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The Taste Of Her Words

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Andrea was my first taste of love.

She was there throughout my childhood and into adulthood. Her words were a secret I wasn’t supposed to know. Truths and pain bled onto papers that shredded my innocence and carved a hole in my heart only she could fill.

Her words were my first kiss. They were the uneven breaths I took when I saw her, and my hands between her thighs inside
Published July 13th 2017 by Candace Knoebel (first published July 12th 2017)
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Dean always had a “thing” for his best friend’s older sister, but the Guy Code and the fact that Andy was a few years older made any chance he had with her mission impossible, until that one kiss….

The years have passed and Andy’s life isn’t a Fairy Tale, except for her young son, it could be considered a horror story, but her words, her thoughts and her dreams became her strength when things got hard. Andy dreamed of using her words to create new worlds for people to enter and be swept away form
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This is my first novel from Candace in a while and I forgot how her worlds truly speak to you as you read them. This book took that to an entire new level. She gave us two characters that were meant to be together and told us from the very start that they weren't. Then she gave us some of their words and I was a goner. The writing in this novel is unlike anything I have read in a long time. It looked into the souls of the characters
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Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Oh my goodness... The Taste of Her Words was such a beautifully captivating story that I am so honored and blessed to have been given the privilege to have read in advanced. This story managed to capture my heart right from the very beginning and held on for dear life until the very end. Candance Knoebel has a magical way with words and this story was truly
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
My thanks go to the author for the advanced reader copy of this book.

I'm going to start this review off by saying that I have previously read this authors PNR series Night Watchmen. I loved that series so when I was given the opportunity to apply for the ARC of this book I was certain I was going to enjoy it. However, a small part of me was shocked by the change in genre and it being a contemporary romance but I went into it with an open mind and I'm pleased to say I really enjoyed it.

Okay, so A
Roxanne Kade
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book! THIS. BOOK!!
All the words! All the feels!!

I have been a fan of Knoebel's from the very start of her career. She is a master at delivering stories that suck you in and keep you entertained, even for hours after you have finished reading them, but this book has to be my fave. For me, it is her break out story. This is the book that is going to really make people stand up and take notice (if they haven't already), and I want to share it with everyone I know because it is just that freaki
Becky Cox
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Taste of Her Words

"Cover the cracks until I'm a patchwork of your love."

There are some great quotes in this story. I enjoyed the characters and the story line. It is a contemporary romance that touches on several real life situations.

Andy and Dean always had a connection with their love of words.

Andy is a single mom trying to navigate life. She wants to be strong and independent but sometimes your strength is shown when you know it is time to ask for help.

Dean is her brothers best frie
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
This is my first taste of Candace Knoebel's work and it definitely won't be my last, I found her writing to be refreshing and unique, I just loved the poetry quotes throughout the story.

I was on the edge of my seat throughout most of the book, I swear I read parts through my fingers cause it was hard to read. But I found it even harder to put down and the story did leave me with a smile on my face.

I adored the characters, I felt the connection between Andrea and Dean right from their first meet
Vanessa (nessreads)
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*

5 "Beautifully stunning and healing" Stars!

This book was emotional. It had me rubbing my chest where my heart is. I felt numerous emotions while reading this book. It takes you on such a ride that you don't even know what's next. With that said, this story also has its happy moments. And more than anything, it's a story of healing.

Andy, her life isn't the way she pictured it. She aspired to be a writer, but due to other circumstances that dre
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved reading The Taste of Her Words...I was hooked from the beginning! They connected through words...words that Andy wrote from the heart and that Dean found and secretly read! Andy is a single mom who is trying to make it on her own without any help from her family and she's dealing with her son's controlling dad - who's trying to get full custody of him! She puts aside her dream of becoming a writer to support her son. Dean, who is her younger brother's best friend and dealing with ...more
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I was really excited to read this book! I've read all this author's other books and loved them, so I couldn't wait to read more from her! I also read the first few chapters of this book when the author released them, and it left me desperate to read more! I was then very, very excited when I received an ARC that I made it my next read! I freaking loved this book! It actually took me a few hours to process it before I sat down to write this review! The plot intrigued me right from the beginning a ...more
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF

Books are full of words, but The Taste of Her Words made them take on a life of their own. Each chapter started with a poem, a promise of what the chapter would mean for the characters.

"Break me in half and mold me back together.
Slit me and watch me bleed love.
I'm aching to feel."

The Taste of Her Words is a second chance romance about Andrea 'Andy' and Dean.
They grew up together; Dean is Andy's brother's best friend. A chance encoun
Johnaka- Amity Book Blog
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Taste of Her Words by Candance Knoebel
“Single mom falls for brothers best friend, 5 stars”

Oh, how I loved The Taste of Her Words. Knoebel had me falling into the story within the first couple of pages. Andy and Dean have history and odds stacked against them. To top things off Andy is at odds with the fact Dean is younger than her. Love isn’t always an easy journey, something Dean learned a long time ago, but if he gets Andy at the end its all worth it. Knoebel will make you fall in love wit
Jenni Crawford
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***I voluntarily reviewed this book for Katsindiebookblog, and I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book.*** Holy S**T! This is right up there with some of my best reads so far this year! I’m not sure what I expected after reading the synopsis, but I never expected this! The author’s words are magical and so life like. You are easily thrown into the world with each word.
Andy lives the world of single mothers. It’s a very hard world to live in, especial
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This book gripped me from the beginning and I loved that the author did dual point of view, so you got both sides of the story.

I loved the way that the characters were always putting each other's feelings before their own. I must say I did love Dean straight away; he was kind, gentle and very loving to Andy and her son, Charlie. At times I wanted to shake Andy though and say “look what's being offered to you”!

Deans best friend’s sister is five years his senior and with a ten year old son; but it
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
really loved reading The Taste of Her Words...I was hooked from the beginning! They connected through words...words that Andy wrote from the heart and that Dean found and secretly read! Andy is a single mom who is trying to make it on her own without any help from her family and she's dealing with her son's controlling dad - who's trying to get full custody of him! She puts aside her dream of becoming a writer to support her son. Dean, who is her younger brother's best friend and dealing with h ...more
I enjoyed this novel - the storyline was great, the characters were relate-able and it was a good amount of love, drama & suspense.

I loved Dean & Andy's relationship, but I feel like they just kind of told the story of how they met, how they kissed, etc. There was no full background on it which bothered me. We were kid of thrown into it, so when they first see each other at the bar it seemed very awkward for both of them to be so awkward & uncomfortable. It would have been nice to have more back
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

This is seriously emotion, deeply moving and beautiful! Tissues are necessary!

Andy has been beaten down by life. Her only shining light is her son, Charlie. She turns to words to keep her feelings at bay and her emotions under control, writing in her head, on paper and even sweeping her finger through the air. Dean is her younger sister's best friend and the only person Andy trusts. Dean has long had a thing for her, but she is off-limits, or at least she had been. Andy's words change ev
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Whilst it is not unusual for romance novels to include stories with age gaps between the two main characters, often it is the other way round - the younger female swept off her feet by the mature gent.  Here, that dynamic is shifted on its head, but in such a delicate way that it will make your heart ache.

Actually, I think that the whole story has the potential to make your heart ache.  These two are clearly drawn to each other, and yet Andy's attempt to keep them apart just puts them both throu
Kasey Sullivan
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was good but around 60% it became great! I was sucked in and couldn't put it down!

I felt this book was very eloquent in it's writing and sharing the written word. The poems were good and help suck you in to the story that was being told.

Dean is pretty perfect. His love was unwavering. He knew and he never let it die. They way he saw Andy is how every man should look at a woman. Swoon!

Andy just needed a little push. She needed to remember who she was and the person she was meant to b
CherryRed’s Reads
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Such a lovely story.

I enjoyed the different approach of they way this story was written.

Each Chapter gives a bit of something I did not expect to read.

This is a great contemporary romance that will have your heart swooning the way it did mine.

I enjoyed how the main characters held their own as well as how the words that are expressed to one another as well as people around them are soo meaningful and powerful.

The storyline captured me in from the beginning and held my interest with a satisfying
Apr 21, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Taste of Her Words

The Taste of Her Words lacked the words to keep this reader happy. I wanted to like this story but somewhere along the way the story fell flat. It's as if the author did not know what to do with the characters once Dean and Andy got together. And the Matt situation felt as if it were there to keep the story interesting, but to me, it seemed forced. I lost interest after what happened between Dean and Matt because I knew from that point onward some parts of the story would
Juli Hall
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I devoured this book, it is so good. I guess you could call it a second chance romance. Andy and Dean grew up together, Dean being Andy's younger brother's best friend. They shared a kiss then each ran away, not seeing each other for 5 years. The spark is reunited and they fall instantly. Andy's crazy ex is a problem, causing drama and angst. Seriously this is a page turner, I couldn't read it fast enough so I could find out how it ended. Loved it and highly recommend it. ...more
Laura R
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read by this author. I enjoyed that the story was written from the viewpoints of both of the two main characters. At first the family dynamics made me glad that I hadn't grown up in a family like either of theirs but there is more to it than meets the eye. The author did a good job of revealing the why behind many of the characters actions. This is an honest review in exchange for an arc copy of the story. ...more
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is very emotional and so unique...words are really the centre of Andy and Dean.
It's a very compelling story and touches on so many emotions..omce you start it's impossible to put it down, I just got lost into the story, with the characters and all their problems and heartaches.
It's certainly a ride and as I said I felt every emotions, good and bad.
This author is one I will follow closely..her words are so beautiful!
Missy Harton
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***Gifted copy via the author***

*****5 ELOQUENT STARS*****
This is my first experience reading Candace Knoebel. The Taste Of Her Words is a unique and extremely deep, soul connecting read! I couldn't get enough of the words that ate at my soul! Look for my full review at Mommy's Naughty Playground.
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! A must read

I read this book in one day! Once you start you can't put it down. Ms. Knoebel's words suck you in from the beginning and take you on an emotional journey to the last word. This has got to be one of the bests books I've read in a while. Had my emotions from happy to sad to mad to sad to happy. I honestly don't give a lot of 5 stars but this book deserves more.
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Poetic story

This book doesn’t just tell a story, a passionate romance is weaved throughout with sensual poetic thoughts. I loved this story not just because the struggles are relatable (co-parenting with a person that is not mentally stable) but because the author leads the reader through the characters life.
Tiffany Laney
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received the ARC for this book from the author who wanted an honest review. So here is my honest opinion. :)

This book was stunning! I couldn't put it down. Amazing storyline with well developed characters. Highly recommend this book!
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

This story had some of the best lines built from poetry. I was in awe. The subject/issues dealt with in this book are not pleasant. Yet, the author handled them with grace and care. Great book, characters, and HFN.
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Candace Knoebel is a hopeless romantic with an affinity for whiskey and good music. Her love of words began when she met the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs. She's a self-proclaimed Lost Girl. Words are her mirror.

With two completed series, her work ranges from paranormal to contemporary, all centered heavily around romance.

Currently she lives in Florida with her husband and two c

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