☆••*´¨`*•.☆•• 4-stars ☆••*´¨`*•.☆••
Hollywood’s hottest actor. And of course she’s just come from the gym.
Claire Parelli just can’t seem to catch a break, well, except for heartbreak, that is. After a lifetime of following the rules, she winds up heartbroken, unfulfilled, and hiding from life. But she can’t hide for long.
After getting stuck aboard a broken elevator with Hollywood It-Boy, Daniel Chase, they begin a secret romance that pries Claire out of her element, out of her shell, and out of her sweatpants. But when their romance accidentally goes public, Claire’s life implodes, leaving her to choose to hunker down in the safety of her sweatpants, or risk her fragile heart on a chance at life, love, and the pursuit of better clothing.
A Matter of Taste by Q.T. Ruby is a delightful romantic comedy. It was light, funny and engaging. A strong 4-star read!
Main characters Claire and Dan are relatable and realistic. Claire is a once scorned 29 year old who has given up on love and hides behind her career and routine. Dan is a 23 year old handsome heartthrob whose Hollywood career is taking off.
Claire and Dan have fantastic chemistry, and their dialogue is funny, cute and sweet. The characters bring out the best in one another. The secondary characters were friends and family. Claire’s parents are archaic in their expectations of her and domineering in their treatment of Claire. At no point, does the reader feel Claire’s parents are warm and supportive. Claire’s and Dan’s friends are perfect foils for highlighting their personalities and advancing their relationship.
A Matter of Taste is well written with a perfectly paced plot. There is no rush into “love” or into bed. Dan is a gentleman, and Claire is careful. I loved that the story was not only about finding a supportive loving relationship but also about a young woman finding herself and figuring out how to stand up for herself and what she wants. The ending is happy, but it is not your stereotypical HEA. There is hope and a path forward for both Claire’s aspirations and Claire’s and Dan’s relationship.
Q.T. Ruby’s A Matter of Taste is the perfect read for fans of romantic comedies.