Friday, February 20, 2015

Dirty Dining by EM Lynley

Title: Dirty Dining
Author: EM Lynley
My Rating: A

Genre: Erotic Romance (m/m)
Series: -
Main Characters: Jeremy and Brice
Release Date: January 2015
Publisher: Dreamspinner
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
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.
My  Review:
I read a review of this book this morning from a fellow reviewer who said you either love or hate this book, there doesn't seem to be much middle ground. She hated it. BUT I loved it. This story totally worked for me and I thought it was incredibly hot and sexy. 

Jeremy is a grad student working and doing research for an HIV vaccine. He's a typical college guy in that there's never quite enough money and the fact that he works under a grant makes his situation all the more scary because his funding can disappear at any point. He's approached at his gym and offered a job to come work at the Dinner Club. The only thing he has to do is be willing to take off his clothes. He's not interested at first, but a series of bad luck changes his mind.

The thing that works so well in this book is that both Brice and Jeremy are completely uncomfortable with the entire situation. Neither of them are used to this kind of circumstance and while they are incredibly turned on by it, that doesn't mean they don't question, constantly, wth they are doing here. For me, that made this whole book work for me. I loved them and their immediate connection even in these bizarre circumstances. 

The relationship slowly builds up...something else you wouldn't expect that you could do with the general set-up of the story, but I really admire the way EM Lynley designed how the club works and these guy's reaction to it all. It worked for me. The only thing I didn't like was where Brice worked...besides Ron, there were some real jerks working there, but I guess that's also reality for a lot of people. 

This book worked for me and I'm begging... PLEASE, EM Lynley, write a book for Sky Blue! I'm completely intrigued by him and want to know more. PLEASE!!

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