A Taste of Her Own Medicine
Sonja Watts needs to re-enter the workforce after divorcing her husband of thirteen years. Taking the advice of her sister Birdie and her best friend Estelle, she signs up for a six-week course for entrepreneurs; hoping that she will learn everything she needs to know to build a business to support herself and...more
So y’all know I don’t read a lot of m/f but I decided that 2020 will be the year I branch off and read some variety and also supporting marginalized authors. I was interested by the blurb of the book and the older woman/younger man was calling my name.
What a delight this book turned out to be and I enjoyed it immensely. It’s playful, sexy, and heartwarming at the same damn time and I just Did I mention it was SEXAY? I don’t think I’ve found an m/f book this sexy in quite a number of years ...more
I also have some mixed feelings regarding this book, but I’m going to do my best to write a good review.
Sonja is finding life again at forty. She’s signed up for a class to help her entrepreneurship shine and get her business started fully. Atlas is her teacher, and they are instantly attracted to each other. She thinks he’s thick and wants him to lift her like potatoes in a sack. And he’s attracted to her even though she thinks she’s ...more
First time reading Harrison but it definitely won't be my last! I highly recommend picking this one up, thank me later.
I will say this: I noted a lot of errors that interrupted my reading flow. Another good editorial/proofreading pass would have been appreciated.
Sonja and Atlas were a wonderful couple, both with complex characterization and endearing stories. Sonja's journey from beginning to end was so uplifting (securing her own business, being an inspiration to her children, finding hey own love after heartbreak). Atlas is now one of my go to book boyfriends
I loved the way Harrison handled her secondary characters like Sonja's family to Atlas's friend Kairo (and her cute ...more
To give you guys this review without telling this whole story is hard for me…I mean not really but it’s just that I felt Sonja’s feelings all throughout this read. Like I’ve never been married but I know the feelings of coming out of a long term relationship and attempting to gain your new singledom. Especially when you have kids in tow.
You feel like you have this “baggage” and ...more
Where to begin with this book? This book pulled me apart and then put me back together again, only to drop my ass and break me before making me beg for more. I mean that in all the best ways.
Tasha L. Harrison has written an achingly beautiful and utterly lush small-town romance that was sweet and familiar in the kind of way that had me smiling long after I was forced to stop my binge read. You better believe I powered through this book like it was my damn job. I haven’t been this ...more
What I can't get past is the lack of editing; this almost reads like a first draft in places, with discontinuity and incorrect homophones everywhere. It's enough to pull you right out of the story, which is too bad. This could be a letter grade higher if somebody took a good run at it with a red pencil.
I was finally able to mark this off my to be read list, and I hate I waited so long! Love Soni and Atlas’s chemistry. Love that she embraced who she was and became the “Boss” everyone else knew she was, even her ex-husband. If I could rate it more than five stars I would. Excellent!
This man was tall and built like he could plow my north field without a horse, with shoulders that he could probably throw a woman-sized stack of potatoes over. And by woman-sized, I meant me. I would ...more
Ok minute done! Where to start? Where to staaaart? There are so much I wanna say, but so little words coming from my head. I loved this story, like I can't even! It was so good, amazing. All the good adjectives present in the dictionary, no I'm not exaggerating. Not the slightest.
Tasha crafted perfectly flawed characters, they were funny, relatable and good. But with bagages, stuffs to work on with this burning need to do & be better. I love those kinds of stories, where ...more
The Cover drew me to the book, and I was intrigued about the story that inspired it. Tasha I. Harrison was a new author and I found taste of her own medicine to be a refreshing read.
We meet Sonja Watts at kind of a crossroad; she is a recently divorced, 40-year-old mother of two. Her situation is a common one, marrying the love of her life, having children and investing herself in taking care of the family and the family business until the sparks not ...more
Where do I begin? I love that this a story about a recently divorced woman finding her path and having the support to do so. Sonia married her high school sweetheart and has two teenage kids. As she enters her 40s, she’s now a divorced single mother. She starts attending a class for entrepreneurs and her attention is piqued by the instructor named Atlas.
Now, as a romance, we get a trope here and there. And I love it. I enjoy an age appropriate age gap and ...more
Sonja is definitely not in the right headspace to be flirting with Atlas, the handsome, 9-years-younger entrepreneur and ...more
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I’ve followed Tasha on Twitter for quite a while, & somehow only just read on of their books for the first time! It was so delightful Soni is such a relatable heroine, and watching Atlas confidently pursue her is absolutely swoony. It was really fascinating to read about Soni’s family, and the matrilineal practices of Gullah that were represented.
I also found it really interesting, bc while I know I have room for growth, I perceive myself to read diversely (Naima Simone is one of ...more
Important to note: (view spoiler)[when Atlas talked Sonja through that first orgasm in the greenhouse? That ...more
The stunning cover of this book won me over. The fact that this was a book about people of color, an older woman who wants to open an apothecary and a young, successful man was icing on the cake.
I enjoyed the story of Sonja and Atlas getting to know each other, support each other’s dreams and navigate Sonja’s post divorce life. I did not enjoy the spelling and grammatical errors. Some sentences were hard to read because I wasn’t sure what the ...more
This is my first time reading this author's work I am hooked. I love this story I thought it was interesting , funny and a little sad. I also love the characters and felt that the story was relatable to me anyway. Atlas is a hell of a man and he was exactly what Sonja needed in her life. Mrs. Harrison job well done I look forward to reading more about the (A Small Town Romance) . ...more
I give this story 5 for the well developed characters and plot. Atlas (love the name) and Sonja's chemistry is hot and I could feel the lust between them with each word. I would definitely recommend you read this story if you enjoy great characters, love scenes and plot. ...more
Sonja and Atlas have fiery chemistry that turns this into an erotic romance, way hotter than you would expect from the subtitle Small Town Romance. I'd instead describe this book as one half Sonja starting her own herbal medicine business after a divorce and one half Sonja and Atlas the course instructor burning up the sheets (or greenhouse, or car, or park...)
When I was about 20-30% I almost DNF’d. I can’t really pinpoint why except the story just wasn’t clicking for me. But I put it down for a couple days, picked it up again, and finished it. Once things started progressing more with Atlas and Sonja I got into the story a bit more. Atlas and Sonja are great characters.
A Taste of Her Own Medicine was EVERYTHING! I really enjoyed reading Sonja and Atlas’s story and boy was it a good one. These two lit up like sparks around each other (sigh), so good in fact, that I wasn’t ready for this story to end. Now I don’t know where to turn for my next fix! The sex, OMG, the sex scenes Great job ...more
I really loved the sister trio and the family witchy things. I liked the children and post-divorce family dynamic/tension. Looking forward to getting the other sisters’ stories.
Issues I had: The romance felt a bit rushed on the onset. Then the break up conflict was weak toward the end. Also, butt stuff without prior consent? Yikes.
I loved this book about black love with just the drama of every day - recent divorce, duplication your own business, building your self esteem and being loved by a younger man. No soap opera drama. Just the stress of daily life and great sex
She lives in Upstate South Carolina with her husband, two sons, ...more