Champagne and Chocolate by Denyse Bridger
Austin Standish is a man of refined tastes. Intelligent and educated, Austin enjoys all of the best life has to offer. A gambler, a gunslinger, and a man who has plans to taste the sweetest prize at The Palace Casino and Saloon - the lovely owner, Chantille L'Amour, the most sought after jewel on the Barbary Coast.
Running a high-class brothel and casino isn't exactly the life she was born to but Chantille is determined to overcome the ruin her family was left in once the Civil War ended. But, she has chosen a difficult path... one that demands much and leaves her lonely. She's noticed the handsome man who comes into her world from time to time, and when she chooses to give in to desire, the passion evoked by Austin's touch may change her life forever...
Champagne and Chocolate is technically considered Erotic genre but I think that's because the sex is hot. However I hope this book gets enough credit for how strong a western romance it is. Most erotica's lack in character and plot development simply because its a tale written around all the sex but Champagne and Chocolate has the whole package. Her characters are fully developed and the risks for both Chantille and Austin are high as they navigate through the social standards their relationship takes place within. Chantille and Austin are a sexy couple that play well off of one another and I completely enjoyed the read.
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Note: I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from the author.