Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Love You Senseless
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Series: Men of London #1
Heroes: Gideon Kent/Eddie Tripp
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 160 Pages
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing
Release Date: October 9, 2014
Available at: Boroughs Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: 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.
Review: I love main characters with a disability. I love main characters that are broody. And I love Gingers. This story appears to have been written just for me…so, thank you Susan Mac Nicol, so sweet, and I appreciate you looking out for me.
Gideon is the victim of accident that caused him to lose his sense of smell and taste…two very bad maladies for a chef. A chef that was on the road to super stardom but now, in his mind, is relegated to just a superficial management role. It doesn’t help that his new chef, Eddie, is currently the talk of the town and hot as sin. A love-hate situation for Gideon, but poor Eddie is the recipient of most of Gideon’s broodiness and ire.
Fortunately, you get Gideon’s point of view, so you completely understand what’s going on in his mind, otherwise he would not be a very likable character. Eddie was just too sweet for words; a loving and beautiful ginger with skin like cream and a heart of gold. He was just perfect in every way and is easily the star of this story. He was funny, and cute, and the best friend anyone could hope for…and exactly what Gideon needed to help get himself out of his head and back to living again.
These two don’t make it easy. They struggle before they get it right, but when they do…man, are they hot together. Gideon may not be able to smell or taste, but his others senses were in overdrive, and the two of them set the sheets on fire. I loved watching these guys get it right, because it was simply stunning. Sometimes, the best things in life are right in front of you, and when they finally make that connection, it brought the entire story together.
Eddie also has the best roommates…especially Leslie. I absolutely adored him. His love for Taylor was so obvious, and I am hoping the next book is theirs. Please? The secondary characters throughout the story are well developed and the kind of people that help make the narrative much more enjoyable. So, yeah, I really liked it and am definitely looking forward to the next Men of London book.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*