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Chocolicous by Geraldine Solon

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
A week after Blair Nightingale’s husband, Larry, dies, she learns she’s about to lose everything she owns due to a foolish mistake Larry made. In an instant, Blair’s life is transformed from rich, Silicon Valley trophy wife to poor, widowed single mom. Her only goal now is to provide for her daughter. As Blair begins to pick up the pieces, George—Larry’s best friend and the man she truly resents—seems to always be around. When Blair is overwhelmed by all the challenges she faces, she seeks comfort in baking rich, filled, three-layered cupcakes that her grandmother once taught her, and soon Blair's life is changed forever.

Goodreads Summary

This book is full of surprising twists and sweet treats.  The cover will pull in any reader, especially women >.>  Blair is a sympathetic character, she recently lost her husband and she learns that she may be losing a very large sum of money-possibly her livelihood.  So what does she do when she seeks solace?  She bakes!  She goes back to the basics, taking up a recipes her grandmother taught her when she was little. 

Soon, Blair realizes that her cupcake baking endeavors could be the solution to her money problems.  She sets up a small business and the book takes off from there. 

The characters are very likable, Blair doesn't really throw a pity party-she literally works instead.  George adds some of the comic relief and is a potential love interest.  The secondary characters are all fun to get to know.  The events are fast-paced, no dragging.  The ending is very satisfying and the reader will put down this novel happy.  This book is recommended to adults.

4 Stars