Book Three Clover Park Series
By: Kylie Gilmore
Releasing July 14th, 2014
Something's Brewing Between Friends…
Rachel Miller knows opening a café with coffee and pastries will make her struggling bookstore the place to hang out. But when the bank turns her down and her best friend Shane steps in, she vows business will never ruin their friendship.
Gourmet ice-cream maker Shane O’Hare knows food, not women. To sweep Rachel off her feet, he secretly sells his beloved ’67 Shelby Mustang and becomes a partner in her café. And then she sets him up with a friend.
As they build the café together, and Rachel learns what Shane has sacrificed for her, she finds herself falling for him. Now way too much is riding on the success of this business venture—her career, her best friend, and her heart.
I need to be clear I did really enjoy Bad Taste in Men, but I did have an issue with the story. The one issue I had was with Rachel. First off, she did have some really bad luck with men, and she tends to use that as her guide to keeping guys at arms length. Well, here is an example of her bad taste:
Brandon- Realize he was gay.So, I completely understand where she's coming from and the idea of a crazy cat lady does sound like a good idea. However, she does have the perfect guy waiting ever so patiently, Shane.
Jake- Didn't like taking his bipolar meds.
Mark- Married guy she met at the club, but didn't know he was married.
Blind Date- Thought he was Superman and wanted her to dress like Lois Lane.
Justin- Nice Jewish boy with high-pitched voice (sounded like a girl).
Drew- Stalker guy after they broke up.
Now Shane has been waiting for his chance to take things from friend to the next level. However, Rachel wants to keep him the permanent friend-zone. Oh no, the dreaded friend-zone. Even though Rachel and Shane have awesome chemistry, she doesn't want to risk losing a friendship. Yet, Shane bend overs and backwards to try to get Rachel to see him more than a friend. I have to say I am impress with the dedication of his willingness to stick it out to the end. Lets be honest, most guys move on once they feel they are in the permanent friend-zone. I admire his dedication, and I loved Shane's character. Some may see him as a pushover, because all he does for Rachel. I saw it more he really did love her and new that they could be great together. Every time Rachel would try to push him away, he was just as stubborn on not giving up.
Rachel is stubborn, hardheaded, and whatever other name you want to think of, but her fear does play a huge part of her character. Once I got past the wanting to strangle her for being stubborn, I did like her. She's not an easy character to like, but I think Shane softens her a bit. I would praise Shane as being a perfect guy, but don't be fool, he's not a pushover. He does make a stand when Rachel pushes him to far.
Overall, Bad Taste in Men is a fun book. I mean you have stubborn Rachel going head-to-head with sweet Shane. It's a battle of wits on who is right.
Copy provided by the author via Tasty Book Tour
Kylie Gilmore was lucky enough to discover romance novels at a young age as they were strewn all over the house (thanks, Mom!). She writes quirky, tender romance with a solid dose of humor. Her Clover Park series features the O’Hare brothers, three guys you’d definitely have a drink with and maybe a little more.
Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she’s not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.
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