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Review: The Valentine Quest by Melissa McClone

Series: Love at the Chocolate Shop #5the-valentine-quest

Title: The Valentine Quest by Melissa McClone

Author: Melissa McClone

Publisher: Montana Born, Tule Publishing

Published: February 2nd, 2017

Pages: 193

Rating: 5/5

My Review:

This is such a sweet romance in every sense of the word sweet – I loved it!

Nevada Parker has always struggled to fit in. Academically able, she was fast tracked, missing out years at school so was always with older children or students. After a debacle at her first Valentine’s Ball where she was publicly humiliated, she’s never liked the celebration. Now, however, she’s staying with her older sister in Marietta, Montana and reads about the competition being run there over several days, The Valentine Quest. The grand prize is a luxury holiday which would be a great way to welcome her brother back after years in the military. When local cowboy, Dustin Decker, suggests they team up for the competition she reluctantly agrees. Get ready for sweet treats, community service, cuddly cats and much more in this story where their original plans may well have to revised as fate steps in . . . .

I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Marietta again through this story and catching up on the continuing sagas of other couples met in earlier novels as well as the delectable pair who are the focus for this one. It has great characters, is well written and a delight to get lost in. I have no hesitation in highly recommending it (and the other books in the series) to anyone who enjoys scrumptious romance with the added treat of a side serving of chocolate treats!

Many thanks to the publishers who gifted me a copy of this book through NetGalley without any obligations. This is my honest review after choosing to read it!

Synopsis

Keep your competition close…and your heart even closer.

When Nevada Parker travels to Marietta, Montana, she anticipates enough peace and quiet to finish her PhD dissertation. Cupidville turns out to be anything but quiet. In fact, it looks like Valentine’s Day—her least favorite holiday—exploded all over the small town.

Among the sea of red hearts, “Be Mine” signs, and pink, pink, pink, Nevada spots a flyer for a multi-day race called The Valentine Quest. The grand prize—a luxury tropical vacation—would be the perfect welcome-home gift for her brother who’s leaving the military.

Dustin Decker sure could use a break from giving city slickers sleigh rides—and from the now ex-girlfriend who issued an ultimatum. Even with a bum knee from his bull riding days, the race’s grand prize is as good as his—until he realizes he needs a partner for some of the more complicated tasks.

He makes a strategic pact with the prim, bookish Nevada. But with a kiss, their unlikely alliance turns into something more…and soon racing isn’t the only thing on their minds. As the finish line nears, they must decide if the grand prize is worth more than what they’ve found together…or if one of them will walk away empty handed—and broken hearted.

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

Other books I have read and reviewed by this author include:

Christmas at the Castle by Melissa McClone

A Thankful Heart by Melissa McClone

A Christmas Homecoming by Melissa McClone

The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone

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