What do women love even more than eye candy?
Easter is an important time all around the world. It’s a time of renewal and the rites of spring and religious festivals. It’s also a prime holiday for chocolate lovers.
When I was a child I loved hollow bunnies of dark chocolate. It tasted different than chocolate bars and I waited impatiently all year for it. My father was a dentist so we didn’t have a lot of candy in our house. Halloween, Christmas and Easter were pretty much the only occasions we kids were allowed to pig out. Then, wow, we were told to eat the candy as fast as we could (so it wouldn’t linger on our teeth). Yes sir! No need to tell me twice!
My favorite Easter chocolate was the hollow bunny. Peeling the foil off and eating the bunny was quite a ritual. I always ate the ears first. What part of the bunny do you eat first? Take the bunny test and find out what that means.
My next favorite Easter treat was small, flat dark chocolate-coated marshmallow bunnies. The ones with the firm marshmallow not the fluffy marshmallow. Small solid chocolate eggs were good, too. Last on my list were the pastel-colored sugary eggs. They were kind of disappointing, like getting nuts in the shell in your Christmas stocking.
My husband works for Cadbury chocolate. Every Easter employees are given a big bag of Easter goodies for their children. Or in this case, me! Oh, okay, my kids get most of it but I make sure I get at least one bunny. I know, he’s a keeper. My husband, that is, not the bunny. He’s brunch.
Easter chocolate has evolved over the years. There’s a lot of variety, which is a good thing. These days I like the small chocolate eggs with peppermint or caramel filling. My absolute favorite chocolate of all time (shh, don’t tell hubby’s employer) is Lindt chocolate.
And while I know dark chocolate is better for you because of the anti-oxidants, I prefer milk chocolate. It’s so creamy and smooth. Yum. I mean, seriously, who eats chocolate for the anti-oxidants? I can get all the anti-oxidants I need from wine.
Before I get too carried away with visions of Easter chocolate, I have a new Superromance out this month, PROTECTING HER SON.
Crossing the thin blue line
Paula Drummond is finally back on a police force. And with so much at stake--she’s a single mom atoning for an almost career-ending mistake--she’s not risking anything but stellar performance. That means, regardless of whatever attraction is brewing between her and her partner, Officer Riley Henning, she will not get involved.
Still, working side by side with a man as hot as Riley and not giving in to temptation isn’t easy. Especially when he goes above and beyond to help keep her son safe. With all that evidence piling up, it seems as though her partner on the job is destined to become her partner in bed...and maybe even in life.
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What’s your favorite type of chocolate--milk or dark, plain or with nuts, hollow bunnies or marshmallow--or any variation or brand you care to name? Comment to be in the draw to win a copy of PROTECTING HER SON.