Characters I don't have any favorite among all the four leading ladies in this book and there were few times when I found them really foolish. But, there were also times when I liked them and felt sorry for them. My favorite in this book would be the supporting character of Lucy's boss who they call, 'Crush'. What I like This book is pretty entertaining and fun. There are few serious issues in the book but the way the four handle those issues just makes you laugh hard. I liked the friendship aspect of this book and how close they are. They are very supportive, they don't judge each other and always there for each other.
They have the kind of friendship you would love to have in your life. What I did not like I did not go into this book with lot of expectations and it turned out fine. So, I would say I did not have major problems with it. My final thoughts on the book A pleasant and light-hearted read that is perfect if you are looking for a book that is a quick and relaxing. A warning though - if you love chocolates then this book will make you crave for them like crazy because there is a lot of chocolate in this story.
I do not eat chocolates and this book made me want to buy a few. So, if you are a chocolate fan then please keep few handy near you. Read this and my other book reviews at www. The four friends meet on a regular basis in Chocolate Heaven to try and sort out their many crises and they find out they have more in common than they thought.
I liked the way this book was written in small chapters with a different character in each one. Easy to dip in and out of if time is an issue except I read it in 2 days. I really enjoy Carole Matthews style of imaginative and believable writing. This was a fun, quick read. The consumation of chocolate was a bit excessive.
These ladies ate chocolate for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks and in liquid form. It's understandable to love chocolate, as do I, but this was just excessive. No one in their right mind eats THAT much chocolate every day over and over again which these women literally did, I've never seen them consume a proper normal meal other than chocolate. I have rolled my eyes at Lucy Lombard multiple times with her stupidity but nevertheless she was still a fine character as actually all of them were.
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Other than these three facts there's nothing more I feel that I need to say about this book. I will probably continue the series at a time where I am indecisive as to what to pick up or need a light easy read. Aug 21, Colleen rated it it was ok Shelves: reviewed. This book sounded like the perfect light read for my vacation- a tight group of friends bonding over exotic chocolates and tales of woe should be an automatic chick-lit home run.
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Unfortunately, this book was more a swing and a miss to me because the main protagonist Lucy was clearly more caricature than character. I would like to believe that no self-respecting young woman would truly be so proud of her ability to stick with a serial cheater of a boyfriend. I would like to believe no self-respect This book sounded like the perfect light read for my vacation- a tight group of friends bonding over exotic chocolates and tales of woe should be an automatic chick-lit home run.
I would like to believe no self-respecting young woman would be so proud of her absolute inability to perform any of the basic functions of her employment.
I would like to believe no self-respecting young woman wants to read and sympathize with so vapid and annoying a main character. It was a real shame to me that Lucy was so stereotypical and idiotic a character, because the problems faced by the other women in the book rang true and could have elevated this book above the fray if they hadn't been constantly undermined by clumsy babbling irritating Lucy. A disappointing 2. Mar 06, Joyce rated it liked it Shelves: fiction , books-read-in The book The Chocolate Lovers' Club is definitely a 'chick' novel.
This book will appeal to readers who enjoy that genre. I enjoy a 'chick' novel once in a while and this one did have some good points.
It is a story of the lives of 4 very different women whose common bonds are their love of chocolate and loyalty to each other. Whenever one of them has a crisis of some type in her life, they meet together to share, comfort, and advise the woman currently suffering.
What I did like about the book was how the character and life situation of each of these women were developedChantal who is obsessed with sex and out-of-touch with her husband's desires, Autumn who enables her younger brother who is totally involved with the drug scene, Nadia whose husband's gambling addiction has put them deeply in debt, and Lucy Lombard, who appears to be totally flaky and keeps taking a boyfriend back who is repeatedly unfaithful.
The constant references to eating chocolate were a little over the top for me but then what can you expect from a book with this title. Apr 05, Beattie rated it it was ok Recommended to Beattie by: Brazilliant! Shelves: radio-4x , chick-lit , spring , published , chocolate-references , shortstory-shortstories-novellas.
These club books are always pretty formulaic and twee on the downside, however fun and addictive on the up. View all 7 comments. Mar 04, Jennifer rated it really liked it. I love chocolate and I enjoy these books also.
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I like how the story is about 4 woman who have bonded over their love of chocolate. So many ups and downs for each woman and so so real also. Funny, heartwarming and enjoyable. I would have read this faster if I had more time in the day. It makes me realize how much I miss good chocolate from Britain. Lucy is funny and always getting herself into a predicament, Chantel is sex starved no easier way to say it , N I love chocolate and I enjoy these books also.
Lucy is funny and always getting herself into a predicament, Chantel is sex starved no easier way to say it , Nadia has to deal with her gambling husband and worrying about the debt that he has procured and there their is Autumn and her druggy brother! So much going on but oh so entertaining. An entertaining, funny and courageously honest story about four women who meet regularly in a chocolate cafe called Chocolate Heaven, run by a gay couple, and devour amazing chocolate creations while sharing the latest ups and downs in their lives.
A simple enough pretext for a book. Their lives are a bit of a mess really.
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Lucy is a temp at a rather horrible IT company, her boss flirts shamelessly with her, and she's just caught her boyfriend Marcus setting up a romantic dinner for two and she's An entertaining, funny and courageously honest story about four women who meet regularly in a chocolate cafe called Chocolate Heaven, run by a gay couple, and devour amazing chocolate creations while sharing the latest ups and downs in their lives.
Lucy is a temp at a rather horrible IT company, her boss flirts shamelessly with her, and she's just caught her boyfriend Marcus setting up a romantic dinner for two and she's not invited. Nadia, who married a white man against her family's wishes, discovers he's addicted to online gambling and they owe 30, pounds.
Chantal, a rich and beautiful ex-American, loves her husband Ted but has no idea why he's not interested in her, and in her attempts to satisfy her sexual hunger ends up getting robbed. Autumn works at a centre that helps kids break their drug and petty crime habits, while her own brother is dealing from her apartment. Most of the time the plotlines revolve around love and relationships.
Lucy, despite her fairly low self-image, is romanced by Marcus, her boss, Aiden, and a sexy man she met at Chocolate Heaven, Jacob. Autumn has the hots for a charming man at the centre, Addison. Nadia still loves her husband, Toby, but he can't admit he has a problem. And Chantal is driven to extremes by her frustration. All their stories are believable and, to varying degrees, familiar.
Yes, there are similarities between this and Bridget Jones's Diary - it has the same playful, humorous, slap-me-in-the-head-for-being-so-stupid tone, and Lucy is quite similar to Bridget in temperament and personality but she still maintains her individuality. Being set in London with the same use of Britishisms also prompts the comparison. But they are different enough stories, just as funny but also sometimes heart-breakingly awful, and I did laugh out loud at times, and grin often. I love chocolate, if you didn't know, though I'm also very snobby about it. There's amazing chocolate, good chocolate, bad chocolate and fake chocolate.
I have to make an effort not to eat too much of it - I can't even eat it every day, not even a single bar, because I have pretty much no metabolism whatsoever and my exercise is limited to a 15 minute walk to the subway in the morning - and a 15 minute walk home after work. The amount of chocolate the women eat in this book was actually a bit nauseating. Especially Lucy.
I'd be sick on that much chocolate. One of the peculiar things about this book is the point-of-view switches. Lucy narrates her story in first-person present tense.
Which actually works surprisingly well.