Sunday, 3 May 2015

A Beautiful Taste (Beautiful Series #6) by Lilliana Anderson - Review



It's never easy to go back. That's something chef, Bradley Rae is sweating bullets about as the date of his school's kayaking team reunion draws near. When his friend and teammate, Elliot Roberts, convinces him to go, he thinks he'll be fine going back there. After all, chances are, she won't be there at all. It’s been almost ten years. Maybe she she’s moved away. Maybe he won’t see her at all...

Dakota Morgan is a girl with many regrets, and Bradley Rae is on top of that list. You see, she did something - she didn't wait five minutes, and that tiny amount of impatience changed the course of her life forever.

When her father sets up a fundraising reunion for their family owned kayaking club, her heart beats out of control when she sees Brad's name on that list. Part of her wants to refuse to go so she doesn't have to face him. But a larger part of her needs to see him, even if it's just a window into what might have been...

When Brad and Dakota meet again, will sparks fly, or will the past remain firmly in the past? And what about secrets? Can they survive the reality of what that one split decision, made all those years ago, has done? Or will they let it all go again?

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Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: May 2015.

I didn't think I could ever truly love another one of Lilliana's hero's the same way I loved Elliot, because he and Paige stole my heart right from the start, I hadn't wanted to fall for Elliot but my resistance was futile, I was instantly attracted to him, what this has to do with A Beautiful Taste and Brad and Cody you ask? It's that there's a new leading man in my life, he's smart and sexy, and he's a chef and he owns me, his name is Bradley Rae, and you're in luck because A Beautiful Taste is his story.

Brad and Cody never quite found the right time for their burgeoning relationship as teens, things always got in their way, whether it was Brad doing what he thought was the right thing, or their age keeping them apart, but seven years have passed since Cody walked out his door and now that a reunion has thrown them back together these two might finally get a chance to talk about what they might of had and what a future for them could mean.

There's a delicious slow burn to this book, Cody like my other favourite heroine in the Beautiful Taste series Paige, has lived a life that was picture perfect, until it wasn't, what should of been one of the greatest moments of her life, turned into a nightmare of epic proportions. Her journey back to the land of the living has been years in the making, but she never forgot Brad, and he certainly never forgot her.

There is a simple elegance in Anderson's words, where this story has inherent sexiness, there's also a great deal of heart and hope in this story of second chances and finding your way back to what you thought was lost. For lovers of this series Brad and Cody will be sure to steal your heart the way they did mine, but for those new to the series, each book is written as a stand alone with recurring characters that allows you to dive right in. Like every new instalment in this series, I was swept away and lost in the world Lilliana creates, she once again left me swooning, and falling over myself in love with this sexy chef, with a heart of gold, and the good intentions of a saint, and admiring and loving a woman who's been to hell and back and is strong enough to try again and find the happiness she always sought.


About Lilliana Anderson:

Australian born and bred, Lilliana Anderson has always loved to read and write considering it the best form of escapism ...that the world has to offer. Besides writing Angelien's biographical trilogy, she also writes contemporary romance and drama all based around Aussie characters.

When she isn't writing she is a wife, and a mother to four children. She has worked in a variety of industries and studied humanities before transferring to commerce/law at university.

She currently lives a fairly quiet life in suburban Melbourne.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a great slow and savory romance, and they are the best kind. I haven't read this author yet. I will have to give this series a try. Thank you for your great review. There is still hope for me and romance. :) I love them when they work, but get easily frustrated when they don't.