Book Review: Just One Taste by Sami Lee

Just One Taste by Sami LeeTitle: Just One Taste
Author: Sami Lee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy from publisher
Published: February 2013 by Ellora’s Cave

Sarah is in Victoria to expand her father’s chain of wine bars into the Australian market. It’s a hectic job that leaves little time for a social life but that doesn’t mean she’s going to ignore her carnal needs entirely. She contacts an exclusive escort agent who promises to send a man capable of fulfilling her every desire. David, the man who arrives, is nothing like the practiced lothario she expects, yet the night that ensues is more intensely passionate than any she’s experienced. Sarah is just starting to consider making David a kept man when she realizes the chilling truth.

David isn’t an escort at all. He’s a vineyard owner who’d planned to approach Sarah with a business proposition. She thinks he set her up, but David had barely expected to speak with Sarah, let alone sleep with her. It’s an honest case of mistaken identity that resulted in the best night of David’s life. And for David, one night of Sarah will never be enough.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave.

Why I Read this Book: The premise for Just One Taste hooked me with the ‘mistaken identity’ mishap.  

What I Liked: I loved that Sarah, being a powerful and wealthy woman, was not uptight or snobbish. Her expensive duds were ruined by David’s dogs and she didn’t even bat an eye. And speaking of Sarah being a powerful and successful woman, I like that the typical roles were reversed with David being lower on the ladder of success. Sarah never rubbed it in his face, nor did she bring it up (her being so powerful and successful). And David wasn’t the type to take handouts or to take advantage of the situation.

The first half of Just One Taste was heavy on the sex and light on the plot but the emotion and passion came through. And, with as much sex as Sarah and David had, they used protection every single time.

What I Didn’t Like: I categorized Just One Taste as ‘erotic’ because there’s a scene where a foreign object was inserted into Sarah’s va-jay-jay – a foreign object made of glass *shiver*. Not my thang but it might not bother some readers. Another thing I didn’t like was that Sarah borrowed panties from Kerri, a gal who is friends with David and works at his vineyard. Who borrows another woman’s panties? I would just go commando.

There was a scene where one of David’s dogs got a life-threatening injury and David was just not that concerned about the whole ordeal. This didn’t feel right; most pet owners consider their pets as part of the family and when something happens to their pet, it affects them on all sorts of levels. But David didn’t express this kind of reaction.

My last gripe is that there was no epilogue. I think having an epilogue would have given more closure for Sarah and David’s story.

Overall Impression: Just One Taste was a sweet, realistic, and enjoyable love story even with my gripes.

Brianna’s Rating:
3 Frogs

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