The Chocolate Rose (Amour et Chocolat, La Vie en Roses)

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From Reviewers Choice Best Book of the Year nominee and international bestselling author Laura Florand:
 
Her father's worst enemy...
Top chef Gabriel Delange never forgave his old nemesis Pierre Manon for all the other chef had cost him.
One stolen rose...
And he most certainly couldn't stand the sight of his own most famous dessert, the legendary Rose, claimed as Pierre's own on the cover of his new cookbook.
A beast's substitute victim...
But even Gabriel could hardly go through with a lawsuit when he learned the older chef had just had a stroke.  Especially not when Pierre had one very cute daughter willing to be Gabriel's victim instead.
A fascinated beauty...
As a child, Jolie Manon had seen her family torn apart by her top chef father's obsession with his work. As a food writer, she might be fascinated with a chef's work, but she knew how to guard her heart.  She would never allow another chef into her life. 
Unless he blackmailed her into it...
Welcome to the heat and sun of Provence, where jasmine and roses climb up old colored walls, where fountains play in ancient stone villages, and where even a beast can prove he is a prince at heart...
 
Also available in La Vie en Roses series
Turning Up the Heat (a prequel novella, Léa and Daniel's story)
Once Upon a Rose (Book 1, Matthieu and Layla's story)
A Wish Upon Jasmine (Book 2, Damien and Jasmin's story)
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Praise for Laura Florand and her novels
"I adored this story...Paris, chocolate, and romance, all in one hilarious package."--New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James

"It's like when you find that amazing piece of chocolate -- you take a bite, and it sits on your tongue and melts into a pool of liquid heaven." - RT Book Reviews

"Seriously, get this book. Thank me later. Once you wash the melted chocolate off your hands..." - USA Today bestselling author Donna Kauffman

"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

"One of the cleverest, most persuasive enemies-to-lovers stories I've read in a long time."--Dear Author Recommended Read for The Chocolate Kiss

"A lovely confection of a contemporary romance."--Dear Author Recommended Read for The Chocolate Thief

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Laura Florand burst on the contemporary romance scene in 2012 with her award-winning Amour et Chocolat series. Since then, her books have appeared in ten languages, been named among the Best Books of the Year by Romantic Times and Barnes & Noble, received the RT Seal of Excellence and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist, and been recommended by NPR, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. In 2015, NPR gave her the enormous honor of naming her Chocolate Kiss to its list of the Top 100 Romances.

After a Fulbright year in Tahiti and backpacking everywhere from New Zealand to Greece, and several years living in Madrid and Paris, Laura now teaches Romance Studies at Duke University. Contrary to popular opinion, this means she primarily teaches French language and culture and does a great deal of research on French gastronomy, particularly chocolate. For more information, please see her website: lauraflorand.com.

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A shorter, but just a sweet, tale that will not disappoint Florand's numerous fans. Jolie Manon is a kind, giving character with a healthy dash of modernity and sex appeal, while Gabriel Delange is a socially inept, brutally frank Adonis of the kitchen. Their sparks are instantaneous, despite the legal complications that lies between them, and the explanation of kitchen hierarchy is fascinating to learn about. Nothing about this brief tale is boring, and the only true criticism is that it is over far too soon.-- RT Book Reviews

Gabriel falls hard and fast and he is the one who has to persuade Jolie to take a chance on love. He is the more vulnerable character, and it is a nice contrast to his beastly side. This book is so romantic and sexy, and the inclusion of all the cooking and food scenes makes it really fun. -- USA Today, Recommended Read

Each time I open one of Ms. Florand's books I am captivated by her imagery, the life she brings to these huge personalities and her creative way of telling a story that revolves around food.  With only two books read I can easily say I am turning into a huge fan and cannot wait for the next one. -- Fiction Vixen

"[Florand] has a way of making you feel like you are in France. Making you feel like you are in Gabriel's frantic, fantastic kitchen watching him work and trying to taste his food. She makes the setting come alive and she integrates not only the setting but Gabriel's profession which is so much a part of him into the story and into the romance. Speaking of the romance, Laura Florand writes such great chemistry. In both the Rose and the Kiss, the hero and heroine start out as enemies of sorts, but she uses those raw emotions to propel their sexual tension into new heights." -- Smexybooks

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