Saturday, 16 September 2017

Dish of the Day by Clare London

55 pages
Buy links: Amazon US | Amazon UK


Three men together. Diverse tastes … one common love.

Richie Morton’s sunk all his hopes and savings into a new restaurant in South London promoting British ingredients and recipes. Yet on opening night, it all seems to be heading for disaster. Lost ingredients, manic chefs, no sign of customers … he’s in despair. And where are his best friends Craig and Ben, who’ve been helping him set up the new Venture? The least they could offer is moral support.

When they do eventually step in, though, they offer support of a very different kind. They tell Richie some home truths —— that he pushed himself too much, and must learn to share and trust his life with others. With them, specifically. And then, when Richie’s still unconvinced, the decide to let actions speak for their love instead. They’ll help him relax and dish up a caring, sexy, and far more intimate menu.


Now here is a tasty (pun totally intended) tale. I’m not sure I’ll ever look at hors d’oeuvres, red wine and chocolate dessert in the same way again.

This is the story of Richie who has convinced himself he is nowhere near as accomplished or sophisticated as his two best friends, Craig and Ben. When what is supposed to be the grand opening of his restaurant turns into a disaster, Richie is ‘this’ close to admitting defeat. Before he has the opportunity to surrender to his attack of despair, his friends step in.

All is not quite what it seems; not with the opening night and not with the friendship. Richie has a few lessons to learn and Ben and Craig are all too happy to show him that he is more than good enough, that he doesn’t have to do it all alone, and that together, the three of them can create magic — both professionally and on a far more intimate level. 

And that’s really all I want to say about this story except that I have to add that it is a delightful read, a very steamy story, and that you probably shouldn’t read it while hungry. Clare London writes with a wonderful touch that pulls you into the story and drops you right in the middle of the unfolding tale. If you’re looking for about an hour worth of hot, funny, charming, and tasty you ought to read Dish of the Day.

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