18 year old James Woods is leaving for the army in a week. He has grown up in the same small Missouri town all his life, -just he and his mother. Ann Woods - and has accomplished his dream of working next door at the grocery with the woman he has always loved, Cashier Darlene Staley. But the owner and manager of the grocery, Buck Mellon, wants the Woods home for extra grocery storage, so he can expand his existing grocery building, and the only way to it is to get Ann to dis-own James, marry Buck, and leave the house to her greedy, soon-to be husband. Using chocolate to woo James' peanut butter addicted mother, Chocolate Dungeon is a novel of suspense and sensitivity all can get behind.