Just One Taste (Recipe for Love #3)
Rosemary is a little wary about working with Wes, whose ...more
The humor was often forced and the character of Rosemary too over-the-top. But first, I'll go through what I did like about the book.
Louisa Edwards can still write well when she relaxes and goes with the story. Parts of this book are wonderful, poignant, and engrossing. Also ...more
Wes was raised by his con-artist dad who scammed people for a living. As a result Wes has a knack for reading people – to see their weaknesses and desires. He never went to college and wishes he had been a better student. They traveled a lot and he was pulled out of school to help his dad with scams. At one point Wes was placed in a halfway house for juvenile offenders. T ...more
Ms. Edwards' contemporary romance is a blend of witty dialogue, like-able characters, fun references to pop culture and two protagonists that are complete opposites.
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the con artist dad.
The one who really does love you, who doesn't understand why you aren't more grateful for the wonderful training they gave you in childhood, who you haven' ...more
Okay, so I absolutely love Top Chef and Iron Chef America. I enjoy a few other food-related shows as well but have never really picked up a food/chef related novel before. I admit they interested me enough to add them to my TBR list. So when I was approached to review the latest installment in the Recipe for Love series I thought it was a great chance to see if I’d enjoy some food fiction. I’m happy to report that JUST ONE TASTE was fun, sweet, and deliciously romantic. (Y ...more
This is the 3rd book in the series and even though it was sexy, cute, and quick I wasn't as interested. I am not sure if the theme of restaurant/chef or the implausible premise of the story lessened the attraction but, I did skim through some of the details to get to the dialog. Even though overall I liked the story, it wasn't as good as the previous books.
The hero Wes had been introduced in the earlier books, he wasn't memorable enough to me to warrant his own book, but by adding Rosemary who...more
Contemporary- Aug 31st, 2010
3 1/2 stars
Wes Murphy, a chef want-to-be, has to take Food Chem 101. Unfortunately, it looks like passing the class is going to be a challenge, until the Academy hires Dr. Rosemary Wilkins as one of the new substitute teachers. Serious, geeky Rosemary is attracted to Wes, a bad boy with a loveable mutt, but tries to resist this alien feeling. When they partner up to conduct experiments on aphrodisiacs as part of Wes’s final project, the ...more
For some reason I had a hard time starting this. And it wasn't one I just couldn't put down. I like the story line, and the cast of characters at the Market Resturant were very colorful, and likable. I could feel the attraction between Wes & Rosemary at times, but I want to say Edwards really played up Rosemary's smarts, so it seemed like she wouldn't/didn't respond like a 'woman' would. I mean really, what would you do, if you did the wild thing with a guy on ...more
I'll admit, I was skeptical. I fangirly squealed Can't Stand the Heat, then felt lukewarm toward Too Hot to Handle. How would I receive Wes, a "new" character at Market and Rosemary, a scientist not even in the restaurant business, the main characters of Just One Taste?
Wes...I'll come back to him. I may have a little girl-crush on Rosemary. How could one not, with little moments like these:
Pulling that sweater over her head and feeling the static electricity lift ...more
Years later and Wes is making good on his talents, studying at the acclaimed Academy of Culinary Arts. He’s in his second-to-last rotation, with high hopes of gaining an internship at Adam Temple’s infamous Market restaurant in N ...more
Almost all of this can be credited to one character: Rosemary.
Seriously. Rosemary totally made this book for me. She was so adorably geeky, it was impossible not to love her from the start. She was quirky, hyper-intelligent, but also bumbling and awkward. She wore a lot of nerdy shirts — for which I give Louisa Edwards extra brownie points — such as a Star Wars shirt and even a Browncoat shirt.
Throughout the ...more
The same cannot be said for the main characters of Rosemary and Wes. For vast portions of ...more
Dr. Rosemary Wilkins is filling in as a replacement for Food Chemistry 101. Things just got more interesting for Wes, when he meets Rosemary. Who knew that there were so many different aphrodisiacs?
Just One Taste is the third book in the Recipe for Love trilogy. I have enjoy ...more
The blurb from the book is all about Wes and Rosemary's romance. However, there is a secondary romance, one featuring Jess and Frankie (a gay couple) that has been playing out over the course of the series and finally came to a head during this book. This couple got nearly as much playtime as Wes and Rosemary and it is a shame. It's almost as if both stories were ...more
Review reposted from my Smitten with Reading blog...
The absolute PERFECT end to this wonderful trilogy. These books blend the perfect combination of fun quirky characters, wonderful insightful story lines, mind-blowing heart-wrenching emotions, and absolutely wonderful food and recipes. I ...more
I started out loving this book. Rosie and Wes were such a wonderful pair. Rosie was stellar with her sci-fi references from Buffy to Battle Star and having a few Spock dreams to boot made her brainy and exceptionally clever – in a fun almost self-depreciating way. I kept loving the book until Wes’s father made his big appearance, shortly after Rosie arrive in NYC.
(view spoiler)[I wish everything went differently after that point. From the Rosie/Wes situation to the Wes/Pop’s situation an ...more
Wes hides his past from everybody, not trusting that they'd want him around if they knew where he's been and what he's done. Rosemary hides from people in general, uncomfortable with social interactions where her brain overtakes her tongue.
With all that hiding, how on earth did they show up as co-stars in a ...more
Of course, this was actually my ...more
Then real life romance ensued: Louisa married a journalist and moved to a small ...more
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"It's nothing morally reprehensible or anything, " Wes hastened to assure her. "Just curiosity."
"I think your code name should be Tiberius," she said decisively. "I'll be Uhura."
"Tiberius? As in James Tiberius Kirk?" Wes blinked, then grinned. "Oh my God, this is your version of flirting. How do you say 'I fancy you' in Klingon?”