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Review: The Chocolate Temptation

Written by Jennifer Porter
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ChocolateTemptation 281x176The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand (contemporary, self-published, January 2014, $4.99, 313pp)




Series: Amour et Chocolat


She hated him.
Patrick 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 hated 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 heart.

But he didn't hate her.
Sarah Lin. Patrick's serious, dark-haired American intern, who looked at him as if she could see right through him and wasn't so 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 love.

But he was never good at not going after what - or who - he wanted.

He could make magic out of sugar. But could he mold hate into love?



From the moment Sarah Lin tells Patrick Chevalier that she hates him, Patrick has to prove her wrong. But she is his intern, in one of the most fast-paced and stressful pastry kitchens in the world. But of course, Sarah doesn’t really hate Patrick. She hates that he is so laid-back and seems to be able to anything without any real effort. Sarah, on the other hand, is intensely driven to succeed and desperately wants Patrick’s attention.


Thus begins their somewhat turbulent courtship. Patrick wonders why Sarah doesn’t fall for him immediately while Sarah desperately looks for signs that Patrick is serious about their relationship. Of course, Patrick has fallen for the lovely intern – hard, but hides everything he feels behind his devil-may-care attitude. The two work at cross purposes while they form a tentative bond. Sarah is also determined to keep their growing relationship secret from their co-workers. This is not easy to do as they spend so much time at work.


The deep emotion between Sarah and Patrick is one of the things that stood out for me while I was reading The Chocolate Temptation. Both characters feel so deeply, but are so unsure of each other. It is so evident to the reader that these two are in love with each other, yet these characters cannot see it. At times, my heart broke for both of them.


The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand has everything romance readers could want: romance, passion, chocolate, exotic desserts, a Parisian setting, a vulnerable yet alpha hero and a heroine determined to find her true path. The book is sexy, heartwarming and unputdownable! If you haven’t read Laura Florand, you are missing out on something very special.


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Book Disclosure: An ebook was provided by the author.

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