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Finn has chosen to leave his unhappy existence. He is living with the mother of his child, a wealthy woman to whom everything is measured by material things. He doesn't love her nor the secure, high paying career. Instead he is trying to make it on his own as a photographer. This is a ruthless, challenging career. But it makes him happy… However, he is waiting for his career to take off.
Halston has had a rough time of it. Her very rich family fell apart when her mom died in a car accident. She was inconsolable so her dad sends her to an institution and she is on antidepressants from age 15. Now she works at her dad's bank, lives with a man who her father chose for her and is existing, not living. Her only outlet is journaling. This is where she writes her fantasies along with her daily activities.
One day Finn discovers a journal at the coffee shop he frequents. He knows he should turn it in, but is attached to it before he can do so. He takes it home and begins to read the very intimate thoughts that a stranger has written. He is inspired and set on finding the author… to return it or more?
I don't know why so many of the reviewers dislike Finn. He is a very patient guy, especially as Halston starts to unwind.
Andi Arndt and Sebastian York are so talented. Sebastian York has a deep sexy voice, perfect for Finn. Andi Arndt performs Halston without flaw. I especially enjoy her narration of male characters – soft and husky.
5 stars across the board
Be aware that this book contains strong language and mature themes/situations
Don't quote me on this, but I believe there are three standalone books. Each of the books focus on one [different] couple and mentions the other characters in a peripheral manner. When I listened again I will listen to the three back-to-back to enjoy the full richness of the friendships, as well as the main focus of each [standalone book] couple and their relationship.
In order the titles are:
SLIP OF THE TONGUE
THE FIRST TASTE
YOURS TO BARE
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17 of 18 people found this review helpful
As much as I enjoyed First Taste, I was turned off by the character Halston. The emotional pain of blaming herself for her mother's death does not justify turning into a cheap whore! Andi Arndt & Sebastian York are my favorite narrators, even they couldn't save the day!
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