Dinner at Home by: Rick R. Reed
reviewed by: Becky
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
I am so happy to be reviewing one of Rick R. Reed's books, he is a very talented author with a lot to say. I love the way the characters in this story pull you into their world and you never want to leave. Life is not always rosy, and love isn't always cut and dried, but this story shows that if you work for it, both can be worth the heartaches and pain. I love the fighting spirit that is so evident in Hank he just refuses to be broken, and we should all have an Ollie to help us make it through. The supporting characters in this story are quirky, sad, and wonderful and make this book come together to make a story you will want to read over and over.