Amber Salpone doesn’t mean to keep ending up in bed with her friend Greg Walterson, but she can’t help herself. And every time it ‘just happens’ their secret affair moves closer to being a real relationship, which is a big problem when he’s a womaniser and she’s a commitment-phobe.
While Amber struggles to accept her new feelings for Greg, she also realises that her closeness to Jen, her best friend, is slipping away and the two of them are becoming virtual strangers. Slowly but surely, as the stark truths of all their lives are revealed, Amber has to confront the fact that chocolate can’t cure everything and sometimes running away isn’t an option . . .
The Chocolate Run is a delectable tale of lust, love and chocolate.
Who needs love when you’ve got chocolate?
This spotlight is even more random than last weeks. I haven’t heard much about this author (mainly because I dont follow many UK bloggers), and I discovered her back in 2017. Weirdly enough, I’d randomly read another one of her books before, but didn’t recognize her name.
Dorothy Koomson is the only author who has ever made me genuinely cry.
The Chocolate Run isn’t even particularly sad, especially compared to my other two favorites of Koomson ( My Best Friend’s Girl & Goodnight, Beautiful). But she is so good at touching on emotions, and really bringing her characters to their weakest points and making them fight for redemption! That was a great sentence!
TCR is …..wow. It’s a testament to great and toxic relationships. A friends to lovers trope, and a side story that shows how a seemingly great friendship can be toxic af. One thing I disliked was how negative and mean the main character felt.
The romantic relationship aspects of this book reminded me of You Don’t Have to Tell Me You Love Me by Sarra manning, but it’s different. But it’s similar in a way. More deep, less sex. I say this because the main character definitely seems to believe she’s a bit superior than the ~hero~.
I hate long books, but this one is LONG AF and I wish it were even LONGER.
I also recommend :
Goodnight, Beautiful – BASICALLY this woman becomes a surrogate mother for her best friend and his wife, they decide they don’t want the baby, and she’s stuck with it (too far along for abortion). The baby gets extremely sick, and her ex friend is finally able to see his child for the first time.
My Best Friend’s Girl – Ok, so these two girls were best friends, and fell out. A few years later, one of them dies and leaves her DAUGHTER to the other friend. Plot twist : they stopped being friends because friend #1 slept with friend #2’s fiancé and had a BABY with him. That’s the baby she’s left with.