- I. Seduction/Candy Kisses
- Chapter 1/Brooklyn: "Her father's kisses were candy bars, which her mother had forbidden."
Chapter 2/New York: "Eating chocolate was like having a slut for a best friend. It was a bad influence."
- II. Obsession/The Dark Continent
- Chapter 3/Vienna: "He would not melt in her mouth like chocolate; he would last."
Chapter 4/Munich: "I ate a chocolate cake last night and fell madly in love."
Chapter 5/Zurich: "'Of course, I never permit myself to eat chocolate,' said the psychotherapist with the specialty in eating disorders..."
Chapter 6/Brussels: "What are you doing in Brussels?" "Eating chocolate."
Chapter 7/London: "Her passion for chocolate drove her down the same yellow brick road as her passion for passion."
Chapter 8/Paris: "That night, he took her to the other side of his sweetness."
- III. Redemption/The American Dream
Chapter 9/Walpole: "The boys who made her wait. The boys who made her want. The man who promised her love and gave her chocolate."
Chapter 10/The Big Island: "It was lavender-white, almost iridescent, and sticky. It looked less like chocolate than anything she'd ever seen."
Chapter 11/Tuila: "I hold the pot high in my left hand, the jicara low at my right hip, pouring back and forth until the liquid forms a head. I offer it to him; he takes it."
Chapter 12/New York: "I was a maid beating the forbidden liquid to a froth for my mistress. I was a courtesan, preparing it for my lover. I was a child in my mother's kitchen."
Chapter 13/Brooklyn: "There was no place left to go, except home."