An indulging, delicious read The Chocolate Touch is my choice for book of the year!
Devilishly handsome Dominique Richard's soul is as dark as the chocolate masterpieces he creates. Infamous for his love of women and the sinful taste of Parisian's sweets, Dominique is a man that knows exactly what he likes and that includes the beautiful stranger that insists on tempting him each morning in his salon (lounge). Dominique is lured to the woman's features as well for her appetite in accepting his unique chocolates. Now, Dominique finds himself being tempted by the slender stranger and everything Dominique thought he knew about women is about to be changed, forever.
Jaime knows that she is playing with fire while indulging in the delights of a man such as Dominique Richards. Still, Jaime lives her life on her own accord and she finds herself attracted to the man that clearly knows how to deceive a woman's taste buds. Jaime knows that allowing Dominique into her bed can only lead to sex, but a bit of sexual intensity is just what Jaime needs. As she and Dominique begin to fall in love within the enchantment of the Parisian atmosphere, the secret that Jaime is guarding threatens to destroy the very foundation in which both herself and Dominique have struggled to established.
The Chocolate Touch is book number four in Ms. Florand's Chocolate Series. I haven't had the pleasure of reading the prior tiles, but as a newly discovered fan of Ms. Florand's I am eager to get my hands prior titles! I adored this read beyond anything that I have read so far this year! As a true Romantic and a lover of Paris, Ms. Florand captured my heart and my attention with her witty, romantic dialogue, and oh so dark hero!
La Vie en Chocolat
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. . .