Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Taste Of Trouble by Gina Gordon

Title: A Taste Of Trouble 
Author: Gina Gordon 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing 
Number of Pages: 
Source: Netgalley 

When Liv Crawford decided to pursue her dream of owning her own bakery, it was no surprise that she forgot to add “maintaining a serious relationship” to her business plan. Not when she believes a cupcake can fix anything, even loneliness. Jake Miller isn’t concerned about being lonely. He’s cast aside his playboy lifestyle to pursue something more meaningful, his passion for photography. So, when his boss asks him to pursue a beautiful woman and coerce her to his office for a disguised meeting—no matter what it takes—in exchange for the opportunity to turn his hobby into a career, he jumps at the chance. At first sight, Liv awakens his long-buried desire for commitment, but his secret mission could ruin his hopes of keeping her. Despite Liv’s commitment to swear off relationships to run her bakery, Jake quickly becomes her number one distraction. Yet, even her misgivings can’t tame the heat as they straddle the line between love and ambition.

I did something really stupid with this book. I skipped to the end to see if I had guessed the villain right when I was about 40% through with it.  I did guess right, but unfortunately try as I might, I couldn't get back into the great romance at hand after knowing  the outcome of  the  "big misunderstanding" and sabotages that were happening to Liv and her bakery. It was one of the dumbest things I've done in awhile because I was really enjoying the book-even though I ruined it for myself. 

I really liked that Liv was a strong, independent women and wasn't afraid to go after what she wanted. When she first met Jake, she invited him back to her place, and what I loved was that despite really wanting to, and even after he says no. Of course, some of it is his guilty conscious because he knows that his meeting her wasn't by chance. It was just nice to see a guy fighting both sides of good vs bad.  The parts I read of this book were light and fun, and while it was a bit predictable, I really recommend this to those who love a fun contemporary romance!