Blog Tour ~ Knit Tight by Annabeth Albert ~ (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)
(Portland Heat Series, #4)
by Annabeth Albert
It’s no secret that Portland, Oregon, has some of best restaurants, shops, and cafés in the country. But it’s the hard-working men who serve it all up that keep us coming back for more...
One of Portland’s hottest young baristas, Brady is famous for his java-topping flair, turning a regular cup of joe into a work of art. Every Wednesday—aka “Knit Night”—hordes of women and their needles descend on the coffeehouse, and Brady’s feeling the heat. Into the fray walks a tall, dark, and distractingly handsome stranger from New York. His name is Evren, and he’s the sexy nephew of Brady’s sweetest customer, the owner of the yarn shop down the street. He’s also got a killer smile, confident air, and masculine charm that’s tying Brady’s stomach in knots. The smitten barista can’t wait to see him at the next week’s gathering. But when he tries to ask Evren out, his plans unravel faster than an unfinished edge. If Brady hopes to warm up more than Evren’s coffee, he’ll have to find a way to untangle their feelings, get out of the friend zone, and form a close-knit bond that’s bound to last a lifetime…
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Brady is a bisexual barista trying to make ends meet while raising his three younger siblings with the help of his 18-year-old sister. When he meets handsome Evren during Knit Night at the Café he works at, Brady's instantly attracted to him, but Evren doesn't seem to be able to get past the 'bisexual' label even if the attraction seems mutual. Will they ever be able to move past that? I enjoyed this book, perhaps not as much as the rest of the books in the series, though. It's well-written, but it took me a while longer to connect with the characters, mostly with Evren. I really liked Brady and I found him endearing, but I was aggravated with Evren's hot and cold act for half the book. I understood his motivations, but generalizations are a pet peeve of mine, so yeah, that didn't work for me. Despite that, the romance between Ev and Brady was a sweet one, with a great foundation, and I just loved that they supported each other so nicely. I loved Evren's aunt and Brady's younger siblings, they were awesome! I really loved the entries at the start of each chapter as well. The knitting club and the pacing were great as well. All in all, a great, very solid addition to The Portland Heat series, with a slow-burn romance and some angst that gets solved satisfactorily in the end. Very recommended! Rating: 4 Stars!!!
The Portland Heat Series
About The Author
Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two children.
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