Any book with the word chocolate in the title is bound to grab my attention. Thankfully, Ms. Greene's BLAME IT ON CHOCOLATE lived up to my sweet-tooth cravings! This is a story that's actually nice-in the true definition of nice-in that there are no bad guys, no cheating, no broken hearts, and a happy ending. The characters are truly believable, the dialogue is funny, and the situations this couple find themselves in are ones anyone can relate to.
Lucy Fitzhenry loves her job at Bernard Chocolates. She gets to spend her days working in the greenhouse, developing new species of plants for the company's newest brands of chocolate. She knows she's found a real winner with Bliss, and eagerly awaits the reaction of the bosses-owner Orson Bernard and his grandson, Raul Nicholas "Nick" Bernard. Lucy was right-her new plant has a direct effect on the future of Bernard Chocolates in that it could end up making them millions. When the first batch of Bliss chocolate comes off the line, Lucy decides to give it a taste test. Who knew chocolate could taste so heavenly, or that it would turn this shy woman who only fantasized about Nick Bernard in private into a sex-starved woman who lets a kiss lead to "the Night of the Chocolate." Suddenly, one wild night of passion turns into a whole lot more, when the nausea Lucy starts experiencing turns out not to be an ulcer, but a pregnancy.
Nick Bernard has always done the right thing. So when he learns that Lucy is pregnant with his child, he's determined that they'll get married. Unfortunately, the quiet, shy Lucy has a whole lot to say about marrying the boss's grandson-and none of it seems to be good. Somehow, Nick has to convince Lucy that he cares for her, that he is, in fact, falling in love with her, and wants to marry her for more than just the sake of their child. Bliss chocolate is a huge success, and Nick wants nothing more than to make his relationship with Lucy a success, too.
BLAME IT ON CHOCOLATE is, in a word, charming. A down-to-earth romance with likable characters who find themselves in a situation that many people deal with in the real world, Lucy and Nick are a couple that everyone can relate to. Nick tries so hard to be nice that he doesn't realize that Lucy needs to know he loves her, and Lucy is just naÃ¯ve enough to think that what they have isn't strong enough to keep them together. All in all, BLAME IT ON CHOCOLATE is a sweet indulgence for a satisfying afternoon read.
First book I have read by Jennifer Greene and now I am searching around to collect them all! Time for me to catch up!
The characters are funny, human, and loveable. It might be a little too rushed in the very beginning of the book but Ms. Greene makes up for it shortly into the story.
Lucy is a Plain Jane kind of girl. She is nerdy smart and she is devoted to her job as a researcher/ "scientist" for a family owned chocolate company. After discovering the new "it" chocolate from one of her experiments, she makes a pass at her boss, Nick. Boy does she succeed! 7 weeks later, Lucy is preggers and she finds out right when her quiet little world is falling apart. Her dad has been kicked out by her mom and is now living with her. Her young cousin is convinced he might be Gay but is to loopy about it to do anything other than hide out at Lucy's while he figures "it out". Add the adorable but VERY single Nick, his hard nosed but tender hearted Father, an adorable niece, a wacky best friend (she is the subject of book 2) - and you have a great book with lots of laughs and love.
I know it sounds like there are a lot of characters. That could overwhelm the story of the main characters but it doesn't. Greene knows how to add their voices and presence without them taking over the storyline. They are in the book for nothing more than really fun window dressings. This book is very good. Going to read "Blame it on Cupid" next~
This was a fun book, the characters were fresh and the subject was CHOCOLATE! A great combination. A quick easy read.
Nice quick read, basic fluff romance.
Cute!! Fun love story for a quick read.
This was a VERY easy read. There was no big conflict or anything... but the ending is okay with a good point that isn't "normally" brought into a book like this. There was no big hot steamy scenes, a few sweet moments. Over all this was a good, feel good book. It was worth the time!
Great book, as all of her books, read it in 2 days.
a rare strain of chocolate has Lucy wondering how she fell in love with her boss, and found herself pregnant with the boss's baby. She and Nick the boss butt heads at work, but they are a great match in bed. With a little luck and chocol;ate maybe they could turn their one night stand into the chance of a lifetime.
Really cute book. I enjoyed the characters immensely!
I loved this book! Such a really cute story. I also enjoyed Blame it on Cupid.
I absolutely loved this book. She gets pregnant with her bosses baby but she doesn't just want to be an obligation.
Very fun, fast chick lit novel!
Sort of leaps into the middle of the characters lives without any build up but still a good read.
I love chocolate and I enjoy this book a lot. I like to read books on chocolate, they make me happy.
As mentioned by other reviewers, the title does lead you to expect something more then what you actually get. With such a great title, you expect a great book. Unfortunately, the story starts AFTER the part you can blame on the chocolate, and deals with the main characters dealing with the consequences. The story was way too long, way to detailed about the relationship coming together then what I wanted to read. Won't be keeping it.
a quick fluffy read - really cute.
cute jennifer greene book. Easy, fun read.
good read. the story is about a woman who gets pregnant from a one night stand with her boss. its different because its not quite as predictable as some other pregnancy stories i've read. i liked it a lot
A great love story for romance fans
Good book showing the development of a good friendship/relationship after a spontaneous 'night of chocolate'. I liked both the hero and the heroine in this book.
This was a quick read...sweet and definitely a feel good book. I liked it.
Very fun book. I love Jennifer Greene's writing style.
With a interesting background of the way chocolate is made and candy is developed, a love story evolves between the master chocolate researcher and her boss. Fun, sexy and good plot.
This is a fun book. I enjoyed it very much. I read it over a weekend and it flowed nicley.
Fun read for those who can't get enough chocolate
Another good reason we should all eat chocolate. Greene once again delivers a good love story.
Lucy Fitzhenry develops an experimental strain of chocolate. She decides to test it on herself and it turns her from a plant-loving introvert into someone a lot more out going. During a celebration with her boss, Nick, they share a shocking kiss and quite a bit more. She blamed it on the chocolate. Her new discovery was supposed to have made her career. Not turn her practical, logical, normal life upside down and get her pregnant with her bosss baby! Though she and Nick butt heads at work, they obviously share a certain chemistry. With a little luck (and chocolate!) maybe they can turn their one-night stand into the chance of a lifetime.
From the backcover:
Lucy Fitzhenry didn't just wake up one morning and decide to do something stupid......
But when an experimental strain of chocolate that she'd developed needed testing, someone had to do it. Who knew that overindulging in her creation would turn an introverted plant lover into a wild nymphomaniac? Or that a celebration with Nick, her boss, would lead to a shocking kiss and a whole lot more.
She blamed it on the chocolate. Her new discovery was supposed to have made her career. Not turn her practical, logical, normal life upside down and get her pregnant with her boss's baby! Though she and Nick butted heads at work, if their one night together was any indication, they were a great match in bed. With a little luck (and chocolate!) maybe they could turn their one-night stand into the chance of a lifetime.
I love Chocolate, so I had to read this and loved it,EC
BUT WHEN AN EXPERIMENTAL STRAIN OF CHOCOLATE THAT SHE'D DEVELOPED NEEDED TESTING, SOMEONE HAD TO DO IT. WHO KNEW THAT OVER INDULGING IN HER CREATION WOULD TURN AN INTROVERTED PLANT LOVER INTO A WILD NYMPHOMANIAC? OR THAT A CELEBRATION WITH NICK, HER BOSS, WOULD LEAD TO A SHOCKING KISS AND A WHOLE LOT MORE
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