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Nico Marshall’s living her best life. Her packaging company’s turning a profit and she’s just been labeled Chicago’s most promising up-and-coming artist. The only thing missing is love. When she meets a beautiful woman on the train with an indescribable sweet and sugary scent, Nico’s ready to make her move.

Sophia Sweet doesn’t have time for distractions. Never mind how fit and tan Nico is, or how she has the most beautiful eyes ever. Sophia only has one goal: Keep the family business alive. Her third-generation chocolatier shop, Sweet Stuff, is tanking. In a last-ditch effort, Sophia creates an upscale version of their product and needs the perfect package to ensure success.

When Sophia recognizes Nico from the train but mistakes her for the packaging company’s warehouse employee, Nico doesn’t bother to correct her. She’s been burned by women in the past wanting her for her money. This time, she’s determined to win Sophia over with her charm.

©2021 Kris Bryant (P)2021 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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  • Tiffany
  • 2021-01-11

A Treasure

Nico is a wonderfully fresh and flawed main character who seems to be part charmer and part train wreck. While you cheer for her hopes with Sophia you also cringe as you watch Nico stick her foot in her mouth. The supporting characters, a true strength of Kris’s work, are delightful in their emotional honesty and provide such a contrast to Nico’s crisis of conscience. What I really love about this story is that all the angst comes from the choices of one character rather than some outside settings or circumstance. The journey is a front row seat to falling in love, feeling the heat, flames that burn, love through art, and the art of love.

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  • Customer
  • 2021-01-09

I Want Chocolate! And Nico

This is a modern day romance where Nico, the first person POV character, sees a woman who rides her train (only on Thursdays), but is too nervous to approach her. The woman always smells sweet , like chocolate or caramel or other sweet sugary smells. The woman ends up a customer at Nico's packaging/recycling company and assumes Nico works in the warehouse. Nico doesn't correct her - thus ensues a story of a little white lie that grows and snowballs into something out of control.

The characters are wonderful and realistic. Nico is flawed, Sophia is a borderline ice queen. Their romance is adorable and the sex scenes hot. Happy ending, great story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-02-27

Nico is a Rapist

I hated this book. I stopped listening in at Chapter 18 after Nico had sex with a woman is was lying to and deceiving. In my book, that is rape and not at all romantic. Plus, Nico was overall a spoiled child who talked about working a lot but hardly ever worked and was somehow a rich artist who had never had a show. That is completely unrealistic. I mean romance books are often unrealistic but Nico's angst and her story line are too unrealistic and if you do believe them, they still do not manufacture any sympathy about the problems of a supposedly rich, spoiled, self absorbed white woman with no ethics. I mean, my God, she couldn't even ask if the woman wanted to ride her motorcycle before just showing up expecting her to swoon. Nico was much too sexist in my book - I am butch, I am not sexist. This book might as well have been about straight people because Nico was written as a sexist, macho idiot man.

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  • Shannon
  • 2021-02-07

Love Chocolate, Love Chicago, Love Love

Another wonderful story by Kris Bryant! You can’t go wrong with chocolate, Chicago, love, and a rich woman pulling out all the stops but acting like the semi starving artist.

Brittni Pope is a good Narrator. Sometimes if my brain drifts it is hard to differentiate each characters voice but I was very engaged with this story so it only happened to me once.

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  • BFAV
  • 2021-01-29

Another Good One

Another good one by Kris Bryant. I personally like narrations by Brittni Pope she is a favorite of mine. This is just a sweet love story with close family and the romantic drama to put you on edge. I listened to the whole story in one sitting it held my interest so. A very good feeling.

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  • Lira D.
  • 2021-01-26

Will have you drooling for sure!

Much enjoyed this story! And the descriptions of all the chocolates and their smells had me drooling! Delish! Loved the characters and story. A win for Kris and well narrated as well.

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  • KBD
  • 2021-01-20

All the heart stuff.

Is it my imagination or does Kris Bryant just keep getting more amazing? After each book I read, I find myself saying, “Well, now this one is my favorite.”

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  • DMZ
  • 2021-01-19

Narrator??

Weird rhythm employed by narrator. Odd repetitive style with awkward end of sentence syllables drawn out/accented. Felt robotic. Droning. Like it was recorded one sentence at a time, but when it got put together it didn’t work.

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  • realdog
  • 2021-01-16

love this book

Another winner from Kris Bryant. Kris writes with emotion and finesse. I love these characters. Nico's angst over revealing her secret is very believable and the narrator was a perfect fit for this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-01-15

Appeals to all the senses.

Another great one by Kris Bryant! Art, chocolate & love. All good things! Loved it!