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Amatore's Restaurant

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It is the end of another successful year for the Recreative Theatre Company and the cast have arranged to meet at Ristorante Amatore for their end-of-season dinner.
As the evening progresses, each guest recalls a past sexual liaison. In these recollections we are transported to a variety of locations; the rolling countryside of Brittany to the brown cafés of Amsterdam, from
Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Published June 30th 2014 by James Sillwood
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Melissa Copeland
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Writer was generously provided with ARC in exchange for my honest review:

This book is comprised of a series of short stories, all of them intertwined on the larger scale. A formal dinner party at Signore Mario Amatore’s restaurant inspires its participants to recall various erotic interludes preceding the event (and allowing us, the readers, to see how everyone is connected in some way). And Holy. Hell.

These were not your run-of-the-mill erotic stories. Sillman writes beautifully, the attention
Limor Moyal
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
That was hands-down the most erotic book I have ever read.
And I read a lot.
James Sillwood created a beautiful mosaic of short stories weave together beautifully.
Each story carries his own color, flavor and feel. Some are dark and has a sort of film-noir kind of vibe, some are steamy hot, and some are so fragile and gentle that it brings tears to your eyes. But all of them with no exception are extremely erotic, and very well written.
It's very tricky to write sex without making it smutty, you ne
lea Heck
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a very well written story and the characters were just amazing and the details were amazingly described. The story just sucks you in.

Each story has its own magic and they all managed to entertain me until the very end. The erotic scenes are very sensual and exciting to read. It was the first time I read in this genre and the book made me wonder why I have never tried it before. Sillwood managed to keep my on edge through its wit, sexiness, and humor. As a woman, I was pleasantly surpris
Dec 10, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a big strange erotic novel. It features 23 vignettes about different characters who are linked together by a dinner party at a London restaurant. The vignettes are all erotic encounters and they cover some truly diverse territory. A lot of the sex is very dirty indeed. I was reminded of other literary erotica such as the Story of the Eye (Georges Bataille) and Delta of Venus (Anais Nin).

This is a complex and ambitious novel, and it was great to read something so fresh and original. Howev
May 02, 2015 rated it liked it
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Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amatore's Restaurant is a delicious, provocative and intriguing glimpse into the lives of several sets of characters who are brought together for a joint purpose and secretly or indirectly connected by their emotional pasts and alluring escapades. This book delves into a series of vignettes introducing the reader to the intimate inner worlds of these characters. The scenes are
explicit in nature, but this is necessary to understand the motives, desires and human needs of these characters -- male
Tassa DeSalada
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love to read sex books. This book is a smorgasbord of sex stories. That makes it even more interesting. The writing is terrific, and fully explores and encompasses a very difficult story while providing loads of detail.

The premise for this book is so simple that I'm surprised I didn't come up with it. It's a party of people eating dinner at a restaurant. Each of them discusses their previous sexual liaisons. Each story has my full attention, whether or not it's my preferred genre. That's beca
Ravenna Young
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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I love the format of this novel. What a great idea, combining several short vignettes to creative a cohesive story...definitely a different read for me. What I loved the most was the character development. In a short span, Sillwood gives plenty of personality to each character, creating and intriguing cast of sexy diverse individuals who spin erotic tales from pretty much every avenue one would expect from an erotic read.

Each short was every bit as naughty and sassy as the next and there was abs
Allan Lewis
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I believe the author has just about covered the seven deadly sins in this skilfully entwined story, full of entertaining characters that reveals their darkest secrets and sexual encounters through memories and the affairs of the guests and the staff of the restaurant. Where one woman admits killing her husband while having sex, by sitting on his face and smothering him with love.
There are so many erotic characters that are masterfully put together it keeps you wondering what could they possibly
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this novel in return for an honest review

First off let me say this, Amatore's Restaurant has some truly beautiful language. The descriptions are very well written. I am giving this novel 4 stars because the story lines, characters and back ground were brilliant. However it did take some time to get used to the writing style. The story is in third person, but the characters thoughts are all first person and well.... here's an example:

The traffic was clear until she reached th
John Gruchy
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can't recommend this book highly enough! From page one I was gripped. If you like lots of interesting characters and enjoy working out what makes people tick, this book is for you.

Each chapter tells of a different character and their story. There is lots of erotic content covering different types of sexual activity, but don't read it for just that alone. There is lots of detail about the characters and they are very interesting. This is the most erotic book I have read, there is lesbian sex, t
Bianca Kent
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Don't be fooled into thinking this is just an erotic book. It is so much more, involving complex, well developed and totally believable characters in a variety of different situations and settings.
The idea of having all the actors from the theatre company meeting up for the dinner at Amatore's restaurant is such a clever one as the characters are brought together and have the opportunity to interact with each other. The staff at the restaurant are also involved in the story, sometimes interacti
Ann Girdharry
Dec 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
A vast array of characters meet together for dinner at a restaurant. The links between the guests appear tentative, loosely formed around a theatre production company and their various roles with this company.
Then, as the story progresses we see there are some who have met in the past, some who have been involved in the pastor had affairs in the past, and others who are destined to be involved in the future and leave the restaurant together, forsaking their previous partners.
The majority of th
Anne Holster
Oct 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Amatore’s Restaurant gives a sultry peek into the lives of a large group of individuals connected through a small theater group. The group meets for dinner at Amatore’s and that is where the ‘party’ starts. Through flashbacks we journey through snippets of each of the character’s lives, many of whom are interconnected in some way or another. The snippets are all sexual in nature and are extremely imaginative – making me feel almost like a peeping tom at times!
My favorite piece was the chapter t
Please Pass the Books
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amatore's Restaurant is an intriguing collection of erotic vignettes, centered around a closing dinner at Ristorante di Amatore for London's Recreative Theatre Company. In a divergent and distinctive contrast from what we've come to expect in the erotic genre, Sillwood has written a compilation of sketches that simply peeks into the humanity of each character. There is a lot of sex, and it is exceptionally well written, but Sillwood's characters are well fleshed out and layered enough to make th ...more
Michael Langley
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
As I said in my reviews of the three books, the erotic scenes in this are mind blowing! Nothing is left to the imagination. There's voyeurism, threesomes, group sex, lesbians, straight sex and bondage. A little bit of everything!Lots of good stories, the ones that stand out for me include Blind Mans Bluff, featuring my favourite character, Pierre,Bodywork featuring Jane and her mechanic, with a clever twist at the end, and La Belle Charente in which the evil aunt Nicole takes advantage of the in ...more
Leticia Lightly
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amatore’s Restaurant was a beautiful compilation of sexual liaisons. This is not simply an erotic thriller; it’s a tale that weaves relationships between characters and develops complex backgrounds (Pierre was particularly fun). It is clear the author put a lot of thought and time into bringing his characters to life, and not a plot hole to be found. I simply loved his style of writing – it was detailed, descriptive, and professionally well done. How pleased I was to come across a writer who und ...more
May 08, 2015 rated it liked it
I found Amatore's Restaurant to be a very cleverly written in the way it was like a series of short stories but all characters were connected somehow. I enjoyed reading everyone's stories and the sex scenes were very erotic. It did take a bit of concentrating to try and tie all the characters together but I enjoyed it when I worked out how they were all linked. They all had a variety of very different sexual experience to share with us, and let's just say we go almost everything you could imagin ...more
Caroline Jayson
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love the cover on this book!The sex scenes are explicit and well done and the characters are interesting and well developed. My favourite story is called La Belle Charente and is about Dale who goes to stay with his Aunt and Uncle in France. He soon realises his Aunt is mad, I think she is a psychopath.I liked the story Masquerade and I didn't expect the ending at all.I also liked Video Games which is about Colin who decides to watch a porn film but ends up watching his wife with two men.Lots of ...more
Tilly Andrews
Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very original. The Amatore's Restaurant in is Kensington, our ‘cast’ is a group of people involved in the theatre, and we join them all for dinner. through each character we explore their relationships and encounters with each other through recollections of past encounters – there is also a murder!
James Sillwood touches on some deep and sexual subjects, betrayal, lust and love which he guide us through, via letters, recollections, confessions, discussion and actions.
This is a good read and I wo
May 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

This book was very interesting. You are able to learn of different characters at every turn. They all revolve around the restaurant though, and then you are thrust into one of their memories. There really isn't any main characters because every chapter is a new story that ties itself to the restaurant. Every chapter also had its own steamy scene to contend with. Everyone also just so happens to have their own dirty little secret.
T.K. Lukas
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amatore's Restaurant is populated with a complex cast of characters, and each chapter is its own short story, with every short story revealing a highly charged, sometimes kinky, and always imaginative erotic setting. Via the author's skillful prose, we learn that the characters are all tied together, some through their involvement with the theater troupe, some through familial ties, some through past sexual liaisons. And speaking of the sexual liaisons, there's enough variety in this book to ple ...more
S.J. Higgins
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who would like an extremely erotic story.
If you are looking for an extremely erotic read then this is the book for you. This story was a collective book of short erotic stories, some dark and other's wildly entertaining. I guarantee there isn't a fantasy that hasn't been touched on in this well written and original tale.

Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amatore’s Restaurant is by James Sillwood. It is erotica and is meant for adults only. It is a different book and I liked the concept but without the erotica. In time, it is only one evening; but in actuality a longer time.
In London, the Recreative Theatre Company had just finished its season of Night of the Portenos and the company had set up a dinner for the actors and others at the Ristorante Di Amatore. As the waiters and waitresses and others set up for the dinner and get their assignment
Andrew Longworth
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
The book ‘Amatore’s Restaurant’ deals with an actors' troupe meeting for a year-end event at an upscale restaurant in London. Gradually, throughout the book, we learn who these people are, and how their lives are intertwined. We quickly find out that the acting doesn’t stop for the characters, only that the stage has shifted from the theater to the hardwood floor at Amatore’s.

It is a unique book in that we are treated to exotic places all over the world: Marseilles, Berlin, Rome, London, Amster
Damian Maher
Feb 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An extraordinary erotic read based on authentic characters

What a book! The Recreative Theatre Company actors and others meet for the closing dinner at Ristorante di Amatore. In each of the 23 short stories we are introduced to one of the guests, as they remember when they first met one of the other visitors. Each story is unique in the sense of the character, the setting, and the type of sexual desires. The characters are all tied together in one way or another, but this very special dinner will
H. Rose
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Emma Jaye
Nov 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Literary erotica?

This is an odd mix, I admired the author for the attempt, but I'm not sure this book would appeal to fans of either erotica or literary fiction.
The style is 100% literary, a dinner at a restaurant weaves the lives of guests and staff through past encounters of a sexual nature. Each chapter focuses on a different character and a specific period of usually a few days in their past involving sexual encounters, most are M/F, some are F/F and many are someone sordid, temporary, or ot
Nikole Bloom
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Amatore’s Restaurant is a collection of short stories that are tied to one another. The stories are centered on the group of characters from the Recreative Theatre Company. The company is meets at Ristorante Amatore for a season’s end dinner. Each guest recalls a time in their life and as we go we see how each is ties into the larger cast of characters. The stories are erotically charged and Mr. Sillword is a gifted writer. The descriptive language and nuances will make you feel like you are in ...more
Ian Welch
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is my review for James Stillwood's 'Amatores Restaurant'. I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Amatores Restaurant comprises of 23 chapters, each a short story with different characters. Each chapter outlines a different sexual encounter by a diverse range of characters in a multitude of different settings. James' descriptive work on characters and locations is first rate; he has very obvious literary skills. This book should come with a warning; it contains explicit and very
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