Vanilla Clouds (Lili’s Review)

Title: Vanilla Clouds
Author: Roe Horvat
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Release Date: July 25th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 132 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Sex and chocolate are the two pleasures Micha? enjoys most in life.

His sex life has been nonexistent for some time, though. After a particularly bad hookup, he keeps mostly to himself. That leaves chocolate. Luckily, he works surrounded by the most delicious, extravagant produce in Gothenburg. Beside his job at the chocolaterie, his main source of excitement is his online friend, Magnus, whom he stubbornly refuses to meet in person.

A customer turns up at the chocolaterie one day—tall, shy, and charming. He could be just the right man. If Micha? can step out of his overly safe shell, there might be not only chocolate, but sex, too. Maybe chocolate-flavored sex. And if he’s lucky, maybe even love.

This book contains explicit scenes, adult language, and obscene amounts of chocolate.

Vanilla Clouds by Roe Horvat is my favorite novella of the year and one of my favorite stories of 2018. From the first few sentences, I was hooked. It’s the stories of two friends who met online, Micha? and Magnus. For two years they have been each other’s confidants and talked about anything and everything. They even watch tv shows together and text each other, from different countries. Did I also mention they’ve never met face to face? I deleted the next portion of my review because I want to give nothing away. You must experience the story for yourselves.

What I loved:

-CYBERLOVE. I’m a sucker for love stories that start online. I love texts, emails, Skype sessions in books. Something about them yanks my chain, and Vanilla Clouds delivered those for me.

-Fluffy with a sprinkle of angst.


-Adorable main characters. Both these men stole my heart; I’d love if the were real and we had a Sunday tradition of going out to brunch. lol

-The writing. It was exquisite. One moment I was smiling, next I was hurting, and then I’d be happy again. I love when authors can make me feel an array of emotions in a short time.

-The end- just lovely.

Vanilla Clouds was perfect. It had everything I look for in a romance: longing, chemistry, character development, excellent relationship development, all wrapped up with a happily ever after.

Now I’m off to buy the rest of their books.

5 Stars!

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I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant