Author: Annabeth Albert
Published by: Lyrical Shine on March 14, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, LGBTQIA
Format: eBook, ARC
Source: Kensington Books, NetGalley
Book Rating: 7.5/10
Portland, Oregon, is one of the hottest cities in America. Just ask all the hard-working men sweating it up behind the counters of the restaurants, boutiques, and cafés all over town …
Newly clean and sober, Todd’s taken a shine to his job at Portland’s most talked about bakery. It’s not just the delicious desserts they sell, but the tasty treats who keep walking through the door. That certainly includes Kendall Rose, a wedding planner with eyes the color of brown sugar and skin to match. Todd doesn’t try to hide his attraction to Kendall’s elegant confidence and unique style, even as he worries about exposing the secrets of his past.
For Kendall, the attention is just part of the anything-goes Portland he’s grown to love. But he’s still looking for that special someone who will embrace all of him—including his gender fluidity. So he takes a chance and asks Todd to be his partner in a dance class leading to a fundraiser. When the music starts and he takes Todd in his arms, Kendall is shocked at how good it feels. Turns out taking the lead for once isn’t a mistake. In fact, it might be time to take the next step and follow his heart …
Sweet, sexy and charming!
This is an engaging, contemporary romance story that emphasizes the importance of accepting and embracing who you truly are and reminds us that sometimes in life it’s nice to lead and sometimes in life it’s even nicer to be led.
The characters are honest, unique and supportive. The writing is straightforward and smooth. And the plot is an engaging mix of humour, relationship drama, acceptance, chemistry, love, sweet treats and of course a tiny bit of dancing.
Overall, I would have to say that this is an uplifting, heartwarming, enjoyable read that proves opposites definitely do attract.
This is book six in the “Portland Heat” series by Annabeth Albert. Be sure to check out some of the other titles in the series HERE!
This book is due to be published on March 14, 2017.
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Thank you to Kensington Books for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.