After leaving the Air Force York Parker wants nothing more than to spend the free time he has before starting his new job with his two sisters in Marietta, MT. Since the chocolate shop is a bit overwhelmed at the moment York has agreed to help out and work there with his sister until starting his new job but York never expected to meet chocolate expert Chantelle Cummings at his new job.
Chantelle is in Marietta to research the quaint local chocolate shop for her family who runs a billion dollar chocolate company in France. Chantelle never expected to find herself working behind the counter along side York when one of the store employees went into labor or finding herself falling for the handsome York Parker.
The Chocolate Touch is the eighth book in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series but as each of the books feature a different couple they all can be read as standalone novels. However, as usual with the stories in these books you do get glimpses of the Marietta residents from previous books all throughout the stories for those fans that have read all of the series. I particularly enjoyed this installment featuring the chocolate shop owner and employees a bit more than others had in the past.
It’s really become tough for me to dislike any of the chocolate shop stories since each brings back the small town charm of Marietta along with some very likable characters. York and Chantelle were a great couple together and it certainly kept my interest to see how they would work out a relationship with both of their backgrounds in the story. If any complaint could be had with the story is it seemed to feature way more delicious chocolate and may make a reader gain a few pounds just from reading about the deliciousness.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.