Title: Taste (Horizons #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Mickie B. Ashling (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: April 2011 – 240 pgs
What should have been a brief interlude turns into something deeper when Lil Lampert meets Grier Dilorio at the Taste of Chicago. Lil is in town visiting good friends Jody Williams and Clark Stevens, and he didn’t plan to hook up with a younger man and discover a mutual love for architecture, interior design, and a unique sexual kink that keeps Lil coming back for more.
By all appearances, Grier is the quintessential bad boy who loves speed, tattoos, and leather, but Lil slowly uncovers another side: selfless, responsible, and tender, especially for Luca, the son he’s had to deny. With Lil’s love and support, Grier will make a decision key to opening the door to a possible future together, one that includes fatherhood, something Lil has dreamed of but has never dared to explore.
Author’s Note: Spin-off from Horizons.
This was… an interesting book. I have to say it wasn’t quite what I expected as the sequel to Horizons, but it was still a good book.
I enjoyed the whole younger/older man aspect of the book. While one man had his life all situated and knew what he wanted, the other was still floundering, mainly because he was trying to keep his dad happy while pushing down what he really wanted to do.
Watching both the characters blossom as the story went on was great. The way they each taught each other things about life. The way they each learned what was most important in life.
I have to say I LOVED the whole ‘secret’ panty thing. Super sexy and hot. I loved that it played a part in the story beside just in the bedroom as well and how it all played out because I totally agreed with it.
The narrator did an excellent job with the story and I would happily listen to another story by him.
Mickie B. Ashling is the pseudonym of a multifaceted woman who is a product of her upbringing in multiple cultures, having lived in Japan, the Philippines, Spain, and the Middle East. Fluent in three languages, she’s a citizen of the world and an interesting mixture of East and West. A little bit of this and a lot of that have brought a unique touch to her literary voice she could never learn from textbooks.
By the time Mickie discovered her talent for writing, real life got in the way, and the business of raising four sons took priority. With the advent of e-publishing–and the inevitable emptying nest–dreams of becoming a published writer were resurrected and she’s never looked back.
She stumbled into the world of men who love men in 2002 and continues to draw inspiration from their ongoing struggle to find equality and happiness in this oftentimes skewed and intolerant world. Her award-winning novels have been called “gut wrenching, daring, and thought provoking.” She admits to being an angst queen and making her men work damn hard for their happy endings.
Mickie currently resides in a suburb outside Chicago.
You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment on her blog athttp://mickiebashling.blogspot.com