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This is the second book in the Chocoholic Mystery series and I am still not thrilled with the author s writing style But I have been told by a reliable source that this series does get better, so I plan to stick it out I figured out whodunit fairly early in the story There really were no surprises I find the main character to be a bit annoying, but was happy that the whole twisted tongue thing was not as prevalent in this book as the last one Have 3 here on my TBR shelf so will continu This is the second book in the Chocoholic Mystery series and I am still not thrilled with the author s writing style But I have been told by a reliable source that this series does get better, so I plan to stick it out I figured out whodunit fairly early in the story There really were no surprises I find the main character to be a bit annoying, but was happy that the whole twisted tongue thing was not as prevalent in this book as the last one Have 3 here on my TBR shelf so will continue to read this series in the hopes that it improves soon Great read I could not put it down Love this series The characters are great The plot really had me going until the end. First, let me say I had to downsize the rating for my new system of rating books Now that I ve finished all my Chocoholic mystery books, I do look at this story with nostalgia It s an engrossing enough story, and I ve been amazed at how much Joanna Carl has extracted from this setting of Warner Pier to generate so many stories This time though the book is a cozy mystery the murder is quite gristly I had no chance in guessing the murderer, and I enjoyed reading the story all thefor it. I used to read paperback mystery novels all the time but have moved towardfantasy novels as of late But sometimes I miss a good mystery, so I ventured back into my cozy habits and picked up this second book in the Chocoholic Mystery series Lee is a bookkeeper in her aunt s chocolate shop in Warner Pier, Michigan, and she plays amateur sleuth again when a dead body is found outside her aunt s shop by her ex stepson who just appeared on her doorstep out of the blue The mystery was nice an I used to read paperback mystery novels all the time but have moved towardfantasy novels as of late But sometimes I miss a good mystery, so I ventured back into my cozy habits and picked up this second book in the Chocoholic Mystery series Lee is a bookkeeper in her aunt s chocolate shop in Warner Pier, Michigan, and she plays amateur sleuth again when a dead body is found outside her aunt s shop by her ex stepson who just appeared on her doorstep out of the blue The mystery was nice and quick, and there were author s notes added throughout about different mystery series that also feature chocolate or food Those did add a coupleseries to my TBR list And I enjoyed the Michigan setting in a fictional town near Holland, MI since I just moved to Lansing last year It was nice to recognize the geography of the cities that were mentioned She even mentioned Lansing once I m not in a huge rush to read the next book in the series, but I m sure I ll eventually get to reading all of these Chocoholic books [ Epub ] ⚖ The Chocolate Bear Burglary ⚇ CONFESSIONS OF A CONFECTIONERAfter leaving her bad news husband back in Texas, Lee McKinney moved up north to a quaint resort town Now she keeps the books for her aunt s luxury chocolate shop But Lee soon finds that Michigan winters can be murderLee and Aunt Nettie can t believe their luck A teddy bear promotion will have tourists flocking to Warner Pier, which could mean skyrocketing sales for TenHuis Chocolade To help decorate the scrumptious store, their friend Gail, an antique dealer, lends them a collection of valuable chocolate molds But after a burglary at the shop, Gail meets with a grisly fate and the main suspect in her murder is Lee s troubled teenage stepson Lee sets out to clear his name, but awakening long hibernating family secrets might be than this daring crime solver can bearINCLUDES TASTY CHOCOLATE TRIVIA I loved this book I was surprised by who the murderer turned out to be Another great installment in the Chocoholic Mystery series Can t wait to read the next one. You just never know what you are going to learn In this cozy mystery I learned about antique chocolate molds I will read. Great Sequel to The Chocolate Cat Caper I still love the characters of this tourist lake town The mystery was a bit off not all the logic made sense, but it was still an enjoyable read The characters in the Hart VanHorn family were a fun element, and I liked thecomplex relationship between Lee and her ex husband ex stepson Aimmature author might fall into the cliche of having Rich and Jeff portrayed in anegative light Instead, they re just human people who make mistakes, Great Sequel to The Chocolate Cat Caper I still love the characters of this tourist lake town The mystery was a bit off not all the logic made sense, but it was still an enjoyable read The characters in the Hart VanHorn family were a fun element, and I liked thecomplex relationship between Lee and her ex husband ex stepson Aimmature author might fall into the cliche of having Rich and Jeff portrayed in anegative light Instead, they re just human people who make mistakes, but still try to do the right thing The only thing I really didn t like was Joe s presence in the book In Chocolate Cat, it seemed like Joe s place as a character would be smaller him in the background or traveling as he tried to cope after his wife s death At the end of book 1, he seems to be placing distance between him and Lee, which I thought was reasonable Instead, he becomes a major love interest for Lee in the sequel, and I m not sure that was the best move He s not a super interesting character, and the fact that Lee gets together with an old high school crush seems a bit hokey There aren t really any scenes in these last two books to solidify a relationship between them from a reader s perspective All they do is solve mysteries There s not even banter when they do it I just don t understand why he s still in the series TenHuis Chocolate puts a collection of antique chocolate molds on display and is promptly burgled on the same night Little later, the woman who organized the exhibition is found murdered outside the shop The prime suspect, by virtue of having both disturbed the burglary in progress and later found the body, is Lee s former stepson Jeff, who unexpectedly showed up on her doorstep To clear him of suspicion, Lee begins to look into the matter herself.Much like the first one, entertaining enough TenHuis Chocolate puts a collection of antique chocolate molds on display and is promptly burgled on the same night Little later, the woman who organized the exhibition is found murdered outside the shop The prime suspect, by virtue of having both disturbed the burglary in progress and later found the body, is Lee s former stepson Jeff, who unexpectedly showed up on her doorstep To clear him of suspicion, Lee begins to look into the matter herself.Much like the first one, entertaining enough but fairly predictable I still don t care much for the Lee Joe romance, was kinda hoping that would fizzle out Oh well I didn t enjoy this one as much as the first in the series Aunt Nettie is still wonderful, and Lee was a good stepmother in this book once she stopped focusing on Jeff s piercings, and we didn t spend a ton of time reading about Lee s mixing up words But Joe annoyed me until the end of the story, and I m extremely glad the Hart family is done in the series The action moved quickly, but with no apparent reason until the twists were revealed And I didn t like the way the case resolved because I didn t enjoy this one as much as the first in the series Aunt Nettie is still wonderful, and Lee was a good stepmother in this book once she stopped focusing on Jeff s piercings, and we didn t spend a ton of time reading about Lee s mixing up words But Joe annoyed me until the end of the story, and I m extremely glad the Hart family is done in the series The action moved quickly, but with no apparent reason until the twists were revealed And I didn t like the way the case resolved because it made the majority of story pointless to me Again, I didn t like this one especially, but I am willing to give the series another try