THE MEN OF LONDON
From Soho to Norwich, there’s no escaping love.
A TASTE OF FOREVER
An award-winning chef with his own restaurant and an inexhaustible passion, Gideon Kent once had everything. Then came tragedy. It stole more than Gideon’s home. He hasn’t cooked since.
Until Eddie Tripp. Fun-loving and vivacious, the Norfolk redhead’s a real up-and-comer in Gideon’s kitchen—and other places. Slim where Gideon’s broad, easy-going where Gideon is growly, he and Gideon seem polar opposites, and yet Eddie conjures flavors that would tempt anyone with a taste for perfection. The sauce of love is already simmering, and this pair is about to dine on the most delicious dish they’ve ever prepared. Because Eddie’s been Gideon’s missing ingredient all along.
Book Title: Love You Senseless: Men of London
am going to take a moment and fangirl (just sit back and relax). Months
ago, Ms. Mac Nicol posted in her FB group a picture, starting a contest
to name the restaurant that would be featured in her new series, Men of
London. Something in that moment captivated me. I’m not sure if it was
the picture, the challenge of the competition (which I did not win,
sadly), or just her description of the location and characters that were
swirling in her head. Nonetheless, I was instantly taken with the idea
of this series, and on more than one occasion, I might have asked
Sue “when is this coming” in a not so whiny voice. She would ever so
patiently answer me, and I would be relieved for a short time until it
was time to ask again–usually when I needed a jolt on a book.
needless to say, when this book came out, I immediately jumped on it (I
have already learned not to pre-order because it clearly does not help
the author’s rankings, and I want them to get the best ranking
possible!). Unfortunately, I was in the middle of another book I needed
to read for a review, and had to wait three whole endless days–once
again, I was deterred from reading another Susan Mac Nicol book–it is
as if the universe has decided that delayed gratification will help me
here, which is NOT true. 🙂
how about on to the review? I was not disappointed in Love You
Senseless, at all. It was everything I had been clamoring for and more.
Gideon, with his painful past, and his tough as nails attitude, combined
with his current sensory deprivation challenges made me fall in love
with him immediately. Eddie, well, he was just plain fun, and a perfect
offset to Gideon.
I really enjoyed
these two characters, and their interaction was just fantastic. Eddie
was such a fun loving character (watch for an interview with Eddie later
this month), and was able to bring joy back to a dark character such as
Gideon. They were truly the epitome of “opposites attract” and with
that, they hit the perfect blend of spice, fun, and heat in the bedroom
(and the kitchen-shhhh, don’t tell the health examiner).
An example of Eddie’s rather fun point of view:
was sure one of them (abstract paintings on the wall) was a picture of
an elephant with an erection, with a dwarf riding on his back. Gideon
had spluttered with laughter when Eddie had innocently blinked his eyes
and imparted that little gem of wisdom.“
thoroughly enjoyed the journey with these two men, as I do so often
with a Susan Mac Nicol book. There is never a lack of men who are hot,
and a hot mess at the same time with one of her books. I love living in
Ms. Mac Nicol’s world where all the men are in love, looking for their
HEA, and finding it in the most unlikely of places. I emailed Sue as I
was reading LYS, and she sent me this back: “Just wait until you meet
Taylor and Draven. And Leslie and Cameron.” Uh oh, looks like we are in
for a ride, and certainly one I can’t wait to be on!
determination is 4.5 pieces of eye candy, and a “can’t wait for more of
these Men of London” flag that is flying. Grab the book and get on this
Aha, since writing a book about chefs, restaurants and cooking, everyone asks me this. And I shall tell you a secret. I’m not into cooking. At all. I’m one of those people who can live on a sandwich, fried egg on toast or a microwave meal. My family are the chefs and they are the ones who inspired me to write Love You Senseless and include two sexy chefs falling in love. However, in my defence, I prepare a mean Mexican dinner of fajitas, guacamole, salsa and all the trimmings. So that’s probably what you’d get if I was cooking.
What is your favorite thing to dislike about Gideon-that one thing that drives you most crazy:
It wasn’t the first time they’d made love since he’d been taken by BTK. He’d needed Anthony’s closeness in the following days, his intimacy to try and keep away the memories of being tied down to a table or a bench and threatened with rape and death. Sex with the man he adored was a great distraction.
Their kiss grew in intensity and Anthony’s hands strayed over his backside, pulling Flynn onto his lap, their hardened cocks pressing against each other. Flynn pressed back, his hands impatiently tugging Anthony’s shirt out of his trousers. Anthony stopped his assault on his mouth to look at Flynn with darkened eyes.
“Hell, tesore mio , you taste so good.“ His words tailed off as Flynn stroked his stomach, feeling the hardened muscles of his abdomen as he finished the job he’d started, unbuttoning the shirt completely and sliding his hands across his lover’s broad chest. Anthony groaned softly.
“So do you,” Flynn murmured against his mouth. He chuckled softly as Anthony’s fingers slid under his loose tee shirt and caressed his nipple, one of Flynn’s really needy erogenous spots, which caused him to take a deep breath at the sensations that touch was causing.