A fellow blogger’s recommendation, the gorgeous cover and the synopsis prompted me to pick up a copy of 🎧︎A Taste of Her Own Medicine. Wow! Tasha Harrison won me over me with this beautiful, sexy, age gap romance. Read on an learn the reason I highly suggest you grab your earbuds and take a listen.
Title: A Taste of Her Own Medicine
“He looks like he could plow my north field without a horse.” This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
Author(s): Tasha L. Harrison
Series: Small Town Romance #1
Narrator(s): Phoenix McKay, Winston James
Published by Bryant Street Publishing on August 10, 2021
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook, eBook
Sonja Watts needs to re-enter the workforce after divorcing her husband of thirteen years. Taking the advice of her sister Birdie and her best friend Estelle, she signs up for a six-week course for entrepreneurs; hoping that she will learn everything she needs to know to build a business to support herself and her kids.
On the first night of class, Sonja is able to ignore the fact that most of the students were younger than her by ten years or more. It was what she expected. But when the instructor walks in, she debates packing up her new twelve hundred dollar laptop and walking out.
Sonja couldn’t remember the last time she looked at a man with little more interest than she give a sturdy dining room table. She was just disinterested.
But wow, did Atlas James grab her interest.
Atlas hasn’t been interested in dating since he moved back home from California. Adjusting to new found success in the town where everyone sees him as that big, geeky guy who cut grass for pocket change when they were in high school has been awkward. Aside from a couple of one night stands, he hasn’t really wanted to pursue a relationship with anyone until sweet, shy Sonja signs up for his class.
Compact, curvy, and juicy in all the right places, being in the same room Sonja Watts ignites all of those giddy feelings he felt when he had his first crush. He wants to know her and he’s pretty sure she wants to know him—despite the age difference that she seems to be so fixated on.
With her future riding on the success of her new business, Sonja has no time for distraction. Will she be able to keep her eyes on her own paper or will they remain glued to Atlas’s biceps and thick thighs?
“He looks like he could plow my north field without a horse.”
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
Newly divorced Sonja Watts desires to start her own business, but lacks the knowledge required to do so. To gain said knowledge and on the insistence of her best friend, she enrolls in a entrepreneurship course. Despite being wracked with nerves, she is eager to learn the skills needed to build her business and expects to gain a lot from the course. However, she did not foresee her intense attraction to the handsome course instructor, Atlas James.
Told from the POVs of both Sonja and Atlas, the story treated the reader to a bird’s-eye view of the happenings in their lives. It was interesting watching both characters as they attempt to navigate the challenges and complexities of their journey towards their goals. For Sonja, it was proving she could survive her divorce, build her business while juggling a relationship with a younger man. For Atlas, it was proving to Sonja that she deserves love and he was the perfect man for the job.
I enjoyed getting to know both characters. In Sonja, the reader sees the challenges of navigating life after divorce. She needs to take care of her children while trying to fulfill personal goals and reinvent herself. Her herbal business will provide the jump-start. However, for a Forty-year-old who spent thirteen years married to a man who robbed her of her confidence, the prospect seems daunting. Self -doubt followed her on the journey to self-actualization. It took her time to ditch self -doubt, but when she did, all she dreamed of achieving came to fruition. She had a strong support system in her sisters, her children, and in Atlas.
Atlas is a dream and the perfect ego booster for Sonja. He did all he could to show her how much he cared and how attracted he was to her. This is one area where her self-doubt raised its head. His age and looks had her questioning his intentions. After all, why would a man so young and so fine be interested in someone like her?
Now these two shared a lot of steamy moments. Some were more intense than the other, but all had the potential to set your reading device on fire. The romance, despite not being of the slow burn variety, was well developed and authentic.
A few other things worth mentioning include how much I love the small town vibes, the friendships and the familial bonds. I thought the author did a good job in showcasing these elements.
Phoenix McKay and Winston James narrated this beautiful story. It’s my first time listening to them both and I would do so again in a heartbeat. They both did a wonderful job of bringing the characters and the scenes to life.
Tasha Harrison made me a fan of her steamy romance, and engaging writing style is engaging. I look forward to further exploring more of her work. Fans of small town, age gap, older woman, younger man romance will get a kick out of 🎧︎A Taste of Her Own Medicine.
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