The First Taste by Jessica Hawkins
Series: Slip of the Tongue #2
Release Date: August 4th, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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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About the Author
Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. To her, the most intriguing fiction is forbidden, and that’s what you’ll find in her stories. Currently, she resides wherever her head lands, which is often the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.
I wanted to read this book since I heard about a single dad. I haven’t read the first one because there was some issues in the storyline was a turnoff to me. Even if I haven’t read it, I wasn’t confused by the characters. The writing was flawless.
Two people who weren’t looking for love and struggling with her own demons, two opposites. Well it seemed good, on the paper.
Amelia is Andrew’s sister boss. An uptight woman where work was her life. She’s obviously living with some standards, a planned life. She was very bitchy at times, rude and condescending until she met Andrew.
I had a crush on the hero. Single dad of a beautiful little girl, with a broken heart and doing his best to take care of his family. A brave man with a heart of gold and also a dirty talker.
When these two met, I was intrigued by the way they would be together. How going from a one stand relationship to the real thing. They were very different, from their looks to living style. Committed to different things.
The banter was kinda great and I love how natural they were together. Andrew’s kid was so endearing, and these three together were really great together. However, I had the impression that they were for a good part of the book a surplus of sex scenes, It was too expanded to me.
I really liked the straightforwardness of the story, but I couldn’t get into it. It took me more than almost the end of the story to connect and I was too distracted in between, I couldn’t focus in Andrew and Amelia’s story. Actually, Belle, Andrew’s little girl has stolen the show, she was more enhanced to me than the main characters.
I enjoyed some hot intercourse but just reading about two people having sex, leave each other and going on the same pattern was a little bit repetitive. The ending was definitely so much better, too bad I had to wait the lest 20% of the story to get into it.
I wasn’t in the mood … I felt like something was missing … I wasn’t convinced and more conflicted.