Author: C.S. Poe
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 19, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 45
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
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"Kneading You" is a charming little story of love, loaves and library books set in Lancaster, New Hampshire, the location of Poe's "Joy" and "Color of You." Christopher Hughes gets his dream job - well, actually the possibility of a job if he manages to bring about a miracle and restore a library to its former glory, inventory all the books, and institute a barcode system, all in the matter of a weeks.
Helping Christopher is Miles, who is a bit of a renaissance man - shy repairman, championship baker, bookworm and thoroughly-tatted all around nice guy. Poe manages to give us two nicely fleshed out characters within a small number of pages, and you immediately sense there's a sense of rightness about these two men finding one another:
"So," I said, dipping the bread into the soup and tasting the combination. "You bake and you fix broken things?"This story is light on on-page sex (there's one brief very steamy shower scene) but strong on chemistry and heavy on sweetness. It's a delightful little treat of a read and I really hope C.S. Poe keeps setting books in Lancaster, NH so we see more of Christopher and Miles and catch up on their happily-ever-after. 4.5 stars.
Miles shrugged. "Pretty much. What about you?"
"I burn toast and once broke my finger with a hammer."