Review & GIVEAWAY: Dick, It's What's for Dinner by James Cox

A criminal, a pilot, and an aspiring chef dance in a stripper bar at the center of the universe...

Six months on a military ship with my two friends, cooking food for the crew in nothing but skimpy shorts, what could possibly go wrong? Let’s see, our friendship starts to turn sexual. We agree to cook naked for extra money. One friend turns out to be a thief, the other is facing his shyness to admit he loves me, and atop all that, we’re thrust into the middle of a war. I was a dreamer trying to conquer my wish of being a chef, not some space fighter. How were we going to survive in combat conditions?

My best advice: Watch out for boiling water while cooking naked on a spaceship. Oh, and once in a while, play the hero.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway below! It's your chance to win an ebook copy from James' backlist. The only problem is... what to choose?!

Oh, for the love of balls, this was fun. 

Vern, Ale and Rei are besties and they work at a bar where they shake their sexy asses to pay the bills. When they receive a job offer they can't refuse, they hope to be able to pursue their dream jobs with the large payout they're promised. In Vern's case, he loves to cook and dreams of being a chef. Luckily, the job offers him this opportunity. But with naked dancing. And a little chef hat on his penis. No joke.

I loved the sci-fi world building. I could clearly picture everything, but was never confused. It was an easy read, which is uncommon for a sci-fi romance, IMO. It also helped that Vern was so completely likable. The story was from his POV and I loved being inside his head.

As the guys work their new job, they start to push their unspoken boundaries a bit. All for the sexy show, of course, nothing more. Until it's not all for show and their real feelings come to the surface. They all had feelings for each other before there was touching involved, but it was never discussed and the guys kept it all to themselves. Given the premise and the title, I was surprised by how much I felt from these guys. This wasn't only some fun sci-fi erotica (although, it was that) but there was definitely a great romance between Vern, Ale and Rei. I was especially surprised by Ale. The big guy is just a soft marshmallow inside and he ended up stealing the show for me.

Fun, flirty, with a bit of an emotional punch. Definitely my fave from James Cox, thus far.


So, when James Cox invited members of the clubhouse over to his pad to have dinner, more specifically, Dick for Dinner, Breann and I tripped over each other heading out the clubhouse door.

James always provides a fun sci-fi adventure and this one is no exception. Once you get past your appreciation of the title of course :D.

The world building was detailed without being overcomplicated making it easy to dive right into the story and understand where the characters are coming from. The story is written from Vern’s perspective and his character was extremely likable, charming and deliciously horny. He’s an aspiring chef who’s working as a stripper/waiter to earn enough to finish his training. He works closely with Ale and Rei. Ale is a big ol’ hunk of a man that Vern has a crush on and he’s a bit of a mystery. Rei is a pilot in training who’s working his way through training just like Vern. The three have great chemistry on the surface and once the story really gets going the physical attraction moves into something much sweeter and deeper. James threw in just enough feels to take the story from pure sci-fi campy fun to something more.

James writes a damn fine menage relationship. His characters are all very unique so you don’t get them muddled during sexy times and he doesn’t discount the feelings that each has for one another. They are different, but no less important. Vern feels differently for Ale than he does for Rei, doesn’t make it any less significant, but it’s unique and I think that’s why they work for me.

The adventure was great fun and his hero’s always have the charm and “accidental luck” that make them great to read. They aren’t perfect and no victory comes easy, that’s what makes them all the more heroic in my book. They are regular horny guys in an extraordinary situation.
The ending was delicious as I was expecting from the title and I liked reading how the guys had evolved and come together after all the shenanigans were played out.

A couple of fave sentences, because I always highlight the hell out of James’s sentences:

“Ale was a sight that made cocks harden and weep.”

“His long legs ate up the space much like I wanted to eat his dick.”

“His cheeks were the shade of a hard-spanked ass.”

For more info on Dick, It's What's for Dinner, check it out on Goodreads.
**a copy of this story was provided for an honest review**

Enter to win an ebook copy from James Cox's backlist! Simply comment below with your name and a way of contacting you (email, twitter, Goodreads, etc). The giveaway will end on Monday, January 4th 9PM PST when a winner will be randomly drawn. Please respond to the winning email within 48 hours, or another winner will be chosen. GOOD LUCK!


  1. would love to win a copy..awesome writer

  2. sounds great! please count me in


  3. Sounds awesome... I haven't read any of James' books before. Thank you for the chance

  4. Sounds like an amazing story. Hope to read it.
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  5. Congratulations on the release this looks like a good book!


  6. I'm reading it at the moment, so not entering but I wanted to wish everyone good luck, you are going to want to win this one, it's so much fun.

  7. Not familiar with the author so it sounds good ^^

  8. I do love me some M/M action :) I'd love to win.

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  10. Looks good! Thank you for the contest and the chance to win! My email is goodreadslaura {@} gmail {dot} com

  11. Congrats booksandmore!! You are the winner of the giveaway!!