Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Tuesday Intros -- The Chocolate Temptation

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
Reading one of Laura Florand's chocolate books is a bit like eating a box of chocolates. It's probably not the best thing for me, but it feels so good at the time. And they're usually set in France, so that's a bonus. French chocolates.
 I'm starting The Chocolate Temptation by Laura Florand. Sarah is an American intern in a Paris pastry kitchen and she hates then loves Patrick, one of the chefs.
She hated him. Tossing around dessert elements as if they were juggling balls he had picked up to idle away the time and, first try, had dozens flying around his body in multiple figure eights. Patrick Chevalier. Sarah hated him with every minute painstaking movement with which she made sure a nut crumb lay exactly the way Chef Leroi wanted it on a fnancier. She hated him with every flex of tendons and muscles in her aching hands in the evening, all alone in her tiny Paris apartment at the approach to Montmartre, knowing someoe else was probably letting him work the tension out of his own hands any way he wanted.
Unfortunately, the last book I read by Florand spent too much time in the characters' heads. I hope this one gets me out of their heads and into Paris.

10 comments:

Kay said...

I like the cover - those shoes. Bet she doesn't wear those when she's in the kitchen. LOL

grammajudyb said...

This one sounds like a great story. Not so sure about out of their heads, though. The intro is definitely in her head. I hope it is all you anticipate.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ah, Paris...and chocolate! I hope the story shows more of Paris for you. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “NO ONE KNOWS”

Literary Feline said...

Comparing a book to a box of chocolates is quite a recommendations! This sounds like it is a fun one. I hope this one is better than the last you read.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I like the Paris setting. Even though the opening didn't really grab me, the book sounds like it has possibilities. I'd give it a try.
My Tuesday post features THE ALL-GIRL FILLING STATION’S LAST REUNION by Fannie Flagg.

Donna H said...

Books with food in them are always dangerous. Girl Who Reads

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Sounds like way too much drama for me LOL . Hope you enjoy this one.

Nise' said...

I hope this one works for you!

Terra Hangen said...

I hope this one moves in the direction you want.

sillygirl said...

I have read all the chocolate series - a bit of heavy romance, lots of chocolate, a peak into the life of a chocolateer and an interesting exploration of relationships. I did enjoy them all.

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