Kevin Alan Milne

Dear Readers,

There is a saying floating around – “I dream in Chocolate.” I know many many people that will agree with that statement. Personally it would have to be white chocolate, but Sophia Jones, the heroine of Sweet Misfortune by Kevin Alan Milne, lives and breathes chocolate. She owns and operates Chocolat de Soph and loves coming up with new ideas to share with her customers. One of her most recent creations came about because her fiance’ decided the week before their wedding that he needed to call it all off with the typical “it’s not you it’s me” reasoning.
At the age of nine, on her birthday, Sophie lost both of her parents to a horrific accident. Raised in foster care by Ellen, Sophie has terrible issues with trust. She is completely convinced that “all good things must come to an end,” including all relationships. Which is kind of sad as she enters all her dating relationships with the thought of ‘when they will end?’ instead of enjoying them while they are happening.

When Sophie meets Garrett she just waits for him to run away. In fact she teases him so much about it, he finally gets sick of it. Eventually he does earn her trust and they set a wedding date. Things are looking up and Sophie is happy. That is until the week before their wedding. Garrett breaks it off and breaks Sophie’s heart. She finds her revenge and way of dealing with it all by creating her misfortune cookies. They are a hit with many of her customers and she gets a great deal of pleasure out of creating them.
I actually wasn’t sure I was going to read this book, but I am glad I did. It is a cute little story that is a great read for the hopeless romantic. I am not, but I sure did enjoy reading some of the “fortunes” that Sophie put in her cookies. They are laugh out loud funny. Chapter 12 starts with this misfortune, ” Yesterday is the high point of your life. Sorry.” That is just to funny and I am glad to say that I don’t believe that.

This book was a good reminder that sometimes we can look at life with very dark glasses and we need to remember to adjust those to our chocolate…er umm… rose colored glasses.

Happy Reading.


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