Sunday, March 5, 2017

Danced Close by Annabeth Albert

Title: Danced Close
Series: Portland Heat, 6
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Lyrical Shine Kensington Publishing
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 132
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
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 caf├ęs 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

Danced Close by Annabeth Albert is the sixth book in the Portland Heat series. I have not read these books in order and I was not lost reading this one. It can be read as a standalone story.
I do love series like this, because not only as a reader but as a reviewer I can pick up a book and read it and not worry about having read the previous six first.
Kenadall needs a partner that is willing to accept all parts of him. Including his gender fluidity. He is a fun loving person who needs someone to accept him just the way he is.
Todd owns a bakery and newly sober. He is trying to keep his nose clean and do what he is suppose too. When Kendall asks him to be his dance partner Todd almost wants to say no to him. But taking a chance might be fun, and a way to find love again.
Over all this is a really sweet story. There are a few angsty places but over all this is a really nice story. Both men are super sweet and deserve to have love in their lives. I really loved this read and am looking forward to reading more from this series in the future. 

                               Five Shooting Stars


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