Just One Taste
The Dirty Dares
One grumpy billionaire.
One sassy-sweet supermodel.
Add in a tropical private island paradise.
What could go wrong?
As owner and CEO of Dirty Dare Spirits, thirty-three year old, Asher Dare has it all. Money. Power. Women whenever he wants. A private island retreat when he doesn’t. People he trusts? He can count those on one hand. When one of his best friends asks a favor—hide his twenty-one year old, supermodel sister, on the island until a scandal blows over—Asher can’t say no. But he doesn’t have to like it.
Model Nicolette Bettencourt always acts with decorum. Yet through no fault of her own, scandal seems to follow her every move. When damaging photos surface, the uproar puts her family business at risk. And forces her into hiding with Asher, the hottest—and grumpiest—billionaire she’s ever met.
Under soothing tropical breezes, Asher discovers that Nicolette is nothing like the spoiled brat portrayed in the tabloids. She’s warm, sexy, and a temptation Asher must resist at all costs—or he risks betraying his closest friend, bringing a powerful political dynasty to its knees… and losing the woman he loves.
Just One Taste is Asher Dare and Nicolette (Nikki) Bettencourt’s story and was a wonderful addition to the Kingston Family series. From the first chapter I was hooked on the story that Carly Phillips wove.
When revealing photos of Nikki go viral, her brother Derek, asks his best friend Asher to take her away to his island retreat until the storm blows over. Nikki is the daughter of a senator and one who is making a bid for the presidency so the last thing he wants is for a scandal to ruin his campaign (her parents are real pieces of works and I hated how they treated Nikki and made her feel).
Agreeing Asher has no idea how that one decision will change their lives. Getting to know one another Asher is surprised by his attraction to the much younger, off limits Nikki. However, the heart wants who it wants and lines are quickly crossed.
The chemistry between Asher and Nikki was intense and it only built as they fought to ignore it. I fell hard and fast for both these characters, particularly Asher; there is so much more to him than meets the eye under his grumpy exterior and he ticked all the boxes for me.