"Just One Taste" Review

"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

My Review:

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

Setting: 3/5

Romance: 3/5

Uniqueness: 4/5
Cover: 3/5 (I'm not really drawn in)
Writing: 4/5

Bottom Line:
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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  1. I love such character-driven books! They make the story for me...even more than the plot. Great review!

  2. Lacking in social skills? Reminds me of someone. ha! I love the sound of this book.

  3. Nice review. I do like a fun romantic comedy book, since I do not read many, even if I want to

  4. Good review for your books Louisa, Agatha

  5. Just read the guest blog post and review. Wow another positive review and loved the reference to Bones. Just saying that makes me think ... Got to get it.

  6. I love books that involve food and resturants int he setting. This sounds cute!

  7. Hey hon, popping in to see how you are and now I am hungry, lol! Great review hon!
    I hope all is going well for you hon!
    Hugs to you and have a great weekend!

  8. Such an enjoyable read! Have a great weekend!

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  10. I LOVE BBT! Sounds like a character I would dig.


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