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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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Amazing

Sad to have it over!! Loving the books!! Cannot wait to read the 3rd book!

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Love love love!

I can’t quit these audio books! I find myself listening to them and smiling along at the best moments and feeling the emotions of the characters and their stories. The story had been developed in a way that you can visualize the characters and the settings down to the smallest details.

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Awesome

Loved this book as much as the first!! cannot wait to hear the last book in this series.

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So good!

I bought this one after listening to the first book in the series. I loved it just as much! And can’t wait to listen to the next one. After a busy day at work this is the perfect listen.

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absolutely love this story

I bought this book even before I finished the first book in the series. I thought the first book was amazing and this second book was just as amazing if not more than the first book.

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  • Holly Helscher
  • 2016-07-13

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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  • Nicole
  • 2019-11-21

love it!

such a fun, girly book! the whole series is written well! recommend for any young adult women.

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  • Casey Swearingen
  • 2019-11-22

Another great one from Rachel Hollis!

This book was was great! I listened on audio and looked forward to it everyday!!!

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  • Tracy31
  • 2019-07-12

Don't narrate your own book

I think the narration of this book was the books biggest downfall. Rachel is a good writer but her performance should be left to the professionals. I'm not even sure if I really didn't like this book or if it was just listening to it that turned me off.

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  • Devin
  • 2018-08-19

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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  • louise
  • 2020-11-06

Girl, You Need a Narrator!

I really have enjoyed this series, but it would have been so much better with a real Narrator. I love the characters and the storyline, but everyone sounds like Landon.

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  • Kelsey Lawrence
  • 2020-10-13

Love it

Such a sweet story and I love Rachel’s performances!!! Highly recommend for a positive 9 hours ❤️

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  • Kristen Gabaldon
  • 2020-09-17

amazing

I loved this book. I found myself crying when the emotions were running high. will def listen again.

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  • Amanda Dawson
  • 2020-08-14

Great Sweet Romance

Loved this book! It was a great sequel to the first book! I love Rachel's writing and is my favorite narrator! Definitely recommend this book to anyone!

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  • Johanna
  • 2020-07-26

Cute and Fun

This was so fun to see Max come into her own and learn to let someone in heart. Taylor was the absolute sweetest! He and Max worked well together ❤️❤️❤️