The Chocolate Garden
by Ava Miles
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 Garden by Ava Miles
My rating: 4 stars
Another wonderful storytelling by Ava Miles, The Chocolate Garden is a fabulous way to spend the day.
Tammy Hollins has recently escaped an abusive marriage. With the support of her brother, she is ready to start new by taking her love for gardening and turning it into a career.
John Parker McGuiness is a hot and talented song writer. He has had his sights on Tammy Hollins and her two adorable children. Knowing she has wounds that need healing, John Parker has given Tammy time, but he has a plan. Capture Tammy's interest and maybe her heart by hiring her to create his new garden.
If there ever was a perfect man, John Parker McGuiness just might be it. Maybe his patience is running a little thin but who's wouldn't after a year plus waiting.
Ava Miles once again captures the smalltown USA and family dynamic perfectly. We are pulled into this fictional family of love, flaws and the struggle of self reinvention. Previous characters and storylines continue but flow right into JP and Tammy's adventure; It brings us immediately back into the comfort of the familiar hometown feel.
Grab your cup of tea, then immerse yourself in this comforting southern town...the feeling of home.
I received this ARC copy of The Chocolate Garden from Aspendawn Books in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication August 12, 2014.
You can find this book on Ava's Amazon home page on August 12, 2014.