Book & Author Details:
The Taste of Her Words by Candace Knoebel
Publication date: July 12th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Andrea was my first taste of love.
She was there throughout my childhood and into adulthood. Her words were a secret I wasn’t supposed to know. Truths and pain bled onto papers that shredded my innocence and carved a hole in my heart only she could fill.
Her words were my first kiss. They were the uneven breaths I took when I saw her, and my hands between her thighs inside the dreams she haunted. She was my best friend’s older sister and, even though she didn’t know it yet, she was the pen that would ink our destiny into the stars.
Dean tempted me to cross a line I never thought I would.
It had been so long since someone looked at me the way he did. Five years since his starry gaze caressed my words and I ran from a kiss I couldn’t shake. He was everything I should stay away from, but how could I resist the beautifully broken man whose touch stoked a fire within my soul?
Dean was the missing words to my fairy tale. The parchment I could safely put my most intimate thoughts to. But when secrets from the past catch up with us, how could our perfectly plotted ending survive?
*** This is a full-length, stand-alone novel that touches on the topic of domestic abuse. Suitable for ages 18+ ***
Whilst it is not unusual for romance novels to include stories with age gaps between the two main characters, often it is the other way round – the younger female swept off her feet by the mature gent. Here, that dynamic is shifted on its head, but in such a delicate way that it will make your heart ache.
Actually, I think that the whole story has the potential to make your heart ache. These two are clearly drawn to each other, and yet Andy’s attempt to keep them apart just puts them both through pain.
The characters are wonderful, the feelings are delightfully woven through the narrative and the story will just have you glued to the pages.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Candace Knoebel is a hopeless romantic with an affinity for whiskey and good music. Her love of words began when she met the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs, and has found an outlet in over twelve indie-published novels.
With two completed series, her work ranges from paranormal to contemporary, all centered heavily around romance.
Currently she lives in Florida with her husband and two children, and has just completed her thirteenth novel, The Taste of Her Words.