By Julie Carobini
Bethany House Publishers/Baker Publishing Group
“Chocolate Beach” didn’t quite have that “can’t put it down” thing going for it, but it was still a fun read. Bri Stone, the funky, witty and cool main character thinks she has it all. But when things start happening that throw her life into a spin, she isn’t quite sure what to make of it. So she throws herself headlong into the changes that are coming her way (and she even creates a few changes of her own).
The descriptions of beach life in this book are entertaining and almost make you want to brave the hurricanes to experience what it’s like to be a beach bum. Bri has a carefree attitude in most areas of her life, including parenting, marriage and her job. But for any woman, thinking her husband is cheating on her can be devastating. Bri takes it in stride, however, and always keeps that “cool girl” attitude. One of my favorite parts of the book is when Bri imagines herself barging into her husband’s office “demanding to know where he was going yesterday with his too-thin, bleached-blond legal associate”, but she realizes doing that would be “just too daytime television.”
I would hate to call this a “frou-frou” book, but its close. Very light-hearted, easy read with some fun twists and turns.