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Posted January 16, 2004
I'm a fan of David Leddick and loved his previous works (My Worst Date etc.). Unfortunately, I found 'Never Eat In' to be a little hard to swallow. For a working woman, who is both a wife and mother to become obsessed and then find true love with a bisexual porn star seemed a little hard to swallow. I didn't find that Nina had any redeeming values or qualities to make the reader pull for her. She's not around much for her 15-year old son (and doesn't even talk with him about finding the porn video under his bed). She encourages unsafe sex with Graham (the bisexual porn star) and she herself becomes involved in making porn too. Has no problem with Graham sleeping with others off and on the job. I could never get a feeling as to why the devastatingly handsome Graham/Chase easily and quickly fell for Nina's character. Liking the same book didn't seem like a good enough reason. She doesn't come across as having any depth other than an obsessive lust for the much younger man. In the end everything becomes wrapped up too perfect. Graham is excited when he finds out Nina is pregnant even though she told Graham she was on the pill. They decide to marry once Nina gets her divorce. Nina gets Graham a job that he is not qualified for. Nina's husband and son have no problems with her relationship with Graham. There seems to be no consequences to the unhealthy actions/choices that Nina makes. Everything seems to be tied up in a neat package and they live happily ever after. On the flip side, David Leddick's My Worst Date - for the lead (16-year old Hugo), the characters and story were more realistic and didn't end with a fairy tale ending. You could feel the emotion and journey of those characters. I was disappointed in 'Never Eat In', but will continue to look forward to Leddick's future works.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.