Chocolate Magic - Zelda Benjamin (Contemporary Romance)
Released April 2010
Chocolatier Chloe Brandeau remains unsure why her aunt chose her over her cousin as the new owner of a run-down apartment complex, but she hopes to live up to her aunt's requests. It's not easy when an area developer, the very rich and handsome Ethan Behar, keeps throwing out offers for the building. She's said no dozens of times, but he refuses to take no for an answer.
Trying to keep the aging apartments in good order is tough and Chloe's running out of money. She can't go against her aunt's wishes though. Not to mention the fact that Chloe's friend keeps setting her up on blind dates hoping Chloe might find the man of her dreams. But, the more Ethan hangs around, the more Chloe realizes the man she wants is the man who may only be interested in her because of her property.
Chocolate Magic is a charming romance that's not short on chemistry, but like all Avalon romances, the books are gentler and suitable for both adults and teens. Not only do I think this is one of the best Avalon romances to be released in some time, but I also think there is great potential for a series. Having felt that way, I did a little research and found that this is actually the second book in the Love by Chocolate series, so I have some catching up to do!