The Chocolate Temptation (New)
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have a little time and I can reread the whole series We are six books in and while I a little time and I can reread the whole series We are six books in and while I 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 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 ang well written this 3 or 4 stars Because while the book was engrossing and so "DANG WELL WRITTEN EVERYTHING FLORAND WRITES IS AT THE "well written everything Florand writes is at the 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 Arts du Vietnam : La Fleur du pêcher et l'Oiseau d'azur drive me a little crazy But stillespite those things the book was wonderful and warm and the perfect thing to read on a winter night Originally posted hereApparently I ve had a Evelyne Axel, 1935-1972 : L'Amazone du Pop Art draft of a review for The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand sitting in myashboard for the past few months I L'Ancien Testament à travers 100 chefs-d'oeuvre de la peinture dusted it off and tweaked it just 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 Temptation is 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 in The Chocolate Temptation were earlier 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 melighted that he got his own bookOut of all the Amour et Chocolat novels The Chocolate Temptation stands out because one of the main characters is a female pastry chef I know how male Le dictionnaire des peintres belges du XIVe siècle à nos jours: Depuis les premiers maîtres des anciens Pays-Bas… 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 an engineeringegree from Caltech She could have been living comfortably in 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 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 s easygoing nature and how he s constantly being likened to a beach bumsurfer guy What a contrast to the Botticelli : Exposition Paris, Musée du Luxembourg, octobre 2003 - janvier 2004 demanding and hectic workplace that they thrive in He also has a terrific sense of humor which he uses to relieve the pressure that everyone feels in their work environment I also loved theynamics between his relationship with Luc 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 to each 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 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 L'Art italien, du IVe siècle à la Renaissance 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 ofescribing what began as a tentative romance that slowly L'Art au XVe siècle developed into somethingeeper Given how passionate they are about their work it s not surprising how strong their feelings are for each 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 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. 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.
Laura Florand Ê 5 Read & DownloadLes Loges de Raphaël doormat why Because she s Asian that at this I just can t force myself to read another pageAndon 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 Sarah is five months into her six month internship in one of the best pastry kitchens in the world yet she still oesn t feel
worthy California she left her engineering job told her Korean born motherFrom she left her engineering job told her Korean born mother needed something in life and moved to Paris Since ay one she has been in love with Patrick the second in command in this very busy prestigious hotel kitchen Patrick is a star having earned a collar which tells everyone 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 every 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 easy to Première et seconde Renaissance: Les Protagonistes de l'art italien digestAlways peach too Her favorite flavorHe fed her and he teased her showering her with careless affection 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 theay And she hated him for thatTo Sarah she is so convinced he acts this way with everyone that she starts to Liban, entre mer et montagnes despise him for it Littleoes 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 Sur les traces des croisades does start to provide for her ever so subtlety One night after somerinks he stops listening to his conscience and L'ABCdaire de Courbet et le réalisme does something about it 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 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 else But then forget about ALL else and fall in love They wouldo 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 enad by Patrick it 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 if I Le réalisme esthétique don t really matterHe acts all the time as if IoHis hand felt so good against her face She kissed it again and Togores, du réalisme magique au surréalisme : [exposition, Châteauroux, Couvent des Cordeliers, 5 juin-13 septembre 1998… desire swamped her to keep this right to touch him keep his hand oh wow thatidn 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 Courbet : un émeutier au salon 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 andelicate creations So well La Valse : Un romantisme révolutionnaire doneAfter all of that we haveelicious scenes like this teaser Oh yes you like this William Turner : Constable et les romantismes anglais don t you he breathedShe closed her 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 thiseep Sarabelle His Theodore chasseriau au autre romantisme darkest roughest murmurSheidn t answer out loud but then she Poétique de la maison-musée (1847-1898): Du réalisme balzacien à l'oeuvre d'art décadente 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 Okay so first of all this book is FILTHY and I mean that in the best of all possible ways These books are alwayseliciously irty 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 She hated himPatrick Chevalier The charming laid back golden second in command of the Paris pastry kitchen where Sarah worked as intern 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. ,
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The Chocolate Heart AndChocolate Heart and stands completely on its own You can absolutely read without the other but they re both the better I think for having read them both To me this was especially evident in the scene where Luc tells Sarah that she Revue l'art du theatre n° 1 - Printemps 1985 : Theatralité du romantisme 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 theirynamic They re both in the business of making other people s reams come true and it s only by coming together
That They Can Get Their Own And The Book Makesthey can get their own And the book makes point of talking about how reams can change and how people can support each 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 Realisme Americain didn t get to actually see them BRING BACK MAGALIE AND PHILIPPE I can always rely on Laura Florand for a butterflies in my stomach read especially on a cold winteray 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 Le surréalisme: Pour un réalisme sans rivage don t you Always ready with a s First read Aug 201535 starsI forgot that I haven t finished this series yet eep anyway Laura Florand wows as always with her gorgeousescription of foodReread June 2016I LE ROMANTISME dunno why Iidn 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 entertained by how huge of a crush Patrick has on Sarah 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 is OFF the Charts313 pagesWow Not sure what to say about this one I wasn t expecting the experience I received I rec Le romantisme au Portugal: étude de faits socio-culturels d this to a friend who I think will understand myeep 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 cliffhanger endingThe 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 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 Développements sur l'infra-réalisme de matta. date Patrick is the second to Luc Leroi the head chef in the pastry kitchen of Hotele Leuce in Paris with This new book is the series is 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 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 so enjoyed this character Le réalisme intérieur : essai driven story that examines very closely how theents 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 Le néo-réalisme italien et ses créateurs. do what love and a great partner make us allo 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 ethical La Peinture au XIXe siècle. Le Retour de l'antique. Le Romantisme. Ouvrage illustré de 191 gravures dilemmas that ensue Our heroine is a Korean American half anyway born of an immigrant mother with therive to be good enough meaning excellent in a place where everything is very hard They are both finely CAHIERS DU MUSEE NATIONAL D'ART MODERNE N°7/8 drawn and worthiscovery 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 L'art de la lettre au temps de La nouvelle Héloïse et du romantisme 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 emotional bravery retreats lovemaking and love saying ar. Ed him but she’d risked too much for thisream to give up on it and walk out just so he wouldn’t break her heartBut he Beaux-Arts et Belles-Lettres : la vie d'Eugène Fromentin didn’t hate herSarah Lin Patrick’s seriousark haired American intern who looked at him as if she could see right through him and wasn’t so.