Title: A Taste of You
Author: Teri Anne Stanley
Publication: July 3rd 2017
Pages: 230 pages
Office supply addict Eve McGrath’s meticulously organized life is on the verge of crashing at her feet. Blue Mountain distillery’s new tasting and visitor center has to be finished pronto or her mother will lose her mind. Good thing Eve likes a challenge—which is exactly what she’ll face trying to convince the flaky contractor’s hot son to finish the job.
Nick Baker is back in Kentucky just long enough to get his wayward dad back on his feet. Then he’s gone. Unfortunately, he can’t resist helping Eve, the sexy distiller-in-distress, whose addictive, bourbon-flavored kisses threaten his carefully constructed boundaries. And if he can’t rein himself in, the uncomfortable secrets of past will nail him to the wall…
Entangled Lovestruck| Rel: July 3, 2017
MY RATING: 3/5 STARS
I saw a lot of hype for this book when I first started my twitter account . Intrigued by the title, the cover, and the new author I have yet had the chance to read, I was excited to download it and see what the hype was about.
Expecting a light-heart romantic comedy, A Taste of You by Teri Anne Stanley is borderline it. What I mean is that both characters, Nick and Eve come from such dark pasts that it gives off this raw and real truth to it. Not every character is born from a privileged background. Not every character is happy growing up. Both Nick and Eve come from families that suffered alcoholism, failed marriages, and disappointment.
Nick, our resident hero, wants nothing to do with helping his father fulfill his contract with Eve. One look at her, and he knew he couldn’t stand a chance if they spent more than the allotted time together. He thinks he’s a wash up, a replica of his father, and therefore, he doesn’t believe Eve should even touch her with a ten feet pole. It was sad to see him go through this but what I enjoyed about this character was that instead of being flawed by association, Teri Anne Stanley made him more by the plot twist towards the end. I’m not going to spoil it because that’s rude and you should read it yourself! Ha!
Eve, our heroine, is not the pencil pusher she is. Her father, just like Nick’s, was an alcoholic that lied, cheated, and ultimately drank himself to death. Coping for her father’s death was never in her agenda she keeps everything up to date with, but instead she takes care of her mother who was too proud to admit that her husband was an alcoholic. Despite the pressures of her family, Eve remains to be quite like your average gal from other romantic novels. She’s sweet, caring, and fierce.
The reason why this book is not a perfect 5 out of 5 stars for me is because it didn’t hit the mark in my heart. There were parts that dragged–as do with all books that are part in a series and when you read from the middle instead of the beginning. And it lacked the spark I wanted. Instead of a spark, I got a snap, crackle, pop! Enough to keep me going but not enough for me to think about long after I finished the book.
Read it but i suggest reading the other books before this one so you can truly understand the characters.