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First Taste (The Lust List: Devon Stone #1)

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  289 Ratings  ·  71 Reviews
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The Lust List - Take Your Pick
They're the world's sexiest bachelors. The men of ScandalLust mag's infamous Lust List are young, wealthy, and, oh, did we mention? HOT.

When scandal follows them everywhere, there’s no hiding from the cameras.

They're irresistible, insatiable—and talented in all the right ways. Every woman wants them. But these
Published (first published November 18th 2014)
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Oct 20, 2014 -C- rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm confused and I don't know how to rate this book.
At the beginning I was afraid that this story might be similar to Kaidan’s story. But no, it’s not. Kaidan and Devon are living the same life, but they see it in very different ways.

It’s Davon and Olivia story. Devon is a very mysterious and I don't understand him. Whether it is a player or or anyone who has something to hide.
Olivia has not had the easy past and she struggles with that.
Orchids. “Each one is so extraordinary it stands beaut
Vivian Jane ✯

**ARC kindly provided by Mira Bailee for an honest review!**
*Quotes may differ upon publication*
>>Link to my review of One Condition<<


No goodbye. No more sexual advances. He just leaves, and I'm dumbfounded. I don't know whether to hate him or fantasize about him. I can't pinpoint how I went from bombing an interview to following this Devon guy around like a schoolgirl chasing after her crush.
Olivia Margot meets Devon Stone due to a job
Mira Bailee
Nov 18, 2014 Mira Bailee added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Lately I lose interest when it's lust at first sight. I don't kind a few comments here and there about them being attractive, but otherwise.... Although it wasn't that strong in here, I still couldn't connect with the characters for some reason. Anyways, disappointment, blah blah. Next book.
Nov 11, 2016 Sophia marked it as dnf-set-aside-for-later  ·  review of another edition
I got this one as part of the Red Hot Lovers Boxed set that I've been reading through book by book. I have to admit upfront that I only mildly intrigued by the blurb, but thought I'd give it a try since books have surprised me before and hooked me in.

Sadly, this was not one of them.
I DNF'd at chapter 8 when I just could not drum up any interest for the characters or the story line. I feel a little guilty because the heroine is struggling with mental health issues in which she is fixated on sch
Jeanette Oglesby
Oct 28, 2014 Jeanette Oglesby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

New Book Boyfriend Alert!!! If you are looking for a new bad boy, then Devon is for you. I liked this story very much. The book started a little slow for me at first, but after it got started I was hooked. I really liked the story line and can't wait to see where this story takes me.

Olivia and Devon's story is just really starting in this book. Olivia is a shy girl who has been scarred from past relationships and is no
Nov 06, 2015 Megan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-kindle, 2015
This one didn't really do anything for me. I found it hard to relate to the characters, and follow the plot line. I did a lot more skimming than actually reading it and almost DNF, but I really hate to do that so I stuck it out. I don't know it was okay,and had potential to be good. The drama and intrigue of the rich and famous and the secrets they keep. Then factor in a neurotic, guilt ridden middle class girl and her friend into the mix and you could have one hell of a story if done right. ...more
I received an ARC for an honest review. Where to start? To be honest, I found the characters underdeveloped and quite plain. I almost didn't finish the book because I found nothing to really draw my attention. No offense to those who liked it. While I saw potential, I did not find it be used here. Maybe I missed something but I will hold out hope for the next one.
Oct 18, 2014 Teri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I received a copy of this book from the author for a honest review.

Oh Devon...I a fan. A huge fan!

I'm all worried and freaking out here!!!! That all not what it seems???

Gotta love a series that gets your emotions all flowing!!!! These Stone twins are a must read and get to know!!!!
eh, Devon Stone is alright, I guess. Kaidan's still the biggest asshat. ha, now I'm comparing the two brothers. why is this so short?
Dec 15, 2014 Janice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing start to Devon's story

"Devon and Kaidan Stone aren't your ordinary twin brothers. These hunky bachelors have stories to tell, and it's the women in their lives that'll uncover who they truly are. Olivia Margot is too responsible to hook up with a bad boy like Devon, but maybe he's the exact sort of trouble she needs."

In this first book, we meet Olivia and her roommate, Maddie. Olivia, a recent college graduate with a degree in Hospitality, is trying to get dressed for a job interview wit
Dec 19, 2014 ButtonsMom2003 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great start to The Lust List: Devon Stone serial.

First I have to disclose that I really don’t care for serial books – BUT – I knew this was a *serial when I agreed, no actually asked, to review this one. I’ve been reviewing Nova Raines The Lust List: Kaidan Stone serial. I really like them so I wanted to read and review the parallel story about Devon. One thing about these two parallel serials that I do like is the fact that we know up front how many “episodes” there will be.

First Taste caught
Oct 21, 2014 Elke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book from Mira Bailee for a honest review of the books. So, here it is.
When I saw the cover, my first thoughts were: oh well,today we're reading a smutty novel..just a guy and a girl going at it finished.
damn, was I in for a surprise...
She, Olivia, is a shy girl, haunted by scars of the past. In order to deal with these scars, she develops what sounds to me like some sort of mild OCD..she needs little reassurances to cope with life.
When she goes on an interview for a job
Feb 12, 2015 Darlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: MIRA BAILEE
Shelves: arc
I rec'd and ARC of FIRST TASTE from the author Mira Bailee, in exchange for an honest opinion. This is mousieys very honest opinion of her fantastic an amazing read!! OMG YOU HAVE TO READ THIS HOT BOOK!! Ms Bailee has out done herself with this one!! YOU HAVE TO GET YOUR COPY OF IT AND JOIN THE LUST LIST!!
She has a way with writing that makes her characters jump right off the page and come to life. This story is about a young women who is trying to over come an obsession of always using alarms
Nov 08, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: given-for-review
I was very kindly given a copy of First Taste to review.

Having previously just finished reading One Condition I started First Taste under the worrying feeling that the story lines would be too similar for me to be able to tell them apart and that the characters in both books would be horrendous clones of each other. Wow was that totally the wrong misgiving to hold to this book. Our two main characters Olivia and Devon have enough depth and mystery about them to make this an absolutely thrilling
Nov 23, 2014 Meetta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book. It was a fast, fun and sexy read. I have to say that, as of right now, Devon Stone is my favorite Stone brother (sorry Nova Raines :-) ). Devon’s moods sure put Olivia’s head (and heart) on a roller coaster ride (and mine too damn it!). But a lot of this is explained in the book once you read it (and you’ll want to read it).

Olivia is someone who has had a tragic even in her past that has been difficult for her to deal with (which is completely understandable). Olivia
Well, well, well, now we have Devon's story. I don't know if it is because I read "Kaidan's story" first that I'm unbiased probably because I prefer a little more angst and a jerkish hero. Nonetheless, I liked it a lot. I want to know more about Olivia and her personal baggage and I want to know the story between the twins, what happened to make their relationship so strained? I loved Devon he seems very sweet towards Olivia and even when I hated Olivia a teeny tiny bit and I wished a little ...more
Jul 11, 2015 crashqueen73 rated it it was ok
I managed to finish this one.... probably because it was short enough to finish in one sitting and if it hadn't been .... well, I probably would not have finished it.

Really, this book (and another I have just finished or DNF actually) should be written from the male POV because, at least then, I might believe all the brain in the nether regions. Don't get me wrong, I get women thinking guys are hot but page after page after page of some women thinking with her vagina just makes me roll my eyes a
Nov 23, 2014 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read a few romance novels over the years, and usually find them to be shallow and trashy. Little in the way of plot; characters tend to fall flat. They are to women what internet porn is to men. Not so with First Taste.

Ms. Bailee has given us a fun, intriguing story of unlikely romance between the 3rd most lust-worthy hunk in Hollywood, and an ordinary every-girl. Olivia is awkward and somewhat broken, struggling to find her way in life with her far-too-gorgeous roommate Mattie. Devon is
Danny Jeffery
Oct 25, 2014 Danny Jeffery rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in a new serial about Olivia and Devon. Devon is one of the world's sexiest bachelors and the black sheep of the Stone (Record Label mogul) family, having enjoyed the high life of fame and fortune. Olivia is the exact opposite struggling to get by every day and trying to cope with a traumatic incident in her past. They come into each others lives when Olivia goes for a job interview at the Stone residence.

The story in this book predominately deals with Olivia and Devon an
**ARC provided by author for an honest review**

After reading One Condition (The Lust List Kaidan Stone #1) by Nova Raines I was a little nervous to see where First Taste would end up. It was the total opposite, which I LOVED!!! In some aspects I enjoyed this more than Kaiden's story, I think partially due to Devon being highly likable and charming. There is defiantly something up with this family though and am very intrigued to find out. I have some theories...

I enjoyed Olivia, though it frustrated me on some of the reactions she had with Devon...give h
Mary Mooney
Nov 14, 2014 Mary Mooney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Olivia Margot lets alarms run her life. Ones that helps keep her on track of what she has to do. It was a tragic occurrence that made her this way. When she goes to an interview for a job as an assistant, she meets a handsome guy that she would like to know better. When she doesn't get the job, the handsome guy steps up and makes the mean/rude man that interviewed her hire her. Now she has a job and a handsome man that she owes her thanks to. When she finds out that Devon, the handsome man, is a ...more
Deborah Bean
Dec 16, 2014 Deborah Bean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First Taste by Mira Bailee was a fun read. Olivia is totally neurotic when it comes to anything doing with time and Devon just blows hot and cold. They come from totally different backgrounds but cannot seem to keep their attraction for each other at bay.
This story reminds me of high school with wondering “does he like me, does he even know who I am”. The fun part is watching how they seem to just fit together despite their differences. I look forward to reading the rest of the series because n
Ariadne James
Nov 21, 2014 Ariadne James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received this free for the NOOK, in exchange for an honest review.*
Ugh, Devon was totally dreamy. I just loved him. I don't know which brother I like better. Him or Kaidan? That is the question.
Overall I loved this book. It was really good, and well written. I could really relate with Hayley in some ways. I have anxiety problems too, and when she would become anxious I could really feel for her. Although I'm not as bad as her.
I would totally recommend it is such a fun read and I could not st
Nov 26, 2014 Sue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Be still my beating heart! the lust list is a series of books about twin brothers Kaidan and Devon. kaidan's story was the first I read, I was hooked and a little in love so no question about it I had to read Devon's story, now I'm torn, which brother do I choose ???
Devon is a rich bad boy that the press love to catch in scandalous situations but he appears to have a softer slightly insecure side in private or at least with Olivia and Olivia is a long way from Devon's world and struggling to co
Nov 11, 2014 Manahil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*An ARC received in exchange for an honest review*

OMG!!!!!! This book was soooo good!!!! First of all, I LOVED Devon, but I mean how could you not? And Olivia was a really sweet and cool character, too. I especially loved Olivia's problem (view spoiler) which was a really brilliant idea. I'm not only looking forward for their relationship, but the plot is super interesting. Most importantly, that ending though!!!!! I can't explain how happy that made
Bette Hansen
Nov 16, 2014 Bette Hansen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this one!! Devon Stone is definitely my favorite Stone brother. While Devon and Kaiden may be twins, they definitely approach life differently. Devon is the bad boy and appears to want nothing to do with the business. When he meets shy, reserved, and slightly OCD Olivia he is immediately interested but convincing Olivia to give them a chance proves a bit difficult. Olivia can't understand what a guy like Devon Stone would want with her nor does she feel she can handle the life he deals ...more
Nov 16, 2014 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received the copy for free in exchange for an honest review, so here goes...

I was immediately drawn in by Olivia and her OCD behavior and I'm looking forward to exploring that in more detail!! She's a quirky chick who you can connect to that finds herself drawn to one Mr. Devon Stone.
Devon is one half of the infamous Stone Twins who find themselves in the limelight more than they'd like. Devon seems to be the outcast and has a bit of a bad boy rep which makes him irresistable!

I cannot wait to
Sep 22, 2015 Laure rated it it was amazing
Olivia is struggling to survive and control every aspect of her life. She lands a job interview with a party planner at one of Hollywoods elite families' home. Devon Stone sees her crying outside the office door, and makes sure she gets the job. Devon makes it clear that he wants a relationship with Olivia but she can't see how it would work. Devon's past, and the paparozzi always following him make Olivia hesitate to get involved. After some ups and downs, on again, off agains, Olivia will ...more
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