Just One Taste
By Pamela Denise
May 15, 2011 - 4:29:24 PM

Reformed bad boy turned chef, Wes Murphy has left murky past behind and focused on his passion for the culinary arts. He is dutifully doing his time in school, learning the ins-and-outs of cuisine. He is not looking forward to the last class of the semester, Food Chemistry 101. Already resigned to boredom, he is in for a sweet surprise when he spots the last minute substitute professor, Dr. Rosemary Wilkins. Deciding things could become quite interesting after all Wes sets out to seducing Rosemary by appealing to her weakness, her love of science.

Child prodigy Rosemary Wilkins has never fit in with her peers. Instead she has always preferred to bury herself in equations, elements, and theories. When she agrees to help the president of the Cooking Academy by filling in as a substitute teacher, she feels like a fish out of water. Her first class is a disaster until one of the students step in with a question that gives her footing. She is drawn to the charming chef and his canine companion, but not sure if she wants to trust those irrational feelings.


Wes’s proposed study of aphrodisiacs together with Rosemary scores him a way into her world. Soon the chemical reactions they are studying have less to do with food and more to do with each other. Yet Wes’s past has done a number on him. He doesn’t feel worthy to be with someone like Rosemary and tries to hide that part of himself from her. However, he will have to confront his issues head on and be upfront with Rosemary or risk losing her anyway.

 Louisa Edwards cooks up another scrumptious read in her A RECIPE FOR LOVE trilogy. JUST ONE TASTE was a delightful treat that I loved settling own with. This final installment introduces a new hero and heroine into the storyline while still keeping to the original setting and fun characters from Market – the rising new NY restaurant. I wasn’t sure how I’d like the heroine, but warmed up to her quite a bit. Ms. Edwards does a fantastic job on making their connection seem genuine and producing the sparks, despite their opposite personalities. I have truly enjoyed these books and recommend the entire series. They are sure to keep you coming back for seconds.

© Copyright 2003 by