"Just One Taste"
by Louisa Edwards
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Release Date: Aug 31, 2010
Source: ARC sent by publicist in exchange for honest review
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Wes is an ex-con man looking to make a new start in the culinary profession. Scientist Rosemary has just started a new job as Wes' substitute culinary professor. Circumstances collide and they end up collaborating on a project researching aphrodisiacs. Will two polar opposites attract in the kitchen?
The character of Rosemary was so funny and so well drawn by the author. If you're a fan of Sheldon from the show "Big Bang Theory" or Bones from the show "Bones," you will love Rosemary! She's so literal in everything. While she's a genius and was a child prodigy, she's severely lacking in social skills.
I loved the secondary romance between bad boy Frankie and sweet, loveable Jess. Jess was much more appealing to me because I love a sweet guy over a bad boy any day! But as a couple, they clicked. I liked that Frankie was so jealous over Jess' friendship with Wes. It was unique and refreshing to see a gay romantic storyline as the secondary romance.
The book does talk about food and restaurants but not to the point that it alienates non foodies like me.
Main Characters: 5/5 (Rosemary)
Supporting Characters: 5/5
Cover: 3/5 (I'm not really drawn in)
This book was definitely an escape, I wouldn't go into it expecting realism. But as a fun romantic comedy with a great heroine, it really succeeds.
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