A Taste of Bliss by Adrian R. HaleGoodreads.com Synopsis
All Bliss Kaufman wanted was a sandwich and a nap after a grueling day beautifying this week’s bridal party. So when a bartender with a panty-melting grin offers her dinner and a ride on his motorcycle, Bliss swerves from her plans for one unexpected night with Talan McGregor. Just one. It was never supposed to go further. But once isn’t enough for Talan who returns demanding more–and his timing couldn’t be worse.
A life-changing diagnosis forces Bliss to abandon her carefully crafted plans. Even though she can make anyone beautiful with enough makeup and hair product, she can’t fix everything with her 50-pound bag of beauty tricks. Bliss is starting to think she might need Talan after all, but letting him in means cracking open her heart and embracing a life without a safety net.
After all, love is life’s greatest complication, and might just be worth the risk.
*Due to sexual content and graphic language this book is intended for readers 18+*
My Review: 5 out of 5 stars.
I’m always leary about reading an author’s debut novel. I read a lot and I have expectations on how a story should flow. If it doesn’t quite flow how I think it should, it just becomes a meh book for me. I was completely blown out of the water with this book. Sure the romance is super hot. But the story, punched me in the gut and made me relive some of my past that maybe I didn’t know I needed to relive (no spoilers here…you’re going to have to read to find out!). I loved all of the characters. I would’ve preferred a better flow into Talan’s portion at the end. It felt a bit too choppy for me, but I think that’s my only critique.
If you want a new romance author to read? Adrian Hale is your girl. Her first book truly showed off her writing chops. Definitely grab a copy of this one!
I’ve got more book inspiration here at my bookshelf. Tons of books ready for you to choose your next read. But seriously, go grab A Taste of Bliss.
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