Thursday, 16 April 2020

Curves, Kisses and Chocolate Ice-Cream by Sue Watson

"Dani’s on a mission to get her life back on track by the end of the summer. Running, rowing, aerobics and more, but perhaps all she needs are sweet treats and a second chance?

Ten years ago, Dani fled Appledore with a broken-heart and a suitcase full of shattered dreams. Only now is she brave enough to put her past behind her and return for a summer selling homemade ice cream and getting fit by doing sit-ups by the sea. 

But the new-look cafe is filled with old memories of Jude, her teenage sweetheart-turned-sour. She thinks of him every time she swirls warm sauce onto a ‘chocolate-bockaglory’ and even with the help of Chris, her gorgeous personal trainer, the urge to break her diet is everywhere she turns. 

When Jude makes an appearance at the cafe on the eve of Dani’s birthday party, history threatens to repeat itself. Is Dani strong enough to say no? And is the love she’s been longing for much closer than she thinks?"

I'm sad to say that this book just wasn't for me and, for the purposes of an honest review, it is only right to say that I didn't get past the second chapter.  

I found Dani really quite irritating.  She is down on herself because she is overweight and so convinces herself that she needs to change her life but, in the pages I did read, stuffs her face full of food, comes out with sentence like "I hate doing anything physical other than opening the fridge", claims going for a walk on the beach she overlooks would be like being at boot camp and just complains she is fat.

It is unlike me not to want to persevere with a book, even if it isn't my favourite.  Unfortunately, I just couldn't warm to the characters and whilst part of me wanted to know what happened when Dani and Jude met again, I didn't want to know enough to make me keep going.

I received a free copy of this e-book through Net Galley in return for an honest review.

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