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Review by Suze
Natalie's having a big breakthrough. Her chocolate based depression research is finally getting a grant and that means a huge step forward, both personally and professionally. She lives in a town that breathes chocolate and it's her passion. When she gets the grant she celebrates with Luke, who's back in Hershey for a job. She's had a crush on him for years, ever since she was a teenage girl.
Luke is in Hershey because he needs to supervise a research project. He's been hired by the government and this is his big chance to get a permanent job with them. He doesn't want to screw up and thinks the project is crazy, so he wants to make sure it doesn't get any further. Natalie and Luke are both very surprised when they find out they have to work together. They're attracted to each other, but there's too much at stake professionally for both of them...
Kissing Her Crush is a sweet story about chocolate. It's about chocolate in more than just a tasty way though which is something I really liked. Both of the main characters are smart. Natalie is a food chemist and Luke is a microbiologist. I loved that combination. They are both passionate about their careers and they want nothing more than to succeed in what they do. When chemistry gets in their way they don't want to give in which is a great starting point for a lot of tasty scenes. There's also a serious angle, teenage depression, which gives the story a bit of depth. I think Ophelia London has written about it in a sensitive way without making it too heavy. She definitely makes it something to think about, which I think is really good.
If you're looking for a light and lovely small town romantic story this is something you will definitely like. I love stories about chocolate and enjoyed reading this one very much.