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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Dinner at Fiorello's by Rick R. Reed

Dinner at Fiorello's by Rick R. Reed
Gay Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 210 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (May 1, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1634760751
ISBN-13: 978-1634760751
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Henry Appleby has an appetite for life. As a recent high school graduate and the son of a wealthy family in one of Chicago’s affluent North Shore suburbs, his life is laid out for him. Unfortunately, though, he’s being forced to follow in the footsteps of his successful attorney father instead of living his dream of being a chef. When an opportunity comes his way to work in a real kitchen the summer after graduation, at a little Italian joint called Fiorello’s, Henry jumps at the chance, putting his future in jeopardy.

Years ago, life was a plentiful buffet for Vito Carelli. But a tragic turn of events now keeps the young chef at Fiorello’s quiet and secretive, preferring to let his amazing Italian peasant cuisine do his talking. When the two cooks meet over an open flame, sparks fly. Both need a taste of something more―something real, something true―to separate the good from the bad and find the love―and the hope―that just might be their salvation.


I really enjoyed this story by Mr. Reed.  The characters are the type that pull you into their story from the very beginning, especially Henry.  The way he had to sneak around in the beginning made me want to give him a hug and let him know that following his dream was okay.  This is a great book for someone interested in giving Mr. Reed’s story a try.

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