Title: Taste on my Tongue
Author: Beth Bolden
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: August 15, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 354
Reviewed by: Ariel
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Almost pop-star Landon 9Patton has just turned a corner on the worst two years of his life: dropped by his label and dumped by his ungrateful ex-boyfriend. However, his new agent’s brilliant plan for Landon’s superstardom doesn’t have anything to do with his music – it’s called Kitchen Wars, and it’s the hottest new reality show on TV.
Landon wishes he could have nothing to do with it.
Since the first morning he mixed flour and water, Quentin Maxwell knew he wanted to be a baker. After becoming the pastry chef at a popular LA bakery, anyone else might be satisfied. But Quen wants to call his own shots. Going on Kitchen Warsto win the money for his own bakery seems like a huge risk, but maybe it’s worth it.
They’re an unlikely pair. Landon can’t even figure out how to turn an oven on, while Quentin makes his living with one. But with each passing week on Kitchen Wars, they discover what a great team they make – on set, off set, and between the sheets.
Winning should be everything, but what happens when the tastiest pairing is their own?
Taste on my Tongue is a 80,000 word standalone gay romance featuring two men falling adorably in love, reality TV shenanigans, and too much food porn. Don’t read hungry!
Love in The Kitchen
Do you love to cook? Do you love the Food Network? Do you love a good romance book? If you said yes to all three, then this is the book for you.
Oh, one more question for you. Do you love that Food Network show Worst Cooks in America Celebrity version? If yes, then you’re going to love this story. Take an aspiring pop star who can’t boil water and he has to be taught how to cook by a baker who wants to open his own bakery. You don’t see that kind of plot on that show. Which made for a very interesting storyline.
Landon and Quentin click immediately. The chemistry between them is so electric that it could light up the city of New York. They tease each other and flirt and find any excuse to touch. It was very sweet and fun to watch or read. We get to read from Landon’s point of view throughout the whole book and he’s a crack up and amusing. His thoughts are comical and his feelings towards Quentin are entertaining and wonderful.
I had a hard time getting into it though. The beginning was ok, but once the Kitchen Wars started filming too much detail was written. I didn’t like all the detail. I thought it was too much and I had to start skimming. I just wanted to read about the relationship. I didn’t need to know every detail about the filming like what was being cooked and what was burning and what the other contestants were doing, etc.
I felt the book got better once Landon and Quentin realized their feelings for each other and shared those feelings with each other and established their relationship. The book got much better after that. The first half was a bit of a struggle and had to do some skimming, but sticking it out I was rewarded with a pleasurable book with a great ending.
As I mentioned in my first couple of paragraphs, if you love cooking and the Food Network and those cooking shows then you will love this book. If you do like detail regarding the filming of a show then you will absolutely love this book. So I do recommend this book for food lovers and Food Network lovers.
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