After coming out of a bad relationship Dakota Parker’s new motto is chocolate and animals are much better than men. So now Dakota works part time in the at the local chocolate shop and volunteers at the animal shelter. Her mission, to find forever homes for all of her fur buddies that are up for adoption.
Bryce Grayson has come to Marietta to help out his father after a construction accident caused him to break both of his legs. During his time in town Bryce has decided it’s time for his father to pack up and move to Seattle with Bryce but Bryce’s father has other ideas and plans a few chance meetings with Dakota to try to set up the pair.
A Thankful Heart is the second book in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series taking place in the lovely town of Marietta, Montana. Anyone following my reviews knows I’m a huge fan of any of the series taking place in this lovely small town, especially during the holiday season so it’s no surprise that I did enjoy this one too.
Dakota is working in the chocolate shop part time but the story mainly focuses on her rescue work and trying to adopt out the animals so while we get a few mentions of the previous chocolate shop characters the story expands the small town even more bringing in the shelter which is nice, I love a read with some cute critters involved.
For me the one complaint I could think of with this book was it took so long for Dakota and Bryce to come together in this story. While I’m glad it’s not an instant relationship in this type of read Bryce stayed stubborn for most of the story to the point I was beginning to dislike him.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.