Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Wake Me Up Before You Cocoa by Kimberley Montpetit: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

Wade Kennedy is a Billionaire Real Estate Developer about to marry a wealthy model despite still dreaming about his lost college sweetheart.

Quirky Marina Cormier inherits her grandmother's New Orleans antique store, positive that love has passed her by.

When the biggest New Orleans real estate developer strolls into Marina Cormier’s newly inherited antique shop with a lost phone looking for its owner, Marina's heart is knocked clear into a past she’d been trying to forget.

She should have locked the front door, flipped the sign to CLOSED, and turned out the lights when she spotted him on the sidewalk! Instead, Marina scrambles for cover behind one of her massive grandfather clocks.

Sure enough, the man 
is Wade Kennedy, now Billionaire Kennedy with a capital “B” and capital Broad shoulders a mile wide from his days as star quarterback on the football team at the University of Alabama.

There’s chemistry off the charts between them all over again—even after a decade has gone by. Only this time, there’s an even bigger problem. . . Another woman has dug her claws into Wade’s life, his Day-Planner, those magnificent shoulders of his—and his heart.

When Wade and Marina are thrown together on a big project to renovate and sell a famous New Orleans historic mansion, can they keep things professional, or will their old love come roaring back? And what will they do about catty Lydia with a 3-carat diamond on her finger?

This sweet and sassy Rom-Com is sure to keep you swooning all night long - while you enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and your favorite donut!

When she was in Paris, Kimberley Montpetit spent most of her souvenir money at the La Patisserie shops with their beautiful and delicious pastries. She grew up in the fabulous city of San Francisco, loves all things chocolate, and now lives in a small town along the Rio Grande with her engineer husband and three sons.

She once stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland and didn't sleep a wink, sailed the Seine in Paris, rode a camel in the ancient world wonder of Petra, shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria.

Kimberley also writes Award-winning Middle-Grade novels with Scholastic and epic Young Adult novels with Harpercollins under the name, Kimberley Griffiths Little. See all her titles at her Amazon Author Page.



Twitter: @KimberMontpetit


Wake Me Up Before You Cocoa is part of the Coffee Loft series. This is a multi-author series centered around Coffee Loft coffee shops, but all can be read as standalones. 

I love a good punny title, so it was definitely this cute title that initially caught my eye. Thankfully, the story inside was just as cute as the title! Second chance romances are some of my favorites and I thought this one was done very well. Wade and Marina dated in college and eventually parted ways, not to see each other again until several years later when a series of random events seems to be throwing them together. Seems like fate, right?  The only problem? He's engaged to someone else. Now, I don't always like books in which one of the main characters spends a good portion of the book with someone else... but I have to say that the way this one was written, that really didn't bother me at all. I think if you read it, you'll understand completely! I really enjoyed these two together and loved getting to see them get their second chance. This was a super quick read--- easily read in a just a sitting or two. If you're looking for a sweet and cozy romance, this is certainly one worth checking out. 

Wake Me Up Before You Cocoa is a closed-door romance with kisses only and no language. 

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