A Wish Upon Jasmine
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 ...more
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 ...more
"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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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
Don't believe it?
Well, I didn't either until I read ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Hes that star in the sky that you wish for but you know you can never catch.
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.
Fear makes Jess protect her heart. Loss challenges her to reconnect with a reputedly ruthless man ...more
Jess not being able to believe that she gets to keep things! YES YES YES.
(So yes, read this one, Beth.)
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 ...more
Full review below.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
The only ...more
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 - ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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