The Chocolate Touch
By Laura Florand
(Kensington Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780758286321, 298pp.)
Publication Date: July 2013
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La Vie en Chocolat
Dominique Richard's reputation says it all--wild past, wilder flavors, black leather and smoldering heat. Jaime Corey is hardly the first woman to be drawn to all that dark, delicious danger. Sitting in Dom's opulent chocolaterie in Paris day after day, she lets his decadent creations restore her weary body and spirit, understanding that the man himself is entirely beyond her grasp.
Until he touches her. . .
Chocolate, Dominique understands--from the biting tang of lime-caramel to the most complex infusions of jasmine, lemon-thyme, and cayenne. But this shy, freckled American who sits alone in his salon, quietly sampling his exquisite confections as if she can't get enough of them--enough of him--is something else. She has secrets too, he can tell. Of course if she really knew him, she would run.
Yet once you have spotted your heart's true craving, simply looking is no longer enough. . .
Praise for Laura Florand and her novels
"I adored this story. . .Paris, chocolate, and romance, all in one hilarious package." --"New York Times "bestelling author Eloisa James
"Readers will devour this frothy, fun novel."--"Booklist"
"Both sensual and sweet. . .a story that melts in your mouth " --"USA Today " bestselling author Christie Ridgway.
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.