Title: Melt Into You
Author: Lisa Plumley
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Book Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewer purchased own copy of book
A sexy chocolatier and his under-appreciated assistant discover you can't have too much of a good thing in USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley’s delectable new novel. Because with a little chocolate in the mix, life is sweeter than ever…
After ten years of saving her boss's (admittedly gorgeous) butt, stifling her crush, and being endlessly inconvenienced, administrative assistant Natasha Jennings has had enough. True, chocolatier Damon Torrance is every bit as irresistible as the confections created by Torrance Chocolates. The man is sex on a stick dipped in 70% Tanzanian Cacao. But for the sake of her career, her sanity, and possibly her heart, Natasha has to go.
Money, success, women…everything comes easily to Damon. Until Natasha hands in her notice. He needs to get her, and his mojo, back—fast. But from the moment Damon rings Natasha's doorbell and steps into her personal life, he starts feeling things he never has before. For once, the notorious playboy wants to be good. Which makes it extra inconvenient that Natasha is suddenly tempted to try being a little wicked. And the results may be sweeter than either ever anticipated…
I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this book until its final pages. I found myself frustrated with Natasha's weakness in regards to Damon's shenanigan's. He was a player of the worst sort who had a serious "All fun and no work" complex. What helped me continue reading and glad that I did was the humorous situations that Damon repeatedly finds himself getting into. And he so rightly deserved.
But he realizes almost a little too late that the love he was searching for had been right in front of him the entire time.
The story lacks originality in that respect, but I was entertained nonetheless...Plumley writes witty and laugh-out-loud dialogue and makes it work.
And it was refreshing to see how Natasha and her young son coped with his severe food allergy--something that more and more kids and adults are facing today.
If you are looking for realism, you might wanna skip this. Although implausible in many aspects, I loved its quirkiness and humor and continued reading just for the sheer pleasure of its zany characters.