True to the titles aphorism about sex and love, each story in this collection boasts of a heroine who adores chocolate but learns to love her man even more (if thats possible!).

In Janet Daileys The Devil and Mr. Chocolate, gallery owner Kitty Hamilton lives in Santa Fe with her ex-husband, artist Sebastian Cole, nearby in an adjoining room. Competing with Kittys new love interest, the wealthy manufacturer of heavenly candy, Mr. Chocolate, Sebastian tries winning Kitty back.

Sandra Steffens I Know I Love Chocolate is an intriguing amnesia/paranormal romance. Former star athlete Sam OConnor is now a popular author, hiding out on the rocky coast of Maine under a pseudonym. Because of his psychic gift, people are compelled to tell him the whole truth, whether they want to or not. Annie Valentine seems to be the exception to the rule. Is she the one woman Sam cant live withoutor a reporter he should avoid?

In Kylie Adams Sex and the Single Chocoholic, the owner of Decadence Candies wants to promote her new treat, Passion Truffles, but Strider Moore of Moore Candies is fighting for the same publicity spots for his own products.

THE ONLY THING BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE has everything: bubble baths, chocolate and sexy men. And humor graces each story for reading thats closer to decadent confection than to sweetness. (Jan., 384 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed by: 
Gerry Benninger