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Monday, November 18, 2019

The Swiss Mishap by Amey Zeigler - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Amey Zeigler and her new book, “The Swiss Mishap”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Amey and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

The Swiss Mishap
by Amey Zeigler


GENRE: Romantic Comedy



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.



“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.”



This book whisked me away on a sweet, romantic, delectable, savory journey to Switzerland, the Chocolate Capital of the World!!!

This book has a creative story line, fantastic writing style that flows with meticulous and vivid scenes, well-developed characters, is evenly paced, and keeps you completely entertained through the last page.

Lainey’s life has been pretty much wrapped up in chocolate and she has finally scored an internship of her dreams in Switzerland at Alpine Foods.  When Lainey arrives super excited to start her shift in the chocolate department at Alpine Foods, she is heartbroken to discover her internship has been cancelled.  However, the department chair, Yves, offers her an opportunity to still work for the company, but in the Pet Care department, and if she does well there, she might be able to then transfer back to the chocolate department.  Although, Lainey has a fear of dogs, dating way back to an attack when she was a kid, working at Alpine Foods, has been her dream and she is not going to let anything interfere with that.

This book was a delicious, enticing, enjoyable, entertaining, hilarious, inspiring, and satisfying read!

I really enjoyed the main characters, Lainey and Yves.  They were likable, relatable, and genuine.  I really liked Lainey as she was smart, determined, passionate, enthusiastic, caring, and stubborn.  I loved her love for chocolate.  I loved how she associated it with so many fond memories and how she even used chocolate as a security blanket to help her get through difficult times.  It was interesting hearing her recall enjoying chocolate when she was a kid while using it to block out her parents rocky marriage, her dad’s struggling business, and her teenage drama years – it was all about the chocolate and how she wanted to bring that same level of love, comfort, and armor to others.

I also enjoyed Yves as he was ambitious, anxious, tenacious, sincere, persistent, and adamant.  I really enjoyed Lainey and Yves together!  There were definitely immediate sparks between these two and it was beautifully written in a romantic, enduring manner.  Of course, there were still lots of witty banter and playful scenes between these two that made for some great LOL moments!!

I think the author did an excellent job on her character development as these characters were so real and personal on many levels!

A strong character development journey to root for and enjoy watching it unfold!

The author’s writing is strong and eloquently detailed.  She really provided so much detail in her writing that it was easy to picture – especially of beautiful, picturesque Switzerland.  I have never been before, but it is definitely on my bucket list now!

I also really enjoyed the funny, “Oh, those Americans,” scenes LOL!!!  Lainey certainly got into some of those silly situations that only happen to Americans when they travel abroad – and they sure were entertaining!!!

There are some predictable scenes.  However, there are still a couple unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming!

This book is technically not part of a book series and can be read as a standalone.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!  I think all romantic comedy readers will like this book too!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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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.

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  1. Amey ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

    1. This is an amazing review! I am humbled by your kind words. Thank you!

  2. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to check it out!

  3. I appreciate the review!