A Thankful Heart ( Love at the Chocolate Shop #2) By Melissa McClone
Published November 3rd 2016 by Tule Publishing
Chocolate is better than men, and so are dogs. At least, that’s what Dakota Parker tells herself as she mends her broken heart and finds forever homes for rescue animals. So far, so good. She can indulge her love of chocolate where she works while her foster dogs provide her with the unconditional love she craves. What more does she need?
Seattle architect Bryce Grayson is counting the days until he can return home to the big city with his father in tow. That is if he can convince his dad to leave Montana. Bryce’s escape plan, however, goes astray when he meets Dakota. Her sweet kisses put the chocolate she sells to shame. Maybe he should be the one to move to Marietta, but could he be happy living in such a small town?
He has until Thanksgiving to decide.
What I loved the most about this story was Dakota’s passion. She loved volunteering at the animal rescue center and working at the Chocolate Shop. Both are easy to be passionate about. She is also fostering two dogs and a mouse. Love the story about her foster animals.
Bryce comes into town from Seattle to take care of his dad who has broken both his legs and needs help or Bryce thought he needed help. The wonderful people of Marietta are working on taking care of him, feeding him, but he does need someone to help and he shouldn’t be alone. Bryce is determined to have his Dad move with him to Seattle but his father loves this wonderful small town. He is very active in this town and has many friends. His Father is determined to that Bryce falls in love with Marietta.
Bryce’s Dad sends him to the chocolate shop every day to buy chocolate when Dakota is working. He isn’t eating the chocolate but giving them as gifts for those who are helping him. Bryce is still not happy. He doesn’t like the town, prefers the big city.
I really enjoyed reading this book from start to finish. The authors storytelling is fantastic. The main characters are well developed and very enjoyable to read. I loved how everything worked in this story.
This is a five star book in my opinion!
I want to thank Netgalley and Tule Publishing for providing me an ARC to read.
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