The Chocolate Thief

The Chocolate Thief

by Laura Florand
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The Chocolate Thief by Laura Florand

Paris

Breathtakingly beautiful, the City of Light seduces the senses, its cobbled streets thrumming with possibility. For American Cade Corey, it's a dream come true, if only she can get one infuriating French chocolatier to sign on the dotted line. . .

Chocolate

Melting, yielding yet firm, exotic, its secrets are intimately known to Sylvain Marquis. But turn them over to a brash American waving a fistful of dollars? Jamais. Not unless there's something much more delectable on the table. . .

Stolen Pleasure

Whether confections taken from a locked shop or kisses in the dark, is there anything sweeter?

Praise for Laura Florand and her novels

"Charming and laugh-out-loud funny."--New York Times bestselling author Deborah Smith

"Readers will be happy to live vicariously in Laura's French fairytale."–Booklist

"Frothy, French confection of a novel."--Publishers Weekly

"Both sensual and sweet. . .a story that melts in your mouth!" –USA Today bestselling author Christie Ridgway

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758269409
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Chocolate Thief 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
This is simply a wonderful romance that I know I will read over and over again. It, like chocolate, will be a comfort for the rest of my life.  It is such a grand day when a book like this comes along.  This writer gets everything right. Her writing is crisp, engaging, real and fantastic, clear, well plotted, sexy, and fun.   We have grumpy french chocolate maker hero and a relentless American heroine. The culture clash is great but the longing and layers to these characters are even better. I want you to enjoy the unwrapping so I won't tell you much.  There is a celebration here of sexy Frenchness and sexy Americanness that is not to be missed.   There are aspects of a madcap romance comedy here but mixed in is such longing and emotional honesty and shyness to reveal that the book becomes that extra something. It is funny, tender, sexy as hell, and delicious.  And, yes, I wanted to head over to my chocolate bar  here in town, Eclipse Chocolate, and indulge.  My favorite parts of the book aside from the sensuous chocolate, the french language,  and the excellent love story are the little touches.  I love that Paris is not perfect. I love that the families are wonderful and supportive and we get ache and not manufactured angst. I love  the basic philosophical debate that underlines this story about access to luxury and what quality is--the everyday use debate in chocolate. I love this the most because it shows how smart the hero and heroine are and what excellent thinkers and even though they hold different postions on the issue the see the other's point and adapt.  This is real love and real life in the middle of the romantic dream of a book and  it makes it sparkle. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy and light romantic story that warmed my heart. I loved envisioning Paris through this story and the two lead characters. Fun.
Bukgoddess More than 1 year ago
This book will melt in your hands! Cade Corey is the granddaughter and heiress of the famous, family owned Corey Chocolate Company empire. Corey Chocolate, who produces by the billions the beloved chocolate of American families everywhere, Corey Bars. Made in their factories in Corey Maryland, these identical bars come wrapped in foil with her last name printed on the wrapper. Found for thirty-three cents on sale at Walmart!. Although the chocolate her family has been making for three generations, (now four that Cade herself is part of the business), “flows through her veins”, Cade is restless! Cade’s not so secret desire to add an exclusive line of gourmet premium chocolates to their extremely successful company has her on a mission to propose an alliance with the most notorious master chocolatier in all of Paris. Cade’s target is one sexy Sylvain Marquis whose secrets in the workings of the fine art of chocolate making are unmatched. Carrying her ever-present talisman, (a Corey Bar in her purse), Cade will stop at nothing to convince Sylvain they need each other even if that means stealing the very secrets, (which apparently is an ingrained family trait she also inherited), he holds dear. The ensuing encounters in this battle for chocolate control will leave you melting for more!
ChickLitWorthReading More than 1 year ago
First came chocolate. Then came men. Then came chocolate and men and sex. 3 things that go together like no other erotic combination in the world. What makes these 3 things so intoxicating is not the endless amount of hours a girl could get lost.. But that society doesn't really give a damn. It is perfectly acceptable by those invisible Standard Bearers to indulge in and perversely explore any number of acts that include a handful of chocolate, a big warm bed, and a hot-blooded man. And Laura Florand's The Chocolate Thief does just that. Cade Corey is the heir apparent to Corey Bars, a chocolate industries juggernaut. And Cade has a dream. She dreams of bringing the finest Parisian chocolate to her family's company, and Sylvain Marquis is the chocolatier that will help her do just that. Except, Sylvain has no desire to have Corey Bars on the labels of HIS chocolate. But Cade is not taking no for an answer. And what ensues is a delightful, fun, and extremely sensual ride. I had such a good time reading this book. It always makes me so happy when I can discover a new author with a fresh and flirty writing style. And Florand has that kind of writing style in spades. I loved Cade. I loved the moody Frenchman, Sylvain. And I loved that Cade went after what she wanted, using any means necessary. And I hope that I will get to read more of their story. This is definitely chick lit worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy read and entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a baker, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Being a chocolate lover, I loved this book! I loved all the culinary details but disliked all the uninterpreted French dialogue. I could take a guess given the story line, but it was a little annoying nonetheless. Otherwise, a very enjoyable, sinful read, perfect for a rainy afternoon, a cruise day at sea or a sun-filled romp at the beach!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked it a little by the free sample the whole book coulad have been better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read all the books in the series after reading this! They are wonderful.
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Loved this book. I have new respect for chocolate making and I couldn't help thinking about it when I went to the store to buy a chocolate bar!
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RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Angie Book provided by the publisher for review Review originally posted at Romancing the Book When I saw The Chocolate Thief on a list of books to read, I HAD to have it. There are few women who would turn down the chance to read a book about chocolate, romance, and a little bit of mystery. Oh, yes. A warning, if I may. Do not attempt to read this book on an empty stomach; it will make you very, very hungry! Sylvain is a sexy Frenchman who has spent the better part of his life perfecting his chocolate to win the heart of a good woman. Unfortunately the poor man has a nasty habit of falling for the wrong woman. That and his ego is quite huge. Enter Cade Corey. She has more money than possibly Donald Trump, but a heart of pure gold. She feels the weight of the world on her shoulders as she tries to balance what makes her happy and what she is supposed to do. She wants a premiere chocolate line – Sylvain, the best chocolatier in all of France {fine, the world} – is unwilling to sell himself out for any reason. From the beginning you know that they’re meant for each other. One thing I loved most about this book is how Sylvain was the one who was unsure about Cade instead of the other way around. Too often the woman protagonist mopes around wondering if the male protagonist will ever love her; Sylvain comes up with a plan to make Cade fall in love with him – to choose him. There are parts where the book gets a bit boring, but for the most part it was very good. I spent my sick weekend reading it and wishing that I could fly to Paris {my husband looked at me like I had a fever when I asked him} and sample all of the best chocolates they have to offer over there. I do wish there will be a follow-up. I want to know if they did get their happy-ever-after. I want to know if Natalie goes to intern for Corey Chocolate. And I’d love to hear about Cade’s sister.
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A quietly riveting memoir. Unexpectedly captivating. The story slowly unfolds, rather than straightforwardly all-at-once. The author articulately marries her thoughts and feelings with her husband's few statements. Romantic in a melancholy way.
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Great book to read .i recomend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Such a sexy arrogant man , I want someone to feed me amd melt me like chocolate. I want to go to france and eat some delicious chocolate!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kind of lame
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. My mom has been to Paris befor! And I personaly love choclate! The hole famaly does!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Expected more about Paris chocolate rating is those two dollar box of drug store chocolate cherries boring but read worse Mom
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it alot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!