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Chocolate for Two [Kindle Edition]

Maria Murnane
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (317 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Waverly Bryson’s life is officially perfect: She’s engaged to her gorgeous boyfriend, Jake; her Honey on Your Mind TV segment is more popular than ever; and Waverly’s Honey Shop is growing by leaps and bounds. What could possibly go wrong? For starters…everything.

This is Waverly, after all, and drama follows her wherever she goes. Why should her trip down the aisle be any different? Now, before she can marry the man of her dreams, she’ll have to go head-to-head with his high-society mother, whose vision for their wedding isn’t exactly meshing with Waverly’s. Adding to the chaos is the impending departure of Paige, Waverly’s very pregnant retail partner; the arrival of her suddenly secretive best friend, Andie; and the meddling of a new TV producer who’s promising to “shake things up.” Suddenly Waverly’s perfect life feels like it’s about to come crashing down…unless the irrepressible Miss Bryson can prove to the world—and to herself—that she really can have it all.


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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Starred review: Murnane charms in this tale of a newly engaged couple in New York City, her fourth Waverly Bryson novel (after Honey on Your Mind). Waverly's boyfriend Jake McIntyre has popped the question, and she couldn't be happier. That is, until Jake's wealthy mother takes it upon herself to select the location and set the date—the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla., over Presidents' Day weekend. Given that Waverly's last fiancé dumped her right before they were to be wed, she wants a small ceremony, something her soon-to-be mother-in-law won’t accept. Add in a big promotion at Love, Wendy, the talk show where she works; her pregnant partner in a side business moving to Nashville; and a best friend who’s keeping a big secret, and Waverly begins to wonder if she can hold it together long enough to tie the knot. Readers will empathize with Waverly as she questions the possibility of a woman having it all—and enjoy the author's realistic take on that question. Funny, fast-paced, adorable.

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Fans who have come to love Waverly Bryson and her misadventurous ways will enjoy this newest installment in her life story. Finally feeling all grown up and living on her own in New York City, she is still running her own business and performing interviews for a well-loved talk show, but things are about to change. Her boyfriend, Jake, has asked her to marry him, and though she's over the moon about the proposal, planning the wedding while juggling her other jobs and dealing with his overbearing mother are just a little more than she can handle. Cue many moments with good friends and a variety of life lessons, and you have what makes Waverly's life such an entertaining read. In her usual warm but sassy style, Murnane leaves behind the realistic in favor of a feel-good comedy of errors in which all's well that ends well. A light but amusing read, her newest book can be enjoyed by newcomers as a stand-alone or by fans as the next installment in the Waverly Bryson series.
Cortney Ophoff

Product Details

  • File Size: 1486 KB
  • Print Length: 286 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611099110
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (April 9, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009NHVFD2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,645 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Guilt without pleasure April 15, 2013
Format:Paperback
This is the first book in Murname's series I have read. Another Amazon reviewer comments that Waverly, the main character, is not as well developed in this book as she is in eariler books in the series. I agree that she, and all other characters, are poorly developed and, therefore, emphasize that the book may be better when read in sequence.

Considering Chocolate for Two in isolation, however, I found Waverly, the ostensible heroine, to be utterly self-absorbed and inconsiderate to those around her: her fiancee, her best friend, and her former employer... Waverly's mother-in-law-to-be, another key character, is mildly overbearing but not really dastardly in any creative or unique way. Waverly's fiancee (whose name escapes me and thereby speaks to how interesting he is) has no apparent capacity for independent critical thought; if he has any redeeming quality, it's that he forgives anybody for everything (which I didn't find very redeeming).

Granted, it's not impossible to write a good novel that has no characters who are likable. (Gillian Flynn's novels come to mind; they're packed full of twisted people.) But in such good novels about not-so-good people, the complexity, creativeness, colorfulness, and credible unpredictability of characters--along with unexpected developments in the plot line--propel the story anyway. In this novel, in contrast, once the characters' transparent and formulaic traits are established, nothing very subtle, interesting, or unpredictable happens. When I finished the book, I was embarrassed that I had read it. Chocolate has a lot of calories, but it tastes really good, so I often eat it. But for me Chocolate for Two was a waste of time, without the guilty pleasure one gets from straight chocolate.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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This is the fourth novel to feature Waverly Bryson and friends. It's been quite wonderful to watch Maria Murnane grow as a writer.

Life is pretty great for Waverly right now: she's engaged to Jake, her Honey business is going very well, and her stint on a syndicated talk show has garnered her lots of attention. People relate to Waverly - both characters in the book and the reader as well.

Jake's mother is, well, she is something that rhymes with witch. She knows that her behavior is cold enough to freeze alcohol, but she seems to feel it's her right as the mother of the groom. Waverly, whose mother is deceased, isn't quite sure how to handle Mrs. McIntyre and thus allows herself to be railroaded in all decisions.

Waverly is also facing an increased workload at her TV job. In addition, her friend, Paige, who also runs the Honey product distribution side of things, is pregnant and due to go on maternity leave. Throw in a wedding and an beyond overbearing future mother-in-law and you can feel Waverly's stress come right of of the page.

Waverly, Jake, and the rest of the cast of characters are genuinely likable. My one complaint is that Waverly "ums" her way through so many conversations with her future MIL that you want to smack her and tell her to grow a spine. It's annoying when people do that in real life and it's annoying in a book as well.

Overall, it's a fun read. I do wish that there had been more of a storyline - maybe less locations, less characters and more substance.

Recommend for fans of the series.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Storylines Need More Substance February 26, 2013
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I have loved all of the 'Waverly novels' that Maria Murnane has been writing through the years. However, this last novel put Waverly back to square one (at least to me) in terms of development. For first time readers, I suggest that they start with Perfect on Paper: The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson and work there way through in order to be caught up with events in "Chocolate for Two".

In "Chocolate for Two" we have Waverly and her long-time boyfriend Jake becoming engaged. Ms. Murnane can still write very well and you definitely keep rooting for Waverly. I also loved the introduction of the two interns that now work with Waverly and Paige. I found myself more interested in those two characters than with Waverly though.

Overall, I found that this novel just came up short in terms of development of the character of Waverly.

First of all, Ms. Murnane does finally provide additional details about Jake and his family. What I find a bit surprising is that after Waverly and Jake's engagement, Waverly finds out more details about Jake that I would think at this time in their relationship she should already be privy to.

The main problems though is that the only tension in this novel is brought about because of Jake's mother Ava who still is not enthused about his relationship with Waverly. Jake's mother starts planning their wedding and instead of Waverly growing a backbone and standing up for herself she complains to her friends and Jake but keeps going along with it. I think the author wanted to show that Waverly was trying to keep the peace between her and Jake's family but I just got tired of reading about it. Either be upset about it or be quiet.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Page Turner
Another fabulous book Maria Murnane.
Having read all four of the series, love them all.
Looking forward to your next two books hat have come out!
Published 17 days ago by A. Leonhardt
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
Loved all 4 books in this series! This one is so hilarious, I could not put it down...I think I read in it two days.
Published 19 days ago by Crissy
5.0 out of 5 stars fun read!
I really enjoyed this series. The books are fun light reads that keep you interested but are nice and light. After working all day I enjoy a good light fun book!
Published 21 days ago by Carol Schmitz
4.0 out of 5 stars great for two
very cute book nice story line and the characters work very well together.
I wanted to read more because the author's writing was very smooth
Published 1 month ago by Reading Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read
I am so into this author because her writing is excellent and I enjoy it so much. I have read all her books and crave more! So, Maria, keep on keeping on, especially the series. Read more
Published 2 months ago by dobbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun
I read this one before the others and still enjoyed it very much. Read the whole series they are fun
Published 2 months ago by lmjcountry
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Ever!
This book was really the icing on the cake. Great story, great themes, a really enjoying read. I loved this book!
Published 3 months ago by annemarie
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous!
Loved the final story of Waverly and her man. I cared for her freinds and what was going on in their lives.
Published 3 months ago by Patricia Ramos
4.0 out of 5 stars nice finish
Chocolate For Two was a nice easy read and a good wrap-up to the series. I enjoyed the whole series and especially the growth in the characters.
Published 3 months ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars Another well written and relaxing read by Murnane
Another well written and relaxing read by Murnane. Murnane develops characters and plot better than most in the genre. It is a relaxing read.
Published 4 months ago by Jennifer van Dijk
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More About the Author

Maria Murnane abandoned a successful career in public relations to pursue a more fulfilling life as an author and speaker. She is the author of the best-selling Waverly Bryson novels: Perfect on Paper, It's a Waverly Life, Honey on Your Mind, and Chocolate for Two, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Cassidy Lane, her first non-Waverly Bryson book, was released in March 2014. Her sixth novel, Katwalk, will hit the shelves in August 2014.


For more information about Maria or to subscribe to her monthly newsletter, visit www.mariamurnane.com.

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