Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Chocolate Garden by Ava Miles (Dare River, #2)

The Chocolate Garden
by Ava Miles

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Dare River - Book 2
Publication Date: August 11, 2014
Publisher: Ava Miles, Inc
ISBN: 9781940565101
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 334 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


From USA Today Bestselling Author Ava Miles of the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND comes an heartwarming and suspenseful novel of love, second chances, family, and mystery about an inventive gardener who creates a magical chocolate garden for a sexy songwriter only to be swept away by the magic of their love.

“I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS.” Marjay's Reading Blog

Visionary gardener Tammy Hollins is making a new life for herself and her children after a tragic marriage. Plants she understands, but men…well, they’re of the weed variety. She’s started her own landscaping business, catering to her country music rock star brother’s friends. Her first client is sexy, soulful, Alpha hero material, and the one man who tantalizes her and scares her to death.

John Parker McGuiness is a man of many talents, working as a songwriter and lawyer for country music’s biggest stars. He’s drawn to Tammy like no other and hires her as his landscaper, wanting to show her they’re made for each other. When Tammy learns he’s a professed chocoholic, she fashions a magical garden for him—a chocolate garden.

As the garden comes to life, their love for each other grows. When tragedy strikes Tammy’s home, John Parker is willing to move mountains to protect her and her children. Tammy struggles to guard her newfound independence as they use the magic of the chocolate garden to help her children feel safe again. But when secrets from Tammy’s past resurface, can their love and passion survive the memories haunting her?

The Chocolate GardenMy Review
The Chocolate Garden by Ava Miles 

Ava Miles has steeped another warm and sweet romance in her signature “small town charm” and style, where friends and family are considered the most precious of gifts and love is priceless. Get ready to swoon as a woman who has been scarred by a marriage to a brutal bully is swept off her feet by what could be the most gentle and sweet romance hero ever.

Tammi is making a fresh start with her children and using her love of gardening to start a new business. John Parker is a professional man who also creates beautiful music as a song writer. Both of these artists create from their heart and soul, but its John Parker’s strength that Tammi learns to lean on, until the unthinkable happens and Tammi and her children are put in grave danger. This beautiful tale of love, trust and healing is a heart melter for sure.

The Chocolate Garden is another work of pure magic with a contemporary twist as Ava Miles once again wraps our hearts, minds and emotions around each of her characters in each and every scene. Looking for a tale that will make you happy, sad, warm, chilled and unwilling to put down until that final sentence? This is it, light enough for warm sunny day, warm enough to cozy up by a fireplace in winter with. Ms. Miles writes from her heart, and it shines through.

I received an ARC edition from Aspendawn Books & Ava Miles in exchange for my honest review.

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