The Chocolate Lovers' Club

Carole Matthews

Thomas Dunne Books

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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 won’t cure, from heartache to a headache, and she’s not alone. Sharing her passion are her three best friends and fellow addicts: sweet, peace-loving Autumn, harried mom Nadia, and sex kitten Chantal. Together they form a select group known as the Chocolate Lovers’ Club. Whenever there’s a crisis, they meet in their sanctuary, a café called Chocolate Heaven, and with a cheating boyfriend who promises he’ll change, a flirtatious boss, a gambling husband, and a loveless marriage, there’s always plenty to discuss….
     By turns hilarious and heartrending, The Chocolate Lovers’ Club brings together four unforgettable women from totally different worlds united in their passion for chocolate.
 


 

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Chapter 1
“Hit me again,” I say.
Eyebrows are raised. “Are you sure?”
“I can handle it.”
“You can overdose on this,” he warns. “Even you, a hardened user.”
“Never.”
In times of crisis, my drug of choice is single plantation Madagascar. There is nothing—absolutely nothing—that it fails to cure. This is the remedy for anything from a broken heart to a headache—and I’ve had plenty of both in my time, I can tell you.
“Bring it on, boy.

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Praise for Carole Matthews and The Chocolate Lovers’ Club:
“Matthews’ latest is a delicious confection—a guilty pleasure to be savored.” --People Magazine
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This chick-lit read is a yummy Valentine’s treat!  Four pals are addicted to discussing their lives while indulging at Chocolate Heaven café.” --OK magazine
"Carole Matthews writes with true heart!  Readers will lap up every delicious, delectable word!"--Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of The Queen of Babble
"The Chocolate Lovers’ Club is the Rocky Road of novels.  It has all the good stuff: romance, friendship, humor, and intrigue. Enjoy! It's a delicious treat." --Sarah Mlynowski, bestselling author of Milkrun
"What a rich and satisfying novel about love, life and friendship, and of course, chocolate. With one of the best breakup revenge scenes I've ever gleefully read!"--Melissa Senate, author of See Jane Date and Love You To Death
"The Chocolate Lovers' Club is so delicious I couldn't put it down. Matthews has crafted a lovely, touching novel of female friendship, full of drama and unexpected turns."--Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, bestselling author of The Dirty Girls Social Club
"The Chocolate Lovers’ Club has all the pleasure of the perfect box of chocolates…decadent, delightful, and always gone too quickly, with a little something for every palate...An extremely well-crafted and human tale of life, love, and the need for both good friends and good chocolate, it satisfies completely." --Stacey Ballis, author of The Spinster Sisters
“The writing is snappy and fast-paced, and there’s quite a bit of humor, along with some creative antics and mouth-watering descriptions of luscious chocolate concoctions…The Chocolate Lovers’ Club is a Hershey bar of a book: a yummy indulgence….” --The Wichita Eagle

"Combine Bridget Jones with "Sex and the City" and you've got "The Chocolate Lovers' Club....Matthews' style is quick-paced, smart and savvy with a sly, tongue-in-cheek humor that will have readers chuckling out loud...an indulgence worth savoring."
--Chatanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee)

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About the Author

Carole Matthews

CAROLE MATTHEWS is an international bestselling author of hugely successful romantic-comedy novels. Her unique sense of humor has won her legions of fans and critical acclaim all over the world.  In the U.K., her books are consistent bestsellers.  The hilarious For Better, for Worse was selected by “Reading with Ripa” on Live with Regis and Kelly as their book of the month, and consequently, it hit the USA Today and New York Times Extended bestseller lists. Carole is currently published in twenty-four countries.  Carole has appeared on television and is a regular radio guest. When she is not writing novels or television scripts, she manages to find time to trek in the Himalayas, Rollerblade in Central Park, take tea in China, and snooze in her garden shed in Milton Keynes, England.

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The Chocolate Lovers' Club
Carole Matthews

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
February 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429986199
ISBN10: 1429986190
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$9.95

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St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
February 2009
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ISBN: 9780312376734
ISBN10: 0312376731
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$13.95
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