So I got there. Again, it just takes the right romance, and all that is wrong with the world can disappear for a few blissful hours. I usually prefer historical to contemporary romance, but this one (especially combined with The Chocolate Kiss) take the delicious cake!
This time it’s Jaime Corey (younger daughter of the billionaire Corey family from previous books) and Dominique Richard, wild man of the high end Parisian chocolatier industry. Jaime is in Paris recuperating after being beaten in Africa, and finds visiting Dominique’s shop gives her courage. Dominique watches her come in every day and develops quite a little crush on the quiet woman who seems to trying to absorb his soul through his chocolate. When they finally meet all the sparks one expects ensue, and a really great romance between two very realistic, flawed people develops. This one has in the background the four leads from the other two books, and I still find myself immensely annoyed with Cade and Sylvain. Nope, even as periphery characters, I still can’t like them.
But that’s not the point here. The point here is a lovable, scarred billionaire and a flawed man with a very dark past find each other. Jaime has real issues beyond the fact that she was physically beaten almost to death. She has trouble accepting who she is, and finding her place in the world which made her so relatable. Especially compared to her completely confident, buy the world sister. Dominique comes with a troubled past and anger management issues, but like a real person has sought help over the years and works hard to be a better person. I really loved having such a realistic story in who the characters were this time around (even though the 2 weeks timelines always drive me crazy).
So overall, this one is a definite recommend! If you’re looking for a sweet, delicious (modern romance) way to spend a few hours this is one of the highest I can recommend!