Friday, January 6, 2017

[Pat's Review]: "The Chocolate Cure"

romance novel covers, contemporary romance, The Chocolate Cure by Roxanne Snopek
The Chocolate Cure by Roxanne Snopek
Publisher: Tule Publishing (January 4, 2017)
Series: Love at the Chocolate Shop, 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance

No more chocolate! No more meddling! No more men!

New Year’s resolutions are great. Announcing them in a crowded bar, with a chocolate martini in her hand? Not Maddie Cash’s finest moment. It’s time this new realtor got serious about her life and this time, she means it.

But when hospital volunteering lands her at the bedside of bruised and battered Mick Meyer, who has no knowledge of Maddie’s reputation – and no memory of the kiss he begged from her during that long, pain-filled night, her best-laid plans are put in jeopardy. It’s not just his sweet tooth that’s tempting her.

The hunky bush pilot with the concussion has an old family property to unload. Making this sale could be Maddie’s professional salvation. But when Mick turns on the charm, she’s in danger of forgetting all her best intentions… on chocolate… on meddling… and especially on men.

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Pat's Review:

If you love chocolate, you will love this sweet and funny contemporary romance. The characters are awesome and you will suddenly find yourself craving dark chocolate covered salted caramels and injured hunky bush pilots.

Maddie Cash is a realtor who works for Elinor Styles Realtors. She loves her job, but can't seem to close a deal. She gets close to her clients and can't sell them something she doesn't feel is right for them. She has now been given the ultimatum of selling a property in one month or she'll be let go. She's frantic.

Maddie also volunteers in the local hospital, and one night is assigned to the extremely busy ER. She finds her soon to be brother-in-law waiting for a friend who had an accident at the fishing lodge where they were celebrating his bachelor party.

The patient is bush pilot Mick Meyer, with a dislocated shoulder, concussion, and wrenched knee. He is in terrible pain, disoriented, and is fighting everyone around him. Maddie is pulled in to help and feels so helpless, all she does is brush his forehead and he quiets and calls her Angel. What really seals the relationship is a little bag of salted caramels in her pocket and a very sexy kiss.

Mick wakes up in the hospital with his mind completely blank of what happened the day before. No Maddie -- or kiss -- is in his memory bank. But when a young woman enters his room, smelling faintly of chocolate, with a fluffy dog named Clementine in tow, a few memories slide through: she's his Angel. Mick can be her angel, too: he has property to sell.

I loved the dialog back and forth, very funny and entertaining. Mick is a big, sexy, guy who is extremely frustrated with having to heal and this compelling attraction to Maddie. Not to mention the sweets she always has around thanks to her best friend's chocolate shop.

This is the fourth book in the series but can be read as a stand alone. I will be heading back to Book 1.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! You had me at chocolate covered salted caramels. Um, YES PLEASE.


Until Next Time,


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