Friday, July 5, 2013

Hold You In My Arms - A Review of The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand

The Chocolate Touch by Laura Florand

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Good reads Blurb
Dominique Richard's reputation says it all--wild past, wilder flavors, black leather and smoldering heat. Jaime Corey is hardly the first woman to be drawn to all that dark, delicious danger. Sitting in Dom's opulent chocolaterie in Paris day after day, she lets his decadent creations restore her weary body and spirit, understanding that the man himself is entirely beyond her grasp.

Until he touches her. . .

Chocolate, Dominique understands--from the biting tang of lime-caramel to the most complex infusions of jasmine, lemon-thyme, and cayenne. But this shy, freckled American who sits alone in his salon, quietly sampling his exquisite confections as if she can't get enough of them--enough of him--is something else. She has secrets too, he can tell. Of course if she really knew him, she would run.

Yet once you have spotted your heart's true craving, simply looking is no longer enough.
After a severe emotional and physical trauma, Jaime was recovering in Paris,  spending her days anonymously enjoying to rich flavors of the famous Dominique Richard's unique, tantalizing chocolates.  Day after day Jaime returns to soak up more of the healing powers of simply sitting in Dominique's salon.

Jaime's visits do not go unnoticed and Dominique struggles to find a way to convince this petite beauty to let him help her heal in many other ways.  How can he get her to sample more than just his chocolates?

After Jaime's experiences, she doubts her decisions and her worth.  What is it that she is supposed to do with her life now?

Dom's harsh upbringing taught him that nothing lasts and no one sticks around.  Can he keep the pretty freckle-faced woman in his life without losing his heart?

This book is number 4 in the Amour et Chocolat series and I haven't read the others, however that didn't effect my enjoyment of this story.  There was a time or two that it seemed that maybe there was more to the back story than I was getting, but I really didn't need to read to others to truly get Jaime and Dominique's feelings or to understand how what they have grows into love.

The beauty of Paris came through strongly as I read.  I enjoyed visiting Paris through Jaime's eyes.

Thank you to Netgalley for providing and ARC for a fair and honest review.

4 out of 5 stars

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