A Taste of Love by Tonya LampleyBy Jennifer Coissiere • Jul 7th, 2012 • Category: Book Review 2012 • Email This Post • Print This Post
Alex Monroe is all about business. She is working hard to obtain one of the top positions in the investment firm that she works for. A Taste of Love by Tonya Lampley is about one woman’s journey from behind the desk into the open where a relationship might be possible, if she is willing to let her guard down.
Imagine Alex’s surprise to see Daniel McClellan join the rest of the staff during her big presentation. She had heard nothing about him and no one seemed to know where he came from, but she plastered on her professional face and welcomed him to the team. Alex was dying to know more about Daniel and Daniel wanted to know more about her. The closer they became the more one of them was holding back from completely sharing all there was to know. One of them was keeping a huge secret. How will the secret be revealed? Will they be able to continue getting to know each other? Or will it be too little too late to salvage?
Laura, Alex’s best friend, had issues of her own. However, she was always very encouraging and supporting to Alex. Alex, on the other hand, spoke her mind about Laura and Webster’s relationship. Alex did not believe Laura needed to be with a guy like Webster. She saw him for what he was, but Laura was too far-gone in love to see what was right in his face. Could Alex be wrong about her assumptions? Could she learn a little about love from Laura?
Ms. Lampley wrote a roller-coaster ride love story for the main and secondary characters. A Taste of Love portrayed the complexity of two relationships, where the issues could be the same no matter what your economical status is. I like that because it showed that money and power do not prevent heartache and pain. There were moments I found myself getting angry because of an outcome to a situation that went contrary to what I expected, or because of the behavior of one of the characters. There were a few editing mishaps and the beginning of the story moved a little slow for me. However, once it got moving I was totally engaged. I recommend A Taste of Love to romance readers.
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Jennifer Coissiere is an aspiring author, a mother, and a wife. She has been reading books as far back as her memory will allow her to remember. She has always used books as an escape from her everyday life. Her passion for words became evident to her English teacher in the eighth grade. Since then Jennifer has been writing non-stop, but it was not until 2006 when she finally realized her passion. She reviews books because she truly loves reading, and wants to spread the word to more than just the people she knows.
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