She didn’t know how hungry she was…Beautiful and talented Catherine Kelly is intent on starting over as a food photographer in Chicago. With her painful past buried over 2000 miles away, she’s focused on her career and is hungry for little else. Until she meets William Lambourne, a wealthy bachelor with arresting blue-grey eyes filled with enough tragedy to match her own. William urges Catherine to step out from behind her camera and fully taste all that life has to offer, stirring an appetite in her she never knew she possessed – and it’s one only he can satisfy.
He couldn’t wait to feed her…A gourmand who takes great pleasure in food and in women, William Lambourne is rich, powerful, and gorgeous — and as talented in the kitchen as he is in the bedroom. Longing for a woman to truly savor, William finds his match in Catherine. From the moment he meets her, he is determined to discover the perfect recipe to unlock Cat’s resolve, awaken her senses, and make her his own.
Theirs is a meal worth savoring…William is as mysterious as he is passionate, but as Catherine begins to fall for the stormy-eyed billionaire, she knows she must reveal her own dark secrets. But first, William must win Cat’s heart to ensure their pasts don’t undo them.
Book 1 in The Epicurean series, A Taste of You will leave you ravenous for more of Cat and William’s story!
Catherine has moved to Chicago to leave her old life behind. She takes a job as a food photographer. Her job, to make food look good. With the help of her best friend, who stages the food for the pictures, she has made a new career. She lands a big new account and goes to the restaurant to get the lay of the land and literally stumbles into William.
The chemistry is palpable from the very first touch. Catherine knows she could fall for this guy and she also knows she is NOT looking for a relationship. William is a perpetual bachelor. He chooses his dates with great care. Being a billionaire, he has to. William is fun and exciting sometimes, and brooding and mysterious at other times.
William owns many restaurants but his real talent is in the kitchen..and the bedroom. Catherine is torn. Her mind is saying run, but she can not deny her body’s response to William.
William didn’t reveal much in this book. We don’t know much about his past. I want to know what makes him tick. We learn about Catherine’s past and it was tragic. I really felt for her. She wants to start over, but her past still haunts her.
I love a good billionaire boyfriend story. This one was fresh and felt new. It didn’t just copy the same mold as all of the other books in the sub-genre, yes, I think there are enough books for it to be a sub-genre.
This book had some HOT, HOT, HOT, scenes. Who knew food could be so erotic. I will never look at chocolate and champagne the same again. It was a stellar start to what I predict will be an amazing series.
4 Food Loving Romantic Stars.
**ARC given by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.**