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The beautiful and curvaceous Olivia Rose has always been a hopeless romantic. In fact, it's gotten her into trouble more times than she cares to remember - always falling in love with the wrong kind of men. So when she finds herself being rescued by a gorgeous stranger, she expects that it will be trouble as usual.She has no idea just how much trouble she's about to get inThe beautiful and curvaceous Olivia Rose has always been a hopeless romantic. In fact, it's gotten her into trouble more times than she cares to remember - always falling in love with the wrong kind of men. So when she finds herself being rescued by a gorgeous stranger, she expects that it will be trouble as usual.She has no idea just how much trouble she's about to get into...Cody has a dark past that keeps his heart locked in a cage and not even the likes of Olivia is going to get near it. He has lived far away from society for many years - forced into hiding, a man of many secrets.But when they find themselves running from the same enemy they must ban together in order to survive. And when things heat up to the point of a complete meltdown, the question becomes - who's rescuing who?...

Title : taste of honey
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ISBN : 24481347
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Number of Pages : 225 Pages
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taste of honey Reviews

  • Cassandra
    2019-05-25 17:45

    My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!! The cover is awesome :) I love it!! It is the perfect combo of sexy and beast :)I bought this book in January, and I decided to read it first because I could finish it quickly in one night when I started it in the evening as it is about 130 pages. This is for adults because it does have some steamy sex scenes and violence. It does have a nice balance where the steamy scenes do not overwhelm the story at all. This is a complaint my mom has about some books especially when they are novellas or short stories.Olivia has moments of strength mixed with self doubt due to lots of poor choices when it comes to dating. Cody has an amazing strength considering all he has been through which is a lot, but I’m not going to ruin the story for you by giving any details. You will need to read it. This book is packed with fleeing, fighting, and so much more.It did not take me long to get sucked into Catherine’s story, and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. I was definitely over much too quickly. Catherine’s style and descriptions were easy for me to get into, and it kept my attention the whole way. I can’t wait to read more of Catherine’s stories in the future.I recommend this story to my bear lovin’ friends who want a complete story with no cliffhangers :)

  • Hollie
    2019-06-12 17:40

    Fun were-bear romance ~3.5 stars~This made for a fast paced shifter romance. It was worth the .99. While I didn't love it I still found it enjoyable. I'll probably check out other books in the series.

  • Yvonne Daniels
    2019-06-10 19:25

    I rated this five stars, I was given this book to read and review.OMG! This is Great read! A Taste of Honey is my first book I have read of Catherine Vale. Ms Vale did not disappoint her imagination is so astonishing and she has a lots of talent. The storyline is romantic, sexy, exciting and the pace of the story is fast. The characters is well written, witty and smart. The supporting characters are intriguing and relatable. From the first page to the last page will have you glued to this book! Olivia Rose is a law student and works as a paralegal. Olivia was making bad decisions in her life especially with her boyfriends. She wanted to escape everyone in the concrete jungle of New York City. She wanted time to rethink her life and reevaluate her violent relationships with the men in her life. To hike for a week along the Catskills Escarpment trail with just herself. She feels the need to find peace within herself, but what she encountered was more than she bargained for! Cody Parker was a handsome werebear that was bitten and changed into a werebear that killed his grandfather and now he lives in secluded caves in The Catskills Mountains of New York State after he withdrew from society. Cody escape from a Warlock called Doctor, he is running for his life and can't trust hisself around people because his bear isn't control. While he was eating black berries he sees and hears a blonde woman with the gorgeous green eyes and luscious body and smelling like honey on the trail behind the black berry bush. Cody didn't want to scare her away so he didn't growl like he normally would unti she tried to touch him. Cody was in his cave when he thought of the women that smell of Honey the storm had started and he didn't think she would have survive in the storm Cody found Olivia tangled in her tent where she had hit a tree, he nursed her back to health. Cody didnt want to touch Olivia but he had to remove her wet clothes so that she wouldn't die. All nite Cody fought with himself about not touching Olivia! No contact with people ever! As Cody and Olivia ran for their lives Olivia was caught in a trap Cody had to free her but she had scream and a hunter had followed them took a shot at Cody so he was unable to shiflt the hunter intended to throw a net on Cody but Olivia killed the hunter. They were caught by Rangers but one was a werebear who freed them and took them to his clan. Both of them realized their feeling for each other. Cody moved into Olivia apartment, and they were together for their lifetime. I will be reading more of Catherine Vale's books! THIS IS MARVELOUS ENTERTAINMENT AND MUST READ!

  • Judy Lewis
    2019-05-28 19:39

    Wow! What an awesome read! A Taste of Honey is my first experience reading Catherine Vale's work and I must say, I am impressed. Ms Vale clearly has amazing talent and an astonishing imagination. The story is exciting, fast paced, captivating, thrilling, heartwarming, endearing, sweet, romantic, and sensual. The dialog is well written, smart and sassy. The characters are captivating, engaging, sexy and intriguing. I was hooked from the first chapter! I absolutely loved it! Olivia Rose, law student and part time paralegal, is tired of making bad decisions in her life especially her love life. She needs to escape the concrete jungle of New York City. She needs time to think, try to get her life back on track and exorcise the the bad memories of her violent relationship with her now ex-boyfriend. A week long hike in the The Catskill Mountains with just her and Mother Nature is just what she needs to find peace and regain her self confidence. But what she finds is so much more than she could have ever imagined! Handsome werebear Cody Parker has withdrawn from society and now lives in secluded caves in The Catskills of New York State. His only family murdered and now he is running for his life and can't trust anyone. No exceptions - until he sees the beautiful blonde woman with the gorgeous green eyes and luscious body in the forest. Nope! Not going to happen! No human contact, ever! But Cody nor his bear seem to get that memo! Cody can't stay away and rescues the lovely human during a violent storm. But dangerous evil men lurk in the forest determined to capture Cody. As Cody and Olivia run for their lives, they explore their mutual attraction and embark on a journey of a lifetime. Handsome hunky werebears-check! Beautiful brave human heroine-check! Heinous villains-check! Suspense, romance and angst-check! So exciting! So sweet! So dreamy! I will definitely be reading more by Catherine Vale! Great entertainment and an awesome read!

  • Racy
    2019-06-09 14:26

    First let me say my hat goes off to the author Catherine Vale. I loved the book and look forward to the next one in the series. Thanks you so much Catherine for putting your heart and soul into your writing. Olivia was a girl who was bad a choosing men she was in relationships with. She was taking a hiking trip to clear her head. Little did she know she would meet a werebear, which would turn her life upside down and put her in danger.Cody this smoking hot sexy werebear with a dark past and who is running from someone who was very dangerous. Cody done his best to say way from humans not trusting the beast inside, little did he know that soon his life would be turned upside down in a way he had not expected by meeting Olivia. Cody and Olivia on the run from danger meet others along the way that can help Cody from this dangerous man that is after him. Cody has a lot of decisions to make. Can he let Olivia in? Can he allow himself to trust this group of people that can offer him help? Is it safe for a werebear to be around the human race? Want to know the answer to these questions. Read the book. I would recommend this book to others. As I said earlier I did enjoy it. Love the characters Cody, Olivia and Ben and hated Camila. What was that you said, you want to know who Ben and Camila are? Read the book.

  • Solmarie
    2019-06-03 13:46

    I was gifted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Olivia Rose needs a break from her life. Determined to get over her latest bad relationship she decides to go on a hiking trip by herself to get back to the person she truly is. When she is caught in a hurricane and rescued by a strange man she doesn't know what to think. He is moody and secretive. The worst type of man for her to start having a crush on.Cody is on the run. Hiding for years from the hunters who are trying to capture him. The last thing he needs is to be responsible for another person much less a woman like Olivia. When the hunters find them on the trail he has no choice but to take her with him into the wilds.This was a pretty fast paced story. While I enjoyed the story line I was disappointed that I was unable to connect with the characters more. It felt like there was something missing in the romance between Olivia and Cody. I'm curious to see if the author writes about some of the support characters. (hint hint)

  • Ana
    2019-05-22 14:42

    Catherine Vale is a fabulous author and this book is a very good example of that.Olivia never imagined that getting away from civilization to clear her mind of the bad relationships she's had with "Bad Boys" would make her love the taste of honey and from a werebear no less! she never imagined she would be running for her life either.Cody a turned werebear has been away from civilization too long, hiding from hunters that are searching for him to lock him up again like the animal he is and from humans because he doesn't trust that he won't put them in harm. Little did he know that he was going to bump into the most precious gift a man could have in the Catskill Mountains. But can he trust himself around Olivia?And so starts an all out run against time trying to flee from the hunters and an attraction that neither can deny.Lots of action in this gripping story, I highly recommend this action packed story.I was gifted this book by the author for an honest review.

  • Roxie's Reviews
    2019-05-21 12:41

    " Oh I Love this Book!"The story line of this book is fantastic, and the characters are amazing!. I will say this I only review the books I think most worthy lol . Olivia wanting to be alone to think things through went hiking and camping in the Catskill Mountains. While on her hike she comes across a very large Bear. What she does not know is this Bear is a shape shifter. Cody is the Bear. He knows he should not get close to humans but some thing draws him to Olivia. Due to a sudden storm Cody ends up rescuing Olivia. Then hunters who are after Cody find them. Now can Cody keep Olivia and him self safe?. Plus can they fight this attraction for each other? . You will find lots of action, Humor, Romance and suspense in this book!. This is the second book of Catherine Vale's I have read and both books have been so amazing!. Catherine is a very talented writer!.

  • Nicole Smith
    2019-06-06 16:50

    Olivia just needed to get away from her life for awhile and her hiking trip changes her life forever. She has a run in with a bear then soon enters the world of shifters, were-bears to be specific. Danger is lurking and they have to fight for their lives. But with all the adrenaline going on sparks soon fly. Cody has kept away from human contact for a good reason, but the pull towards Olivia proves to be too much. Can they survive the threat? Really enjoyed this story. First book I've read by Catherine Vale. I'll definitely be looking into her other books. She wrote a keep you on the edge of your seat can't put down book.

  • Jacqueline Baker
    2019-05-17 15:37

    A Taste of Honey.......AWESOME!!!This was one GREAT read!! This ook has it all the mystery, intrigue and of course the romance!! When Cody stumbles upon Olivia, he wants to hide or get her to leave but something about her just captures his attention. Olivia is not sure what to think when see sees the bear....The constant running for their lives, the attraction they are both trying to fight, all leads up to one explosive, spellbinding, Anil biting read!!!! I just couldn't put the book down!!!! If you want a fantastic book that will keepYou captivated than buy this book!!

  • Melissa Bell
    2019-05-19 17:37

    This is the first novel I have read from Catherine Vale, I found it to have a great flow to the storyline and a solid plot you can sink your teeth into. This is my favourite genre to read and Catherine Vale upholds her end of the deal by giving the reader a page turner. I would be very interested to see how this series develops. I would highly recommend this book to all lovers of a good shifter romance. 5 out of 5 Stars.

  • Christina Enness
    2019-05-18 19:25

    To start this book was well written. I like stand alone books as much as I like series books. I love the book cover.It was a bit longer than I was expecting it to be but that just made it better. I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting but not so crowded that it felt like information overload. Sometimes it was a little hard to get into the book because of some slow spots but would quickly pick up again.all in all it was a great book.

  • Hannah
    2019-05-27 16:48

    Sexy, mountain man finds damsel in distress? Yes, Please! I throughly enjoyed this novel with bear shifters and evil. I was captured by Olivia and her past with bad boys, how is she going to resist Cody?! Cody, long without human interaction, finds his soft side and tries to help Olivia. But as his luck would have it, they are now on the run from evil. Who will save them? I DID NOT anticipate the ending! I LOVED it!! Great job!

  • Mary Roya
    2019-06-07 18:20

    A taste of honey and a whole lot of excitement!Great Story! The story grabbed my interest in the first page. Loved how Olivia broke down Cody's walls. The story move well and just kept giving wonderful information about the characters. There has to be a sequel coming. Please?Highly recommend this book.

  • Negar Arvanaghi
    2019-06-06 15:37

    This Cortlyn girl does not sound like a friend at all. At least, not one I'd like to have.Wow, she is one feisty lady. Glad to see those idiot exes didn't completely destroy her spirit. She should sic Cody on each and every one of them.Lucien is one crazy-pants scientist.Ben needs his own story. Camilla...ugh.I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Sandy
    2019-06-09 15:20

    Interesting storyLiked this story and it definitely keeps you reading to find out what will happen next. The only problem I had with it is that in the end the problem with them staying together for good is not brought up. How about her aging?

  • Jo ann boothby
    2019-06-12 17:41

    was an awesome read loved the fact that olivia did not know cody but has stood by his side even though he was being hunted and she did not realize he was a were-bear but once she did she still stayed by his side thru all the forthcoming trials and tribulations excellent read

  • Gale Albright
    2019-05-26 18:21

    Great Little BookGreat storyline, very interesting. Loved the characters and the writing was fantastic. I hope to read more from Catherine Vale she's awesome.

  • Deirdre L. Spencer
    2019-06-15 18:36

    Great storyWish there were more....want to know about their lives....easy read....would recommend! Please come out with the next chapter of their story.

  • Eva Millien
    2019-06-02 14:43

    Being a hopeless romantic has gotten Olivia Rose into trouble more times that she can count. Cody has a dark past that has kept him far from society for many years. Now they must band together to survive while running from the same enemy in this captivating paranormal romance.Olivia has terrible taste in men and decides to take a break from it all only to land right smack in the middle of Trouble with a capital T and the reader can’t help but get caught up in the story as Cody and Olivia end up rescuing each other while running for lives. The characters are strong, compelling and grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning of this fast paced and smooth flowing plot full of suspense, excitement and romance. The attraction between Olivia and Cody burns hot enough to set the mountains on fire but the relationship struggles to grow in between their clashes with the enemy and because of past issues on both sides and Cody’s secret – well it will definitely take some work to reach that happily ever after.An enemy from Cody’s past has found him and sent his hunters for him putting Olivia in danger as well but things start heating up between them while on the run through the mountains with little supplies. The author captures the imagination and keeps reader’s guessing with some surprising twists and the suspense and excitement draws the reader into the story and ensures that they want to know every last word.I was caught up in the story from the very beginning and while I wish the story had been a little longer and expanded on the world building a little bit, it is a quick and entertaining read with intriguing characters and interesting elements.

  • Samantha Woods ( LSK Sweetheart Reviews )
    2019-06-04 18:20

    'I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review' Cody finds that it is easier to live as a bear then as a man as he has an enemy. An enemy that has a bad habit of tracking him down. Being a bear full time and staying off the grid is safer for him. However while he is on the hunt for some berries he comes a little too close to the hiking trails. There he see's a beautiful curvaceous woman. The smart thing for him to do would be to turn around and leave until she is gone. However he can't. When it storms later that night he can't help but go to save her. Unfortunately, saving her helps put him in the path of his enemies hunters. Olivia can never find a good guy. She is always drawn to the bad boys. The bad boys who constantly hurt her. She decides to take a couple of days off to go hiking by herself. She just needs some time alone. To get back in touch with who she is. Until she meets Cody. There is something about him that calls to her. When hunters sent by a mad man start hunting them they bond. But when they meet the local werebear clan Olivia starts to wonder if there really is a place for her in Cody's life. This was such a great book. This is the first book that I have read from this author and I am hooked. I cannot wait to read more from her. Warlocks, Werebears and hunters makes for an interesting story. I definitely recommend reading. 'Read and Reviewed by LSK Sweetheart Reviews'

  • Daria
    2019-05-24 18:50

    ~~Received as a Gift from the Author~~3.5 starsFirst and foremost let me just say yay at the no cliffhangers. Laughs the series of books i’ve had the pleasure to read lately hasn’t been stand alone. I’ve read Ms. Vales stories before and enjoy them. Where this one didn't have the “wow” factor for me it was still a great read. I loved the story as well as the characters. Olivia such a sweet young woman, that has had crappy luck in the choices she’s made. Which I just think its the men choices, she seems a girl with a good head on her shoulders for the most part. Hell when we think we’re in lust with someone most of us have a hard time seeing clearly. Cody a sexy were-bear with a problem controlling his bear especially around humans, which has caused him to isolate himself from their world. That plan gets a money wrench thrown into as Cody finds himself having to rescue a human female. They both will experience a few new things when they are together. With a mix of danger, some heavy petting that leading into a bit of tasting, passion and magic all weaved into a pretty cool story.

  • Pamela
    2019-05-25 14:46

    I wish I could say I enjoyed this novel, but it didn't do much for me. The plot's beyond simple, with characters that lack any real depth. Olivia's going on this hiking trip alone to clear her head so as to get her life back on track after making so many bad decisions when it comes to men. I commend her, and would've applauded her had she at least stuck to her guns because, of course, she doesn't. She doesn't fight her attraction to Cody, especially after he plays with her feelings going hot one minute and cold the very next. Heroines like this I can do without. I would've given this novel three stars had it not been for the obvious spelling and grammatical errors. That and the lack of consistency. The sneakers Olivia starts her hike off with later turn into hiking boots - two completely different types of shoes. Then there's Cody, or is it "Caleb?" "Cole?" Yes, it seems our hero, Cody, is also referred to as "Caleb" and "Cole." I know I'm not perfect, but why authors never get their work proof-read is beyond me. I mean seriously, do they not even read their own work?

  • Dakota Storm
    2019-06-17 14:22

    I liked the concept of this book, it's a little different then your typical shifter story. The story had some action, mystery and suspene and intrigue and a smattering of sexy. I wish the author brought us deeper with the characters, Olivia we knew a little of her past but not really anything to have us love her or feel for her. Cody I felt for his mistreatment and his loneliness but thought that could have been more to, I just didn't feel as connected with these characters as I wanted to be. I thought it was rushed in parts and no real emotion. I liked Ben and was annoyed by Camilla but all in all felt detached somewhat. Love the cover and would like to try another book by this author. 3.5 stars review by Nanee at

  • Stacey
    2019-05-25 12:22

    Cody a Beat and and human whom follows a human woman whom piques his interest as well as saves her life as well as She saving his live Olivia someone who has been burned by love and by the bad boys as she calla them and meets Cody whom she thinks is a bad boy SO CAN THESE two come together or will they let things get in the way of what they both want . find this and more out by buying and reading and then reviewing and who is the Doctor who held Cody against his will and how did he keep Cody there for 5 years find this and much more out . also the Manhattan Clan who are they are will they help Cody save the love of his life

  • Rochelle
    2019-05-19 18:20

    *I received this ARC from the author for a honest review*A Taste of HoneyOlivia decides to go on a hike in the mountains to get away from the goings on in her life. She gets stuck in a storm and Cody comes to her rescue. Cody is a were-bear and has trouble following him. He doesn't need a human female to complicate things but he can't bring himself to let her fend for herself. The hunters have found him and now they are on the run. And he knows The Dr is not far behind.It was a sweet story. I loved the concept, storyline and characters. But I do think there should have been more background information and it lacked depth in places. But overall not a bad read. Love the cover.

  • Kat
    2019-06-16 12:44

    It’s always so nice to find a new (to me) author who writes a thoroughly enjoyable story that is in the genre I love (paranormal romance).This book has elements of intrigue, hot alpha male, sexual tension, a strong female who has had the rug recently pulled out from under her, action, a lot of twists & some surprises. Oh, and HOT sex scenes. This author weaves a story that keeps your interest and has you looking forward to what is coming next. No spoilers here … read the synopsis and dive right in!I heartily recommend this book to any shifter romance lover, who especially loves some adventure in their story. This book is a pleasure to read!!

  • Jeanne Meaux
    2019-05-27 17:42

    This is the first book of Catherine Vale's I've read but definitely won't be the last. Olivia's bad choices in men is the reason she's hiking through the Catskills alone. Not the wisest move, Olivia! Cody has been leading a life of isolation, hiding from "The Doctor", who held him captive for five years. When Cody rescues Olivia in a storm, he reveals his "bear" to her, and that's where the action begins! On the run from The Hunters, there were times I wondered if they were going to survive. I suggest you sit back & get ready for an exciting tale you won't want to put down! My only complaint was the editing could have been better.

  • Donna
    2019-06-05 20:40

    A gifted copy was provided by the author for an honest reviewThis book had its good and bad points. Good: The cover is HOTBearsCody is doing the best he can under the circumstances.There are some terrific secondary characters.I liked the premise.Not so good:Olivia – I just couldn’t bring myself to like her too much. For some reason she just struck me wrong.The story – It would be going along fine but then bog down. I liked the premise but the execution was wavy.

  • Charlotte
    2019-05-30 17:49

    hings started out a bit rocky for me but as the characters grew with the story I grew to love them as well. I wanted there to be a couple more chapters just to see what happens with everyone, including the annoying shebear that I hated from the first meeting. I was torn just like Olivia and Cody and was rooting for them through every obstacle. I'm glad things worked out for a HEA like they deserved. I received this copy for an honest review and loved it. I'm definitely going to read the other stories and can't wait to start