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The Chocolate Thief

(Amour et Chocolat #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  4,664 ratings  ·  752 reviews

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 bra
Paperback, 303 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Stacia (the 2010 club)
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Someone who wants a romance to make you smile.
Stacia loses it in 5...

4.5 stars. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I probably over-gushed in my status updates but I don't care. I still feel like gushing. Let me have this. I don't do it very often.

I've never been a huge fan of most chick flicks but there's something about the feeling that I got while reading The Chocolate Thief which made me want to curl up on my couch and watch the couple from inside this book come to life, while starring in a pretty, magical world on my televis
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ♥Rachel♥ by: Keertana
Shelves: audio-book, favorites
4.5 Stars.

Reading (listening to) the The Chocolate Thief was a heady and sensual experience. Laura Florand completely bewitched me with her decadent descriptions of chocolate: making, tasting, and consuming and thoroughly swept me off my feet with a romance to die for. Oh my heart, Sylvain!!

Cade Corey’s family is famous for their Corey Chocolate Bars sold all over the world making her family worth billions. However, it’s been Cade’s dream to make a premium line of chocolate rather than her mass
I am glad I read The Chocolate Touch before this one because I enjoyed it much more and I am not sure this book would have kept me reading the series. The good parts of this book are the lovely Paris setting and all kinds of chocolate in the book. I had trouble connecting with this heroine and her actions and motivations were just somewhat strange. The hero was kind of confusing too, sometimes he was commanding and confident and others he seemed like a boy with low self-esteem. Overall a decent ...more
Apr 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
HOLY HOTNESS. I picked up The Chocolate Thief while taking a quick study break, but I didn't set it back down until I had devoured the entire novel. Frankly speaking, I am surprised no one has tried this combination before: chocolate and romance, all set against the backdrop of Paris? What's NOT to love? Although its cover just screams chick-lit, The Chocolate Thief is quite thankfully a little more sensual and deeper than that. While it may lack the depth most readers - including myself - crave ...more
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable light romance with delicious chocolate thrown in. Well narrated which added to the enjoyment of the book.
Wendy Darling
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Wendy Darling by: Karen
4.5 stars I've been told to read this author for years--why did I wait? The chocolate making and eating is to die for--and the chemistry is electric, too. ...more
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Angie by: Chachic
Shelves: good-uns, romance
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville

When one of your very good friends wholeheartedly recommends a book or series as one of her favorite contemporary romance series, you pay attention, yes? Which is why I didn't last long before picking up Laura Florand's THE CHOCOLATE THIEF after Chachic brought it to my attention a couple of weeks ago. I don't know if I would have discovered Florand otherwise, and I am just really happy that I did because this book is delicious. That cute cover doesn't hurt i
May 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Originally posted here.

Laura Florand is one of those authors whose books I really want to like, but never seem to work for me. Yet I keep buying them and giving her second and third chances. I can see why people like her books, but I’m never fully engaged. The problem is that she has great ideas and a lot of potential, but the execution is not quite there.

The Chocolate Thief is the story of Cade Corey. She’s the heiress of a Hershey's-like chocolate corporation, and she’s very passionate about
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it

I shouldn’t have made the mistake of reading The Chocolate Kiss (which was pretty mediocre compared to this) before reading The Chocolate Thief. This has beautiful writing, accompanied by amazing, likable characters in Cade Corey and Sylvain Marquis, who are both so strong and memorable. Their chemistry is just out of this world. I think The Amour et chocolat series is THE go-to series for anyone in the mood for a fuzzy, toe-curling romance.

My review of The Chocolate Kiss (BOOK 2)
Joy (joyous reads)
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
Billionaire heiress, Cade Corey is on a mission to stamp the name of the most prolific chocalatier on their brand. Getting Sylvain Marquis to agree, however, will prove to be a challenge. Negotiations fell apart; bribery only cost her, her self-respect. So when she can't get him to give her the time of day, she resorts to thievery. Awkwardness and so-so chemistry ensue.

Truth be told, I am not a fan of these two. Sylvain instantly gives credence to the stigma that the French people are snobs when
5 delicious stars

I'm feeling a bit lazy, so I'll be short, but I liked the book so much that I just had to share my love. :-)

Anyway, this book combines two to things that I simply adore:

1. Paris - the city of light

I love Paris, and seeing it through the eyes of the main characters was a true pleasure - Cade, an American, a stranger to the city, and Sylvain, a Frenchman, the way I imagine a true Parisian would be like - arrogant, snobby, but charming. Reading about all the places imagining I was
Jan 07, 2013 rated it liked it
The first four to five chapters made me think this book was going to be an utter waste of space, but both characters got significantly less annoying once they started sleeping together. There were still a lot of moments where I wanted to chuck it at a wall for being sexist though.

Also, if you're curious what some of the earlier stuff is like, I've summarized it for you here:

"And then he used his manly sex hands to chop sexy chocolate like sex. The sexy curls of dark chocolate sexily dropped to t
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super cute story high on romance and zero angst!

What's not to like?!

You've got the city of love...


and Romance...

I loved the chemistry between Cade and Sylvain! It was immediate..they despised each other - sorta :) - and wanted to jump each other at the same time. Sylvain had the secret to the most scrumptious chocolate on earth and Cade wanted it. He wasn't about to give it up.. and she wasn't about to let it go..

I really enjoyed this sweet easy romance.. I love to read b
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I actually liked this book more than I thought I would but it was silly. I guess I just couldn't buy each character's motivation. He was all 'I'm gonna make her love me through my chocolate' and she was all 'I'm going to break into his shop and be creepy' and then he was like 'she's stealing my stuff, that's so hot' and she was like 'breaking in is so intoxicating, I'm so turned on' and then he was like 'I caught you red-handed, you're mine' and so on and so forth. The sex scenes were pretty hot ...more
Mar 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Chachic by: Michelle
May 5, 2014 comments: I felt like rereading after I've been to Paris because I wanted to see what it felt like now that I'm more familiar with the setting. The writing is just as good as I remembered and the reading experience is even better because of the little details that I could relate to.

March 29, 2013 review:
Originally posted here.

I have to thank my good friend Michelle for introducing me to what has become one of my favorite contemporary romance series. I had a feeli
Oh lord. I was volun-told to read this by ANDREA. So, yeah.. thanks for making me suffer through this weird ass book.

The Chocolate Thief is a book that is about someone stealing chocolate recipes. I don't know why they thought this was a good plan..but they did. It was weird from the start and I just kind of sat down for the ride. In it you will meet Cade and Sylvain, Cade is very successful in the chocolate world and now has her sights on Sylvain's magical chocolate skills.

These two were way b
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wish Goodreads had a better way to signify the number of times one re-reads a book because, yes, I re-read this again. I felt far too nostalgic about leaving Seoul that I decided I needed Paris and, if it isn't already clear, The Chocolate Thief is my favorite Florand read. It's ideal for a re-read because it's both hilarious and sexy and though Florand does teary-eyed brilliantly, it's the kind of heavy that I can't handle more than once. But this book? I keep picking up on minor details upon ...more
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
ETA on 6/19: This was just so dang cute, even the second time around. And exactly what I needed on a crappy Monday when nothing was going right. A book about chocolate doesn't quite beat the real thing, but it's a close second.


Oh, this story was so cute! I legit cannot believe I started reading it right after I started trying to eat healthier, though, and prohibited all chocolate from passing my lips. Why would I torture myself like that? Also, HO-LY HELL! THAT SCENE ON THE STAIRS!!! That h
Loved this light-hearted romance! And it's quite impossible to not love the book when it has lots of fluffy romance, and also chocolates.

I didn't dislike the book, but I think I would've liked this a lot more if some things were changed.

One of my favourite trope-y things is the male and female protagonists hating one another! I liked that in this one, they dislike one another for quite some time. I really hate it when the synopsis plays it out to be that the two characters dislike one another...and then it's resolved after one or two scenes. I also liked the setting, plot and the characters (at times). So...where do I feel it wen
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: trash, 2019-read

Cade Courey does not like being told no. As part of the Courey chocolate family, Cade has been part of the chocolate industry her whole life and has been insanely successful. Her dream is to mass produce a gourmet chocolate bar and she wants Sylvain Marquis's name to do it with. Sylvain Marquis enjoys crafting his chocolate and he would never sell his artisan craft for money, but Cade refuses to take no for an answer.

I had a lot of issues with this book. First off, Cade was so narcissistic
Mandi Schreiner
Apr 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Cade Corey and her family own Corey Chocolate, the biggest chocolate distributor in the United States. Their chocolate bars sell at Walmart for $.33 and those coins have brought a billion dollars to her family. Always looking for something new, Cade decides she wants Parisian chocolatier, Sylvain Marquis’s name on a new line of their chocolate. Cade thinks it will be the perfect fit for Sylvain and it will bring her company more money. So off to Paris she goes.

What she doesn’t expect is for Sylv
The Chocolate Thief Review The Parisian sorcerer of artisan chocolate, handsome Frenchman Sylvain Marquis, and the American empress of chocolate bars, Cade Corey, play a decadent game of seduction and subterfuge that causes them both to melt with desire.
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. .
Jane Stewart
2 ½ stars. Story outline was lovely, but I could not enjoy it because I was repeatedly angry at unknown French words.

I am happy reading French as long as the translation is placed immediately after in parentheses. But that did not happen. Every time I saw a French word, my first thought was will it be translated? A few of them were translated a sentence or two later, but 95% were not. It kept taking me out of the story. The French words occurred about every second or third page. I took a college
4 stars

I've seen this series recommended a few times, but for some reason (maybe due to the titles?) I thought/feared it would be too sweet and cheesy for my taste. I ended up pleasantly surprised, the writing is really good.

In the beginning I really didn't like the hero (I ended up liking him once I got to understand him better), I wasn't thrilled by the instant attraction between the leads and I hated that they fantasized about each other despite apparent dislike between them. I actually wasn'
3.5 stars

I feels like I'm in heaven while reading this book. The detailed description of chocolate making had me drooling over and those French words had me in constant dreamy sigh. Although most of the time I don't know heck about the meaning, they just sounds so sexy. I do tried to get some translated whenever I had access to the wifi.

"Je t'aime".


Our heroine Cade Corey had a rather masculine name that initially I misunderstood as the hero of the book. She is the heiress of the Corey Bars
Olga Godim
Jul 22, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
This book blends Paris, chocolate, and a love story in one delicious package, as sensual and bitter-sweet as only French chocolate can be. The heroine Cade Corey is the heir to an American chocolate empire, something like Mars. The Coreys’ most popular chocolate bars, factory-produced, cost 33 cents at Walmart. You can imagine their quality, but the tradition has persisted for three generations.
The hero Sylvain is the best artisan chocolatier in Paris. His hand-made, gourmet chocolate serves on
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


★Finally a book where Paris doesn't look or sound like Disneyworld.
★Finally an english speaking romance author that gets the French RIGHT!
(I can guarantee there was no use of Google Translate here.)
★Finally a book for all chocolate lovers!
★Finally a book filled with humor and swooning romance!
★Finally a book with a sassy heroine who gets what SHE damn wants!

If I could give a "picky french stamp of approval", I would! Laura Florand is definitely my go to and h
Reread: March 2017


Reread: June 2016

Laura Florand is one of my go-to authors whenever I feel like taking a break; something about her writing always makes me feel good. I've skim-read this one a few times but this is my first proper reread, and I still very much enjoyed Cade and Sylvain's story,

so this is going to be just me listing down all the things I love about it:

- I remember finding Sylvain oh so infuriating the first time I read (he still is, that man)
- and I truly love how Ca
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This has really become quite the comfort read for me. I've read it many times now and it's still as swoon-worthy as ever. Sylvain is everything.

This is a laugh-out-loud rom com, and I highly recommend it. The story is so funny that it kept me reading, and the hero... wah! a shy brooding hero with long dark hair, like a 90's Johnny Depp, prone to a bit of dramatics, with a heart of glass? yes, please.

The heroine wasn't my cup of tea in my first read but she's grown on me. I could sympathise
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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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