Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Dirty Dining
Author: E.M. Lynley
Narrator: Zen Wolfgang
Heroes: Jeremy Linden/Brice Martin
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 Hours, 20 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 30, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: 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.
Review – Book: Jeremy is a poor student at Berkley who is approached by someone for a job – temporary – of serving dinner to “gentleman” in skimpy clothing. Jeremy is really hard up for cash so he agrees to one night.
The dinner is more than Jeremy expected. The “boys” can offer many “extras” up to and including sex for a lot of money or nothing and still be rewarded greatly for their efforts.
Jeremy gets lucky the first night and meets Mr. Green (a pseudonym) with whom he clicks very well. They agree to a lot of “extras” and eventually agree to start seeing each other both in and out of the club.
Eventually there’s trouble in paradise and Jeremy realizes that his Mr. Green – aka Brice – controls the funds that support his scholarship and his scholarship’s been pulled.
I mostly loved this story. It’s absolutely a bit like Cinderella meets Pretty Woman and every other rags to riches story out there but with a LOT MORE SEX. No joke. Pretty much every scene is a sex scene and it’s pretty hot, but I got a bit bored of it.
I thought the romance between these guys was pretty realistic (as far as that can get) and it was paced very well.
Review – Audio: Zen Wolfgang is new to me. He did a nice job with this. I could tell who was speaking though he didn’t do a lot to differentiate the voices. The sound quality was excellent and the emotions were well played.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*