Blame It on Chocolate

Blame It on Chocolate

by Jennifer Greene

NOOK BookOriginal (eBook - Original)

$4.99
View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781460362938
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 11/15/2014
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 719,980
File size: 658 KB

About the Author

      Jennifer Greene has sold over 80 books in the contemporary romance genre.  Her first professional writing award came from RWA--a Silver Medallion in l984--followed by over 20 national awards, including being honored in RWA's Hall of Fame.  In 2009, Jennifer was given the RWA Nora Roberts LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.  Jennifer has degrees in English and Psychology, and lives in Michigan.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Blame It on Chocolate 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Any book with the word chocolate in the title is bound to grab my attention. Thankfully, Ms. Greene's BLAME IT ON CHOCOLATE lived up to my sweet-tooth cravings! This is a story that's actually nice-in the true definition of nice-in that there are no bad guys, no cheating, no broken hearts, and a happy ending. The characters are truly believable, the dialogue is funny, and the situations this couple find themselves in are ones anyone can relate to.

Lucy Fitzhenry loves her job at Bernard Chocolates. She gets to spend her days working in the greenhouse, developing new species of plants for the company's newest brands of chocolate. She knows she's found a real winner with Bliss, and eagerly awaits the reaction of the bosses-owner Orson Bernard and his grandson, Raul Nicholas "Nick" Bernard. Lucy was right-her new plant has a direct effect on the future of Bernard Chocolates in that it could end up making them millions. When the first batch of Bliss chocolate comes off the line, Lucy decides to give it a taste test. Who knew chocolate could taste so heavenly, or that it would turn this shy woman who only fantasized about Nick Bernard in private into a sex-starved woman who lets a kiss lead to "the Night of the Chocolate." Suddenly, one wild night of passion turns into a whole lot more, when the nausea Lucy starts experiencing turns out not to be an ulcer, but a pregnancy.

Nick Bernard has always done the right thing. So when he learns that Lucy is pregnant with his child, he's determined that they'll get married. Unfortunately, the quiet, shy Lucy has a whole lot to say about marrying the boss's grandson-and none of it seems to be good. Somehow, Nick has to convince Lucy that he cares for her, that he is, in fact, falling in love with her, and wants to marry her for more than just the sake of their child. Bliss chocolate is a huge success, and Nick wants nothing more than to make his relationship with Lucy a success, too.

BLAME IT ON CHOCOLATE is, in a word, charming. A down-to-earth romance with likable characters who find themselves in a situation that many people deal with in the real world, Lucy and Nick are a couple that everyone can relate to. Nick tries so hard to be nice that he doesn't realize that Lucy needs to know he loves her, and Lucy is just naïve enough to think that what they have isn't strong enough to keep them together. All in all, BLAME IT ON CHOCOLATE is a sweet indulgence for a satisfying afternoon read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Any book with the word chocolate in the title is bound to grab my attention. Thankfully, Ms. Greene's BLAME IT ON CHOCOLATE lived up to my sweet-tooth cravings! This is a story that's actually nice-in the true definition of nice-in that there are no bad guys, no cheating, no broken hearts, and a happy ending. The characters are truly believable, the dialogue is funny, and the situations this couple find themselves in are ones anyone can relate to. Lucy Fitzhenry loves her job at Bernard Chocolates. She gets to spend her days working in the greenhouse, developing new species of plants for the company's newest brands of chocolate. She knows she's found a real winner with Bliss, and eagerly awaits the reaction of the bosses-owner Orson Bernard and his grandson, Raul Nicholas 'Nick' Bernard. Lucy was right-her new plant has a direct effect on the future of Bernard Chocolates in that it could end up making them millions. When the first batch of Bliss chocolate comes off the line, Lucy decides to give it a taste test. Who knew chocolate could taste so heavenly, or that it would turn this shy woman who only fantasized about Nick Bernard in private into a sex-starved woman who lets a kiss lead to 'the Night of the Chocolate.' Suddenly, one wild night of passion turns into a whole lot more, when the nausea Lucy starts experiencing turns out not to be an ulcer, but a pregnancy. Nick Bernard has always done the right thing. So when he learns that Lucy is pregnant with his child, he's determined that they'll get married. Unfortunately, the quiet, shy Lucy has a whole lot to say about marrying the boss's grandson-and none of it seems to be good. Somehow, Nick has to convince Lucy that he cares for her, that he is, in fact, falling in love with her, and wants to marry her for more than just the sake of their child. Bliss chocolate is a huge success, and Nick wants nothing more than to make his relationship with Lucy a success, too. BLAME IT ON CHOCOLATE is, in a word, charming. A down-to-earth romance with likable characters who find themselves in a situation that many people deal with in the real world, Lucy and Nick are a couple that everyone can relate to. Nick tries so hard to be nice that he doesn't realize that Lucy needs to know he loves her, and Lucy is just naïve enough to think that what they have isn't strong enough to keep them together. All in all, BLAME IT ON CHOCOLATE is a sweet indulgence for a satisfying afternoon read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for when you're on the beach for hours as it's hard to put this book down. I finished it in 2 days. I love how the author ties in the project name, Bliss, with the feelings that the couple are experiencing at the end of the book. It's one of those reads where you know you want the two to get together and wish they would just speak their minds already. I dont want to say much more for fear of giving too much away, but if you are looking for a good book to read, this is a highly suggested one.
harstan More than 1 year ago
At Bernard¿s Chocolate in Minnesota, for four years horticulturist Lucy Fitzhenry worked on developing a new strain of cocoa that could grow outside the rain forests. She has finally succeeded. Euphoric she informs her boss Nick Bernard who tries the chocolate and thinks it is the best he ever had she agrees. Neither were prepared for the side effect as they make love............ Several weeks later Lucy suffers from shame and nausea that she assumes is a stressed induced ulcer Nick feels guilty that he lost control and took advantage of his top researcher. When his grandfather throws them together to market the new Bliss, their attraction grows stronger. As she learns why she is suffering nausea bouts, they fall in love, but can they really BLAME IT ON THE CHOCOLATE?............... Mindful of the Hudson-Day vehicle LOVER COME BACK, BLAME IT ON CHOCOLATE is an amusing contemporary romance starring two likable individuals who need Bliss to make them realize they love one another. The story line centers on the campaign to market Bliss while the lead couple struggle with that one night and its aftermath. Fans who enjoy a lighthearted romp will appreciate this sweet tasting tale............... Harriet Klausner
DreamingInFiction on LibraryThing 3 months ago
This was such a sweet story.. I really enjoyed the characters of Lucy and Nick and reading about how they made a new type of cocoa bean.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad to see this as a Nook book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lucy Fitzhenry's life is going beserk her father has moved in after leaving her mother in a fit of midlife crisis, her cousin is questioning his own masculinity, and one night of bliss has resulted in a pregnancy. The father is her boss, Nicholas Bernard, a very handsome, kind responsible chocolate company owner. Their night of passion followed her discovery of the ultimate in chocolate and the high it produced. Nick is very willing to marry her, but Lucy does not know what to do. In the meantime, she tries to keep the pregnancy secret, but when Nick's grandfather finds out, the older man wants to defend her honor. Moreover, both of them are extremely overprotective, driving her nuts with all their kindness. If there is too much of a good thing, Lucy is in the middle of it. ................... *** This is a fun book, with heartwarming characters all over the place and no bad guys. Although you will finish the book wanting to find either Nick, the chocolate, or both, it's well worth the temptation. ***