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One More Taste

(One and Only Texas #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  62 reviews
Welcome to Dulcet, Texas, home of the legendary Briscoe Ranch Resort, where one man will discover that revenge is a dish best served sizzling hot…

Ambitious and talented, chef Emily Ford has the chops to make it in the cutthroat culinary world—which is why she refuses to accept her demotion at the hands of Knox Briscoe, the new CEO of Briscoe Ranch Resort. He has grand plan
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 4th 2016 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Claire Robinson
Sep 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: smp, shit-hot-series
5 - "Keep my secret..." "... Yes. Forever." Stars!

We return to the Briscoe Ranch Resort for the second book in Melissa Cutler’s One and Only Texas Series, and this time the story focuses on the relatively unknown Knox Briscoe and Resort Chef Emily Ford.

So much happens in this book it’s hard to know where to start without giving anything important away. I have been a fan of this author for a while so I know how well she can weave a story together, and this one certainly has more than a few layers
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

One More Taste was a well written and heartwarming read.
Loved the Emily and Knox, they entertained me, they frustrated me, they made me laugh and they touched my heart with their story.

Overall, One More Taste is a beautiful and heartfelt romance that will entertain you from start to finish and leave you with a heart full of happy feels.

I'm loving the One and Only Texas series, each book can be read as a standalone and I highly recommend them.

A big thank you to St. Martin's Press via Net
4.5 Stars

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Originally posted at Scandalicious Book Review

I have had a run of really great reads recently, and one of the best in the lot is One More Taste by Melissa Cutler. This is book 2 in the One and Only Texas series. I mentioned this in my last review, but if you have not read a book by this author, and in particular, this series, you are missing out. Some of my favorite books feature characters whose principles I admire. I respect those who have the courage to pay a price for thei
Sep 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-books, romance
I highly enjoyed One Hot Summer, the first book in the series and was pretty excited to read this sequel. The reason is that Emily Ford, the temperamental and passionate chef, is starring as the heroine here. Imagine this, she spills peach soup all over Knox right in the first chapter! I was curious to see how Knox could soften her up.

Unfortunately, this book suffered from unlikable family drama coming from the Briscoe family that sometimes eclipsed the relationship. The first book featured two
Jacob Proffitt
Dec 14, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: steamy, romance, giveaways
While the second of a series, you really don't need to have read the first to enjoy this one. Indeed, the characters from the first barely appear at all.

The book starts pretty well. I liked Knox and Emily from the start and couldn't wait for them to clash. Knox is one of those commanding men who cares deeply about the people in his life and I always fall for that guy. Emily is master of her domain and not much interested in anything else and I always fall for powerful women. So for the most part
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mix a dash of fun and sexy with a pinch of witty dialogue. Add a sprinkle of quirky characters, one ambitious, mind reading chef and one large alpha cowboy. Stir in a deep, emotional romance, and you’ve got a delicious story that will leave you begging for just ONE MORE TASTE.

Chef at Briscoe Ranch Resort, Emily Ford is known for wowing elite guests with her gastronomic marvels. She has a real knack for figuring out what makes people tick and the ideal emotions to elicit in them with her food.
Sep 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Emily Ford is a women without a past, and a women with a past filled with too much pain to ever be repeated. She has finally found a home over the last 10 years on the Briscoe ranch as the events chef. Emily excels at staying invisible and yet always knowing what is going on. After all if she wants to remain hidden then she has to stay anonymous. But when that ambiguity is threatened by the long lost cousin of the Briscoe's shows back up on the ranch in order to help keep the ranch open her easi ...more
Lori Meehan
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
I truly enjoy this series and I can't wait for the next book. The world Melissa Cutler built at the Briscoe Ranch steeped in family tradition and the magic of romance sucks you in and truly makes you a believer. Ms. Cutler has written characters that are fun, unique and hilarious and the use of unstable creatures will make you laugh out load. In this book we have a haunted truck and a attack crap and a very serious subject and a plot twist that I did see coming and was not sure I liked. Emily Fo ...more
Cathy Geha
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A haunted thirty year old truck driven by Knox Briscoe is only one aspect of this story that is quirky…there is also an attack carp named Phantom and a motor-scooter riding cane-wielding grandmother. Knox is bent on revenge against his uncle, Ty Briscoe, having been raised by his father to believe Ty did them out of their fair share of inheriting Briscoe Ranch. He has a plan and will stick to it…if he can. Little does he realize that what he thinks is true and what actually is true might not be ...more
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the second book featuring the Briscoe Ranch Resort in the One Only Texas series. It can definitely be read as a stand alone novel but the characters and plots are so well done you will want to read the first book in the series. Knox Briscoe is out for revenge when he offers to bail out the financially strapped family resort. He is determined to get control and then sell it. However, he doesn't factor in the resort's head chef, Emily Ford. Emily has her own secrets and plans for the futur ...more
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Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This book appealed to me because lately I have been missing home (Texas) and the heroine in the story is a chef, and lately I have been spending a lot of time in the kitchen trying to learn new things about cooking. I didn't realize it until I was a few chapters in, but the setting and some of the characters really seemed somewhat familiar to me, and that's when it hit me. I
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One More Taste by Melissa Cutler is an engaging romance between a chef and a CEO with an agenda. This newest addition to the delightful One and Only Texas series easily stands on its own, but I highly recommend the previous installments as well.

Determined to right a thirty plus year wrong, Knox Briscoe has cleverly maneuvered himself into a position that will allow him to wrest control of the Briscoe Ranch Resort from his estranged Uncle Ty. Knox is part owner in a very lucrative investment comp
Under the Covers Book Blog
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Briscoe Ranch brings in a long lost family member in hopes of taking the family business out of its financial rut. Knox Briscoe is rich enough and definitely qualified enough to do the job. This Briscoe has big plans to turn Briscoe Ranch into a money making pit and make it something beyond everyone’s expectations. Unfortunately, his plans will be derailed by several issues including “The Riff”, a generations-old family feud, a temperamental Chef that he can’t seem to shake off, and feelings ...more
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Emily Ford has worked at Briscoe Ranch Resort for 10 years. Over the years, she has risen in the ranks and is now the Special Event Catering Chef. Her dream is to open her own restaurant at the resort. That dream is put in jeopardy with the arrival of Knox Briscoe, who has his own set of plans for the resort. Knox wants to get the resort back in the black and then sell the resort out from under his uncle Ty’s nose, to exact revenge on him and his grandfather for kicking his father out of the fam ...more
Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it
review to be on joyfully reviewed
The quirky humour starts it all off, with almost slapstick rom-com scenes rolled into a montage playing to constant background music belted out by the latest indie rising stars. Throw in a massive fish hell bent on tormenting Knox and a supposedly haunted truck, and ‘One More Taste’ quite forgivably makes you think this is going to be a fun romp whose biggest challenge is the getting the combination of gastronomic delights perfect. Yet what starts out as Knox Briscoe’s challenge to Emily Ford’s ...more
Danielle Urban
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One More Taste is indeed the perfect title to this stunning new release by Melissa Cutler. Inside, readers will find a story about passion, food, and family. The words create sensual yet exotic tale woven beautifully for all to enjoy. Yet, something dark and secretive is inside as well. Abusive relationships both present and the past are woken. A young woman ran away from her abusive family. But now, after meeting one man. She learns that she can't hide any longer. Love and safety need to happen ...more
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
Wow just Wow!
This book is number two in a series and not having read number one I was afraid I would be lost. What I can tell you is that not only was I not lost but I was pulled in hook, line, and sinker. Once I started it I couldn't put it down.
This author is so good. She pulls you into the story of Briscoe Ranch Resort and introduces you to the family and some of the employees.
You meet Emily Ford who is the Chef with plans to open her own restaurant at the resort. Then you meet Knox who has
Linda Rea
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just love Briscoe ranch everybody there and in this story Emily the chef who works there has no one so she unofficially adopted the Briscoe's. Emily's goal in life is to be a chef on the ranch serving over the top food but here comes Knox Briscoe the estranged cousin of the family and he is gonna make changes. Emily figures her time here is done but after a very heated meeting with Ty Briscoe and Knox, Knox tells her to cook for him for a month and then he will decide. Emily has always tried t ...more
Karen Roma
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Briscoe Ranch Resort books are absolutely worth the read if you like your stories packed with angst, mystery, dastardly deeds, simmering passion and loads of laughs too!

This second story in the One Only Texas series can definitely be read as a standalone, but to really appreciate the background and character plots, you’d be remiss not to start at the very beginning; and don’t forget there’s a prequel!

Knox Briscoe starts out as the underhanded nephew with an anterior motive for his offered fi
Bette Hansen
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic book. The second in the series but easily read standalone. It's filled with humor, romance, revenge. All the good stuff! Knox and Emily are great characters and I thought they worked perfectly together.

Knox has one thing on his mind when he arrives at Briscoe Ranch Resort. Revenge! His now deceased father was cut out of the family fortune so making the rest of the Briscoe family pay is his one goal. What he doesn't expect is meeting the fiery and passionate Emily Ford and d
Reader's Lust
Oct 18, 2016 added it
Shelves: romance
Emily is a chef that has a job at a family resort and looking to start toward setting up a restaurant that she would be responsible for. In comes Knox he has bought into this resort with his investor friends and he is part of the family that owns the resort. But he has been estranged from the family due to an issue with his father. Knox goes into this with one thought in mind and that is not to like his family and find love.

I found this book charming as I loved bot the main characters and the s
Shanda Rader
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
One more taste makes you want more than just a taste. What a great read. With twist and turns at every way I'm happy that I read this book. What is Chef Emily bidding from her loved ones and then you have Knox what is he up too. Will you have to read to see and what happens will knock your hats off.. Love the one before this book but you do t need go read before. But I would read each one can't wait for the next book. Thank you Melissa for your great book. Shanda Rader BOC review team
Isha Coleman
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Emily has the talent, dedication and confidence to make a name for herself in her chosen field. Nothing will stand in her way, not even the opinionated, arrogant CEO. Knox and Emily were like a tornado, the tension had the ability to consume everything in it's wake. When dealing with passionate immovable forces, casualties are usually a forgone conclusion. One More Taste is a blend of sensual flavors that permeates the taste buds while appealing to the heart.
Donna Was A Scandal
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sunny strongly encourages us to read this author and this particular series. Take a look at her very insightful review over on Scandalicious Book Reviews:
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the series and has as much fun and emotional turmoil as the first book (One Hot Summer). Emily is the brilliant chef at the Briscoe ranch. She has been there for ten years, working her way up from night shift line cook to head chef for events. She has plans for her own restaurant at the resort, plans that have already been approved by Ty. She's stunned when a new investor in the resort makes it clear that his plans don't include hers.

Knox Briscoe is Ty's nephew, the so
Once Upon a Romance Reviews

Reviewed by Robyn
Sexual Content: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content: None
Violent Content: None

Chef Emily Ford has the talent to make it big, even if she hasn’t worked at all the ‘in’ places in the culinary world. So when the new CEO of Briscoe Ranch Resort, Knox Briscoe, tries to demote her in his new plans, she won’t give up without a fight. He wants to bring in a celebrity chef to the resort but she has plans for a restaurant of her own. Nothing is going to stop her—not even Knox.

Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't think I can do a short review because there's too many great things to say about this book. It's my second time reading a book by Melissa Cutler and I think I found a new author to add to my list. I really enjoyed the first book in the series and this one was even better. But she still chose an interesting way to capture our attention right from the beginning.

Former rodeo star, now rich business man Knox Briscoe accepted partnership of Briscoe Ranch Resort with his uncle to reclaim his
**3 stars**

Compared to the previous books in the series, this novel felt a little darker to me, which was unexpected. What's more, the climax and subsequent ending left things rather open-ended in a way that -- despite the fact I know there's more books -- I also wasn't crazy about. (I also didn't like Emily's corny speach about being a rising phoenix, nor Hailey's choice in the end, as both seemed unnecessary and over-the-top.)
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Melissa Cutler knows she has the best job in the world, dividing her time between her dual passions for writing sexy contemporary romances and edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense for Harlequin, Penguin, St. Martin's Press, and Kensington Books.

She was struck at an early age by an unrelenting travel bug and is probably planning her next vacation as you read this. When she's not globetrotting, she's

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