Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Book Review - Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe by Rebecca Raisin

Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe (A Gingerbread Cafe story #2)
Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Café by Rebecca Raisin
Published: 20th March 2014
Publisher: Carina UK
Pages: 72
Available on Kindle
Chocolate…the most irresistible temptation?The Gingerbread Café is all a buzz! This Easter, Lily and the rest of the town of Ashford, Connecticut are planning a truly decadent Chocolate Festival. Cooking up a storm, CeeCee and Lily are not just baking a batch of their sinfully delicious chocolate-dipped gingerbread men, but an excess of chocolate truffles, squidgy, cinnamony hot cross buns and melt in your mouth chocolate eggs. The Gingerbread Café staff have definitely enjoyed the tasting process!

Add in Damon’s cute-as-a-button seven year old daughter, Charlie, up for a visit and Lily’s perfect Easter may just be around the corner. Until her ex-husband Joel turns up demanding twenty thousand dollars… Suddenly the future of the Gingerbread Café is not so clear…and Lily finds herself eating far more of The Gingerbread Café’s treats than her skinny jeans allow…

Can Lily concoct a brilliant plan to save her beloved café, convince Damon she has no feelings for Joel and still throw a Chocolate Festival the town will be talking about for years? There’s only one way to find out...
Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Café is the second book in the Gingerbread Café trilogy and it is just as scrumptious as the first.
This time its Easter and Lil and CeeCee are preparing for Ashford’s first Chocolate Festival so they are creating all kinds of yummy chocolate treats including hundreds of chocolate eggs for an Easter egg hunt. In this book Lil’s ex Joel turns up demanding money which Lil just doesn’t have, how will she find a way to pay him off and rid herself of him for good?
I loved this book even more than the first, for me it had more of a background plot and more characters.  I loved CeeCee even more in this book, she had me laughing one minute and then crying the next. I want this woman as my grandma!
The only thing I didn’t like in this book was Joel, he’s a really nasty piece of works and I’m not sure what Lil ever saw in him, glad she moved on and found someone better.  Just hoping he doesn’t come back in the third book.
The ending to this was perfect; it tied things up in this book brilliantly but left the reader wanting more. 
If you liked the first Gingerbread Café book you will love this, be warned though you will want to eat chocolate while reading it!
Rating 5/5


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