3.5 Star Review for Dinner for One by Meg Harding #MM #Romance @Cumberstone61

CoverTitle: Dinner for One
Author Name & Publisher: Meg Harding (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: July 13, 2016 – 200 pgs


Bastien isn’t used to bad reviews. His French restaurant is the toast of the town, and when a well-known critic insults it, he’s left off-kilter. Luckily for him he’s found a distraction. He’s just met an attractive writer at his niece’s school bake sale. He’s into food, into Bastien and the touch of kink they share, and there’s a chemistry between them that might make the perfect recipe.

James isn’t expecting to meet a good-looking French chef at a bake sale, but he’s not going to let the chance slide. It comes as a surprise when the chef turns out to be the owner of a place he knows—and has reviewed—and it puts James in a sticky situation. So he might have to omit some pertinent information to make it work… at least for now.

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This is only the second book I’ve read by this author, the first was a short Christmas story, which I really enjoyed. In this book the relationship just felt forced and I had a really hard time getting into the book. I liked James, but for some reason Bastien I just could not connect too. I think this might be due in part to the author’s writing style. It’s written in third person yet it felt cluttered. That makes me really disappointed as I love reading books dealing with Chef’s. I enjoyed the sex scenes they were really HOT!! I also enjoyed reading about the little games James and Bastien played it was great to read a little humor in the story. Overall it was a plot I’ve read before so I think I wait to see if this author comes up with something I’ve not read before.



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Meg Harding is a graduate student, currently studying MA Publishing in the UK. She plans to continue on to become an editor, all while continuing to write. When she isn’t writing she enjoys the theatre, concerts, and lazing about in front of the TV.

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