Thursday, April 24, 2014

Book Review for Hot Chocolate by Dawn Greenfield Ireland


Publisher: Artistic Origins Inc (2011)
Category: Cozy Mystery
Series: Hot Chocolate Series- Book 1
Tour Date: 2011
Available in: ebook, 460 Pages, With Recipes

Immediately when I saw the title Hot Chocolate I asked to review it.  I am an AVID chocolate connoisseur and addict at heart.  I picked up this book with the zeal one would a fresh chocolate bar after a long period without.

Lila Mae and Amelia are a duo of characters that have entertaining bantering.  From the bonding of friends over hot chocolate to the intricate relationships of three sisters.  It was very vividly written where I actually could hear the dialogue in my head. 

I began the book and for the first couple chapters it was difficult as I was easily distracted away from it.  I was not entirely captivated at first and wondered at the slow pace, highly detailed timeline and actual plot lines.  Slowly I became entrenched in this world as the characters evolved.  When the waves of the plots began to ripple it became so exciting I couldn't put it down.  I read late into the night in an effort to figure out the mystery.  I was also simultaneously intrigued by the characters style of drinking hot chocolate (appropriately named book!) that while I wrote this review I tried my first hot chocolate with marshmallow cream.  I am now hooked just like the characters in the book!  What a treat to find other recipes at the back of the book too!

I haven't read many books with heroines who are a bit older than me, but after reading this book my outlook on choosing books to read has changed.  

I look forward to reading the highly anticipated release of Bitter Chocolate on its arrival in July 2014! 

About Dawn Greenfield Ireland:

Dawn Ireland is the author of two independent published award-winning books: The Puppy Baby Book (a fill-in-the-blanks baby book for anyone who adopts a puppy), and Mastering Your Money which she hopes to get into every high school and college across the country, and the Amazon Best Selling wickedly funny cozy mystery novel Hot Chocolate.

She’s been writing stories since attending summer camp around the age of seven. To date she has written five novels (one contemporary mystery and four science fiction), 15 screenplays (comedies, dramas, one horror, action adventure and science fiction) three short scripts and five reality TV concepts.

 Hot Chocolate is her first novel. Her second, Bitter Chocolate, will be available July 2014.


I was not compensated in anyway for this post.  Any reviews expressed on this blog are completely my own and received this book for review purposes only.

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