The Bride Wore Chocolate: Sweet and Savory Romances, Book 1 (Contemporary Romance)

The Bride Wore Chocolate: Sweet and Savory Romances, Book 1 (Contemporary Romance)

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by Shirley Jump
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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!*

*The original version of this eBook was published in 2004.*

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Editorial Reviews

Reviews - Harlequin Junkie
"An absolutely delightful ‘Rom Com' you do not want to miss out on.... The writing was fantastic and the secondary characters were a smile a minute from Candace’s Quirky Grandma to her interfering Mother-in-law to be." - Sara, 5 stars

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014387750
Publisher:
TKA Distribution
Publication date:
05/23/2012
Series:
A Sweet and Savory Novel , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
107,540
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump spends her days writing romance and women’s fiction to feed her shoe addiction and avoid cleaning the toilets. She cleverly finds writing time by feeding her kids junk food, allowing them to dress in the clothes they find on the floor and encouraging the dogs to double as vacuum cleaners. Visit her website at www.ShirleyJump.com or read recipes and life adventures at www.ShirleyJump.blogspot.com.

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The Bride Wore Chocolate: Sweet and Savory Romances, Book 1 (Contemporary Romance) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 82 reviews.
HollieR1 More than 1 year ago
This story was lots of fun! and worth the time to read it...the typos in the 1st copies were a glitch in the system and are now fixed and it is such a great read!!!
writer_grrl More than 1 year ago
Cute story! Amazing recipes...what's not to like! Shirley Jump's new book puts us in one of those situations we pray we never find ourselves in...waking up somewhere and not knowing how in the heck we got there! But luckily for us,we don't have to figure out how to get out of the mess...we can just read on and see out how to Candice will get out of it! When you throw in a crazy, thrill seeking Grandma and cerial marrying Mom, this book is a recipe for a scrumptious afternoon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a cute story. Unfortunately it was overrun with so many errors it was hard to understand. I never look for errors and never point them out but, these made the story confusing in some places. I wouldn't recommend this book because of them.
SouthernSweet More than 1 year ago
What's not to love about this book? Chocolate and sexy men! Just my style of romance. It's a book sure to keep you giggling. The recipes Shirley shares are DELISH! And the story line is one that will leave you begging for more of the same. It's a great summer read. Light and fresh...you'll love it!
MissDebbie More than 1 year ago
The story was funny and entertaining. However, the lack of proper punctuation and the typos were horrendous. Throughout the whole book, instead of 'than' the book said 'man'; for 'breath' it said 'bream'; for 'the' it said 'die'; for 'that' it said 'mat'; for 'I' it said '1'...the list goes on and on. Come on people, do your homework.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one made me laugh out loud numerous times....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always been a Shirley Jump fan girl and couldn’t wait to settle into my “reading chair” and get started on this one. It definitely didn’t disappoint. I finished it in a day, and I’m almost done with the first half of The Devil Served Desire. I’m not terribly patient, so love it when I discover a series I can just pick up and read straight through.
sunshinegirl1981 More than 1 year ago
I've read one other Shirley Jump book (Simply the Best) which had a lot of funny moments, so I decided to give this book a try. So glad I did. I literally howled with laughter. My dog was disturbed, to say the least. LOL. Anyways, I'd definitely recommend this to my friends and I'm going to check out her other books in the series for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loooove this book! Complete with a wild grandma, a sexy hero, a boring fiance (and his mom). This book is great!
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
This was a cute story, but to be honest my favorite part of it was definitely the chocolate recipes. I wanted to drop everything at the beginning of each chapter and run into the kitchen and try them (or, to be honest, have a scantily clad but well-built man do it for me. He'd need to do it shirtless, because it's been so hot out lately. I'm just thinking of him, honest). This says good things about the recipes, but the fact that I was so willing to put the book down...not so much. Of course, I didn't put the book down, so read into that what you will.... This book is written in a light, breezy style that is fun to read, though at times the metaphors, which are cute, do get to be a bit much. They're creative, but perhaps used a bit too frequently. I did enjoy the characters, though, and will definitely sign on to read Maria's story, when it's released as an ebook. In all, this was a perfect don't-have-to-think-too-much-it's-summer book. With a HEA. And chocolate.
NatalieMH More than 1 year ago
Sweet, just like chocolate. I truely enjoyed the intermitant recipe's connected with the content of each chapter.Entertaining and delightful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book & have already recommended to others. The 1st recipe that appeared made me laugh out loud. Anyone who loves chocolate and romance will enjoy this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This bride to be kept getting "signs" that she shouldn't get married to her fiance. Her friends and her grandmother kept telling her and she didn't want to listen. Her grandmother is a stitch, her friends are a joy and it turns out just the way it should. This was a lovely romantic story and I loved it.
VandyGirl More than 1 year ago
This book has it all from the road racing grandma to the support group friends to the life lessons smacking you in the face. This OCD bride has much to give and never thinks twice- until just before the wedding. She confronts her skeletons in her closet and opens her eyes to what was right in front of her. Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely recommended! I could not put down my nook.
KittyKat2771 More than 1 year ago
Great reading. Held your attention from start to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sexy, playful, humerous..... not over the top. Good, easy read. I loved the story line and characters!! Would reccomend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The lol moments and witty characters make this a fun and yummy read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story is good & I enjoyed the characters. The typos however, made me a little crazy! The book was obviously dictated but not well edited.
JudithPost More than 1 year ago
I love Shirley Jump's sweet and savory series. Candice is a spunky girl, smart and focused. Michael knows a good thing when he sees it. Convincing Candice is another thing. And boy, is it fun to watch his moves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read, stayed up way to late because I couldn't put it down. After finishing it, I had to get the other 2 in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story but the translation from printed to ebook was not checked very carefully. LOTS of incorrect words or typos which were distracting since you had to re-read the sentence to figure out the meaning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the better books I have read this week. I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great