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The Chocolate Lovers' Diet (Chocolate Lovers’ Club #2)

3.97  ·  Rating Details ·  2,019 Ratings  ·  104 Reviews
The feisty members of THE CHOCOLATE LOVERS' CLUB are back in a mouth-wateringly delicious new novel.

Lucy Lombard thought her 'Happily Ever After' was all sewn up when her gorgeous boss Aidan declared his love for her, but she's just caught him in bed with another woman. As always, she's not the only one with problems - Autumn's new boyfriend has yet to meet her parents, Na
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 9th 2007 by Headline Review (first published 2007)
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helen the bookowl
I was going to give this book 3 stars like I did with the first book, but as I got closer to the end I got more and more aggravated with the main character, Lucy, and the way the story developed all in all. While the beginning of the book was light and easy to read, the ending was unnecessarily long and very hard to get through. It kind of turned into a pastiche of a bad comedy movie and I didn't feel any connection to the story anymore.
These books are so easy and quick to read because the lang
Oana Kovacs
Mar 04, 2015 Oana Kovacs rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Luckily for me, the writer's vocabulary was pretty limited, so I did not waste a ton of time reading this book. The plot may have given the book a chance, but the style in which it was written, the inconsistencies, the stupidy of the characters and so many others made it almost horrible. Not to mention that the translation in Romanian was also absolutely awful.
I knew from the start that this is not a book I'd love, I'd consciously picked a chick lit piece for some relaxation and a good laugh, ye
Rea Cobb
May 29, 2011 Rea Cobb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For those of you who read my review last week on Carole Mathews book The Chocolate Lovers Club, you will know it was a huge hit for me and I couldn't wait to go and get the next book as there was a snippet of the next book in The Chocolate Lovers Club book.

I brought this book on Sunday and finished it on Tuesday morning. I enjoyed this book but I have to say it was not as good as the first one but I have to admit I do find that with many follow on books.

In The Chocolate Lovers Diet, we meet up
If you're looking for a thoughtless, easy read, then this is it.

Uncomplicated plot, chick-flick drama and the chocolate-lover's nightmare. As in, chocolate is mentioned twice on every page. Not very good if you're pregnant and having cravings.

The characters feel shallow, two-dimensional, with most of their relationships in shambles and treated superficially, and if you're an advocate for the LGBT community, then you're going to have a bit of a cow on stereotyping alone (I know I did. Several tim
Jan 04, 2012 Marina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love chocolate. I also loved the first book. So I couldn't wait to read the second one.

The story goes on. Four members of The Chocolate Lover's Club are moving forward. Lucy's boyfriend is in Australia, cheating her. As a revenge, she goes back to ex-boyfriend Marcus. Nadia's husband, Toby, seems to quit gambling. Autumn has a boyfriend, but her brother is back again. Sex kitten Chantal is pregnant (what a turnover, she doesn't like children). Who is the father? And, there is a wedding. Whose,
Between The Pages Book Club (Gemma M)
You know when you find an author who you can always go back to and they never let you down? Well that author for me is Carole Matthews. I will read all her stories at some point. I read the first book in this series ( The Chocolate Lovers Club) a while ago and got straight back into this one with the familiar characters, drama, lies, loss and love. This is the perfect chick-lit book to escape with and perfect for readers who enjoy chocolate too (like me)… So I blame these books for eating MORE c ...more
Angie Owen
Jun 08, 2015 Angie Owen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book and the one before it. I loved the characters but it did make me eat more chocolate lol! I'm looking forward to the 3rd book coming out in the Autumn.
Feb 15, 2017 Jackie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun easy book to read, but think the author over did the chocolate bit can't see in the real world anyone would eat so much chocolate I'm sticking to liquorice allsorts for a while!! The characters stories are good it makes you want to skip forward to see how they are getting on, she has written a prequel and look forward to reading it but not right now still feel sick from the chocolate consumption and I never had any!!
Heather Copping
Another great dose of chocolate in this book, I loved it as much as the first one, a funny and cosy read.
May 11, 2014 Elisabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“The Chocolate Lovers’ Diet” catches up with Amber, Lucy, Nadia and Chantal and picks up where Ms Matthews’ previous novel “The Chocolate Lovers’ Club” left off.
Lucy is all loved up with Crush but ex-fiancé Marcus is still lurking in the background, Amber is seeing her co-worker, Chantal is still trying to make a go of her marriage to Ted and Nadia is still separated from Toby but he swears he has given up online gambling. The only constant in these 4 women’s lives is the knowledge that if the c
Sally Ross
This book would have been so much better if not for the homophobic comments laced throughout the book. Here's one passage:

"He's not gay, is he?"
"He might want to put me in a big pink meringue of a dress"
"I'll end up wearing some hideous monstrosity and probably fairy wings to boot"

Then this comment is made the same evening a gay couple break up:

"I was worried that it might take Clive a long time to get over Tristan, but perhaps this is a long time in the gay world".

I have saved the best for las
Oct 05, 2011 Danielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. I was very shocked when Lucy got engaged again to Marcus i really thought she would have learnt from the first time what he was like. I didn't expect hinm to jilt her at the aisle though, she clearly wanted to marry him but he pulled out at the last minute.

I was very shocked when Toby fell to his death in Las Vegas, i really didn't expect that and it was really sad and my heart went out Nadia and Lewis. Things looked up for Nadia when she got
Megumi -
Sep 21, 2010 Megumi - rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book, The Chocolate Lovers' Diet, by Carole Matthews is awesome book. This story is about the ladies who fall in love with someone. If one of the ladies get into the trouble or have emergency, they gather to the “The Chocolate Lovers’ Club” and talk what happened to them and cheer themselves up. These ladies have a lot of troubles, but because they have friends, they can come over their troubles.
I like this book very much because women usually have many troubles about friends’ issues and lo
Feb 23, 2012 Agi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
I have enjoyed this book much, much better as the first book in this series, although the first one was good as well:)
It was a total rollercoaster of happenings, things, accidents, a lot of them sooo unexpected:) I didn't have any idea what comes next and this is what I am really appreciating in books.
Of course it was not only about funny things and laugh, there were other problems such as gambling, drugs, death mentioned but it is nice that they didn't built the whole book and although they wer
Kelly Simpson
Mar 05, 2011 Kelly Simpson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lucy lombard thought her 'Happily Ever After' was all sewn upwhen her gorgeous boss Aiden declared his love for her, burt she's just caught him in bed with another woman. As always, she's not the only one with problems - Autumn's new boyfriend has yet to meet her parents, Nadia's husband swears he's given up gambling but she just can't trust him, and Chantal is hoping to save her marriage, but not in quite the way she'd expected. It's not surprising that these girls are going to need a lot of ch ...more
Nicola Clough
Nov 02, 2015 Nicola Clough rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent book by Carole Matthews she never lets you down. It's an easy read with excellent characters and great story lines that has you guessing all the way through. It's a carry on from her first book and follows the lives of four ladies all with different lives and they have difficult decisions to make and they go through hard times but they all have chocolate in common and meet up when times are hard to eat chocolate.
Jul 28, 2011 Joolz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Again, I couldnt put this down! Its typically trashy, girly and fun. Was sad when the book ended and i had to say goodbye to the characters... Its kind of like knowing you shouldnt be watching Eastenders but you know you love it and cant wait for the Omnibus on Sunday! Its certainly put Carole Matthews on my map and will certainly be reading more of hers ASAP!
The first book was naturally better than the sequel. It was still a fun read and I finished in a few hours. There seemed to be many more references to different types of chocolate (especially English brands) which was fun to read, but after a while I just wanted to skip the chocolate references.
Mar 30, 2009 Zippy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, pop-lit
Hmmmm, enjoyed it, still loved the characters but it is maybe a book too far. There were a couple of things that were never explained satisfactorily that jarred with me, and characters acting out of ......well, out of character.....that annoyed me, but at the end of the day, a good, enjoyable, effortless read.
Lucy Lombard loves chocolate and is the founding member of The Chocolate Lovers’ Club. Fellow members include Autumn, Nadia and Chantal and they all agree that chocolate can cure anything from illness to a broken heart. They get together regularly at their little haven, a café called Chocolate Heaven which is base and almost a second home for them. They even have a code for calling crisis meetings – whenever a text message reading “Chocolate Crisis” goes out, they drop everything and head to Cho ...more
Jun 25, 2011 Rebecca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklit
Ahh, the addiction to follow up books to books that were kind of ehh in the first place continues! This one was okay. I still liked the first one better. The main Girl was kind of annoying in this book, while I kind of liked her, sort of, in the first book. She jumped to a conclusion, which I find uber annoying and because of it, jumped back to her old boyfriend WHO SUCKS! It’s like, she needs love, so she’ll take anything she can get. Blah. But then the new guy turns into an ass too, but of cou ...more
I decided to review both books together as I read them one after another and I also believe them to just be one continuing story. They were at best okay. I found the main character Lucy to be quite irritating. A woman who never really finds herself and relies on her happiness and success to derive from men. That being said, none of the women in this book are that inspiring. The closest would be Autumn but for most of the books she spends her time being a doormat for her drug addicted brother. Ch ...more
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In this latest book we meet Lucy who is a single thirty something girl who has just discovered that her fella has done the dirty on her! Her main love in life is chocolate along with Nadia, Chantelle and Autumn. We follow the four girls as they try to make sense of their lives. Will they all get the Happy Ever after that they want?

Carole Matthews has done her followers proud! I was worried that a sequel would lessen my enjoyment of the first book but if anything she has made this book even bette
Aimee Ash
Dec 27, 2013 Aimee Ash rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading the Chocolate Lovers Club I just had to read the next book in line. Once again the book was full of love life drama and giggles although I have to say that in no way were any of the ladies of the chocolate lovers club on a diet! By rights they should all be seriously over-weight and full of acne, but of course in the book they're far from this (a little un-realistic, but still loved it anyway.) I will say that I thought the ending was a little rushed after the huge build up of will ...more
Monica Mac
Dec 28, 2015 Monica Mac rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in "The Chocolate Lovers Club" series of books and it was lovely to start reading about the characters again. I am glad that I read the first one although you could probably skip it if need be.

Anyway, Carole did a great job of describing her characters once again and I found them likeable and believable. It only took me 2 days to read this book because I got really caught up with their lives. I needed a bit of a lighter read at Christmas and this was the perfect book. It
May 27, 2012 Elise rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I didn't read the first one and found this one on a hotel book shelf in France, leading me to believe that whoever put it there was not terribly smitten with it either. It's a very, very fluffy read, pure "chick lit" in that all the characters are in some kind of relationship crisis which they inevitably bumble through with obvious wrong assumptions and decisions only to be told they're gorgeous and perfect in the end. It was vaguely amusing at times, so if you find it on a hotel book shelf in
May 09, 2015 Mili rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Dieta iubitoarelor de ciocolata descoperiti prietenia dintre femei, relatii, impacari, despartiri si multa ciocolata. Problemele celor patru prietene se rezolva cu o dieta bogata de exces de dulce, atatea sortimente de iti lasa gura apa, doar citind.
Mi-a placut sa regasesc povesti de viata care intr-un fel sau altul se complica pe masura ce avanseaza actiunea. Sunt cateva momente in care actiunea este trasa de par si cele patru femei dau impresia ca ar fi puternice trecand peste situatii comp
Dec 24, 2015 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jennifer by: Nina Barringer
i hope my neighbors didn't hear me laughing as I was reading this book! I have not laughed out loud at a book since one of Bill Bryson's books set in the UK! Lucy Lombard is an extraordinary British girl whose life resolves around chocolate. You won't want to miss her friends, the men in her life or her antics.

While on the surface this is a very funny book, there and many poignant and serious themes addressed here that are unexpected, yet critical to the storyline: addictions, suicide, infidelit
Mar 02, 2012 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
It's a great book and has some great characters. The main thing I really liked was the close friendship of the girls. I thought the main character, Lucy, and her storyline was slightly boring - the other girls were far more interesting. It is a great effort, but not one of her best books in my opinion. Full review:
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Carole Matthews is an international bestselling author of hugely successful romantic comedy novels. Her unique sense of humour has won her legions of fans and critical acclaim all over the world.

A Minor Indiscretion and A Compromising Position both reached the Top 5 in the Sunday Times bestseller chart in the UK. You Drive Me Crazy reached number 8 in the original fiction charts. The novel Welcom
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