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Publisher's Summary

Determined to fulfill her dream of becoming a chef and winning a coveted scholarship to study cooking in Italy, Ki Blake rushes in late to the first class of her final semester at Kirkwood Culinary Academy and is stopped in her tracks by Taryn Ellis, the school's newest instructor. A beautiful and accomplished chef, Taryn has walked away from her promising career in the city's top restaurant to devote her life to her five-year-old daughter. Ki and Taryn try their best to resist the urge to give in to the undeniable chemistry between them. And when at last they begin a passionate affair that must be kept a secret, they are each convinced it's only a short-term fling. It's up to both Ki and Taryn to decide whether they have found something genuine or whether the taste of romance is truly enough to satisfy.

©2016 Kris Bryant (P)2017 Bold Strokes Books, Inc

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  • A-Z Customer
  • 17-06-2017

Taste-y Treat!

Would you consider the audio edition of Taste to be better than the print version?

The audio is really good, but the book is better.

What other book might you compare Taste to and why?

There aren't too many writers in the genre who write in first person present tense so I can't really compare this book to others. It's a sweet, contemporary romance that's light, yet full of chemistry. Steamy, sexy, and fun.

What does Brittni Pope bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Great accents.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Very funny, emotional and made me cry in a good way.

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  • RH007
  • 14-10-2018

Great

I really enjoy Kris Bryant book. And Brittni Pope does a great. And I loved this book because I love to cook! This was definitely my cup of tea!

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  • Maria M. Caraballo
  • 03-10-2018

WOW!! LOVE IT! YOU HAVE TO READ IT!

This book is soo great, the main characters are very sweet and i love them right away, they way they talked to each other and the way they talked to the kid is so!!!! sweet and kind. I used to work at fine dining for years! and i appreciate how the author got very thing right about the way it is when you work in the industry. the book have the right amount for love, sex, kindness and friendships. I REALLY RECOMMENDED!!.

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  • A Buongiorne
  • 25-09-2018

I couldn't put it down

absolutely love this book. highly recommend it. It has both Romance ,hot hot hot seduction and a great storyline. You can actually see yourself living these two characters .Buy it, it's worth it!

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  • Ana
  • 29-01-2018

Romance for Foodies

Love this story. The narration of Taryn’s accent is fantastic and the women are sweet and likable with just enough angst and steam. Even though the characters have a teacher/student relationship, the relationship never seems like it’s dominated by either character. The women have an equal partnership and they both respect each other’s feelings as their lust and love grow. I’ve listened to this a few times. Sweet feel good romances are my favorites and this one does not disappoint.

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  • Leslie
  • 15-12-2017

Do not read on an empty stomach

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This is a great read and a beautiful love story, however, you will grow hungry if you do not take the time for a snack before endulge your romance fix.

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  • Sab
  • 11-10-2017

Perfect story

For someone who doesn’t cook this was an interesting story to follow... great characters, great story...
Brittni Pope was mostly a good narrator, but the accent of Tarin was Australian and not South African... :) all in all great job.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-07-2017

Enjoyed the story

I liked the story overall but it felt like a novella. Even though it was well written there were no back stories for any of the characters. Why does Ki change professions, how can she afford to and no background on her family where's her dad why no interaction with any siblings.
I listened to the book and as I am South African I am found Taryn's accent more Australian or Kiwi and miles too flat for the South African accent.
Take this book a turn it into a full fledged novel build out the characters and make them more three dimentional rather paper cut outs.
This book is a good foundation for a really good novel. The restaurants, the academic institution are all wonderful canvases to tell a story around.
I was left unsatisfied.

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  • scheliece sankey
  • 20-07-2017

I love the story just not the reading so much

the story line was heart and I love a happy ending, however the reading wasn't so great and differentiating the characters. She also read way too fast .... Like there was no pause in her reading.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-07-2017

High school drama! <br />

Like the story. It was simple and sweet. The story felt like a high school love drama. Not complaining just making an observation.