The Chocolate Lovers' Club
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The Chocolate Lovers' Club

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Forget diamonds, chocolate is a girl’s best friend

Some women are addicted to shopping, others can’t get enough of champagne.
Some like to curl up with a good book, and others want a night out on the town.
But there’s just one thing Lucy Lombard can’t live without, and that’s chocolate—rich, creamy, sweet, delicious chocolate.
For her there’s no substitute. There’s nothing it...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published February 3rd 2009 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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Petra X
Imagine if someone told you they were going to give you a beautiful, ribbon-tied box of Godiva chocolates (or better, handmade, fresh cream-filled Mozarts flown over from Vienna that day), you'd be really looking forward to that. Imagine then if with a bright smile, they gave you a family-size bag of Hershey's Assorted Miniatures instead. There would definitely be some disappointment there, eh?

And so there is in this book. It's not Godiva, not even Lindt, it's a collection of stories, Snickers,...more
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...more
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. 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...more
I love chocolate and I love good chick-lit, especially of the British variety, so I was ready and excited to dive in to this potentially delicious read. Unfortunately, good chocolate just isn't enough to carry a story when the characters are vapid, shallow and seem completely implausible as actual human beings.

The book definitely has some redeeming and hilarious moments - a fabulous break-up revenge scene and a plot-turned-caper to retrieve Chantal's stolen jewels - but it was so hard for me no...more
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
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. 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...more
Un romanzo d'evasione al 100%, quindi non aspettatevi credibilità o personaggi sottilmente sfaccettati, più che altro qui si parla di cioccolato, di amore e di amicizia. Il collante che unisce le quattro protagoniste di questo libro è infatti il cioccolato in tutte le sue declinazioni. Gli amori sono quelli sfortunati o inesistenti a causa dei quali le ragazze hanno un sistema molto pratico: un sms che recita "emergenza cioccolato" le richiama tutte al "Paradiso del cioccolato" un posto che non...more
To tell the truth, I almost gave up at halfway but I persisted because I believe in the plot. After reaching halfway, I think I'm entitled to believe that the storyline is good and that I will not regret continuing to end.

I almost gave up because I almost couldn't stand it when the character of Lucy Lombard, main protagonist, was illuminated as an irresponsible non-thinking idiot (I cannot be anymore scathing without having to repeat myself many times). However, I don't know if she was just havi...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
Books about “clubs” seem to be trendy as of late. Throw a word that girls like in front of it (shoes, chocolate, knitting) and you have a bestseller all wrapped up. Girls with issues all meet up to discuss them. The book does center around one girl who is taking a long time to get over her long time boyfriend. The best part was when the girls get back at some dude who stole from one of the girls in the group. She slept with him and he steals all her jewellery and money and the girls set him up t...more
Rea Sinfield
I am a self confessed chocoholic and when looking for a new book in the library in the week how could I walk over Carole Mathews The Chocolate Lovers Club. I also saw whilst I was there The chocolate lovers diet by the same author and I wasn't sure which one to pick up. I am lucky I picked this one up as the Chocolate lovers diet I have now found out is a carry on from this book.

I have previously read a book by Carole Mathews and I have to admit I was really not a fan, but with a title like thi...more
This was the perfect book to read on my vacation to Hilton Head two weeks ago. It was pretty much the same idea as "The Friday Night Knitting Club", but with chocolate instead of knitting.

Four women meet in London at a cafe called Chocolate Heaven and develop a friendship because of their love of chocolate. They are all very different types of women. Kind of the main character is Lucy, and her story is told in the first person. Her story/situation is pretty funny, and it's like a romantic-comed...more
The whole time I was reading this book I was thinking two things: "Haven't I read this book before? and Wouldn't some chocolate be nice right now?" The book was Friday Night Knitting Club but set in a chocolate shop in London (run by two hilarious gay guys, natch) and with Bridget Jones as the main character. The other women in the club were stock characters: sexually frustrated middle aged American who turns to a male prostitute named Jazz (who hasn't done that!); do-gooder rich girl who works...more
Chicklit about chocolate... a golden combination for sure. And as the title promisses, this is an entertaining read about four women who get toghether in a coffeehouse slash chocolaterie, which is positively to die for. They share laughs and tears and complain about men, so nothing new there. Of course there is some romantic action of the 'romantic spark - misunderstanding - all will fail - surprising turn - all is well'-kind. The four main characters cover a good deal of the usual types (perfec...more
The story centers on four different women who are brought together by their love of chocolate. It's a story about love, friendship, life's hurdles and of course, chocolate. Think 'Bridget Jones' Diary' meets 'Sex and the City'.

For someone like me, who doesn't read chick novels very often, this one was a very enjoyable and easy read. With these kind of books I find them being a lot more entertaining if you can apply some of the situations from it to your own life. The good thing is you don't have...more
Meet Lucy, Autumn, Nadia and Chantal – together they form “The Chocolate Lovers’ Club”. Individually they are 4 very different people, leading very different but equally complicated lives.
When a crisis happens these 4 women will drop everything and rush to their sanctuary a cafe called “Chocolate Heaven” where they will indulge their passion for anything chocolate whilst helping each other out.
Lucy has an on/off boyfriend, Marcus, who has a habit of cheating on her. Autumn has well off parents...more
I really ejoyed this (: I have a bit of a thing for books where each main character has their own on-going story that all come together at the end and the chapters alternate between them (they remind me of Love Actually :D <3 <3)so this was great. I especially liked when the girls rescued Chantal's jewellery that was funny :D was a very good book to read whilst eating chocolate and forgetting about your own life for while
I've read several of this author's books in the past and really enjoyed them, and I'm also something of a chocoholic, so perhaps this was a perfect match..

This was.. Fun! I wanted something warm, light (like a Milky Way - ho ho) and funny, and this by and large delivered for me.

My main problem was the character of Lucy, who was unfortunately the book's central character. I just found her so irritating: I don't know if we readers are supposed to find her scatty, flighty personality endearing (it...more
This is the best novel I've read so far...first thing is because of the chocolate thing...and second, is the storyline...not too heavy or messy, just nice and the flow is very smooth...
The core story is entertaining in that British chick lit kind of way, but the chocolate schtick gets really old.
almost gave up reading this a quarter of the way through by which point I still hadn't got into....only started being mildly enjoyable by the last quarter. thankfully this was 1 of 3 books bought for £5 bundle so hardly losing out on much. im enjoying the cottage by the sea little better. im on pg 48 of that book surprisingly(I wasn't holding up much hope going on the first 1 of the 3) and it had my from the start. I normally like jane green sophie kinsella but wouldn't recommend the chocolate l...more
Becky R.
I really wanted to like this novel. Who doesn't like the idea of chocolate. In reality, as should be, the chocolate wasn't the star of the novel. The story centered around the lives of four women, and the complicated relationships they had with their husbands, boyfriends, or family.

The two married women had seriously flawed relationships with their husbands. I think that these were realistic situations, but overblown in the case of the couple not having sex, which drove the wife to illicit sexu...more
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I've had this book on my shelf for a couple of years and its only now that I've got around to reading it. This book is about Lucy, a temp stuck in a job that she doesnt really like, apart from her boss, crush, and has one major chocolate addiction. Along with her three chocolate loving friends Autumn, Nadia and Chantal they are The Chocolate Lovers Club.

All the girls have various life problems, Lucy has a boyfriend that just keeps on hurting her and she just cant let go of him, Autumn has a brot...more
Laura Flanagan (Oscuro y Seductor Romance)
3,5 de 5 puntos

Lo primero es aconsejar que si vais a leer el libro tengáis a mano una buena dosis de chocolate porque os entrarán unas ganas enormes de comerlo. El libro está repleto de menciones constantes a él y no es para menos cuando en el propio título nos da una pista de lo que nos vamos a encontrar.

Viviremos con cuatro amigas,Nadia,Chantal, Autumn y la protagonista, Lucy, aventuras que no imaginarías te ocurrieran en tu propia vida. No digo que no sean creíbles porque yo conozco a mucha g...more
SOOOOOOOOO FUNNYYYYYYYY..... i do love chocolate !

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 Cris...more
I have always liked Carole Matthews. She writes enjoyable dialogue between characters. It was hard to believe that the main character, Lucy Lombard, would be attractive to all these good looking guys especially when she eats chocolate like water and does not have a chance to exercise.

Lucy is in a no win relationship with Marcus who at the beginning of the book is found cheating with another woman. He explains to Lucy that when the relationship with Lucy gets too comfortable, Marcus freaks and...more
Four friends have joined together to form an exclusive group called the Chocolate Lover's Club. The only rule pretty much is that you have to be willing to drop everything if someone is in need of a supporting shoulder and of course...chocolate! Now that you now the rule, let me introduce you to the ladies. First there is Lucy Lombard. She is the founding member of the club and a fan of anything chocolate. Next comes Autumn, who's darkest desires can only be clamed by rich, dark chocolate. Then...more
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4 nő, mind más és más gondokkal küzdve ülnek össze a Csokoládé Mennyországban, hogy megbeszéljék gondjaikat plusz, hogy hódolhassanak egyik kedvenc elfoglaltságuknak; a csokoládénak.
Nekem egy picit Szex és New York szaga van a könyvnek, csak ez inkább Csoki és London címet kapná meg. Összességében nem volt olyan rossz, mert ha azt nézem, hogyha pont egy ilyen könyvre van szükségem, mint ez akkor minden rendben van. Van benne minden; szerelem, barátság, döntésképtelenség, rossz út, pasik...pasik...more
IzamaRi H. Fabela
Tenemos a este grupo de cuatro amigas, quienes a pesar de todos los problemas de sus vidas, hay algo que la une y que las relaja: El chocolate.

El personaje central es Lucy, una mujer de treinta años quien parece poseer la maldición de la infidelidad, pues todos los hombres con los que ha salido han terminado poniéndole los cuernos y ahora, cuando por fin tiene a su apuesto jefe Aiden Holby babeando por ella aparece Marcus, su antiguo ex novio con el cual tiene cinco años de historia y en una nav...more
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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.

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