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Bad Taste in Men: Clover Park series, Book 3

Bad Taste in Men: Clover Park series, Book 3

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by Kylie Gilmore
     
 
Something's brewing between friends...

Rachel Miller knows opening a café with coffee and pastries will make her struggling bookstore the place to hang out. But when the bank turns her down and her best friend Shane steps in, she vows business will never ruin their friendship.

Gourmet ice-cream maker Shane O'Hare knows food, not women. To sweep

Overview

Something's brewing between friends...

Rachel Miller knows opening a café with coffee and pastries will make her struggling bookstore the place to hang out. But when the bank turns her down and her best friend Shane steps in, she vows business will never ruin their friendship.

Gourmet ice-cream maker Shane O'Hare knows food, not women. To sweep Rachel off her feet, he secretly sells his beloved '67 Shelby Mustang and becomes a partner in her café. And then she sets him up with a friend.

As they build the café together and Rachel learns what Shane has sacrificed for her, she finds herself falling for him. Now way too much is riding on the success of this business venture--her career, her best friend, and her heart.

Author's note: Each book in the Clover Park Series can be read as a stand-alone novel, or for more fun read them in order. Characters you've loved from past books frequently pop up in other books.
P.S. The "villain" in Bad Taste in Men gets his own story in ALMOST IN LOVE!

The Clover Park Series
Book 1: The Opposite of Wild
Book 2: Daisy Does It All
Book 3: Bad Taste in Men
Book 4: Kissing Santa (a Novella)
Book 5: Restless Harmony
Book 6: Not My Romeo
Book 7: Rev Me Up
Book 8: An Ambitious Engagement

Don't miss my new spinoff series, The Clover Park STUDS series, with some Clover Park favorites popping up too!

The Clover Park STUDS Series
Book 1: Almost in Love
Book 2: Almost Married
Book 3: Almost Over It
Book 4: Almost Romance

Editorial Reviews

Storm Goddess Book Reviews - Nikki Barrett
I gotta dig a friends to lovers story, and Ms. Gilmore's 3rd book in the Clover Park Series hits the spot. A great dash of humor, a few pinches of steam, and a whole lotta love...Gilmore has won me over with everything I've read and she's on my auto buy list...she's on my top list of new authors for 2014.
Underneath the Covers blog - Brianne Hillson
The chemistry between the two characters is so real and so intense, it will have you turning the pages into the midnight hour. Throw in a bit of comedy - a dancing cow, a sprained ankle, and a bit of jealousy and Gilmore has a recipe for great success.
Read, Tweet, Repeat - Summer Hagy
While the book does have its steamy moments (oh...yea...baby) they do not appear on every third page like others. They are perfectly spaced and make for a great build up as the two friends begin to navigate the troublesome waters of being business partners and sorting their feelings for one another.
Book Reviews by Lexi - Lexi Nora
Kylie does an incredible job of drawing readers into the story. Her characters are amazing and I felt a connection to Rachel and Shane. The emotion in this book was displayed perfectly through how the characters acted and talked.
Racing to Read - Pam Peters
This is a book that is a page turner and leaves you wanting more. It has friendship, family, love and even some steaminess that made it a joy to read!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149818877
Publisher:
Extra Fancy Books
Publication date:
07/08/2014
Series:
Clover Park Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
225
Sales rank:
35,650
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Kylie Gilmore is the USA Today bestselling author of the Clover Park series and the Clover Park STUDS series. She writes quirky, tender romance with a solid dose of humor.

Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she’s not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.

Find out more about Kylie and upcoming books at www.kyliegilmore.com. Sign up for Kylie’s newsletter at kyliegilmore.com

You can also find Kylie on:
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KYLIE’S BOOKS

CLOVER PARK SERIES
BOOK 1: The Opposite of Wild
BOOK 2: Daisy Does It All
BOOK 3: Bad Taste in Men
BOOK 4: Kissing Santa
BOOK 5: Restless Harmony
BOOK 6: Not My Romeo
BOOK 7: Rev Me Up
BOOK 8: An Ambitious Engagement

CLOVER PARK STUDS
BOOK 1: Almost in Love
BOOK 2: Almost Married
BOOK 3: Almost Over It
BOOK 4: Almost Romance

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Bad Taste in Men: Clover Park series, Book 3 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
bhillson83 More than 1 year ago
When a book title is called Bad Taste in Men you know it just has to be good. From the very moment I picked up the book it captured my attention and had me laughing throughout the entire time I read it. I couldn’t put the book down and I was very lucky I was on a camping trip, so I could read to my little heart’s desire. Gilmore did a great job in capturing the chemistry between struggling business author Rachel Miller who has a bookstore that is floundering, while her best friend Shane O’Hare owns a very successful Ice Cream store across the street get into business together and the sparks fly. The chemistry between the two characters is so real and so intense, it will have you turning the pages into the midnight hour. Throw in a bit of comedy – a dancing cow, a sprained ankle and a bit of jealousy and Gilmore has a recipe for great success. This book had me wanting more, laughing out loud and hungry for more than just ice cream or pro-bee-otics. Gilmore did a great job in creating two witty characters that didn’t instantly fall in love and instead took her time in writing the course of the novel. Rachel wasn’t a heroine that could be tricked into bed easily and Shane was the knight in shining armour that we all just wish for. Bad Taste in Men is the third novel in her Clover Park series and definitely has me wanting to read more. Overall, I absolutely loved Bad Taste in Men and it left me feeling refreshed and ready to read the other novels in this series! Great book! 4 Stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Rachel knows her bookstore isn't doing to good and she just knows adding a cafe connecting to the bookstore will help it and make her a success. The only problem is the bank has turned her down for a loan. Just when it looks like her dreams are shot her best friend Shane offers to help her by becoming her partner. Shane is in love with Rachel and doesn't think she will ever overcome the just friends. Having a partnership will have them close together and Shane hope to help her get over that and become more. Rachel has had bad taste in men before and not looking to ruin what they have she tries to push him off on others. When she sees what all Shane has done for her and given up she may change her mind. Rachel is very, very stubborn. She doesn't like to listen to others even when they know best. She has ave her heart away before and they all turned out bad. She is a great friend and will help in any way she can. She is just afraid of love. Shane is sweet, caring and also very stubborn. He will move mountains to give Rachel what she wants. They both are great friends and you can tell they clearly belong together. This is the second book in this series I have read and I enjoyed it so much. I really enjoyed seeing Rachel and Shane butt heads. Both want things t be a success but Rachel thinks she can do everything herself. Shane tries not to push her but he thinks he knows what is best. Both should take the time to listen to each other but it wouldn't be as entertaining as it was. I liked seeing all the characters I already knew and seeing new ones. Some I liked and some I have to say seemed a little off to me. This is a book that is a page turner and leaves you wanting more. It has friendship, family, love and even some steaminess that made it a joy to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The new tasty scoop in Fieldridge is that the lovable Shane O’Hara is in business with his lifelong crush, the nerdy and fallible Rachel Miller. The O’Hara family, the brothers, Travis and Ryan, their wives, Daisy and Liz plus their grandmother Maggie and her wonderful husband, Jorge, support the joint business venture and the budding relationship. However, different business styles cause sparks in temper and lip-locking encounters between Shane and Rachel. Fizzling personality clashes and stubborn behaviors cause waves in a bookstore café that is meant to be a relaxing place. Hot, uptight tension over costs, products and managerial styles prompt heated discussions that one or more of Shane’s Scoops will not resolve. Barry, the owner of the Dancing Cow, the competition to Shane’s Scoops fuels the fire between Sean and Rachel. Rachel receives business advice, a loan and potentially more than friendship from Barry. Poor, naïve, Rachel, the “egghead” that loves books needs one of her business ventures to succeed and the café is her only shot to keep the bookstore running. She will have to accept advice from Sean or be the failure her family expects her to be. Get a spoon and dig into the ups and downs of Rachel and Shane discovering who they are as business owners, friends and a couple.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With her third release, Bad Taste in Men, Kylie Gilmore has gone three for three in her fabulous Clover Park Series. In this installment, it’s the quiet O’Hare brother, Shane, seeking to take his relationship with his best friend, Rachel Miller, to the next level. But Rachel’s romantic track record has been disastrous, to say the least, and she’d rather not risk losing Shane’s friendship if things don’t work out. Not to mention they’re going open a cafe together, and mixing business with pleasure isn’t always the best idea. The author continues to build a nearly picture perfect little Connecticut town, yet populates it with characters who are so real, you could swear you’ve actually met some of them. Maybe even been some of them. Their hopes, fears, and actions are so relatable, and they make mistakes any one of us could make. In short, they are people you root for in spite of all their quirky imperfections. But don’t let Rachel’s insecurities or Shane’s quiet disposition fool you. There’s plenty of heat between these two on the page. Rachel’s bookish demeanor quickly falls away whenever Shane proves he’s more than just a cook in the kitchen. Gilmore once again brings to the table a fantastic cast of supporting characters, many of whom we’ve met in the previous two books. She also introduces a few new ones: a business owner who turns out to be Shane’s rival for his customers as well as for Rachel’s affections, Rachel’s not-so-perfect family, and a slobbery dog named Hagar. The sharp-witted humor I’ve come to expect from a Gilmore novel is in full throttle, and I read most of this book with a great big smile on my face. Bravo, Ms. Gilmore. Looking forward to more of your work!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the O'Hare brothers! Finally I got Shane's story (he's the youngest brother). This is a friends to lovers story with a lot of obstacles that they finally overcome with a sweet ending. Shane and Rachel work together to build a cafe and it's nonstop fighting over who's the boss. Some very hot scenes and a lot of funny moments made this a very fun read!