Book Review: Captured by Chocolate by Steena Holmes


Captured by Chocolate by Steena Holmes

Love at the Chocolate Shop (book 11)

Tule Publishing (August 3, 2017)

Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Fiction/Romance



Radio DJ Dylan Morgan enjoys small town life in Marietta. Unlike his longtime girlfriend and globetrotting photojournalist Casey Michaels, he’s never been tempted to spread his wings. Until an east coast job offer at a major radio station catches his eye. He considers taking the position, but then Casey calls… She’s coming home. After years of wandering the globe, Casey Michaels is tired and needs a break and while she didn’t plan on coming home for good, the idea is starting to grow on her. All she wants to do is spend time with her forever boyfriend, Dylan. But all she meets is suspicion as everyone waits for her to pack up her suitcase once again. To convince Dylan she’s home for good, she plans a grand gesture–a photography show celebrating Marietta life. And then, the phone rings. She’s needed in London…









So happy we finally got to read all about Marietta’s own DJ Dylan. He is in so many of the books in this series that I have a soft spot for him.  Casey is always coming and going in Dylan’s life but it seemed to work for them up until now. In my opinion (and most of the town of Marietta’s opinion) Casey comes across as selfish, taking Dylan and the relationship for granted. Dylan plays a hand in the problems too as he put up with feeling like second place in her heart and not communicating. But in true Marietta style, the couple reconnects, gets their HEA, with the famous Chocolate Shop being the center.  The author did a very good job creating this couple. It portrays an honest love; an emotional love of ups and downs; an unconventional love between two people leading very different lives but making it work. By the end of the story you felt the love these two very different people have for each other. He’s pure small town and she’s a traveler. It’s real – it happens; one has a career that takes them traveling, the other stays home. It can and does work. The author took the situation and made it where it was at the point of tearing them apart, but brought them together. She made me change my opinion of the lead female character and root for her. A very good read and addition to the wonderful Love at the Chocolate Shop series.



holmes  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.




Twitter: @steenaholmes




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