Title: Kneading You
Author: C.S. Poe
Release Date: July 19, 2019
Christopher Hughes is new to the small New England town of Lancaster, New Hampshire. He’s been hired to save an old library from closing, but his obstacles include not only fighting for state funding, but a Selectman who wants to tear the building down in favor of a shopping center.
Christopher meets Miles Sakasai, a charming tattooed repairman hired to help restore the historical interior. Working in close proximity has both men falling hard for each other, and also provides Christopher an opportunity to learn about Miles’s passion for baking. As it turns out, Miles’s skills in the kitchen may end up being the key to saving the library—but only if his bread can rise to the occasion.
Previously published by Dreamspinner Press in the Simmer anthology, 2016.
4* Such a sweet, ‘feels real’ tale with characters with heart, goodness and community spirit.
A charming short story that is sweet and tender without any major angst between the two main interests.
Christopher Hughes has been transplanted to small-town life with the daunting task of saving a library desperately in need of major renovations and funds. A state member wants to tear down the beloved institution and replace it with a shopping center. Christopher fights hard to be the library’s savior but things look bleak and he might be out of a job almost as soon as it starts.
Miles is a handsome repairman whose tattoos fascinate Christopher. He is happy to start the task of restoring the library to its former glory. Both men realize that the work may be more complicated and costly than they originally thought.
Getting to know each other Christopher discovers that Miles is an amazing baker creating luscious bread from scratch. Their attraction grows and sparks fly as the men discover they have more in common then they could have guessed. Yes, it was insta-love but in all fairness, this was a fast read and things had to move quickly. For me, it was a nice diversion from a hectic day. I recommend this adorable read and suggest you give it a try.
***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement.***