A Taste of Love:  Richard by Marie Rochelle

The Drace Brothers Series, Book 2


Contemporary Romance, I/R

ISBN: 978-1-60659-001-0

Reviewed by Patrice F.




Richard Drace has been in trouble ever since his restaurant manager, Dawn Summers, came into his life.  Things took a turn for the worse in more ways than one when Dawn left D4.  He denied his attraction to her and resented the way she did things.  Too bad he was so vocal about it because hes about to lose everything hes worked so hard for.   Its worth his pride to ask her to come back now that hes acknowledged and accepted how he truly feels. 

Dawn resents the fact that she walked around Richard wearing her heart on her sleeve.  He could never see her as anything more than a pushy employee.   His every rejection cut until she was forced to leave D4.  Now he wants her back.  If she decides to work for him again, everything will be on her terms this time.  Shes not willing to risk her heart again.

What can I say except that Marie Rochelle has done it again?   The it is the magic she creates between Richard and Dawn in A Taste of Love: Richard.  If romance were a tonic then Id say this author wrote the formula.  There is so much intensity and emotion between these characters that you become a part of each scene.  They dont hold back and its conveyed in every sentence.   From the sharp exchanges in the office to the hot sex, no page was left unturned when I took the plunge to escape into this smart, modern tale.   Did I mention that Ms. Rochelle likes to subtly sneak twists into the plot?   Well she does, and its a nice touch.

This is the second book of The Drace Brother series, and all the brothers, along with their lady loves, pop in to contribute to Richard and Dawns story.  The best part is that this can be read as a stand-alone but will make you want to back track to Zack and Tracis story if you missed reading it.   I still insist that Marie Rochelle is a unique voice in contemporary I/R romance and I believe that shell be around for a while gaining new fans with her fresh and vivid style. 


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