This New Year’s while surrounded by people in a crowded bar Maddie Cash was still feeling somewhat alone. Maddie vows to have fun anyway that night which leads to one drink after another and a humiliating New Year kiss at midnight with her boss’s son and a public announcement to give up men and chocolate.
After the humiliating night Maddie decides she needs to do some growing up and get her life in order. Maddie finds herself volunteering at the hospital when Mick Meyer is brought in with some injuries after a plane crash and somehow Maddie ends up sitting with Mick while it’s determined if his head trauma is serious. While on pain meds Mick begs Maddie for a kiss which she thinks he will soon forget when they do go their separate ways but afterwards Maddie finds that Mick has a property he needs sold and Maddie is desperate to save her reality job.
The Chocolate Cure is the fourth book in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series set in the lovely small town of Marietta, MT that has been featured in quite a few different series. The Chocolate Cure can easily be read as a standalone novel but there are mentions of previous characters and places from other books from this town. In this particular book Maddie is a frequent customer of Copper Mountain Chocolates which is the center of the Love at the Chocolate Shop series.
For the most part this was a completely enjoyable little romance read as with most of those based in Marietta. I will say I did think a bit of the hospital scenes were a bit unrealistic to me but that really didn’t hurt my liking the couple this book is about. It was only little things like Mick walking out on his own, I’ve never known a hospital that didn’t insist a patient stay in a wheelchair when discharged. And Maddie not wearing gloves, I would think they would have taken her away from the patients before that would ever happen. Small details that seemed off but thankfully aren’t a huge part to the story so in the end I still really liked this one.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.