• RRP: £5.27
  • You Save: £0.12 (2%)
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 10 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Just a Taste (Berkley Sen... has been added to your Basket
+ £2.80 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Book is lightly used with little or no noticeable damage. Unbeatable customer service, and we usually ship the same or next day. Over one million satisfied customers!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Just a Taste (Berkley Sensation) Mass Market Paperback – 2 Jan 2008


See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Mass Market Paperback
"Please retry"
£5.15
£1.96 £0.01
£5.15 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Only 10 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Just a Taste (Berkley Sensation) + Power Play (Berkley Sensation) + Chasing Stanley (Berkley Sensation)
Price For All Three: £15.72

Buy the selected items together


Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Sensation (2 Jan. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 042521897X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425218976
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 2.5 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 548,838 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A reviewer on 29 Dec. 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Vivi Robitaille gives up on making it as a Parisian chef after a few years of rejection. So she chooses to do what perceives is the next best thing by opening a bistro in Brooklyn's Bensonhurst neighborhood across the street from Dante's Italian restaurant. Feeling they are not competitors as they offer different fare, Vivi introduces herself to the Dante family, who welcome her to the neighborhood.

She is immediately attracted the head chef and part owner Anthony. To his chagrin he feels the same way. However, as they compare menus and great food, Vivi knows she loves Anthony, but she cannot compete with his late wife, a police officer who died in the line of duty. For his part Anthony believes he has met his food mate, but feels as if he is betraying his deceased spouse.

This sequel to FAIR PLAY is a wonderful contemporary romance in which the puck never drops instead pots and pans are the main course, recipes included. Vivi is a lively extrovert while Anthony is much more reserved. His efforts to keep his partner, his retired hockey player sibling Michael, out of the restaurant adds humor to an entertaining culinary romance!! I would also recommend, if you missed reading Tino Georgiou's masterpiece--The Fates, go and read it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By angel on 12 Aug. 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
this is a tale of two ppl that try so hard to fight their feels for each other and yet seem to be the one they always turn to in need
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lindymck on 7 April 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
for love and the title of best chef. anthong dante is struggling after losing his wife in a shooting but when parisian vivi crosses his path he begins to come back to life. as they are in comptetion with each other the sparks fly in more than one way. great to revisit old characters like micheal and theresa dante. excellent
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. O'Brien on 21 Jan. 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have read all the Deirdre Martin books in order and I enjoyed this as much as all the others. You could easily read it without having read the others but I think I enjoyed the Dante brothers banter more because I had come across them both before. Great characters all the way through. OH and isn't there a big diference from understanding english, taught in class and understanding American in its native form, great fun.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 33 reviews
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This is a must have 26 Jan. 2008
By Judy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Deirdre Martin pens an emotional, tender and sexy story in Just A Taste.

Chef Anthony Dante is still mourning the sudden loss of his policewoman wife over a year ago. He visits her every Sunday for a chat at her grave. His family thinks he needs to move on but Anthony isn't sure if he is ready just yet. Moving in across from the family restaurant is a new little bistro called Vivi's. At first Anthony is worried that this new place will cut into his clientele. But upon meeting Vivi Robitaille and her sister Natalie his worries are put somewhat to rest. Vivi stirs in Anthony a feeling he thought was long over for him.

Vivi Robitaille chef at the new bistro Vivi's has come to America for a fresh start for her and her sister. She really didn't want or need any type of romantic entanglement while trying to get her bistro up and running. Vivi is drawn to Anthony's quiet strong ways. Their bickering over who the better chef is turns into really steaming up the kitchen.

Anthony is slowly warming up to the idea of finding love the second time around. But when Vivi gets scared will he be willing to wait for her? Plus Anthony's extended family has to put in their two cents worth on what he should do with his love life as well as the restaurant.

Anthony and Vivi are two peas in a pod, their squabbling is just a step in their dating ritual and its fun to watch. Their chemistry is fun and exciting and is put to the test when old ghost come to haunt them.

Just A Taste is everything I have come to expect from a Deidre Martin book. It makes me laugh, cry and sigh. These characters become like family and you hate to say goodbye.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Just A Taste-A Joyfully Recommended Title!! 31 Jan. 2008
By M. Nix - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Vivi and her half-sister Natalie have just moved to the US from France
in search of a dream. Vivi, a chef, wishes to open a bistro in New
York and hopes to make a huge success of it. Natalie is running from a
scandal caused by a relationship gone bad and has come along to start
a new life and fund Vivi's dream with their father's inheritance.

Anthony, a widower, runs an Italian restaurant across the street from
Vivi's. She's intrigued by him and his wonderful hands. As both are
chefs, they clash from the beginning on how things should be prepared
and made But while they are clashing, something bigger is building
there. And while Anthony may not be ready for another woman in his
life yet, sometimes a person can't avoid love even with the best laid
plans.

The stepsisters find they have issues to work through in their
relationship with each other and many problems to overcome in setting
up a new restaurant in a country fairly new to them. Both Vivi and
Anthony go through cold feet phases in the mating ritual they go
through. But in the end love overcomes all. I completely enjoyed Just
A Taste and how Deirdre Martin made this romance realistic. Everything
from arguments over whether something contained butter or shortening,
to making up over the kitchen island was completely delightful in this
story. I Joyfully Recommend Just a Taste as I loved Vivi and Anthony's
quest for love and think you will too.

Raine
Reviewed for Joyfully Reviewed
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Love it!!!!!!!!! 2 Jan. 2008
By Sunny Galoupers - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've read all the NY Blades book, and you really want to keep on reading about them ( Is Natalie's story coming next?). Anthony and Vivi represent all you can ever imagine about chef... they are both crazy yet really lovable. I'd really recommend this book :)
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Smell that tomato sauce! 16 April 2008
By HeyJudy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
Author Dierdre Martin does such a good job of creating a sense of place in JUST A TASTE that the reader almost can smell the tomato sauce served by the book's hero in his family's restaurant--or as Anthony, that hero, would call it, the "gravy."

For a woman who, according to the blurb at the back of the novel, lives in Ithaca, New York, Ms. Martin has a marvelous sensibility of the energy of Bensonhurst, the Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn in which she sets her tale.

The love story is predictable, but well-done: Two neighborhood chefs, one with a large, established restaurant serving the Italian cuisine of the community, the other with a tiny new cafe serving French food, take each other on as rivals and, inevitably, as lovers.

Yet the plot is charming, the setting is authentic and the sex is hot, hot, hot. Finally, one practically can smell that wonderful sauce. What more could a romance reader ask?
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Nice change of pace 8 Feb. 2008
By J. Darcy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I loved Deirdre Martin's previous hockey-themed novels, and was a little skeptical about this one at first. But the plot was good, and I had a hard time putting it down. I also like how the characters from previous novels are somehow worked into the books that follow.

I do hope that Mrs. Martin will return to the world of hockey in future books, but either way, her talent is evident. Pick this one up and enjoy a good storyline.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category


Feedback