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Taste on my Tongue

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  107 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Almost pop-star Landon Patton has just turned a corner on the worst two years of his life: dropped by his label and dumped by his ungrateful ex-boyfriend. However, his new agent's brilliant plan for Landon's superstardom doesn’t have anything to do with his music – it’s called Kitchen Wars, and it’s the hottest new reality show on TV.

Landon wishes he could have nothing to
Published August 15th 2017 by Beth Bolden Books
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
I came for the cookery. So singleminded in my purpose that I was willing to overlook the musician in my cookery. I will be retreating back to my no musicians or rockstars bunker now. Taste on my Tongue is suuuuuuuuuuper sweet. Landon and Quentin are sweet. There's virtually no conflict in their sweet relationship. Everything goes swimmingly for them resulting in a perfectly perfect HEA. If this is the sort of thing you look for in your romance reads stop reading here. This book is for you. If yo ...more
Pianka *call me PIU*
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, standalone
3.75 stars

“Taste on my Tongue” by Beth Bolden is a fun and sweet romance with a reality show setting which I enjoyed a lot. I am not much into reality TV but I love music and food and this book combines these specific two elements to create a very sweet and engaging romance, which was delightful.

Landon Patton was a former contestant of ‘The Voice’ but since then he had his downfalls after his coming out, as his record label dumps him and his ex-boyfriend leaves him. He needs to restore his stat
Denise GremoryKohta
Aug 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow. This was an awesome read. When I started reading I thought it would be good but not totally surprising. Boy was I wrong. At first I was hoping we would get Quentin's point of view but it really works seeing it from Landon's perspective. These guys sneak into your heart. Then you add the other characters and how Landon feels about what is happening with them. I was given the privilege and opportunity to receive an advanced reader copy and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review. This wa ...more
2.5 stars

These days, I deliberately didn't re-read blurb for ARC books that I requested because I wanted to savor the book with blank slate and to prepare myself for the joy of being surprised with where the story might take me. However, I can't help to have expectation at the beginning, or at least during the MC's initial meet.

When on the first chapter of Taste on my Tongue introduced a former 3rd place winner of The Voice Landon Patton with Quentin Maxwell, the pastry chef who would be his pa
Adiehardbearfan Da bears
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by Beth. I voluntarily read an advanced readers copy of this book and will definitely recommend it. It is different and funny. Landon won third place on the Voice, thought he was on the rise until his boyfriend begged him to come out to the world. His agent said it was suicide but he was in love. Needless to say, it didn't work well. Dumped by both his boyfriend and agent, his new agent talks him into being a contestant on Kitchen Wars. Here he meets Quentin who ...more
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: music, food

The funk is official when even a supposed fluff read couldn't bring me out of it.

This book is stickily sweet, like syrup on ice cream with the plot that's probably as thick as the syrups layers. It have an interesting concept with the Kitchen War, but that fail to capture my attention when I fell out of love with the couple (or should I rather said, Landon.) There were elements and decisions that just felt inconsistent and simply didn't work for me. *shrug*
Nicole Prado-Carr
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an arc of this book for an honest review.

If anyone knows me knows I love my cooking shows and celebrity drama. This book brought both my loved together with one of my fave romance types to read M/M romance. Beth did such. Great job with these characters and their development was wonderful!!! Can't wait to read more by her!
mrs sarah frost
Aug 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Landon (a former contestant on "The Voice") goes on a reality TV cooking show called Kitchen Wars. He gets paired up with Quentin (a baker who dreams of owning his own bakery). Quentin can't believe his luck as he is a massive fan of Landon's, since his time on "The Voice"! As they get to know each other the flirting starts and its not only the kitchen that gets hot! The description of the food they make will make your mouth water and stomach rumble!! Will they win the show and will Quentin get ...more
Jessica Clark
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
A refreshing change from the normal romances I read. Very much enjoyed the reality tv portion of the story. At times, feeling like I was actually watching the competition. The description of the food was so realistic, I found myself drooling on my kindle and trying to figure out if it was a dish I could make or not. Also enjoyed seeing Kimber brought in as a character.
*A copy of this book was provided for free by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

This was a very sweet love story. If you're a fan of shows like Cutthroat Kitchen and Chopped etc, I think you'll enjoy the plot. Quentin and Landon are assigned as partners on a cooking show that pairs celebrities and chefs. They fall hard and they fall fast. As in instantly. That was my biggest issue, along with the schoompiness. It was almost saccharine. Which isn't always an issue but I don't think I w
Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it

3.75 Stars

After a third place finish on The Voice and a couple of successful albums, with the encouragement from his then boyfriend and against the advice from his management, Landon comes out to the world. But coming out puts his music career in a bit of a slump, then the boyfriend he came out for dumps him along with his record company. Now Landon's new agent convinces him that to put his face back out there in the public eye, he should join the cast of the upcoming season of the reality show
Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Well, things finally got moving. I do wish we could have seen more of Dream Team though. :-)

But I'll tell you, there's a reason I won't watch reality shows similar to the one in the book. I just can't deal with the stress. :-P
4 stars

*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review through the M/M Romance Group DBML program*

Landon placed third on a singing talent show, and then had a semi-successful debut album. Before his second album came out, though, he did, and his career stalled out. His new manager has signed him up for a reality cooking show called "Kitchen Wars", where he will be paired up with a professional chef. Landon pretty much only knows how to boil water, but he wants more exposure so
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

** I received a copy in exchange for an honest review through the DBML program**

I loved this book from the very first chapter and couldn't put it down. Taste on my Tongue tells the story of Quentin, a baker who dreams of opening his own bakery and Landon, an semi-washed up star that didn't even get to reach the levels of stardom he had aspired to be at. The two are paired up for a cooking competition and right from the get-go sparks fly between the two.

I think that the way that Bolden ma
May 14, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, queer, romance
I got this ebook because of the cover. Yes, I am that shallow. The model makes an adorable Quentin. The Landon, though, doesn't fit my mental image, but that's hindered because of how odd this book is in a few places.

The basics, this is a low heat MM love story where a pastry chef and B-list musician join forces on a cooking reality show and fall in love. If that floats your boat, you'll probably like this. No harm, no foul. But there were ways that the story was told that made it so I didn't en
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle
I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.

I was very excited about the premise of this book. I love watching cooking challenges and reading M/M romance, so this seemed right up my alley. Unfortunately, I thought it was way too sweet and sappy. Landon and Quentin are paired up for Kitchen Wars and immediately fall in love with each other. Everything between them seems so perfect and cute. Even when they fight or there is some kind of doubt, it is fixed quickly and perfectly
Clau Felton black
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Honestly, I’m a fan of the food and cooking reality shows, so this story was the perfect combination for me: Food and mm romance. Sounds pretty good for me and after finishing the book, I’m not disappointed at all.

Against all advice, musician Landon and third place in the reality show The Voice, came out of the closet for a boyfriend who then leaves him, followed by his record label and his agent. With his popularity diminishing day by day, his new agent pushes him to enter to a new rea
4 / 5 Stars

Sweet read with two very different characters that connect through cooking.

Landon is trying to have a comeback after his debut in The Voice and the best to do that is to be part of a reality show with some known stars called Kitchen Wars. His partner there, is Quentin, a cute and easy-going baker who wants to win the big prize so he can open his own bakery one day. He's a great teacher with a lot of patience as Landon doesn't even know how to boil an egg. It does help he's also his fa
Sharon Cox
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
Three and a half stars rounded up to four
I received an ARC of Taste on my Tongue in return for an honest review.
This was a very sweet book which was okay by me but I would have liked a little more conflict or drama.
Landon was a contestant on a singing show but all went downhill when he came out for his boyfriend. Dumped by said boyfriend and also by his label he becomes a contestant on Kitchen Walls in the hope of regaining his popularity. Quentin is a pastry chef who is Landon’s partner on the
Nov 24, 2017 rated it liked it
I was given this book as part of the Don't buy my Love program in exchange for an honest review. Okay so here goes the review! I started to read and got worried as initially I was not impressed. I don't really like books written in present tense...I find it annoying and it bugs me enough I usually stop reading. But since I had promised to read this, I continued and I'm glad I did. It's a super fun romance that I started to totally enjoy as it went on. It's not great literature but it is fun to r ...more
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Landon a contestant on "the voice " ends up winning 3rd place thought he had the world in his pocket soon realizes his mistake in his thinking. After coming out to the world he is dumped by his then boyfriend and his agent.His new agent gets Landon to appear on a different type of TV reality show. Kitchen Wars. The chemistry between Landon who can't even boil water and fellow contestant Quentin who is a a baker that wants to have his own bakery one day soon gets sizzling hot. This book is an enj ...more
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Landon is a singer in search of success, and Quentin is a chef who dreams of having his own bakery. They meet when they're teamed up for a reality cooking show. This is the setup for a sweet and romantic story, and it is a great one. I love this couple, with their kind hearts and great senses of humor. The romance is adorable, the sex is hot, and the dialogue is entertaining. The side characters are likeable, and I can easily see a sequel or two in the future. I will read any sequels, because th ...more
Amanda Viecelli
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Landon and Quentin are so much fun, oh my gosh. I love the premise of this book. I happen to love cooking competition shows, so Kitchen Wars is right up my alley. These two seem like total opposites on the surface, but over the course of the show they find that they fit together a lot better than either of them could have thought. Their relationship is sassy, fiery, sweet, and sexy - a winner in my book. The story is fun and pretty low-angst, and their HEA is so sweet. Loved it.
Eneo Matini
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well done!

I really enjoyed Landon and Quentin's story. I loved the food version of "Dancing With The Stars" setting. I was rooting for Quentin and hoping that Landon got his happily ever after. Beth, your boys we're likeable, lovable and really sweet. And the sexy times were sizzling. Can't wait for the next book in the series. Read this!
Nancy Hall
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Romantic cooking!

This is truly a story to read for anyone that likes romance, fantastic sexual tension between two gorgeous guys and a reality cooking tv show thrown in to make it all a bit complicated.
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cooking Never Looked So Good

I loved this book and the che!sorry between the two main characters. As they grew closer they filled all the empty spaces the other had and met their needs for tenderness and passion. I

I totally recommend this book!
Susan Lewis
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
❤😍😘Landon’s and Quentin’s story! This is my first book by Beth Bolden and can’t wait to read all her books!

Beth Bolden is my new favorite author! 🤩😊
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m, sweet, cooking-baking
Adorable :D
Sweet, feel good love story.

Only downside, maybe a bit too easy? I kept waiting for something bad to happen. The small conflict that did develop was anticlimactic.
Aug 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtiaq
Meh. Enjoyable but simple; nothig special. And thanks the lord I read the synopsis before I saw te cover, cause it's totally awful.
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay-book-reviews
Love in The Kitchen

Do you love to cook? Do you love the Food Network? Do you love a good romance book? If you said yes to all three, then this is the book for you.

Oh, one more question for you. Do you love that Food Network show Worst Cooks in America Celebrity version? If yes, then you're going to love this story. Take an aspiring pop star who can't boil water and he has to be taught how to cook by a baker who wants to open his own bakery. You don't see that kind of plot on that show. Which m
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Beth Bolden lives in Portland, Oregon with her supportive husband. She wholly believes in Keeping Portland Weird, but wishes she didn't have to make the yearly pilgrimage up to Seattle to watch her Boston Red Sox play baseball. She's a fan of fandoms, and spends too much of her free time on tumblr.

Beth has been writing practically since she learned the alphabet. Unfortunately, her first foray into