voice with Landon from book one. But here, in book two, it's the same voice, now, for Max. Although the adjustment can be made in a few chapters, the author could use some professional coaching on how to vary voice tones so the readers know who is speaking. In an audio format, this type of differentiation is essential. Still, it's not enough to prevent anyone from buying the book.

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It gets better..

I did not think there was any way a book in this series could get better than “Party Girl” and I was wrong. I loved “Sweet Girl” and it is definitely my favorite of the series. Mac and Taylor are some of my favorite characters and definitely one of my favorite love stories yet!
Everything I read by Rachel Hollis just gets better and better. Love her!

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Great sequel

Love how pure this book is. Rachel does a great job at writing a romance book but keeping it clean and lovely. Story line was fun and I didn't expect the outcome!

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Entertaining Book

This book was wonderful and engaging. The character depth and plot made me smile. Id reccomend this book to someone who wants to listen to a girl strive to concur her dreams.

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ya gotta keep listening

at first I had a hard time I'm the beginning but I made myself listen. great book

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Sweet Girl Surprise!

I love this series with it's theme of being strong, smart and courageous! Bravo Rachel!

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Great read!

I love Rachel Hollis, I was lucky to hear of her recently. I am absolutely in love with her and what she stands for. After reading “Girl, Wash your face” I had to listen/read more of her work! The girls series is so good, I got sucked in so quickly! I’m on Smart Girl now. Definitely worth the read!!!

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  • 12-09-18

Another good one!

Starts out a little slow. Rachel Hollis writes about challenges that any of us could have faced. Max is the second woman in the series to face challenges-some self imposed, some from others. She has self esteem issues but manages to struggle through them. The story line is positive with encouragement. Good story.

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sweet girl is a hit

loved the 2nd book in the series. just as fun as the first one. really enjoying these

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Can I read this 20 more times!

Such a great story of pain and grace and love!! Count stop listening ! I was so surprised with the wonderful story.

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  • 07-29-18

Beautiful!

Rachel Hollis has this undeniable way of pulling you into characters and getting you to feel connected to them and the story.. absolutely loved it! I thought I wouldn't love it as much as I did the first one, but I was wrong, Max was just as interesting a character as Landon and I loved to learn more about a character I had already grown fond of in 'Party Girl'.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-24-16

The Girls Series .

Just loving this series of books by Rachel Hollis . Easy listening yet you can't get enough .

Great for the daily commute it when you want to relax for some " me " time .

Highly recommend all three books .