ARC Review – JUST ONE TASTE by Lexi Blake @authorlexiblake

ARC Review – JUST ONE TASTE by Lexi Blake @authorlexiblake

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ARC Review – JUST ONE TASTE by Lexi Blake @authorlexiblakeJust One Taste by Lexi Blake
Series: Topped #2
Published by: DLZ Entertainment LLC
on November 17, 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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One Hot Chef….

Eric Vail has always loved a challenge. After leaving the Navy, he mastered his passion for cooking. As the sous chef at Top, one of Dallas’s hottest restaurants, his skills are pushed to the limit every night. Unfortunately, his ultimate prize still eludes him. Server Deena Holmes is the sweetest thing he’s seen in forever, but she’s as distant as she is beautiful. When they’re put together in the same training class at the infamous club Sanctum, he knows this is his shot. And this former SEAL never misses.

A Woman Who Lost Her Taste for Love…

Deena thinks Eric is the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen, but her heart has been burned too many times before. She’s sworn off relationships for good and she can’t trust herself with a man that easy to fall in love with. She takes a spot as a trainee at Sanctum in the hopes of finding a safe place to explore and experiment. When she discovers her partner is the same chef she dreams about every night, Deena knows she may have bitten off more than she can chew.

A Perfect Recipe for Passion

While exploring the world of Sanctum, Eric and Deena find themselves learning about each other and finding an intimacy neither expected. But when the ghosts of her past resurface, old wounds are reopened. Can their newfound love survive when it’s put to the test?


Forget the gorgeous billionaires, the sexy lawyers, and the brooding motorcycle men. I want a beautiful man who can tie me up and cook me a damn good meal. Ladies, get ready to meet chef Eric Vail. He will bring you to your knees in more ways than one. This man who dominates in the bedroom, as well as the kitchen, is looking to settle down with a certain stubborn and sassy server. Eric and Deena’s story takes us on a scorching hot, beautiful journey, that will leave you hungry for more.

This ex-Navy Seal does not hide the fact that he wants Deena in every way a man wants a woman. Deena has been burned badly in the past by her ex-husband. He used her and took her for everything she’s got while leaving a mountain of debt behind. She has been working her ass off while attending school. She has NO interest in getting involved with men again. Her ex ruined it for her and now her trust is shattered. She’s incredibly polite and giving, but she throws up this wall when anyone gets close. Now, Eric is a very patient man, but the urge to claim Deena for his own is at an all time high. He wants to take care of her. He wants her in his bed and in his life.

There is no escaping Eric Vail. As they explore the world of Sanctum, lines get blurred. Deena gets a taste of Eric’s dominance and she HATES that she can’t get enough. What was supposed to be a place of escape and self discovery turns into the start of something deep and real. Too bad the past always has a way of screwing things up.

OMG! I had a smile on my face the ENTIRE TIME I was reading this. Lexi Blake always hits the spot, giving us page after page of sexy goodness! When you throw good food in the mix of all this sexiness, there is no going back my friends. Masters and Mercenaries is one of my all time favorite series, and this TOPPED spin-off series, is following very close behind. We get the excitement of meeting great new characters, as well as, the amazing treat of catching up with the likes of Big Tag and the rest of the gang. If you loved the Masters and Mercenaries series, then you will absolutely DEVOUR the TOPPED series. Lexi Blake fanatics, get ready to settle in for the night, because you will NOT be able to set this baby down. Newbies to the series, in the wise words of the great Ian Taggart…

“Welcome bitches.”


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About Lexi Blake

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

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