Review: "Just One Taste" by Louisa Edwards

The blurb from the back cover:
Bad-boy chef Wes Murphy is dreading his final-semester cooking class—Food Chemistry 101—until he meets the new substitute teacher. Dr. Rosemary Wilkins is a feast for the eyes, though her approach to food is strictly academic. So Wes decides to rattle her Bunsen burner by asking for her hands-on advice—on aphrodisiacs…

Rosemary is a little wary about working with Wes, whose casual flirtations make her hot under the collar. But once they begin testing the love-enhancing power of chocolate, oysters, and strawberries, it becomes scientifically evident that the brainy science nerd and the boyish chef have some major chemistry together—and it’s delicious…

Just One Taste is the third installment in the Recipe for Love series. I have enjoyed the series and this latest book was no exception.

The blurb from the book is all about Wes and Rosemary’s romance. However, there is a secondary romance, one featuring Jess and Frankie (a gay couple) that has been playing out over the course of the series and finally came to a head during this book. This couple got nearly as much playtime as Wes and Rosemary and it is a shame. It’s almost as if both stories were shortchanged by having to share space within this book.

That said, I really did like this story. I particularly enjoyed the quirky character of Rosemary. She’s not your typical romance heroine, but she’s believable and likable. Rosemary is the star of her romance. Wes is the weaker of the pairing. Of course, he’s the once with experience, but he’s also the one struggling with his past and his possible future with Rosemary.

I’m quite interested to see if this series is going to continue or if Ms Edwards will be stopping with a trilogy. And for those cooks out there (of which I am not), there are recipes included in each book to enhance your enjoyment of the story.