Thursday, January 17, 2013

Book Review: Bittersweet Surrender by Diann Hunt

  •    Bittersweet Surrender by Diann Hunt
  •    Published by Thomas Nelson


Carly Westlake spends her days at a spa ( okay, so she owns the place ), she's dating a hunk, and she's surrounded by chocolate.
She's living the dream...or is she?

When I first saw the cover of this book, it caught my eye and the title sounded intriguing also!  The story did not disappoint me, I thought it was written with humor, even though Carly is going thru some pretty major life situations.   She recently went thru breast cancer treatments, and her Husband left her after a long marriage, but she is determined to move on with her life.

Her best friend, Scott comes in to help her with the books for her Spa, and gives her advice on helping her to lose weight and eating right, which is kind of hard to do in a chocolate spa!   Carly is struggling to lose 20 pounds before her boyfriend comes back to town, and her new houseguest ( Magnolia ) is trying her patience, which dosent help Carly's cravings for chocolate!

I liked how Carly's friends are there to help support her, and I liked Carly's sense of humor thru out the book.

There are some twists and turns to this Romance story, it kept me turning the pages to find out how it turns out!

Look for more information on  Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. This sounds like a really good book. I am going to have to add it to my list to check out. Good review.

  2. The title itself sounds fabulous, and your review is really intriguing.

    Thanks for the visit and I'm following you right back :-)

  3. Hi Melissa Just running around with my new computer. Happy me and I am stopping in to visit you. Been reading? Yup you read I cook/bake. Well, the book sounds like a nice read and interesting. How many books do you read in a month?

    Be happy Andi thewednesdaybaker


  4. Thanks for the comments everyone!

    Andi, I average about 2 books a month..( but Im usually reading 3 or 4 books at a time ) =)

  5. sigh, I love a good love story. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xox

  6. Thanks for visiting & commenting on my blog Melissa! I am a new follower!

  7. I like books where there is a sense of humor.

  8. The chocolate catches my eye more than anything. Darn paleo diet. :)

  9. I'm always looking for some good books to read, although my goals are much more modest than yours! :-)

    Rachel @ Simple Girl

  10. Thanks everyone! =)

    Welcome to my new followers!

  11. Hi Melissa and thank you for following my blog! Chocolate spa?! Sounds yummy!

  12. Sounds like a good book. How bad can it be--chocolate! I love it. :)

  13. Hey, don't you just love a sense of humor... it builds you up and refreshes your soul. The book cover is good, and interesting also. I am looking at the book, The World to Come, it has caught my eye, so I want to know more. Blessings Crystal from Ruby's.

  14. Hi Melissa,

    At first glance it sounds like Carly is living the dream. I always thought it would be great to work at a spa, but I suppose there are still the normal job stresses no matter where you are.

  15. Hhmmm.... chocolate spa? Sounds Delicious! Great review- seems like a great read :)

    I'd like to invite you to stop by our weekly Meet & Greet Blog Hop! It runs Friday night to the end of Monday, come link up if you have some time this weekend! :)

  16. Humor, twists and turns, CHOCOLATE, and supportive friends to one trying to lose weight -- what more could a Ruby Woman ask for?? Thanks for the review, it looks like just what I've been looking for :) Hugs, Marilyn

  17. I'm a new follower. Your website is amazing Melissa! I'll come back when I have more time.

  18. Following you back! Thank you for following my blog. Have a great day:)

  19. This book has intrigued me for a while but I haven't read it yet. Thinking I need to after reading your review :)


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