Friday, June 10, 2016

Review 'Hot Chocolate' by Charlotte De Pace
She’s always been the good girl, but this trip to Italy will show Annabella that love and chocolate can both be sweet, tempting — and dangerously addictive.

When infamous playboy Alessandro De Costa entices Little Miss Sensible, Annabella Beaumont, to be his master chocolatier and faux fiancée, neither anticipate the deception — or passionate seduction — that will follow.

Annabella isn’t prepared for the limelight, the charade, the ‘makeover’, and she didn’t know her new boss would look like a gift from heaven with the devil in his smile. But she’s determined to succeed; her sister’s depending on her.

Now, as she slowly succumbs to the playboy’s charms, Annabella struggles with sweet temptation — as well as secrets that could ruin everything.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
June 05, 2016
Contemporary Romance
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My Review:

When I first saw the title and book cover of ‘Hot Chocolate’, I honestly thought this book was not for me. I just don’t really like those erotic books that don’t involve any romance. And seeing the cover, that was what I thought about this book. But after I read the book description I became really curious about this read, and decided to give it a shot.

In ‘Hot Chocolate’ we meet Annabella and Allesandro de Costa. Annabella is desperate to get the job of master chocolatier in the De Costa business. Not only because it’s her dream, but also because the money will make sure that Annabella’s sister is able to get the help she so desperately needs. When Allesandro offers her the job of chocolatier, he only has one condition: Annabella must pretend to be his fiancé so he can shed his bachelor status and become the respected businessman his company needs. This all seems like a great thing for the both of them. But soon secrets start to stand between them.

After reading the first chapter of ‘Hot Chocolate’ I must admit I kind of fell in love with this story and the characters. It was so much fun to read about all those delicious chocolates Annabella and Allesandro made. And it definitely made you want to eat some chocolate yourself. (Yep, this read is really bad for your diet!!)

Although this book definitely had some parts I didn’t like, for example the beginning where Allesandro was just too arrogant, most of all this read was really fun. I read ‘Hot Chocolate’ in only a day. Especially because I really loved the romance between Annabella and Allesandro. It was sweet to read about those two characters getting to know each other and falling in love.

If you want an exceptionally good written novel, with a lot of depth, this book is not for you. But when you’re looking for a nice and delicious romantic read.. This book is definitely for you.

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About the Author:

Following a whirlwind romance with a hot-blooded Italian, Charlotte De Pace now finds herself in cozy domesticity with her husband and two young children in Melbourne, Australia. But memories of romantic nights in Italy, those first flutters of blossoming love and the exhilarating ride to happily ever after are far from forgotten. Those moments inspires Charlotte’s emotionally driven, passionate stories set in glamorous locations where hot romance and seduction always lead to love. 

I received this book from Escape Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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