- Paperback: 303 pages
- Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (19 Nov. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1602829586
- ISBN-13: 978-1602829589
Yay !!! What a wonderful book !!! Simply one of the best books I have ever read in this genre. It’s a story about chocolate, about a charming small town and its adorably quirky people and about finding yourself. It’s just a great way to spend an evening with a glass of your favourite drink, maybe one or two of your favourite nibbles and what your kindle was made for !!
It’s beautifully written. I couldn’t help but fall in love with the main characters Molly and Jordan. Both have to deal with the loss of Cassie in their own way. I really enjoyed how their relationship develops and how well written the slow realization and acceptance of the situation settles upon the characters. The intensity between the two main characters was captivating and suspenseful.
Melissa is a superb writer and this book showcases characters with distinct and fun personalities. There aren’t any of the obvious character flaws or annoying stereotypes and there wasn’t any of the insta-lust/love stuff that seems so common in this genre. The intimate scenes between the characters are exciting with Molly and Jordans developing relationship told in a realistic, believable way, which truly make you feel like you were stealing a glimpse into someone’s life (I particularly enjoyed how Molly changed so spectacularly over the course of the book (the scene where she is talking to Cassie’s grave about how she is going to move on was just so beautifully poignant). The book even concluded in a satisfying way by tying up all the loose ends and questions I had in a very pleasing way.
If you’re the type of person who is looking for the darker and more emotional tones throughout a book – I’d strongly encourage you to check this out. If you’re like me, and are looking for a more fluffy read, you may want to consider waiting until you’re in the mood to have your heart stabbed a few times.
This story makes me want to have more. I really hope for a sequel, there is so much more to tell about the enchanting little town of Applewood and especially Molly and Jordan.
You can buy this lovely little book at Amazon either as a Kindle edition, paperback or Audible copy by clicking on the below links. You’ll be so glad you did !!1