Friday, February 3, 2017

The Valentine Quest (Love at the Chocolate Shop Book 5) by Melissa McClone - Review

Keep your competition close…and your heart even closer.

When Nevada Parker travels to Marietta, Montana, she anticipates enough peace and quiet to finish her PhD dissertation. Cupidville turns out to be anything but quiet. In fact, it looks like Valentine’s Day—her least favorite holiday—exploded all over the small town.

Among the sea of red hearts, “Be Mine” signs, and pink, pink, pink, Nevada spots a flyer for a multi-day race called The Valentine Quest. The grand prize—a luxury tropical vacation—would be the perfect welcome-home gift for her brother who’s leaving the military.

Dustin Decker sure could use a break from giving city slickers sleigh rides. Even with a bum knee from his bull-riding days, the race’s grand prize is as good as his—until he realizes he needs a partner if he wants to win.

He makes a strategic pact with the prim, bookish Nevada. But with a kiss, their unlikely alliance turns into something more…and soon, racing isn’t the only thing on their minds. As the finish line nears, they must decide if the grand prize is worth more than what they’ve found together…or if one of them will walk away empty handed—and brokenhearted.

The Love at the Chocolate Shop series
Book 1: Melt My Heart, Cowboy by CJ Carmichael
Book 2: A Thankful Heart by Melissa McClone
Book 3: Montana Secret Santa by Debra Salonen
Book 4: The Chocolate Cure by Roxanne Snopek
Book 5: The Valentine Quest by Melissa McClone
Book 6: Charmed by Chocolate by Steena Holmes
More books coming soon

My Review: 

We have all heard the saying "you often find love when you have stop looking" and in Nevada Parker and Dustin Decker's case, this happens to be true.  Neither wanted anything serious.  They just wanted partner up in order win the Valentine Quest, and then go one their separate ways.

Nevada had been hurt by a guy when she was in college and didn't care about meeting or dating men.  She was focused on teaching and finishing school.  Former rodeo champion, Dustin was just a fun time guy and never serious about any girls he met or hung out with.  But when Nevada and Dustin decide to join the Valentine Quest as a team, they start to realize they not only make a good team, they just might make a good couple.

I really enjoyed this book.  The characters' backgrounds were well thought out and the story moved along at a good pace.  The scenes were easy to visualize too.  If you are looking for a heartfelt romance, this is the book for you.


  1. I think I'll take your advice and give this book a try! I love the cover :)

    1. It's a cute book and series, very lighthearted. Each book can be read alone. But there is one story the runs throughout the series about the character named Porche. I'm curious to find out what happens with her. I love the cover too.