Ebook Review: Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Cafe by Rebecca Raisin

Title: Chocolate Dreams at the Gingerbread Café by Rebecca Raisin

Published by: Carina / Harlequin UK

RRP: £2.99

E-Book Only for £1.79

My rating: 5/5


Welcome back to the warmth, cupcakes and hot chocolate of The Gingerbread Café – your home away from home

Chocolate…the most irresistible temptation?

The Gingerbread Café is all a buzz! This Easter, Lily and the rest of the town of Ashford, Connecticut are planning a truly decadent Chocolate Festival.

Cooking up a storm, CeeCee and Lily are not just baking a batch of their sinfully delicious chocolate-dipped gingerbread men, but an excess of chocolate truffles, squidgy, cinnamony hot cross buns and melt in your mouth chocolate eggs. 

The Gingerbread Café staff have definitely enjoyed the tasting process! Add in Damon’s cute-as-a-button seven year old daughter, Charlie, up for a visit and Lily’s perfect Easter may just be around the corner. Until her ex-husband Joel turns up demanding twenty thousand dollars…

Suddenly the future of the Gingerbread Café is not so clear…and Lily finds herself eating far more of The Gingerbread Café’s treats than her skinny jeans allow… 

Can Lily concoct a brilliant plan to save her beloved café, convince Damon she has no feelings for Joel and still throw a Chocolate Festival the town will be talking about for years? There’s only one way to find out... 


I devoured this e-book in two sittings and found it to be just as scrumptious as the first one. In this second story in the trilogy, we met back with our favourite characters; Lil, CeeCee, Damon and his daughter Charlie.

We're approaching April, four months later in Lil and Damon's relationship.  In the run up to Easter, the town of Ashford are planning on hosting a special event for everyone to celebrate.

Easter eggs are being made, the Easter Bunny costume for Damon has been bought by Lil, and the scent of the gingerbread is wafting through the air. Everything is perfect and Lil is happier than she ever thought she could be.

Until...  Her ex husband, Joel turns up ... and demands his monetary share of Lil's business, profits and livelihood. Even though she  actually should be the one demanding money back from Joel, Lil finds herself in the impossible position of fearing that she may have to sell up. Rather than see her life and precious business be lost due to that.... "bad egg", Lil vows to take out a loan, cash her savings... and will do anything to pay off the scoundrel rather than sell her beloved business. But she won't take charity from Damon.

CeeCee has her own concerns too, with fellow friend and townie Walt's wife being ill, so she brings her beautiful humorous personality into the mix and goes and gives Joel what for.... but is that ALL she gives him?  

I absolutely adore this treat of a read, and was eager to catch up with Lil, Damon, and CeeCee. Rebecca has this special talent that enables you to feel cosy, content and a part of the Ashford/Gingerbread Café community through the flicking of kindle pages. If you are yet to read any of the Gingerbread series, then I strongly urge you to do so right away. You won't be bored or disappointed as they curb your appetite for a good read in the most delicious of ways.

I also loved how CeeCee had another 'vision' with the previous book having CeeCee seeing Lil & Damon romantically involved with each other, this time, she spots the pitter-patter of tiny scrumptious feet... but are Lil and Damon ready for that? and more importantly.... is CeeCee just wishfully thinking for an addition to the gingerbread café?

 In addition to all the boisterous goings on at Easter, Damon has plans of his own for Lil, and they don't need Joel getting in the way. Damon has a special Easter bunny surprise for Lil and it involves a question containing 4 words... Will she say Yes?!  


Rebecca's third instalment that will be the final book from Lil's point of view is released today!

Christmas Wedding at the Gingerbread Café - promises to be a delectable and romantic tale of Lil & Damon's wedding... a year after they became a couple that first Christmas Eve.

I am lucky enough to announce that I will be taking part in the Blog Tour for this magical read, and you can check back for more details, treats and teasers in the lead up. I'll be host on November 4th, with the entire blog tour entourage taking care of you from October 29th, to November 12th!  I will be posting calendar details as soon as we have them, so be sure to pop back to A Page of Love.


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