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Captured by Chocolate by Steena Holmes #Review #Romance

Series:  Love at the Chocolate Shop  #11

Title: Captured by Chocolate

Author: Steena Holmes

Publisher:  Tule Publishing

Published: August 2nd, 2017

Pages: 124

Rating: 4/5

My Review:

This is the eleventh book in this series but works well as a standalone, though I’m loving hearing more about the familiar characters, places and events in Marietta that feature in many books in this and other series from this publisher.

In this story, Casey Michaels is returning home from her globe trotting and anticipating being with her longtime boyfriend, the local radio presenter, Dylan Morgan. They are soul mates and both of them know it but he’s a home town boy whilst she’s always wanted to get out and explore the world. She’s had a traumatic experience this time that has made her start to reevaluate her life and her choices but everyone anticipates her getting a phone call and disappearing again, like she’s done so often in the past. Dylan is used to her doing just that but he’s fed up of waiting for her to choose him rather than her job.

Despite the two main characters knowing each other so well, this is a story of realising that people’s experiences and opportunities can change them. It is one where life is offering Dylan choices away from Marietta so he wouldn’t be there should she decide to disappear off again. He has put other people first throughout his life, is it now time for him to put himself first? It is certainly a challenging time for both of them and another enthralling read in this great series which I have no hesitation in highly recommending them to anyone who enjoys escaping to virtually visit a delightfully portrayed community, meeting characters who become like familiar friends and neighbours. I can’t wait to read the next in the series!

I requested and was given a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.


Radio DJ Dylan Morgan enjoys small town life in Marietta. Unlike his longtime girlfriend and globetrotting photojournalist Casey Michaels, he’s never been tempted to spread his wings. Until an east coast job offer at a major radio station catches his eye. He considers taking the position, but then Casey calls… She’s coming home.

After years of wandering the globe, Casey Michaels is tired and needs a break and while she didn’t plan on coming home for good, the idea is starting to grow on her. All she wants to do is spend time with her forever boyfriend, Dylan. But all she meets is suspicion as everyone waits for her to pack up her suitcase once again. To convince Dylan she’s home for good, she plans a grand gesture–a photography show celebrating Marietta life. And then, the phone rings. She’s needed in London… 

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3 comments on “Captured by Chocolate by Steena Holmes #Review #Romance

  1. Carrie
    August 20, 2017

    Nice review on this one! I just finished 12 myself and I’m sad the series is over but loved how it wrapped up.


    • bicted
      August 20, 2017

      Thanks, Carrie. I’ll be reading the next one shortly . . . . really didn’t want this series to end, glad it wraps up well!

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      • Carrie
        August 21, 2017

        I’ll miss Sage and her chocolate being featured for sure but will have to keep an eye out for other Marietta reads.


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