Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice-Cream
Twenty years ago, Dani fled Appledore with a broken-heart and a suitcase full of shattered dreams. Only now is she brave enough to put her past behind her and return for a summer selling homemade ice ...more
This is the second book in the series and wow it was good.
Although it is book 2, It can be comfortably read as a standalone book.
The first book melted my heart the second has done exactly the same! I loved it!!
Curves, kisses and Chocolate ice cream, is a book about personal struggles and overcoming your demons, new beginnings, friendship, relationships, humour, scrumptious ice cream, fab characters.
Dani is the main character in the story.
This is the second book in a series, I loved Ella’s Ice Cream Summer and was really excited I didn’t have to wait very long for the second book. This one was just as wickedly funny as the first and had just as much heart and warmth, I LOVED it!
Dani was such a fun heroine, she’s sassy and has a super funny self deprecating sense of humor and she’s always struggled with her weight. She’s so relatable, what woman hasn’t had the same issues with ...more
Fun, summer feel-good book! Anyone who loves to eat and is suffering or has suffered from weight issues in the past will enjoy this storyline featuring Dani, a plump woman about to turn 40. She loves food (especially ice cream), hates exercise, and is dying to lose weight and feel good about herself. This book is her journey on her 39th summer which has many funny, laugh out loud moments as well as some more sober ones. Great beach read!
**Many thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for givi ...more
Genre: Chick Lit
Rating: 4 stars
Curves, Kisses, and Chocolate Ice-Cream is a fun summer romp and perfect for any woman's beach bag. That said, it is the second book in the Ice-Cream Cafe series but can be read as a complete standalone. For those who enjoy the chick lit and women's fiction genre, this would be the perfect fit for you! It's a relatable tale about a "curvier" woman who just wants to loose a few pounds. How many of us have been in this same predicamen ...more
Without a doubt, my new favourite book by Sue Watson - its fabulous, its funny, its full of ice-cream, its full of all around goodness, wrapped into one fantabulous story!
I spent so much of the first part of the book laughing and smiling, and also seeing myself in the main character of Dani. Dani is on the larger size, works in an ice-cream shop, and consistently wishes she was thinner, but she also loves to binge eat and isn't too keen on exercise. She is full of good intentions, and has a rea ...more
The author, Sue Watson, also has her main character, Dani, doing just that: eating to forget her ex’s lousy behaviour, her mother’s ...more
The book is about Dani, a larger curvy woman who works in an ice cream shop in the seaside town Appledore.
Obviously working in the ice cream shop isnt helping Dani with her weight, aside from that Dani has gone through a number of personal issues that have led her to turn to food in times of comfort. So she finally decides enough is enough and signs up to a gym were a hunky gym instruc ...more
Dani has a bit of an unhealthy relationship with food. Twenty years ago, she left Appledore but life didn’t quite pan out the way she thought it would and now she’s back. Determined to finally let go of the past and get fit in the meantime ...more
Summer's just begun but I've already found a book that will go on my TOP 5 summer reads list! OMG Sue Watson has done it again! Once again she proves she creates the yummiest and funniest books. As someone who's read all of her books and has been devotedly following her work for years, I can say (without a single doubt) this is definitely the best she's written! I have so much love for this book I honestly don't know even where to start with my review. I just ...more
I think that "Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice - Cream" is a story that many of the readers can relate too. I, for once, can. I've been struggling with my weight since I've become a mum - right after bringing the little one home I was so slender like never before and it stayed like this for some time but then the PND began, together with comfort eating and so the kilos started to pile and well, they don't want to go away, no matter what. I am not overweight, well, maybe a little, but I just don' ...more
I really liked how each chapter started-failed attempts at diets and the reasons behind the diet. While it was really funny book, it also had thought provoking moments. It’s definitely a book a lot of people can relate to and I did enj ...more
I have to admit this was quite an emotional book for me. Anyone that has ever battled with their weight is going to be able to relate to Dani. In parts it was actually quite painful as I saw so much of myself in her. If anything I have to say a big thank you to the author as this book has made me even more determined to quit the diets and jus ...more
As I always say, I don’t want to write too much about the storyline as I have a nasty habit of giving away far too much ...more
If I thought the last book was funny this one probably quadruples the pleasure. I adore the descriptions of the food (always have snacks available when reading Sue!) the characters are hilarious and it’s such a heart-warming story.
Dani has a lot of issues with relationships and food and, often, they go hand-in-hand. Each chapter starts out with a diary entry of a diet she has been on -- and the ...more
Dani who helps run the ice cream cafe is a curvy lady who has tried every diet going over the years. She knows the calorie content of everything she eats- but it just tastes sooo delicious! Working in the cafe isn't ideal for her self control either! She has to sample all the new recipe ...more
Wowzers again. I don't think Sue Watson could write a book I don't like. Curves, Kisses, and Chocolate Ice-Cream is another brilliant feel good read. Again Sue's books take me away from my usual reading of all things Crime and it's always a welcome break. Chance to get lost in the lives of others, and that's exactly what I did.
Anyone who enjoys a god Chic Lit book, will thoroughly enjoy this, and it would be a superb read for anyone heading off to the beach, ...more
This book is simply wonderful and I loved every moment of it. I gobbled it up quickly and greedily.
Dani is on a mission to get her life back on track. By the end of the summer, by running, rowin ...more
In this story we meet Dani who fled Appledore 20 years ago with a broken heart. To return and sell homemade Ice creams in the ice cream cafe. Is she ready to put the past behind her and get fit in ti ...more
Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice Cream is all about sweetness. Sweetness and the right dose we need in our lives.
First, don't tell me the title didn't make you dream for a nice bottom in a bikini, a gorgeous lifeguard to rescue you on the beach, and a scrumptious freezing reward after a swim. This title screams yummy. But nothing comes without a price!
Trusting the publisher with my life... Well, here, with my reading list, I decided to give this book a try in the hope to give my brain a little...more
Dani left Appledore after a traumatic experience. Her boyfriend at the time, Jude, shattered her dreams and broke her heart. She wanted to escape the aftermath and went to London to become successful. Ten years later she's back in her hometown where she works as the assistant manager of Caprioni's, the ice cream café she used to have a job at when she was a teenager. She knows Jude is still living in Appledore and that sooner or later she runs into him. Her biggest wish is to impress him with he ...more
What can I say? I love this series. Not because it talks about ice-cream a lot. Okay, fine, maybe half of it (more or less!) is because of all the ice-cream talk. But seriously, Sue Watson is my new feel-good go-to author. She will definitely give you a good laugh. She gives readers endearing characters that people can relate to. Though I adore Ella more, I admire Dani’s determination in reaching her go ...more
But now her ...more
She's now written thirteen novels - many involving cake - and her books have been translated into Italian, German and Portuguese. Originally from Manchester, Sue now lives with her husband and teenage daughter in Worcestershire where much of her day is spent procrastinating while eating cake (for ...more