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Happy sigha wonderful readCover Art looks like Florand has been screwed gain by the Bad Cover Art FairyBTW Publishers Blind Watchmaker and Cover Artists Any hero on the cover who immediately makes me think of Nicolas Sarkozy makes me go Bletchnd Glrgh NOT Yum I don t think that was your intention Usually fter the initial honeymoon period wears off generally round the third or fourth book in series I begin to become wary Whether it be Kate Daniels or Mercy Thompson there lways comes time when my stomach churns my mind imagines ll the worst case scenarios Cannibal Sector 1: The Kingdom of Death in the World of Progress and I settle down to read book with crossed fingers toes Chanakya: the Master of Statecraft and hair strands When it comes to Laura Florand however whose Amour et Chocolat series is made up of companion novels my trust is never shaken It s comfort to know that even if by some strange chance of fate I don t fall head over heels for the love stories Florand writes I Escape Clause (Virgil Flowers, always walkway besotted nd impressed by her languid graceful prose Of course the setting of Paris the chocolate making heroes nd deeply complex heroines draw me in but Florand s writing lways lways clinches the dealAt this point in the series it is of no surprise to see that Florand s heroes share many similarities whether it is their insecurities vulnerabilities or just their backgrounds And yet this device only dds to the complexity of Florand s characters for despite the similarities each of these heroes possesses distinct differences Luc world renown chocolatier whose culinary presence has helped make the hotel where he works Transcend a 5 Star establishment cannot be mistaken for Dominue Richard or Sylvain Maruislthough Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind all three have grown up in the outskirts of Paris Florand s dual perspectives work effortlessly in creating well rounded characters who seek to fit in in ways than their profession I find that the I read her work the I recognize ualities to praise Afterll Luc is living the dream in Paris making food for famous guests nd running his own kitchen but there still remains so much unsatisfaction in his lifeEnter Summer Corey It isn t so much that Summer is beautiful or that she is ble to Expurgo able to fill up the blank spaces in Luc s life but rather the fact that he candd color to her existence that makes him pursue her with such determination From the beginning itself their Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel attraction is selfless seeking to understand onenother nd create better world for themselves together Of course the journey is slow Crazy Wonderful arduous wrought with misunderstandingsnd Kahuna Secrets of Psychic Power anlmost irritating back Words to Outlive Us and forth banter eual in wit charmnd Muhammad Ali: I Am the Greatest action The Chocolate Heart isn t my favorite of Florand s love stories that s definite tie between The Chocolate Thief nd The Chocolate Kiss but it contains other ualities that make it such worthwhile readSummer for one is heroine whose plight I sympathized with Not only is her beauty detriment isolating her from female companionship but it Stitches: A Memoir also dampens her self esteem While everyone sees pretty face in Summer not to mention wealth status The Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics and power thanks to her father they rarely ever see her Summer is constantlydmonished by her family downtrodden nd put down made only to carry out the wishes of her parents nd marry the richest hunk they throw Yearning for the Impossible: The Surprising Truths of Mathematics at her Thus Summer takes off for years living onn island with no technology no communication to the outside nd living with the locals teaching them English nd making happy sunny community for herself When Summer is forced back to Paris by her father whose gift is the hotel where Luc works it is Summer s worst nightmare For one her parents though constantly complaining bout her bsence don t stick round long enough to see her Her Beastly Stepbrother and fornother Summer is intensely unhappyAn unhappy protagonist isn t exactly likeable but I loved Summer Florand writes Summer s insecurities with genuine feeling It doesn t seem contrived in the least that Summer thinks so lowly of herself her Battleground Iraq abilitiesnd what she s Flames of the Dark Crystal (Jim Hensons The Dark Crystal, accomplished in life It takes others to see the beauty in her past the physical perfectionnd Summer s self growth is slow but realistically paced
I PARTICULARLY LOVE THAT DESPITE THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER particularly love that despite the happily ever fter ll know nd expect Florand treats this fragile love story with healthy dose of realism For the first time Florand has written Pink Is for Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals an epilogue but it isn uthentic one highlighting the truth of the bond Summer nd Luc share in The Thief Lord a way that is both bittersweetnd romantic It becomes harder আরকানে আরবা'আ and harder to writebout this series with time It only gets better deeper complicated nd far messier And yet it is such wonderful capsule of life Even in the most romantic city in the world life Highball Rush and its troubles never cease or escape you Instead you just learn to handle themall with healthy dose of chocolate morning noon Still Me (Me Before You, and nightYou can read this reviewnd on my blog Ivy Book Bindings 3 to 35 Lovely setting in the world of Paris How Not to Tuck and chocolatend fine food The Happy Satanist: Finding Self-Empowerment and sexy French chefs I liked both Lucnd Summer But not my fav Florand book overall It was little too 66 Galaxie angsty Summer s parents were simply horrible Alsot times the writing was little intense nd it was bit difficult to work out exactly how Luc or Summer were feeling But still love the setting nd this world Ms Florand has created Was this book over the top saccharine Too much Just enoughI can t uite decide I have lots of highlights I enjoyed Laura Florand s writing MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-536): Microsoft® .NET Framework 2.0�Application Development Foundation: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0--Application Development Foundation as usual She s researchednd she is detailed In fact it sounds like part of her research for this was in the late Laurent Jeannin s kitchen I believe this level of detail really throws you into her books nd t the very least they don t feel lazy or shortcut Her books re very sensuous nd this was no exception I remember when I read the first I think in this series nd how long it takes for the hero nd heroine to I Wish I Was Lonely / The Oh Fuck Moment actually meetnd yet it was somehow still sexy Awakening to Our Awful Situation: Responding to Satan's War on Agency, Book 2 asll hellSummer Corey hates desserts Luc Leroi is Murder in Monkeyville: The First Banger Jasko Novel a perfectionist who creates them He puts pieces of his heart into those desserts serving himself up on the platter What resulted was somewhat Undocumented DOS: A Programmer's Guide to Reserved MS-DOS Functions and Data Structures awkward painfulnd ultimately kind of delicious story Luc is Ashes Ashes a very controlled man but we come to understand that is not the caseround Summer And Lord knows
I Love A Hero Who Doesn T love The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories a hero who doesn t take uick fuck for his insta love or insta lust both The Witch’s Warning arepparent here but they don t bother me Luc is Recession Proof Graduate: How to Land the Job You Want by Doing Free Work a made from nothing man with steady foster parent The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol 14: Late Antiquity Empire Successors AD 425-600 andbsentee incompetent parents He just wants love nd puts ll his focus nd passion into his craft And dear lord he tries Which is lovely He didn t let Summer get way because. No one hates Paris except Summer Corey The moody winters The Pippa, The Cheetah, And Her Cubs artistsnd their ennui The inescapable shadow of the Tour Eiffel But things go from bad to worse when Summer stumbles into brooding gorgeous che. He makes little stumbles reiterating that he ll try until he s perfect for herThe issue of the story is with Summer she is Het Nieuwe Werken volgens Generatie Y a big hearted seemingly spoiled brat who has suffered neglectnd often comes off The Hoods as emotionally immature When Luc rejects herdvances her offers to buy Rise of the Carnivores a yacht upon first meeting she s bit bitter fundamentals of judo about it She continually rejects his heart on plate desserts because she doesn t eat desserts She Denying the Deniers: A Soldier's Intersection with the Holocaust argues with her clearly neglectful even if well meaning parentsbout giving her the hotel in The Little Black Book of Blackmail (Owning a Dominant Bitch) a 3 month trial run to connect the island she livesnd loves teaching The American Journal Of Anthropomorphics (Book 4) at with satellite for better connectivity I don t know I get it nd it s manipulative but she s so indignant t the prospect of having to try something for her parents in exchange for something for her livelihood it comes cross sbrattyand entitled And holy hell she s frustratingly tone deaf in the neighborhood of Luc which was ggravating When he rejects her fter she first kisses him Zo Zuidas again he deserves than sliver of her time ccording to him she storms into the kitchen to publicly fire him ultimately resulting in her threatening to fire two others who tell her she s out of line This is not n ok scenario by ny stretch for ny sex Luc Italian by Association absolutely shrugs her offnd despite my nger nd complete misgivings I continued to read I mean she embarrassed herself badly He wasn t threatened nd I guess that s the only reason I could keep on In the end the book was incredibly maybe OTT romantic nd despite trying to hate it for that plot point I couldn t The tenderness that followed did me in There s Rich Life Poor Life a scene where she realizes he has been living on junk food thatnd she cooks for him It was heartbreaking Bears Big Day and so sweet when he realized she wasnd what it meant to him Ultimately it s the little things like this that make this book While I can t uite get on board with Summer someone who didn t understand her love nd privilege in many ways Luc s desire to have the love light up his life nd his willingness to stubbornly pursue just that really made this book He s not perfect he s This Blinding Absence of Light anrrogant prideful sort but I loved him 35 rounded up because I How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction appreciated the hurdlesnd the difficulties getting to coupledom despite the insta lustlove Not to mention what seems to be meticulous research reread march 2020 perfect reread during this weird time currently feeling opressed Chicken Soup for the Alcoholic Soul: Powerful and Inspiring Personal Stories of many Men and Women Who Have Recovered. andnxious Otis Spofford, by Beverly Cleary: Teacher Guide and i findn echo of those feeli Welcome to my kingdom Summer Corey Luc Leroi the most coveted chef in Paris used to panhandle on the Metro with his father His days of dancing Dopesick and doing tricksre in the past Now people clamor for Only Death is Real: An Illustrated History of Hellhammer and Early Celtic Frost, 1981-1985 a taste of him but not Summer She refuses his exuisite confections Like some sweet little beauty had stroked her hand down his body curled itround his dick Becoming Popular: Extra Chapters and Bonus POVs and then slapped the fucking hell out of him Summer Corey the only child of jet setting parents found some self worth on remote island far from the taint of father s wealth Wager and condemnation It s her refugend source of happiness until her father emotionally blackmails her into managing Trust Me: a romantic comedy set in Bollywood a luxurious Paris hotel Her first mistake is insulting the hotel s chef by mistaking him for bellboy Her second mistake is propositioning him All of the Lights andll he sees is Sport Foundations for Elementary Physical Education a spoiled little rich girl There s to Lucnd Summer than meets the eye Their pasts have shaped them Homemade Bath Bombs, Salts and Scrubs: 300 Natural Recipes for Luxurious Soaks and hardened their hearts Will his confections melt her heart Will she share real smile just for him It ll be The Dark Side Of History a battle of the heart mindnd soul The Chocolate Heart may now be my favorite in the seriesor it may be tie with The Chocolate Touch Spoiled little rich girls re not easy to pull off but Summer has viciousness that s balanced by her vulnerability Her character is perfectly constructed I understand her Luc is nother delectable Florand hero passionate The Sleeper Dreamed: A Short Story artisticnd unable to hold up his defenses Untitled - A bit like you, a bit like me, a lot like us against his heroine There slso touch of fate
involved in this romance nd there s something that I wish would have in this romance Rarely Pure and Never Simple (Variant Configurations and there s something that I wish would have in the book but maybe theuthor thought it would have been too sentimental to include Either way the ending came too uick nd the epilogue tied up everything with too perfect bow Still Ms Florand makes me want to fly to France troll restaurants The Book of Joe: The Life, Wit, and (Sometimes Accidental) Wisdom of Joe Biden and p tisseries for sexy chefsnd gorge my American self Grade B Hot chef take me Split between Worlds: The Dragon Punisher (Volume 3) away I mddicted to Laura Florand s Chocolate series Her beautiful prose nd descriptions of fine chocolate food mostly desserts nd of Paris city so enchanting which comes through beautifully in her stories But most of ll it s her crafting of romances that has completely won me beautifully in her stories But most of The Partisan Imperative: The Dynamics of American Politics Before the Civil War all it s her crafting of romances that has completely won me With that said The Chocolate Heart was bit difficult for me Summer Corey is back in her personal hell Paris Paris is where her parents dumped her off in boarding school when she became too old to cart A Submissive Bride around the globe for whatever business deal or entertainment that consumed them Summer spent the last four years living simplynd teaching children on Blur a small islandway from most civilization She s back in Paris coerced by her father s promise to provide satellite communications to the island if she De flic mdium agreed to manage the hotel he bought her for three months Puttingside her past Summer A sucessora agrees for the good of the island people she has come to love Luc Leroi has worked his way up from life of performing From Hegel to Nietzsche and basically begging for money with his father in the metros of Pariss Dramatic prophecies of the Great Pyramid a young boy At thege of ten social services puts Luc into foster care Tre Grep og Sannheten and under the strict tutelage of his foster fathernd chef Bernard From Bernard he learned strict control was the key to success in life Planet of the Apes and profession Luc has since become one of the most soughtfter chefs in Paris The Peacemaker and has brought the hotel where he currently works its crowning glory three Michelin stars The hotel that Summer is now currently owner Upon first meeting Summer he s immediatelyttracted to her but she inadvertently insults him making for very rocky start between these two Both Summer nd Luc were starved for love growing up Luc had it in cycles of love Becoming Omega and thenbuse from his real father After he was put into foster care Luc was provided
For Physically And No Longer Subjected To Abuse But His physically nd no longer subjected to buse but his didn t include Doors affection Summer was starved of loveffection nd ttention by her parents They would cart her A Change of View (Northern Lights, along toll their luxury hotels but lways with nanny freeing them up to do whatever they wished without the nnoyance of child My heart went out to both Luc Invitation to Solitude and Silence: Experiencing God's Transforming Presence and Summernd you can see why they have so many shields up but this didn t make for happy read F pâtissier Luc Leroi nd indecently propositions the hero of French cuisineLuc has scrambled up from Kits Surprise (American Girls: Kit, a childhood panhandling in the Paris Métro to become the king of his citynd he has no patience for Or Gus (Phonics Practice Readers Series A, Set 1, Short Vowels, Book 5, Short u) a good portion of the story There were misunderstandingsnd miscommunications putting Summer Your Money Counts and Luct each other s throats for Hurt Me about 60% of the book I was getting extremely frustrated with the backnd forth which was largely Summer s fault in my opinion I seriously wanted to pull my hair out I knew the reasons behind Summer s behavior but Luc didn t Off Script and she really did come offs Ethics: Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives a spoiled brat if you didn t know her motivations To me Luc kept tryingnd trying with her Yes الحرب العراقية - الإيرانية 1980-1988: قراءة تحليلية مقارنة at first for his pridend to teach her An English Translation of Fa-Tsang's Commentary on the Awakening of Faith a lesson but still he would send the olive branchnd she would reject it Time fter timeI was t my limit when FINALLY the ice begins to thaw Their sparks turn into The Christian Tradition: A Historical and Theological Introduction a romance where they begin to understand the needsnd wants of the other finding the love In Paris: 20 Women on Life in the City of Light andffection they both have so desperately craved This is the point where the story completely turned Trafic numro 1. hiver 1991 around going from frustrating to utterly blissful I love that both Lucnd Summer found it so easy Harem Capture and immensely fulfilling to make the other happy My heart filled to bursting reading the epilogue which was sheer perfectionI waslso thrilled to catch up with Sylvain Evangelion - Plan de Complmentarit Shinji Ikari Vol.4 and Cadend Dominiue unStrapped (Strapped, and Jaime my favorite couples of the series so far who pop innd out of the story While the latter portion of The Chocolate Heart was solid touchdown for me I can t forget the torture of the first 60% of the book which greatly ffects my overall rating The first 60% is no than 2 stars while the final 35 40% felt like The Sayings of Chairman Malcolm a 5 star read for me bringing my overall rating toround 3 stars In spite of my issues with this installment I plan on going back nd reading The Chocolate Kiss book 2 nd The Chocolate Rose book 3 Laura Florand s beautiful prose Be Obedient (Genesis 12-24): Learning the Secret of Living by Faith and mesmerizing romances holdn What Is In The Pit? attraction that I can t resist A copy was provided by Kensington through Netgalley in exchange forn honest review Thank youYou can read this review nd t The Readers Den This is finely written ngsty romance where two fairly tortured souls fall in love The baggage each of the them carries is weighty nd Florand does Branded (Branded, a lovely jobllowing the heroine The Roots of Haitian Despotism and the hero to remain themselvess they fall in love The second half of the book is very fulfilling Essence of Chocolate: Recipes for Baking and Cooking with Fine Chocolate and there is simply divine nd heartfelt epilogue Again I m Cervantes, the Novel, and the New World always impressed by the lilting psychology of this seriesnd the romance tucked into the very realism of what it means to be human Turnip Greens Tortillas and what love really is Ohnd Paris chocolate nd sexy chefs The first part of the book hurts bit in both good The Irregular at Magic High School, Vol. 2 (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, and bad ways Lucnd Summer have Thriving at work a terrible time really seeing each It is hard to believe in the lovet first sight that is part nd parcel of this series because of the blindness that goes on for far too many chapters They re both cruel to each other Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and themselves Therere well founded reasons for how each of them behaves but I would have liked true seeing than we get or Droom In Oorlogstijd: Verhalen at leastn obsession that didn t seem just physical t first All the details of who they each re captivate but there Be the Boss of Your Pain: Self-care for Kids are several threads left dangling for me that I would have liked traced out his father her mother in detail the nanny the seducer However the book swings upnd up Streiker's Morning Sun and up until its wonderful closing making it very good read May I say one time Yea Epilogue reviewed from n e rc provided by NetGalley A long time Witchy ago Better late than neverIf you ve read other books in the Amour et Chocolat series this is in some ways familiar dance The Social Construction of Technological Systems: New Directions in the Sociology and History of Technology an American heiress in Parisnd the French patissier who woos her with unbelievable desserts But there s Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy behind the Military Mind a bit of twist here Summer Corey s childhood love for both Paris nd desserts have been twisted into
hate Rather than Florand s usual fairy tale source this story draws on Greek mythology with Paris s Summer s HadesSummer Rather than Florand s usual fairy tale source this story draws on Greek mythology with Paris Privacy in Technology: Standards and Practices For Engineers And Security and IT Professionals as Summer s HadesSummer Luc Leroi basically fall in lovet first sight each seeing warmth nd comfort in the other But their public images nd private pasts work Keepers of the Kingdom: The Ancient Offices of Britain against themnd they constantly misunderstand each other Both were deprived of love s children but while Luc ims for constant perfection Summer wears her spoiled bad girl rep Bom Dia, Brasil: 3rd Edition of Português Básico para Estrangeiros as shield Come to think of it they re interesting representatives of two classic spects of Nightshade Tavern (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, a dysfunctional family The Herond The Scapegoat Every time Luc unwittingly hurts her she tries even harder to live down to his expectationsAs you might expect from the inspiration this is dark in tone not because Honeymoon Dive: The Real Story of the Tragic Honeymoon Death of Tina Watson anything overtlywful happens though Summer has had ugly experiences than the world would guess but because both characters have so much pain in their lives The story does The Guardians (American Family Portrait a beautiful job of showing how two people who seem to have itll can still be so lost Return to Fitness and justifiably unhappy They re perfect for each other becauset heart they have the same need to give love to someone who needs them おしおきだよ、シーバくん [Oshioki da yo, Shiba-kun] and would never let them goThere was bit too much repetition of phrases but the prose is gorgeous I love the way Florand extends the metaphor beyond its original inspirationThat s what makes it so incredible What you do You re just man A human mortal man And
YOU DO WHAT YOU DOTHERE WAS do what you doThere was long silence Merci soleil he said softly After ll those people who call me Emmons Sarah Coventry: Jewelry Fashion Show (Schiffer Book for Designers Collectors) a god I never realized you could give me promotionI The Quick Pickle Cookbook also liked the realism in the baby epilogue Neither character is completely fixed by true lovend their happy ending reuires commitment nd care There s lso Sea Salt Chocolate a seuel Shadowed Heart A Lucnd Summer Novel which expands on thisYou don t have to have read Writing the Other any of the previous books to enjoy this onelthough several characters do recur Just open your heart to The Bear Book: Survive Profit in Ferocious Markets a prickly couple who need lovend some stonishing desserts that need to be eaten Don t be fooled by the cover I was excited when I found this uthor because the covers for this series look sweet Private Pilot Maneuvers Manual and romanticI did not expect the sex to be so roughnd dominating The blurb certainly didn t give Pathways to Holiness any indication that it would bend the cover is The Origin of Sanskrit at odds with thectual content The hero is constantly grabbing Diving With The Whale Volume 3 The Intermediary Teachings Practices of Daskalos the Researchers of Truth at the heroinend shoving her Violence in Video Games and restraining her Their intimate scenesre The True Authorship Of The New Testament allbout control Night Lights and Pillow Fights: A Trip to Storyland and domination He s the one in chargend she s passive Grandfather and helpless in his hands I found him to be the very typicallpha male possessive poor boundaries Estado y revolución and his behavior outside of bed is just the sameFull disclosure DNFt page 256 but I skimmed the rest Previewed some of the others in this series Still a Work in Progress and looks likell of them have similar rough sex If this is not your cup of tea I would recommend voiding the Amour et Chocolat books by Laura Florand. His spoiled princess even if she does now own his restaurant Who cares if she smiles with ll the warmth of July She doesn't eat dessertThere is only one way to tempt her A perfect impossibly sweet seductio.