Reviewed by: Scott
Print Length: 160 pages
Posting: Gay, Romance, Contemporary
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group (October 9, 2014)
Book Provided by: Author
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Posting Date: November 26, 2014
Rating: 4.5 Star
I’m so happy that I get to write a review on another of Susan’s books, and that is because I was able to read it. 🙂 Love You Senseless is different than her other stories, it is a bit more on the lighter side. We still have our flawed characters, don’t get me wrong, this is something that I have come to expect from Susan and pleasantly so. Susan’s use of flawed characters is a trait in her books that set her apart from many authors.
Gideon is/was a Master Chef until a horrific accident took away his sense of Taste and Smell. Can you imagine? Eddie is the clutzy Sous Chef, brilliant in the kitchen but not adverse to dropping a plate here and there. Where Eddie makes up for his Kitchen Klutziness is his sexual prowess in the bedroom and his seductive skills. Gideon secretly lusts after Eddie, trying to keep their professional relationship of restaurant owner and chef separate. You know that isn’t going to last though, this is Gay Romance fiction. Gid is gruff and Eddie is going to have to break down his barriers if he is going to have a chance with him.
Susan has written another beautiful romance. The story moves quickly and contains just enough OMG’s to shake it up. The sex is fantastic, hot and do I dare say, that there is just enough of it. When I read, I look for the story, that is important to me first and foremost and Susan does not let me down. The characters are engaging as well as the setting, West London. The secondary characters I’m a little on the fence about, I sort of have a love/hate relationship with Leslie and Taylor. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens with them in the upcoming books in this series.
I had someone pose a question on where the 1/2 star went. As much as I love how the book progressed and the writing, the book didn’t leave me with the feeling of total satisfaction and that may be because of Leslie and Taylor. I never felt connected to them because I have nothing in common with them, so it was hard to relate. A little of that also came from Eddie up to the point where Eddie and Gideon became a couple and my feelings changed towards him. Eddie and Gideon as a couple, is perfection.
The Book Description:
One of London’s up-and-coming chefs, Eddie Tripp has just the right recipe to drive tragedy from the mind of Gideon Kent—and leave him senseless with desire.
THE MEN OF LONDON
From Soho to Norwich, there’s no escaping love.
A TASTE OF FOREVER
An award-winning chef with his own restaurant and an inexhaustible passion, Gideon Kent once had everything. Then came tragedy. It stole more than Gideon’s home. He hasn’t cooked since.
Until Eddie Tripp. Fun-loving and vivacious, the Norfolk redhead’s a real up-and-comer in Gideon’s kitchen—and other places. Slim where Gideon’s broad, easy-going where Gideon is growly, he and Gideon seem polar opposites, and yet Eddie conjures flavors that would tempt anyone with a taste for perfection. The sauce of love is already simmering, and this pair is about to dine on the most delicious dish they’ve ever prepared. Because Eddie’s been Gideon’s missing ingredient all along.
It was around seven o’clock when he made his way back from a quick meeting with Sarah and heard giggles and deep masculine laughter from Carmen’s office. He’d thought about Carmen’s words earlier and decided that perhaps he might have an early night and get upstairs by eight tonight. He wasn’t going to Bon Appétit, not on a goth night—Gideon shivered at the thought—but he might start that DVD box set he had of Game of Thrones. A night in sounded like a plan. He had plenty in his kitchen to eat and he was sure he could knock up something nutritious if not tasty. He still cooked for himself as it was plain, simple food that didn’t need much effort. Eating nowadays for him was a means to end and no longer any form of enjoyment.
He wandered over to Carmen’s office, jacket slung over his arm, and stood at the door. He stopped dead, his heart beating like a pacemaker gone wrong and his dick instantly standing to attention at the scene before him. Eddie stood with his back to him, in black skin-tight leather trousers, and Gideon could hardly drag his eyes away. The leather fabric hugged a taut, round backside, clearly defined in its two parts and leaving little to the imagination. His feet were encased in high-heeled, studded boots that made his normal five-foot-five or -six height closer to eye level at Gideon’s just over six-foot. Eddie wore a black, silky, skin-tight tank top, showing off well-defined arms and pecs that Gideon didn’t even know he had. Eddie tended to wear loose tee shirts and baggy jeans most of the time.
This strongly muscled, very sexy figure was miles away from the Eddie that cooked in the kitchen.
Gideon felt faint.
Eddie’s rich red hair was streaked with what looked like black boot polish and he had long gold hoop earrings in both ears. He looked like pure sin on legs and Gideon wanted to sin with him, oh so badly.
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