what if the beast is a woman instead of a man?
I was about to find out when a mysterious job led to the secluded home of a horror novelist. I’d lost everything: my scholarship, my education, and my way. In denial of my family inheritance, I took the unusual employment as a chance out of a hole, but I found myself buried in the unknown trauma of another situation much deeper.
I had changed my name and my address to keep myself hidden, but my scars were more than physical. Living as a recluse in the woods, I was used to being alone, so I wasn’t happy when a certain someone was always in my space. Our first encounter was less than pleasant and tension continued at every attempt to tame me.
I knew she was keeping secrets and I wanted to help, but she was cutting me down and cutting me off every time she opened her mouth. Our frustration with one another grew until a misunderstanding changed everything. How can I be the next guy after something so tragic? It was a challenge I wasn’t sure I was willing to take.
* was generously given a copy of TASTE TEST in exchange for an honest review
I want to start off by saying LB Dunbar has hit another home run. TASTE TEST is the second book in the Sensations Collection. I was so excited to read TASTE TEST after reading SOUND ADVISE. Dunbar has a true flare for words and telling a great story.
TASTE TEST is a modern take on my favorite story, BEAUTY and the BEAST, but with a twist. Ethan comes to know Ella after coming to her home for a job and sees the beauty inside her, even when she is acting like a true BEAST of a woman. With lots of twists and turn, insecurities and secrets, a true love story evolves.
I thought Ella was fantastic and strong. She had so many hang-ups and acted out in childish ways but throughout the story, she grows and moves forward. Ethan is patient, kind and also dealing with some of his own hang-ups. He learns to take on responsibility and is just the all around NICE guy, who happens to be hot.
I strongly suggest reading TASTE TEST. The book is beautiful and has a unique header design that marks each chapter. I truly enjoyed it and am looking forward to future books by Dunbar.
TASTE TEST by LB Dunbar receives 5 out of 5 Platypires.
Texas Hugs and Happy Reading!!