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Erotic chocolatier Brandon makes all sorts of tempting and tasty creations that celebrate love and sex. Too bad he's given up on finding love for himself after his last lover told him he wasn't worthy of a real relationship just before he dumped him.

When David picks up an order of chocolates for his best friend's wedding, he wonders if the muscular, tattooed Brandon will
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ebook, 58 pages
Published August 14th 2009 by Aspen Mountain Press (first published 2009)
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Daisiemae
Bittersweet is the first book I’ve read by Maura Anderson. I know I have another book by her in my TBR files that I need to wipe off the cobwebs and read, because I really liked this author and her style of writing.

At first glance this looks like an opposites attract storyline, and to some extent it is. But as the story progresses there is more of a “don’t judge a book by its cover” theme. I really enjoyed the story, and I liked the heroes Dave and Brand. Even the secondary characters were inte
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Brenda (b)
This was a short story, but I really liked it. I thought Brand and Dave were intriguing. I felt that the supporting characters (Chris & Shirlee) were great too. I think this story is perfect for a sequel and I'd love to know more about everyone and what happens later.
Lily
Aug 31, 2009 Lily rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lily by: Tam
David Sterling meets Brandon Williams when he goes to Brandon's shop to pick up an order of X-rated chocolate treats for his best friend's wedding shower. When he sees the sexy tattooed man he is instantly attracted but he's in a hurry and without knowing if the other man is gay David doesn't act on his attraction. For his part Brandon is definitely attracted but wary as his penchant for men in suits has let him down badly in the past.

This lovely novella, 58 pages long, is a nicely written story
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Gabbi
Jan 27, 2012 Gabbi rated it really liked it
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Tattooed, tall, dark and handsome, Brandon Williams looks more like a bad boy than a successful chocolatier. His candy shop has an excellent reputation for having delicious and creative chocolate confections, and he takes immense pride in what he does. Unfortunately, when it comes to his love life, his biker-bad-boy appearance has caused other men to treat him more like a piece of meat than the gentle, caring person he
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Don Bradshaw
Feb 10, 2012 Don Bradshaw rated it liked it
Shelves: gay-romance
Reviewed on Hearts On Fire... http://heartsonfirereviews.com/

What a sexy and fun short read this was. Brandon is a chocolatier living a lonely life since his stuffed suit of a partner dumped him because of his biker look. He spends all of his time at his shop dreading the return to his house. Only Brand's two cats are there to meet him at the door. Handsome David is running errands for his best friend's wedding and has to pick up chocolates from Brand's shop. David is immediately attracted to
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Tam
Sep 02, 2011 Tam rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
Dave goes to pick up some chocolate treats for his best friend's (girl) wedding and meets Brand, the owner of the shop who is just his type. Biker bad-boy. They are both attracted but when Dave makes a move Brand shuts him down after having a bad experience with his ex who was a "suit". Dave's friend manipulates the situation so they can get together and eventually Brand admits he judged him unfairly and they get together at the wedding rehearsal dinner and the wedding the next day. My complaint ...more
Toxik Jade
NUUUUUUUUUUU........ (view spoiler) Honestly, that's not even something I always look for, but for some reason it was rrrlllyyy important to me for this story. Argggh.

All in all, this was nice... not superb, but it could be really good with a little more work. This is a book that, for me,
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Mara Ismine
Jan 17, 2010 Mara Ismine rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, male-male, 2010
This was a sweet get-together story, no pun intended. Do not read if you are on a diet! The background theme is chocolate. At fifty-six pages it is a quick and satisfying read, even if we never get to 'see' Brand's tattoos apart from the cover picture. The story proceeds smoothly from start to finish with plenty of amusing lines to keep you smiling (if the chocolate wasn't enough to do that). It deserves an 'aaww' because it is sweet without being sickly or fluffy, a difficult line for any autho ...more
Honey
Feb 21, 2011 Honey rated it liked it
I feel I'm being very generous giving this 3 stars. Not because I didn't like it though; I did, or at least I was on my way to doing so. I was enjoying the story, found the characters interesting and was fairly intrigued by their doings and then... it ended. I've read a fair amount of short stories but normally I get more out of them, I don't read for 50 pages expecting something to happen or for the characters to get together and then it's all over by page 58. A HFN is fine as long as we get to ...more
Chris
Jan 11, 2010 Chris rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, gay, done, 2010, owned, ebook
Very good m/m romance about a chocolatier making chocolates for a bridal shower who becomes fascinated by the man of honor when he picks up the chocolates. This is also part of the Hot Comfort collection.
Mandy*reads obsessively*
Feb 13, 2012 Mandy*reads obsessively* rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, ebook-owned, short
Sweet story of opposites attract, but at a second glance maybe they aren't so different after all.
Brand and Dave are cute and I would have loved more from them, and I missed a bit of chocolate play in the book! ;)
Erotic Horizon
Sep 17, 2009 Erotic Horizon rated it really liked it
Short but sweet with some very realistic protags that I really enjoyed meeting...

Daisiemae and Brenda sums it very well...

E.H>
Hearts On Fire Reviews
Reviewed by: Don
Publisher: Aspen Mountain Press
Genre: M/M Contemporary




Check out the review on http://heartsonfirereviews.com/
Jen
Jul 23, 2010 Jen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Still enjoyable after another time read. Really enjoy Brand and Dave. I also loved the two female characters Chris and Shirlee.
Ryoma Gartre
The first encounter between David & Brandon was very cute, the characters were likable and had back stories, sadly is too short.
Ana
May 12, 2014 Ana rated it liked it
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Lee Ann
Mar 17, 2015 Lee Ann rated it liked it
It was a fun read. I liked most of the characters. The situations were historically interesting in terms of women's issues.
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LoriO.
Oct 20, 2010 LoriO. rated it liked it
Shelves: 80-mm, 33-ebook
Not sex just hand and blowjob
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