The First Taste by Jessica Hawkins
Series: Slip of the Tongue #2
Release Date: August 4th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Synopsis:Andrew Beckwith has already devoted his life to one girl—and as far as he’s concerned, she’s all he needs. The rough-around-the-edges bad boy left his reckless ways behind six years ago when his daughter Bell was born. To the female population’s dismay, he’s unapologetically single. When Bell’s mother walked out on them years ago, he vowed never to let another woman close enough to hurt them again.
Amelia Van Ecken isn’t just another woman. She’s an independent, smart, and savvy businesswoman who doesn’t have time for sex, much less love. In the midst of a drawn-out, bitter divorce, all she wants is to bury herself in work. But when sharp-tongued Amelia and stubborn Andrew cross paths, sparks fly—and burn. Two things are obvious in an instant: they want each other, and they’re from different worlds. It’s the perfect formula for an off-the-charts one-night stand. After all, it’s not as if opposites ever attract.
The First Taste, a standalone spin-off of the Slip of the Tongue.
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Ok, so it’s time for me to make a confession, “The First Taste” is the first book that I have read that was written by Jessica Hawkins. Ok, ok, please don’t ridicule me folks but I have had “Slip of the Tongue” on my kindle to read for a while now and I just haven’t got around to reading it. The good thing about Jessica’s writing is that even though this is the second book in the series you don’t even have to read the first book you will not feel lost at all, you will feel curious about Nathan and Sadie’s story but you will not start “The First Taste” and feel lost because it’s about two different characters. Characters that will touch your heart and soul, I was hooked every since I got to chapter three. It takes great talent to get a reader hooked by chapter three of a book and that’s what Jessica Hawkins did, she knew the right recipe for a very well written to story that will keep her readers interest. I really loved Amelia and Andrew, oh my goodness, here you have two characters who were so hurt in their past relationships. Their trust in the opposite sex is very hard for them to find, all they wanted was just one night but what they were not bargaining for it to be so good. Andrew and Amelia clicked, regardless of the fact that she’s uptown and he’s downtown. They meshed well and they were it for each other, it took them a while to come to an impasse about their relationship but once they did it was a beautiful thing. I love the father daughter relationship that Andrew had with Belle, even though I think that he babied her a bit but he had his reasons for doing it. Then we have the sex scenes, holy mother of everything that is hot and detailed. Ladies, Andrew was a very naughty boy I tell you. All I have to say is that I laughed, I cried somewhat, and I sighed a lot while reading this book. I loved Pico and Randy, I wish they would get their own book especially Randy he is hilarious.