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Exquisite Taste

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  342 ratings  ·  92 reviews
He was a dare she couldn’t walk away from.

She was a game he was determined to win.

Jensen Stone was thriving in her first year of college. So thirsty for success she could already taste the achievements on her lips. Nothing would get in the way of her dreams, not even the social pressures of pledging. Until one night, she finds herself in the lion’s den of sorority row, acc
Published November 19th 2018
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Sep 12, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: guilty-pleasure

RTC soon!


Characters: had a hate-love relationship with all of them

She was fun and snarky. She surprised me in a kinda, sorta good way. I didn't like her much though, she could be pretty absurd and childish at times. I hated how she talked about herself and let Damien talk about her too. The author mention too many times how she was "badass" and "stood up for herself" but when the time came to prove, she just turned out to be a doormat and melted easily.
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First off I have to say that this book really took me on a roller coaster of a ride. I love a story where there is an age gap and the man is older because you know the main character is always going to learn something new and exciting! This is that story about two people who are destined to be someone and have worked their a$$ of to get to where they are and they will let nothing get in the way so when one of them is dared to do something out of the norm she takes the challenge and embraces it. ...more
Nov 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Another book, where I am right down the middle with the rating and for various reasons. But please, in no way, take that as a bad thing.

I love the premise for Exquisite Taste - a young college student, Jensen, enters a sex club on a dare and ends up in the hands of the sex club owner, Damien, eventually landing herself in even deeper water.

Without going into details, or giving you more than what the blurb does, I will just say that Jensen spikes Damien's curiosity in ways he never expected. And
Caitlin Audet
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

Wow Exquisite Taste was such a whirlwind read, I don't even know where to begin. I had a great feeling this would be one hot story and J.D. Hollyfield definitely didn't disappoint. A dominating alpha male, a female who holds her own with a feisty attitude to match, and a suspenseful thriller and you have something quite perfect and I literally didn't want to stop reading for anything at all.

Jensen Stone has landed herself into a crazy scenario
Joy Novel Thoughts
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
Fifty Shades meets Criminal Minds in this sultry tale of finding love in the last place you expect.

Exquisite Taste is unlike anything I have read recently, it's provocative and seductive, and perfectly balanced with humor.

I went into the story fairly blind, because although the blurb is awesome it doesn't really give you much to go on beyond just a small taste. I loved having no idea what I was heading into. What I got was gritty, sexy AF and all around swoon worthy.

There is an age gap in Exqu
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG. I fucking LOVED this book. I have read every word that the Ms. Hollyfield has written but this one...for me this one was on another level. Best. One. Yet. Damien Cross and Jensen were FIRE. There back and forth, tit for tat, and sexual tension bled off the pages. The relationship that hesitantly bloomed between these two was addicting, heartwarming and HAWT AF. The writing is on point and I was absolutely taken with every twist turn, alpha asshole thing that came out of both of their mouths ...more
***5 Stars***

This book surprised me, in the best of ways, but it still surprised me. After reading the blurb, I had a few ideas of how things would play out, and some came to pass, but I couldn’t have imagined ALL that actually came to pass and how much fun it was, even in the batshit crazy moments, and how I became totally invested in Jensen and Damien’s journey and wanted more of them when everything was said and done.

I adored Jensen from the start. She’s sweet, snarky, loyal and determine
Danielle S.
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jensen Stone is a young, naive college kid (yes, I say kid because she’s barely 18). She moved to a college that wasn’t her first choice, so that she could be with her bestie. While her friend is trying to fit in with the top sorority, she’s dragging a reluctant Jensen with her.

Sororities are totally not her scene. She more of the artsy book worm type. But she wants to be a good friend, so she sucks it up and deals with the torment of being completely out of place. While she’s there she’s given
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
***Received an Advanced Readers Copy during a blog tour with InkSlingerPR in exchange for an honest Review***

Wow. Yeah. That is definitely the word I want to go with here... you should probably read this! I kid, I have more to say, though lets see if I can make it coherent because Exquisite Taste blew me away. I can never turn down some scrumptious, naughty humor to soak up my dream world. 

Right off the bat, I can admit that probably my favorite aspect is that the age gap between Damien and Jens
Lita Thomas
Nov 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Exquisite Taste by JD Hollyfield is the story of Jensen. A young lady from a small town in Kansas whi isnow a college freshman in Chicago. Her best friend is dragging her from one sorority party to the next. Jensen has no interest in joining but her roommate and best friend from home insist. At one party she finds herself accepting a dare to go the BDSM club. Damien owns a club that caters to the kinky side of sex. One night a young lady illegally enters his club. There is something about her th ...more
Robin Powers
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Steamy, feisty romance with some mystery and a few bad guys thrown in to keep you on your toes. I really loved the twists mixed up with the whole older guy and girl on the verge of complete innocence with a sassy mouth that she really can’t backup. I’m like you want to be a badass but you just got attitude. This story was fun to read and kept my interest every single page with spicy trysts and some girl drama. Fun fun!
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
• Island Queen Reads • Ofa •
It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that blew my mind. But this one blew it out of the park for me. Such a thrillingly sexy read!
The Smutbrarians
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Feels 3
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Robin

Jensen Stone isn’t someone who likes to play games. She’s focused on college and spending time with her best friend. Except her bestie wants to join a sorority and Jensen doesn’t have time for those fake Barbie dolls. When the leader of the pack decides to challenge Jensen to get into Damien Cross’ sex club, she can’t seem to back down from the dare. And that’s when her life becomes a little bit complicated.

Maria Angie Mendoza
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Delicious is the best word to describe this read!
Intense, edgy and seductive read, this story swept me in and before I knew I finished it.
Unique perspective on an unconventional cooling situation all the characters in this read gave as good as they got. The banter amongst the characters was sharp, snarky with a whole lot of attitude. The chemistry between the main characters was intense, and hot.
The result was a highly entertaining well paced story that was easy to follow and an ending that was
Feb 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF 28%
Not for me felt young & dumb.
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Exquisite Taste revolves around a sex club, it's reluctant owner and the naive young girl who went there on a dare.

Damien Cross inherited a club that's robbed him of his soul. Despite his many dreams to get out and live his own life, he can't break free. Being surrounded by the depravity of Exquisite, he's sampled all that it offers but it's all left him completely bored and unfulfilled. When an unexpected visitor crashes through the club doors, he feels alive for the first time in ten years. H
Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting Perspective

Jensen Stone is starting college in Chicago and rooming with Christine, her best friend from high school. Although Jensen has no interest in Greek life, Christine desperately wants to join a top sorority and has been dragging Jensen with her to various events. Sylvia, a powerful sorority mean girl, has been harassing and bullying Jensen, who decides to lie to Sylvia about being familiar with sex clubs in retaliation for some nasty comments Sylvia made. Sylvia realizes that
Miranda Knight
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense
This book was not what I expected. I knew it was erotica and there would be a lot of sex scenes. What I didn't expect was how suspenseful the storyline would be. There were times I had no idea what would happen next. Having a bat shit crazy character in the mix definitely added a new level to the book--I'm not going to tell you who is bat shit crazy. I read this in two days barely putting the book down. Many times, I wanted to beat each of the characters for being idiots or straight up denying t ...more
Nightbird Novels
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
4.5 Stars

Jensen Stone is in over her head. With no desire to join a sorority, or even associate with the kinds of girls her BFF is so desperate to be accepted by, she finds herself giving in to be a friend in any way she can. Until, she let's her mouth get carried away, and ends up accepting a dare she has no business even thinking about...

Damien Cross is just about as jaded as it gets. Spending day in and day out in his club, where the women are too easy to come by, and nothing ever changes. Wh
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JD Hollyfield just knocked my socks off with Exquisite Taste... or perhaps she melted those bad boys clean off with her hot and sultry words. I feel the need to fan myself even finishing 20 minutes ago. I enjoyed Jensen so much. She brought some much needed humor to the story and it was so desperately needed combined with Damiens sex appeal. Maybe I should’ve been prepared but I was not prepared for the intense sexual attraction or that intense need. I think I was expecting something a little sw ...more
Lauren Townley
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
So, Exquisite Taste was definitely not like my usual reads, and I think it was probably the first book I’ve ever read by J. D. Hollyfield! 🤷🏼‍♀️
I’m just going to get this started with some of my issues... I like my hero’s bossy, broody, grumpy, physical, etc. and Damien was all of those things, but I needed some real darkness. Just because you own some secret sex club doesn’t make you dark in the slightest. He just fell a little flat for me. I did, however, enjoy how brutal he was with his words
A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia
Usually right after I finish a book, I can open up the Notes app on my phone and write a review, barring something like life getting in the way, but I couldn’t immediately put the thoughts I have about Exquisite Taste down on “paper” yet. I not only felt like I had to stop and just savor the amazingness of this book, but I also knew that once I finished writing my review for it, I would officially be done with the book and I didn’t want to be done with it! I loved Exquisite Taste so much and so ...more
Bibliophile  Chloe
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ooooo this story is an exquisite taste indeed!

This is the story of Jensen and Damien.

Jensen is a newly minted college student. She is giving her all to her friendship to he BFF. Love her defiance!! I applaud her ability to deflect the "mean girls", but you can also see how it really effects her.

Jensen's mouth gets away from her brain and she makes claims that aren't true. And with that she gets into a bit of trouble.

Enter Damien, the owner of Exquisite, the club that's more than just dancing
Clare Harrison
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Her mind full of ambitious goals and dreams, to achieve and excel at.

She's her own person, not a submissive puppet. Realism is her, lies and masks not her playground.

His first impression wasn't all that fantastic. She didn't wow him, or even come close to what he liked but still he wanted her life story.

Determination and confrontation. Stubborn and surprising and the world shifts on its axis.

Jensen and her unruly mouth that runs her into trouble and strife. Loyalty like no other, herself last ne
Lindsey (Linz Readz)
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-review, kindle
*5+ Stars*

This book was absolutely not what I was expecting but in all the best ways!

The blurb for this story gives some basic plot lines away but there is so much more to this story! I don’t want to spoil anything about this book because it was so surprising and so great! I highly recommend you go into this book not knowing anything other than what you read in the synopsis.

Jensen and Damien’s relationship was fast, fun, and super steamy! Jensen is my favorite kind of heroine! She’s sassy, fier
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Exquisite Taste by JD Hollyfield is book three in her #HotCom Series, and can be read as a standalone. For better understanding I recommend to read the books in order.

Meet Jensen Stone and Damien Cross. The girl destined to be made fun off and the successful tycoon.
Jensen is a freshman at college and her mouth gets her in a lot of predicaments. She's feisty, but this time she's way over her head and out of her league when she takes Damien on.
Damien is a very successful business owner, has build
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I very much enjoyed the bumpy ride between Damien and Jensen in this book. The chemistry between these two was palpable and off the charts hot. Of course when you take an alpha male, owner of a sex club and a type A, driven, young woman and put them together, that is to be expected. I feel some of the secondary characters were not as well developed as I would have liked, but they seemed to drown out into the background anyway. The author did manage to make me hate the antagonists in this story, ...more
Melissa Schaub
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg do I have a new favorite book by this author! This book is intense from the first page and will leave you on the edge of your seat until the very end. There may also be some giggles and cuss words flying out of your mouth while reading! The chemistry from Damian and Jensen was amazing to read and they truly helped make this story an absolute pleasure to read!!

Jensen is starting college with her best friend and is hoping to start fresh after leaving the mean girls from high school behind. Whe
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Exquisite Taste is the first book that I have read by this author and I have been wanting to read one of her books. So, I am very happy that I have discovered a new to me author.
This is Damien Cross and Jensen Stone’s story.

She is starting her first year of college along with her BFF. A dare & blackmail has her going into a sex club to get a copy of a contract so that her BFF (who knows nothing about the blackmail) can be one of the chosen for a sorority.

Damien is the owner Exquisite (the sex
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