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The Chocolate Run [Kindle Edition]

Dorothy Koomson
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

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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.

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For My Best Friend's Girl: 'Totally enjoyable' New Woman ** 'A funny, quirky read' Company ** 'Colourful characters and witty writing' Heat ** 'Hilarious' Hot Stars ** 'When a novel breezes along as lightly as this, you simply cannot put it down' What's On in London ** 'I was laughing and crying from page one. Koomson deals with grown up issues: friendship, death, betrayal and forgiveness - a very moving read' Adele Parks One of the funniest, most unusual books you'll ever read. Be careful, this book may change your life (and viewing habits)., A laugh-out-loud, feelgood page-turner., Dorothy Koomson makes an impressive debut with a quirky, original, wise novel. This is a totally enjoyable story full of believable characters and situations., A hilarious read., A funny, quirky read.

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A scrumptiously funny and moving tale of love, lust and confectionery. Who needs love when you've got chocolate?

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More About the Author

I wrote my first (unpublished) novel when I was 13 - and I've been making up stories ever since.

After finishing my masters degree, I had several temping jobs before getting my big break in journalism working on small newspaper. In the evenings I continued to write fiction and in 2001 I had the idea for The Cupid Effect. Two years later it hit the shelves and my career as a published novelist began.

In 2006 my third novel, My Best Friend's Girl, was published and was selected for the Richard & Judy Summer Reads Book Club - going on to sell over 500,000 copies. To date I've written six bestseller list books, and they have been translated into 28 languages across the world.

I live near Brighton and am currently working on another book and a screenplay. Find out more info at

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 25 April 2004
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Purely and simply, a delight. Resist the urge to assume Koomson is justanother chick-lit author - Chocolate Run, like Cupid before, has so muchmore to offer than all those other pink-bound lipstick sagas. Warm, funnyand effortlessly intelligent, The Chocolate Run is a must have for any fanof laugh-out-loud tell-yer-friends literature. Surely destined for bigthinks, read up on your Koomson so you can say you were there at thebeginning!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars my chicken soup book 5 Feb. 2010
By Sophie
I love this book pure and simple. Its my chicken soup book, it lives next to my bed so i always have it when im sad, tired, ill or whatever. It's genuinely hilarious, fun, sweet and the characters feel real. Amber's world is quirky and occasionally strange but you can't help being drawn in and i love the footnotes! Basically it's a a sweet romantic comedy with some drama and gritty reality. I've only read one other Dorothy Koomson, Marshmallows for Breakfast, which i thought was good but very angsty. I would recommend her but more i would recommend this book.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful !!! 19 July 2007
By Philda
I loved this book from the first page.It was so funny and somehow realistic for those of us who don't face life head on but need a nudge to engage.The book will keep you interested until the last page and then you will re-read it and it will still be as wonderful as the first time.The book is about relationship deal breakers and how life sometimes makes us compromise on these.Go ahead and buy the book and you'll never regret it!!
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Anyone who enjoyed Dorothy Koomson's first novel, 2003's The Cupid Effect, will love her latest book. Set in the familiar Cupid setting of Leeds, the story follows protoganist, narrator and chocolate-obsessive Amber as she embarks on a proper relationship with womaniser Greg. The pair have been friends for ages and Amber knows all about Greg's chequered past, but she's thrown off balance when he announces she's his one true love. Should she risk their friendship? And does any man compare to her favourite chocolate bar? This is a more mature work than Cupid, delving deeper into romantic and friendship issues that we've all faced at one time or another, and Koomson's quick wit and insight into insecurities and incidental details of life make this a novel you can relate to, laugh at and cry with. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read 20 Feb. 2011
I'm a huge fan of Koomson's books, and this has to be one of my favourite. In most of her books Koomson deals with the deeper, darker issues - rape, physical or mental abuse, abandonment issues - and does so very capably, with an honesty and sensitivity that truly make you feel for her characters. The Chocolate Run, however, is much lighter, and I have to say possibly my favourite for exactly that reason.
The relationship between Amber and Greg is both entertaining and realistic, the characters likeable and easy to relate to. The plot moves at a comfortable pace, and the ending is satisfying without pandering to the Happily Ever After one comes to expect from "chicklit".
All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable read that will leave you wanting more. Luckily, Koomson has plenty other books to sink your teeth into - all of which are equally engaging!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every girls chocolate dream 29 April 2008
I think Dorothy Koomson has excelled herself with this book. I could barely put it down. From the relationship problems to the fantastic analogy of chocolate and human characteristics, it was fabulous!
It's by no means difficult to read, so take this on holiday or read it at lunchtime - it's escapism in the most chocolatey of ways!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars breath taking!!! luved it xx 9 July 2008
slow to start off with but half way through i found my self gripped and could not put this book down! i found my self falling in love with the main characters(especially greg lol), i also found my self relating to the situations in the book.. overall i found the book fanastic and breath taking! cant wait to read more of her books. xx
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lighthearted and Fun 4 Feb. 2008
This is the fourth book that I have read by this author and I enjoyed it more than Marshmallows for Breakfast and The Cupid Effect but my favourite is still My Best Friends Girl. This story follows Amber Salpone as she battles with her love life, friends and family. Should she take the ultimate gamble and start dating a friend? The story continuously refers back to chocolate and I will certainly never look at people or chocolate in the same way again. Her office workers provide further amusement to the story and the characters are very believable. I found the book very enjoyable, it actually made me laugh out loud in places. I'd recommend this book as a light hearted and enjoyable read.
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