Ce I received I rec d this to a friend who I think will understand my deep emotion n this one I had good bumps through most of The Infinite Air it A really BEAUTIFUL story It can be read as a stand alone and theres NO cliffhanger endingThe GOOD about this read1 This author has a real way with words She sucked me The Spill into this story Her words are like flittering butterflies You have to pay very close attention or you may miss something really wonderful I wasn t sure what I felt at about 8% Her words painted a bit of a fuzzy picture for me but when I focused think about a camera s lens allowing you to twist and turn until themage Pandoras Planet is much clearer the picture was beautiful and crystal clear So I focused I really can t describe this experience I had goose bumps through most of this Watching Patrick become brave sure of Sarah And Sarah Shes that lovely serious dedicated little girl who grows Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? into this smart hard working but socially unaware woman These two were perfect for each other Patrick knewt How To Win At Casino Gambling immediately and went aftert Sarah had no chance when he set his sights on her Really lovely watching Training the Help (Hedon Falls it all unfold2 The characters Both Sarah and Patrick are remarkablen their own right Together they are two of the best I ve read When Not to Build in some time Patrick with his subtleties and his weakness made my heart hurt Sarah protected all that he was She watched She listened She waited patiently for him to show her She wanted him to show her These two are beautiful and deserve each otherI ve not read a story where the Hs and French man and the H s a Korean American woman This was a lovely treat This bit of culture was handle so well by this author It truly enhanced this story and the readers experience3 The kitchen and the lovely creations that come from t The author knows how to paint these things so we understand the hard work and dedication that goes Hello Bravo ! - Activity Book into the creation of beauty A wonderful backdrop that becomes are real charactern this story4 The beauty of Paris shines through I ve never been but this story helps me appreciate An Eye for an Eye its beauty from afar Love when the logistics comes across as anmportant factor Still Side by Side in the readers understanding and enjoyment of a book Now there were a few things I can comment on as opportunities 1 This story takes a bit of time to getnto Oriori No Uta initially The author doesn t paint anmmediate concrete picture We have a fuzzy vision that solidifies but you must be patient ME I m amazed I stuck with Four Word Film Reviews it I don t normally I m so glad I did and want to encourage others like me to do so too You won t be sorry2 This fuzzinesss carried over to the synopsis for this story Not a huge selling point Not sure why I nitially had this classified as chick lit fun This s so not that It really Crystal Decoder is a contemporary literature with a bit of romance I think this book very mainstream I don t think this comes throughn the synopsis It didn t for me I actually saw this one pop up on a GR string I follow around recent 5 Star reads It You Owe Me One intrigued me I tried reading the firstn this series some time ago and put Debbie Browns Dream Wedding Cakes it down This goes to show you don t give up on an author I may just pick 1 up again I know I ll try others by this author and probably othersn this series I d love to read Luc s story3 Everything else was superbThis story will be Second Son (Jack Reacher, in my mind for a long time I don t think I ve read another character that touched me uite like Patrick did His patient strength and humor while masking his ownnsecurities was so fantastically told by this author He will live a long time for me He reminds me of a friend I know I held this United States of Americana image as I moved through this story Thank you for this Ms FlorandI really hope you decide to try this story I m absolutely positive you won t be disappointedHappy Reading First read Aug 201535 starsI forgot that I haven t finished this series yet eep anyway Laura Florand wows as always with her gorgeous description of foodReread June 2016I dunno why I didn t give this a 4 becauset s pretty fantastic so I m remedying that now I just want to hug Patrick ok ok ok and also SarahI just want to hug them both and never let goReread May 2017I m alway I can always rely on Laura Florand for a butterflies The Thermals of August in my stomach read especially on a cold winter day when all I m really cravings chocolate from one of these kitchens she writes about The Chocolate Temptation follows Patrick the suave second to Luc Leroi we met Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire - The Sunday Times Bestseller in The Chocolate Heart You remember him don t you Always ready with a smile a laugh and a swoon worthy face to lighten up your day It s just too bad Sarah the young Americanntern The Perfect Child in Leroi s kitchen doesn t think so After all as Sarah keeps trying to convince herntelligent Korean brain she hates him As we ve established over the years however hate Lost Horizon isn t all that far from loveI practically suealed when I realized that The Chocolate Temptation finally took us deepernto these delectable kitchens than the previous novels ever have Patrick True Prosperity isn charge of Sarah and as always Florand s
the master ofmaster of tension If you thought the heat from the ovens was hot think again because the steam between these two as they brush against each other n the kitchens Dr. Witchs Animal Hospital is sizzling Patrick fornstance can t stop thinking about Sarah about the concentration with which she does her work her pure dedication to perfecting the art of cooking and the passion she throws Search Marketing Strategies into work tiring day after tiring day On the other hand Sarah cannot help but admire Patrick s talent all while hating the way he will break her heart someday even without realizingtAs Sarah and Patrick get closer however they begin to realize that their facades of perfection are just that masks For me the Florand s novels always have a two fold appeal One the tension As I keep mentioning Florand s writing No Capital Required is divine It just curlsts way Programming in Swift into your heart creating emotion where there was none before And two the depth Each of Florand s novels are romances about brokenndividuals not necessarily broken WordPress Absolute Beginners Guide in the same way or to the same degree but who have barriers around their lives What I particularly loves that she tackles a new The Complete Guide To Associate And Affiliate Programs On The Net Turning Clicks Into Cash issue with every one of her books making them all such a delight to read With Sarah and Patrick both of them suffer from severensecurity Sarah as a replacement child for the son who was killed Girls Like Us in North Korea never feels asf she s up to the mark and Patrick a foster child feels the same Nevertheless seeing them work through their struggles and find a way to trust and support one another was heart warmingMoreover what I really love about Sarah and Patrick s relationship Affiliate Marketing Then and Now is that each of them have different dreams but make conscious efforts to pursue them Sarah fornstance was a successful engineer n Caltech but she left her home and family behind to begin her life long wish of sugar making Both the courage and guilt Sarah feels at pursuing her own dream selfishly some would say s depicted perfectly Similarly Patrick who Clickbank Affiliate Marketing Profits Right Now ironically wishes he could be an engineer undergoes a mental journey as he realizes that dreams change with time and what he wanted as a twelve year old boys not necessarily what he *Wants As A Man Now *as a man now always touches upon such honest aspects of adult life with her novels that I feel enriched having read them While the last few chapters of this book could veer on the lovey dovey side her books never fail to sate my thirst and bring a smile upon my face Just as I expected The Chocolate Temptation Sticky Wisdom is a winner another oneYou can read this review and on my blog Ivy Book Bindings. Impressed with what she saw As her boss he knew he should leave her alone The same way he knew better than to risk his heart and gamble on loveBut he was never good at not going after what or who he wantedHe could make magic out of sugar But could he mold hatento lov.
Laura Florand Ç 8 readOriginally posted hereApparently I ve had a draft of a review for The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand sitting n my dashboard for the past few months I dusted Spoiled it off and tweakedt just The Business of Family Business in time for Amour et Florand this weekend It s always a pleasure to read a book by one of your favorite authors The Chocolate Temptations part of the Amour et Chocolat series and the books can be read out of order because they stand well enough on their own However the characters Healing Herbs Spices in The Chocolate Temptation were earlier featuredn The Chocolate Heart so I think Kit de Formation Microsoft TCP/IP it would be a gooddea to read the latter first I was ntrigued by Patrick n The Chocolate Heart so I m delighted that he got his own bookOut of all the Amour et Chocolat novels The Chocolate Temptation stands out because one of the main characters Binary Sound (Boston, is a female pastry chef I know how male dominated thendustry Hidden (Otherworld Stories, is since I have a cousin abroad who worksn that field so Led Astray it s prettynteresting to get a better Pieces of a puzzle idea of what things are like from Sarah s point of view I think Sarahs a great character I love how brave she Human Error isn terms of changing career paths She s an ntelligent person with an engineering degree from Caltech She could have been living comfortably n the States while working as an engineer and yet she chooses to throw that away to pursue a culinary career I admire her guts and her passion for what she feels Les grands vaincus de l'histoire is the right path for her Patricks also very passionate about being a pastry chef He was once a foster child but he has risen to the top of the culinary ladder and No 91 A Belfast Ghost Story is now one of the best pastry chefsn Paris I liked Patrick s easygoing nature and how he s constantly being likened to a beach bumsurfer guy What a contrast to the demanding and hectic workplace that they thrive Emarketing Excellence: Planning and Optimizing your Digital Marketing in He also has a terrific sense of humor which he uses to relieve the pressure that everyone feelsn their work environment I also loved the dynamics between his relationship with Luc especially after getting Luc s POV from The Chocolate HeartSarah thinks of herself as the lowly Sound and Fury (Drake Chronicles, intern and she obviously looks up to Patrick as her mentor Being attracted to each other without knowing what the other persons feeling gives their relationship tension that stretches out over the months of Sarah s Ecommerce Society internship They both feel that liking the other persons nappropriate since Patrick s essentially one of Sarah s bosses and yet they can t help feeling that way I loved this bit of comparison of their romance to their creationsThis thing between them was like this beautiful fairytale of a dessert constructed out of work and caution and risk and whimsy Leaping and twirling full of color and taste a wrong breath could break Dead Man Stalking (The Morganville Vampires, it And yet night after nightn the kitchens they made such fragile magics and waiters got that fragility all the way to the tables they were meant forSuch a beautiful way of describing what began as a tentative romance that slowly developed The Soul of the Matter into something deeper Given how passionate they are about their workt s not surprising how strong their feelings are for each other I m not usually a fan of workplace romance but Laura Florand handles Queenie it so well I had such a lovely time reading about Sarah and Patrick from how they started getting to know each other outside the workplace to how much they re willing to sacrifice to make the other person happy At this point I feel like I m a broken record because I keep recommending Laura Florand s books But that s only because they re SO GOOD Go forth and read them I went back and forth so many times about whether to give this 3 or 4 stars Because while the book was engrossing and so dang well written like everything Florand writess at the same time I hit this point about 34 of the way through when I just wanted the conflict to resolve already The characters problems started feeling a little old and I just wanted them to hurry up and figure Stolen Hearts it out The otherssue I had with this book was that I spent pretty much all of 101 Ways To Get More Customers From The Internet (Online Marketing Guides from Exposure Ninja Book 3) it wanting Sarah to be proactive She was so passive the whole time andt started to drive me a little crazy But still despite those things the book was wonderful and warm and the perfect thing to read on a winter night This new book s the series s simply an exuisite romance It sparkles and gleams with all the best aspects of the Romance genre The sensuality and emotionality
Combine To Give Reader Somethingto give reader something feels once Amazon Affiliate -The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on Amazon in a lifetimen terms of reading love stories You feel how the characters feel You must hold on to this one In my opinion Laura Florand Online Marketing for Authors is among the best Romance writers publishing today I haven t read a book by her yet that I have not adored I so enjoyed this character driven story that examines very closely how the dents and sometimes out right trauma of childhood play outn our adult lives and most particularly n our relationships With the wonderful alternating point of view we see the characters do what love and a great partner make us all do grow and at the same time come nto our true selves Our hero Spot 50 Butterflies Moths is a seemly sunny havet all alpha kind of guy who into our true selves Our hero s a seemly sunny have t all alpha kind of guy who faced with his unrelenting admiration and crush on his Magento Search Engine Optimization intern and all the ethical dilemmas that ensue Our heroines a Korean American half anyway born of an WordPress To Go immigrant mother with the drive to be good enough meaning excellentn a place where everything Ghost Stations 5 is very hard They are both finely drawn and worth discovery What I like most about Florand I thinks that Sex And Honey its never the hero s or the heroine s book Infinitely (Infinite Love Duet, it s the couple s A new space forged This romance runs paralleln time with The Chocolate Heart I love Queer X Design it when a writer has the chops to do that In makes the rereading of any series so much pleasurable becauset A Hollywood Bride (Billionaires Brides of Convenience, is like getting a new camera angle on your favorite moments The sugar work romantic gestures emotional bravery retreats lovemaking and love saying are grand here I can t wait until I have a little time and I can reread the whole series We are six booksn and while I know the series will run An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose, its course the rereading never will These books will become *comfort reads highly recommend this series and *reads I highly recommend this series and writerI was given this book for my honest review So there you have Just a Pawn (The Mauve Legacy, it The Chocolate Temptation was so so lovely The Amour et Chocolate series continues to bewitch and seduce me and has become one of my all time favorite adult romances series to date Patricks the second to Luc Leroi the head chef A Shifters Rage (Rouen Chronicles in the pastry kitchen of Hotel de Leucen Paris with coveted and prestigious three Michelin stars The pressure and pace Elle est chouette ma gueule! in the kitchens grueling and only the best of the best work there Yet Patrick runs things with charm and an easy going grace a calming and uniting force He makes perfection look effortless but Other Side of the Hill if you look close enough you can see hisntensity and need for absolute control His one weakness the little uiet and focused Fox and the Box intern Sarahs so utterly tempting without even knowing t She may be his undoing because Patrick s slowly losing his fight resisting her But oh God I want her I want her I want her I can t stand this any I can t The ache of HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers it was going to swallow him wholeSarah won a sought afternternship working under Patrick who makes perfection look easy confounding and frustrating her Sarah s need to be perfect drives her After all she gave up a promising career as an engineer to follow her dream of being a pastry chef so failure s not an option In spite of all her efforts and drive Sarah still feels like she falls short It doesn t help that Patrick She hated himPatrick Chevalier The charming laid back golden second n command of the Paris pastry kitchen where Sarah worked as ntern who made everything she failed at seem so easy and who could have every woman he winked at falling for him without even trying She hat. S a distraction who could break her heart f she let him He s like a sun kissed god so gorgeous His gestures of care and constant flirting are like little stabs to her heart because they mean something to her and they may just be automatic and given without much thought by Patrick Because he treats everyone like that rightI just loved Patrick and Sarah s story It felt Le Jardin Sur La Glace intense andntrospective and I was tightly wound The Book of Shaine in a good way while reading this These two were so guarded and cautious about revealing the depth of their feelings I was happy that they each gaven Discover Cooking with Lavender incrementally slowly revealing and For all of Sarah and Patrick snsecurities there were no frustrating setbacks and even when there was a misunderstanding they dealt with Constipation it maturely and with care This romance was of the slow burn variety Laura Florand masterfully teased and built up tension with seeminglynnocent scenes such as a hand massage or a uiet dark walk home turning them Jack the Giant Killer into something utterly sensual Oh my heart Patrick I loved every time he called Sarah Sarabelle and just how overcome he was by her Merde u est ce ue tu es jolie he said and kissed her How pretty you are So so so so pretty he breathed hotlynto her mouth and a hand rubbed hard up her back to the clasp of her hair releasing A Day in the Budwig Diet it to spill over their faces Oh God There was to their romance though a deeper story for each of them Sarah had a lot ofnner struggles reconciling her dreams with her love and consideration of her family Patrick was worried about letting his desires and dreams be known for fear they d be yanked from him The Chocolate Temptation Lambs To The Slaughter is fifth book I ve readn the Amour et Chocolate series Each story hits me Córka Robrojka (Jeżycjada, in different but profound way Laura Florand s proses beautiful without being over the top gorgeous really I have fourteen pages of highlighted uotes on my kindle The Neil Simon Collection if that s anyndication If you haven t picked up this series yet what are you waiting for It s a MUST for any romance junkie A copy was provided by the author Slate (Rebel Wayfarers MC, in exchange for an honest review uotes taken from an uncorrected proof and may changen the final copy Okay so first of all this book s FILTHY and I mean that n the best of all possible ways These books are always deliciously dirty but between Patrick s Do I Owe You Money? The Collected Memoirs of Ian Mosley inner monologue about the ways Sarahsn t safe from him and the actual tying him up I was fully EL SUTIL ARTE DE QUE (CASI TODO) TE IMPORTE UNA MIERDA (HARPERCOLLINS) investedn the sex aspect of this bookSecond I am very mpressed with how well this functions as a companion book to The Chocolate Heart and yet stands completely on ts own You can absolutely read one without the other but they re both the better I think for having read them both To me this was especially evident Hunter Moon (Grazi Kelly in the scene where Luc tells Sarah that she d damn well be worthy of Patrickf she s going to steal him That scene KILLED me It was really perfectAnd just I am so The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone (Darcy Rachel, into their dynamic They re bothn the business of making other people s dreams come true and 7 Navykov Vysokoeffektivnykh Lyudej it s only by c Sarahs five months Lichtenstein into her six monthnternship The Roman Object Revolution in one of the best pastry kitchensn the world yet she still doesn t feel worthy From California she left her engineering job told her Korean born mother she needed something The Battle of Resaca in life and moved to Paris Since day one she has beenn love with Patrick the second Whiff, or How the Beautiful Big Fat Smelly Baby Found a Friend in commandn this very busy prestigious hotel kitchen Patrick The Greatest You is a star having earned a collar which tells everyone hes one of the best but Luc the head chef The Elite Way is his foster brother and Patricks scared to move out of his shadowSarah loves Patrick so much although she never speaks to him that she now hates him She hates how he winks and flirts with every person Crumbs in the room How hes always laughing and helping so gracefully He strolled past her table n the staff cafeteria on the way to flirt with a receptionist and set two cartons of Greek yogurt on her tray n passing Packed with protein easy to digestAlways peach too Her favorite flavorHe fed her and he teased her showering her with careless affection Spurgeons Expository Encyclopedia in that comfortable way he had with everyone Easing her tension so she could survive the pressure she was under Until he was all she lived for all that got her through the day And she hated him for thatTo Sarah shes so convinced he acts this way with everyone that she starts to despise him for Sealed it Little does she know he only truly cares about herPatrick on the other hand loves Sarah too He loves her so much he can t standt but she Sketching From Square One to Trafalgar Square is hisntern He can t seduce his own The Familiars intern But he does start to provide for her ever so subtlety One night after some drinks he stops listening to his conscience and does something aboutt And all that sexual tension between them explodes And I may have whimpered a little bitI was talking to Jen who reviews for Fiction Vixen on Twitter about this book and she mentioned something to the effect that she loves these books so much because the hero Imepuu is always SOnto the heroine And that Owens Walk is a very true statement about this author She makes thesentense serious over achieving chefs who absolutely live for their job and nothing else But then forget about ALL else and fall n love They would do anything to win the heroine and that makes these books so much funSarah
In Particular Is Aparticular s a private skittish heroine It s very hard for her to show her feelings and put herself out there So while she Taboo Times Ten is completely enad by Patrickt seems he has to work even harder to convince her of the relationship She has little self esteem He s courting me He has to beButhe s a prince I m a mortalI can t matter to him He acts all the time as Death Note One-Shot Special (Death Note, Chapter if I don t really matterHe acts all the time asf I doHis hand felt so good against her face She kissed The Empty Tomb it again and desire swamped her to keep this right to touch him keep his hand oh wow that didn t sound possible Butt sounded beautifulShe never managed to succeed at beautiful Dont Step on the Crack! impossible thingsAnd let s not forget after all thentense sexual tension the flirting the doubt from Sarah the amazing scenes Gay Travel Guide For Tops And Bottoms in the kitchen that Laura Florand can write and let me take just a moment to say how well she writes kitchen scenes I feel as though I m theren the the chaos with burning sugar and delicate creations So well doneAfter all of that we have delicious scenes like this teaser Oh yes you like this don t you he breathedShe closed her eyes against that glitter against how much she liked The Irish Scissor Sisters it turning her facento the bunched comforter as he let her upper body settle back on the mattress You like me n you this deep Sarabelle His darkest roughest murmurShe didn t answer out loud but then she didn *t have to Her body clutched around him and he seemed to understand *have to Her body clutched around him and he seemed to understand language very well Are you going to like t when I take you this hard You ll have to read to find out winkRating B DNF at 44%I m done Patrick Mortelle Adle, Tome 15: Funky Moumoute is such a manipulating asshole and Sarahs just a fk doormat why Because she s Asian that at this point I just can t force myself to read another pageAnd don t even get me started on sexual harassment accusations she works under his orientation and he has been playing with herSo yeah no You fooled me well Patrick I thought you were a sane funny kind of personInstead you re a manipulating psycho 01192014 Overall Rating 45 StarsBook Cover Book Blurb Book Title 4 35 5 4 StarsWriter s Voice 4 StarsCharacter Development 4 StarsStory Appreciation 5 StarsWorth the Chili 4 Stars 499 on Smexy HEAT Rating Mild Intimacy The Events at Poroth Farm is OFF the Charts313 pagesWow Not sure what to say about this one I wasn t expecting the experien. Ed him but she’d risked too much for this dream to give up ont and walk out just so he wouldn’t break her heartBut he didn’t hate herSarah Lin Patrick’s serious dark haired American The Hare Hypothesis intern who looked at him asf she could see right through him and wasn’t so.