All’s Fair in Love and Chocolate
by Amy Andrews
A Marietta Chocolate Wars Romance (Book 1)
Tule Publishing (November 12, 2020)
When it comes to love and chocolate, it’s game on…
When traveling chocolatier Vivian Dawson comes to Marietta to open Delish, a chain chocolate shop, she’s unfazed by angry locals. She’s not looking for friends—she’s the competition, and her target is Sage O’Dell’s Copper Mountain Chocolates. To create marketing buzz and a friendly rivalry, Vivian declares Delish’s hot chocolate the best in town and will prove it at Marietta’s Christmas Stroll. Everyone takes a side, and Vivian hopes a certain deputy will take hers for another unforgettable night.
Sheriff’s deputy Reuben Price can’t believe his luck when the woman he’s been thinking about since a rebound one-night stand opens a shop in town. He’s shocked when Marietta’s normally friendly citizens become hostile, but he’s ready to welcome Vivian with open arms and more.
As Vivian is seduced by the charming town and the sexy deputy, she wonders if she’s finally found a home. But when tragedy strikes before Christmas, will Vivian run like she always has or will her growing feelings convince her to stay?
All’s Fair in Love and Chocolate gets off to an immediate steamy start! Vivian is a go-getter; she knows she wants and how to get it. Reuben is a sweetheart who’s not looking to settle down. Their one-night stand turns into a short-term fling, both understanding that they would not do serious. Their relationship causes a stir in Marietta as well as Viv coming to town and opening a chocolate shop in direct competition with town favorite Sage. Marietta, usually a really friendly and welcoming little town, treats Vivian as an outcast from the beginning. The townspeople do not want her there and it’s no secret. Likable characters, good dialogue, wonderful small town feel, and I really liked the storyline. Sage is a Marietta series town fan favorite and I wasn’t sure how this was going to go. How dare someone come in to Marietta and open another chocolate shop! But Vivian won me over just as she did the town. Fun read.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (October 24, 2020)
ARC provided by Tule Publishing
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amy is an award-winning, USA Today best-selling Aussie author who has written sixty plus contemporary romances in both the traditional and digital markets. She’s sold two million books and been translated into over a dozen languages including manga.
Her books bring all the feels from sass, quirk and laughter to emotional grit to panty-melting heat. Yes, her books feature lots of sex and kissing. You probably shouldn’t try one if you think the sexy times belong behind closed doors – Amy rips the door right off the hinges.
She loves good books and great booze although she’ll take mediocre booze if there’s nothing else. She has two grown kids who have flown the coop for distant shores which is awesome because now she has a good reason to travel instead of because I want to.
At sixteen she met a guy she knew she was going to marry and she did. He’s the kind of guy who can start a fire with nothing but two stones, construct a dwelling from half a dozen tree branches and a ball of string, mend anything that’s broken with weird fixit juju and navigate home blindfolded with both arms tied behind his back but will also happily eat cornflakes for dinner when a deadline is looming. True hero material.
For many, many years she was a registered nurse. Which means she knows things. Anatomical things. And she’s not afraid to use them!
She lives on acreage on the outskirts of Brisbane with a gorgeous mountain view but secretly wishes it was the hillsides of Tuscany.
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