In her twenties, Kara Malendar found herself at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris, thousands of miles away from the harsh media coverage of her political family. But Paris ended abruptly when she was summoned home to Los Angeles and expected to stand in again as the senator's perfect daughter.
Now, thirty, Kara has made a different kind of life for herself. As a food critic for the Los Angeles Times, she casts a critical eye on other people. That is, until her past finds his way back into town and opens a new restaurant.
Logan Rye, the youngest son of the Ryeland Farms family, is a chef and knows exactly what he's doing with his life. After a few years spent getting his head and heart together, he's opened a new farm-to-table restaurant, The Yard, in Los Angeles. It's his passion, but according to the LA Times, he's a trend.
Kara and Logan haven't seen each other since she left him in the lobby of her Paris apartment building, but when she is asked to write a feature on him, it's not long before they are rediscovering the delicious parts of each other. As things heat up, all recipes are forgotten, and Kara and Logan realize nothing was what it seemed in Paris.
If Logan can only find a way to trust, he may be exactly what Kara needs . . . if she's ever going to taste life again.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have read all of Tracy Ewens books, Catalina Kiss, Premier, Candidate, and now Taste. I find her rescue of the romance genre refreshing. I love and respect writing “Happy Endings”; I believe they do exist. Her characters are contemporary with a twist of good old fashion propriety. I am looking forward to her next book, Reserved!
4 Stars. Original review at 125pages I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ♦ I love finding a new author to enjoy. I liked Tracy Ewen's book Candidate: A Love Story as it was a romance that was different. So I was excited to read her third book in the series Taste. And I was pleased that it matched the tone and pace of Candidate. Sometimes a second or third book is not as good as the first you read and that was not the case here. There was a throw away scene in the previous book that I was very intrigued by and this book is the result. Taste features Kara, a senator's daughter, who is incredibly structured and follows her parent's decrees to the letter, including dressing in a signature color selected by her mother. The one bright spot in her life was a semester in Paris when she was 21. There she met Logan, a budding chef who helped to bring her out of her shell. Now, eight years later, Logan has a hopping new restaurant and Kara has retreated into herself once again. The blend of food, love and family made this a fantastic read. The world that Ewens has created in her A Love Story series is very real and I have high hopes for the next (fingers crossed) two books as I saw two distinct possibilities for new pairings in Taste. So I can confidently say Tracy Ewens is an author I will follow.