The First Taste

  • by Jessica Hawkins
  • Narrated by Andi Arndt, Sebastian York
  • 12 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A sexy single dad standalone romance from the author of Slip of the Tongue. Narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt.
Single dad Andrew Beckwith has already devoted his life to one girl - and as far as he's concerned, she's all he needs. The inked, rough-around-the-edges bad boy left his reckless ways behind six years ago when his daughter Bell was born. When Bell's mother walked out of their lives, Andrew vowed never to let another woman close enough to hurt them again.
Amelia isn't just another woman. She's an independent, smart, and savvy businesswoman who doesn't have time for sex, much less love. In the midst of a drawn-out, bitter divorce, all she wants is to bury herself in work. But when sharp-tongued Amelia and stubborn Andrew cross paths, sparks fly - and burn.
After all, it's not as if opposites ever attract.


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Neither 32 yr old Businesswoman Amelia or 35 yr old Garage owner/Mechanic Andrew were looking for love, for any kind of commitment or for more than a 'one and done' night together. They are both jaded people who've discovered (the hard way) that love can lead to heartache and lies because both have been burned by it. They are also complete opposites whose explosive chemistry can't be ignored but they are in very different situations in their lives.. Amelia's business is her entire life and Andrew's life is entirely dedicated to his six year old daughter. So what they want is to quell their desires and hopefully quash any lingering feelings that could possibly lead to more.. but, like the book's title, the first taste leads to much more.

It leads to two delusional people who thought they could just walk away after one or two nights having hot sexcapades.. however, it leads to promises of never lying to each other, it leads to a slow simmering build before either one can commit, it leads to angst and drama caused by their returning exes and it leads to a solid foundation to build a new family's HEA on.

I devoured this captivating couple's addictive journey. I loved the well paced emotional and passionate climb, the devoted perfect relationship that Andrew had with his sweet precocious daughter, the often hot sex scenes, the fact that both the h/h experienced character development to let their strong feelings evolve and grow into more.. and I loved the way this dual POV story slowly unfurled to reveal a real gem of a listen.

Worth a credit? YES.. it definitely gave me all the feels I was hoping for - sizzling chemistry, romance, a hot alpha tattooed hero/a strong independent heroine, a smoothly paced well thought out storyline, drama/angst, passion/pleasure, highs/lows, good secondary characters (including Sadie and Nathan from Slip of the Tongue) and perfectly narrated thanks to the well loved duo of Andi Arndt and Sebastian York.

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This wasn't the tear jerker that I expect from Jessica Hawkins and it was a nice reprieve! Andrew Beckwith is a single dad to daughter, Bell. He is a good dad, no, a great dad. So great that his entire life is dedicated to his little girl. Amelia is not kid friendly. It's not even in her mindset to take on a single dad. When the 2 meet, they know they couldn't work and could only be a one night stand. We all know where this is headed.

There's so much drama and intensity in this book, I absolutely loved it. It wasn't a book I couldn't put down but it was one I was super happy to start up again. These 2 characters, along with Bell, made me laugh out loud and the love between Andrew and Amelia was so easily believable.

I won't even comment on the narration, it's Andi and SebYo... of course it was perfect!!!
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- Misty

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-15-2017
  • Publisher: Jessica Hawkins