Thursday, September 13, 2012

Better Than Chocolate

About the Book:
Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company has been in the Sterling family for generations, ever since Great-Grandma Rose literally dreamed up her first fabulous recipe. But now it looks as if they're about to lose Sweet Dreams to the bank—and that would be a disaster, not only for the family but for the town of Icicle Falls, Washington. Can Samantha, the oldest daughter and new head of the company, come up with a way to save it?

After Samantha does some brainstorming with her mother and sisters, inspiration strikes. They'll have a chocolate festival! Time's running out, but the Sterling women are determined and the town's behind them, so everything's bound to go smoothly….

Or not. Events seem to be conspiring against Samantha, and her mother's attempts to help aren't helping. To make matters worse, the fate of her company is in the hands of her archenemy, Blake Preston, the bank manager with the football-hero good looks. It's enough to drive her to chocolate. But Blake's also enough to convince her that (believe it or not) there's something even better than chocolate.

My Comments:
After looking at the cover and reading the summary, do you really think the evil banker is going to repo the chocolate company and make off with some cute bimbo?  

This appears to be the first in what I'm guessing Sheila Roberts hopes will be a long and profitable series of books set in a small ski town in Washington state.  We meet a large ensemble of characters who flit across the screen and then are seen no more (at least in this book, but I have a feeling...)  Still, the story is sweet as good chocolate and is a clean read too.  No one in this book ends up in bed with anyone else.  

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley.  Grade:  B.  


  1. I reviewed this too. I liked it, I thought it was very cute! And i liked that is was a nice clean romance.

  2. Love the cover... if I had more time I'd read it but i'm behind as it is

  3. After reading your review, I clicked on the picture, and added this book to my cart.
    And yes, it IS part of a series; the second book will be released in October.
    But I can just hear all the chocoholics saying,
    "Better than chocolate? NEVER!"

  4. Merry X-Mas is the next in the series and will be reviewed here on October 25


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