Nevada Parker has been staying with her sister, Dakota, in the small town of Marietta, Montana while she works on finishing up her PhD dissertation. Every time Nevada visits her sister at work at the local chocolate shop she cringes with the overdone Valentine’s decorations since Nevada has given up on finding her own love and focuses only on her studies.
Nevada however learns of a local event called the Valentine Quest in which the grand prize is a luxury vacation that Nevada thinks would be the perfect gift for her brother who will be leaving the military soon. Leaving her comfort zone Nevada signs up for the multi day event but finds herself having to make an alliance with local cowboy, Dustin Decker, when the pair find themselves the only singles and well outnumbered by all of the couples that have entered.
The Valentine’s Quest is the fifth book in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series. Each book in the series features a new and different couple that have some tie to the small town chocolate shop in Marietta, Montana. It’s not necessary to have read the other books in the series to enjoy each individual read but as usual with any book set in this lovely little small town this book is filled with all the same charm and has glimpses of some of the previous characters from this town.
My favorite part of this story was simply the creativity behind the Valentine Quest competition that Nevada and Dustin have entered. Such a fun setting for a couple to come together as they balance each other’s strengths and weaknesses while completing holiday themed tasks together. Both characters were extremely likable in this setting and the small town charm of the competition just completely won me over. Definitely would recommend this one to the romance fans out there.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley.