The Chocolate Maker
Beth Condon takes a job in Ireland to get away from her cheating ex-boyfriend, pushy family, and the status-oriented Silicon Valley where she was raised. Even after a few weeks in a new environment, she can’t break her old workaholic habits until her new boss strongly suggests she takes a weekend off. Not wanting to be sent packing back to California, she does just that, t...more
I wasn't sure how I would feel about this book. However, I ended up really enjoying it. I found this to be one of those books where you shouldn't listen to others reviews. They made it seem like she was wish washy and she wasn't. She had one time where she got scared. This situation was legit and some people in real life would have done the same thing. Thankfully it didn't last long and they were back on track. What I didn't like was both of their mothers. I ...more
I was given an ARC in exchange for an unbiased review of The Chocolate Maker by Brie Hamilton
I was really intrigued by the premise of this book: a young woman escaping to Ireland to figure out who she is outside of the high pressure status-driven world she grew up in meets a single dad and artisan chocolate maker in a small town in Ireland. Can their attraction build to a relationship strong enough to overcome their differences?
It seemed like it would be cute an ...more
I didn't feel any real chemistry between Matt and Beth. At the beginning, when they had misunderstandings, they just walked away without seeming to have the ability to discuss the issue. T ...more
In this book we meet Beth Condon who moves to Ireland for a change of scenery and to try to leave her old life behind from her disastrous long term relationship ,her domineering family and her workaholic ways! Her new boss demands that she take some time off so she goes to the coastal town of Kinsale . As luck would have it she meets Matt O'Shaugnessy, an Irish hunk who also happens to be a single father and runs a chocolate shop. They happen to meet bec ...more
I really adored the premise of this book. A workaholic moves to Ireland for a change of pace and meets a single dad who makes delicious chocolate. Sounds like a sexy romance, right? Well it should have been except Beth was awful. She couldn't make up her mind what she wanted. After one failed date, she sleeps with her awful ex. The minute she feels a single connection with Matt and his daughter she runs! Only to decided to give him ...more
Beth is American. After ended her relationship with her cheated boyfriend, she decided to travel to Ireland and accept a job in Cork. Being a workaholic in Ireland is not the way to become popular among her colleagues, so her boss tells her to go out the weekend. And that is going to be the best decision ever.
A sweet and sour story who would make us think about life and its mysteries. I ...more
January 12, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
👍💗👍A beautiful and heartwarming love story with a smidgen of heat. I really liked Beth, the American heroine come to Ireland to escape, and Matt, the chocolate making widower/daddy hero. After a rocky start, this pair open up to each other and find healing and release from the pain in their past. Family issues and disagreements play a big part in the conflicts both H and ...more
I just loved this story about Beth and Matt. It was very emotional and deep. It was easy to relate to the human conditions that were described in the book such as the need to speak with someone when life was overwhelming, the need to be vulnerable and open, the need to enjoy the moment and not worry about what might have been or what might happen, the need to mourn, the need to love and be loved. The characters, I felt ...more
Growing up, Beth Condon, was taught to be a businesswoman that superficial things were important in life. She resisted until finally it broke she moved away from family friends, to another country hundreds no thousands of miles away.
With t ...more
I like single dad books plus Matt owns a chocolate shop in Ireland so reading this one was a no brainer. At times Beth was a tad on the annoying side for me, but she has many redeeming moments. I did really like Matt. It was nice this was a slow build up to their relationship. There is a event in this book that had me balling my eyes out. It really hit me in the heart. Over all I enjoyed this good book.