The Chocolatier

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Chocolate has a reputation for healing a broken heart, but can the confection be sweet enough to melt two unlikely hearts together?
Swirl through the pages of this sweet romance to see if chocolate holds true to its reputation.
Charles Riviera an heir to a chocolate empire was perfectly content as Director of Marketing over Riviera Chocolate until he literally bumps into Charlene Callaway. Would she melt his heart like heat melts chocolate?
Charlene Callaway finds herself far from home after finding her fiancé with another woman on their wedding day. The move had its challenges especially when she goes to work for a Chocolate Company, even though she isn’t fond of the confection and her new handsome boss.
When Charlene is abducted, her only thoughts were of Charles, The Chocolatier.
Christian Fiction

Contemporary/Romance/Suspense

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Customer Review
Rob Stidham
DECEMBER 21, 2018 AT 10:59 AM EDIT
I read the chocolatier some time ago I could not put it down great book a lot of suspense very much worth the read.

Editorial Reviews
Review
Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite
The Chocolatier by Brenda Scruggs is a complex yet sweet romance that centers on a man and a woman from very different worlds, yet they are perfect for each other. Charles Riviera is the heir to a chocolate empire that thrives on the dark, rich, sweet intensity of chocolate. He loves his job, he loves chocolate, and he really enjoys working as Director of Marketing. However, he had no idea that life had an even sweeter surprise waiting for him in the form of a delectable woman who is hiding deep pain.

Charlene Callaway has seen the worst that love, and romance have to offer. Ready to marry the man she loved, she found him cheating on her with another woman on their wedding day. Broken hearted and bone weary, she moves away and gets a job at a chocolate company. She had no idea that her future was waiting for her in the form of a dashing, handsome and very interesting man. But bad luck still has an eye on her. She has a stalker and he will not stop until he has her. What can Charlene and Charles do in a situation like this? They are hardly ready to accept their feelings for each other, so what will they do when they have to confront an adversary that is hell-bent on claiming Charlene?

Brenda Scruggs did a wonderful job of creating characters that were real and relatable. The element of surprise, romance, and suspense was great and very well built. The scenarios were real, complex and believable. I loved the sweet love between Charlene and Charles, nothing was forced, and Scruggs gave them time and the opportunity to fully explore their feelings for each other before they gave love a chance. The Chocolatier is a complete novel that gives you a sense of fulfillment and leaves you smiling.

Bookworm
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved This Book
May 31, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I highly recommend reading this book.
I loved how the characters meet and developed a love story with suspense with the stalker and how they believe the lord will get them through anything. Who doesn’t love chocolate?
Continue writing stories like this and I will purchase them anytime.

Customer Review

More than just a romance, October 25, 2016
By
Vicki Goodwin
This review is from: The Chocolatier (Kindle Edition)
The story flowed well and was alive with danger and emotion. I liked that Charles and Charlene were struggling with each other until it became apparent that Charles had more feelings for her than he had imagined. The intensity of the stalker and the harrowing actions were well written.

I enjoyed the thriller aspect of the story as much as the romance. It is a complex story that takes you into a deep place and shows that love can happen when you least expect it.