September 12, 2020

Dinner at Home

Dinner At HomeDinner At Home by Rick R. Reed
Publication Date: November 20, 2019
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, LGBTQ+, M M Romance, Romance
Pages: 226
Links: Buy On Amazon

It only takes a few days for Ollie D'Angelo to lose his boyfriend, his job, and his home. Instead of mourning what he doesn't have, Ollie celebrates what he does: the freedom to pursue his real passion -- cooking. He begins Dinner at Home, a home-catering business, and it takes off.

Late one night, Ollie catches Hank Mellinger, a streetwise hood down on his luck, about to rob his car. Ollie soon discovers that appearances aren't necessarily what they seem. Hank isn't a criminal caught red-handed, but a hungry young man trying to make a life for himself and the four-year-old niece he's trying desperately to take care of.

Instead of calling the cops, Ollie offers Hank a job and a way to pull himself up by his bootstraps. Together, they discover they can really cook ... and that their shared passion for food just might lead to a passion for each other.

Dinner at Home has an interesting premise. I was intrigued by the synopsis and had to give it a read. But man, am I glad that I did. It kept my attention throughout the entire book and I did not feel that it dragged on at all.

The unlikely meeting of Ollie and Hank blossoms into something more imaginable. Finding love with the person who was trying to rob your car sounds impossible. Yet for both of them, it grew to something great.

Ollie went through a lot of change throughout the course of Dinner at Home. So did Hank. Ollie started his own business with cooking for people in their homes. It was a niche that hadn’t been capitalized on yet. It just so happens that Hank also shares the love of cooking.

During the reading, you can not deny the chemistry between Ollie and Hank. But nothing everything is perfect. Just like every relationship it has, it’s ups and downs. But it does take Ollie a bit to find out with Hank is gay or not. But that is all part of the ride.

I really enjoyed the ending of Dinner at Home as well. It brought everything to a nice close. The pace of the book helped reach the end of the goal nicely. Overall I really enjoyed the book.

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