Charmed by Chocolate
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When Leah ran off to Southern California, she hoped to leave freezing cold winters and unrequited love behind. She was never meant for a small town life and the timing with her longtime best friend–and secret soul mate–was always hopelessly off.
But after a mishap on the hit reality show Charming, Leah declares her love for Wade nationwide and is publicly dubbed "Lonely Leah." She returns to Marietta to hide at her family's home–from the media who wants to turn her into a human interest story, from the townspeople upset with her blunder, and most of all, from Wade, who wants to talk.
It took Leah leaving town to wake Wade Burns up to the reality that he's head over heels in love with his best friend. But now that she's back home, she's giving him the cold shoulder. With chocolate and a grand gesture, can Wade charm his way back into Leah’s heart?
The Time is Right
I loved this second chance story and sixth book in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series, Charmed by Chocolate by Steena Holmes. In this book, Leah returns to Marietta to lick her wounds after embarrassing herself on a reality television show. She is staying at her family’s home and stress baking trying to figure out what to do to remedy her blunder. She is not just hiding from the media, friends and family but also her best friend and love, Wade. Wade is in love with Leah and has been since grade school. However, the timing has always been off between these two. Now Wade has another chance to charm his way into Leah’s heart with chocolate, fun around town, and a special trip.
This was a fun, wonderful and entertaining story with very loveable and authentic characters you want to cheer on, hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written with complex characteristics. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I am so looking forward to the next entry in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
This was a very entertaining friends to lovers story that had me chuckling all the way through. Leah couldn't leave Marietta fast enough for the sunshine of Southern California. Hating the brutal winters and done with lusting after her best friend Wade Burns, Leah is certain life has to be better in California. Appearing on a reality dating show is her downfall though. After a little (ok, a lot) too much to drink Leah confesses her secret love for her friend Wade Burns. Dubbed Lonely Leah she's now being hounded by the media and runs back home to Marietta to get away. Problem is Wade is in Marietta too.
Very enjoyable read and one I recommend.
Second Chance Romance
I thoroughly enjoyed this story of a second chance romance. Leah has returned home to Marietta, which she never wanted to return to, after embarrassing moment on a reality tv show to lick her wounds. Wade has never left Marietta and has always loved Leah. Their timing has always been off in the romance department but now he has one more chance to move his love with chocolate and fun things to do around Marietta. The whole town is rooting for this couple.
This was great addition to the Chocolate Shop stories. Many laugh out moments through the story. Plenty of chocolate and home made goodies that will leave you hungry. I highly recommend this book along with the rest of the series. Can be read as a stand alone.