Review: Once Upon a Rose by Laura Florand

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Review: Once Upon a Rose by Laura Florand
Once Upon a Rose
Book Info

Released: Jan 26, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: La Vie en Roses #1
Pages: 300


“It was so cute and so sweet, so full of romance and sensual touches that all I found myself doing was smiling” ~ Under the Covers

Layla is a Grammy award winning singer who is looking to get out of the spotlight so she can work on her next album, but she finds trouble finding her muse. When Layla receives word that a long lost relative from Paris left her a piece of land in the beautiful rose valleys, she quickly packs up her things and starts her next road trip. What Layla finds at the valley is everything she’s needed, but there is only one problem, the owner of the valley seems to hate her! It’s a good thing he’s cute!

Matt lives for his rose valley so it comes to no surprise to anyone that he is beyond upset when he finds out that a piece of his land was given to some stranger. He’s determined to do anything and everything to keep the land in the family. But when Matt meets Layla his fight for the valley turns into a fight within himself. Does he fight for the valley or for what his heart needs?

Matt’s family is hilarious! Imagine hot bodied men working in the sun, joking around and busting each other’s balls. You can’t get any better than a hot body and a good sense of humor. The quick comebacks and playful banter amongst the family is what makes this book so fun while the chemistry between Layla and Matt builds until the mere act of making out in an alley becomes one of the most sensual things you’ve ever read!

It’s hard to describe this book without giving everything away! So I’ll put it like this, It was so cute and so sweet, so full of romance and sensual touches that all I found myself doing was smiling. I suggest reading Once Upon a Rose on your patio, porch, at the beach or at the park with a nice cold glass of something yummy. It is a perfect read for a perfect day!


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About Laura Florand

Laura Florand is the international bestselling author of the Amour et Chocolat series (The Chocolate Thief, The Chocolate Kiss, etc). Her books have been translated into eight languages, received the RT Seal of Excellence and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, and been recommended by NPR, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. Four of her past five books have been recommended reads by Dear Author and two have been Sizzling Book Club Picks by Smart B*, Trashy Books.

Laura was born in a small town in Georgia, but the travel bug bit her early. After a Fulbright year in Tahiti, a semester in Spain, and backpacking in New Zealand and Greece, she ended up living in Paris, where she met and married her own handsome Frenchman. You can find out quite a bit more about those crazy adventures in her memoir, Blame It on Paris. She is now a lecturer in Romance Studies at Duke University. Contrary to popular opinion, that means she studies and teaches French language and culture, rather than romance. Fortunately, French culture includes French chocolate, research to which she is very dedicated. You can catch some glimpses of that research in the books, on her blog, and on her Facebook site, where you are welcome to join her and other readers!


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  1. I just finished reading this & decided to go back & read The Chocolate Rose & now reading A Rose in Winter. I may read Once Upon a Rose again before I return it to the library. I just love all of Laura’s books!

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