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Just Dessert

(Decadent #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  293 ratings  ·  93 reviews
Just Dessert

After his last girlfriend left a bad taste in his mouth for commitment, Damon Noble nixes the idea of a relationship. He simply orders and pays for what he needs. Why ask for the full menu when you can just order dessert?

Pure hearted Katarina Cross has a simple life plan; finish school and find a job. Everything is on track until Damon walks onto the scene, th
Paperback, 364 pages
Published April 4th 2014 by Createspace (first published April 2nd 2014)
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Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a sweet, sexy seductive read with sweet dessert every women would love to be a part of. Kat is in college living with her best friend who is an escort. When her friend over books her time she ask Kat for help. Kat being the sweet lady you every met agrees to help thus meeting and agreeing to escort Damon for the evening. The time she spends with him will change her life forever.

When Damon meets Kat for the first time his breath is taken away leaving him feeling things he hasn’t felt in
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Katarina Cross has her life on track. She's about to finish college and try to find a job in her field. She agrees to help a friend by escorting a business man to a charity function, and things seem to go in directions she doesn't expect from there. Damon Noble is a successful business man who is not interested in relationships. he pays escorts to attend business functions with him and leaves it at that. When Katarina accompanies him to a fundraiser as a stand-in for another escort, he finds him ...more
For the Love of Books
Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that have so many great things going for it…extremely likable male & female lead characters that are honest, expressive with their feelings and exude maturity, strong supportive characters and best of of…it’s NOT PART OF A SERIES!!! Don’t get me wrong, some of my favorite authors write books that are not only in a series, but actually in long term series… I’m talking some series that have been ongoing for YEARS! And I love them and am obsessively loyal to them… the ...more
Sara Oxton
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just Deserts by Kelly Collins a sugar sweet five-star read. This is the first book in the Decedent series. The first book by this author I have read, it won’t be the last, its hot and heavy and not suitable for less mature readers, as it does contain scenes of a sexual nature, but nothing extreme.
“Life is uncertain. Eat desert first” quote from Ernestine Ulmer, this quote sums this book up the book shows that life is uncertain, so you should take every day while you can. Don’t live in the past
Anny hernandez
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was provide a copy of the book by the Author for an honest review.

I just finish reading this book, and I love it, love the characters, and love how the book turn out to be, this is such a sweet story, I am gone keep this short since I don't want to give anything away.

This is the story about Katarina (A.K.A.)Kat, and Damon, Kat is normal hardworking girl, she is also upfront, no nonsense, determined, headstrong, and is about to finish college, all she want is to find that special some one and f
It was okay. Loads of dessert, I would have liked a little more substantial romance out of the "bedroom" though. Katarina is a great character and deserves her HEA. Damon, I just don't know about him, I am just not convinced that he loves her. All the dessert really didn't bother me but the ending was not convincing and fell flat, the anticipation build-up was there but I'm still not convinced that he is really ready to be with her forever or capable to freely communicate with her about any or e ...more
ByoBook Club
Mar 21, 2015 rated it really liked it

What happens when your best friend owns an escort service and needs your help? You become an escort for the night for a wealthy business man who doesn’t date. Kat is the typical college student in her final year. Her days consist of school, work and no time for a social life. So when her friend and roommate, Emma, who owns her own escort service needs a favor. Emma turns to the one person who knows her better than anyone, Kat. What was supposed to be a one night thing and just a date turns into
DJ Sakata
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult
Favorite Quotes:

“I have never had an experience like that. My best sexual experience was by myself.”

“You brand me with your kisses. You mesmerize me with your laugh. You astonish me with your candor. And you completely paralyze my heart with your ability to love.”

“Trevor is like a bad rash. He shows up when you least expect him to and he’s hard to get rid of.”

“I’ll be yours for as long as you’ll have me. I want to be your forever.”

My Review:

I adored this book from beginning to end. I had never
May 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely adored Katarina, although she seems way to perfect to be real, you just can not hate her. Her best friend and roommate holds a job that is not conventional so when she asks Katarina to take her place at an event and make a quick $300 Katarina is hesitant. But the end result was more then she could ever have asked for.
Damon is a a rich man with a pain filled past. So it is only natural that he is hesitant to be in any relationship. But when Katarina rebuffs his advances it makes him
Jun 14, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked the story but the language was very formal and stilted. The way the characters talked was reminiscent of Victorian era books.
Kate's Corner
So I'm in the minority here, 2 Stars. The good part is no insta love. The chemistry of the characters was ok but there was a lot of drivel.
Jan 07, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Just Dessert

After his last girlfriend left a bad taste in his mouth for commitment, Damon Noble nixes the idea of a relationship. He simply orders and pays for what he needs. Why ask for the full menu when you can just order dessert?

Pure hearted Katarina Cross has a simple life plan; finish school and find a job. Everything is on track until Damon walks onto the scene, the sweetest confection she has ever laid eyes on. As a favor to a friend, Kat agrees
Apr 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Meet Kat, or Katerina, she’s a quiet, normal hardworking girl who agrees, under sufferance, to help out her best friend Emma who has double booked herself.

Emma is an escort…not a prostitute, an escort. She gives her time, in exchange for money, and it works pretty well, for Emma.

Meet Damon, he’s a high powered businessman, wealthy, with no time or inclination for a relationship, so he hires Emma, for social functions, when he’s expected to have a classy, beautiful
Kathy Wideman
Mar 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I really liked this book. Katarina Cross agrees to help her friend and roommate, Emma who is escort. The only escort who doesn’t offer any extra services if you know what I mean. She just has to accompany a man to a dinner for night. If only she knew that one choice would change everything. Damon has had a bad experience with his last girlfriend so now he just hires someone for his needs. That is until he meets Kat. He wants to try something more with her but his way. He wants is to be like busi ...more
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I think my heart just melted into a big pile of mushy love…sigh…
What a beautiful and touching story. So in this book we are taken through this journey that is Kat and Damon’s relationship. It’s an exploration of their feelings, their intimacy, their past and their future.
Kat is an upfront, no nonsense, determined, headstrong female with little experience in the romance department even though she has dreamed of nothing else but finding and falling in love. Damon is a gorgeous successful man with
Cassandra Burchett
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I started this book last night with the notion of just read at most a chapter before bed. Before I knew it it was 6am! The story of Katarina and Damon is one that I need to have in paperback, not just ebook. I laughed and was on the verge of tears throughout this book. (not unhappy tears) Kelly does an amazing job portraying this story. You can feel the love, heartache, and passion. Every emotion is perfectly wrote out in a way that makes it appear as if you are in the story with them. Damon is ...more
K. Webster
Mar 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books for me that just made me smile THE ENTIRE TIME! Sometimes you just need a good, fast, sexy read and this book definitely delivered!

Katarina finds herself doing a favor for her best friend that lands her meeting one of the hottest bachelors in town. Damon is immediately taken with her, thus their sexy romance begins.

I loved how open these two characters were with one another. There were never any secrets and they talked about their desires and pasts. This bonded them e
Melonie Merritt
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***** I was gifted a copy of this book for an honest review*****

I was hooked on this book from the very beginning. Katarina and Damon stole me heart! At first I was worried about how the story started. I thought it would just be another smut filled novel , but that was not the case. While there are several steamy scenes that is not all this book is about. Katarina and Damon's story has it all. It is a great romance but it also has a little tragedy and drama that keeps you interested and turning
Karen Voitik
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thought this book was so well written. The interactions between the characters, Damon kat, rose, Trevor, were so real and very entertaining. I felt the ending was a little abrupt. The accident with kat and Damon's self awareness could have played a much deeper role. I did shed a tear at what Kat felt was a betrayal. It was so much more than just understanding what she saw. I never cry at books and this one got me. If you want a wonderful, fun story, this is a great book to read!
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a really lovely love story that I enjoyed reading.

Kats got her life sorted. She plans to finish college and then get a job. When her friend asks her to help out as she has double booked Kat ends up meeting the delicious Damon. Damons a successful guy who employs an escort when he needs someone on his arm.

This is a really sweet funny romantic story with great sexy scenes in it.
Great read.
Sophie Koufes
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in the Decadent Series. Katarina Cross & Damon Noble have a chance meeting that changes both there lives. A compelling written and developed novel with no plot holes. The premise of the novel is captivating. With engaging lead & supporting character's. A sweet & sexy spicy novel that is decadently delicious. Looking forward to reading Book 2 which is Katarina's best friend Emma's story.
Shelly Celli
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Must read!

This was an amazing read. The connection they have is immediate and the chemistry is out of this world. The loss he's had in his life has sucked him into a pit and doesn't want to let him go, but with love, patience and honesty, he slowly drags himself out of that pit. Definitely a must read!
suzanne menees
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this!

This was so good. Katrina is independent, strong and well adjusted (weird, I know) and Damon is successful in business but not in his private life. The two of them together is fun, and the things they explore with each other is hot. The friends and family are enjoyable and I can't wait to read the next one.
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

The characters are likable, but I just felt that the conversations between them were very unnatural at times.

I also expected a cliffhanger at the end of this book...something to get my attention and want read the 2nd book in the Decadent series.
Avery Claire
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It had the right amount sweet and spicy! The bedroom scenes are off the charts smoking hot!! The characters are strong, with intriguing personalities, and are easy to fall in love for....DAMON especially! I hope to read more from these characters in the future.
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story with an unconventional beginning. Just like the name implies, it was sweet and, at times even decadent. Kelly tells a great story with just enough smut to make it good, but not so much it's overwhelming. I look forward to reading the next book in the series!
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
similar to other books, but I wanted Damon to be more alpha dominate. I just didn't get much out of him in personality. Skipped alot to finish to the end.
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. I really enjoyed Katarina's & Damon's story. Kind of kept me on the edge of my seat. Really enjoying this new author to me.
Elle Jefferson
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is as yummy as the cover. Love Damon Noble mmmm!
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