Charmed by Chocolate by Steena Holmes
Love at the Chocolate Shop, Book 6
Tule Publishing (March 2, 2017)
Contemporary Romance/Small town
Charmed by Chocolate is the sixth book in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series set in the small town of Marietta, MT. It is not necessary to read the previous books; they are connected by the Chocolate Shop and the small town but are each their own story. While this one is not one of my favorites of the series, it was still a good read. I thought it dragged too much based on a misunderstanding/lack of communication and I didn’t really get into until more than halfway through. I did like the storyline of friendship, family ties, and being true to yourself. Fans of the series will recognize previous characters and the charm the series provides. I’m sure they will enjoy this second chance love story between best friends. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley and am voluntarily reviewing it.
When Leah ran off to Southern California, she hoped to leave freezing cold winters and unrequited love behind. She was never meant for a small town life and the timing with her longtime best friend–and secret soul mate–was always hopelessly off. But after a mishap on the hit reality show Charming, Leah declares her love for Wade nationwide and is publicly dubbed “Lonely Leah.” She returns to Marietta to hide at her family’s home–from the media who wants to turn her into a human interest story, from the townspeople upset with her blunder, and most of all, from Wade, who wants to talk. It took Leah leaving town to wake Wade Burns up to the reality that he’s head over heels in love with his best friend. But now that she’s back home, she’s giving him the cold shoulder. With chocolate and a grand gesture, can Wade charm his way back into Leah’s heart?
The Love at the Chocolate Shop series Book 1: Melt My Heart, Cowboy by CJ Carmichael Book 2: A Thankful Heart by Melissa McClone Book 3: Montana Secret Santa by Debra Salonen Book 4: The Chocolate Cure by Roxanne Snopek Book 5: The Valentine Quest by Melissa McClone Book 6: Charmed by Chocolate by Steena Homes More coming soon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author! With her passion for storytelling, Steena Holmes took her dream of being a full-time writer and made it a reality, writing her first novel while working as a receptionist. Her novels have won awards, such as: 2012 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK Award for her bestselling novel Finding Emma 2015 USA BOOK NEWS Award for The Word Game, 2015 USA BOOK NEWS finalist for The Memory Child. Now both a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, with over a million copies sold, Steena continues to write stories that touch every parents heart in one way or another.
You can also find Steena on the web at http://www.steenaholmes.com
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