A MATTER OF TASTE Tales from the Plains aren’t Plain At All

A Matter of Taste:

From the Sweet to the Spicy, Romance for Every Palate

a-matter-of-taste coverby Stephanie Berget (Author), Julia Barrett (Author), Sandra Cox (Author), Tina Donahue (Author), Amity Grays (Author), JW Manus (Author)
Kindle Edition
Publication Date: October 21, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
606 Pages

I voluntarily reviewed an a story in this book which I received from one of the authors, a friend. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.



Gimme Some Sugar, Stephanie Berget~Pastry Chef, Cary Crockett, is more at home with city life, cupcakes and croissants than beef, beans and bacon, but she has to convince ranch owner Micah West she’s up to the job of feeding his hired hands. The camp cook on Micah West’s central Oregon ranch has up and quit without notice and his crew of hungry cowboys is about to mutiny. Maintaining a hands-off policy toward his sexy new cook becomes tougher than managing a herd of disgruntled wranglers. Spicy.

A Matter of Taste, J.R. Barrett~How to Make the perfect man: Once cup of mystery, one cup of tall, one cup of dark, one cup of sexy. Joy is thrilled to inherit her grandmother’s handwritten recipe book. There’s magic between those covers. She just doesn’t know how much magic, and which covers… Spicy.

Queen of Diamonds, Sandra Cox~Logan Hunter is a bestselling author with a penchant for the ladies. Kendall Theron, his efficient publicist, is prim and colorless- at least on the surface. Beneath the proper facade is a woman who will do anything to protect her family…even if it’s not quite legal. Sweet.

Anything You Want, Tina Donahue~With the big three-O only days away, Jamie has had it with dieting, exercises and being alone. Off she goes to Wicked Desires, a decadent Caribbean resort where clothing is optional but carnal and physical appetites rule. Her desires are perfectly in tune with two Alpha billionaires, Creed and Tav, determined to show Jamie a good time, complete with all the food she craves and a wicked touch of BDSM. Extra-spicy.

Hard Copy, Amity Grays~Aubrae Palmer is paying the piper-a handsome business tycoon she has unintentionally libeled. The cost? She must pose as his fiancee and accompany him to a vineyard in Southern Idaho. The plan is to avoid a lawsuit by helping him win back the land her rather scathing article has cost him. Semi-sweet.

100 Kisses, JW Manus~When baker Molly Larsen accidentally poisons the grandmother of scary, sexy billionaire Blake Connor, he demands she make amends. He wants his pound of flesh in the form of 100 kisses. His terms are any time, anywhere, and Molly cannot refuse Blake- or else. Sweet.  https://www.amazon.com/Matter-Taste-Sweet-Romance-Palate-ebook/dp/B016RFAIPS


My Take Oblong Shaped

Julia’s a friend and this is a short story so I am not going to write a long review.

This sweet and sexy love story.  In Julia’s work, love, heated hook ups and family share center stage for an exciting read. Her stories often show off her interest in food and cooking. And, family, love, and tradition all play a part in this story.

Like good cooks and chefs Julia knows that food, especially food with tradition, can bring people together in a magical way. 

Julia writes about people who are like the people we all know; who are, for lack of a better term, like us.  Her talent really shows when she writes contemporaries and I really love that she writes in the third person.

I really enjoyed this story — it was sweet and hot and an absorbing read on a recent flight!


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