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  • Title: Bread, Salt & Wine
  • Author: Dev Bentham
  • ISBN: 9781942255086
  • Page: 193
  • Format: ebook
  • Some wounds never heal George Zajac grew up in a religious family with a father who beat the swish out of him At thirty eight he s a troubled man Escaping his miserable life as a banker in New York, he moves across the country to start again in Los Angeles as the catering chef for a prestigious French Restaurant Kenny Marks, a writer who s currently waiting tables, iSome wounds never heal George Zajac grew up in a religious family with a father who beat the swish out of him At thirty eight he s a troubled man Escaping his miserable life as a banker in New York, he moves across the country to start again in Los Angeles as the catering chef for a prestigious French Restaurant Kenny Marks, a writer who s currently waiting tables, is everything George cannot be flamboyant, proud and sexually confident Enthralled by Kenny, and against his own better judgment, George agrees to a date Sparks fly The sex is amazing But even after the two get close, George is crippled by humiliating sexual hang ups Still haunted by his childhood, he lingers in the closet and can t commit to a relationship with Kenny Love is the great healer, but is it enough George s emotional scars could drive Kenny away, and with him, George s last chance at happiness.
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    1. If any of you follow this series, you might remember George and Kenny from Sacred Hearts George was the Chef who offered the MC, David, to help with catering in Mexico This was his story and Kenny covering a time span from 2005 when they first met.In the beginning, George was one of the fucked up men as commonly found in MM romance He was abused as a child by his father when he found out that George was attracted to boys He got married for 10 years to a woman He couldn t perform sexually without [...]

    2. NYC 2002 On George Zajac s 35th birthday, he started the day at his investment banker job and by the afternoon, deciding his whole life was a fraud, quit his job, went home to leave his wife and decided to become a chef Fast forward to L.A 2005 where George is the newly hired catering chef for a snobby French restaurant and Kenny Marks, screenwriter playwright waiter extraordinaire, has caught his eye And what s not to love with Kenny s spiky blonde hair, big smile and out and proud exuberance a [...]

    3. 5.0 stars for the series4.5 stars for book 4This is the final book in Bentham s Tarnished Souls series and it is a wonderful wind up to what has been a thoroughly enjoyable visit into this world where love is celebrated as the great polisher of our tarnished souls.All of the men in the series have been lost or damaged in some way, but I think it s George s story that pulls at my heart the most The idea of a child beaten for who he is is heartbreaking, and the lifelong damage that this wreaks on [...]

    4. 3.25 stars I was really into this story at the beginning There was some very evocative writing and appealing characters But it suffers from the usual problem of short stories There were several massive time jumps where quite significant things happened in the MC s lives which we didn t get to see With each successive jump I felt disconnected to the romance and my care factor dropped off Disappointing.

    5. This is a better one from all the series I think it s because George and Kenny had the long way to find their love.Love was there, but George had been in a closet for too long, to admit his love for Kenny.It was a long searching Kenny found a new love, and left George thinking about his sexuality I can t blame Kenny for his decision to leave George years ago, no I can t.George had chosen that But I m glad they re finally realized that they still love each other and can t hold it any.The reunion [...]

    6. I liked this story and I really felt for George s issues However the time jumps were really hard for me to follow I had to keep checking the Table of Contents to figure out how much time had passed between one event and the next However, I can t see how the story could have been told any other way, so I just went with it This is the first book I read from this series So I can say that it can be read as standalone, except for the very end when characters from the other books show up in a cameo Bu [...]

    7. A brilliant final book for what has been a fab series I really enjoyed each story in this series and this final book is the icing on the cake.

    8. 3.5 stars I thought this was really sweet Right off the bat your heart was breaking for George but it wasn t shoved down your throat in a way where you felt the author was trying to force you into an emotional reaction His loneliness and psychological issues were slowly revealed piece by piece and eventually resolved in a realistic and authentic manner No overnight, miracle cures No self sacrificing love interest view spoiler Kenny knew when he needed to leave the relationship for himself, and s [...]

    9. I don t know what to say about this book.It s very well written as always with Dev Bentham books and I liked both MCs, but I just really really hate this thing with MCs breaking up, then several years being apart and then again starting over I like when the characters try to overcome problems together and here it was like George became a completely different man at the end and honestly it s been kinda unsatisfying for me.Other than that it was a good story and an appropriate ending to the series [...]

    10. I really liked this series.They were calm, easy reads, but had a real depth to the characters and stories I liked the spiritual parts also.

    11. A lovely book with one of my favorite themes, overcoming your past and your personal demons This series has been amazing and will be added to my re read list.

    12. Originally posted at Rarely Dusty BooksGenre Keywords Contemporary Romance, M M, Friends With Benefits, In The Closet, Catering Chef, Waiter Writer, Abusive Childhood, Jewish Holiday Rating 4 out of 5 starsHeat level 2 out of 3 flames Bread, Salt and Wine is a story about the courage to come out of the closet, the courage to seek help for childhood trauma s, the courage to be yourself and the courage to love George needs a lot of that courage This is his story than it is Kenny s It s not a coin [...]

    13. Review posted on World of Diversity Fiction ReviewsI don t know how to express how much I loved this book Bread, Salt Wine is very sweet, sometimes funny, sometimes sad but has the perfect HEA ending This is a story about 2 men, George is a Chef who heads to California to start a new life and Kenny is a waiter George handles the catering and after working closely with Kenny they find themselves falling in love but there are some big hurdles to get over to reach their HEA It s about George s stru [...]

    14. Dev Benthan s Tarnished Souls series is one of my all time favorite series Loosely based on four of the Jewish holidays, each story builds on the one before While they can be read as stand alone novels you get out of them when read in order.In Bread, Salt, and Wine we meet closeted Chef George, descended from a proud Polish family, who grew up on a farm in Iowa Throughout the book we get hints about something dark and terrible that happened to George on the farm but it isn t until about three q [...]

    15. I jumped into this series without reading any of the previous books but I didn t feel like I was missing anything The beginning of this story was interesting but two things lowered my enjoyment of it I really disliked the time jumps With that we loss some of the fall out and break down of the way George treats Kenny We also miss out on the struggle George is going through being with Kenny despite his demons The second thing that kills it a lot of me is the George has some major issues to deal wi [...]

    16. Yet another winner from Dev Bentham I devoured this book in one afternoon and wished there was .I m both happy and sad to see this wonderful series come to an end On the one hand, I ll miss the characters, but on the other everyone got their happily ever after, and ultimately, that s the reason why I read romance Needless to say, I ll be re reading these books again Highly recommended I received this book as a prize in the M M Romance Group 4 Year Anniversary Celebration

    17. Well she saved the best for last Loved this book Loved Kenny and George wasn t too bad either The plot was great This was the most aptly titled book in the series Loved the meaning behind the title Loved how the relationship between Kenny and George evolved because it was very realistic And I loved how the book ended And you know what You can learn new things from romance novels I googled Purim and the Hebrew Bible and have a better understanding of Judaism than I did before How about that

    18. Fell in love with Kenny, wanted to kick George s butt several times, but it all worked out in the end, just as it should Good, but the previous installment was the best of the series, Sacred Hearts.

    19. I ve loved Dev Bentham s Tarnished Souls series so much Four Jewish heroes, 4 Jewish holidays, and 4 really unique settings unlike some series, each book in the series is set in a different locale Chicago, Madison, Mexico, and finally California The result is a series where each book truly does stand alone And this book is particularly diabolical because George and Kenny get a very brief mention in each of the other books, but this is the story of their own relationship told in vignettes over a [...]

    20. I read all four of these Tarnished Souls books in rapid succession after getting the first, Learning from Isaac as a BookBub featured freebie and by the way, it is still free as of 1 22 16 and is really good gp product B00J They are really written beautifully Each can be read as a stand alone but there are characters that cross over and it is fun to see them appear in each others books Loved these four books and plan to read lots by Dev Bentham

    21. The author saved the best for last The first 3 books in this series were incredible, this one is just a little bit better George Kenny s story is awesome Now I just wish there were books in the series about all the amazing guys the author created It feels like I know them all so well I want to know what comes next.

    22. The 4th book in the series but it is actually about an established couple in the first 3 books The author does it very well and reading it last works well even though this couple s story is actually the first on the timeline I m glad she wrote about them since they always seemed like they would have a great story, and they did

    23. A Recommended Read Bread, Salt Wine, the final installment of Dev Bentham s Tarnished Souls series, is a poignant, yet ultimately uplifting romance Please click HERE to read my review in its entirety.

    24. Wonderful finish to a wonderful series Yes, most of the time I was rather angry with George and felt with poor Kenny, until George pulled himself together Yes, the end was perfect Sad to leave them.

    25. Excellent story of love, forgiveness, and second chances Keep an eye on the dates the timeline does jump ahead quickly in some chapters.

    26. kindly donated by the author for the M M romance group s anniversary event4.5 stars rounded upreviewette to follow

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