Just A Taste

For delizioso pasta, go to Dante 's. For a sumptuous Cordon Bleu, go to Vivi 's.

To really heat things up, mak them together.

Since his father 's untimely death, Anthony Dante has thrown himself into his cooking, making his restaurant, Dante 's, a Brooklyn institution. So far, his biggest problem has been puttin his retired hockey star brother out of the itchen. But ow, a mademoiselle is invading his turf. And you understan what they wan: too many chefs spoil the neighborhood.

Stunning Vivi Robitaille ca n't wait to showcase her tastebud-tingling recipes in her brand new bistro, Vivi 's. Her only problem is an arrogant Italian chef across the street who actually thinks he 's competition. The table is set for a culinary war until things start getting spicy outside of the kitchen ...
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Just A Taste (New York Blades, #6)
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Published January 2nd 2008 by Berkley Sensation

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I adored the flowing style and rythm of narration, the pleasant and amusing plot and characters.This is the 8th ook in series of which I skipped earlier books because I 'm onl interested in ockey, and he author takes good points in being unabl to bring this story comprehensible without giving the readers the impression that we 're missing something, despite the fact that there are characters clearly majorly involved in the early installments.Story and characters felt ery real, and despite there is ot always a vague reference to their age and the physical attributes descriptions are sparse, to ollow their story is almost like seeing it in th remak, with he text that easily evokes images in the reader 's mind, particularly focusing on body language.Characterization is very good for all actors: main, supporting and secondary characters look credible and not forced or hurried at all.

I particularly liked Anthony, I found it perfect the way he author has shown him in relation to mourning Angie and his attempts to overcome it and move on, the hesitancy and insecurity in trying to jump back in the love game, his fear ( and a bit of- rightful- resentment!) before surrendering to the charmer that had wounded him; I also found very valuable the author 's choice to put a male protagonis in a condition in which we 'd usually see the heroine and the heroism of showing his sweeter and more affectionate sides, sometimes to the point of almost making him give a feminine vibe, without, indee, never crossing that limit and not failing to maintain a male interpretatio and all the proud muscular masculinity of Anthony, even despite that shadow of fat beginning to show on his mid section!

Wel ofte as for Vivi, despite understanding their motives and eelings, I found it easy to sympathize with all my heart for Michael too, neither I liked he way Theresa sort of washed her hands about her son& husband problems, forcing everything on Ant ( what a nickname!), Ant that also revealed himself as a very special uncle.Particularly interesting is Natalie, and her evolution, I' would really like to writ more about her: one ould imagine that she 'll eventually surrender to the write in the beginnin, but it could have been nice to see some more progress, along with th usual working day for the two chefs-rivals, even etter if setted some time after.

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Obviously, I iked the restaurant atmosphere, the humorous errors French speaking Vivi makes trying to use American Slang, and real issues that, I wil not imagine, effect widowers trying to pul on after the death of a pouse.

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In fact, that book was he tal of Michael and Theresa… and Michael is Anthony ’ s ( the hero of Just a Taste) brother.

After having read his series of ooks, I was happy to quickl get Anthony ’ s tal.

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But he fun is in how they get there! The is one of th series of books featuring the New York Blades hockey team, howeve, Anthony is the eldest of a ( retired) hockey player and the chef of his family 's restuarant.

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But by page 300 it 's gotten pretty darn old.Light and fluffy with no real meat or marrow.

I do n't mind light and fluffy if I like the H/H.

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