We are again aback in Carlisle, PA, at the wonderful Café' Belige. Darryl and Billy are vacation with Billy's young brothers leaving Sebastian Franklin in charge of the restaurant, he takes his duties very seriously since being promoted to Front or the House Manager, and he wants to do a very good for the couple that is his best friends. Our whole cast is back; Kelly, the sous chef filling in as chef for the week, Maureen, still working her magic with the desserts, filling in that week as the sous chef. The week starts out right, the restaurant is busy, the food good, the guest happy. Then just before they close up a man comes in and robs them. Sebastian follows Darryl's rule of just giving them what they want. The guy is leaving, nobody got hurt, then outside the robber bumps into a man and falls head first into a car, allowing the police to get there and arrest him.
The man who `caught' the robber by tripping on his own feet while walking into the café' was Robert Fortier, a local lawyer who just got elected as a judge. Sebastian brings him in and serves him coffee and food on the house for his help. Robert is not sure what it is about the man across from him, but he is attracted to this cute guy and very surprised to hear Sebastian talk about the gay owners of the restaurant with no thought of taboo. Robert is gay, but between work, school, and getting established in his field, he has never had the desire or time to date anyone, no he wants to make time. At 6'6" and 180 lbs, Robert didn't think that he was very attractive; Sebastian had other ideas about all that smooth skin.
Clare Fortier raised her son by herself and is fiercely proud of what he has been able to accomplish in his young life. Robert had come out her years ago, but since he had never dated a man, or ever said anything about she had hoped that he had changed his mind. So when he called and told her that he was dating Sebastian and would like her to meet him, she agreed, knowing that she would accept her son's choice and morning her lost grandchildren. Yes, her and Sebastian got along wonderfully especially after Robert got outted in the paper as the New Cumberland Gay Judge. The two of them put their minds together to come up with a way to protect Robert.
Jon Grant is the head partner in Robert's law firm, and when Robert comes out him he gives his support, and also finds ways to keep the reporters at bay once it is in the paper about Robert being gay. Millicent is Robert's assistant, who he is taking with him when he takes his robes of office, becomes a dragon when fielding his calls from the curious and bigoted populous.
What a book, I started it and could not put it down, a great trip to PA, and a cozy meal with friends, that is the feel this book of Mr. Grey's gives you, good food, great conversation, and hot sex. What more could a reader want as they are mixed together just right and served piping hot. A must read for Andrew Grey's fans. A delightful story, wonderfully done, if you like your food hearty, your men hot, and your conversation witty with a touch of deviousness pick this book up quickly. Five Stars