Thursday, September 7, 2017

Review: Sweet Dreams Baby (Love at the Chocolate Shop Book 12) by CJ Carmichael

Three weeks ago, Portia Bishop mailed a letter to the father of her baby, Saddle Bronc rider Austin Bradshaw. It’s a letter she should have written a long time ago—like when she first found out she was pregnant, shortly after she ended things with Austin, dropped out of college, and went running to her family in Marietta, Montana.

Austin has loved Portia since he first laid his eyes on her in college. A year ago, he convinced her to do something impulsive and very romantic. Now, as he opens her letter, Austin has two reasons to return to Marietta–win back the heart of the woman he still loves and convince her he's a good bet for a forever man and father.

My Review:

It's hard to believe this is the last book in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series.  If you have read any of the books, you will recognize the name Portia Bishop throughout the series.  We finally learn Portia's story and what happened between her and the father of her son, Zavy. 

After a year, Portia finally decided to write a letter to Austin Bradshaw saying they needed to talk.  When they got together, Portia confessed her concerns about Austin being in the rodeo and how she didn't want to raise a child the way she was raised.  Her father was a rodeo cowboy and always on the road leaving her mother to raise their children on her own.  Once Austin found out he was a father, he wanted to be there for his son.  Besides, he already planned on leaving the rodeo and pursuing a job in Seattle.  As he spends time in Marietta getting to know his Zavy, he realizes what a special place Marietta really is and why Portia returned there.  Austin has mixed emotions about Portia and how she left him keeping her pregnancy a secret.  As Portia and Austin work together on a fundraiser, they rediscover the reasons they fell in love and just might have a second chance after all.

This was a wonderful story and the perfect ending for the series.  There is also a short epilogue at the end of this book that catches up on the rest of the characters in the series.  It's sad to see this series end, but I know we will be seeing more of the characters in future books.


  1. I'm reading this book now. I haven't read C.J. before. I'm loving the book so far.

    1. I'm glad you're enjoying it. It's a really good story. I always enjoy CJ's books. She knows how to tell a good story.