One of London’s up-and-coming chefs, Eddie Tripp has just the right
recipe to drive tragedy from the mind of Gideon Kent—and leave him
senseless with desire.
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.
So, 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. 🙂
Anyway, 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:
“Eddie 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.“
Final 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 train!
Praise for Susan Mac Nicol
will always be an automatic one-click for us. Her writing is flawless and her
flawed characters are completely lovable. There’s always something quirky and
fun in her stories as well as drama, angst and heaps of passion! We can highly
recommend!!” – Gitte & Jenny – Totally Booked Blog
male/male literature. Her Saving Alexander has been nominated for
several awards and has been reviewed widely. Congrats on all your success,
Susan. You have earned it.” – Gay Lit Authors
born in Leeds, UK, and left for South Africa when she was eight.
She returned to the UK thirty years later and now lives in Essex. Her
debut novel Cassandra by Starlight, the first in a trilogy, was
published last year by Boroughs Publishing Group in the US. Sue’s latest
story, Double Alchemy is her fifth m/m romance.
thought she would see herself becoming a Romance writer, being a
horror/psychological thriller reader all her life. But the Romance genre is now
something very close to her heart and she intends continuing the trend. Sue is a member of the Romance Writers of America
and the Romantic Novelists Association here in the UK.