The Chocolate Touch by Melissa McClone
Love at the Chocolate Shop Series (Book 8)
Tule Publishing (May 4, 2017)
Romance/Small town/Clean & Wholesome
Chocolate expert Chantelle Cummings arrives in Marietta, Montana with two goals—sign copies of her new book and research a quaint local chocolate shop. When she meets a gorgeous guy passing out chocolate samples, her visit turns sweeter than she ever imagined. The man melts her heart, but her dream of working in France with her family makes her hesitant to pursue a romance.
Former Air Force captain York Parker has one month before embarking upon a consulting career. He never expected to be selling chocolates, but he’s happy to help his sister and her boss. He also likes spending time with sassy, pretty Chantelle. His new coworker may have the chocolate touch, but he’d rather taste her decadent kisses… until he learns the real reason she’s in town.
Will the truth harden his heart, or will love pave the way to a sweet future?
This sweet small town romance book is set in Marietta, Montana and centered around the towns Chocolate Shop. This is the 8th book and features two non-residents who are temporary staying in Marietta. The male lead is York Parker who is visiting with his two sisters Dakota and Nevada (who have had their own stories in the series – A Thankful Heart and The Valentine Quest) while he transitions from the Air Force into his new job as a traveling consultant. He is finally free to do whatever he wants, is looking forward to traveling, and not being tied down. Chantelle Cummings is the lead female. She is a chocolate expert and is in town for a book signing and to research the local chocolate shop. Her goal is to move to France, work for the family chocolate business, and find her happily ever after. A shortage of employees at the chocolate shop results in York and Chantelle both working there and getting to know each other. The timing of their romance is unfortunate as they both have completely different goals. That does not stop the strong and immediate connection they both feel. This is a very sweet romance and paced perfectly. A bonus in this story is that many previous characters from the Love at the Chocolate Shop series appear, and the anonymous donor from previous books is revealed. I have read many books by this author and am never disappointed. A perfect addition to the series.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
USA Today bestselling author, Melissa McClone has published over thirty novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group and been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her driving her minivan to/from her children’s swim practices and other activities. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds, two goldfish and a few cats who think they rule the house. They do!
Love at the Chocolate Shop Series
Love blooms in and around the Copper Mountain Chocolate shop of Marietta, Montana in a twelve book series featuring authors C.J. Carmichael, Melissa McClone, Debra Salonen, Roxanne Snopek, Marin Thomas and Steena Holmes.
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 Holmes
Book 7: The Chocolate Comeback by Roxanne Snopek
Book 8: The Chocolate Touch by Melissa McClone
Book 9: Sweet Home Cowboy by Marin Thomas (coming in June)