Delicious Reads for National Milk Chocolate Day

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Chocolate lovers, today’s your day: July 28 is National Milk Chocolate Day! So grab your favorite candy bar and fire up your eReader with these sweet reads in which chocolate and romance go hand-in-hand.

What’s your favorite type of chocolate?

Chocolate Goodies by Jacqueline Thomas:

Coco Stanley can’t believe the way her high-end chocolate specialty shop has taken off. But her own exotic appetite is aroused when the most mouth-watering confection she’s ever seen walks through the door. He’s Ransom Winters, self-made millionaire and compassionate youth counselor to the troubled kids in their L.A. neighborhood.

Ransom’s proud of his program for at-risk teens. And once he meets the owner of Coco’s Chocolat, the Grammy-winning songwriter gets another brainstorm. But jobs for his boys aren’t the only thing Ransom wants from Coco. Now if only he can get the relationship-wary chocolatier to say yes to a lifetime of sweet bliss…starting on Valentine’s Day! Because chocolate can be fleeting, but love is forever.

Better Than Chocolate by Sheila Roberts:

Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company has been in the Sterling family for generations, ever since Great-Grandma Rose literally dreamed up her first fabulous recipe. But now it looks as if they’re about to lose Sweet Dreams to the bank—and that would be a disaster, not only for the family but for the town of Icicle Falls, Washington. Can Samantha, the oldest daughter and new head of the company, come up with a way to save it?

After Samantha does some brainstorming with her mother and sisters, inspiration strikes. They’ll have a chocolate festival! Time’s running out, but the Sterling women are determined and the town’s behind them, so everything’s bound to go smoothly….

Or not. Events seem to be conspiring against Samantha, and her mother’s attempts to help aren’t helping. To make matters worse, the fate of her company is in the hands of her archenemy, Blake Preston, the bank manager with the football-hero good looks. It’s enough to drive her to chocolate. But Blake’s also enough to convince her that (believe it or not) there’s something even better than chocolate.

When Chocolate Is Not Enough by Nina Harrington:

A shared passion for…chocolate!

One taste of Daisy Flynn’s delicious confectionery and Max Treveleyn is hooked! This quirky chocolatier is just the person to showcase the cocoa from his plantation.

Daisy jumps on the idea–she’s always dreamed of having her own chocolate shop, and with Max’s offer, that dream can become a reality. But Daisy finds sexy single dad Max very distracting!

Keeping focused on work isn’t easy. But Daisy has learned the hard way that she’s safer indulging in chocolate than in relationships. She mustn’t be tempted by something even sweeter….

Taste for Temptation by Phyllis Bourne:

No one dumps Brandi Collins! After being left at the altar, the Nashville high school teacher plans to get back at her ex by undergoing a major transformation. But how is she supposed to shed those extra pounds with that intoxicating aroma wafting into her condo? And the tempting smell of mouthwatering chocolate has nothing on the handsome hunk who’s creating the irresistible confections.

Adam Ellison has given up everything for his dream of winning the International Chocolate Pastry Competition. His voluptuous new neighbor knocking on his door at three in the morning is a distraction he doesn’t need! Now only one thing will satisfy Adam’s craving for Brandi. But what happens when she discovers her struggling pastry chef is really the heir to a multimillion-dollar corporate empire? Will Brandi still be there intoxicating him with her kisses…or will Adam lose his chance for a lifetime of love?

Small-Town Hearts by Ruth Logan Herne:

Securing a location for his family’s chain of sweet shops is big-city businessman Danny Graham’s secret mission. But Grandma Mary’s Candies will mean the end of Megan Russo’s little shop—and the end of her dreams. How can Danny put a quaint, small-town candy shop out of business? Especially one owned by a kind young woman who’s lost too much already? Still, here he is, trying to romance his sweet rival…although Megan doesn’t know who he really is. Seems like Danny needs to look into his own heart and discover what matters most.

She’s No Angel by Kira Sinclair:

Lexi’s Diet Tips for Naughty Girls

Chocolatier Lexi Harper shares her secrets for having your cake and eating it–and him–too!

1. When a craving hits, give in! It’s amazing what you can do with some melted chocolate and an equally melt-in-your-mouth guy.

2. Just a tiny taste will do…unless it’s a taste of architect Brett Newcomb with his icy blue eyes and killer body.

3. Then work it off–big-time! Treat yourself to all the wicked-hot sex you can get. No calories!

So, go for it. After all, too much of a good thing can be sinfully delicious…

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