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A Taste of Her Own Medicine

(Small Town Romance #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  302 ratings  ·  94 reviews
“He looks like he could plow my north field without a horse.”

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 he
Kindle Edition, 227 pages
Published December 10th 2019 by Dirtyscribbler Press
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Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is simply terrific. One of the things I admire most in a writer (maybe this isn't fair, but it's how I feel) is when they can make me LOVE a trope that I am lukewarm about. in this case, I am not really into younger man/older woman, but this is so well done, so deftly handled, and so beautifully portrayed. Unf. So good!

This book really gets that elusive mix right: focus on the romance but still has interesting secondary characters; super sexy but also emotional; a richly layered confli

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 yea
M.  [storme reads a lot]
Well, I finished this book a lot quicker than I expected to.

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 o
Bree Hill
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, woc-romance
Oh Sonja and Atlas. I really liked A Taste of her Own Medicine. First and foremost, it is older heroine and younger male which Ive realized this is only my like..2nd time reading this trope AND it is this whole Instructor/Student situation with the instructor being the younger male, Atlas.

The only 'downfall' for me with this book, is a small one..Sonja is recently divorced. Her now ex husband asked for a divorce so she gave him one. Sonja signs up and attends this course for those wanting to ki
Kirstin  Jones
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I thought this was the sweetest read ever. I love younger man/older woman. I was waiting for the kids to meet him and they didn't disappoint ♥️ first read from this author, definitely not my last ...more
Filthy, hot, and delicious -- all the sex scenes are A+, Atlas has quite the dirty mouth, AND there's ass play for both.

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.
Victoria (Eve's Alexandria)
4.5* This was the good stuff, on so many fronts. The small town vibes and strong family bonds were warm and comforting; the chemistry between Sonja and Atlas was off the charts; the intimacy was powerfully hot. It was a delight from end to end and I’m looking forward to continuing the series with Birdie’s book.
Charish Reid
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I've read from Harrison and I'm now a instant-fan!

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 side
Dec 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Cute idea, appealing characters. Leaned a bit too hard on insta-lust but I can forgive that.

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.
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK OMGGG!! It is my first by Tasha and I am full of joy, so happy I found her! Thank you for your words Tasha!

I love everything about this book, except maybe the ex husband coulda done without his basura self. I'm leaving this book with such a love for Sonja, her sisters, her mama and their love for who they are and their family legacies. The sisterhood in this book was beautiful, they just held each other in such important ways. Tasha writes these rich stories for each person that really
Rebel Carter
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Y’all. OKAY.

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 exc
Smart Women Read Romance
Is forty too late to chase your dreams? Sonya hopes it’s not!

After her marriage goes up in flames, Soni dabbles with the idea of starting her own modern apothecary business. But the smoking hot instructor of her entrepreneurship class is messing with Soni’s carefully laid-out plans.

Atlas isn’t intimidated by their age-gap and has to carefully coax Soni out of her shell. Believing that a man ten years her junior could possibly be interested in her is hard for Soni, but his encouragement and unw
Rosanna Leo
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Taste of her Own Medicine was my first Tasha L. Harrison book but it won't be my last. I loved the world the author has crafted, full of family and good friends and two very relatable protagonists. Sonja and Atlas are at two different stages of life. Sonja is 40, a mom of two teens, and is trying to reinvent her life and career after her divorce. Atlas is younger, an entrepreneur...and her business teacher. The conflict here is low-stakes and believable, and the love scenes are off the charts ...more
Crystal Luckey
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sonja was just recently divorced and needed away to make money. She wanted to open a business and was pushed into take an entrepreneur cohort, all she wanted was receive assistance in starting a business, but she met Atlas and was instantly attracted to him. Atlas was enamored with Sonja and wanted to be with her. After spending time with each other, things escalated between them and they started dating, but of course something made them take a break.
I loved this second chance at love book. Whe
Aug 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2020

Whew, I really, really liked this whole story!!! It's definitely more of a 3.5 stars (I still have to think about if I want to round up or down)

I, for some reason, have a weak spot for older woman/younger man dynamics and I was, once again, not disappointed. ESPECIALLY because Atlas was so unapologetic and forward and open about his attraction and love for Sonja and I love me a vulnerable male love interest!!! (and the butt scene? as Mina would say "men pegging rights").
And the whole v
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
*chefs kiss*
Sonja, recently divorced, is looking to launch her own natural apothecary business. She's been raising her children and running her household for years, not to mention running her now ex-husband's real estate office with no paycheck, but wants to make sure she's doing the best she can before hitting the green light. So, she enrolls into a new entreprenuer class that comes highly recommended by her community of friends and fellow small business owners. What Sonja isn't expecting to come with the ...more
Heather  Lou Reads
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing

This book was fabulous. Atlas is every girl's dream and he was so patient with Sonja. It made my heart feel all kinds of emotions seeing them together.

I really liked that Atlas was supportive of Sonja's dreams of owning her own apothecary business and believed in her dreams. Though Sonja didn't believe in herself at first, I feel like him pushing her to her potential was what made their relationship so special. The angst was on point, too!

I do think their relationship happened really quickl
Jessica Terry
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Super good

Ooohwee, I was NOT feeling Kairo.
Heck of a way to start a review... anyway. :)

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was funny, sexy, engaging, and all without trying too hard or forcing it.

Only reason it's not five stars is: 1). Several noticeable editing errors/misses (always a detractor for me, as much as I try to overlook them) and 2). The story ended a little abruptly to me. It seemed a TAD rushed, the ending.

(Another small tiny thing: I wanted to see Atlas confront stuff more,
Feb 21, 2021 added it
A wonderfully-written small-town romance. Sonja and her family and Atlas and his friends are people I wish I knew. I loved the generational and sibling interactions between all the women. Also very much enjoyed Atlas and his friend Kairo (and I hope Kai gets together with her sexy barber).

This was also a hot, sexy read. The kind of m/f romance I adore.

Excellent all around. Recommended. Definitely buying the next two.
Courtney Dean
Jan 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So So Good!!!!!!!

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!
BeeButBookish ♡
My review will be up on my blog and here soon 💕

I absolutely loved how sexy and mature this was as well as the emphasis on Gullah Culture and homeopathic remedies + Crystals. This was so well done and my lil witchy self is in love with Sonja Malone 🥺
Sonja is in her 40s and comes from a line of women who practice the Gullah tradition in the American South. She’s newly divorced, and decides to take an entrepreneurship class in order to turn her herbalist skills into a business to support herself and her teenaged children. The man running the class is 9 years younger than her, looks like “he could plow her north field without a horse” and is called Atlas! The attraction between them is instant and the flirting starts almost immediately. Atlas ...more
Weekend Reader_
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Sonja is cougar

First, I'm a sucker for a beautiful cover but this novel is more than a pretty book. I don't often get to read about heroines in their 40s and I want to read more of them. Sonja is starting over but doesn't sit in her fears she pushes through and follows her dreams. I loved how Harrison infused cultural references from the Gullah culture to make us connect to the character. It almost was written as a case study of how to pass the culture to the next generation through Lotions and
What a gorgeous cover! A Taste of Her Own Medicine is one of those rare gender-swapped age gap romances with an older heroine and younger hero and it’s full of mesmerizing conjuring woman magic and Gullah representation, although I always struggle to stay engaged with low conflict, wide focus romances like this one.

After her sudden divorce, 40-year-old single mother Sonja Watts has left her job at her ex-husband’s realty company and decided to go into business for herself, scaling her longstand
Feb 14, 2021 rated it liked it
For me, this was just an okay read. The steam factor was extremely high, higher than I'm normally read if I'm being honest. However there were also a lot of inconsistencies in the story plus a lot of plot points that could have done without.

One thing I did like was the development of Sonja's confidence. I can see how she allowed herself to become meek during her marriage to Eric, even with her witchy background, but eventually she got her groove back on, as it where, and was able to show everyo
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Completely hot contemporary romance. As in scorching hot. But that's not all. This is younger man - older woman, small town romance. I don't call it second chances because it's not a second chance for Sonja and Atlas, but it is Sonja's second act, where she gets to finally be and believe in her best self. Same for Atlas, for that matter. The small town is just right, from the Friday Night Lights to the redevelopment area to the favorite restaurant to the neighborhoods. This is real, and I felt i ...more
Eve Alacran
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I need a minute.

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 you se
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a sexy book. These two characters are into each other instantly, and I found it refreshing that everyone they know (except for her ex) are all "yeah, go for it!" No slow burn here and I, too, was all for it.

She tries throughout the whole book to pull the age card, but it never quite works. The 10th time she brings it up, it's like: Hey. He's in his 30's. NO ONE cares about the age gap except you girl. This isn't 'How Stella Got Her Groove Back'. Let it go.

Did not know much about Gulla
N.G. Peltier
This is my first Tasha L. Harrison book and I'll definitely be reading more in this series (I already bought the 2nd book before I even finished book 1)

This book was sexy as hell. Tasha really wrote this older woman/younger guy romance really well. Sonja's fears over what people will think were so well fleshed out. i love how Atlas always tried to assuage her fears, even though Sonja did get in her head about this a lot.

Sonja and Atlas together were all sparks and chemistry whew!! That scene in
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Often accused of navigating life without a filter, Tasha L. Harrison has managed to brand herself as the author who crafts characters and stories that make you feel all of the feels. She writes erotica and erotic romance with heroines just as brazen as herself and heroes that know that they are messy and dramatic but love them anyway.

She lives in Upstate South Carolina with her husband, two sons,

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