Title: Dirty Dining
Author Name: E.M. Lynley
Publication Date & Length: January 19, 2015 – 230pgs
Jeremy Linden’s a PhD student researching an HIV vaccine. He’s always short of money, and when biotech startup PharmaTek reduces funding for his fellowship, he’s tempted to take a job at a men’s dining club as a serving boy. The uniforms are skimpy, and he’s expected to remove an item of clothing after each course. He can handle that, but he soon discovers there’s more on the menu here than fine cuisine. How far will he go to pay his tuition, and will money get in the way when he realizes he’s interested in more from one of his gentlemen?
Brice Martin is an attorney for a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. When he’s asked to take a client to the infamous Dinner Club, he finds himself unexpectedly turned on by the atmosphere and especially by his server, Remy. He senses there’s more to the sexy young man than meets the eye. The paradox fascinates him, and he can’t get enough of Remy.
Their relationship quickly extends beyond the club and sex. But the trust and affection they’ve worked to achieve may crumble when Jeremy discovers Brice’s VC firm is the one that pulled the plug on PharmaTek—and Jeremy’s research grant.
Jeremy is a book worm who finds himself needing some extra income. Despite his brains, unfortunately for him, science doesn’t pay all that well when you are in the middle of developing drugs. It’s only after the drug has been proven that it makes money.
I have to admit that I was skeptical about this book when I first began reading. The “service” position was one that piqued my curiosity. I hope places like this one exists – even though some of the men who frequented the place were creepy.
Brice is a character that I could really grow to love. I liked his innocence and his willingness to see his own desires – despite being uncomfortable at first. I also liked how his inner monologue was not too happy about having to “entertain” a potential customer, but he was willing to take one for the team.
Jeremy and Brice’s relationship is fragile in the beginning. I felt as though it was being held together by the thinnest of strings. I liked how Jeremy was able and willing to see beyond the man that Brice was at the club – to want more from him.
The scenes this book describes are very steamy – my food would definitely be cold before I even tasted it, since I would be gawking instead of eating.
I do hope that there is going to be a book about Kit. He was a crazy character who has so much potential! Also, I hope we learn more about the mysterious Sky Blue too!
EM Lynley writes gay erotic romance. She loves books where the hero gets the guy and the loving is 11 on a scale of 10. Her Precious Gems series is best described as “Indiana Jones meets Romancing the Stone”—only gayer. The Delectable series is Gay Romance with Taste.
A Rainbow Award winner and EPPIE finalist, EM has worked in high finance, high tech, and in the wine industry, though she’d rather be writing hot, romantic man-on-man action. She spent 10 years as an economist and financial analyst, including a year as a White House Staff Economist, but only because all the intern positions were filled. Tired of boring herself and others with dry business reports and articles, her creative muse is back and naughtier than ever. She has lived and worked in London, Tokyo and Washington, D.C., but the San Francisco Bay Area is home for now.
She is the author of Sex, Lies & Wedding Bells, the Precious Gems series from Dreamspinner Press, and the Rewriting History series starring a sexy jewel thief, among others. Her books are available in print and e-book from Amazon & other book distributors.