Sunday, January 8, 2012
Book Review: Bittersweet Surrender by Diann Hunt
Carly Westlake is living the dream. She spends her days at a spa (okay, so she owns the place), she's dating a hunk, and she's surrounded by chocolate—milk chocolate, her favorite—that she uses for the chocolate facials that made her spa famous.
But when long buried secrets threaten Carley's business and her friendship with business-partner Tom, she fights like crazy to keep the dream—and the illusions—afloat.
It takes a miracle of grace to get Carley to finally make that bittersweet surrender to love and real life.
I enjoyed reading Bittersweet Surrender. The story had some great elements to it. The characters were well developed and the descriptions were very good. The story had originality. I honestly don't think I have read another book that is set in a chocolate spa. The book had some very serious, heavy, elements to it but at the same time made me laugh out loud.
The story was predictable. At times it seems like it went on and on about one particular part of the story, but then there were others that I didn't feel like were resolved as much as they should of been. All in all in was a very enjoyable read.
I received a complimentary copy of Bittersweet Surrender from Thomas Nelson for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.