Reviewed by Ami
Title: Kneading You
Author: C.S. Poe
Heroes: Christopher Hughes/Miles Sakasai
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 40 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 19, 2019
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: 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.
Christopher Hughes is tasked with sprucing up Lancaster’s old library to avoid the state pulling out the fund. It’s not an easy job, and Christopher only has a month to do so. One of the Board of Selectman’s member inform Christopher that he can ask help from the local’s handyman to do some fixing as well. In come Miles Sakasai, handyman extraordinaire… because, well, he has other talent up his sleeve.
This is adorable – and it involved BOOKS, LIBRARY, A MAN WHO CAN BAKE!!! I can totally dismiss the quick timeline – this one is a short story, after all, less than 50 pages. Or the fact that Miles is doing something I think rather reckless for someone he just met for few weeks. No matter how Miles admire Christopher’s passion with the library *shrugs*.
did love Christopher’s ardour to save the town’s library. As a reader who always dreams to have access to great library – I’m not an American, library in my city/country when I grew up was limited – I can just imagine Christopher’s determination to help. And I loved Christopher for it.
Miles is sweet – he’s a shy handyman, with tattoos, who can bake. Yep, a man of all talent, this Miles. The relationship might move a little fast – again, short story timeline effect – but it still works for me because I found both men had the needed chemistry.
All in all, a quick enjoyable read!
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*