The Chocolate Rose
Book 0.5, La Vie en Roses
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From Reviewers Choice Best Book of the Year nominee and international bestselling author Laura Florand:
Her father’s worst enemy...
Top chef Gabriel Delange never forgave his old nemesis Pierre Manon for all the other chef had cost him.
One stolen rose...
And he most certainly couldn’t stand the sight of his own most famous dessert, the legendary Rose, claimed as Pierre’s own on the cover of his new cookbook.
A beast’s substitute victim...
But even Gabriel could hardly go through with a lawsuit when he learned the older chef had just had a stroke. Especially not when Pierre had one very cute daughter willing to be Gabriel’s victim instead.
A fascinated beauty...
As a child, Jolie Manon had seen her family torn apart by her top chef father’s obsession with his work. As a food writer, she might be fascinated with a chef’s work, but she knew how to guard her heart. She would never allow another chef into her life.
Unless he blackmailed her into it...
Welcome to the heat and sun of Provence, where jasmine and roses climb up old colored walls, where fountains play in ancient stone villages, and where even a beast can prove he is a prince at heart...
Also available in La Vie en Roses series
Turning Up the Heat (a prequel novella, Léa and Daniel’s story) Once Upon a Rose (Book 1, Matthieu and Layla’s story) A Wish Upon Jasmine (Book 2, Damien and Jasmin's story)
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Praise for Laura Florand and her novels
“I adored this story…Paris, chocolate, and romance, all in one hilarious package.”—New York Times bestselling author Eloisa James “It’s like when you find that amazing piece of chocolate — you take a bite, and it sits on your tongue and melts into a pool of liquid heaven.” – RT Book Reviews “Seriously, get this book. Thank me later. Once you wash the melted chocolate off your hands…” – USA Today bestselling author Donna Kauffman “Readers will devour this frothy, fun novel.” – Booklist “Both sensual and sweet, a story that melts in your mouth.” – USA Today bestselling author Christie Ridgway "One of the cleverest, most persuasive enemies-to-lovers stories I've read in a long time."--Dear Author Recommended Read for The Chocolate Kiss "A lovely confection of a contemporary romance."--Dear Author Recommended Read for The Chocolate Thief
I really enjoyed the characters in this book. The pace was nice and the emotions were real.
The Chocolate Rose
It is a delightful romance between Gabriel and Julia. Julia looks after her sick father who is a renowned chef. He suffered a stroke.
Julia's cookbook gets published and Gabriel serve Julia and her father with a lawsuit. He claims that many of the recipes were actually his.
How the two resolve the issue you have to read the book.