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Posted September 5, 2013
I don't read adult romances very often. (And when I say adult I'
I don't read adult romances very often. (And when I say adult I'm not talking Fifty Shades of Grey here. There is some heat in the book but no full blown sex scenes). I've chatted with Rachel Harris via Twitter, Facebook and GoodReads. It just so happened that when I felt I was in the mood for an adult romance Rachel had this book coming out so it worked perfectly!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Sometimes (but rarely) I just want a light romance with no "issues" in it. Usually, however, I want some issues in it. I like characters to be flawed. Because, really, is anybody ever perfect? I find it better that way. Someone may perfect for you but the chances that they are actually perfect are very
The story-line here was great. I loved the New Orleans setting. All of the culture it had to offer. Especially the food. I am a bit of a foodie so that part really appealed to me. I loved hearing about the cuisine in New Orleans. At some parts of the book I got hungry for the food. The romance story was also great. Jason was a wonderful character and I like Colby as well. They each had personal demons they were dealing with that made it hard for them to open their hearts. But they began to and you could clearly see the attraction. My favorite line from the book was "...the heart doesn't always work on a time table."
Let's talk about the characters. I thought that these characters were great. I loved reading about Colby in the kitchen New dishes she'd created and things of this nature. Jason was also great. He had his hands full, huh? It was also pretty amusing to see him get Colby flustered. I really liked Cane and Sherry as well. I liked the fact that Cane looked like a bad boy but he was the "geeky" numbers guy and a protective big brother. At one point he's described as a teddy bear. Sherry was a lot of fun. I could get her quirky personality from Rachel's writing. She took a lot of joy in watching her sister squirm. Then again, so did Cane. I really liked the family dynamic between Cane, Colby and Sherry. There are other characters that I loved but I don't want to give that much away. ;)
I really enjoyed this book. It isn't just a light fluffy romance. It has some serious stuff going on it and I thought that was good to put in there. I also liked that the characters weren't positively perfect. They had their flaws. I'm really glad that I read this book. I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend it if you're a romance fan! Even if you aren't, give it a try! 4 stars!
Posted July 17, 2013
In Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris, chef Colby Robicheaux has re
In Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris, chef Colby Robicheaux has returned home to New Orleans, but only for the summer. After her father’s death the family restaurant needs a new head chef and so far nobody has been able to fill her father’s shoes. As she learned to cook by his side as a child, she knows all of his recipes and knows how to make some of the best Cajun food. But there is a reason she has not cooked Cajun food in the past years and that her Vegas restaurant is all Italian food, now she has to cook without letting the memories of the past destroy what she has made of her life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
TTHJason Landry is the local fire captain and along with the neighboring fire captains and friends they are all entering a Cajun food competition. As they are preparing their dishes for the tasting contest, him and his friends all admire the women there. But none hold his attention as they do his friends, until they point him to the judge of the contest, now she is a five alarm hot woman in his standards.
As the contest begins and they take a sample to Colby, she is surprised that Jason has not recognized her. He is her brother’s best friend and they basically grew up together. But instead of letting him know who she is, she enjoys the flirtation that he has begun and the looks that he only ever gave his high school sweetheart.
Starting something between them will not be easy though, Jason is looking for a woman to become his wife but he only wants something superficial so his daughter Emma will have the womanly influence and guidance she needs now that she is close to being a teenager. He already loved his wife with all his heart and he does not want to get hurt ever again. And not only that, Cane, Colby’s brother, will beat him up if he finds out the thoughts he is having about his little sister.
But Sherry, Colby’s young sister, and Emma have other plans in mind. Sherry wants her sister to stay and to be with family once again and Emma wants a mother and someone that will make her father happy. These two matchmakers will stop at nothing to try and bring Jason and Colby together at every possible opportunity.
As Jason and Colby decide on a summer affair, soon what they thought they wanted will change to something completely different. But if they are to have true love in their lives, they must first open up and let go of the past and the pain the suffered.
This is a sweet, emotional and very entertaining read. Jason is a true southern gentleman, but that doesn’t take away the fact that is one HOT fireman, something that will not get past Colby. While Colby is a sweet and very determined woman, she still judges everything by the past instead of trying to rise above it and continue living. But with the help of one handsome fireman she may just learn to forgive and move onto better things.
Don’t miss Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris it is a deliciously delightful read.
Posted July 13, 2013
It is no secret that I love a good romance book and this one is
It is no secret that I love a good romance book and this one is one of the great. I was always fascinated with New Orleans so it was a real treat to read a book placed there. Now, Jason and Colby have chemistry that I rarely have seen so well described. You could actually feel it whenever they were close together. They find each other after years. She was his best friends little sister, so he never really saw her, and he was her biggest crush. After deaths of Colbys parents and a death of Jasons wife they both need to learn to let go of past and Colby also has to learn to forgive and forget although some things she can never take back. Jasons daughter is also a great character. She is cute and funny and brings a dose of humor to the story. There were a few times a laughed out loud, Taste the heat is a perfect blend of romance, chemistry and humor. Since we meet Colbys brother Cain in this book, and he intrigued me very much, I cant wait for his book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 10, 2013
Characters: Colby Robicheaux hasn¿t been home in twelve year
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Colby Robicheaux hasn’t been home in twelve years. After her father’s death, she’s called home to take his place as the chef of the family restaurant, a staple in Magnolia Springs, but only for the summer until they get back on their feet. She soon comes face to face with her childhood crush and her brother’s best friend, Jason, and all those old feelings come back with a vengeance. Colby has given up on relationships, though, because of some issues in her past, but she’s not above a summer fling with the handsome fire captain.
Jason Landry is a single dad and widower who’s grown up with the Robicheaux’s. When the love of his life died years ago, he became a little withdrawn, but he’s decided it’s time for him to get married in order to give his daughter, Emma, the family she deserves. Jason is immediately attracted to Colby, who he hasn’t seen since she was a teenager, and now that she’s back, he wouldn’t mind getting to know her better.
Colby’s visit home has an expiration date and her feelings for Jason are so deeply ingrained that she doesn’t think she can just dip a toe in, but this opportunity to live out a childhood fantasy is too good to pass up. Jason is ready to settle down and is looking for a wife in name if not in love. He’s fiercely attracted to Colby, but her brother & his best friend has him thinking that might not be the direction he should be going in. When he does finally decides to give it a go, he realizes that Colby is perfect because they both have relationship issues and there should be no problems with either of them falling in love.
Super cute book. I loved Jason, he was a great father and a good man. His love for his late wife was sweet and heartbreaking, but his utter devotion to his daughter definitely made him even hotter. Colby was a fantastic heroine, smart, tough, a decent person who didn’t want to get hurt again. I loved the two of them together because their primary relationship is of friendship and a shared history, but they really fit together romantically very well. I am super excited for the next two books in the series.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the SUPERB setting, a small Louisiana town. The author is from New Orleans and she definitely captures the spirit of the area. Every reference to Cajun culture and food was spot on and it made me long for home, or for a good weekend trip to New Orleans. She also made me crave gumbo in the middle of July, so there’s that.
Posted July 10, 2013
These are a few of my favorite things: 1. Firemen heroes 2. Good
These are a few of my favorite things:Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
1. Firemen heroes
2. Good Dads, who for all their trying, still can't always figure out preteen girls
3. Cute/sweet kids who want to set their parent up
4. New Orleans
5. Super-romantic men
6. Books that make me cry.
This book had them all and more! It was like it was written especially for me. When I got it, it reminded me that I don't read nearly enough novels w/ a fireman as hero...it seems like there should be more out there--where are they and why haven't I come across them? I digress...our hero Jason embodies what I always think of firemen being--strong, take charge, but super-caring. Many moons ago I dated a fireman and he and his firemen buddies all seemed to having that caring quality. Yum.
Super-funny moment--our hero tries to help his daughter buy her first feminine products. I almost died when he asked her about her "flow." I totally laughed out loud and loved how Colby came in to save the day.
While there were times that I wanted to tell Colby to get over it already (I tend to get over things easily and don't know how a cheating parent would actually affect me and I had to keep reminding myself of that) she was such a likeable character that I identified with her anyway. I cried for her when she revealed the pain of finding her college boyfriend, then her dad cheating. And I understood a little better--she never talked about it or really dealt with it. And I was heartbroken for her because she never got to fix her relationship with her dad. And I cried some more. I do wish we could have learned more of what were in her parents' letters to her--maybe the whole letter!
New Orleans has been in my top two places to visit ever since I was in my early 20's and I finally got to go last December when my husband took me for my birthday. After being there for all of a few hours, I declared "I think this is my new Vegas--" a place I go to at least once a year and love. I loved being able to identify and picture some of the places mentioned in this book. It almost made me feel like I was there again and remember my own real-life sweetheart and romance (still going strong after 15 years!)
So thank you for all of that and more, Rachel Harris.
p.s. I REALLY wish there would have been an epilogue--I spent a whole afternoon reading this and I felt that the end of the book was a tad abrupt! I wanted more--you know us readers are a greedy lot! Can't believe I have to wait for the next one!
Posted July 10, 2013
So, I admit, I was kind of nervous as I began reading. I'm usual
So, I admit, I was kind of nervous as I began reading. I'm usually more of a G-rated kind of a girl, so I generally shy away from adult romance novels. (But I had to read this, because I'm such a big Rachel Harris fan!) And I don't know if my initial reluctance for the genre was why it took me a few pages to really connect with the characters, or if there were other factors at work, but by the time I was about ten percent through, I was hooked. I loved this story! After the kind-of slow start (which may have been entirely my own apprehension at work), I couldn't put it down. I read the whole book in just a couple of hours and ended with a happy sigh. (Love those happily-ever-afters!) And I totally fell in love with the characters. Jason was definitely swoon-worthy, and Colby was just as fun and spunky as a girl named Colby ought to be! I'll be watching for the next book in the series, because I'm anxious to see how the stories of the minor characters (particularly Colby's little sister) play out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
As for the romance elements, TASTE THE HEAT was steamy enough to give me that butterflies-in-the-stomach feeling, but clean enough that I won't freak out if my daughter stumbles across it on our shared kindle account (though I won't be recommending it to her, at her age). A word of warning for my fellow G-rated readers: this book isn't squeaky-clean. It is a romance novel, after all, so it won't be our next read-aloud-as-a-family book. There is some sex, although it's a behind-closed-doors, fade-to-black kind of thing. Like I said, nothing graphic that would make me squirm if I found out my daughter was reading.
Posted July 9, 2013
Colby who runs a fancy restaurant in Vegas has been running from
Colby who runs a fancy restaurant in Vegas has been running from anything that reminded her of home for 12 years. She finally has to return after her chef father passes away to help her siblings run the family restaurant that is going downhill.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Jason... He was a great character. He's known Colby all her life. He was her brothers best friend growing up, and an unofficial member of the Robicheaux family. He hasn't seen her in 12 years and is shocked when he finds out the attractive judge who he's been flirting with is little Colby. Jason doesn't think love is in the cards for him after his wife's death, but he's trying to find a mother for his daughter Emma.
One thing I want to point out is what a good storyteller Rachel harris is. She's so descriptive. Having no clue about cajun culture, or New Orleans she really wove it into the story so you could understand and picture it well. I also adored the supporting characters. Sherry was the perfect wild child/baby sister, and Cane was a great protective older brother. I would be happy to read Sherry's or Cane's story next, but I'm guessing it will be Cane's and I can't wait to read it!
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
Posted July 9, 2013
Who doesn¿t love a sexy fireman? With a fun and emotion story a
Who doesn’t love a sexy fireman? With a fun and emotion story about finding love and forgiveness, Harris brings readers a winner. - Full review at BookTrib or RomanticReadsandSuch on Wordpress.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 9, 2013
**4 Stars** I received a copy of this book from the author for a
**4 Stars**Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
So, as some of you can probably tell from past reviews, I am not a romance genre person. HOWEVER, I loved Rachel Harris’ teen book (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century), so I wanted to give Taste the Heat a shot. I was pleasantly surprised!
I am not a big fan of all the sex in most adult romances, which is why I shy away from them. Taste the Heat, while it had a lot of sexual tension, didn’t have much actual sex. And what there was, wasn’t described in detail. (Huge plus for me!)
I really liked the story line and how HE had the child and how they both had closed off their hearts. I also like how we see through both Colby and Jason’s eyes. I actually almost wish for a novella of Sherry.
Really good read, even if you aren’t a romance fan. I look forward to reading the next one.
Posted July 9, 2013
First of all, you might want to grab water and/or wine, some foo
First of all, you might want to grab water and/or wine, some food (preferably spicy) and get some chocolate while you're at it. Now you're all set for reading Taste The Heat ;)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I don't know where to start with this one because I loved all of it, I don't think there's a tiny detail I didn't like in the entire book. Taste The Heat has the perfect balance between humor, love, pain and sexual tension.
Colby is a Cajun Cook who is back in her home town to help her family's restaurant after her father's death. And that's all she wants: get in, do the job and be back in Vegas at the end of the summer before her memories catch up with her. She's sweet, she's scared. Broken as she would say. But
Jason is Colby's older brother best friend and her childhood crush. He's a firefighter. He's a dad. He's a widower and he's as sexy as a man can be. He's sweet and caring and very determined.
Emma. Well, Emma is a ball of energy and enthusiasm. She's perky and sweet and a clever girl who wants and needs a mom. She wants to see her dad happy and she loves playing matchmaker...
Rachel Harris did an excellent job with Taste The Heat. She got me laughing out loud and cringing at the most embarrassing situations life deals to all of us. I wanted Jason and Colby to get together from page one but I could see why they were holding back, what they were risking and how scared of it they were. And the way Rachel portrait all those feelings had me in tears more than once.
I love how she gave Jason a second chance at love, how he had really loved someone before and he learns to let go and find happiness again. We don't see the line "I never loved someone like I love you" in the sense the character hadn't really fallen for someone. He loved his wife.
Colby also has a big character development and it was just as heartbreaking. Love hasn't been too good on her and she is so vulnerable once she's back in her hometown where everything reminds her of her father and their mistakes. I think this is the part where Rachel really out did herself, how easy to connect to that feeling of regret, guilt and pain from things we can no longer change or fix. Colby's journey to healing and learning to love and trust again is beautiful.
Together, Jason and Colby can heal each other and discover that maybe, love isn't that bad.
And while I could end this review here, I'd feel like I'm leaving out two very important characters. And I'm not talking about the other two Robicheaux, even though they're amazing in their own right and the story wouldn't be the same without them. but they'll have their own book (YAY!) so we'll focus on them when the time comes.
I'm talking about The Food and The City. Yes, with capital letters.
This two elements are SO important to the story, I don't think there's a way I couldn't mention them. The Food is the way in which both families, Jason and Colby's, come together. And don't we all? but is more than that... Taste the Heat has something any Recipe Book lacks: The feelings that go along with the food and I'd be lying if I said I didn't get hungry just thinking about all of it.
And The City's presence is so imposing. The sounds, the people, the taste and sights. Everything comes to life in the pages of the book. I've never been to New Orleans but I felt part of it.
*I received an eARC in exchange of an honest review*
Posted July 8, 2013
Fun, romantic, and with an undeniable and sizzling attraction be
Fun, romantic, and with an undeniable and sizzling attraction between the two main characters, this book heated up and never cooled down. Taste the Heat was a light summer read that will have you wanting to pour ice down your back just to cool off from the scorching heat of New Orleans and the hot relationship between Colby and Jason.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
At first, I was just looking for a light, fluffy read that would take my mind off the very intense and emotional book I'd just read. What I got was so much more than just a light-hearted romance. It was wonderful to watch Jason and Colby's relationship grow from mutual attraction to shining love. And it was wonderful to see them both find love when neither of them had been looking for it.
These two characters, Colby and Jason, are both scarred from past relationships and aren't looking for anything more than just a casual fling. But it only takes them a few weeks to realize that this could be something so much more, something that could prove to them both that love is worth all the doubts and heartache, all the tears and hurt. That love is worth a second chance.
When Colby comes home for the summer to save her family's restaurant after the unexpected death of her father, she's counting down the days till she goes back to Vegas. But what she didn't count on was her childhood crush tempting her to stay. Tempting her to give her home and her roots a second chance. And as much as the healing helps the scars fade, she still can't let go of the heartache that sent her packing twelve years ago. She still can't let herself believe in "happily ever after" because, even if her and Jason can prove that all she's thought about love is wrong, it still doesn't squash the fears that still cling to her broken heart.
As a single father, Jason has his hands full. Between being a captain for the fire department, owning a gym, and raising his almost twelve year old daughter, love is a just a fairytale. And after losing his wife in a horrible situation, he closed his heart off so he'd never have to feel that kind of pain again. But with Colby, he starts to wonder if finding a woman to step up to the roll of mother and enter into more of a convenience marriage would ever be enough for him or his daughter. Because as quickly as he's falling in love with the woman, Emma is too. And what will happen if the summer fling turns into so much more and ends up hurting the one person he cares the most about? Emma's lost one woman she cared about already. What will happen if she loses another?
Both Colby and Jason are in for the ride of their life. Because we all know love never goes exactly as planned. And it's about to show them that their fears are nothing compared to the kind of life they could have together.
Not only were these wonderful characters to read about, but so were their families. From Colby's overprotective big brother to Jason's sweet daughter, they all played a part in helping these two stubborn and guarded people realize that they're perfect for each other. And when Jason is injured from a fire, they ban together to help each other through the nightmare. It's the final push, besides letters from her parents, that make Colby realize that she almost gave up a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love.
I loved Rachel Harris' writing style, and her very amusing humor. I loved reading about the characters' struggles to opening up again, and seeing them find their HEA was such a treat! This book was the perfect blend of steam, romance, and witty banter. It had me laughing, crying, swooning, and kept me entertained until the very end. :)
Posted July 8, 2013
¿Taste the Heat¿ is a super sweet romance. Sometimes an angsty b
‘Taste the Heat’ is a super sweet romance. Sometimes an angsty book is good, but other times you want something that is cute and makes you smile. If you’re looking for the latter, ‘Taste the Heat’ is definitely one you’ll want to pick up.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
While most of this book is fun, there are also some serious aspects. Colby doesn't think she can trust a man to be faithful and Jason doesn't want another love after his wife's death. Of course it doesn’t work out that way, but these two, especially Colby, are stubborn when it comes to love.
Another thing I loved about ‘Taste the Heat’ is that there were all kinds of fun aspects besides just the romance. Colby's love of food and cooking shines throughout the whole novel. Jason's patience and kindness and how much he loves his daughter, Emma, made him incredibly swoonworthy. Said daughter was so sweet and adorable, and she added a lot to the story. The setting of the book was also fabulous, with fun, small town charm mixed with New Orleans and the French Quarter. I also really enjoyed getting to know Colby's brother and sister. Their family business was a big part of the story, and that whole dynamic was great.
Basically, I really enjoyed this story! ‘Taste the Heat’ has a really sweet wish fulfillment aspect, with Colby finally getting to be with her childhood crush, her brother's best friend. The history Colby and Jason had made this story all the more rich, and transformed a quick moving romance into something natural and special.
Posted July 8, 2013
My favorite type of story is a good contemporary with friendship
My favorite type of story is a good contemporary with friendship and family drama mixed with romance, and dipped in a gripping mystery. (Yay cooking diction!) And that reflects Taste the Heat.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Taste the Heat is on the surface an adult romance where a childhood crush is finally being requited. The romance that is the main story caused me to occasionally drift.
But the story beats beyond the romance.
It turns to my favorite relationships of family relationships. There is the sweet close in conversation and character relationship the female protagonist Colby has with her protective and caring brother Cane and her romantic sister Sherry. The most powerful is Colby’s terrible memories of another family member. This member’s betrayal caused Colby to distance herself from her family for ten years.
The other family relationship rivets in the separation the male protagonist Jason from his dead wife. The sorrow he feels from what he lost. The love he feels for his daughter Emma sparks sweetness to my taste buds.
I love how Colby and Jason both understood each other in many ways. The most poignant is their connection of being separated from a demised loved one.
Colby and Jason’s interactions left me in amazement. They hold true chemistry that is a rare victory. So often romances have characters that love each other, but I do not feel their love beyond the surface.
That is not the case for Taste the Heat. Colby’s love and longing for Jason and Jason’s admiration and love for Colby crack through the page like an egg leaving an oozy mess. While this mess of goo leaves something to clean up, it also leads to character growth that grows the ultimate happiness.
Another good factor is the sprinkle of surprise turns. I was surprised by what happened to Jason’s demised wife. The book also scurried away from the nasty other woman cliché. I’m glad that Jason’s dead wife and the other women, Angelle, who was attracted to Jason were both portrayed as good people.
Side- thought - I hope beyond hope that Angelle and Cane are the main characters of the next book.
Taste the Heat is predictable yes. But it also is a beautiful story of a cook and a fire fighter finally leaving regret behind and looking instead towards the bright future. Originally published at Unforgettable Books.
Posted July 8, 2013
Light, fun summer read! Can you REALLY go home again? If you're
Light, fun summer read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Can you REALLY go home again? If you're Colby Robicheaux the answer is an emphatic no. Back in New Orleans only to help get the family restaurant back on it's feet again after the death of the head chef, and lack of ability to retain subsequent chefs, Colby reluctantly returns. Her first official duty as the new Head Chef, judge the local cooking fundraiser, where she unexpectedly runs into her brother's best friend--and her childhood crush.
Jason Landry, now a captain with the local fire department, doesn't recognize Colby the Judge as his best friend's sister, and flirts shamelessly with her, surprised by his immediate and overwhelming attraction for her. And y'all, he can cook and cook well. (Guy who "serves and protects"--yes i know that's police but it applies here--and is a great cook? Um, yes please!) But Jason isn't interested in just a fling (or is he?), as he has his daughter to look out for, and he isn't about to risk a friendship by getting involved with his best friend's sister.
Speaking of siblings, Colby's play an important part in the story. Bad-boy Cane (and we get a Cane story--WOOT!) adds tension to Colby's and Jason's budding relationship as the protective, older brother and manager of the family restaurant. Colby's younger sister, Sherry, provides fabulous comic relief and encourages Colby to go after Jason, even if it's just for the short term, and to fulfill some of her old adolescent fantasies. Jason's daughter and wannabe chef, Emma, encourages her dad to get out into the dating world, especially if it's with Colby.
With Jason seemingly on board for their temporary fling, Colby quickly becomes more enmeshed in Jason and Emma's daily lives then she ever expected. Can she overcome her hang ups and fight for her HEA?
A fun read, with quirky characters, and laugh out loud moments, Taste the Heat, is a perfect, easy summer read.
Posted July 8, 2013
Thank you to Ms. Harris and Entangled Publishing for providing a
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Cover: It's alright...
I hate her when she immediately judged Jason... But because her previous relationship sucked and what her father did to her mother, I guess I understand her... And I was really sad because she regrets a lot of things especially if we're talking about her father... Though I saw that she loves him, it's just that it was really hard for her to forgive...
He's the perfect or ideal father... He gives his best so that his daughter would have a happy life... But no matter what he do, he can never give to Emma one thing, and that is the feeling of growing up with a mother... That's why he devised something so that Emma, the matchmaker, will have a mother...
What I really love in the story, is that it's full of love... Brother-Sister love, Romantic love, parental love...
Then there was this hilarious scene in the supermarket (or drug store? Can't remember the exact place)... It was a good thing that Colby was there... Poor Emma... But at least, Jason was trying...
To be honest, I expected a lot from Colby and Jason... I expected that fireworks will be flying every time they see each other, but I did not see that from the start of the story... It made me feel that their attraction to each other was nothing at all... But when I reached, maybe 20% or 30% of the story, that's when I really felt their attraction to each other...
And with what Jason did in the last part, it was very sweet... If Colby was not touched with that, I will hate her forever... =)
Can't wait for book two... With Angelle's reaction to Cane, it will be really worth reading... =)
Posted July 8, 2013
Firstly, Rachel Harris is one of my favorite authors and this is
Firstly, Rachel Harris is one of my favorite authors and this is the 2nd book I’ve read from her. I was skeptical to read a NA book, even by her, but when I saw that I got the ARC I didn’t hesitate to read it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book would be perfect if I were older, so I recommend it to 21+ people. Anyone would like this book but I think that a mature group would appreciate this book more.
Taste The Heat has all of the things I like about NA books:
1. An adorable kid. I mean, who doesn’t like kids who try to set up her father with another woman, the right woman??
2. The hero. Only Jason can’t be called a hero just because he’s the main male character like other guys. Oh no, Jason is actually a hero!! He’s a fireman…let loose the flames already!! Nothing beats a cute YA hero like an older NA version – take Hunter from Obsidian for example. We all love sweet and hot Daemon, but Hunter sure makes more steam. Like that, Jason is the perfect guy – you don’t have to fall in love with him and marry him and worry whether you’ll make a good family. He’s already proved that. Despite being naughty, Jason is a responsible and amazingly caring dad. And he’s so romantic!!
3. Colby. OMG, she’s so sweet! I kind of feel like I didn’t get to read much about her and that leaves me with not much to say about her. I mean, she was there, trying to cook and not fall for Jason and trying to not think about her father’s betrayal.
4. Spunky siblings. Sherry and Cane are so fun! I wish I had seen more of them…well, Cane’s has his own future book though!
Overall, there were some scenes that were too fast or short and I THINK I’m TRYING TO SAY THAT I WANT SOME MORE OF THE BOOK!!! Other than that, the book was great. There was a near cliché misunderstanding but Rachel Harris being the awesome writer I know, she abated that situation.