Thursday, January 5, 2017
BOOK REVIEW- THE CHOCOLATE CURE
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. AMAZON 4 STARS
I liked Maddie, she was charmingly ditsy. But don't take that the wrong way, she had a heart of gold and she is ditsy in the best way. Its probably more accurate to say she is a free spirit. She was trying so hard to find her place in life but her heart kept getting in the way. She was someone who genuinely tries to help others and so often it costs her. Her job is one example, it's in danger because she just can't use people to close on a house. She wants them to get what they really want and need. That was so endearing although her boss and others in her office didn't see it that way. I can understand the boss wanting her to step it up because like she said, she has a business to run. Tod, son of the boss is one of those but then he was a pushy snot. The other thing that caused problems in her life is that she had her "fingers in so many pies". Or should I have said, "Chocolates"? Maddie did have family and friends that were pulling for her though, Sage the chocolate shop owner was just one of them. She did bring sunshine, and fun into people's lives too.
It's one of the things that Mick realized quickly, I liked their first encounter. Poor Mick, the majority of his time is recovering; being dizzy, in pain and barely able to stand up. It didn't stop him from being able to see Maddie's value and making sure she began to know it too. Some of the conversations between Mick and Maddie were hilarious and made me smile more than once.
I can see where the book got its title because Maddie really did think that chocolate really did cure so many ailments and in the book we see some proof where it came in handy.
I thought the cover for this eBook was cute and goes so well with the actual story. I like that. And the small dog in the picture? You'll have to read the book to find out about that.
If you are looking for a charming book that is uplifting but not too deep then this book is something that you will enjoy.
One last comment, what is going on with Portia (Sage's niece)? We got tickled a bit with her story, but just enough to wonder.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.