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draft of review for The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand sitting in my dashboard for the past few months I dusted 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 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 spent pretty much all 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 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 Yo 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 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 was especially 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 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 didn t get to actually see them BRING BACK MAGALIE AND PHILIPPE Sarah is five months into her six month internship in one of the best pastry itchens in the world yet she still doesn t feel worthy From California she left her 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 itchen 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 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 the day And she hated him for thatTo Sarah she is so convinced he acts this way with everyone that she starts to despise him for it Little does she now 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 her ever 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 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 would do anything to win the heroine and that makes these books so much funSarah in particular is a ver. She hated himPatrick Chevalier The charming laid back golden second in command of the Paris pastry itchen 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. ,
The Chocolate TemptationLike me to do so too You t be sorry2 This fuzziness is carried over to the synopsis for You won t be This fuzziness is carried over to the synopsis for 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 "to show you don t up on an author I may just pick 1 up again I now I ll try others by this author and probably others in this series I d love to read Luc s story3 Everything else 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 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 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 I can always rely on Laura Florand for a butterflies in my stomach read especially on a cold winter day when all I m really craving is chocolate from one of these Cooking Light Lazy Gourmet 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 sitchen doesn t think so After all as Sarah Arise keeps trying to convince her intelligent Korean brain she hates him As we ve established 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 delectableitchens than the previous novels 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 against each other in the Archies Americana, Vol. 1 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 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 Ieep mentioning Florand s writing is divine It just curls its way into your heart creating emotion 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 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 illed 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 that each of them have different dreams but make conscious efforts to pursue them Sarah for instance was a successful engineer 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 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 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 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 new he should leave her alone The same way he new 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. .
Y private skittish heroine It s very hard for her to show her feelings and put herself out there So while she is completely for her to show her feelings and put herself out there So while she is completely 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 don t really matterHe acts all the time as if I doHis hand felt so good against her face She issed it again and desire swamped her to Silver Mortal (The Gracen Chronicles, keep this right to touch himeep 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 itchen that Laura Florand can write and let ME TAKE JUST A MOMENT TO SAY HOW WELL take just a moment to say how well writes itchen 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 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 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 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 ind 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 is OFF the Charts313 pagesWow Not sure what to say about this one I wasn t expecting the experience I received I rec d this to a friend who I think will understand my deep 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 s lens allowing you to 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 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 for each other Patrick new it immediately and went after it Sarah had no chance 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 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 truly enhanced this story and the readers experience3 The The Character Of An Upright Man kitchen and the lovely creations that come from it The authornows 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 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 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 encourage others. 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.

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