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Taste (Sovereign Book 2) by [Harvey, BJ]
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He came, he saw and he almost conquered, but she had the last laugh—or did she?

Back home in Seattle, Alyssa Jacobs—haunted by the thought of what could’ve been—buries herself in her work, determined to never become a target for anyone ever again. Then, as if right on cue, Barrett Matthews storms back into her life, muddling her mind and teasing her heart, determined to win her over.

Unable to trust him with anything other than her body, she vows to protect herself and what she has now discovered is her biggest vulnerability.

What happens when the tables are turned and the hunted becomes the hunter? And with deception and greed taking center stage, where will Alyssa turn in her time of need?

Taste is book two of a new three part romance serial from USA Today Bestselling Author B.J. Harvey.

Feel (Book three) will be released February 10th 2016.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 56 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: BJ Harvey (3 January 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01A6856C2
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #133,374 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Kristy Heinicke TOP 50 REVIEWER on 5 January 2016
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'Taste' is book 2 in BJ Harvey's "Sovereign" series & I'm just over come with what I just read. I'm kinda lost for words, now I'm not really sure just how this series is going to end. Not only do we have a possible steamy love triangle, Alyssa seems to attract alpha males big time... but what we thought was happening in 'Touch'... WOW is sooo much more. I will say that I wasn't sure I'd get enough detail out of the 6 chapters in this book, but B.J. has filled it to the brim, with details, steamy characters & a storyline that kept me riveted. I was shocked when I finished, not wanting it to end, not having to wait till the last book to find out what will happen. Alas I have to wait. Please read the "Sovereign" series in order.

I really don't want to give away anything with the story line, I can just say read it, especially if you're wanting something hot & short. Bring on book 3, I can't wait.
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Taste picks up exactly where Touch left off, Alyssa is devastated by the betrayal of Barrett and runs home, and straight into the arms of Aiden. Good old dependable Aiden who has always been there for her, and who she has only just realised she may have feelings for.

Taste gives us some of the answers from Touch - like who the hell is Barrett and what game is he playing? It however leaves us with more questions - what the hell is up Gavin's butt, and what's with the radio silence from Mom?

I'm still undecided about which team I sit on, my heart is #TeamAiden, but my head is thinking it's going to be all #TeamBarrett in the final instalment. I'm not normally a fan of love triangles, but Harvey does it well. It's not so much one of the angsty triangles we've become accustomed to in YA novels. But, more a triangle that comes from a woman not realising what was right in front of her, until someone else breaks her heart and pushes her back to the man who has always been there for her.

"A heart that I could no longer deny now belonged to two men."
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Taste is part two Sovereign series by B. J. Harvey.  It is told through the main character, Alyssa's POV. My review may contain spoilers if you haven't read part one, Touch. 

Taste picks up exactly where it left off in Touch.  Alyssa is still hurt and confused after what she heard between Barrett and her mom's fiance.  Another brief, mysterious encounter with Barrett before she leaves Las Vegas has her head spinning even more.  Luckily she has a close-intimately close friend who is able to help her try to figure out what is going on.  After learning a little bit more of the truth about Barrett and her mom's fiance, and about some feelings of her own she's been ignoring, Alyssa finds her heart and head being pulled in two different directions. 

I was really excited to read part two of this series to try to figure out what the heck is going on not only with Barrett, but with Alyssa's soon to be step dad. I love the suspense part of this series.  Of course I love the romance as well. I found myself rooting for Aiden a whole lot more than Barrett.  Maybe because I'm still really suspicious of him and because she's only met him a few times.  I'm really looking forward to part 3, Feel. I'll leave you with one of my favorite lines:

 The moment I kissed you, I was gone. One f-ing kiss, and I was willing to walk away...
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If you thought Touch was deliciously complicated, you're going to love Taste!

Taste picks up right where Touch left off. The plot thickens to such a deep level and I feel so conflicted right along with Alyssa! There are so many questions but the answers make things messier and bring further questions. I was on the edge of my seat for this entire book and could not get enough!! The ending had me yelling at my kindle for more, I need the answers!! Another amazing book in the Sovereign Series!!

BJ Harvey is an exceptional writer for drama and suspense! I really love how her writing draws me in so deeply into Alyssa's story and hold me hostage. This author is quickly becoming one of my favorites!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sexy, suspenseful and so, so good!!! 7 January 2016
By Natarsha Smerdon - Published on
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With the ending of Touch, BJ Harvey left us with the perfect cliffhanger to build not just a romance, but an intriguing suspense read.

After this book you’re going to have three groups of people…#TeamBarrett, #TeamAiden or #TeamAidenBarrett. Both men could not be any more different and yet both compliment Alyssa perfectly. You have the mysterious Barrett that Alyssa has this intense connection with. It’s difficult to explain them really but to just say that they sizzle! Then you have the sweet, protective, attentive Aiden who has always been there for Alyssa, she just took her time realising it. Aiden is like home to her; that person that feels like a much loved blanket when they are around and who just makes sense. Both men have their pros and cons and make for no easy decision.

From what I’ve seen so far on social media, there are a lot of different opinions on who Alyssa should be with and quite a few fence sitters which will make it very interesting come the final book. My allegiances are quite complex as I decided who I would like Alyssa to end up with and who I would like for myself, so in the end I have decided I am firmly #Teamthreefingers….read the book and I’m sure you will be too!

I’m not usually a fan of love triangles but this has been written in a way that avoided that whiney “oh I love both men, who should I choose?” annoyance that I usually find with this trope. You can actually understand and believe the pull she is experiencing when it comes to her heart and her head.

What I love most about this book is the delicate balance between romance and suspense that Harvey has managed to achieve. In a short novella it could be very easy to pay more attention to one angle of the story but she seamlessly runs and entwines both plotlines throughout the entire book.

With choices and answers to come out, the next book, Feel, will no doubt send the series out with a bang.
4.0 out of 5 stars #teamfence - the suspense is killing me 6 January 2016
By DonnaC - Published on
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Taste (Sovereign Series #2) by BJ Harvey
4.5 stars

“A heart that I could no longer deny now belonged to two men.”

Taste is the second part of this three-part serial and kicks off where Touch finished. This is a book of few answers and way more questions but the thing I loved the most was the mystery. Romantic suspense is how I stumbled across BJ Harvey and while I love her wit in her other series I have missed this side of her repertoire and she is sating my appetite with the Sovereign series.

BJ Harvey really stirs the pot with this one and the soup just gets thicker and thicker, with revelations that I didn’t see coming I was in total shock near the end and am now itching for Feel. Who to trust? Who to fear? It seems everyone has skeletons in their closet and some are so deep they are in Narnia. But as the plot gets more intricate so do my theories. My brain has run a mile a minute trying to piece together what may or may not be running through the mind of BJ Harvey.

I have to say I am definitely #teamfence at the moment. While both men in Alyssa’s life have their pro’s and con’s I just cannot choose between them. Each have their own endearing qualities and I have to say I would hate to be in Alyssa’s shoes…why does BJ Harvey write her men this way…to TORMENT you!!

Aiden is Alyssa’s rock, her constant, he is her sounding board and her man in times of crises and he really comes through for her in this book. He is freakin adorable. He would be her safe choice, her sensible choice. While their relationship has always been casual there are feelings involved, will Alyssa hedge her funds or will she dice with danger?

“And in doing so, the cataclysmic time bomb that had been silently ticking away in my chest was detonated, blowing everything I thought I knew it wanted into smithereens.”

On the other side you have Barrett, who we still really know absolutely nothing about, but we do see another side to him in Taste. The chemistry they have is seriously off the charts but I am torn between if this is really love or lust. However, I don’t think that his ship has sailed, while he is keeping his cards extremely close to chest I truly believe that there is a method to his madness and when those cards are revealed will he have the Royal Flush?

“The sound of the hotel room door shutting set me off as I realized that he had, in fact, left the room and left me, and proved that I was just a job after all. And that hurt more than I ever thought it would.”

Oooooo decisions decisions…which way will BJ Harvey go? For now, #teamfence and #teamAlyssa, after all, she needs all the help she can get.
5.0 out of 5 stars Things are getting more crazy and hot! 5 January 2016
By Erin McKinley Carnevale - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
So things only get worse. That's not as bad as it sounds. Let me explain...

The book starts off where Touch left off. Alyssa runs off after hearing why Barrett's come into her life and the fact that her mothers fiancée is a real "winner". But then you meet Aiden. The other man in her life and the one she should be with. Seriously, the man sounds hot and he's sweet as hell..

"I’ll fight for you, Aly, till I know there’s nothing left to fight for. I’ve waited a long time to have you here in my arms, giving me a shot, and I’m not the type of man to walk away. But you’ve got to sort out whatever it is that you have with the man who has you holding back from me, from us......But don’t for one minute doubt my feelings for you. I’ll wait a lifetime if it means making you mine.” I'll take him if she doesn't!!!

Things were going great and then Barrett comes back...
I don't care what the reasons were for his deception, he could have been real from the start. I would have loved him. I did but then he ruined it with "it's my job" crap. Now he wants his chance but it should be too late! Unfortunately these characters never listen to me.

"Lys, nothing that I felt when I was with you was a game. The moment I kissed you, I was gone. One f****** kiss, and I was willing to walk away from the case so it couldn’t jeopardize anything I wanted to have with you.” Ugh why did he have to say this?

I'm glad I'm not this girl. She's got a hard decision to make in the love department and what her new daddy dearest did to her at the end? Her life is crazy and I don't envy her lol.

"It was just as intense as with Aiden, yet completely different. Where I felt safe with Aiden, Barrett made me feel vulnerable. Where I felt worshipped by Aiden, Barrett made me feel like I was the air he needed to breathe. With that one kiss, he had me back at his bidding and unable to stop myself from wanting to grab hold of him and never letting go."

Book 3 needs to come ASAP cuz all these cliffhangers are driving me nuts!

5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars !! 5 January 2016
By Jennifer H. ~ Book B!tches Blog - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Wow!!! BJ Harvey knows how to keep a person hanging. This serial will suck you in and keep you hanging and begging for the next release to come out. Is it February yet?? I need the conclusion to this story.

Taste is the second installment in the Sovereign Serial. It is the continuation of Alyssa's story. Like we got in Touch, this was a quick and steamy novella. But it was also so much more than that. This book was filled with emotion, suspense and shock!!!

After reading Touch, we were left with some serious questions regarding Alyssa, Barrett, Gavin and even Aiden. Well some of those questions are answered in Taste, but don't worry NEW ones have risen. I absolutely love the suspense and mystery aspect of the storyline, but I have to say I had to reduce the star rating by a 1/2 star because she took these characters into a hard limit for me when it comes to books I read. She's made this into a love triangle and I really don't like books with triangles. But because it is BJ Harvey and I love all her books and her writing I am willing to continue on and see how this ends. Plus now I am too invested in the characters and I have my favorite and hope to see the Happy ending that I want!!

That's really all I can say about the storyline of Taste without giving anything away. Just know that you will be completely sucked into this story!!!!

So I guess my only warning when it comes to this serial is, if you aren't a fan of cliffhangers or love triangles, then this probably isn't the read for you. But if you love suspense, mystery, and love triangles then you NEED to read this serial. BJ Harvey continues to be one of my all time favorite authors, she has such great talent!!!
4.0 out of 5 stars Taste 26 January 2016
By mary tatar - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
The Sovereign series gives you enough in each installment to keep you hooked, and needing more. In great serial fashion, we were left with a cliffhanger in the first book. Thankfully, we pick up right where we left off. We get some more surprises, and also a bug emotional upheaval. I enjoyed getting to know these characters a bit more, and gliding along in the mystery that has become Alyssa's life. I can only describe the feelings while reading as a simmering pot that has begun to boil that has quickly begun to boil over causing steam to rise.

As always with a serial they must be read in order. These books are an easy read to get into. Alyssa was left wondering what Barrett and Gavin were actually up to. Livid she leaves, but Barrett is close behind her. He tries his best to convince her that he does care for her, but he can't tell her what is up with him and her soon to be step-father. Which you can imagine isn't good. She turns to her sometime lover Aiden, who can give her the resources that can give her answers. She soon realizes that almost overnight her, and Aiden's relationship isn't so much casual any longer, yet Barrett is still at the back of her mind taking over her thoughts. Alyssa will soon have a big decision to make while her world crashes down all around her.

I loved how this all unfolded. I was a little surprised by the introduction of Aiden as more than a passing thought. He truly cares for Alyssa, and he really is perfect for her, but Barrett is well he just takes over your heart. I'm definitely rooting for him to be Alyssa's happily ever after. I can't wait to see how this story ends.