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Thursday, June 14, 2012

For the Love of Chocolat by Sienna Mynx

For the Love of Chocolat by Sienna Mynx
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company
Genre: Contemporary, Action/Adventure
Length: Short Story (106 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Fuchsia

Michelle Dixon is caught in a web of deceit, spun by the only people she should be able to trust: her sister, whose treachery has thrown her in the viper pit of mobster and jewel thieves, and Leith Sullivan, a notorious jewel thief and ruthless businessman.

Lee believes their dark past is the justification for their uncertain future. Michelle knows differently. Her father had taught her well. In order to survive the chase of a madman hell-bent on revenge and a lover her body craves but her heart fears, she has only one option. She must find the Golden Chalice and end the war her father started in the black market.

Her plan to break into one of the world’s most secure banks is not without risks. But for Michelle, this heist is the only key to freedom.

Michelle Dixon has been betrayed by the people in her life, her sister Sasha, her Pops and the man she loves, Lee. Sasha and Lee used her by convincing her to give up her dream of becoming a doctor so that she could get back into being the jewel thief she was groomed to be. Michelle and her sister Sasha were taught the intricacies of being a thief by their father. Pops taught his Chocolat, his nickname for Michelle, and Sasha everything they needed to know, and they were the best at what they did. However, after he died Michelle wanted out of that life.

Her sister, knowing that Michelle wanted out, betrayed her by making her believe that Lee had kidnapped Sasha, and that her life hung in the balance. Believing this, Michelle did all she could to accomplish the jewel heist that Lee told her she needed to do in order to free her sister. Now they have people looking for them trying to kill them because of the ‘Jesus Stones’ Michelle stole in the first book of the series called ‘The Heist’.
Over the last few months I had debated with myself whether or not to get the first book in this series, and I always opted not to. Now I'm so upset that I didn't. I loved this story and even though I didn't read the first book there were enough references made to the first one that I did not feel lost. This book grabs you right from the start with the love/hate relationships she had with her sister and Lee. The sex was hot and you knew that Lee loved his Chocolat beyond reason and he was so very afraid of losing her. Michelle craved her freedom, she loved Lee too, but she wanted to have her choices back again. She wanted to be the one to decide if she stayed with Lee, not have him tell her that she was. This story flowed so smoothly, you always knew who all the players were and the storyline kept me involved.

The story had lots of action, love, sex and the strong will of one woman determined to win it all. This is only the second book in this series and I know the next book ‘The Chalice’ will be as excellent as this one.

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