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Sweet Girl

The Girl's Series, Book 2
Written by: Rachel Hollis
Narrated by: Rachel Hollis
Series: The Girls, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Elizabeth Fleming
  • 2020-01-17

Not as good as Party Girl

So this was alright. I was looking forward to continuing Landon’s story. I did expect this to be her roommate’s story. So once I got over that it got a little better. But it’s still painfully slow in some parts. We get it, she’s emotional withdrawn! I really feel like Taylor (the love interest) is the male version of Landon; hard working, grew up somewhere in the middle of the country, country manners, etc.

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  • Kelly
  • 2019-12-19

Another Delightful Book By Rachel Hollis!

A most enjoyable follow up to party girl, although this book stands on its own as well. The narration was a bit confusing at first because Rachel narrates herself and was one person in the first book and is another person in the second but it was easy enough to get used to. Good story, good plot twists, wonderful ending. Another home run for Hollis!

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  • Lada
  • 2019-12-17

listen to everyone about narration

I should have heeded everyone's complaints about how terrible Hollis is as narrator for this story. She was fine as southern girl Landon but is totally wrong for curmudgeonly California girl Max. This was a DNF for me within 30 minutes and I'm returning both this and book 3 (because Hollis would be terrible as sassy Miko, too). I may read the books someday but since I mainly listen, not sure I'll get to them. Too bad Hollis wasn't smart or humble enough to step back and allow different narrators for these books.

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  • MissesBrown
  • 2019-11-12

Struck with Awe.

I Loved this Sequel as much, if not more than the previous book.
I couldn't put it down. I had to find it what would happen next.
Great read for Adults, Mild language used.

I'm so excited to catch up with the characters in the next book. Very well written.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-10-08

loving the perspective switch

Such a warm hearted book series. I love how we switch perspectives between all the friends in this close knit little family!