Laura Florand does not disappoint she delivers quality and consistency each time. Bravo!! ~ Guilty Pleasures
Top chef Daniel Laurier might not know what is wrong with his marriage or his wife, but he knows one thing for sure. He’s not losing her. So when he comes home to find his wife has run off to a remote Pacific Island, he decides it’s time to turn up the heat.
Reading Turning Up The Heat by Laura Florand was almost voyeuristic. This very young couple who fell in love and drove themselves to the pursuit of higher goals, with Daniel being the youngest chef/owner of a restaurant in France and being always in the spotlight in Europe on television and his wife Lea, being his “manager” always pushing him and helping his cause for perfection. These are two people with a classic case of lack of communication and lack of time, as they grow older – being together since teenage years growing older might even just be a few years into the marriage.
Within this story we get to see both sides of their relationship or lack of relationship as Daniel follows Lea to her last minute vacation/time alone to a remote pacific island for herself. Instead of seeing one side of a couple that is slowly falling apart, we are invited in to both worlds from both points of view.
I enjoyed this story, even though I wanted to smack both up side their heads multiple times, it was refreshing to read a story where it wasn’t one sided on who was to blame. Not having children, not having time for the other – not all Daniel’s fault, not all Lea’s fault and that is a good thing.
Though a quick read I felt it was such a quality read. Laura Florand does not disappoint she delivers quality and consistency each time. Bravo!!