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Taste | [Mickie B. Ashling]

Taste

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2011 Mickie B. Ashling (P)2012 Mickie B. Ashling

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    Amazon Customer oklahoma city, OK, United States 06-27-12
    Amazon Customer oklahoma city, OK, United States 06-27-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Glad I kept listening"
    Would you listen to Taste again? Why?

    I probably will in a few months when the next story in the series is released.


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    The first few minutes of this story made me stop and download another. Unfortunately, that one was even worse. I went back to this story and once I gave it a change (after about 10-30 minutes) I was completely enthralled. A surprisingly wonderful story that kept me engaged until the end. Uncharacteristically, I kept listening to the story even after leaving work and finished it in one day. I even looked for the next book in the series. Can't wait until the next book "DADDIO" is available!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 05-21-13
    Candateshia Pafford Fort Meade 05-21-13 Member Since 2012

    I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)

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    "Cute m/m romance"

    Very Cute m/m romance... I am a big fan of m/m romance... there should be more on audible... with good story lines like this one... and Morey is a great narrator... this was my first ashling book. I hope audible put more on here... I will give them a try...

    Good Credit

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 06-04-14
    Amazon Customer United States 06-04-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story, even better narrator"

    I love to hear Paul Morey narrate. This is a well-crafted story brought alive by the reader. Good characters, a sweet love story, and sexy men! I hope DSP will record "Daddio" as well, with of course Paul Morey narrating.

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    Riva Chicago, IL, United States 10-11-13
    Riva Chicago, IL, United States 10-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Leather and Lace"

    Let me start out by saying the only reason I got this book was b/c Paul Morey was the narrator. However, I didn't realize this was Book 2 in the 3 book series. Especially since Book 1 is not on Audible. I love Paul's narration, so that was 5 stars. However, the story was a little weak and not as engaging as I like; I didn't really feel a connection to the couple. It also didn't help that I'm not into Leather and Lace, which is a big part of the relationship btwn the MCs. I didn't really get that from the description. There is no BDSM, but big men in lace underwear and cross dressing is really not my thing. There were also small unrealistic things like a MC who lives in San Francisco but is scared to death of earthquakes. And b/c I live in Chicago, I was sensitive to some inaccuracies in the story about Chicago. I didn't read the 1st book, which I would like to have read before this one b/c that couple (Clark & Jody) have a large influence on this story. There is a 3rd book that looks like it is a continuation of this story; and probably Clark and Jody's. Overall, it was OK if you can get past the lace panties.

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    Dee Henry Coffeyville, KS 10-11-12
    Dee Henry Coffeyville, KS 10-11-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Potentially good story faulters"

    Unrealistic character manipulation of some strange emotional blackmail with circumstances that were down right laughable. Sex scenes were boring and vapid. I kept listening thinking that the book would turn to the better but failed to keep my interest. In the end I found I was never really was engaged in any of the characters thus I didn't care about what happened.

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    Donna United States 07-03-12
    Donna United States 07-03-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Monotone, monotone, monotone!"
    Would you try another book from Mickie B. Ashling and/or Paul Morey?

    No, no, no... The total lack of inflection in Morey's voice led to me putting down this book three times. At some point I may stumble through to the end but not any time soon. I would, however, be interested in trying another of this author's works with a different reader.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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