Monday, July 10, 2017

Sweet Summer's Kiss (Love at the Chocolate Shop Book 10) by Debra Salonen - Review

A storybook kiss on New Year's Eve at the Big Sky Mavericks Masked Ball in Marietta, Montana should have been the beginning of a grand romance for Gretchen Zabrinski and Daniel Andrews. But when Gretchen overhears a phone call from Daniel to his brother about what he really wants from a woman, she takes off...without leaving so much as a glass slipper behind.

Daniel wants a family. Gretchen will never be able to give him that. So why does fate keep throwing them together so cruelly? First, at a Copper Mountain Chocolate Shop Speed Dating event, then when he’s hired to open a new division at her PR firm. But competing, shoulder-to-shoulder, to sell the most exotic chocolate kisses for charity really is the last straw.

Is love a cosmic connection or a karmic joke? Sometimes, the answer reveals itself in a kiss—a sweet kiss shared beneath a warm Montana summer sky.

My Review:

A new twist on the Cinderella story.

On New Year's Eve, Gretchen Zabrinski was set up by her boss with Daniel Andrews, a man social media called the prince of playboys.  The date was going perfect until Gretchen overhears Daniel on the phone saying he thinks he just kissed the mother of his future children.  This sends Gretchen running from the ball without a word to anyone.  Gretchen was recently diagnosed with a health condition and she knows she will never be able to give him what he wants.  Five months later, they meet again at Copper Mountain Chocolate's speed dating event.  This time, Daniel is not letting Gretchen out of his sight.  He will do whatever it takes to win her heart.

I have been enjoying the Love at the Chocolate Shop series.  I hate to think it is almost over.  This book is a perfect complement to the other stories.  The author did a great job writing a tale that I won't soon forget.


  1. Bless your heart, Janine! Thank you for the lovely review. I'm so happy you enjoyed Gretchen and Daniel's story. I loved writing it--in part because they invited so many of my previous books's characters and the Chocolate Shop characters into their lives. I LOVE this Marietta community.