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The Chocolate Run

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Amber Salpone doesn't keen to keep ending up in bed with her friend Greg Walterson, but she can't help herself. And every time it "just happens" their secret affair moves closer to being a real relationship, which is a big problem when he's a womanizer and she's a commitment-phone. While Amber struggles to accept her new feelings for Greg, she also realizes that her closen...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 25th 2004 by Piatkus Books
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Cata
Adoro Dorothy Koomson. Já li praticamente tudo o que foi publicado em Portugal. Acho que tem a ver com o estilo dela, a maneira como ela constrói a história e a narra. Ela tem um estilo sublime que me enreda desde o início ao fim. Os livros dela costumam ser dramáticos, mas não opressivos. São livros que nos dão que pensar, que transmitem lições de vida e cujos personagens poderiam ser pessoas reais. Após ter lido os que são considerados os melhores- A Filha da Minha Melhor Amiga, Um Erro Inocen...more
Chanpreet
I LOVED THIS BOOK! It's the first book I've ready by Dorothy Koomson, and I can tell you it will not be my last! This book is going on my keeper shelf.

This book starts off with a bang and then doesn't let you go. I don't want to give too much away but it has one of my favorite premises, which is friends becoming lovers, but Ms.Koomson does it such a way that it's fresh. She also does an amazing job with the characters. Both Amber and Greg have their issues, but it's those issues that have kept t...more
Tina
I admit I read the ending first.

After my last Dorothy Koomson book Goodnight, Beautiful, I really wanted to read more work by the author but I did not think I could handle another emotional ringer like that book was. So I deliberately looked to find something that was much lighter. With this book I can see why she is classified as a chick-lit writer because this is pure chick-lit.

Amber has been best friend with Jen for just about ever. So when Jen invites Amber to meet the new man in her life A...more
Frida
Dec 01, 2008 Frida rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone that's into chic-lit
Shelves: chick-lit
I found this book in the book shop where I work (yes it is quite dangerous to work in a book shop if you like to read).

Amber Salpone is about 30, and she loves films and chocolate. Her best friend Jen is together with Matt, and it was through them she met gorgeous Greg, a player (and a best friend, since three years back) who she constantly has to save from various situations involving women and sex.

But wait! Now Amber's done it too; our story starts the morning after, with her fretting about...more
Maria
Gosto dos livros desta escritora. A maneira como escreve e conta as histórias prende-me do principio ao fim, mesmo que a história não seja nada de especial, como eu acho que é este caso. Não posso dizer que para mim este foi um dos livros favoritos desta autora. Adivinhei sem dificuldade o desenrolar da história e não tive nenhuma surpresa pelo meio, como eu aprecio. Mas a maneira como tudo é descrito deixou-me com vontade de o ler e avançar rapidamente na história. Venham mais destes então!
♥ Marlene♥
I read this book yesterday in 1 day. I was sick (again) so lying on my bed I decided to pick this book. It did take me a little bit to get into it, but not too long. Once I got into it I thought this was a refreshing read. not all the cliches. Yes an enjoyable read.
Ne
Como grande fã de Dorothy Koomson começo a sentir saudades dos livros dela mais ao género de A Filha da Minha Melhor Amiga ou Bons Sonhos, Meu Amor.
Amor e Chocolate não é um drama, mas sim um romance com algum humor misturado, tendo algumas semelhanças com o último livro publicado em Portugal da autora. Confesso que que apesar de gostar não chega perto da minha opinião a cerca dos primeiros que referi.
Dorothy tem um dom para as histórias com emoções mais fortes, com personagens mais sofridas e...more
★ Monica
Este é o segundo livro que li da autora, e devo dizer que a autora corre grandes riscos de ganhar mais uma fã! XD

A capa é maravilhosa! Dorothy Koomson escreve best-sellers, com inúmeros fãs pelo mundo inteiro, só seria de esperar que este fosse mais um fantástico livro, apesar de não ser o meu preferido dos dois.

Amber Salpone ultrapassou a idade dos trinta, é a melhor amiga de Jen e quando esta começa a namorar Matt, conhece o melhor amigo dele, Greg um mulherengo incorrigível. Mas como ela já s...more
Ummu Auni
I've read books written by this author. My Best Friend's Girl broke my heart. I cried reading it. Koomson can tug your heart with her words.

The story starts with Amber, a next door girl who may be seen here & now, she's a regular just like us, not the polished type, who slept with her friend, Grey, the womaniser. As much as Amber knew it's a mistake, and being a sensible, non-nonsense level headed woman at the brink of 30, she knew that the relationship which had became too close won't lead...more
Rossy Marinova
The book shows us one simple all-time truth - we should not be afraid of love.
This may sound easy and cheesy, but how many of us have been hurt in their relationships? This situation shaped how we behave today with other people.
We all want to be perfect and beautiful so that we never have to deal with break up and loneliness again...so that no one would leave us behind. When we understand that this is not possible we would have to choose:
1. To learn to live alone and not risk falling in love w...more
Paula
Romântico, actual e divertido! Recomendo!
Rita
(3.5/5)
Em “Amor e Chocolate” somos apresentados a Amber, uma directora executiva do Festival de Cinema da cidade onde vive, Leeds. É uma mulher engraçada, destemida, forte, mas que tem medo de encetar uma relação, por tudo o que presenciou quando pequena entre os pais, abandonando uma relação quando sente que poderá estar prestes a ser deixada ou magoada.

Amber e Jen conheceram-se no tempo de faculdade e embora muito distintas entre si tornam-se desde logo melhores amigas. Jen é professora primár...more
Zarina
After having recently read The Cupid Effect by British chick-lit author Dorothy Koomson I went online to see what other books she's written and found a lot of positive reviews for The Chocolate Run in particular so I moved it to the top of my to-read list.

For the most part this book reads like an average romance novel; the main character starts falling for her best friend and against her better knowledge she can't stop herself from sleeping with him time and time again. Throw slight confliction...more
Margarida
Gostei muito, apesar de ter passado por um misto de emoções durante a sua leitura. A protagonista tanto tinha tiradas engraçadas e frases sarcásticas bem metidas, como era super insegura e com uma auto-estima abaixo de zero (às vezes só me apetecia dar-lhe chapadas). Quanto às outras personagens, chegou a uma altura no livro em que as odiava a todas (aquela Jen! Ah eu não aturava aquilo!) - até a mãe dela, que pouco apareceu, me irritou; mas a Martha e a Renée acabaram por me surpreender pela po...more
Shxrxn
This was, in a word, stupid. In two words: bloody stupid. In fourteen words: this was so bloody stupid, I still couldn’t believe it and I’d been there.
- Amber
Are you all right, sweetie? You seem a bit . . .
- Jen
Out of it? It’s the whole lack of sleep thing. Not as young as I used to be, you know.
- Amber
Silence. Everything was silence. Pure, perfect silence. The kind of silence that is invariably followed by trouble. The kind of silence, I’d imagine, that came before the Big Bang that created our...more
Melissa Kyeyune
Possibly the best chick-lit I've ever read (a genre I haven't touched since my teenage phase with Princess Diaries). I loved the writing style, humor and I could relate to Amber's inner nagging thoughts- most of them were so on point that I blushed. So now onto more Dorothy Koomson although I have been warned the others are not as chocolate-y (figuratively) but more on the sad side. This book was pure bliss and leaves you wanting to give people a chance to bring happiness into your life, just li...more
Anna
This was, quite frankly, very disappointing. The plot was pretty much non-existent and it showed no sign of changing so, 3/4's of the way through, I gave up and skipped straight to the end where it didn't even finish how I wanted it to!!! I really hope this was just an exeception because the other Dorothy Koomson's books I have read were so so so much better than this!
Ana
O que tenho a dizer sobre este livro, em primeiro lugar é que me fez comer imenso chocolate! A certa altura o chocolate é descrito ao pormenor, sendo impossivel não comer!
Quanto ao resto foi um livro bom que gostei muito, apensar de as ultimas 100 páginas terem sido de facto as melhores e muito surpeendentes!
Weffi98
To be honest,I wasn't very interested in reading this book at first because the plot seemed a little boring.However,when I really started on the first page,I was intrigued.Not hooked,but enough to keep me going on.You know some books draw you in with a really,really boring starting but somehow,when you get to the middle,you realize something.You are hooked.You cannot put it down until you finish it.
The chocolate run is almost similar to that but it has a more interesting beginning.I couldn't res...more
Tempo de Ler
Para mim, o ponto forte de Amor e Chocolate assenta no elevado grau de profundidade com que Dorothy Koomson conseguiu explorar Amber e como se manteve fiel à personalidade desta personagem até ao fim. Koomson criou em Amber uma mulher realista, bastante credível, alguém com quem facilmente nos identificamos - perfeita na sua imperfeição. Amber atormenta-se ao projectar em todas as suas relações pessoais os traumas familiares do passado, incapacitando um compromisso com o futuro.

...Mas se este é...more
Starry7star
An awesome book. Pity the fact that Dreg was a womanizer and whatever he said to Amber made me think that it was just a bunch of excuses.
Waiza
Woah! I cannot believe what I read :O is it for real? Do people cheat like this easily? And live with it like nothing happened? As I understood, they made it seem like it's rathar natural. What the heck is that!! The poor thing I felt for her, I would be totally running myself haha.
Well for those who haven't read the book. I'm telling you people you MUST. First of all, she's hilarious I literally laughed out loud. She mentioned things in Amber's character that are so close to mine, things that m...more
Paula Ferreira
Delicioso e Divertido!!
Uzma Shaikh
One word : AMAZING
That's what this book is!!!!! I started reading it only after reading the reviews of the goodreads folks. So a big thanks. Dorothy koomson has done a wonderful job. I love her writing style. What I admired the most was the short "chocolaty" quotes at the beginning of the chapters. I loved Amber and Greg throughout. Incidents have lasting impacts on the minds and they make us who we are ; and the way Dorothy koomson has unfolded the chocolate sense through the book is commendabl...more
Nina Draganova
Харесвам много тази авторка и се зарадвах много , като видях издадена нова нейна книга.Темата отново е подобна , като в "Момиченцето на Адел", за преплетените взаимоотношения в една приятелска компания.Което е тема и на моите размишления и наблюдения за заобикалящите ме хора. Та мисълта ми е , къде най-лесно се случват изневерите , триъгълници и четириъгълници - разбира се в приятелските и семейни кръгове. Тук има и допълнение , всеки е сравняван с някакъв вид шоколад. Но малко по-слаба е тази к...more
Beth Peninger
Koomson is one of those authors that feels like a "guilty pleasure". Her books are all "chick lit" but yet underneath the story line have some depth. Once again I devour one of her books.
Amber, the main character, is addicted to chocolate and running. Running away from hard situations, conflict with people, etc that is. She wears trainers but it seems she doesn't use them for the actual physical exercise of running. One of her best mates, Greg, has decided to change up her life and she's not su...more
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Hello, my name's Dorothy Koomson and I'll try to make this bit that's all about me as interesting as possible.
I wrote my first novel called There's A Thin Line Between Love And Hate when I was 13. I used to write a chapter every night then pass it around to my fellow convent school pupils every morning, and they seemed to love it.

I grew up in London and then grew up again in Leeds when I went to u...more
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“I never trusted any man not to find someone else; to stay with me if he had another option. to not find something in me that would have him heading for the hills. that was the other reason for not thinking long-term- when someone walked out, as they invairiably did, it wasn't too big a shock. a disappointment but nothing, I hadn't been expecting.” 24 likes
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