Monday, 13 November 2017

Book Review - Christmas at the Second Chance Chocolate Shop by Kellie Hailes - Rachel Reads Randomly Book #77

First up an apology, I did start reading Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe, but after 20% I just wasn't getting on with the book for various reasons. It has secured my knowledge that I'm not a fan of retellings though, even if they are Christmassy! As a result I read the runners up book, and the review is below! 

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Title: Christmas at the Second Chance Chocolate Shop
Author: Kellie Hailes
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publication Date: 5th November 2017
Rating: 4 Stars

’Tis the season for second chances…
Serena Hunter loves her new life in the sleepy Devonshire countryside! It’s a world away from her crazy past as the wife of American bad boy rock star, Ritchie Dangerfield.

Now she spends her days making delicious chocolate using milk from the local dairy and she finally feels that everything is back on track. That is, until her handsome ex-husband arrives in the village to win her back…

Away from the limelight, Serena gets to know Ritchie all over again and realises that maybe a second chance at love is the Christmas miracle she’d been dreaming of all along?

How great it was to be back in Rabbit's Leap, the little town in Devon, that has such a quaint name, interesting traditions, and is gearing up towards Christmas, and this time with all new characters, although you will recognise some of the Rabbit's Leap regulars if you have read the previous two books. 

If you haven't read the previous two books then don't worry this can easily be read as a standalone, as its the first time we have properly met Serena and Ritchie. 

Serena is back in the town and is about to open a chocolate shop. She left her rock star husband a note 6 months before saying she was leaving, not expecting him to turn up days before the shop is due to open.  The story revolves around whether they can give each other second chances for various things. 

Surprisingly for a book involving a chocolate shop it didn't really make me that hungry, don't get me wrong there were some choccy descriptions, but on the whole I didn't find my mouth watering continuously. 

I was far more enthralled in the Serena and Ritchie story, and also Serena's relationship with her family, especially her mother.  

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, although was a bit surprised it finished at 85%. There are a few great romantic gestures in this, and some lovely Christmassy scenes too. 

Thank you so much to Netgalley and HQ Digital for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

This definitely worked a lot better than me than first place, so thank you to everyone that took part generally last week. Let's see what this week brings. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you started and didn't finish the first choice - so that I don't have to! This one sounds much better


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