Book Review: Chocolate Couture by Zelda Benjamin

Chocolate Couture is the story of Lily Peradou, a successful pastry chef who has run from her privileged past to make it on her own.
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Lily is far from perfect. She's worked hard to get where she is but she has a few things that stand in her way and tend to complicate things: her pride and her klutzyness.
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I liked the main character. However, her reason for refusing help from the local "good samaritan" ‎seems trivial and had me frustrated with her throughout the book. That being said, the sparks that fly between them kept me rooting for her throughout the book.
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Then there Noah. I love me a sexy cowboy and he is no exception. He has his flaws but his eagerness to do good and help those around him make it so that you can't help but fall in love with him.
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The antagonists, however, is where this story fell a little short. I didn't find myself worried about them at all. Their antics were even a bit laughable and I couldn't relate to Lily's stress over them.
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Overall a decent story but with a few elements that distanced me from really getting engrossed in the story I'm giving Chocolate Couture 3 out of 5 stars.
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You can purchase Chocolate Couture HERE
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Hearts melt and emotions sizzle when the Queen of Cakes clashes with the King of Burgers and Fries. 
Have you ever had to defend someone or something you love using the legal system?

When Lily Peradou is named in an inheritance case, she if forced to fight the accusation that her chocolate cherry cordial cakes had undue influence over the late dress designer, Sally James. Lily’s plans to expand into the vacant shop next door start to crumble. 

Noah Adler, the owner of the new restaurant on the block may be smart and deliciously sexy, but he’s also full of secrets about his past and evasive about his interest in the vacant store between their businesses. Even worse, can she trust a chef who doesn’t have dessert on the menu? 

A career change and opening a gourmet burger place help Noah get his life in order. But when he runs into the zesty pastry chef in the alley behind their businesses, his life gets complicated. 

Determined to secure her future, Lily must defend her cakes and convince Noah that dessert can be tasty when you have someone to share it with.