Review: Dinner at the Blue Moon Cafe by Rick R. Reed

Note: This ARC was provided by the publisher via Signal Boost Promotions in exchange for an honest review.

Dinner at the Blue Moon Cafe was originally released by a different publisher in 2010 under the title The Blue Moon Cafe. This second edition is published by Dreamspinner Press, but I've never read the first edition, so I can't compare this new one against the first one. This is a paranormal romance story between twenty-four-year-old Thad Matthews, currently unemployed and living his life rather aimlessly with his Chihuahua named Edith by his side, and Sam Lupino, owner of and chef at the Blue Moon Café, has a rather odd family along with several secrets.

When Thad decides to have dinner at the new restaurant in his hometown of Seattle, all he expects is to eat well. But then there's a connection between him and the owner, Sam, one that leads to a hook-up. Then Sam decides to keep his distance, but try as they might, neither one of them can stop thinking of the other. But with all the vicious murders of gay men happening in the city, just how safe is That with someone he barely knows but is quickly falling for? Could the fact that Sam disappears during the full moon be connected with the current crime wave in Seattle?

It makes me sad to admit that this book didn't click with me the way I hoped it would. I simply didn't feel the connection that Thad and Sam were supposed to be experiencing. To be honest, Thad seemed to have more of an honest-to-goodness connection with Jared. There were some good points with as far as the paranormal elements are concerned, so I certainly find any fault if I were to just focus on that. However, this is a paranormal romance book, and it's in the romance aspect where Dinner at the Blue Moon Cafe fumbles. I'm giving this one three stars. ♥

Date Read: 14 March 2017

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