Friday, September 28, 2012

"Better Than Chocolate" My Thoughts

This is a story about "Sweet Dreams Chocolate Company" which has been in the Sterling family for generations. But now it looks like the family is about to lose "Sweet Dreams" to the bank. Samantha the oldest daughter, is the new head of the company, and is trying to save it.

I enjoyed the quotes at the beginning of each chapter, they were cute and fun. But! I was a little disappointed with the story, myself. As I said it is about this company ready to eat the dust, (or should I say, the chocolate) and like the old saying goes: "If they didn't have bad luck, they'd have no luck at all!"

The main character, Samantha, was so into herself, that all she could do was feel sorry for herself, and blame everyone else for the company's failures. I got so sick of her self-pity parties, that about half way through the book I said, "ENOUGH!" with the self-pity. I just couldn't relate to that, I almost quit reading the book at that point. That continuing and repeating of the self-pitying began to feel like it was just filler, and some of it was really not needed. (Well in my opinion anyway.)

Toward the end of the book it began to pick up speed, and got quite enjoyable. I also found out that reading about all that 'chocolate' made me crave a chocolate fix, and lo! and behold! I had no chocolate in the house. To make a long story short, I had to make a chocolate run to the store. Yummy. 

I love Sheila Roberts books and this book was an O.K. read, but I have read two books by this author "Love In Bloom" 5***** and "Small Change" 4**** and I found them much "Better Than Chocolate."

This book is part of my Nook library.


  1. Sorry you didn't enjoy the book as much as the others. Repetitiveness gets on my nerves QUICK so I don't think I'll be reading this.

  2. Too bad it wasn't great, I do like that chocolate theme.

  3. This sounds like a fun book to read, although it might entice me to make a chocolate run, too. ;0

  4. I have this one waiting for me to read. I'm just afraid that I'll be having cravings for chocolate!