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.
This book is so sexy! This is erotica with heart and a touch of romance. Sheltered, broke Phd student Jeremy loses more than a little of his innocence in a very tantalising way…
Usually I race through sex scenes and focus more on the storyline, character descriptions and romance – but not here. EM Lynley remains a brilliant writer, but my attention stayed focused on some of the sexiest, steamiest scenes I’ve read in a very long time. My only complaint is that the heat ebbs a little as the central romance warms up. I actually resented all the emotional nonsense and wanted to get back to the very public, voyeuristic smut.
Erotic scenes aside, Jeremy is a fantastic character. On the cusp of a vaccine for HIV, he is a clever, penniless, gorgeous young man. His research is interesting and I only wish we could have learned more about the science he was working with in the actual story, rather than in the author’s notes. I felt that the science aspect of the story either needed to be dropped or developed further.
For me, Brice is a less compelling character. I felt like he’d sold out to big business and was more than a little perturbed by his agreeing to such traditional, misogynistic corporate entertainment schemes.
This is a fun erotic read. I absolutely loved the naughty smut in the first half of the book. I didn’t enjoy the romance in the second half of the book quite as much.
Jeremy is a PhD student who is researching a HIV vaccine. When the funding to his research is reduced which makes him short on money so he must take another job at a men’s dining club where he is expected to wear skimpy outfits and serve men for money. That is where he meets Brice..
You get the feelings developing between these two men and the steam which was so damn hot!
I loved the way the author wrote this story and these characters!
Jeremy and Brice together were just so good! You could feel the sparks fly between these two men as soon as they made eye contact at the dining club.
I do not want to give away any spoilers so I will leave this review with… I 100% loved this book and would recommend it!
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.