Friday, 23 October 2015

The Chocolate Lover's Christmas by Carole Matthews

Christmas is just around the corner but the women of The Chocolate Lovers' Club have more to worry about than present shopping . . . Lucy loves running Chocolate Heaven but she hasn't spent time with her boyfriend, Aiden, in weeks. And then her ex-fiance turns up and things become even more complicated. 
Nadia hasn't let herself get close to a man in a long time, yet she can't help feeling drawn to Jacob. Will he be her last chance for a happy ending? 
Chantal and her husband, Ted, are besotted with their baby daughter Lana - but she's not sure that's enough to base a marriage on. 
Autumn is dealing with a tragedy that has hit too close to home. But when she doesn't get the support she needs from her fiance, will she look elsewhere for comfort?

My favourite books by Carole Matthews by far are her Chocolate Lover's Diet books and I have been longing for her to revisit the women in another book so you can imagine how thrilled I was when it was announced that she was releasing a third book in the series called The Chocolate Lover's Christmas, what more could you ask for Christmas+ Chocolate+ Carole= Heaven!

The ladies are back and as ever are facing various dilemma’s but they have each other and a large helping of chocolate goodies for support.

Lucy is running Chocolate Heaven but she is struggling to find a healthy work/life balance and she is really missing her boyfriend Crush. Lucy has always been my favourite character out of the girls as she is such a live wire who has some crazy ideas and her love of chocolate is something I easily relate to as I am sure most readers will! Autumn is in an emotional state after her brother dies and her relationship doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, we are then hit with a totally unexpected twist that really made my heart go out to her.

Chantal is a changed woman since having baby Lana and although I loved her character before I did find I cared for her more in this book. Nadia is trying to make ends meet and she hopes to find love again and have a safe and secure life for her and her son.

This could be read as a standalone book but there is no way you would want to miss out on the first two books especially because they help to build a strong picture of the girls friendships whilst entertaining you with their unbelievable antics!

Chocolate Heaven once again felt so comforting and inviting, there is a constant buzz in the shop and it is easy to see why. I really think Carole owes it to her readers to open her own Chocolate Heaven! Each chapter alternates between each of the women which works perfectly and allows us to get a better picture of the emotions and thoughts of each of them.

The book flows at a fast pace and there is a constant flow of events which leaves no low points in the book so no safe place to put the book down for a breather!

This book had a splash of festivity which is perfect for this time of year but in all honesty this book can easily be read anytime of year as the majority of the book doesn’t feature Christmas.

Without question this book gets the full five star rating from me as it was pure enjoyment on every page and I cannot wait to read  The Chocolate Lovers Wedding.

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