The Bride Wore Chocolate

The Bride Wore Chocolate

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by Shirley Jump
     
 

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Enter the sinfully delicious universe of New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump's Sweet and Savory Romances with the USA Today and Amazon Top 20 bestseller - The Bride Wore Chocolate!

Life couldn't be more perfect for Candace Woodrow. Her gourmet gift basket company is thriving, and she's set to marry steady, dependable Barry. There's just one wrench in the

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Enter the sinfully delicious universe of New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump's Sweet and Savory Romances with the USA Today and Amazon Top 20 bestseller - The Bride Wore Chocolate!

Life couldn't be more perfect for Candace Woodrow. Her gourmet gift basket company is thriving, and she's set to marry steady, dependable Barry. There's just one wrench in the fairytale. Two weeks before her wedding she wakes up in the wrong man's bed. Candace thinks she'll be able to run out the door and forget all about Michael Vogler, but the Boston millionaire has other plans for the jittery bride.

As the wedding approaches, Candace's life is further complicated by a thrill-seeking grandma and a meddlesome mother whose marriage track record rivals Elizabeth Taylor's. She attempts to drown her sorrows in chocolate, but with a sexy bachelor appearing on her doorstep at every turn - she finds herself wondering if there's enough of the sweet stuff in the world to stop her heart from racing every time he comes near.

*Special bonus material: Recipes written by the characters inside!*

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937776817
Publisher:
TKA Distribution
Publication date:
07/29/2014
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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The Bride Wore Chocolate 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This latest fun fare from Shirley Jump made me laugh out loud! And what a wonderful and rare gift laughter is for a reader. Our heroine wants to control her life (who doesn't?) and discovers it's easier said than done. The hero is sexy and funny. There is an eclectic group of friends and secondary characters, including a motor-cycling grandmother. And to top it all off: mouthwatering recipes for any and all things chocolate. I had a wonderful time reading The Bride Wore Chocolate. You will, too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
At first glance, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE is another 'bride-to-be falls for her one true love-and it's not the groom' story. If you come to that conclusion from reading the back blurb of the book, you'd be correct. But-and it's a huge but-this story is that and so much more. And it's the so much more that makes this book well worth reading. Candace Woodrow is a lot of things. Restless, a little nervous about getting married to the man who is definitely Mr. Right, surrounded by in-laws that make the Osbourne's look like a tame addition to the local petting zoo. Most of all, she's living her dream by owning and running her own business, Gift Baskets to Die For. 'Candy' Woodrow, however, is having one heck of a time resisting Michael Vogler-and the sinfully delicious creations that she makes for her business. Her chocolate cravings are out of control, and it's enough to drive a girl to distraction. Not to mention that Michael looks better than a Godiva-dipped strawberry, and Candy is definitely in over her head. What makes this book so great is a mixture of wonderful writing, witty dialogue, family members that will leave you exasperated and laughing out loud-and the best chocolate recipes that I've ever had the fortune to stumble across. Yes, recipes. Each chapter is prefaced by a chocolate confection with oh-so-punny names such as 'Rebecca's Chuck-the-Guilt Chocolate Chip Cookies' and 'Maria's Something's-Up Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas.' The recipes alone are enough to make this book a keeper. The story of a bride who is engaged to be married for all the wrong reasons is an added benefit. The arrival of the man who throws Candy's life into a tailspin is a definite plus. And when it all comes together-to bring to life the story of love, passion, and chocolate-what you end up with is a humorous story of the heart. All in all, for those readers with a gigantic sweet tooth, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE is a sweet, indulgent love story to cure your cravings.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Meet Candace Woodrow, a fun-loving 20-something who owns a gift basket business in a Boston suburb with her two best friends. Candace is a chocoholic, owns a three-legged dog, has a motorcycle-riding grandma, and is planning a wedding...to Barry Borkenstein, the oh-so predictable but stable accountant guy who controls her in the most passive-aggressive ways.

Despite Barry's lukewarm personality, Candace is fully prepared to say 'I do.' Except then, after one wild night of carousing, she wakes up in the rumpled bed of Michael Vogler, a Highlander lookalike and successful businessman. Even though Michael's arrival chips away at Candace's resolve, she knows the folly of falling for a man who is good at bedsport but wanting in the commitment department.

This is a saucy, hilarious tale of wacky prenuptial mishaps, delicious sexcapades, chocolate desserts, and knowing when to ride the familiar route or take the bumpy, unmarked trail.

Highly recommended!
sewolf0310 More than 1 year ago
Your soul mate, to some it’s easy to find, to Candace, it was more of pros against cons, and Barry fit her very organized way of life. Three weeks before the wedding and so many things went wrong.  First off, the store where Candace bought her wedding gown burned to the ground, along with her dress.Then the invitations, and one thing after another.  Her grandmother would say these are signs, but Candace did not believe in those signs.  Barry was going to be her huband.  Everything would go as planned. Her best friends decide she needs a night on the town before the wedding.  The next thing Candace knows is she is nearly naked in someone’s bed.  But it’s not her bed, and it’s not Barry’s bed, so who’s bed is it? A hunk of a gorgeous man!  That’s who’s bed it is.  Candace could hardly believe what she saw.  And how did she end up there???!!!???!!!  Ok, quick explanation and she is out of there.  Only why did her friends let her go home with someone?  And why can’t she keep thinking about Michael?  Ok, back to work and she’ll put Michael out of here memory forever. Candace and here friends own a gift basket shop.  New client should be stopping in soon to talk about a very large new account with them.  Guess who the new client is?  Michael of course.  So much for forgetting about him.  The more Candace wants to forget him, the more she thinks about him.  But Barry is her perfect match.  But how can she keep thinking of Michael.  A hunk every girl drools over. Now it’s just days before the wedding.  What is Candace to do?  Barry or Michael, Michael or Barry?  You have to read to see if everything goes as planned. Plus you will savor all the chocolate recipes along the way.  A bit of humor, family relationships, friendships and love all mixed into an enjoyable read.
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
The Bride Wore Chocolate is the first Sweet and Savory novel by Shirley Jump. This was such a cute story, I just couldn't put it down. Candace is so stubborn it's funny. Michael is pretty stubborn too. The guy doesn't give up. Together they are adorable. It was fun watching him attempt to pull her from her comfort zones. I think she inadvertently did some pulling of her own. It was cute. There was one thing that bothered me in this story, and I can't tell you what it is, because it is also a spoiler, but all in all this was a super entertaining and fun little love story. I definitely want to read more in this series. I loved the recipes that were included before each chapter. That was a very nice touch! The Bride Wore Chocolate by Shirley Jump was kindly provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Title: The Bride Wore Chocolate Author: Shirley Jump Publisher: Zebra Series: Recipes With Romance #1 Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: 5 Review: "The Bride Wore Chocolate" by Shirley Jump was a delightful fun contemporary romance. This author really made the read very interesting with after each chapter we were given delectable recipes that were served up with a lots of chocolate. We find that the heroine had vowed to live life by the book, never to throw caution to the wind as she had once. Now Candace (Candy) was living life where it was safe, therefore picking out a very boring fiancee by the name of Barry Borkenstein. However, a Michael Vogler (hero) comes into the picture showing Candy that she should trust her heart and take that leap of faith with him. Will Candace be willing to take the plunge after her wacky grandmother, mother, and her girl friends (Rebecca & Maria) know that she was unhappy with her present decision? This is where I say you must pick up "The Bride Wore Chocolate" to see what and how of it all will turn out for Candace. Be ready to laugh out loud because the author will definitely have you doing just that, along with the wonderful recipes that used lots of chocolate, a funny grandmother, marrying mom, good friends, and some hot sex along the way in this good novel. The characters were off the chart good being well developed, portrayed, colorful, and most were even likable all making this a good romantic read. This was definitely one of those read that once you started reading it was hard to stop until it was finished and I would recommend "The Bride Wore Chocolate" as a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
At first glance, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE is another "bride-to-be falls for her one true love-and it's not the groom" story. If you come to that conclusion from reading the back blurb of the book, you'd be correct. But-and it's a huge but-this story is that and so much more. And it's the so much more that makes this book well worth reading.

Candace Woodrow is a lot of things. Restless, a little nervous about getting married to the man who is definitely Mr. Right, surrounded by in-laws that make the Osbourne's look like a tame addition to the local petting zoo. Most of all, she's living her dream by owning and running her own business, Gift Baskets to Die For.

"Candy" Woodrow, however, is having one heck of a time resisting Michael Vogler-and the sinfully delicious creations that she makes for her business. Her chocolate cravings are out of control, and it's enough to drive a girl to distraction. Not to mention that Michael looks better than a Godiva-dipped strawberry, and Candy is definitely in over her head.

What makes this book so great is a mixture of wonderful writing, witty dialogue, family members that will leave you exasperated and laughing out loud-and the best chocolate recipes that I've ever had the fortune to stumble across. Yes, recipes. Each chapter is prefaced by a chocolate confection with oh-so-punny names such as "Rebecca's Chuck-the-Guilt Chocolate Chip Cookies" and "Maria's Something's-Up Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas."

The recipes alone are enough to make this book a keeper. The story of a bride who is engaged to be married for all the wrong reasons is an added benefit. The arrival of the man who throws Candy's life into a tailspin is a definite plus. And when it all comes together-to bring to life the story of love, passion, and chocolate-what you end up with is a humorous story of the heart.

All in all, for those readers with a gigantic sweet tooth, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE is a sweet, indulgent love story to cure your cravings.