Turning Up the Heat

Turning Up the Heat

by Laura Florand


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Romantic Times calls Laura Florand's writing "sensuous and sumptuous", awarding her their Seal of Excellence, and NPR says it's "explosive, sensual . . . and utterly sweet".

Now Florand offers up another tale of passionate chefs and the lengths they will go to for the women they love and gives a first taste of her new series, La Vie en Roses, with her novella Turning Up the Heat. When two people have loved each other so much that they've given up their very selves, what do they do when they need their selves back?

A Marriage in Trouble?
After eleven years of marriage, Léa Laurier knew her husband. Knew how he could take on responsibility for a world-famous restaurant, a wife, and her two teenage siblings at nineteen years old and never falter, never tire. Knew his drive and his ambition, that took him to the stars. Knew how brilliant his gray eyes looked when they met hers for just one moment across a host of cameras. She didn't know why she was so tired. She didn't know why she needed to just get away. For a while. Maybe a week or two. A month. She'd be back.

After eleven years of marriage, international superstar chef Daniel Laurier knew his wife. Knew how she could lavish caring on everyone, her siblings, his staff, and most especially him. Knew the way her face lit up when he won yet another television contest, and the way she hugged him for it. Knew how her hair smelled when he sank into bed exhausted at one in the morning. He didn't know what to do when he came home from a consulting trip to find she'd disappeared to remote South Pacific island: I just needed to get away for a little while. A week or two. I'll call you.

Or a Second Chance?
As the whole solid world under his feet turns into a sandcastle in the tide, Daniel knows only one thing: whatever's wrong with his marriage or his wife, he isn't losing her. Maybe it's time to turn up the heat.

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

"Sweet and sexy and all around delicious!!" - New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh

"I love, love Laura Florand's writing! Deeply emotional, delightfully sensual, deliciously sumptuous. Give yourself a treat and buy this book." - New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra

"Sensuous and sumptuous." - 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499724493
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/30/2014
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Laura Florand was born in Georgia, but the travel bug bit her early. After a Fulbright year in Tahiti, a semester in Spain, and backpacking everywhere from New Zealand to Greece, she ended up living in Paris, where she met and married her own handsome Frenchman. She is now a lecturer at Duke University and very dedicated to her research into French chocolate. For some behind the scenes glimpses of that research, please visit her at www.lauraflorand.com.

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Turning Up the Heat 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
Lovely Mid Marriage Romance This is an emotionial and satisfying read that explores the need of each person to retain something of themselves in a marriage.  It is a really loving and lovely look at how to stop and pay attention and how much of a  marriage isn't you and your partner together but you. It is a very sexy romance as well. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The completely unreadable format was not fixed for previous purchases. Very disappointing as I am a fan of this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Formatting has been fixed!