Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Wrapped Together by Annabeth Albert

Title: Wrapped Together
Series: Portland Heat,5
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Kensington Books ( Lyrical Sunshine)
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
In the bustling restaurants, shops, and caf├ęs of Portland, Oregon, things really heat up for the hard-working men behind the scenes when the holidays come into town . . .

For a stationery store owner, the holidays are great for business. But for Hollis Alcott, Christmas reminds him of the tragic events of three years past, and the last thing he wants to do is take part in Portland’s over-abundance of festive cheer. But Sawyer Murphy, a hunky gift shop owner whose brother is married to Hollis’s sister, has made it his mission to pluck Hollis out of his holiday blues. And his plan is beginning to work. Wrapped in the warm glow of newfound passion, the former business rivals hit up Portland’s finest holiday traditions—and Hollis’s icy attitude begins to melt like snowflakes on his tongue. But he isn’t sure he can trust anyone with the only gift he has—his heart—without breaking it like an antique ornament. Unless he can find the courage to take a leap with the one lover he never expected .

Wrapped Together by Annabeth Albert is the fifth book in the Portland Heat series. This is my first time reading this series and I was not lost at all. I do think reading the previous books will give you more of an in-depth knowledge to the family life that Hollis avoids. Would just give you an extra layer that would make this book even better than it already is.
Hollis is extremely introverted. He runs a little book store. He does not have a children's play area or even a lot of technology in his store. He likes the old fashioned book feel to his story. He is very much a quiet man. He is very finicky about things. He likes things just so. Kinda reminds me of a cat in that way. He just is choosy but not mean.
Sawyer is brass and out going. Willing to dare Hollis to come out of his shell. Where Hollis is quiet Sawyer is loud. He is openly gay and proud. Flashy and wants Hollis to see and choose him to be with.
When two polar opposites come together during the magical time of Christmas, sparks are bound to fly. I loved these two. They are cute, sweet, and really meant for each other. I am not usually a fan of a holiday story but this one is a must read for anyone who loves a true love story that makes you smile.

                                                         Five Shooting Stars

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