Love, Chocolate, and Beer



Title:  Love, Chocolate, and Beer
Author: Violet Duke
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Pages: 347 Pages
Genere: Contemporary Romance
Source:  Amazon Book Page
Rating: 4 Stars


Romance has met its most unlikely match-up…Luke Bradford is a chocolatier on a mission. After moving his chocolate shop, and newly single life, to the quirky town of Cactus Creek, Luke wants nothing more than to devote all his energy into making his business a success–by taking the romance market by storm. But his grand plans get thrown for a loop when he locks horns with the feisty beer-brewing beauty next door who calls his ‘romantic idealism’ a load of fairytale bull. Soon, driving the woman sparking nuts becomes another wickedly fun priority he simply can’t get enough of.

In his defense, she’s addictively easy to incite…and plain impossible to resist.

Beloved local brewmaster Dani Dobson is beyond riled up. It’s bad enough the new shop owner in town comes locked and loaded with both a distractingly rugged charm and sexy flashing dimples, but the whole only-in-the-movies variety of romance he’s selling–the kind her world has been crushed by before–is really doing a number on her allergy to unrealistic clichés. What’s worse, he’s created an annoyingly clever ad campaign that dubs ‘beer joints’ like hers as the “cave where romance goes to hibernate.” The nerve of that man.

Combustible chemistry or not, damn it, this means war. The stakes…very likely, her heart.



With 115 5 Star reviews and only 1 – 1 star review on Amazon; the crowd has the right idea about this novel. I know i have already raved on about the prequel but this first book of the series was also equally tasty. The intimate scenes aren’t raunchy but have enough spice to make it interesting. The only thing I was skeptical about was, because I am a cynic, the pure devotion and absolutely patience that came from Luke. I mean wowza! A little unrealistic for me and its simply because I believe in human flaws and not everyone would be as forgiving or understanding as dearest Luke. However, the rest of the novel was pure indulgence. For $2.99 you get a few hours of delicious competition and languid overpowering love. I love the other stories wrapped around Dani and Luke as well. You get to hear about what happens with Quinn throughout and at the end of the book Ms. Violet Duke leaves the book perfectly open for the next installment. I am giddy with delight and just cannot wait to read it. The end of the story wonderfully and yet tragically wraps up in a neat package why Dani is as un-trusting as she is and you can understand but the author allows you to find a way to forgive and move on. Its simply wonderful! Please pick up a copy of the kindle copy at amazon at the link above and share in the playful fight that brought a town closer together and entwined two stubborn hearts for eternity.

Would I Recommend this book?

YES YES YES! I loved the warm melty feeling that this book gave me as I finished it. This was certainly a feel good book that everyone could love. I look forward to the next installment of the series which isn’t due out til May of this year.

– Kayla


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