Saturday, April 18, 2015

Blog Tour-Review and Giveaway: A Taste of Bliss by Adrian R. Hale

A Taste of Bliss Synopsis:
All Bliss Kaufman wanted was a sandwich and a nap after a grueling day beautifying this week’s bridal party. So when a bartender with a panty-melting grin offers her dinner and a ride on his motorcycle, Bliss swerves from her plans for one unexpected night with Talan McGregor. Just one. It was never supposed to go further. But once isn’t enough for Talan who returns demanding more--and his timing couldn’t be worse.

A life-changing diagnosis forces Bliss to abandon her carefully crafted plans. Even though she can make anyone beautiful with enough makeup and hair product, she can’t fix everything with her 50-pound bag of beauty tricks. Bliss is starting to think she might need Talan after all, but letting him in means cracking open her heart and embracing a life without a safety net. 
After all, love is life’s greatest complication, and might just be worth the risk. 
*Due to sexual content and graphic language this book is intended for readers 18+*

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My Review

Talan.  That's who completely made this story for me.  He is everything you would want in a book boyfriend and more.  The hotness is a given...then you have his sexy and enticing personality, his loyalty and dedication, and his devotion to Bliss.

Bliss on the other hand-while most of the time she's an independent and strong young woman, you also have times when she acts a bit immature-and in the big conflict of the story, jumps to conclusions without bothering to find out the whole story (something I really hate in any character).

When the two of them are together, it is sweet and hot and just right.  What split my attention in this book was the huge focus on Bliss' mom and the reaction she has, along with all that goes along with it.  It felt like this part of the storyline dominated much more than the relationship between Bliss and Talan, and while I understand the issues it raises for Bliss and how she deals with it, to me it felt like that part became more important than Bliss and Talan...which for a romance story didn't make sense to me.  The other thing that bugged me was everything about the fundraiser, which felt like it came together unbelievably fast in such a short time it kind of seemed unlikely that something of that scale could be done so quickly.

The steamy scenes were perfect, and the epilogue helped tie everything up with a nice dose of emotion.  In the end, what made this book for me was Talan...simply Talan.

Adrian R. Hale Bio:
Adrian R. Hale loves sugar and spice and everything nice--so of course she loves a good happy ending, in fiction and otherwise.

When she’s not writing, she is making people beautiful as a hair and makeup artist, or trying to run off her overconsumption of sugar. A born and raised California girl, she now resides in Austin, TX with her husband and fur babies.

Playing with her imaginary friends is as common to her now as it was when she was a child; the only difference is now she lets other people know about them through her writing. She would love to hear from you at or


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