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The Chocolate Kiss (Amour et Chocolat #2)

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The Heart of Paris

Welcome to La Maison des Sorcieres. Where the window display is an enchanted forest of sweets, a collection of conical hats delights the eye and the habitues nibble chocolate witches from fanciful mismatched china. While in their tiny blue kitchen, Magalie Chaudron and her two aunts stir wishes into bubbling pots of heavenly chocolat chaud.

But no amount o
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Paperback, 342 pages
Published December 24th 2012 by Kensington (first published January 1st 2012)
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Wendy Darling
This book is basically a big macaron orgasm. *heart eyes*
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Sep 30, 2014 Stacia (the 2010 club) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the first Neighbor From Hell book or the movie You've Got Mail
Sometimes, lowering your expectations is a good thing. You might end up getting more than you thought you would.

He knew their bad start was getting even worse, and he loved it.

A few people warned me that The Chocolate Kiss didn't have the same magic as its predecessor, The Chocolate Thief, and this is true.

But that doesn't mean this book isn't magical in its own right. It's just a different kind of magic. Where book 1 was sparkles, rainbows, and unicorns, book 2 was more like a rabbit being
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♥Rachel♥
Feb 15, 2014 ♥Rachel♥ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, audio-book
4.5 Stars

It’s no secret by now that I’m in love with Laura Florand’s Amour et Chocolat series. The Chocolate Kiss was another lovely installment full delicious desserts, decadent chocolate, and a passionate romance!

Magalie Chaudron works at her aunt’s magical tea and treats shop, La Maison des Sorcieres, conjuring up chocolat chaud (or hot chocolate) to die for. Magalie loves her life, working for her aunts and living above the shop in her tiny but glorious Parisian apartment. (I want to live t
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Keertana
Apr 28, 2013 Keertana rated it liked it
I sat up till 1 AM with The Chocolate Kiss, waiting for the moment when the magic of The Chocolate Thief would be re-captured, but to no avail. I fell asleep with my lights on, dreaming of witches and chocolates and pastries and Sylvain Marquis...not Philippe Lyonnais. Needless to say, that would make him rather upset, I imagine, but he had tough competition. As a companion novel to The Chocolate Thief, this installment of cute chick-lit romance is adorable and charming, but it failed to make me ...more
Joy (joyous reads)
May 09, 2015 Joy (joyous reads) rated it liked it
This one was slightly better than Chocolate Thief, though frustration is, once again, the prevalent emotion throughout this novel.

Slightly fantastical, The Chocolate Kiss tells the story of Magalie and Phillipe Lyonnaise. Magalie finally found the stability her parents couldn’t give her; and in an island in the middle of Paris, her aunts and their seemingly enchanted tea shop is the place she can finally call home. Everything is threatened when Phillipe Lyonnaise moves in the neighbourhood, howe
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willaful
I was a little nervous starting this. Florand had two five star books in a row, for me -- could she possibly pull off a hat trick? Yes. Yes she could.

Magalie, the daughter of a trans-continental marriage, spent her youth being shuttled between France and America. As an adult, she made the most secure, permanent home possible for herself in the whimsical, witch themed chocolate shop of her aunts, cooking chocolat chaud that she infuses with appropriate wishes for its drinkers. (One of these fortu
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Mandi Schreiner
Dec 29, 2012 Mandi Schreiner rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Adorable, charming, whimsical. These are the words that first came to mind when I finished this book. I read it in one sitting and was completely immersed in the world. I felt like I was in Paris, in a tiny chocolate shop. That I could almost smell the hot chocolate and see the adorable chocolate window displays the author so meticulously and wonderfully details in this book. And the let’s not forget the sexy romance that develops between Philippe Lyonnais, world famous pastry chef and Magalie C ...more
Chachic
Jul 31, 2014 Chachic rated it really liked it
Recommended to Chachic by: Michelle
July 2014 reread: Amour et Florand made me want to reread The Chocolate Kiss (recently reread The Chocolate Thief too) and it's just as good as I remembered. I love the seduction using desserts and hot chocolate.

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April 2013 review:
Originally posted here.

The Chocolate Kiss is the second book in Laura Florand's Amour Et Chocolat series. Featuring top chocolatiers in Paris, these books focus on hot guys who make delectable desserts. What's not to like? I loved The Chocolate T
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Rachel Regina
Overall rating: 4.25 "Witch" stars!

Triggers:
Cheating: (view spoiler)
Love triangle: (view spoiler)
Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)
Intimate pasts: (view spoiler)
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Angie
Apr 23, 2013 Angie rated it really liked it
Recommended to Angie by: Chachic
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville

These darling covers continue to delight me. I am such a sucker for a good silhouette, and the multicolored macarons on this one really do lend it just the right whimsical air. I could hardly wait for my copy of THE CHOCOLATE KISS to arrive once I'd finished The Chocolate Thief. It was just such a delightful surprise of a read, made that much sweeter by the knowledge that there were two more books in the series already out there just waiting for me. As feelin
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Nafiza
Nov 08, 2015 Nafiza rated it did not like it
Shelves: library, 2015
3.5 I enjoyed this though the whole invading her apartment was very problematic for me.
Deniz
A fun and cute romance novel set in Paris. That simply enchanted me!


Chocolate kiss follows the usual line of Romance Chick-lits, is packed with cliches and very predictable.
BUT who cares?! If it stars a tawny, blue eyed, tall, well built gorgeous french dude that creates this for her



Honestly he had me at french dude… but a man that makes macaroons? the best in Paris?
That alone should be sufficient to give 5stars…. ;)

It's a sweet and fast read. With many aspects that I really enjoyed. But its no
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Karen
Review:
The Chocolate Kiss was a love story that felt so fresh in comparison to the typical romances that I've been reading. So many books these days just go for the sex to solve everything but The Chocolate Kiss was more about creating an ambiance using the romantic setting of Paris as it’s backdrop to it’s full advantage.

I adore stories that feature chefs and food anyway but the rivalry and blossoming romance between Magalie and Philippe is just mouthwateringly delicious.

Magalie has built so m
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Roksana
YES! This romance was as equally sweet as chocolate and would never forget the vivid, imaginary scenes of "utter indulgence" in eating chocolate cake! I have to give it to the author for her imaginary talent in providing scenes that "are so real" you think you are "there" experiencing it! Very rarely I come across an author that has that ability to craft her writing in a way that is so authentic and factual...you will never get lost in her writing..its written with magical touch of scenery and i ...more
Alexa
FIRST THOUGHTS: What a lovely combination of contemporary romance and fairy tale elements!
Mireille
Jul 28, 2015 Mireille rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Shelves: romance, read-in-2013
OH MY GOD THIS WAS SO GREAT. Is it just me or did Laura Florand lock down the perfect recipe for romance? Paris! Handsome, confident, competent dudes who are really really into awesome, tridimensional ladies! Really hot sex! CHOCOLATE, SO MUCH CHOCOLATE.

Ugh, it made me so hungry (... in more than one way). I could just imagine eating the macarons every time Magalie almost did. And it feel reductive to say that the sex scenes were hot because they were so much more than just sex scenes, they wer
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Racquel
Jan 19, 2015 Racquel rated it it was amazing
More like 11 billion stars.
I loved it so much, I CAN'T EVEN!!!! New favorite for sure. I'm going to reread the heck out this book so many times, it's not even funny.
It's *such* a Racquel book. Philippe an Magalie are rivals in the beginning and Magalie pretty much hates Philippe and the way everything changes it was all just so magical. A subtle, beautiful magical book. Hate-to-love is kind of my favorite thing ever and subtle and quiet are the flavor I like books to be in so yeah I LOOOOOOVED T
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Andrea
Jul 31, 2014 Andrea rated it it was amazing
TEN STARS. Absolute perfection.

Never have I read a book with so much passion, sensuality, and longing as The Chocolate Kiss. To be perfectly honest, I can't even write a true review of The Chocolate Kiss because I'm a jumbled-up mess of word vomit and big feelings. I'm basically keeping myself on a tight leash here. I can't really wrap my mind around the ways I loved the story.

I went into The Chocolate Kiss expecting an amazing story. I have no hesitation with my expectations because this is the
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Maria Rose
Laura Florand has delivered a sensual delight in this second book of her Amour et Chocolat series.

Set in Paris, the city of lights (and love), this book follows the romance between Magalie Chaudron, a young woman who runs a small chocolate and tea salon with her two aunts in an unobtrusive and somewhat hidden area of Paris , and Philippe Lyonnais, a renowned Parisian pastry chef who decides to set up a new bakery nearby.

The characters of Magalie and Philippe are slowly revealed as the book progr
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Heidi
Dec 11, 2012 Heidi rated it really liked it
Three and a half stars: An antagonistic romance that explodes with chocolate goodness!

Magalie stirs another wish into the sweet, bubbling pot of chocolate. She is always making wishes for all the would be princesses who enter her aunts' shop. She is content with her life in Paris tucked away in the quiet chocolate shop, or is she? Disaster strikes when Magalie and her aunts learn that there is a new store opening on their street. The quiet island has hosted their little chocolate shop for years
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Holly
Jun 21, 2013 Holly rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
Originally published at Book Harbinger.

The second book in Laura Florand's Amour et Chocolate series features La Maison des Sorcieres, a tiny salon de thé famed for its special tea, chocolate chaud, and a window display of enchanted castles and chocolate witches. After a childhood of constantly moving back and forth between the US an France, Magalie Chaudron is content to leave her nomadic life behind and finally settle in one place. In her small kitchen, she stirs wishes into the cups of her hab
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Deniz
Jul 29, 2015 Deniz rated it liked it
3.5 Stars
Did listen to the audiobook
And I still like and dislike the same things as the last time around... BUT the narration was annoying at times. Why give the characters french accents in dialogues?!! They actually speaking french to each other... so odd. seriously! Hence rounded down.
Buuuut will probably whispersync the next book in the series as well- am in the mood for sensual food tales and missing Paris atm


Ari
Feb 03, 2015 Ari rated it really liked it
4.5 really. So different from the other books I've read in the series, this one is such a stand alone in style alone! Almost edging into a magical realism but with chocolate. It fits the theme of Magalie's chocolate witches' brew, but it extends so beautifully across the board to the island, her aunts, even Philippe owns his role was the beast prince. HONESTLY SO LOVELY.
Beth
Dec 11, 2014 Beth rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
I don't know. I didn't like this much. Not the writing, or the two main characters, or the relationship. I want to write something smart about feminism and women, only I've got the barest threads of ideas about that, and I don't really want to reread the book to solidify them into something meaningful.
Valerie
May 10, 2013 Valerie rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, 2013
I didn't think it was possible but I liked this more than The Chocolate Thief. I was enchanted by the whimsy and I loved all the references to princes, witches, towers and how those fairytale references came into play in the story. I absolutely loved all the characters from the get-go too. Magalie's journey really resonated with me and I loved how much heart this book had. I wasn't expecting to be so enticed by macarons since I've never actually eaten one, but I'm now thinking I need to find a p ...more
Brandy Painter
This book is oh so good. I loved the magic and whimsy of La Maison des Sorcieres. The romance is exactly the sort of challenging one I adore too. I was really able to relate to Magalie's character and all her issues. Sometimes a little too well, she's very well written. I moved around a lot as a kid too and am in recovery still from a lot of the same issues. Overall, very well done and well written. I'm so happy to have discovered these book. One drawback is that it gave me a ridiculous craving ...more
Katie(babs)
Jan 17, 2013 Katie(babs) rated it liked it
This was an adorable read that shows the sights and sounds of Paris perfectly and gives in to your craving and chocolate (I gained 10 pounds while reading I think). So much LOL snark between the H/H. Their annoyance with one another that turns into a deep attraction is one of the highlights in reading.

I wish I knew how it all ended because for some reason the last section is missing! I got this from Netgalley so I don't know if there was an oops on the way it was uploaded *sob*.

Lara
Feb 02, 2014 Lara rated it really liked it
I adored this. For some reason I'd been having trouble finding a book I could stick with - this is the first one I finished in 2014 but far from the first I started - but Magalie caught me from the beginning and never let me go. The UST was simultaneously off-the-charts hot and also hilarious, both Philippe and Magalie ended up thinking the most ridiculous things about each other in the midst of sexual frustration, and it was more fun than usual to sit here with an omniscient POV and know for su ...more
Patty
“A warm voice, not loud but so rich in life that it filled the entire shop, wrapped itself around Magalie and held her, making her strain with startled indignation against the urge to shiver in delight.” p. 11-12

A big thank you to NPR for their list, Happily Ever After, http://www.npr.org/2015/07/29/4267318.... This is the first romance I have read from the list and it was great fun. I had not heard of Laura Florand and now I want to read more.

It has been about two months since I picked up a ro
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Katie
Jul 30, 2015 Katie rated it it was ok
didn't really work for me. i loved the bits of magical realism, but couldn't really get into the characters. he was just too pushy and steamrolled over her explicit requests for space.
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Laura Florand is the international bestselling and award-winning author of fifteen books, including the Vie en Roses series (Once Upon a Rose), the Paris Hearts series (All for You), and the Amour et Chocolat series (The Chocolate Thief). Selected by NPR for their Top 100 Romance list, her books have appeared in ten languages, been nominated for RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Book of the Year, received ...more
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“It’s true that if
friends can never count on you being there the next time
they need you, the place they leave for you might be very
small. That’s self-defense. If you abandon people—even if it’s
not your fault—they will eventually get over you and find
someone else. Good for them. But you’re an adult now, and
you can build things as deep and as long-lasting as you want
to. I wish you wouldn’t underestimate your ability to make
people love you. - Aunt Aja”
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“She loved sinking into her bed on evenings like this, but apparently she shouldn't, because it worried her aunts, who thought she ought to be out dancing. It worried her a little bit, too, because what if they were right, and because sometimes a great loneliness welled up in her and threatened all the dams she built to hold it back. You couldn't cure loneliness by wallowing in it, up above the world, on an island removed from everything. She knew that. But she had such a hard time with all the cures. They seemed rough and brusque and brutal, as if they abused her skin with a pot scrubber . . . forcing herself into a mass of people, a stranger among strangers. . . . But it was much more tempting to curl up with a book under her thick white comforter.

Still, sometimes after she curled up, she regretted her lack of courage and felt bleakly lonely.

It was important to have a really good book.”
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