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Love, Chocolate and Beer

Book 1, Cactus Creek - Cactus Creek

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Cactus Creek’s most romantic eligible bachelor, new-to-town and new-to-singlehood chocolatier Luke Bradford believes in old school romance, fighting wars waged over love, and deploying his dimples whenever an impossible-to-resist woman instigates it.  But for once, he’s trying not to platter up his heart to get stomped on.  Luckily, he has a brand new hobby to keep him from falling: 

…driving the addictively easy to incite beer-brewing beauty next door crazy. 

Cactus Creek’s feisty brewmaster and town sweetheart Dani Dobson cannot believe how well that maddeningly charming man next door with all his chocolate-covered romantic idealism—the kind her heart has been shattered by before—can push all her buttons.  If she’s not careful, he’ll sneak right past all her defenses.  Luckily, she has her go-to hobby to keep her mind off him:

…playing her own version of cupid for everyone in town but herself. 

When Dani and Luke’s inexplicable chemistry escalates their ensuing chocolate and beer feud into so much more, old wounds and new demons surface to bring them face-to-face with exactly what they’ve been protecting themselves from:

…the kind of love that can break their hearts all over again.

From the author of the NYT bestselling Can't Resist series comes a lighter, slow & sweet series set in the quirky town of Cactus Creek, where the emotional happily-ever-afters come with loads of romance and unapologetically nosy & nutty secondary characters who just make everything way more fun.

"A new must-read series from Violet Duke. Not only will you fall in love with the characters, you'll fall in love with romance." -- NYT bestselling author Kathleen Brooks


Love, Chocolate, and Beer [Luke & Dani]
Love, Diamonds, and Spades [Rylan & Quinn] 
Love, Tussles, and Takedowns [Hudson & Lia] 
Love, Exes, and Ohs [Isaac & Xoey] 

All the Cactus Creek books are standalone novels. Enjoy! :)


"Violet Duke's writing jumps off the page and grabs you from the first sentence." -- NYT bestselling author Bella Andre

"Heartfelt, fast-paced, and fun!" -- NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely

“Hot, sweet, and filled with tender moments . . . Violet Duke writes heroes who make me swoon!” -- NYT bestselling author Kendall Ryan

"Emotional, sexy, and so unique!" -- NYT bestselling author Carly Phillips

Customer Reviews

Keep you wondering!

What a great book! Violet Duke out did herself this time! So many emotions! I laughed so hard at times I had tears rolling and then there were tears of sadness too but it was all worth it!! So many twists and turns I was really having a hard time trying to figure out how it was going to end. Luke and Dani will worm their way into your heart fast! It was actually nice to read a book that wasn't the same old plot like so many. Great job Violet!!

Chocolate + Beer = Love

Oh my good golly gracious, where do I begin? Love, Chocolate, and Beer was so amazing!! With a great background setup courtesy of the prequel (A Little Combustible Chemistry) we get to follow Dani and Luke while they battle it out
in their romance throwdown.

With Luke and his chocolate shop, obtaining votes isn't a hard task at all. A true romantic, Luke sets out not only to convince folks that chocolate is better than beer but also to find his way into the heart of his rival.

Dani can't believe anyone would try to sell chocolate as more romantic than beer. While she may believe Luke's views of romance are ludicrous and out of reach, she has a knack for creating romance for those around her.

With twists and turns, and downs,...crying and laughter we witness Luke and Dani's story unfold and grow into unconditional love that will last a lifetime.

I laughed so much and cried my eyes out while reading this novel from Violet Duke. And I look forward to more fun and romance in the Cactus Creek series! :)

A++ Romance

This book inspired me to concoct my own romantic plan for my husband this Valentine's! I definitely have plenty of ideas now.

As always, Violet does an amazing job of fully developing her characters and forcing you to fall in love with them. Oh, and you might learn a thing or two about how to make beer and chocolate. :)

Love, Chocolate and Beer
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Jan 30, 2014
  • Publisher: Violet Duke
  • Seller: Violet Duke
  • Print Length: 458 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Cactus Creek
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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