Book Review: A Wish Upon Jasmine by Laura Florand!

From Reviewers’ Choice Book of the Year nominee and bestselling author Laura Florand:

Ruthless. That was what they said about Damien Rosier. Handsome. Wealthy. Powerful. Merciless. No one messed with his family, because to do so they would have to get through him. No one thought he had a heart. Not even the woman he gave his to.

Cynical. That was what they said about Jasmin Bianchi. A top perfumer of her generation, Jess had achieved commercial success by growing a protective shell over a tender heart. The one time she cracked it open to let Damien in, he crushed it—after a night of unbelievable passion.

Lovers. That one magical night couldn’t survive the harsh light of dawn. When Jess woke up to discover the man in bed beside her had stolen her company, she fled.

Enemies. Now she’s come to the south of France with a threat to his family heritage. If he wants to reclaim both it and the woman who walked away from him, he’s going to have to fight as dirty as only Damien can.

But Jess knows how to fight dirty, too. And these days, she has nothing left to lose.

Certainly not her heart.

Come explore the south of France, a world of heat and fragrance and tales as old as time, through the stories of the five powerful Rosier cousins and the women who win their hearts. A Wish Upon Jasmine, book two in Florand’s addictive new series, La Vie en Roses. “Explosive, sensual, and utterly sweet” (Eloisa James).
Ruthless, Cynical, Lovers, Enemies…these were the things to describe Damien and Jasmine.

Damien will do anything to grant the wishes of his family. He said he’s ruthless. He’s mean. But is it entirely true?

Jasmine have wished all her life and yet doesn’t believe they will be granted. After her father’s death, after losing her company, she doesn’t have anybody but herself in handling the grief and loss. Will she learn to let anyone in and believe in herself?

When the two meet again after a magical night together, would they bare their souls for the second time for the chance of a future?

From all the books I’ve read from Laura, Matt is my most favorite one. Why? Try reading Once Upon A Rose because you’ll fall in love with a brooding, growling and blushing Rosier. And I’m so happy we get to read about Matt and Layla in here!

This one is most definitely different from all the rest. Both characters has the illusion of being dark and mean but I’ve gradually discovered how sweet and passionate they are that it might have been construed as the opposite. It’s amazing how the Rosier family differs from each other but has the same qualities that makes girls melt into a puddle.

While, in my eyes, no one can top teddy bear Matt with his frequent growls and blushes, Damien is adorable in his own way. Both of the main characters were very vulnerable when they’re with each other. It didn’t start that way. But they gradually learned to let each other in. After finishing this, I admire Damien because he’s not afraid to love. He’s not afraid to have his heart visible to everyone. At the beginning, this might seem uncharacteristic for him, but it is definitely him. He takes care of his family. He takes on the role of the ruthless family member just because.

Laura Florand is the best in making perfume and desserts into something sensual and meaningful. A Wish Upon Jasmine is as aromatic as the perfumes mentioned in the story. 

SPOILER: Tristan might’ve met his match with an accountant who makes him furious. While Antoine might be Lucien?
Laura Florand is the international bestselling and award-winning author of fifteen books, including the Vie en Roses series (Once Upon a Rose), the Paris Hearts series (All for You), and the Amour et Chocolat series (The Chocolate Thief). Selected by NPR for their Top 100 Romance list, her books have appeared in ten languages, been nominated for RT Reviewers’ Choice Best Book of the Year, received the RT Seal of Excellence and numerous starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, and been recommended by USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. 

She 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, a story told in her first book Blame It on Paris. Now a lecturer at Duke University, she is very dedicated to her research into French chocolate. For a glimpse behind the scenes of some of that research as well as recommendations for US chocolate, make sure to check out her

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