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.
- Love You Senseless (Men of London #1) by Susan Mac Nicol
Love You Senseless (Men of London #1) by Susan Mac Nicol
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Love You Senseless (Men of London #1)
About the Author
Susan Mac Nicol is a self confessed bookaholic, an avid watcher of videos of sexy pole dancing men, self confessed geek and nerd and in love with her Smartphone. This little treasure is called ‘the boyfriend’ by her long suffering husband, who says if it vibrated, there’d be no need for him. Susan hasn’t had the heart to tell him there’s an app for that… She is never happier than when sitting in the confines of her living room/study/on a cold station platform scribbling down words and making two men fall in love. She is a romantic at heart and believes that everything happens (for the most part) for a reason. She likes to think of herself as a ‘half full’ kinda gal, although sometimes that philosophy is sorely tested. Lover of walks in the forest, theatre productions, dabbling her toes in the cold North Sea and the vibrant city of London where you can experience all four seasons in a day , she is a hater of pantomime (so please don’t tar and feather her), duplicitous people, bigotry and self righteous idiots. In an ideal world, Susan Mac Nicol would be Queen of England and banish all the bad people to the Never Never Lands of Wherever -Who Cares. As that’s never going to happen, she contents herself with writing her HEA stories and pretending, that just for a little while, good things happen to good people.
October 09, 2014
Love You Senseless - A Men of London romance
Desire, disability and haute cuisine coalesce seamlessly and sensually in Susan Mac Nichol’s saucy Love You Senseless. Perhaps that’s why I have no reservations about four-starring this raunchy, romantic and tasty, London set romance.
Gideon Kent is an award winning, London chef-restaurateur, whose life has recently spun out of control. Barely escaping with his life in a deadly fire; he was unable to save his friend who was burned to a dead crisp in the blaze.
Today Gideon may be alive and healing physically, but the fiery debacle wreaked havoc on him, psychologically. In the process, it has claimed two of his physical senses: smell and taste, the very sensations that are essential for one who would be chef. So Gideon can no longer cook at his fashionable London eatery, Galileo.
Not surprisingly he has become depressed, embittered and snarly.
The silver lining in the cloud of Gideon Kent’s sensory losses – a glittering thread that does little to cheer him - is the fact that the losses have a psychological, and not a physiological, base. Some day, they may return as suddenly and unexpected as they departed.
Enter Eddie Tripp: Galileo’s new sous chef. Eddie is young and handsome, with beautiful hair, startling green eyes, and a wicked awesome physique. He is extravagantly talented, a culinary genius, whose professional star will inevitably be launched into orbit.
Regrettably Eddie is the most frequent target of Gideon’s explosive temper. Sure the young sous chef can be clumsy, but then, what kitchen worker hasn’t broken the occasional ramekin, or dessert plate? Perhaps Gideon’s unwarranted fury is acerbated by the fact that his own career has crashed and burned, while his sexy employee’s future is boundless.
Or could it be something else – say, for example, the fact that Gideon is extremely attracted to his young sous chef? Yes, something’s burning in Gideon’s kitchen and it isn’t Crème Brulee. Could it be love?
As time goes by, Gideon and Eddie play the flirting game. Flirting morphs into touching, and touching eventually leads to a planned fuck date.
But when the appointed time arrives, Eddie does not; he is a no-show. This plunges Gideon into a black depression. He thinks that he has been sexually rejected by the much younger man.
But Eddie has not rejected his troubled, sexy boss. Nor is Eddie fickle, or a heartless player.
Eddie’s no-show status for his date with Gideon was beyond his control. You see, on the way home from work, before the scheduled fuck fest, Eddie was violently attacked in an alley by a brutish would-be rapist.
In this unprovoked assault, the sexy sous chef is beaten and bruised, but not raped.
That’s because Eddie’s savior is Taylor, his psychic housemate who has had a vision of Eddie’s senseless attack. Taylor reaches the alley just in time to save the sous chef from rape.
Because Eddie decides against telling Gideon about the brutal assault, Gideon continues to believe Eddie has rejected him, and so he unleashes the full fury of his short-fused temper on the battered object of his affection.
Eddie is between a rock and an haute place. At Galileo’s, he is the target of the boss’s sound and fury. After work, he lives in fear of being attacked again.
Eventually the sexy sous chef levels with Gideon, and the boss realizes he has been a total asshole. But lust forgives everything, and eventually the men have the fuck date that had been canceled by Eddie’s brutal beating.
Neither man knows if their sexual chemistry simply represent midsummer madness, or is it the foundation upon which they can build something enduring and real.
Their romantic road is a rocky one – filled with desire, disappointment and doubt. Gideon suffers depression, and Eddie is called away to handle a life-threatening family emergency.
How will it all end for the sensory disabled restaurateur and his sex-pistol sous chef? Will Eddie save his troubled cousin from self-destruction? Will Gideon and Eddie simply have a fling, or will desire blossom into love and commitment? And will Gideon’s senses return like an aging diva on her umpteenth farewell tour?
I’m not telling.
But Susan Mac Nicol will. Do yourself a favor. Buy a copy of Love You Senseless - a fragrant, tasty four-star fiction.
Love You Senseless (Men of London #1)
I’m always honest when writing a review, I do read a lot and have read books that work for me and some that just don’t. I was very unsure when I started reading Love You Senseless, though once I had read three chapters I was hooked.
I ended up loving the main and sub characters and really enjoyed the book.
Gideon drove me mad with his cranky ways, he did eventually grow on me, I got to understand him the more I read. The accident cost him more than others realised, I began to feel heartily sorry for him. I had quite a few tears in some parts.
Eddie is a very fiery red head that lives up to his hair colour, he has a thing for his grumpy boss but all his boss does is yell and snap at him. Eddie doesn't give in and soon starts to chip away at Gideons hard exterior.
I do think that Eddie is just perfect for Gideon. Eddie the up and coming chief, Gideon an award-winning chef. The chemistry between them is explosive at times and their petty squabbles were very funny. The sex is red hot in places, the lust bouncing between them is off the chart, it wasn’t long before you could feel the love blossoming.
I have to say I loved Eddies house mates, Leslie made me smile and giggle every time he opened his mouth. Taylor is a psychic, though he hides his ability until his friends are in trouble. I found that the two made the storyline that much more interesting.
I do like this authors writing style, she always gives a good mix in her books. From angst to tender loving that can be quite addictive. I have enjoyed every book I have read by her so far. I always make sure I have a box of tissues handy before I start reading…..
I am really looking for to the next book in this series.
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