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All for You

(Paris Nights #1)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  1,293 ratings  ·  177 reviews
Some crushes aren’t meant to be

When her older brother’s best friend left to join the Foreign Legion, eighteen-year-old Célie moved on to make a life for herself as a Paris chocolatier. Now, five years later, the last thing she needs is another man to mess up her happiness.

Let alone the same man.

But five years in the Foreign Legion is a long time for a man to grow up, and a
ebook, 300 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by Laura Florand (first published April 20th 2015)
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Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
When Célie and Joss were teenagers Célie feel in love with him, but he seemed to only look at her as his best friend’s little sister, someone to look out for. But they became close, the brightest part of each other’s day, and just when Célie thought Joss’ feelings had changed to something romantic he left without a word, and joined the Foreign Legion gutting Célie’s heart in the process.

Now five years later, Joss has shown up again in Célie’s life, proclaiming that he went away to become a bett
Marla Mei
Thank goodness I'm finally done! I swear, this would've been so much better if half the book was cut out instead of making this book this long. Gaaah! This book gave me headaches because of Celie's indeciveness and her and Joss' going in circles for most of the time. I couldn't keep up with the two of them. One minute they're finally okay, then the next Celie's mad at Joss again! There's nothing of particular importance that happened--not until the end--and it even took only one chapter to fix t ...more
Sam (AMNReader)
God awful melodramatic snoozefest.

Really, should've quit after the first third cause it went no where.
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not my favorite Florand but a promising start to a new series, nevertheless. :)
Do you like beautiful writing? Do you love romances full of heart? Do you enjoy character driven stories? Do you prefer books that concentrate on feelings and characters’ growth rather that entertaining readers with angst and action?

If you answered yes to the questions above, you should read Laura Florand’s books.

I’ve told this not once, but it’s worth repeating: Laura Florand’s writing is gorgeous. It’s so visceral and tactile. One of her books A Wish Upon Jasmine featured a perfumer heroine an
Jacob Proffitt
I had a hard time reading this and I think there are two main reasons. The first is that it isn't really much of a romance. I mean, Joss and Célie are in love way before the story starts and it's pretty clear throughout that neither one ever stopped loving the other (despite the five years Joss was in the Foreign Legion). The story works because love really isn't enough to make a relationship all by itself and both characters needed to grow into being together in important ways. I'm not sure tha ...more
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance Readers
4.5 Stars. This is how much I love Laura Florand's writing. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book and I read it that night. Stayed up all night and went into work all book sloppy. Completely worth it!

This romance is delisous. As I always, I love the humanity of Florand's couples. They ache, make, mistakes, and love. The hero here is such an guy--always trying to fix things without just listening. He is great guy though. A crush and best friend from the heroines childhood. He learns how
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Morgan by: Penny Reid
This was my first novel by Laura Florand... and quiet frankly I'm not sure what took me so long to read her books. Believe me, I'm kicking myself. I already one clicked a few other books by this author.

This book was delicious and I devoured it within a day. I was nervous to start this book because sometimes military themed love really does a number on me. I found that this book was a perfect balance- also the warm fuzzier that were continually bouncing around in my stomach helped. I thought I c
Apr 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: must-read-asap
the story got buried under so. many. random. and unnecessary italics and flowery writing that made no sense whatsoever.

also, the heroine had serious anger management issues for 95% of the book and it got old real fast.

also, teenage angst in adults is unbearable.

but it's paris and it's chocolate and it's florand so i'll keep reading these books. fingers crossed they get better!
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I liked this one for sure - but I also found the hero to be a little over the top in his obsession with the heroine. Suffocating a little. But the end made me smile. It will give you the warm fuzzies.
IT WAS SO GOOD!! i loved this one!!

PS: still waiting for LF to write some f/f though bc damn would that be nice
I know how crappy it is to be a princess in a tower. Now I want someone who will include me. I'm not very good at waiting up in my tower for the prince to get back. I want to be part of the life I live. And of the life you live, too."

This actually comes from a bit where our heroine Celie breaks up with the hero Joss. But I really liked that whole scene because I think Celie was very right. Celie's issues with Joss are all about the fact that he never communicates or shares his life with her, wan
I don't know why this took me two months to read! Maybe I just haven't been quite in the mood for Florand's distinct writing style. It can get a little same-y at times.

But on the good, I am SO HAPPY that this series is about female chefs!! I also liked that both of these characters were entirely French. I like my home country, but I was getting tired of the heroine always having to be at least a little American.

I also liked how this took on the trope of the guy leaving to "get better" for the wo
Apr 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Four and a half stars, really. SO MANY WARM FUZZIES
nick (the infinite limits of love)

Paris, chocolate, and a hero who tries so so hard. How can you go wrong with that combo?
I love this one and it made me feel all the feels!
Catherine Heloise
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's always a delight to receive a review copy (or indeed any copy) of one of Laura Florand's books. All For You, the first in her Paris Hearts Series, is no exception.

It's difficult to know where to start in reviewing this book, because, to me at least, it has quite a different feel to many of her previous works. While the sensual writing and references to fairy tales and myths (and let's not forget the lovingly described chocolate, which you can almost taste on the page) are still there, Célie
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
4 stars. This was another good one from Laura Florand! I'm becoming a big fan of her writing. Her books are so romantic and her writing is so sensual and rich. It is so different from most books I read. The setting of Paris and the chocolate theme played a big part in the book. This book is Celie and Joss's story. They grew up together in a poor neighborhood in Paris. Joss was friends with Celie's brother, but he was her friend too and she had a big crush on him. But five years ago, he left unex ...more
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
All for You, as the title suggests is all about first love and how one man gives his all, his very best to the only person that truly matters. Its also the latest in Laura Florand's arsenal of love stories that can guarantee you moments of heartbreak, laughter, tears and of course a rocky happily ever after that is truly worthwhile. All for You is the first book in the Paris Hearts Trilogy. Here we have an intersection of her previous series with of course The Chocolat series and if the reader i ...more
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Laura Florand reads are my guilty pleasures, and unsurprisingly I devoured All For You in a single sitting. While there aren't many external conflicts to Celie and Joss' story, theirs is a romance with many layers.

“Célie. You know I’m just a man, right?”
“No!” she said indignantly. She did not know that at all.
“Made of clay,” Joss said, his mouth turning down. “I’m not good enough for the way you look at me.”

From their deliciously angsty adolescent romance to them reconnecting and redisco
Brandy Painter
This was a wonderfully adorable and heart-warming story. I enjoyed both Célie and Joss. They are fairly young but they know what they want and go after their goals with gusto. I liked how a lot of this story was them learning to communicate well with each other and take each other's thoughts and feelings into consideration. Seeing Dom and Jaime mentor and push them along was absolutely adorable too. As always I thoroughly enjoyed myself while reading one of Florand's books. I'm really looking fo ...more
I liked this but I didn't love this. I think the pacing wasn't quite what I wanted? I liked the idea of it so much, but there was just some piece of it lacking in the final read. I even reread it before writing this because I wasn't in the best mood when I read it for the first time. But no.

The second proposal, though? Aces.
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story, great hero! I loved it!
This book is the sweetest and if it wasn't obvious already I'm a die-hard fan of Florand, she's a true talent with a knack for brilliant characterization. ...more
Adele Buck
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was just a perfect lagniappe of a book. The pair was so suited. Their flaws and obstacles were so real. Paris as fantasyland. Just lovely.
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of reading this beautiful story last weekend. I waited until I had dealt with all responsibilities and potential distractions. Then, I tucked myself away in my reading nook and disappeared, back to virtual Paris, via Laura Florand. *sigh* I love the Laura Florand Imagination Transportation to France! The anticipation was great...the enjoyment, even greater. The heroine in All for You, Celie, was such a delight when we first met her in The Chocolate Touch. I like that Celie did ...more
Apr 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
(I received an ARC of this book in return for an unbiased review.)

Let me start off by saying that this probably is not going to be the book for everyone. If you don't particularly care for conflict that could have been resolved if the hero and heroine just *talked* to each other in the first place instead of assuming, this is probably not the book for you. For me, those situations really depend on how the book is written, and how the situation resolves itself in the end.

I was fascinated by Dom
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was incredibly lucky because I got to read a pre-published draft of this book, and oh, it is so much fun. Célie is such a fabulous heroine, and the descriptions of the chocolates she makes (as one of the best chocolatiers in France) are mouthwatering. I spent a lot of the book rolling my eyes at how screwed-up the hero, Joss, was in his relationship mentality, but by the end, I completely understood where that attitude of his had come from, and I truly believed that he and Célie would be happy ...more
~nikki the recovering book addict
Thanks to Laura, I got to take part as a beta reader for this wonderful book. As usual, Laura's writing is flawless and her characters are lovable. I really loved Joss and his lack of communicative talents. It just made him all the more endearing. Add to that his time spent in the Foreign Legion and that makes him ooh-la-la yummyfied! *slurp* *giggle* And I loved Celie's feisty character. It was so adorable that she could tease Dom and aggravate him so much! I know this is Joss and Celie's story ...more
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a very romantic second chance romance story. It is about Celie, who is a chocolatier in in Dom's shop (from The Chocolate Touch) and Joss, her brother's friend, who just came back from 5 years in the Foreign Legion. He left without saying goodbye, to make himself a better man for her. Meanwhile, she was heartbroken & didn't know if and when he would be back. It was a rocky road to romance for these two, but well worth it! ...more
Hmm, I've found the missing Rosier! #Fontaine

Laura Florand, in my opinion, can never go wrong when it comes to romance. All for You was a beautifully, angsty written story about love and redemption. Joss made fall in love with how absolutely clueless he was about love and communicating and I absolutely adore Célie and how feisty she was. It was great catching up with Dom and Jaime
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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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