For this story Not a huge selling point Not sure why I initially had this classified as chick lit fun This is so not that It really is a contemporary literature with a bit of romance I think this book very mainstream I don t think this comes through in 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 intrigued me I tried reading the first in this series some time ago and put 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 others in this series I d love to read Luc s story3 Everything lse was superbThis story will be 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 own insecurities 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 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 I went back and forth so many times about whether to give this 3 or 4 stars Because while the book was ngrossing and so dang well written like verything Florand writes is 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 it out The other issue I had with this book was that I spent pretty much all of it wanting Sarah to be proactive She was so passive the whole time and it 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 Sarah is five months into her six month internship in one of the best pastry kitchens in the world yet she still doesn t feel worthy From California she left her Garfield Swallows His Pride (Garfield, engineering job told her Korean born mother she needed something in life and moved to Paris Since day one she has been in love with Patrick the second in command in this very busy prestigious hotel kitchen Patrick is a star havingarned a collar which tells veryone he is one of the best but Luc the head chef is his foster brother and Patrick is 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 very person in the room How he is always laughing and helping so gracefully He strolled past her table in the staff cafeteria on the way to flirt with a receptionist and set two cartons of Greek yogurt on her tray in passing Packed with protein Serafina and the Seven Stars easy to digestAlways peach too Her favorite flavorHe fed her and he teased her showering her with careless affection in that comfortable way he had withveryone 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 she is so convinced he acts this way with Nighthawk (Conard County, everyone that she starts to despise him for 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 stand it but she is his intern He can t seduce his own intern But he does start to provide for herver so subtlety One night after some drinks he stops listening to his conscience and does something about it And all that sexual tension between them What She Saw (Conard County 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 theffect that she loves these books so much because the hero is always SO into the heroine And that is a very true statement about this author She makes these intense serious over achieving chefs who absolutely live for their job and nothing Rivals Break (Sharpe Donovan else But then forget about ALLlse and fall in love They would do anything to win the heroine and that makes these books so much funSarah in particular is a very private skittish heroine It s very hard for her to show her feelings and put herself out there So while she is completely nad by Patrick it seems he has to
work ven harder to convince her of the relationship She has little self steem He s courting me He has to even harder to convince her of the relationship She has little self steem He s courting me He has to s a prince I m a mortalI can t matter to him He acts all the time as if I don t really matterHe acts all the time as if I doHis hand felt so good against her face She kissed it again and desire swamped her to keep this right to touch him keep his hand oh wow that didn t sound possible But it sounded beautifulShe never managed to succeed at beautiful impossible thingsAnd let s not forget after all the intense sexual tension the flirting the doubt from Sarah the amazing scenes 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 there in 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 Alien Chastity Belt eyes against that glitter against how much she liked it turning her face into the bunched comforter as he let her upper body settle back on the mattress You like me in 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 that language very well Are you going to like it when I take you this hard You ll have to read to find out winkRating B First read Aug 201535 starsI forgot that I haven t finished this series yetep anyway Laura Florand wows as always with her gorgeous description of foodReread June 2016I dunno why I didn t give this a 4 because it 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 always Faker entertained by how huge of a crush Patrick has on Sarah This new book is the series is simply anxuisite romance It sparkles and gleams with all
the best aspectsbest aspects the Romance genre The sensuality and Lawbreakers Suspense Stories emotionality combine to give reader something that feels once in a lifetime in terms of reading love stories You feel how the characters feel You must hold on to this one In my opinion Laura Florand is among the best Romance writers publishing today I haven t read a book by her yet that I have not adored I sonjoyed this character driven story that xamines very closely how the dents and sometimes out right trauma of childhood play out in our adult lives and most particularly in 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 into our true selves Our hero is a seemly sunny have it all alpha kind of guy who is faced with his unrelenting admiration and crush on his intern and all the thical dilemmas that Spinal Trauma ensue Our heroine is a Korean American half anyway born of an immigrant mother with the drive to be goodnough meaning Shadow (New Species, excellent in a place whereverything is very hard They are both finely drawn and worth discovery What I like most about Florand I think is that it is never the hero s or the heroine s book it s the couple s A new space forged This romance runs parallel in time with The Chocolate Heart I love it when a writer has the chops to do that In makes the rereading of any series so much pleasurable because it is like getting a new camera angle on your favorite moments The sugar work romantic gestures. Ed him but she’d risked too much for this dream to give up on it and walk out just so he wouldn’t break her heartBut he didn’t hate herSarah Lin Patrick’s serious dark haired American intern who looked at him as if she could see right through him and wasn’t so. Originally posted hereApparently I ve had a draft of a review for The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand sitting in my dashboard for the past few months I dusted it off and tweaked it just in time for Amour 細味人生100篇 et Florand this weekend It s always a pleasure to read a book by one of your favorite authors The Chocolate Temptation is part of the Amourt Chocolat series and the books can be read out of order because they stand well The Gathering (Darkness Rising, enough on their own However the characters in The Chocolate Temptation werearlier featured in The Chocolate Heart so I think it would be a good idea to read the latter first I was intrigued by Patrick in The Chocolate Heart so I m delighted that he got his own bookOut of all the Amour MongoDB et Chocolat novels The Chocolate Temptation stands out because one of the main characters is a female pastry chef I know how male dominated the industry is since I have a cousin abroad who works in that field so it s pretty interesting to get a better idea of what things are like from Sarah s point of view I think Sarah is a great character I love how brave she is in terms of changing career paths She s an intelligent person with anngineering degree from Caltech She could have been living comfortably in the States while working as an Chastity 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 is the right path for her Patrick is 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 is now one of the best pastry chefs in Paris I liked Patrick sasygoing 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 in He also has a terrific sense of humor which he uses to relieve the pressure that Experiential Learning everyone feels in their worknvironment I also loved the dynamics between his relationship with Luc Die Neurobiologie des Glücks especially after getting Luc s POV from The Chocolate HeartSarah thinks of herself as the lowly intern and she obviously looks up to Patrick as her mentor Being attracted toach other without knowing what the other person is feeling gives their relationship tension that stretches out over the months of Sarah s internship They both feel that liking the other person is inappropriate since Patrick is A Final Story: Science, Myth, and Beginnings 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 it And yet night after night in 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 into something deeper Given how passionate they are about their work it s not surprising how strong their feelings are forach other I m not usually a fan of workplace romance but Laura Florand handles it so well I had such a lovely time reading about Sarah and Patrick from how they started getting to know A New Philosophy of History 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 Okay so first of all this book is FILTHY and I mean that in the best of all possible ways These books are always deliciously dirty but between Patrick s inner monologue about the ways Sarah isn t safe from him and the actual tying him up I was fully invested in the sex aspect of this bookSecond I am very impressed with how well this functions as a companion book to The Chocolate Heart and yet stands completely on its 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 wasspecially Abortion, Choice, and Contemporary Fiction evident in the scene where Luc tells Sarah that she d damn well be worthy of Patrick if she s going to steal him That scene KILLED me It was really perfectAnd just I am so into their dynamic They re both in the business of making other people s dreams come true and it s only by coming together that they can get their own And the book makes a point of talking about how dreams can change and how people can supportach other and they TALK and yeah they get the talking wrong sometimes but when they get it right it just makes me so so happy My one complaint is that I was teased with Magalie and Philippe and didn t get to actually
see them bring back magalie and philippe 01192014them BRING BACK MAGALIE AND PHILIPPE 01192014 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 is OFF the Charts313 pagesWow Not sure what to say about this one I wasn t Lexikon der Medizin-Irrtümer expecting thexperience I received I rec d this to a friend who I think will understand my deep FRITZI auf Sylt - ÖLMALEREI - Kunst in Fotobrillant-Druck emotion in this one I had good bumps through most of it A really BEAUTIFUL story It can be read as a stand alone and there is NO cliffhangerndingThe GOOD about this read1 This author has a real way with words She sucked me 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 youa bit of a fuzzy picture for me but when I focused think about a camera s lens allowing you twist and turn until the image is much clearer the picture was beautiful and crystal clear So I focused I really can t describe this Big Little Man experience I had goose bumps through most of this Watching Patrick become brave sure of Sarah And Sarah She is that lovely serious dedicated little girl who grows into this smart hard working but socially unaware woman These two were perfect forach other Patrick knew it immediately and went
After It Sarah Had Noit Sarah had no when he set his sights on her Really lovely watching it all unfold2 The characters Both Sarah and Patrick are remarkable in their own right Together they are two of the best I ve read 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 The Man from Beijing each otherI ve not read a story where the H is and French man and the H is a Korean American woman This was a lovely treat This bit of culture was handle so well by this author It trulynhanced this story and the readers Creating Lasting Value experience3 The kitchen and the lovely creations that come from it The author knows how to paint these things so we understand the hard work and dedication that goes into the creation of beauty A wonderful backdrop that becomes are real character in this story4 The beauty of Paris shines through I ve never been but this story helps me appreciate its beauty from afar Love when the logistics comes across as an important factor in the readers understanding andnjoyment of a book Now there were a few things I can comment on as opportunities 1 This story takes a bit of time to get into initially The author doesn t paint an immediate concrete picture We have a fuzzy vision that solidifies but you must be patient ME I m amazed I stuck with it I don t normally I m so glad I did and want to Understanding Markets and Strategy encourage others like me to do so too You won t be sorry2 This fuzziness is carried over to the synopsis. She hated himPatrick Chevalier The charming laid back golden second in command of the Paris pastry kitchen where Sarah worked as intern who madeverything she failed at seem so Montana Dreams easy and who could havevery woman he winked at falling for him without ven trying She hat.
Free read The Chocolate TemptationEmotional 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 books in and while I know the series will run its course the rereading never will These books will become comfort reads I highly recommend this series and this writerI was given this book for my honest review So there you have it DNF at 44%I m done Patrick is such a manipulating asshole and Sarah is 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 ven 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 I can always rely on Laura Florand for a butterflies in my stomach read Modern South Asia especially on a cold winter day when all I m really craving is chocolate from one of these kitchens she writes about The Chocolate Temptation follows Patrick the suave second to Luc Leroi we met 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 American intern in Leroi s kitchen doesn t think so After all as Sarah keeps trying to convince her intelligent Korean brain she hates him As we vestablished over the years however hate isn t all that far from loveI practically suealed when I realized that The Chocolate Temptation finally took us deeper into these delectable kitchens than the previous novels Picture Theory ever have Patrick is in charge of Sarah and as always Florand is the master of sexual tension If you thought the heat from the ovens was hot think again because the steam between these two as they brush againstach other in the kitchens is sizzling Patrick for instance 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 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 Ancestral Voices even without realizing itAs 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 is divine It just curls its way into your heart creatingmotion where there was none before And two the depth Each of Florand s novels are romances about broken individuals not necessarily broken in the same way or to the same degree but who have barriers around their lives What I particularly love is that she tackles a new issue with And Bid Him Sing every one of her books making them all such a delight to read With Sarah and Patrick both of them suffer from severe insecurity Sarah as a replacement child for the son who was killed in North Korea never feels as if 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 is thatach of them have different dreams but make conscious Aristotle Detective (Aristotle efforts to pursue them Sarah for instance was a successfulngineer in 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 is depicted perfectly Similarly Patrick who ironically wishes he could be an Bones, Clones, and Biomes engineer undergoes a mental journey as he realizes that dreams change with time and what he wanted as a twelve year old boy is not necessarily what he wants as a man now Florand always touches upon such honest aspects of adult life with her novels that I feelnriched 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 xpected The Chocolate Temptation is a winner another oneYou can read this review and
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and seduce me and has become one my all time favorite adult romances series to date Patrick is theseduce me and has become one of my all time favorite adult romances series to date Patrick is the to Luc Leroi the head chef in the pastry kitchen of Hotel de Leuce in Paris with coveted and prestigious three Michelin stars The pressure and pace in the kitchen is grueling and only the best of the best work there Yet Patrick runs things with charm and an asy going grace a calming and uniting force He makes perfection look ffortless but if you look close Building the Cold War enough you can see his intensity and need for absolute control His one weakness the little uiet and focused intern Sarah is so utterly tempting withoutven knowing it She may be his undoing because Patrick is 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 it was going to swallow him wholeSarah won a sought after internship working under Patrick who makes perfection look Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F) easy confounding and frustrating her Sarah s need to be perfect drives her After all she gave up a promising career as anngineer to follow her dream of being a pastry chef so failure is not an option In spite of all her Counter-Amores efforts and drive Sarah still feels like she falls short It doesn t help that Patrick is a distraction who could break her heart if 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 treatsveryone like that rightI just loved Patrick and Sarah s story It felt intense and introspective and I was tightly wound 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 Dancing at Armageddon each gave in incrementally slowly revealing and For all of Sarah and Patrick s insecurities there were no frustrating setbacks andven when there was a misunderstanding they dealt with it maturely and with care This romance was of the slow burn variety Laura Florand masterfully teased and built up tension with seemingly innocent scenes such as a hand massage or a uiet dark walk home turning them into something utterly sensual Oh my heart Patrick I loved Double Jeopardy every time he called Sarah Sarabelle and just how overcome he was by her Merde ust ce ue tu Composition and Literature es jolie he said and kissed her How pretty you are So so so so pretty he breathed hotly into her mouth and a hand rubbed hard up her back to the clasp of her hair releasing it to spill over their faces Oh God There was to their romance though a deeper story forach of them Sarah had a lot of inner 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 is fifth book I ve read in the Amour Cezanne and Provence et Chocolate series Each story hits me in different but profound way Laura Florand s prose is beautiful without being over the top gorgeous really I have fourteen pages of highlighted uotes on my kindle if that s any indication 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 inxchange for an honest review uotes taken from an uncorrected proof and may change in the final copy. 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 hate into lov.