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

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Length: 359 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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It looks as though chocolaholic Candace Woodrow's wedding is doomed. The DJ has a heart attack. The priest runs off with the church secretary. A fire turns her wedding gown to ashes. But nothing holds a candle to the fact that three weeks before the wedding, Candace wakes up in a strange man's bed with a hangover. Michael falls for Candace as she pours out her heart to him after her fifth margarita. Even though it's obvious that they're soul mates, Candace insists on going through with her plans to marry her dull but reliable fiance, who's brought his dictatorial, manipulative mother along to help Candace get things right. Michael figures that Candace is fair game until she actually says "I do," and he tries everything to woo her away from her ill-suited intended. Humor abounds in this start to a promising new series, and as an extra bonus, Jump provides decadent chocolate recipes with very entertaining directions. Shelley Mosley
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"A brilliantly funny story!" -- (Writers Unlimited Reviews, September 2004)

"Humor abounds in this promising new series...as an extra bonus, Jump provides decadent chocolate recipes with very entertaining directions." -- (Booklist, September 1, 2004)

"The Bride Wore Chocolate is a sweet, indulgent love story to cure your cravings." -- (Romance Junkies, September, 2004)

"The first in an entertaining new trilogy...filled with humor." -- (Romantic Times Bookclub, September, 2004)

Product Details

  • File Size: 1958 KB
  • Print Length: 359 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: TKA Distribution (May 23, 2012)
  • Publication Date: May 23, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008G3JY3W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,368 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About 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.

Look for her Sweet and Savory Romance series, including the USA Today bestselling book, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE, on Amazon and Nook, and the debut of her Sweetheart Club series for Berkley, starting with THE SWEETHEART BARGAIN in September 2013.

Visit her website at www.shirleyjump.com or read recipes and life adventures at www.eating-my-words.com.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I loved this book. This funny, sexy, melt-in-your mouth story about a sensible bride-to-be, her straight-laced groom-to-be, and an accidental complication--a temptingly delicious bachelor-for-life with a romantic streak as wide as a river of Godiva kept me guessing all the way to the tasty conclusion.

The moment I read about the heroine waking up in the wrong man's bed after her can't-find-a-wedding-dress pity party (whoops!) I knew this story was a winner. If you love romantic comedy, especially fast-paced, witty, FUN writing, this is the book for you.
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I rated this book three stars. It was a sweet, humorous novel
The storyline was pretty good. I enjoyed the best friends and quirky family of the heroine, Candace. The hero Michael was likable.
There were chocolate recipies at the front of each chapter that tied into the story.
I'm not sure what went wrong with this book for me. I noted all the high ratings before I bought it. But to me it just was not a favorite. I felt like there was too much almost juvenile humor this book. The heroine was never at ease with her engagement.
It just wasn't a favorite book of mine.
I was able to finish the book so it wasn't a total loss.
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Candace Woodrow was getting married in three weeks and for someone who was detail oriented - planning everything down to the minutest detail, fate seemed to be conspiring against her. Were these all `signs' as her wacky grandmother kept telling her that this was wedding shouldn't take place - like the dress shop burning down with her bridal gown; the priest running off with the church secretary; or the cheap labels falling off the wedding invitations? Or was it fate weaving it's treacherous fingers in her life that found her waking up in a strange hunk's bed after a night of over imbibing too many cocktails and then find said `hunk' constantly turning up in her life and distracting her from the course she had set her mind on? Then fate must have had a very weird sense of humor.

Fate must have had a hand in putting Candace Woodrow in Michael Volgers face as well, because this confirmed bachelor couldn't seem to put her out of his mind as well. Candace was so different from any of the society debs he'd dated so far and just maybe he was going to reevaluate his stance on bachelorhood now that he'd had a taste of `Candy'.

This was a delightful and fun read - not to mention `fattening' if you follow even half the delectable recipes served up with a heavy dose of sage advice and loads of chocolate. Candace had once thrown caution to the wind been betrayed and vowed to live life by the book rather than run the chance of being hurt like that ever again. She'd picked out the safe - if boring road according to her wacky grandmother - and was ready to marry Barry Borkenstein. Fortunately, Michael entered her life and was ready, willing and able to convince her that she should trust her heart once more and take a leap of faith - with him. Filled with wonderful chocolate recipes, an indomitable and wacky grandmother, a serial marrying mother, and well-intentioned friends -- this is a sensually romantic comedy you won't want to miss. --- Marilyn, for [...] ---
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
With 'The Bride Wore Chocolate,' Shirley Jump has created a fantastic confabulation not unlike one of the fabulous featured recipes included at the beginning of each chapter. Entertaining, sexy, funny and delicious, this is one romance you do NOT want to miss out on. And you don't want to miss out on these recipes, for that matter...

Isn't it true that just when you think you have your life planned out, and everything is running smoothly, a spanner is thrown in the works that changes the way that you see your life? Candace's spanner is called Michael Vogler, self-appointed rescuer from her boring, predictable life (and her boring, predictable fiance with his overbearing, muu-muu-clad mother). And once he's there, she just can't get away from him... until, tonnes of chocolate (and five pounds) later, she realises that she really doesn't want to.

With witty dialogue, convincing characters, and a seductive hero, this book is completely satisfying. A five-star winner. And as for those delicious recipes... oh, my. I can't say enough about those recipes - and I've never read such entertaining recipes, either :) But you don't want to read this book without chocolate on hand, because the constant references to chocolate might get to be too much after a while ;P

After having read only one of her books, I'm hooked, and hopelessly addicted to Shirley Jump. She has leapt into my top five romance authors list, and this is high praise indeed coming from a literary snob.

So click that button. Buy this book. Otherwise, face tossing and turning at nights, wondering what it is that we're all raving about and what it is that you're missing out on.
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Usually Love Shirley's novels . BUT what happened to the ending??? It just stopped and after looking thru her
serials there is NO follow up to the story ! Thank goodness it was FREE !!! Maybe it was just a bad download
but made me mad !!!
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It's a delicious frothy book. The hero and heroine are fun together and the over-the-top secondary characters (like the much-marrying mom) add plenty of color to the mix. WARNING: Do not attempt to read this unless you have chocolate in the house. At least have a few chocolate chips on hand.
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missin chapters?
There was a glitch in the upload but it's been fixed. If you delete and redownload it, it's all there. So sorry for any frustration you might have experienced! Feel free to email me through the contact page on my website if you have any other issues. www.ShirleyJump.com

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