Thursday, May 27, 2010
The Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomson
It is not that long ago that I reviewed another Dorothy Koomson title and I did not enjoy that much either. Oh dear! I only read this so quickly after the last one 'The Cupid Effect' as I have promised it to a recently made contact on Bookmooch.
When I discover for me a new author as I did when I read 'My Best Friends's' Girl in 2006, I often add their back catalogue of novels to my wish-list. This is what I did with Dorothy Koomson as I thoroughly enjoyed the first book of hers that I read. As you can see from my review http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/4323986
The next one I read 'The Cupid Effect' was disappointing as you will see from my recent review here. I will still leave her other novels on my to be read mountain as there might be one as good 'My Best Friend's Girl!
One can but hope, meanwhile this title I was just not very impressed with and I was already two- thirds of the way through before it started to get mildly interesting. This is only the third title by her that I have read and I still have two more on Mt TBR . As I have previously mentioned I like to loose myself in a book and with this one I was just unable to do so. Due to me personally not any fault of the book, which I am sure fans of chick- lit may well enjoy.
The heroine is Amber Salpone and she has a passion for chocolate, don't we all but not to the extent that this young lady takes it I hope. She compares people to different kinds of chocolate and in shops feels the need to sniff it! The other characters are, Jen whom she thinks is her best female friend, Matt, Jen's boyfriend and Greg who is Matt's best friend and Amber's platonic friend. At least he was for a good few years, then they become a couple but keep it secret from the other two, bizarre but amusing. Amber's past has left her with both commitment and trust issues leaving her unable to form new loving relationships therefore avoiding trouble.
I think I can only suggest this is worth reading if you are already a fan of Dorothy Koomson.
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