The Chocolate Cure

The Chocolate Cure

No more chocolate! No more meddling! No more men!New Year’s resolutions are great. Announcing them in a crowded bar, with a chocolate martini in her hand? Not Maddie Cash’s finest moment. It’s time this new realtor got serious about her life and this time, she means it.But when hospital volunteering lands her at the bedside of bruised and battered Mick Meyer, who has no kn...

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Title:The Chocolate Cure
Author:Roxanne Snopek
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ISBN:194587970X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:260 pages

The Chocolate Cure Reviews

  • Carrie
    Jan 08, 2017

    This New Year's while surrounded by people in a crowded bar Maddie Cash was still feeling somewhat alone. Maddie vows to have fun anyway that night which leads to one drink after another and a humiliating New Year kiss at midnight with her boss's son and a public announcement to give up men and chocolate.

    After the humiliating night Maddie decides she needs to do some growing up and get her life in order. Maddie finds herself volunteering at the hospital when Mick Meyer is brought in with some i

    This New Year's while surrounded by people in a crowded bar Maddie Cash was still feeling somewhat alone. Maddie vows to have fun anyway that night which leads to one drink after another and a humiliating New Year kiss at midnight with her boss's son and a public announcement to give up men and chocolate.

    After the humiliating night Maddie decides she needs to do some growing up and get her life in order. Maddie finds herself volunteering at the hospital when Mick Meyer is brought in with some injuries after a plane crash and somehow Maddie ends up sitting with Mick while it's determined if his head trauma is serious. While on pain meds Mick begs Maddie for a kiss which she thinks he will soon forget when they do go their separate ways but afterwards Maddie finds that Mick has a property he needs sold and Maddie is desperate to save her reality job.

    The Chocolate Cure is the fourth book in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series set in the lovely small town of Marietta, MT that has been featured in quite a few different series. The Chocolate Cure can easily be read as a standalone novel but there are mentions of previous characters and places from other books from this town. In this particular book Maddie is a frequent customer of Copper Mountain Chocolates which is the center of the Love at the Chocolate Shop series.

    For the most part this was a completely enjoyable little romance read as with most of those based in Marietta. I will say I did think a bit of the hospital scenes were a bit unrealistic to me but that really didn't hurt my liking the couple this book is about. It was only little things like Mick walking out on his own, I've never known a hospital that didn't insist a patient stay in a wheelchair when discharged. And Maddie not wearing gloves, I would think they would have taken her away from the patients before that would ever happen. Small details that seemed off but thankfully aren't a huge part to the story so in the end I still really liked this one.

    I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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  • Eileen
    Dec 31, 2016

    I really loved this fourth entry in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series, Chocolate Cure by Roxanne Snopek. In this book, realtor Maddie Cash resolves to give up drinking, chocolate, and men while standing on top of the bar in Gray’s Saloon on New Year’s Eve. That mean she needs to get serious about her life and stick to it. She must close a deal before the end of the month or lose her job. Mick Meyer is a hunky bush pilot with a concussion and an inherited family property to unload. Maddie end

    I really loved this fourth entry in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series, Chocolate Cure by Roxanne Snopek. In this book, realtor Maddie Cash resolves to give up drinking, chocolate, and men while standing on top of the bar in Gray’s Saloon on New Year’s Eve. That mean she needs to get serious about her life and stick to it. She must close a deal before the end of the month or lose her job. Mick Meyer is a hunky bush pilot with a concussion and an inherited family property to unload. Maddie ends up at Mick’s bedside in the ER on her first, and last, night of volunteering at the hospital. She continues to visit and assist Mick in his recovery. The only problem is the attraction between these two, fueled by chocolate and chemistry.

    This was a fun, wonderful and entertaining story with very loveable and authentic characters you want to cheer on, hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written with complex characteristics. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. I highly recommend this book to other readers. I am so looking forward to the next entry in the Love at the Chocolate Shop series.

    I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

  • Meghan Lloyd
    Dec 18, 2016

    What a fun read! There were so many moments where I laughed out loud, and all of the characters were so unique. This author is amazing, and I feel as though I have been living under a rock by not having read any of her books sooner.

    Madeleine Cash has a New Year's Resolution. Or three. No chocolate, no meddling, and absolutely, positively no men. So naturally she falls in love with a cute pilot, Mick Meyer, who has no idea who she is beyond the angel who nurses his wounds while he is in the hosp

    What a fun read! There were so many moments where I laughed out loud, and all of the characters were so unique. This author is amazing, and I feel as though I have been living under a rock by not having read any of her books sooner.

    Madeleine Cash has a New Year's Resolution. Or three. No chocolate, no meddling, and absolutely, positively no men. So naturally she falls in love with a cute pilot, Mick Meyer, who has no idea who she is beyond the angel who nurses his wounds while he is in the hospital. He had a "parking accident" with his plane, and now he is recovering slowly, going crazy except for his visits from Maddie. While it doesn't take long for them to fall for each other, it takes a lot of convincing for Maddie to realize that breaking a few resolutions might be necessary for her happily ever after.

    I loved, loved, LOVED Maddie and Mick! They were so adorable, and throughout the story I was relating to them. I wanted to be their friend, scarf down chocolate together, and meddle in lives with Maddie. She had a heart of gold, and I thought it was wonderful how her "flaws" were really more like loveable quirks. While working in real estate, she was perfectly willing to lose a sale if it meant the customer avoided making a huge mistake. Commendable and spoke volumes about her character. Mick was your stereotypical macho guy - adorable in his gruffness and stubborn in handling sickness and injuries. He handled Maddie like a pro and was so sweet with her, even when he was in a lot of pain. A stand up guy, was Mick.

    I am so excited that I have a whole bunch of books by this author to read! Her writing style is engaging and fun, and it brings laughter to anyone's day. A truly great read!

    **I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

  • Wendy'sThoughts
    Dec 20, 2016

    I think you get the idea of where this is going...Roxanne Snopek has taken this idea and incorporated it into her part of the

    ...All of these book use the Chocolate Shop in Marietta, Montana to anchor this series and our main gal, Maddie Cash is close with the owner of the store. She also has her own sweet tooth to deal with along with other impulses... like maybe drinking a little to freely, being more concerned for her real estate clients then she should be... and sometimes giving her heart away, too.

    All of these inclinations have not gone so well for Maddie; her boss at the company is not happy with her performance... she is not closing enough deals. This is one of the first "real" jobs she has had and does not want to be fired...But it could happen. She has 30 days.

    During a "let's blow off some steam moment" Maddie, a little tipsy at the popular bar in town, makes the mistakes of letting her boss's asshat of a son surprise kiss her. So stunned by it all, Maddie stands and pronounces for all to hear...

    Yup, from now on she will get her Sh!t together; close the real estate deals, cut out the chocolate and stay away from guys.

    Mick Meyer has been traveling the world. He uses his piloting to assist in emergencies where ever it is needed and he is in Marietta to clean up some family property and then sell the place. He has a circle of friends here in town and all of them were at the location roughing it.

    These two meet under intense circumstances... Maddie in full swing of her personal betterment program became a volunteer at the local hospital. She thought it would be manning a phone or passing out magazines... but the doctor in charge at ER has other ideas. He pulls Maddie to assist with an incoming patient... Mick who had been moving his plane to protect it from the elements hit an icy patch causing the plane to skid and throw him hard onto the ice. He hit his head, face and shoulder....Here at the hospital, he was in and out of it. The attending Dr told Maddie to stay with him even though she was trying to get away...

    Terrific... With a not so nice Nurse Dave as the one in charge of her, Maddie is directed to stand by Mick's bedside while they try to set his shoulder and attend to him. She is informed this is not going to be easy and to talk to Mick to keep him calm.

    Mick in his confused state smells chocolate when he looks at Maddie... she did have a tiny bag of caramels in her pocket... as a comfort... and Mick seems to think this woman is a saving angel for him. He is in so much pain as they set his shoulder; Maddie talks him through, keeping him focused on her and not lashing out. When they finally have him bandaged, the Dr. informs Maddie she needs to stay with him to keep him from going to sleep for a while.

    It is during this time when both of these two develop this bond.... he sees angel and thinks of her that way... as someone very special. Maddie cannot deny the man...his way of looking at her, his build and power, even when injured.

    From this moment these two are connected... whether they planned on it or not. Mick had plans to fix his land and sell...then get back to flying to all the causes out there... Maddie tries to be more hardhearted with her clients but she is who she is and cannot sell something that just wouldn't be right for them.

    We get to experience all of the realizations; Mick liking Maddie just the way she is...and Maddie seeing she is someone who deserves a good guy like Mick.

    This was a sweet, well done entry to this continuing series. All of the books can be read in any order and another one is coming soon after this. Writing about all of this Chocolate has me signing off and getting a treat for myself...

  • Liina
    Jan 13, 2017

    Maddie made a New Year’s Resolution-no chocolate, no meddling, no men! Maddie’s life is a bit complicated-announcing her resolutions in a pub can never be a good idea and, but also she might lose her job, if she doesn’t reach her boss’s demands. She’s is a kind-hearted woman and that’s what makes the job difficult for her sometimes.

    Mick had a plane accident and is in the hospital with a concussion. His first night is kind of a blur, he remembers an angelic woman, but that’s about all he can reca

    Maddie made a New Year’s Resolution-no chocolate, no meddling, no men! Maddie’s life is a bit complicated-announcing her resolutions in a pub can never be a good idea and, but also she might lose her job, if she doesn’t reach her boss’s demands. She’s is a kind-hearted woman and that’s what makes the job difficult for her sometimes.

    Mick had a plane accident and is in the hospital with a concussion. His first night is kind of a blur, he remembers an angelic woman, but that’s about all he can recall at first. The night of the accident Maddie was volunteering in the ER and since then they became friends, but surely there was an attraction between them, if they wanted to admit it or not. As Maddie is helping Mick recover, can they find their way to love?

    It was a fun and sweet story with great characters. I liked how the story progressed and also the chocolate in the story. I really enjoyed reading it and can’t wait to read the next installments.

  • Becky Burciaga
    Jan 03, 2017

    This has been a wonderfully delightful surprise of a story. Not only are the characters real with personalities laced with humor and complexities, but the dialog is smart, judging by how quickly I finished the story, it captured my attention early on, keeping me entertained until the final page. The story development unfolded quickly, with Maddie and Mick capturing my heart, their relationship evolving at the perfect speed to be completely believable and enjoyable.

    Once again Marietta, Montana h

    This has been a wonderfully delightful surprise of a story. Not only are the characters real with personalities laced with humor and complexities, but the dialog is smart, judging by how quickly I finished the story, it captured my attention early on, keeping me entertained until the final page. The story development unfolded quickly, with Maddie and Mick capturing my heart, their relationship evolving at the perfect speed to be completely believable and enjoyable.

    Once again Marietta, Montana has been the setting for another HEA romance, it seems as if the secret is out that this town is a sure winner for a story to take place. This is the fourth book in the Chocolate Shop series...each book written by a different author. Each has different characters, with the shop being the common denominator. It is a wonderful premise for an on going series. I hope I encounter more stories set in this town, I'm finding I like the setting here and I'd like to spend more time in this place.

    This book was provided by the Publisher and Netgalley, I am voluntarily providing my honest review.

  • Phylis Carpenter
    Jan 09, 2017

    Maddie is an outgoing girl who is unique in her own way. She likes to party, flirt and loves chocolate. For New Years she goes out and drinks and makes her New Years Resolutions to quit chocolate, men and meddling. Marietta is a small town and people are watching her to make sure she does what she promised.

    Chad is marrying her sister, at his stag party his best friend Mick "crashes" his plane. Maddie decides to try to change her ways and volunteers at the hospital. She sits with him and helps hi

    Maddie is an outgoing girl who is unique in her own way. She likes to party, flirt and loves chocolate. For New Years she goes out and drinks and makes her New Years Resolutions to quit chocolate, men and meddling. Marietta is a small town and people are watching her to make sure she does what she promised.

    Chad is marrying her sister, at his stag party his best friend Mick "crashes" his plane. Maddie decides to try to change her ways and volunteers at the hospital. She sits with him and helps him make it through the night.

    I started this book this morning and it is so hard to put it down. Being a chocolate lover myself I don't think I could ever make that as my New Years Resolution. I give Maddie credit she does her best to keep her resolutions.

  • Lisa Morin
    Jan 10, 2017

    I must admit, I had a hard time finishing this book. While it was cute and interesting at times, I did find myself a bit bored with most of it.

    I voluntarily read an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley.

  • Dash fan
    Feb 07, 2017

    Maddie decides to make a few New years resolutions to give up Men, No Meddling and no Chocolate.

    These resolutions are made whilst she is very drunk in the pub on New Years Eve.

    Maddie quickly regrets her resolutions as living in a small town means everyone knows everyone which means they are just watching and waiting to see if she fails.

    She meets Mick a Pilot.

    Unfortunately things take a bad turn when he crashes he's plane and ends up in hospital.

    Maddie soon nurses Mick back to health and the two

    Maddie decides to make a few New years resolutions to give up Men, No Meddling and no Chocolate.

    These resolutions are made whilst she is very drunk in the pub on New Years Eve.

    Maddie quickly regrets her resolutions as living in a small town means everyone knows everyone which means they are just watching and waiting to see if she fails.

    She meets Mick a Pilot.

    Unfortunately things take a bad turn when he crashes he's plane and ends up in hospital.

    Maddie soon nurses Mick back to health and the two begin to fall in love! Breaking just one of her resolutions.

    I didn't really enjoy reading this book I found it slow to get into the storyline and for the characters to develop.

    I feel this may of been because I hadn't read the previous books and no way reflects the Author.

    I was looking forward to reading this book as I'm a chocoholic but I guess it wasn't quiet what I was expecting.

    Overall a nice read but not for me. My official star rating 3.5.

    I received this book from the Author in exchange for a fair review via NetGalley.

  • Cissa
    Mar 09, 2017

    This is one of the most enjoyable romances I've read recently! Both Maddie and Mick are well-drawn, funny, and sympathetic characters. Their conflicts are not stupid, nor are they, and they work through the problems with good spirits for the most part.

    It's a short novel, and the focus is on them; the other characters are peripheral, but interesting enough- and with enough hints about their stories- that I am intrigued to read more in the series (this is book #4).