Sarah Lin hates Patrick Chevalier. She hates his golden good looks, his charming manner, the way he seems to be able to create magic with his bare hands and does absolutely everything flawlessly, without seeming to expend even the slightest bit of effort. She hates him because every time he brushes past her, or winks at her, or jokingly flirts with her, her heart beats faster and she has trouble breathing. He is her boss, and he is godlike, and he would never even look twice at a lowly little intern who never seems to be able to do anything right.
Patrick Chevalier is madly in love with Sarah Lin, the intern in the world-famous French restaurant where they work. He is the second in command in the kitchen, he is her boss, and he knows that it is grossly inappropriate for him to even consider seducing her while she’s under his tutelage. But she claims that she’s going to go back to California once her internship is over in little over a month, and he might go insane if he doesn’t get a chance to show her how she feels. His entire life, he has learned to keep his true hopes and dream deeply hidden, so they can’t be snatched away from him. He’s come to the conclusion that he has to use his wit and charm and skill to manipulate those around him to reach his goals. When Sarah in an unguarded moment lets it slip that she hates him, he’s determined to turn that hate to love, just as he can turn sugar and chocolate into edible treasures.