Monday, September 3, 2012

Better than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts Review

Better Than Chocolate 

Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company has been in the Sterling family for generations, ever since Great-Grandma Rose literally dreamed up her first fabulous recipe. But now it looks as if they're about to lose Sweet Dreams to the bank—and that would be a disaster, not only for the family but for the town of Icicle Falls, Washington. Can Samantha, the oldest daughter and new head of the company, come up with a way to save it?After Samantha does some brainstorming with her mother and sisters, inspiration strikes. They'll have a chocolate festival! Time's running out, but the Sterling women are determined and the town's behind them, so every thing's bound to go smoothly….

Or not. Events seem to be conspiring against Samantha, and her mother's attempts to help aren't helping. To make matters worse, the fate of her company is in the hands of her archenemy, Blake Preston, the bank manager with the football-hero good looks. It's enough to drive her to chocolate. But Blake's also enough to convince her that (believe it or not) there's something even better than chocolate.

Rating 3/5 

My thoughts ! 

Better than chocolate is not a sweet romance story, more so a chic lit. So don't go delving in thinking your getting a mushy heart warming romance - with this story . The romance is Very limited. 

More so the book revolves around the money side of things. I was hoping for a little more romance than what was given. (( With the storyline provided I'm sure with that added bit of oomph Sam and Brad would've had more than just chocolate. )) The ending however was light at the end of the tunnel for Sam. A little romance thrown in here. 

The characters were like able.  Better than chocolate  has a little humour thrown in throughout and with a family feel about the storyline its entertaining none the less. 

It seems that not only did Sam save ** Sweet Dreams** she also gained a few of her own... Her silent partner in crime however - I must say I felt a little jilted for him lol ** no chocolate ** EVER.

Better than Chocolate gives the reader that homey feel about it, family, dedication and hard work to keep the family business afloat! Moral to the story - family stick together through thick and thin to achieve a ** Sweet Dream **. 

An easy read over 320 pages long a bit predictable and lagging at times. A few phrases were thrown in amongst the story - in which I had no clue as to the meanings - (( she is upside down on her house)) I highlighted these and went back to check out meanings later .. I think these could have been explained a little more.  Mabye this was just me , not understanding these phrases. ? 

Overall - an enjoyable read  with Bonus recipes at the back - that look scrumptious - I will certainly be trying out my own ** sweet dream ** creations. 

This book was supplied to me via the publisher... Thank you to Harlequin Australia.