the chocolate heart

Mille-Feuilles can’t buy you love

No one hates Paris—except Summer Corey. The moody winters. The artists and their ennui. The inescapable shadow of the Tour Eiffel. But things go from bad to worse when Summer stumbles into brooding, gorgeouschef pâtissier Luc Leroi and indecently propositions the hero of French cuisine…

Luc has scrambled up from a childhood panhandling in the Paris Métro to become the king of his city, and he has no patience for this spoiled princess, even if she does own his restaurant. Who cares if she smiles with all the warmth of July? She doesn’t even eat dessert!

There is only one way to tempt her. A perfect, impossibly sweet seduction…

Chocolate, Paris, and a Greek god for a hero; this delectable confection has it all!

— Library Journal STARRED REVIEW


Florand outdoes herself with this exquisite confection… painstakingly crafted and decadent as the sweets it portrays, leaving the reader longing for just one little taste.

— Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW


Florand's long-standing love affair with Paris comes alive in her charming descriptions of the city and the delectable desserts her hero concocts. ...(a) delightful story full of sizzling sexual chemistry and a stellar cast of secondary characters.

— RT Book Reviews


All the elements of (Florand’s) successful recipe for reading pleasure—headstrong heroine, dashing hero, sinful desserts, and sultry situations—come together in another deliciously entertaining offering.

— Booklist


(Florand) captures the nature of love, its fierce, soul-warming necessity, in a way that will make you as happy as the finest bonbon could.

— Eloisa James, The Barnes & Noble Review, a Best Book of 2013 selection


As usual, my review for one of these books cannot possibly scratch the surface of the emotions Ms. Florand wrings from the reader. This is the most angsty of all her Amour et Chocolat books and no surprise, I think it is the best.

— Fiction Vixen


I always walk away besotted and impressed by (Florand’s) languid, graceful prose. Of course the setting of Paris, the chocolate-making heroes, and deeply complex heroines draw me in – but Florand’s writing always, always, clinches the deal.

— Ivy Book Bindings


A beautifully written addition to the series.

— Random Book Muses


A page turner that would pierce your heart with its poignancy and laughter, tempt your senses with delicious pastries and chocolates and the city that is Paris.

— Deluged with Books Café


A five-star winner! A must read!

— Fab Fantasy Fiction


Rich and sensual.

— The Librarian Next Door


A decadent whirlwind trip to Paris.

— For What It’s Worth


Another five star read for me. I don't think I have given one writer so many five star reviews in a row since Julie Garwood, Pamala Morsi, or SEP.

NA WordCat


FABULOUS!! A fantastic study in contrast, where one comes from everything and chooses for nothing in order to be free...... The other comes from nothing and struggles to create everything in order to be able to choose freely. And the truth lies somewhere in the middle......

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