Monday, November 4, 2019

Review of The Swiss Mishap by Amey Zeigler

Welcome to the review tour for The Swiss Mishap by Amey Zeigler! You're going to want to grab your favorite chocolate (and possibly your favorite wine and/or adult beverage) as you enjoy this romantic comedy. I'm giving some more insight into my thoughts on this story, plus you can follow the tour for even more people's thoughts. Be sure to let the author know what you think along the way! And there is a great giveaway at the end.

The Swiss Mishap

For the last twelve years, more than half her life, Lainey Peterson has prepared to design, create, and produce quality chocolate bars. But when she discovers her chocolate internship at Switzerland's prestigious Alpine Foods has been canceled, she vows to do whatever it takes to get to Chocolate.

Yves Claremont, a young, ambitious department chair, would sacrifice everything to rise to vice president at Alpine Foods and redeem his father's name. Impressed with Lainey's resume and charming determination, Yves offers her an internship in his Pet Care department, promising a recommendation for Chocolate if she does well.

Lainey is drawn to the enigmatic and passionate Yves Claremont. He cannot deny his growing attraction to her. But inter-office relationships are strictly forbidden by Alpine Foods, and a perceptive co-worker, jealous of Yves' success, will undermine Yves and Lainey any way he can.

Read an excerpt:
“C’est dommage. Le département de chocolat cannot you take.” 
Marie Claire’s bluntness quickened Lainey’s heartbeat. Heat radiated from her face, her heartbeat pulsed into her head. Her brow lifted off her skull. Please, don’t pass out, she silently prayed. She didn’t want to know how hard the granite floor was. “Why not?”

“Bad economy, vous voyez,” she said. “Their budget was cut dernière minute. There is no money. You have to return home.”

“But I’ve come so far.” She couldn’t return home, not when she was in the lobby. Not when she could almost smell the chocolate. She closed her eyes, breathing deeply, hoping to stop the train wreck inside her head. All she envisioned was the image of her beaming parents waving goodbye as she bustled through security. What would their expressions be if she returned home tomorrow? “What am I going to do?” she asked.

Marie Claire shrugged with a pained expression on her face.

Chocolate! Lainey needed chocolate!

Her tongue lolled in her mouth, craving a molten blob of chocolatey goodness to soothe her spirits and calm her heart, but the delayed flights depleted her choco-stash. There was nothing left—zilch, nada, rien du tout.

“Is there somewhere else I can work? Some other department? Some other job?” She would mop floors, empty trash cans, anything at Alpine Foods. She didn’t say this aloud. It wasn’t the best bargaining chip to appear too needy. Maybe she could wander the lobby with a sign around her neck, “Will work for chocolate.” Her nose tingled. She sneezed. She always sneezed right before she cried. “Please. I’m willing to do anything.”

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**My thoughts*
Imagine flying halfway across the world, only to find out that your internship no longer exists and your best friend conveniently "forgot" to tell you. I probably would pass out, too.

And thus being Lainey's rocky ride now in the Pet Food division at Alpine Foods, instead of the Chocolate division, which was her true passion and goal. But having Yves for a boss may not be the worst thing in the world.

You can tell that Yves is somewhat amused by the American's antics and foibles, which will make you both cringe and laugh all at once. I can't help but like her and relate to her. Although, I do not have quite the obsession with chocolate that she does. I mean, I like chocolate, but she takes it to a whole other level for sure.

Lainey also is terrifed of dogs after having been attacked several years ago. I also understand this fear, only my attack was much less than hers and didn't require several years of therapy. I also still had dogs throughout my ordeal.

I also love the setting. I spent a few days along Lake Geneva some years ago, so this brings back some fond memories for me. I also get a kick out of the sprinklings of French words and phrasings for which I do not need a translation. 

This story has the necessary ups and downs for such a formulaic feel-good story, and yet it is different enough from any other you may have read. I recommend having some chocolate on hand, with or without a glass of wine or your favorite alcoholic beverage as you consume this sweet treat.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and am voluntarily giving my honest review.

About Amey Ziegler

Amey loves writing about different places because she grew up moving all around the United States. In her books, she explores the whole world. She is also the author of Baker’s Dozen, a Romantic Suspense Mystery.

She lives with her husband and three children near Austin, TX. Follow her on BookBub @ameyzeigler and sign up for her newsletter at

Amey Zeigler will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. This book sounds like a fantastic read.

  2. The book sounds like a great read.

  3. Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  4. Which character from the book do you most relate to?

  5. Thank you Andi for the fantastic review!

  6. Elizabeth RobinsonNovember 5, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Sounds like such a fun read! Thanks!

  8. I love the cover. The colors are striking.

  9. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  10. Who is your favorite author still currently writing?

    1. If you're asking me, I love Brandon Sanderson for fantasy. He is so good at twists, turns and surprises that I study him for plotting. I also read a lot of YA, so a lot of YA authors.

  11. This sounds like a delight! Chocolate & Dogs? :D

  12. Really neat book, lovin the sound of that.

  13. Oh wow, I really got sucked in reading the excerpt. It sure seems real, too, and I love the romantic comedy. Sounds fun!

  14. This sounds like an amusing romance.

  15. This sounds like a fun book! I loved the excerpt!

  16. This sounds like a hit to me, I can already see that expression when you have to tell someone your pregnant and everything finding out yourself changes your whole life. Sounds like a great book.

  17. Brianne's Book ReviewsNovember 20, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    A fabulous review!


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