Marc reviews the audiobook version of ‘Dirty DIning’ by EM Lynley. This book was published on January 19th, 2015 by Dreamspinner Press and is about 230 Pages long. The audiobook was released on November 30th, 2015, narrated by Zen Wolfgang and is 6 hrs and 20 min long.
*RGR received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review*
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 has a very striking cover that promises readers sizzling hot love scenes. I knew sex would be a major focus of the book and was not surprised that this story felt more like romantic erotica than erotic romance. For me it felt like a more graphic and gay homage to ‘Pretty Woman’.
That is not a bad thing, though. The sex scenes are not only frequent and hot, they are also creative and well-written.
The main protagonists aren’t just a good fit sexually, they have great chemistry and made a wonderful couple. Even with the focus on sex, Jeremy and Brice are not just one-dimensional characters with cardboard personalitie. They are likable and well-developed and I quickly closed them in my heart and was eager to hear about their HEA.
Now, not every detail of this story is completely realistic, but it is a well-written gay fantasy that is above all FUN to read. Readers know exactly what to expect and the author delivers.
Zen Wolfgang does a good job with the narration and I really enjoyed his attractive voice as he read this hot story to me.
In the book’s men’s dining club the ‘boys’ can choose how much of themselves they are willing to put on the menu in addition to stripping more and more of their clothes with each dish they serve. Anything they are willing to do can be purchased. The rules of this club are intriguing and I loved the seduction and public play.
I hope the will be more books featuring this club with different customers like Sky Blue (each customer gets a code color to represent them and protect their identity) and I can highly recommend this book for anyone who wants something hot and light.
8.5/10 Pots of Gold (85% Recommended) – Compares to 4.25/5 Stars
EM Lynley, a Rainbow Award winner and EPPIE finalist, 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.