Magalie Chaudron and her two aunts run La Maison des Sorcieres (The Witches’ House), a chocolate shop with a little magic thrown in. Magalie does not believe in magic, but every time she gives one of her “princesses” a cup of chocolat chaud (hot chocolate) she whispers a wish for the happiness of each woman as she stirs the chocolate. Her wishes usually come true, but Magalie does not think it is magic. After years of traveling between France and the United States because her parents could not settle in either place for too long, Magalie wants stability. She finds this with her aunts at La Maison des Sorcieres. Suddenly her peace comes crashing down upon her when a world famous chocolatier plans to open a shop on her street. Philippe Lyonnais, the latest in a long line of famous chocolatiers in his family, is a prince in his own right. Magalie fears that his popularity will destroy her small shop and steal customers from La Maison des Sorcieres. It does not help Magalie’s peace of mind that Philippe is every woman’s dream come true. She wants him, but she cannot allow herself to give in to her own desires. Will Magalie fall to Philippe’s charms?
Philippe Lyonnais’ father ran a successful business before he retired and he still keeps his hand in the business by making special treats for his wife. Now it is not up to Philippe to uphold the family name. When he visits the small island just over the bridge from Paris, he knows he must open a store there. One shop catches his eye: La Maison des Sorcieres. Upon entering the store a young woman behind the counter catches his eye. Philippe wants her and what he wants he gets. When Magalie tries to talk him out of opening his new shop he refuses to listen to her. Magalie declares war on Philippe Lyonnais. Who will win their battle of wits?
In the second book of The Amour Et Chocolate series, Laura Florand embraces her favorite subjects: chocolate and love. No matter how hard Magalie fights her attraction to Philippe, she cannot resist his charms. Philippe tries to bribe her with chocolates created just for her and Magalie rejects them. Philippe needs to find another way to break down the wall that Magalie has around her heart. Ms. Florand gives the reader a deliciously funny war between a chocolate king and a princess learning to stand on her own two feet. Will Philippe’s venture spell the death of La Maison des Sorcieres or will Philippe and Magalie find love that will unite their families forever?
Page Count: 352
Price: $ 11.99 ebook, $14.99 print
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Star Rating: 4.5 Stars
Author's Website: www.lauraflorand.com