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"This is fast-becoming one of my favorite and most-anticipated series . . . a very adorable, well-done romance." - USA Today
"Gorgeously written, in that way that sort of creeps through my entire body and makes me shiver with delight."- Dear Author Recommended Read
"Each time I open a book by Ms. Florand I am transported to another world, one of food, passion, love and joy." - Fiction Vixen
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Laura Florand burst on the contemporary romance scene in 2012 with heraward-winning Amour et Chocolat series. Since then, her books haveappeared in ten languages, been named among the Best Books of the Yearby Romantic Times and Barnes & Noble, received the RT Seal ofExcellence and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal,and Booklist, and been recommended by NPR, USA Today, and The WallStreet Journal, among others. In 2015, NPR gave her the enormous honorof naming her Chocolate Kiss to its list of the Top 100 Romances.
After a Fulbright year in Tahiti and backpacking everywhere from New Zealandto Greece, and several years living in Madrid and Paris, Laura nowteaches 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.
- ASIN : B00BPYGP0O
- Publisher : Kensington Books (August 1, 2013)
- Publication date : August 1, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 778 KB
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- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 305 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #489,092 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Both major characters have massive insecurities. Jaime thinks men are only dating her for her money and there’s her lack of self-worth in not being able to do good because she was still recovering from an assault. Dom’s childhood traumas involving domestic violence and abandonment still affect his image of himself even as an adult. Both of their reactions to professions of love from the other are heartbreaking.
With Ms. Florand’s signature evocative food and Paris descriptions, inclusion of characters from previous books, and intense romance between a French chocolatier/pattisier and an American heiress, The Chocolate Touch is another fantastic installment in this decadent series.
I wanted more plot. This was mostly internal angst about not feeling good enough for the other.
EXAMPLES OF CONFLICTS:
Jaime keeps her name and wealth a secret. After they are having a wonderful sexual relationship, she tells Dom she has money to live on if she needs it, but she doesn’t say how much. Immediately he becomes angry thinking “She was some kind of privileged princess...Crawling in the muck (with him - slumming).”
Jaime has a low self image and thinks “How could she ask him to stick himself with a woman who couldn’t rise above anything?”
Dom’s father beat him and his mother. Dom fears he might become abusive like his father. He thinks he’s not perfect enough for her.
Dom says “I want you to promise never to leave me. But I won’t believe you if you (promise).” Jaime says “I want you to promise never to let me go. But it’s hard to believe I have the right.”
I was annoyed with so many French words that I did not understand. I wish the author put translations in italics or parentheses after them. She did that occasionally, but not with most. The most frequent French word was Putain. I looked it up in Google translate which said whore or prostitute. That didn’t make sense since Dom frequently used it with Jaime. That would be an insult. I think it must be like the f-word or a swear word - not the Google definition. Here’s one of his sentences. “That sounds like a good place to start over. With only you. Putain, I would love to have a base like that.”
COVER PICTURE WRONG:
Dom has shaggy rebel black hair. Dom felt bigger than most men, oversized and clumsy. His hands were giant, hard laborer’s hands. The guy on the cover looks delicate and slim with neat short hair.
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 290 pages. Swearing language: strong but not often used. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: about 5, a few long. Setting: current day Paris, France. Copyright: 2013. Genre: contemporary romance.
The Chocolate Touch is everything. I won't go into detail because it's just like chocolate, you can describe it, but really you have to taste it, you have to experience it. Ms Florand is simply as BRILLIANT as the artists she writes about. Thank you for sharing this gift with us. Don't ever stop!