Chocolate Wishes by Trisha AshleyMy rating: Contemporary Romance
Chocolate Wishes stars Chloe, who owns her own chocolate-making business, and has raised her younger half-brother almost as her own son since their mother deserted them. When the family moves to Sticklepond (the setting for many of Trisha Ashley's books), she thinks she might finally get a clean break from the past, but it is not to be.
As always, Trisha Ashley guarantees a sweet, romantic plotline with an interesting cast of supporting characters. This time they're a bit stranger than usual - with lots of tarot card readings and magic charms, the detail of which detracted a bit from the rest of the story.
I also felt that it took rather too long for Raffy to arrive on the scene, given that the blurb of the book tells the reader exactly what to expect. But everything picked up once he came to the village, and despite my reservations about the beginning, I really enjoyed the last few chapters and was sorry to reach the end so soon.