Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Dinner for One
AUTHOR: Meg Harding
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 13th, 2016
Bastien isn’t used to bad reviews. His French restaurant is the toast of the town, and when a well-known critic insults it, he’s left off-kilter. Luckily for him he’s found a distraction. He’s just met an attractive writer at his niece’s school bake sale. He’s into food, into Bastien and the touch of kink they share, and there’s a chemistry between them that might make the perfect recipe.
James isn’t expecting to meet a good-looking French chef at a bake sale, but he’s not going to let the chance slide. It comes as a surprise when the chef turns out to be the owner of a place he knows—and has reviewed—and it puts James in a sticky situation. So he might have to omit some pertinent information to make it work… at least for now.
I’ve noticed that sometimes stories centered on restaurants or restaurateurs can become monotonous but that didn’t happen here. I loved all the food talk. I loved how these two bonded over food and cooked together. This was an incredibly sweet story that totally warmed my heart. There was just so much here that I really liked. I loved how both men were incredibly close to their families. It was nice to read a story that wasn’t painful. This is a feel good story, in my opinion. I don’t think you can read this one and not smile to yourself. Even with the deception the way these characters worked it all out was frigid sweet as can be. Great story!
Bastien and James meet at a school function for their nieces and nephews. Attracted to each other immediately they start a tentative relationship that centers on the physical but builds into a deeper connection. Unfortunately there is a pretty significant secret surrounding these two men that comes to light and pulls them apart.
French food, love and passion help mend the rift and it was incredibly sweet how it all played out. These two were smokin’ hot together and there was a little kink thrown into the mix. All I’m saying is it’s always the quiet, unassuming ones that a freaks between the sheets, HOLY SMOKES!!!
Overall, great writing and a very sweet story romance and food lovers will really enjoy this one. Recommend.