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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 ...more
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
~4.5~

The cover PROMISES.

And the book delivers!

This is one SEXY, sizzling read.

Pretty boys in skimpy costumes take their clothes off and put themselves on the menu at an exclusive Dinner Club for gentlemen who prefer dessert with a side of discretion and voyeurism.



I've complained aplenty about authors who show their MCs having sex on page with men who are not their love interest in the book.

Did this happen here? Yes. (view spoiler)
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J *deep in the heart of Texas*
Boy did that cover suck me right in....



Sadly this one was a COVER...



This one just didn't work for me....

I am probably in the minority. With a cover like that, I didn't look too closely at the blurb.

I will say this book was DIRTY...and pretty damn HOT. But that was about it.

Jeremy and Brice meet at a men's dining club. Do these places really exist? Unfortunately I found myself uncomfortable reading about the dirty dining.



From the costumes, to the set up, to the sitting on the clients laps and
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Nancy
Posted at Outlaw Reviews

Living in California is expensive, and the money Jeremy Linden earns while pursuing his PhD and conducting research on an HIV vaccine is barely enough to cover the basics. So he reluctantly accepts a job at a classy men’s dinner club that promises $300 for just two hours of work. All he has to do is take off his clothes.

On Jeremy’s first night of work, he is assigned a client with a color-coded name (Mr. Green) and a skimpy costume fitting the dinner’s theme. The serving
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Catherine
*** 2.5 Stars ***

When this book first crossed my radar, I was VERY excited to get my hot little hands on it. Who wouldn't?! I wanted to do dirty, dirty things to this cover model. Seriously, I took one look at this abs... er, I mean, man and my brain short circuited into an unrelieved loop of "UNF! UNF! UNF!" The book had to be excellent too, right?!

Sadly, it was not. Dirty Dining just did NOT live up to that stellar cover.

The book started out with a lot of promise. I really liked the premise o
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Kade Boehme
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And THIS is why I read EM Lynley. Not only was it engaging and the characters so sweet, but she always knows her stuff. The characters felt real, well rounded. And good effing lord... This was HOOOOT. I just loved it. Was drawn in from beginning to end. Thanks to EM Lynley for a great read!
MaDoReader
Nov 17, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
Sí, le he dado a este libro una estrella, 1= no me gustó
No, no quiero decir que el libro sea malo, sólo que no me gustó.

Idea de partida buena, mala ejecución.
La portada espectacular, eso sí.
Trisha Harrington
4 stars!

Dirty Dining was recommended to me several times and I always meant to get around to reading it. It just took some time. I’m so glad I finally did get around to it. This book is sexy, and sweet and I really, really liked it!

I was a little nervous starting this book because the idea of MC’s having sex with people who aren’t their love interests can be off-putting for me. But it didn’t bother me here. Besides, there was no penetration and the MC’s weren’t together at the time. So it didn’t
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Sandi ♥'s way too many M/M books
This one just did it for me. Sexy, flirty and a little different which I loved!
Bev
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Well, the gorgeous cover tempted me into putting this into my DsP basket back in December, I hold my hands up and freely admit it, hehe. I'd never read an EM Lynley story before, but unfortunately I really can't say I was that bothered with this story OUTSIDE of the dining room scenes, which were damn hot, sizzling hot!! To me, Jeremy and Brice just never seemed to gel until the last 30% of the book when they nearly broke up because of something Brice unknowingly did. For those of you worried
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Jewel
4.5 Delicious Stars

Dirty Dining was a sexy and delicious read. Right out of the gate, this book is HOT and it just keeps on with the hotness. I kind of like the concept of the Dinner Club. It's a fun take on rentboys. I had so much fun with this sexy sexy story -- did I mention hot?

Both Jeremy and Brice were the right amount of awkward at first and it was quite endearing. Jeremy isn't at all comfortable with the prospect of sex for money. Hell, even taking off his clothes for money is weird to h
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Keveen
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 STARS

Okay first of all, I'm gonna say that a big part of this book is not my cuppa but I gave it a try because my good friend Dani rated it really good and paired it with her amazing review. I'm not comfortable with it honestly. (view spoiler) But what the hell, right? Also, no matter how uncomfortable I was, I was lured back in by how the story was w
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Sonia ~Ruber's fiancé in Crystal Court universe~
DNF at 45%

I have zero interest in finishing this book...



I didn't connect with any of the MCs, a lot of the sexual situations (view spoiler) made me kind of unconformable. If this was porn, I would be all over it! It would get 5 glowing stars! But since my romance books preferences don't coincide with my porn preferences I shall pass on this..

No rating because I didn't pass the 50% mark.

Bye Bye!
Armi
2.5

Interesting premise but the book was kind of longwinded and - frankly - a bit boring. It could have done with a big shot of humor or angst or drama or something to not be so bland.

Everything was just so very very careful, like showing the whole range of emotion would break something. And maybe it would. But it's okay to be upset, it's okay to show you're upset. It's okay to be happy and it's okay to show you're happy. I didn't feel it in this book.

The fact that the Dinner Club wasn't seen as
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Samantha
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Samantha by: Armi
4.5 rounded up.

Review now available @ Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
Heloise West
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pre-Release Review:

Two men, who at first glance have absolutely nothing in common, fall in love under odd circumstances…

Jeremy is a grad student on fellowship working toward his PhD in biochemistry and struggling to make ends meet as he works on an HIV vaccine. His research and lab work hold much promise. A man approaches him, compliments his looks, and offers him a job just to take off his clothes at the Dinner Club. He figures it’s just a scam, but his car got bashed in a month ago, and he use
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Makhda
3.5 stars (rounded up, pet peeves ignored!)
(view spoiler)
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Ula'ndi Hart
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall book rating: 4 Dirty Stars
Audio book: N/A
Book cover: 4


“He’s a little bit of naughty, it's a little bit nice

Okay so I like “rent-boys/hooker/porn/gay-4-pay/stripper” anything if it’s done right. This was ...


Dirty. Yes. And I liked it.

I liked both MC’s and the general story. I liked that Jeremy had brains with the looks and that Brice, in spite of where they met, did not just spend time with him for one reason.

Yes there were parts I’d have liked something “different/more” but if I got m
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Tina
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hurt-comfort, romance

4,5 Stars.

What a cover! OMG… that eye-catcher sucked my right in!

Dirty Dining was delicious, sexy as hell and definitely top-notch on the hotness scale.

Smoking hot, super cute, funny and very entertaining read. Loved it. :)
Veronica of V's Reads
THIS BOOK WAS DELICIOUS!!

Beginning to end, I adored the heck out of the absolutely sexy, filthy, fun kinky book.

Jeremy is a grad student working on his PhD at Cal in San Francisco. He's
a good-looking 27 y/o gay man, and, struggling with his finances, he's been recruited to work as a server at The Dinner Club--an establishment for titillating dining. The job is, essentially, to be scantily clad and deliver each of six courses to his assigned diner. As each course is passed, the diners get to r
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Christy
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly? I'm totally shallow enough to admit the cover snagged my attention and pulled me in for more. How could it not? That guy is hawt. Hands down. Yummy. Plus, I do enjoy an EM Lynley story, so I figured this was a total win-win. As always, I was right.

It was delightfully easy to adore Jeremy, from the get-go. What was even better, was how much I liked Brice, right away, also. I respected both of these men, their ideals, their morals, and I found them refreshing. Don't get me wrong, they we
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Britta ★ Nachteule ★

2.5 stars

Meet my pery-meter!



I really loved the concept "Everything is possible but nothing has to happen" of the Diner Club and its themes. And the scene with Sky Blue was just...



I liked how the author managed to describe the awkwardness(?) of the first diner and night between Jeremy and Brice.

Oh and Kit was great! I'd love to read more about him.

Sadly, that were the only positive things for me.

The plot about Brice wondering if Jeremy only seeing him as an open wallet. And Jeremy wondering if Br
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Lelyana's Reviews

"Dinner everyone?"



Put some gorgeous men with skimpy underwear, dinner with naked escort, and you're free to do "anything" to your escort, pour a little drama, and lots and lots and lots of hot sex...
Dirty Dining it what you'll get.

I don't mind at all. A little boring in the middle, kinda liked it with the head and tail of the book. It was an okay read for me, the sex was really hot. With exhibitionist and voyeurism in the picture.And more and more guys like this... *wink* .. I'm a happy reader
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Ele
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an amazing read!
First of all let me say it is awsome that Jeremy is a real person who really works on a researsh to develop a vaccine against HIV.I have a soft spot for people who dedicate their time on research.The world wouldn't be the same without you.

I don't always feel comfortable reading books with sex workers.I read such stories from 2 authors specifically because i love their writing and the books belong in a series.

That being said, this book was fantastic!The author came up wit
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Heidi
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
2.5 stars
Penumbra
I received the book Dirty Dining from the author through the Goodreads M/M Romance Group’s Don’t Buy My Love. This is story is told through the eyes of both Jeremy “Remy” Linden and Brice Martin.

(view spoiler)
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Therese
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-romance, erotic

Basically, the first half of this book is foreplay. Long, sexy, exciting foreplay. I really liked the setting, and had no problem with the whole getting paid thing:-). I could understand why Jeremy needed money, and how something quite “innocent” (like undressing for strangers) could escalate to something a bit more hardcore. Doesn’t it always happen like that?
Jeremy seemed to thoroughly enjoy it, which meant I did as well, no matter who he was with, or what he as doing (view spoiler)
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Tessi4M
Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Whereas this book is dipping its toe into rent boy territory, the backdrop for the story was new to me.
I enjoyed the concept of the Dinner Club. The very detailed descriptions of the dinners taking place there were hot. And everything that went on there was one hundred percent consensual. Still, it bothered me on some level. I get uncomfortable whenever there is money involved, but that is about my personal pref
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Pjm12
I enjoyed this, but not as much as I thought I might. I wanted more drama from the conflict about Remy's money, but the time that secret was out, the relationship was well established and they were already committed to each other.

The smexy was very hot indeed, but the majority of the secondary characters remained flat and acted really as only sounding boards or decoration to Jeremy and Brice.

Jeremy's mixture of innocence and sexy wasn't totally successful for me. Brice was depicted as a older pr
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“Jeremy, when I first met you, you filled a void in my life—a physical need—in a fun and exciting way. But the more I spend time with you, especially like last night, where I can talk to you and get to know you, the more I realize you fill up the emptiness in my heart too.” 0 likes
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