The Chocolate Thief

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The Chocolate Thief

By Laura Florand

Kensington Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780758269409, 303pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2012

Breathtakingly beautiful, the City of Light seduces the senses, its cobbled streets thrumming with possibility. For American Cade Corey, it's a dream come true, if only she can get one infuriating French chocolatier to sign on the dotted line. . .
Melting, yielding yet firm, exotic, its secrets are intimately known to Sylvain Marquis. But turn them over to a brash American waving a fistful of dollars? Jamais. Not unless there's something much more delectable on the table. . .
Stolen Pleasure
Whether confections taken from a locked shop or kisses in the dark, is there anything sweeter?
Praise for Laura Florand and her novels
"Charming and laugh-out-loud funny."--"New York Times" bestselling author Deborah Smith
"Readers will be happy to live vicariously in Laura's French fairytale."-"Booklist"
"Frothy, French confection of a novel."--"Publishers Weekly"
"Both sensual and sweet. . .a story that melts in your mouth " -"USA Today" bestselling author Christie Ridgway.

About the Author
A Fulbright Scholar, Laura Florand has lived in France, Spain, and French Polynesia. For the past several years, she has divided her time between France and the United States.She teaches French at Duke University in North Carolina.

Laura Florand has reviewed restaurants for "Time Out Paris" and has published articles on her travel experiences with various publications, including "Travelers' Tales" and "Transitions Abroad". A former journalist, she has a string of feature articles to her credit, as well as poetry, short stories, scholarly articles, and translations.

She frequently publicizes departmental events to local papers and is responsible for the marketing of her Polynesian dance group, a popular performance group in North Carolina.