Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Taste of You (The Epicurean Series)

A Taste of You (The Epicurean Series)
by Sorcha Grace
Published by Premier Digital Services
234 pages
Genre: chick lit; romance
Thanks to NetGalley for the preview
3.5 / 5

Aaaaaand here we go again. Wealthy, good looking man with tortured past meets fragile woman, falls in love, and events conspire to try to tear them asunder. Along the way, many hot sexy times take place.

In this case, we have Catherine, a young widow who recently relocated from California to Chicago in an attempt to start over. She's a food photographer, and opportunities beckon in the Windy City, thanks in large part to her pal Beckett. One day en route from a job, she slams into a grey-eyed mystery man to whom she feels a fierce, immediate connection. When she later sees him again while at work, she wonders. Is it fate? Something else? And what is it about him that holds such a powerful allure?

William Lambourne is a walking fantasy. Tall, gorgeous, wealthy, and mysterious. He also likes Cat and wants to make her his. His dogged pursuit pays off, and the two begin their courtship. Each has Issues, however. There is the death of Cat's husband, for one, and then there is William. What really happened to his family?

There is a slight mystery here, but the drawing force is the relationship between William and Cat. When they hit the sheets, they leave scorched skid marks in their wake. Cat's reluctance to get involved with him is intended to be logical, yet it makes her look like an idiot. We understand that she went through a rough time and that her husband's death affected her terribly, but come on. COME ON. William? He's pretty spectacular.

Now, the sex scenes. They're solid. William is the sort of lover we enjoy reading about, and Cat is game for his headboard rocking. As she should be, quite frankly. They aren't the hottest or most graphic I've read, but they're good.

The book ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, so there is more to come in Cat and Williams's story. Should you read it? Yes, if you're in the mood for something fun and escapist.

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