Just One Taste

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Just One Taste

This is the latest “fun, romantic romp” that this truly good author has delivered in her series entitled, A Recipe for Love.

Wes Murphy is a man from the “other side of the tracks.” During most of his young life, he was used as a pawn by his father who is literally one of the best conmen of his time. In fact, his father was so into self-preservation, he let his poor son take the rap for their last adventure, landing Wes in a home for juvenile delinquents. He’s tried with all his might to scratch and scrape his way out of his former life, and found an absolute love for cooking along the way. As we begin the tale, Wes is literally trying to figure out how to make it through his final-semester cooking class called Food Chemistry-101. This is a particularly difficult class for Wes because he finds cooking a true art form and can’t really be bothered with the chemical reactions that go along with the fantastic dishes he serves up. All that changes, however, when a substitute teacher by the name of Dr. Rosemary Wilkins walks into the classroom.

Rosemary is a scientist right down to the tortoise-shell glasses, messy pigtails, and “Star-Wars” t-shirts she wears. No matter what the “art” of cooking might be for these students, she is far more interested in the chemistry it takes to produce the foods that people love with all their hearts. She’s a genius, a list-maker, and frankly can’t stand the way Wes flirts with her and interrupts her class. As Wes uses everything within his power to get an A from this woman – even sinking to the level of throwing his cuddly, cute, irresistible dog into the mix – he finds himself becoming more and more entranced with how truly fantastic Rosemary is in all aspects of her life. In fact, he gets so beguiled, he realizes pretty early on that she deserves far better than a man like him. The writer not only describes the tastes and scents of the glorious dishes in a way that will make all readers mouths’ water, but the characters are as sinfully delightful as the meals they prepare. As brainy scientist meets bad-boy chef, their “super-hot” chemistry makes you keep turning the pages to enjoy every luscious word. Bon Appétit!

Book Blurb for Just One Taste

He has a hungry mind.
Bad-boy chef Wes Murphy dreads his final semester cooking class—Food Chemistry 101—until he meets the new substitute teacher. Dr. Rosemary Wilkins is a feast for the eyes, though her approach to food is strictly academic. So Wes decides to rattle her Bunsen burner by asking for her hands-on advice—on aphrodisiacs . . .
She’s got love down to a science.

Rosemary is a little wary about working with Wes, whose casual flirtations leave her hot under the collar. But once they begin testing the love-enhancing power of chocolate, oysters, and strawberries, it becomes scientifically evident that the brainy science nerd and the boyish chef have some major chemistry together—and it’s delicious . . . 

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2010 4.00