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Posted August 12, 2014
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!
Posted July 30, 2014
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!
Posted July 21, 2014
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 21, 2014
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!
Posted July 12, 2014
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!
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Posted August 9, 2014
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