Dinner at the Blue Moon Cafe by Rick R. Reed ~ Book Review by Becca

Title: Dinner at the Blue Moon Cafe

Author: Rick R. Reed

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: doesn’t say

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 03/13/2017

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Gay Fiction


A monster moves through the night, hidden by the darkness, taking men, one by one, from Seattle’s gay gathering areas.

Amid an atmosphere of crippling fear, Thad Matthews finds his first true love working in an Italian restaurant called the Blue Moon Café. Sam Lupino is everything Thad has ever hoped for in a man: virile, sexy as hell, kind, and… he can cook!

As their romance heats up, the questions pile up. Who is the killer preying on Seattle’s gay men? What secrets is Sam’s Sicilian family hiding? And more importantly, why do Sam’s unexplained disappearances always coincide with the full moon?

The strength of Thad and Sam’s love will face the ultimate test when horrific revelations come to light beneath the full moon.

My View:

I really loved this book. It was well written and keeps you on your toes wondering what will happen next.

Thad is bored and restless. He’s out of work and is trying to find a job. As he gets online to try to find more jobs, he notices the news. Gay man is killed..ripped to shreds and mostly eaten. And it’s in the ‘gay’ part of town. Thad is terrified. As a way to get out of his funk from no work and fear, he decides to go out to eat and treat himself at a new restaurant in town, The Blue Moon Café.

Sam is the owner of The Blue Moon Café. He brought his family here to Seattle from Sicily to start over and to try to make a new life for him and his extended family. But his son is making things difficult. Then he meets Thad. He requests that Thad put himself in his hands with dinner and the chemistry all night is electrifying. Even when they go home together, the sex is amazing. But after an amazing night, Sam knows he can’t see where this would go because of the trouble with his son.

Thad is upset when Sam is gone before he wakes up. Being depressed thinking of it over and over, he decides to go out. Where he meets Jared. Jared flirts and Thad considers it, but even after talking to him for over 30 mins he can’t take his mind off Sam. He asks Jared instead to be his friend. Jared and Thad become fast friends, like brothers.

Then another murder happens. This time to one of Jared’s booty calls and Jared sees who, or what, had done it. And he is terrified! He sees a werewolf with a an arm hanging out of his mouth. And runs. He’s being chased but makes it to safety. Another month passes and the werewolf comes back for his victim. This time another of his sleep overs had shot him through the head and saves him.

During all this Thad is starting to put pieces together that there is more to Sam and his family than meets the eye. When the werewolf is shot he knows for sure and fears for Sam’s life. Thankfully it wasn’t Sam, but terribly his son. Everyone thinks that the bad is over until an attempt is made on Thad’s life.

Is it truly over? Or is there more than one killer? Hold on to your pants and find out what happens in this exciting book


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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4 thoughts on “Dinner at the Blue Moon Cafe by Rick R. Reed ~ Book Review by Becca

  1. Sorry to see this blog close it has helped tremendously on picking my tbr books. I already have Rick Reed as a favorite. Can’t wait to start this one

  2. Sounds like a really interesting book. I love Rick’s books, they are always worth reading, but the supernatural element adds more interest to the story… Thank you for the review, Becca

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