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A Wish Upon Jasmine

(La Vie en Roses #2)

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From Reviewers Choice Book of the Year nominee and bestselling author Laura Florand:

Ruthless. That was what they said about Damien Rosier. Handsome. Wealthy. Powerful. Merciless. No one messed with his family, because to do so they would have to get through him. No one thought he had a heart. Not even the woman he gave his to.

Cynical. That was what they said about Jasmin
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Published August 1st 2015 by Laura Florand (first published 2015)
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Catarina
Oct 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Jasmine Scented Stars.

Jess and Damien shared a life changing night for both of them a few months ago in NY, but things didnt end well the next morning.
Months later, after her fathers death, Jess is now moving to France after having inherited a perfume shop. Decided to change her life she decide to give the shop a chance. What she didnt expect was for Damien, the guy she couldnt stop thinking about being her biggest rival.
Damien is used to have what he wants, no matter what way he has to
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Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘


"And then his gut clenched around the reality. God knew what perfume she'd make to represent him. Something mean. Machiavellian. Some masculine variant of Spoiled Brat, maybe. Maybe she'd call it Assassin."

Sigh. I don't know what it is with these books that makes me smile so big while hiding my face in shame. Predictable. Instalov-well, kind of. Certainly cheesy... I'm not supposed to like this, dammit!



And yet... It works just fine. What am I saying? It works damn great.





As far as French male
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♥Rachel♥
Jul 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Jasmin and Damien met at a party and fell hard. A perfect, magical, dreamy night, where Jasmin thought her wish for a star came true. Until the next morning when she figures out exactly who she fell for: Damien Rosier. Ruthless businessman, and playboy, his reputation preedes him, and Jasmin takes in all the gossip and is shattered. This was at a very difficult time in Jasmins life; her father was dying, and she was so overcome by grief. With that kind of situation, believing she was
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Laura Florand
May 28, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Damien is here! Ruthless. Wealthy. Powerful. And head over heels.

Tiny tidbit:

Just for a second, standing a few centimeters from his chest, Jess looked up at him, so vulnerable that Damien wanted to soften. (Its all right. Remember? Remember me?)

She went up onto her tiptoes and rested her hands on his chest to balance as she took a breath of the hollow of his throat.

And after that he didnt have a soft cell left in his body.

Everything about him went hard and hungry and determined to get what he
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Jo
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mine, gr2016
description
It would have been like believing in magic, to believe in you, she said suddenly.
Yes. His breath released roughly. I know exactly what you mean.
In the morning. At night, its easier to believe in dreams.

Damien Rosier is the ruthless money-maker of his family. He ensures that each member of this family is free to live their dreams in the security he provides. No one thinks he has a heart, they dont know that he wishes for someone soft and sweet in his life. And then six months ago when he met

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Keertana
I've always read that love is supposed to be easy. If you have to fight for it, it's not true love. If they don't immediately, truly, deeply understand you then it just isn't meant to be. And, perhaps, in the world we live in where we try to rush through life, picking up fast-food and arranging family gatherings and signing up for online dating so we can meet someone fast, that is love. But in the world Laura Florand builds--re-creates, really--through her prose, love is filled with messy ...more
Susana
Loved it!
Full review to come.
It's amazing how Laura Florand's romances calm the Grinch that there is in me -_-
Honestly, I'm baffled.

"

There's one thing you guys should know about these series. And that thing is, that even if you okay me have reached the dreaded point in which romance novels leave you somewhat nauseated or just tired of the whole romance schumzle (Yeah, I made it up), you'll most likely end up gobbling this series straight up!

Don't believe it?
Well, I didn't either until I read
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namericanwordcat
So good. Lovely, sensual, moving. So very good.

Florand is one of my favorite writers. I am never disappointed and always made very very happy. Just writing this review makes me want to read the book again.

I put off reading this one a bit because I was crushed with work and because I am not a fan of reunion romances. Well, stupid me.

First of all it isn't really a reunion romance. The hero and heroine have met before but it wasn't a lengthy realtionship that comes with lots of threads to
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Ksenia
Ten reasons I fell in love with A Wish Upon Jasmine by Laura Florand:

1. beautiful writing
Its funny that my only complaint about the first book in this series Once Upon a Rose was Laura Florands flourish writing. Yet her gorgeous lush writing was exactly what I craved this time. I guess my enjoyment of a book is hugely influenced by my current mood. I was recently sick and my reading was very limited. Im sure you are familiar with this fogginess and inability to comprehend and enjoy a book when
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Jacob Proffitt
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: steamy, romance
This is the second in a series and I recommend reading them in order. The first introduces some of the family dynamic that isn't as explicit here and knowing the other couples enhanced my enjoyment of this one.

This story didn't hit the personal sweet spot that Once Upon a Rose did, but I enjoyed it very much even so. I kind of hate the cover copy on this one. It emphasizes all the trivial stuff and misses completely the heart of the story with Damien and Jess working so hard to understand and
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Lisa
Laura Florand can do no wrong in my book, tbh.

Reread: June 2017

Upping this another star because lbr, I've reread this way too many times for it not to be a 5 star, really. I have an inkling that Lucien will be my ultimate favourite Rosier once his book is out but for now Damien is #1 in my heart. I just love him and Jess together; they fit.

Reread: Sept 2017

Yep, Lucien is now my favourite Rosier but Damien is still (one of) my husband(s). Will I ever not cry at Damien giving Jess little reminders
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Beth
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
This isn't a series about ridiculous external dramas that upend the plot for the sake of upending the plot, as if farfetched conflicts are the most important thing to work past, in order to create idealized reconciliations.

Instead, this is a careful, deliberate series about careful, deliberate people - people who are a little hurt, who catch glimpses of a different future, if only they're brave enough to reach for it. People who orbit each other, slowly and consideringly, and learn to talk to
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Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Contemporary Romance fans
A Heady Sensory Experience

Hes that star in the sky that you wish for but you know you can never catch.


Top Notes

Jasmin Jess Bianchi learned from her father how cutthroat the perfume industry could be. During a somber time in her life she attempted to pave the path to her dream but she suffered loss. At one point, Jess experienced a radiant moment of happiness to have it wink out.

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Middle Notes

Fear makes Jess protect her heart. Loss challenges her to reconnect with a reputedly ruthless man
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Maria Rose
This second story in the La Vie en Roses series is the romance between Damien and Jasmin. Both involved in the perfume industry, they shared a passionate one night stand as strangers after a business event. But Jasmin was horrified to discover that her tender and passionate lover was none other than Damien Rosier, the ruthless businessman who bought out her company, destroying her plans to make niche perfumes and killing her heart in the process. When her ill father passes away, Jasmin inherits ...more
Katie
I haven't read Florand for a year or two because the last few I read didn't work as well for me, but WOW WE'RE BACK TOGETHER NOW. When she works for me, I DIE. I could barely even read the last third because EMOTION AHHH HELP.

Jess not being able to believe that she gets to keep things! YES YES YES.

(So yes, read this one, Beth.)
Jess
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oh, I liked this.

I haven't been as into the last couple of Florand self-published books as I have some of the earlier ones. (I read this yesterday and I found myself nodding along with the distinction between her self-published and her trads and I didn't realize that was a problem I've been having, but yes.) But this had a better conflict at its core (albeit one that could have been easily resolved if they'd just TALKED to each other), and I think that helped.

I liked Jess and Damien and what
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Marla Mei
SO MUCH FAVE <3 I don't think I would be able to read another book for a few days. It's just so good and I don't wanna replace it yet. I wanna savor this high this book gave me as long as I could.
Talltree
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Beautifull written second chance romance. In the beginning in h's POV we might get the feeling she is much put upon and the H is mean but eventually we do get the whole picture and the H is amazing - loyal to his family, alpha and badass but also very much a protector. The h seems an introverted wimp and not nearly good enough for him. But hopefully she'll improve and for the H's sake I'm glad he got who he wanted. Safe romance.
4 stars!
Camille Flores
5 mind-blowing, amazing stars! This is easily one of my best reads this year. It's like sigh after sigh, giggles and then sighs, and exclamation-point-feelings, and mad-scribbling-of-thoughts-you-didn't-want-to-lose, and oh-I-can't-believe-something-this-beautiful-is-written type of book! Definitely a Laura Florand masterpieces! Definitely a new favorite of mine. Damien has just entered the running to become my ultimate Laura Florand favorite hero, along with Dom and Patrick.

Full review below.

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Chachic
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted at Chachic's Book Nook.

Laura Florand is one of my favorite romance authors and I've been a fan of her books ever since I discovered them in 2013. Her La vie en Roses series features the fictional Rosiers, one of the most prominent families in the perfume industry. I was charmed by the Christmas novella A Rose in Winter and was delighted by the first full-length novel, Once Upon a Rose. I was thrilled when I found out that the second book, A Wish Upon Jasmine, will also be
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Grace
I just wasn't into this one. Didn't really care for the hero much at all, and I felt the structure and pacing of this was just off. I theorized while reading that it might have worked better for me if we had started by seeing Jess and Damien meet in NY, and see the hookup/betrayal, and then flash forward to Jess arriving in France. While I do think that might have worked better for me, the conflict here just fell pretty flat for me overall. Just a strange book that didn't capture anything of the ...more
Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)
Thank you to the author for sending me an ARC.

This was beautiful and magical as always.

This was WONDERFUL. Only really talented authors can pull of an enemies to lovers book and make it completely believable and make you root so hard for the characters. It can be a disaster if not written right. This was not only written right but written perfectly. Honestly I could just go on and on about how much I love Florand's books.

I LOVE this couple. Damien might seem cold and like you shouldn't like
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Stephanie
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Laura Florand's books are always delicious, but this is one of my very favorites so far. The heroine, Jasmin, creates perfumes, and I looooved the luscious descriptions of the scents she works with, as well as the intensely evocative descriptions of the setting in Provence. Reading the book felt like sinking into that rich setting, and I loved it. Damien is also a wonderful, complex hero, and the dynamic between them was really fun, with both of them making mistakes and misinterpretations but ...more
Aoi
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Laura Florand never fails to deliver.. Her books are comparable to spending long, lazy afternoons in your grandmother's backyard.

Damien and Jasmin's story was much more intense and sensual than her previous outings. Yes ,the other things are all there- a gorgeous medieval town, an all-powerful family, fields of flowers and artisan perfumes. Damien is an alpha male businessman done right- sexy and vulnerable in turns, completely at mercy to his family (aww..)

I love how Jasmin's perfume craft
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Rosario (http://rosario.blogspot.com/)
Jasmin Bianchi is an extremely successful perfumer, the creator of Spoiled Brat, a scent that has been high in the list of most ordered perfumes for years. It's also a scent that has typecast her, to the point that all the briefs she gets (get me, speaking the lingo!) are for similar superficial, cynical fragrances. When she receives a gift of a small perfume shop in Southern France out of the blue, she sees it as the opportunity to escape the stereotype and decide what she wants to do.

The only
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Katie(babs)
Aug 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reading a Laura Florand novel is like savoring a piece or dark chocolate or sipping a glass of wine slowly. She has a way with words, a build up of sensuality, a seductive dance between the main couple that has me sighing, and always wanting more. So is the case of A Wish Upon Jasmine. The second book in the La Vie en Roses series is delicious, even though perfume is front and center, although succulent dates make their mark. This is Damiens story, and the suffering he goes through as a woman ...more
Ellie
May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really, really romantic and I loved some aspect, others left me confused. Will have to think over it for a few days.

8 Sepr 2015

Now that was a lot of thinking :) Here is my full review, also posted on my blog - Ellie Reads Fiction

Laura Florand is one my favourite authors and I find her Amour et Chocolate series just delicious! This is book 2 in her new series, La Vie en Rose which take us in the world of high French perfemury. Book 1 was the perfect romance - a fairytale story of love, trust -
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Karen
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Here's the thing. Even when Laura Florand writes book that are, in my opinion, not as good as her other ones, they're still better than some authors' best. That was the case with "A Wish Upon Jasmin"--it doesn't come close to making it on my list of favorite Laura Florand books, but it was still pretty dang good and I read it all in one go.

At first, I thought this book would turn into a bit of a Luc and Summer fiasco, where they constantly try to hurt each other just to protect themselves, but
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Sharlene
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get an ARC from Laura, because I am her biggest fan & love everything she writes! :) I wasn't sure I would love Damien, however, because he tried to break up Matt & Layla in the last book! However, I quickly came to love him. He is doing what he does best, being the business sense & helping his family company grow. He DOES have a heart, and apparently Jasmin (Jess) had broken it in a prior one night stand. And he had broken hers through misunderstandings. So, ...more
Marie
it was so sweet and nice and cute and french!! i loved it!!
i think i like this serie much more than the chocolate one because the setting is so very true to french spirit and less cliché than the parisian one. the whole family background with the WWII bits and the siblings fight are ON POINT and the parfum story is so nice as well!! I WANT MORE!!

also the cousins shielding the hero while he kisses his girl because his face is all emotion... I SCREAMED!!! why do the florand's heroes are the way
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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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