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The Chocolate Temptation

(Amour et Chocolat #6)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  1,227 ratings  ·  173 reviews
She hated him.
Patrick Chevalier. The charming, laid-back, golden second-in-command of the Paris pastry kitchen where Sarah worked as intern, who made everything she failed at seem so easy, and who could have every woman he winked at falling for him without even trying. She hated him, but she’d risked too much for this dream to give up on it and walk out just so he wouldn’t
ebook, 275 pages
Published January 15th 2014 (first published January 14th 2014)
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Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The Chocolate Temptation was so, so lovely! The Amour et Chocolate series continues to bewitch and seduce me, and has become one of my all-time favorite adult romances series to date.

Patrick is the second to Luc Leroi, the head chef in the pastry kitchen of Hotel de Leuce in Paris with coveted and prestigious three Michelin stars. The pressure and pace in the kitchen is grueling and only the best-of-the-best work there. Yet, Patrick runs things with charm and an easy going grace, a calming and
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I can always rely on Laura Florand for a butterflies-in-my-stomach read, especially on a cold winter day when all I'm really craving is chocolate from one of these kitchens she writes about. The Chocolate Temptation follows Patrick, the suave second to Luc Leroi we met in The Chocolate Heart. You remember him, don't you? Always ready with a smile, a laugh, and a swoon-worthy face to lighten up your day. It's just too bad Sarah, the young American intern in Leroi's kitchen, doesn't think so. Afte ...more

DNF at 44%

I'm done! Patrick is such a manipulating asshole, and Sarah is just a f****k doormat ( why? Because she's Asian? :/) that at this point I just can't force myself to read another page.
And don't even get me started on sexual harassment accusations: she works under his orientation, and he has been playing with her!
So, yeah, no. You fooled me well, Patrick. I thought you were a sane/ funny kind of person.
Instead you're a manipulating psycho. -_-
This new book is the series is simply an exquisite romance. It sparkles and gleams with all the best aspects of the Romance genre. The sensuality and emotionality combine to give reader something that feels once in a lifetime in terms of reading love stories. You feel how the characters feel. You must hold on to this one.

In my opinion, Laura Florand is among the best Romance writers publishing today. I haven’t read a book by her yet that I have not adored.

I so enjoyed this character driven sto
First read; Aug 2015:

3.5 stars

I forgot that I haven't finished this series yet, eep. anyway, Laura Florand wows as always with her gorgeous description of food.

Reread; June 2016:

I dunno why I didn't give this a 4 because it's pretty fantastic so I'm remedying that now. I just want to hug Patrick ok ok ok and also Sarah

I just want to hug them both and never let go.

Reread; May 2017

I'm always entertained by how huge of a crush Patrick has on Sarah.
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sarah is five months into her six-month internship in one of the best pastry kitchens in the world, yet she still doesn’t feel worthy. From California, she left her engineering job, told her Korean-born mother she needed something more in life, and moved to Paris. Since day one, she has been in love with Patrick, the second in command in this very busy, prestigious hotel kitchen. Patrick is a star, having earned a collar which tells everyone he is one of the best, but Luc the head chef, is his f ...more
Jan 18, 2014 rated it liked it
I went back and forth so many times about whether to give this 3 or 4 stars. Because while the book was engrossing and so dang well-written like everything Florand writes is, at the same time, I hit this point about 3/4 of the way through when I just wanted the conflict to resolve already. The characters' problems started feeling a little old, and I just wanted them to hurry up and figure it out. The other issue I had with this book was that I spent pretty much all of it wanting Sarah to be more ...more
Michelle [Helen Geek]
01/19/2014 --

Overall Rating = 4.5 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 4 / 3.5 / 5 = 4 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 4 Stars
Character Development = 4 Stars
Story Appreciation = 5 Stars
Worth the Chili = 4 Stars -- [$4.99 on Amazon]
Smexy [HEAT] Rating = Mild, Intimacy is OFF the Charts!
313 pages

Wow! Not sure what to say about this one. I wasn't expecting the experience I received. I rec'd this to a friend who I think will understand my deep emotion in this one. I had good bumps through most of it. A
Okay, so first of all this book is FILTHY, and I mean that in the best of all possible ways. These books are always deliciously dirty, but between Patrick's inner monologue about the ways Sarah isn't safe from him and the actual tying him up, I was fully invested in the sex aspect of this book.

Second, I am very impressed with how well this functions as a companion book to The Chocolate Heart and yet stands completely on its own. You can absolutely read one without the other, but they're both the
Nov 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-of-2014
Originally posted here.

Apparently I've had a draft of a review for The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand sitting in my dashboard for the past few months. I dusted it off and tweaked it just in time for Amour et Florand this weekend. It’s always a pleasure to read a book by one of your favorite authors. The Chocolate Temptation is part of the Amour et Chocolat series and the books can be read out of order because they stand well enough on their own. However, the characters in The Chocolat
This book wasn't exactly instalovey because they'd been circling one another for months without the other realizing it, but I really felt like it was instalove. They go from colleagues to staying at one another's apartments within a week or so. And this is me assuming it was a week because it goes from Sarah having "a little over a month" remaining as their intern, to having four weeks left by the end.

Unlike the first book that I read by Florand, I really liked the male lead in this one. Patrick
I've been taking my time with the Florand books, but was in a mood, so it was finally time to read this one and ohhhh. So great.

I've had crushes on a lot of guys like Patrick, so I could relate a lot to the feeling of, "Oh, this golden boy could never like ME." That was just so well done and I liked how Sarah had trouble accepting it even when she KNEW better.

(And oh Patrick. How hard he worked to disguise how hard he worked!)

I also really loved that both of them were still exploring their dream
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I gave The Chocolate Temptation five stars, but that almost hurts me to do so. I want to give this book an infinite amount of stars. The Chocolate Temptation is hard for me to wrap my head around and articulate everything I want to say about it. Several of my friends have reviewed it and have done a far better job.

Sarah Lin is nearing the end of her term as intern in the best pastry kitchen in Paris. It is demanding and exhausting work, but it is her dream. Sarah believes she is failing, always
Source: Review copy provided by the author for my honest review:

There's something about this series - the evocative prose, the over the top passionate characters and the drool worthy food descriptions that sends me to my happy escapist reader place.

This series has a formula. The men are broody, controlling and confident. They come barreling through all demanding in pursuit of love but the women give right back and make them work for it. They love BIG. The stories are super angsty. I mean all o
Jun 14, 2014 rated it did not like it
Ergh, I wanted to stop at that chapter when Patrick went all creeper on Sarah during the night he walked her to her apt with the excuse of wanting to borrow an umbrella. (SPOILER- he had STOLEN her umbrella so he could have an excuse to stay at her apt- he even kindly thought about quietly returning the umbrella in the morning when he left.) Are you kidding me? This guy is crazy, not romantic. But I wanted to see if this train wreck was going to fix itself or continue on its path to destruction. ...more
Brandy Painter
Laura Florand just keeps writing these stories oh so perfectly. This one has the couple dynamic I love the most too-an outwardly lazy, always joking, light bearded man who is using his humor and charm to disguise a super-driven serious heart and a perfectionist introverted girl who takes herself a little too seriously. The dynamic between Patrick and Sarah is wonderful and I enjoyed how their relationship developed, and how they handled it despite their working relationship. And as is typical of ...more
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I was frusterated that the H seemed to play head games with the h even though he was obsessed with her.
I didn’t realize I haven’t read a Laura Florand book since The Chocolate Heart in August 2017. I’ve missed her. I’ve missed how exquisitely she describes desserts and how she transports me to Paris with the romance she employs in the language and the sights and the weather. Le sigh.

I’ve stopped writing today because I couldn’t put this book down. Sarah and Patrick’s story is not as angsty as Luc and Corey’s but it has its own intensity in words unsaid, in feelings hidden, in the effects of thei
Maybe I sound too harsh, but this book does not deserve to be read, especially if you're like me, a highly spirited and opinionated girl. The thing about this book that has me ranting this much is, surprise, surprise, the heroine. How can a woman be this much passive? It was like Florand had seen Kristen Stewart and thought, I'm going to make my next heroine as responsive as a mop.

How I was imagining Sarah through the 50% I've read

The woman said ten sentences max. She allowed Patrick to take ch
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
As the final addition to her series, this did not disappoint, even if I am sad to see this series come to a close.

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Moon Love
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
There aren't many things I love more than reading and sweets, chocolate in particular. Combine the two and I'm in bliss. Laura Florand writes stories set in romantic Paris featuring heroes as mouth watering as the confections they make. In this case, Laura's broken with tradition and written about a beta hero instead of her usual delectable alphas. Patrick featured in her previous book The Chocolate Heart as the hero Luc Leroi's best friend and second in command.

I loved getting to know what mad
Shravya Reddy
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
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3.5 stars

Addictive in the beginning, but loses steam after the first half. As I really enjoyed the author's prose, I will definitely read more of her books.
The lead couple had great chemistry and frankly, that's we look for in a romance book.Nevertheless, I wouldn't categorise it as just a romance book. Character growth,their inhibitions,past experiences are very well showcased and the story is just brimming with the depth that I crave from books(in order to love them completely).

Final Words: A
Pamela / SpazP
Jan 17, 2014 rated it liked it
I picked this book up because several people I listen to & respect loved it. This is my first experience with the author and I'd give her another shot, BUTTTTTTTTTTTT. The hero really straddled the line between romantic and totally creepy. Add to that a heroine who fights the romance and runs from it 75% of the book, and I just didn't enjoy it as much as others seemed to have. Did I mention the hero came across as kinda super creepy to me at times? Yeah. Regardless, the story was still compellin ...more
This is my first book in the Amour et Chocolat series, but I truly do have a fond spot for it. I was more than impressed by how well characterized Patrick and Lin are. I adore Florand's writing and the mouthwatering descriptions of desserts make everything great ...more
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favs, fv, florand
Patrick and Sarah

Best one yet. I absolutely loved this story. Loved. Fiction Vixen Book Reviews
What a gorgeous, touching story. The Amour et Chocolat cornerstone, the incredible descriptions of food and Paris, is carried to perfection in this novel. But it was the main characters and the couple that shone brightest for me.

It's been a while since I read the previous book in the series, but I remember being more interested in Sarah and Patrick than in Luc and Summer. So it was such a treat when I found out they were getting their own novel. And it was everything I wanted and more.

Patrick co
For Valentine's Day, I'm treating myself to The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand, my favorite of her Amour et Chocolat series. Bonus: a gorgeous Valentine's Day scene! I remember buying this because the heroine was Asian American, but I ended up loving it for the hero's worship of her. Korean-American Sarah is struggling in Paris as a lowly pastry intern and she has no idea how much she has come to mean to rock star patissier Patrick Chevalier.
He had tried and tried and tried to get her to
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Sarah and Patrick were so hot together. The way their relationship developed and grew was so lovely. I felt for them so much. I must read the rest of Laura Florand's books.
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
By far, the best one of the series, a hero who just made me swoon SO HARD and an equally captivating heroine and backstories that just gutted me and a finale set atop the Eiffel Tower on Valentines Day FFS WHO CAN RESIST ALL THAT?!?!
Tina  Peacock (Formerly -Bookcrack)
I say this with love: don't judge the smexy by the pretty cover! THE CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION is sexy, tension filled, insanely passionate, and swoony! With just a touch of angst to the point that I got choked up...more than once! From joy and frustration both. This is how I want ALL my fairy tales rewritten, please Ms. Florand? Review to come at

One of my favorite things about the Chocolate Lovers series (Amour et Chocolat) is that each can be read as a standalone novel and they c
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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

Other books in the series

Amour et Chocolat (9 books)
  • The Chocolate Thief (Amour et Chocolat, #1)
  • The Chocolate Kiss (Amour et Chocolat, #2)
  • The Chocolate Rose (Amour et Chocolat, #3; La Vie en Roses, #0.5)
  • The Chocolate Touch  (Amour et Chocolat #4)
  • The Chocolate Heart (Amour et Chocolat, #5)
  • Heart's Gift (Amour et Chocolat, #5.6)
  • Practice:  A Patrick and Sarah Short Story (Amour et Chocolat, #5.7)
  • Sun-Kissed (Amour et Chocolat, #7; Snow Queen, #2)

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