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Sweet Trouble ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☂ Sweet Trouble ✎ Author Susan Mallery – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 b 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 lifeNow 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 themJesse 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.


10 thoughts on “Sweet Trouble

  1. Cyndi Cyndi says:

    This is the last in the series and ends with a resolution to the first pregnancy There are a lot in this series Our heroine was extremely immature when she ran away from home Luckily for her she landed in a place to find help Years later she returns with hopes of mending all the bridges she torched With some work the sister who she betrayed forgives her Then she plans to make peace with her son s father so they can get to know each other Except the sweet nerd she left bears no resemblan This is the last in the series and ends with a resolution to the first pregnancy There are a lot in this series Our heroine was extremely immature when she ran away from home Luckily for her she landed in a place to find help Years later she returns with hopes of mending all the bridges she torched With some work the sister who she betrayed forgives her Then she plans to make peace with her son s father so they can get to know each other Except the sweet nerd she left bears no resemblance to the cut throat business man of today His revenge is really harsh I don t know that I would have forgiven him, or at least what was left of him after I ran him over with my car a few times Oops


  2. Jacob Proffitt Jacob Proffitt says:

    This is third in the Bakery Sisters series and the details from the other books play an important role here Yes, you get the pertinent highlights on repeat, but I think the added context is important enough not to skip Although why you d want to move on to this story, I ll never know.I could see in the other books how Jesse has been setup in preparation for this one We see her screw up enough, and dodge blame enough, that when she is falsely accused of something really horrible we can both un This is third in the Bakery Sisters series and the details from the other books play an important role here Yes, you get the pertinent highlights on repeat, but I think the added context is important enough not to skip Although why you d want to move on to this story, I ll never know.I could see in the other books how Jesse has been setup in preparation for this one We see her screw up enough, and dodge blame enough, that when she is falsely accused of something really horrible we can both understand her frustration in not being believed and see that she still has a ways to go in maturing and taking responsibility And I worried that Mallery might botch that arc and we d get a still immature Jesse having to grow up in this one Oh how I wish that had been the problem Because it turns out that I really liked the person Jesse had become This book picks up five years after the last one and Mallery stuffed a lot of growth into those years and still made them believable So I liked Jesse immensely and seeing her weather the prejudices and hurt left over from her departure and stick it out with grace and determination was outstanding.Only, it really is too bad about Matt While he isn t quite Satan, he s certainly familiar with hell s playbook and unusually expert in its application I ll spoiler tag this because details are important but seriously Read the spoilers and skip the book Not a spoiler is that Matt hatches the diabolical plan to get revenge on Jesse by suing for full custody of their son Gabe Only he plans on holding off until the maximum pain so that she is emotionally destroyed by that coup de gr ce That s his plan Now for the good stuff view spoiler We spend 85% of the book with him preparing and scheming and actively deceiving Jesse They have sex She confesses her love for him and that she never really stopped loving him Then he calls the lawyer and tells him to serve the papers That degree of malice iswell, extreme Psychopathically extreme He s using his own four year old son, who freely and openly loves him, as a weapon against the boy s mother I m sorry, but at that point, he s lost the privilege of associating with moral and kind people Frankly, getting to the point of having the papers drawn up in the first place is an evil large enough that he should be shunned by anybody with a lick of empathy or claim to moral judgment That he actually pulls the trigger on a woman who loves him means he doesn t have enough humanity to justify the comforts of unprotected social contact with others He deserves a brand on his forehead marking him for right and proper people to shun With projectiles if necessary hide spoiler And the thing is, the fact there was any story left after the spoiler above reliedthan anything else on authorial manipulation I mean, view spoiler Mallery pretty much has to just state that Jesse still loves him For some reason That I notice is never specified I m sorry, but if someone I love planned that degree of pain and suffering for anybody, let alone for me, personally, that would end all kinder emotions I had for them I might forgive for the sake of my son who still loves him, but I d be beyond done There are some things you just don t do and near the top of that list is using a son to devastate his mother I m sorry, but declaring that Jesse still loves that monster just makes no sense whatsoever and I lost respect for Mallery when I realized she had expected me to swallow that bit of baloney hide spoiler I spent this entire book hoping Mallery would pull Matt out of his evil plots before it was too late It got worse, instead.A note about Steamy There are three explicit sex scenes in this book So the middle of my steam tolerance Since view spoiler two of them occur while Matt is still planning his plan hide spoiler , I found them mildly horrifying


  3. Leah Leah says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Five years ago, Jesse Keyes met Matt Fenner and helped change him from nerdy computer geek to sexy computer geek They became friends, and in no time fell in love Jesse had a promiscuous past, which ended when she met Matt One night when her sister s husband came onto her, Jesse was suddenly an outcast amongst those she loves Her sister did not believe Jesse hadn t done anything Neither did Matt As a result, when Jesse went to Matt, telling him she was pregnant with his baby, he refused to Five years ago, Jesse Keyes met Matt Fenner and helped change him from nerdy computer geek to sexy computer geek They became friends, and in no time fell in love Jesse had a promiscuous past, which ended when she met Matt One night when her sister s husband came onto her, Jesse was suddenly an outcast amongst those she loves Her sister did not believe Jesse hadn t done anything Neither did Matt As a result, when Jesse went to Matt, telling him she was pregnant with his baby, he refused to believe it was his and told her he never wanted to see her again.In the present day, Jesse has returned to Seattle because her son, Gabe, wants to know his dad Jesse wants that, too, and she wants to see if there is anything still between her and the only man she ever loved Plus, she d really like to prove herself to the sister who never forgave her, to prove that she really has changed Rejected by Matt and Nicole, Jesse brings Gabe to see the one other relative he has left Matt s mother, Paula Despite everything in their past, Paula invites Jesse and Gabe to move in with her Meanwhile, Matt develops a plan with his lawyer to destroy Jesse.While she continues to have difficulties with her sister, Jesse keeps pushing Gabe and Matt to spend time together and get to know each other As Matt spendstime with his son, he starts to love the boy and realize what he s missed, deepening his anger towards Jesse When Bill, Jesse s friend and the man who helped her raise Gabe, comes for a visit, that anger just gets worse.When the sisters bakery burns down, Nicole is forced to realize that Jesse might actually have some good ideas and she is confronted with the fact that she has to let go of the past, bringing the sisters somewhat closer.Meanwhile, Jesse and Matt have been spendingtime together, and she realizes she still loves Matt and has never stopped Upon expressing these feelings, Matt puts his plan in motion he has papers served to Jesse, suing for sole custody of Gabe With the help of his assistant, he realizes what a mistake he made and tries to fix it But it s too late Jesse already got the papers Her family and friends surround her and offer her any help she may need while Matt realizes and full extent of his mistake and that he s loved Jesse all along.For months he does his best to try to prove to Jesse that she can trust him and love him again It takes the realization that he has been putting her and their son first, and a stern talking to from her sisters, to realize that she needed to take a risk and trust Matt with her heart again Finally, Jesse and Matt get married and vow to love each other foreverThis book was fantastic, like I knew it was going to be Although, I am going to be honest and say that I was completely and utterly frustrated with Matt until he tried to stop the papers from being sent to Jesse The ironic thing is, I knew that this book was going to drive me deeper into insanity because Sweet Talk did the same thing to me when I read that one However, I believe that it is the sign of good writing and a great author when I can be taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions throughout the novel and feel such intense emotions for the characters So, thank you, Susan Mallery, for another great novel.When I read Sweet Talk, I did not like Jesse at all I now realize that that s because I didn t understand all the circumstances around the situations with Drew I did the same thing Matt, Nicole, and Paula did I judged her based on what I believed and what I wanted to see I have since come to the conclusion that she is a highly incredible character She has a strength of character that not many people would be able to have in the face of the adversity she had to deal with She turned into a great person and great mother, someone intelligent with accessible dreams I now believe that she is the best of the Keyes sisters and she s definitely my favorite.Matt, oh, MattI m not even sure where to go with him big little bastard On one hand, I love him I thought he was sexy, adorable, and incredibly intelligent On the other hand, he drives me absolutely insane He was judgmental, blinded by his anger, and didn t think certain things through There was many, many times when I wanted to reach through the pages and strangle him However, in the end, I believe my love for him wins out I appreciate his efforts to win Jesse over in the end, to make her trust and love him again He was an aggravating, adorable man who I wanted to kiss and slap at the same time.Once again, Nicole drove me crazy, but I could appreciate where she was coming from at times, especially her fears of being left by Jesse again No one wants to go through that But, I am very glad that she and Jesse finally worked out their issues and are a family again And Hawk was a sexy beast I definitely need to read their book.Gabe was the most adorable little kid ever I hope I have a kid just like him when I m older.I really enjoyed the cameos of characters from other Susan Mallery series Raoul from Fool s Gold When I realized that it was the same guy, I squealed like a little girl in the excitement But, I particularly enjoyed the fact that Walker Buchanan called Nicole and Jesse about selling their cakes in his restaurant When I read his name, I screamed Walker and received weird looks from my sister Needless to say, I was very excited.Once again, I have found a great novel from Susan Mallery and I look forward to continuing my quest to read all of her novels


  4. Gemma Gemma says:

    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 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 for it to count And the hero I hardly know where to start with him He is unjustifiably angry at the heroine, and his reasons didn t hold water He claimed that she should have let him know she was having his kid Ummhello She did She told him she was pregnant, she told him it was his, she even offered to submit to a DNA test to prove it, but he would have none of it He refused to even consider the posibility that it was his child What was she supposed to do, hold a gun to his head and force him to be a part of his son s life The hero decides he s been done wrong although how he gets there I ll never understand , and decides to get revenge on the hero by destroying her life and suing for custody When his lawyer tells him that such action means he might end up having to take care of the kid, he replies that that s what nannies and boarding schools are for What a heartless pig Children are not meant to be used as pawns in adult power struggles Ripping an innocent child away from a loving mother and the only parent he s ever known and them abandoning him to be raised by strangers just to satisfy a petty need for revenge is just plain wrong I couldn t stand the hero s poor pity me attitude He s the one who refused to take responsibility for his child He made his own mess This is not the way a hero is supposed to act I spent the whole book wanting to punch him in the nose I ve enjoyed books by Susan Mallery before, but I recommend skipping this one


  5. StMargarets StMargarets says:

    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 view spoiler Heroine was a wild child with two older sisters who have their own books who made over the geeky and rich hero five years before They fell in love, heroine got pregnant but before she could impart her good news, her sister s husband came on to her and her sister was convinced they had cheated She kicked out the he 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 view spoiler Heroine was a wild child with two older sisters who have their own books who made over the geeky and rich hero five years before They fell in love, heroine got pregnant but before she could impart her good news, her sister s husband came on to her and her sister was convinced they had cheated She kicked out the heroine whom she had raised since heroine was 12 and informed the hero s mother that her sister was cheating on her son Hero s mother gleefully passed on the info to hero who in turn kicked heroine out even after hearing she was pregnant with his child.Now, five years later, heroine returns with four year old son because he wants to meet his dad Hero in the meantime has turned into a cold womanizer and he hasn t forgiven his mother for being happy about his breakup Older sister is married to a millionaire but still slaves at the bakery while taking care of three kids She has not forgiven heroine for taking her chocolate cake recipe along with her first husband five years before The rest of the story is heroine making up with everyone hero s mother, sister, and finally the hero But not until he seeks full custody of his son in revenge for missing four years of his son s life Eventually he grovels enough for the heroine to forgive him HEA hide spoiler This fairly standard fare a revengeful hero, everyone hating on the heroine, a plot moppet but it didn t quite gel for me I have lots of little quibbles, but the biggest one is the author s habit of putting psycho babble in every character s mouth For instance and this is a paraphrase You can t forgive your sister because if you did then you would have to face the responsibility of your part in the marriage breaking up Or You loved playing the victim, which is why you stayed away for five years , etcEvery action is analyzed with that kind of phrasing It s like Oprah wrote a romance novel.It s not a terrible story or anything I guess I would compare this to a Susan Elizabeth Philips without the humor, the charming heroes and heroines, and with a lotbrand name dropping I love SEP, but I didn t love this


  6. Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim) says:

    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.


  7. Steph Steph says:

    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


  8. reeder (reviews) reeder (reviews) says:

    This book broke my brain and NOT in a good way Sweet Trouble is a not secret baby story that begins with the heroine returning to town 5 years after having been rejected and her pregnancy renounced by the baby s father She has returned to instigate a relationship between her son and his father as well as to repair the estrangement between herself and her older sisters No one is welcoming, but the heroine carries on with grace and fortitude in the face of a lot of scorn The hero do I This book broke my brain and NOT in a good way Sweet Trouble is a not secret baby story that begins with the heroine returning to town 5 years after having been rejected and her pregnancy renounced by the baby s father She has returned to instigate a relationship between her son and his father as well as to repair the estrangement between herself and her older sisters No one is welcoming, but the heroine carries on with grace and fortitude in the face of a lot of scorn The hero do I have to call him that is a rampaging douchebag and hypocrite The moment he realizes that the heroine s child is his, he sets plans in motion to claim full custody while amping up the revenge element by leading the heroine on while simultaneously excoriating her for keeping his child from him She told him about the pregnancy 5 years earlier To give some context to their relationship the heroine slept around a lot as a teen and young adult, right up to the point where she met the hero She was ashamed of that behavior she slut shames herself and felt it made her unworthy of the hero, but the hero simply asked if the other men were now in the past and gave her his benediction when she said yes If that had been the end of a romance novel, he would have been the best hero ever for not judging the heroine for her past But it also would have been a lie because the first time someone his mother claims the heroine has been cheating on him with another man her sister s husband , the hero believes it without question He calls her a slut and then completely unironically spends the next five years sleeping around in non exclusive relationships with other women without ever self identifying as a slut But this hero seems to have a very loose relationship with facts in general He spends the entire book blaming the heroine for not informing him about his child He uses that anger as an excuse to justify his revenge I may have mentioned this above SHE TOLD HIM ABOUT THE PREGNANCY.Here s the scene from five years earlier, when the not secret baby was still a bun in the oven I m pregnant, she whispered So what She stared at him What He couldn t have understood her I told you I didn t sleep with Drew I m having your baby No, you re not He spoke casually, as if he would never consider the possibility that the child might be his She grabbed his arm Matt, listen to me This is your baby Even if you hate me, you have to care about your child I m not lying I can prove it As soon as the baby s born, we ll take a DNA test He looked at her for a long time, then pulled free of her grip and walked to the door You don t get it, do you I don t care, Jess You re nothing to me but a regret I don t believe that baby is mine, and even if it is, I don t want a child with you I don t want anything with you Ever I want you to go away I never want to see you again No matter what But the hero is now filled with righteous anger because she didn t try hard enough to make him believe Because she didn t contact him when the baby was born His anger in the present never stops His sense of having been injured by her never recedes I expected it to be gradually transformed by a realization that he wasn t mad about the baby because he had no ground to stand on there but that he was reliving the sense of betrayal he felt and lashing out from his own guilt Nope He s mad that the heroine he told to go away and never see him againwent.I loathe this hero But I have issues with the book beyond that When he finally pulls his revenge trigger, the heroine sees him for what he is and denounces him in a trenchant speech Is this where the extended groveling kicks in No While still clinging to his righteous indignation over having been denied the first four years of his son s life gah , the megarich hero proceeds to demonstrate his devotion by spending a lot of money on the heroine while her horrible family lectures her on the importance of taking risks for love.She really deserved to walk away from them all with her child and a clear conscience This is a one star book that gets an unearned second star because I haven t read the preceding books in the series In context, maybe this outlandish hypocrisy makessense I don t recommend Sweet Trouble, but if you re going to read it, I suggest pairing it with Mallery s equally awful quasi secret baby story Almost Perfect, published two years later It s like Mallery has one story to tell about secret babies, and it centers on slut shaming and blaming the heroine


  9. Shawn Shawn says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Jesse has pushed the limits all her life When she gets kicked out of her house for sleeping with her sister s husband, she finds herself pregnant Her nerdy turned knockout boyfriend wants nothing to do with her nor entertain the idea the baby is his So Jesse packs up and runs, only stopping when the money and gas run out Four years goes by when she decides it s time to grow up, go home and face the music With her son in tow, she s out to right all the wrong.In the first 2 books you only g Jesse has pushed the limits all her life When she gets kicked out of her house for sleeping with her sister s husband, she finds herself pregnant Her nerdy turned knockout boyfriend wants nothing to do with her nor entertain the idea the baby is his So Jesse packs up and runs, only stopping when the money and gas run out Four years goes by when she decides it s time to grow up, go home and face the music With her son in tow, she s out to right all the wrong.In the first 2 books you only get glimpses of Jesse She seems like a screw up who goes out of her way to cause trouble The truth comes out and you have to feel bad that no one believed her to begin with She struggles to bond with her sister and show her that she s matured Nicole doesn t want to hear about any of her ideas and thinks she s only there for her inheritance Her ex, Matt, is now a success and thinks she s throwing their son into the mix to get his money All she wants is to be with Matt and have the family she s dreamed of As much as Matt wants to make her pay for keeping his son from him, he can t ignore the sparks flying everywhere After the bakery burns down, Jesse takes charge and turns everything around Things are looking up until she s accidently served custody papers Then she realizes it s all been a game Matt on the other hand is sick about it In the beginning he wanted her to suffer but after a few nights together he realizes she s not the same person and he wants her in his life forever


  10. CaroB CaroB says:

    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 fianc e 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 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 fianc e 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 like the premise for this series had so much potential, but the author made it into a big clich instead In every single book there was a variation of the line if you love someone, you have to take a leap of faith Well if it means letting someone treat you like crap repeatedly, walk all over you, threaten the things you hold most dear and then one day apologise to make it all better well I say step away from the edge, luv


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