I RECEIVED A FREE COPY OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR A HONEST REVIEW.
Title: Tasting Texas
Author: Kimmie Easley
Year of Publication: 2014
Genre: Romance, New Adult
Length: 63 pages
First Line: “Holy hell,” Beth mumbled under her breath as she slammed the file cabinet closed.
Summary: Beth Garrett spends every waking moment with the love of her life, The Long Branch Saloon. The popular southern bar is a much needed escape from the reality of living in a small Texas town.
Never one for drama, Beth swears off screwing around with men from her own backyard, and spends most of her nights alone. That is until fate has pity on her and sends the occasional handsome stranger through town.
That’s exactly what happens when Eric Alexander comes to Sommerville on business. After a long meeting, Eric ends up at The Long Branch to blow off some steam. With the help of Beth’s best friend Wren, the sexy New Yorker challenges her to a game of pool in exchange for an unforgettable Texas experience.
Just as Beth thinks she has Eric eating out of the palm of her hand, Wren decides to stir the pot. Now she has to decide if the reward will be worth the risk in this steamy novella, the first in The Tasting Series.
Review: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.
I have been waiting to read Tasting Texas for a couple months so I was excited to finally get my hands on it. The latest work by Kimmie Easley did not disappoint!
In Tasting Texas, Beth is hard-working gal who has a barely existent sex life. However, when when the AC in her popular bar breaks down and a handsome stranger comes to town, it seems that things start to look up… but not in the way you will expect them to!
Beth is a woman after my own heart. She’s hardworking, doesn’t take crap from anyone and it is a total bonus that she is sexy. Beth is easily relatable.
Wren is my choice for book boyfriend. Wren plays an important part of Beth’s life, his actual role in the novella seems minimal. I rooted for him as I read. Eric, despite the hot sex, just seemed a little creepy.
Oh yes, the sex. There is steamy hot sex. There is some d/s undertones in one of the scenes. It isn’t heavy d/s, honestly. If that bothers you in the slightest, then just skip ahead since the d/s is not a theme of this novella. There’s also public/semi-public sex too. Everything is just really hot.
I thought some plots could have been expanded on. Even though this is a novella, I thought it some little things like more explanation and background on Wren’s girlfriend could have been packed in. The ending was a little abrupt for my taste, as well. Beth is in the middle, okay the end, of having sex and then BAM! Closing sentence. Would have preferred more of a wrap-up before ending the story.
This novella is a short read. You can finish it in an afternoon by the poolside or at the beach. A great summer read! Totally looking forward to the next book in the Tasting series.
Worst part: Abrupt ending.
Best part: Beth’s characterization + sex scenes.
Recommend For: A hot beach read! 🙂
Other Books by This Author: Souls Set Free