With its wide-ranging exploration of family ties and exotic locales, Brown Sugar and Spice crafts a series of colorful backdrops- The Midwest Book Review
Pierre Jackson loses his gusto for cooking after breaking up with his rich fiancé, De’Andre Harris. He is beacon to leave the comfort of his country when he receives a disturbing call that there’s been a death in the family. He meets a Southern Belle who becomes his roommate and she proposition him on opening a bistro. Pierre is lost and confused and doesn’t know what to do. His faith is challenged like it has never been before.
Confused Spice is a delectable tale revolves around twenty-nine-year old Pierre Jackson, who dreams of becoming a renowned pâtissier and chef. He moves to Toronto with his handsome fiancé, DeAndre Harris, who has just landed a prestigious job at a major news station in the city. Everything seems to be perfect...until a secret comes to light that throws their relationship for a loop. With everything falling apart, Vijay Khakwani, a gorgeous Indo-Canadian man, moves into Pierre's apartment. When Pierre's messy apron catches his eye, Pierre is propositioned to teach him how to cook, and their neighborly acquaintance gets tantalizingly close.
Meanwhile, Vijay is also battling the odds in his life. He's constantly in between jobs and running into trouble with the law. His mother, a powerful attorney and Toronto socialite, is tired of rescuing her son and just wants him to take some responsibility. She orchestrates an arranged marriage for Vijay, thinking it will cure him of his reckless habits and put him back on the straight and narrow. In a last ditch effort to change his life around, Vijay immerses himself into Eastern spirituality. As he goes through his spiritual journey, it forces him to confront the dark secrets in his family's past.
As Pierre teaches Vijay the art of cooking in their intimate sessions, Vijay shows Pierre the beauty of Buddhism. What will become of the two?
"The author beautifully melds the art of cooking with rising romantic desire "- Kirkus Reviews
"Confused Spice is an eclectic modern read that weaves family, friendship, sexuality, and self-discovery." - San Francisco Book Review
"Bailey's prose is beautiful....it is sprinkled with stunning descriptions and engaging dialogue....it's a new and exciting experience." - Manhattan Book Review
"This is definitely worth a read" - Scandalicious Book Reviews
"I just finished Confused Spice...and I really enjoyed it. What I loved most was the compelling plot, most especially Vijay's family life, and characters that I grew to care about." - Rena Scott, sistahsontheshelf.com
"One of the most unique books I have read in a long time...this book is a real gem."- Halo of Books.com
"What a great read, I couldn't put it down one second. I love how the author used many twists in it. Although I am a busy person, this read blew my mind away and that's what simply interests me . I really would love to have a copy of this book, because it was that great." - Patricia Lezcano
"A light and breezy summer read! Perfect for losing yourself into a different world on the beach or in the garden!" - Reema Jaffer
"A sexy, sharp and fun read. The character development was very enjoyable. This novel will leave you deeply satisfied yet craving for more." - Kailee Fatt