Monday, April 30, 2018

Served Hot by Annabeth Albert

 Title: Served Hot
Series: Portland Heat, 1
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: MM, Contemporary
Pages: 286
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
In Portland, Oregon, the only thing hotter than the coffee shops, restaurants, and bakeries are the hard-working men who serve it up—hot, fresh, and ready to go—with no reservations…

Robby is a self-employed barista with a busy coffee cart, a warm smile, and a major crush on one of his customers. David is a handsome finance director who works nearby, eats lunch by himself, and expects nothing but "the usual"—small vanilla latte—from the cute guy in the cart. But when David shows up for his first Portland Pride festival, Robby works up the nerve to take their slow-brewing relationship to the next level. David, however, is newly out and single, still grieving the loss of his longtime lover, and unsure if he’s ready to date again. Yet with every fresh latte, sweet exchange—and near hook-up—David and Robby go from simmering to steaming to piping hot. The question is: Will someone get burned?

Served Hot by author Annabeth Albert is the first in the Portland Heat series. This is a brilliant set up for the series. I love the light, charming feel to this book. I also liked that Ms. Albert gives me characters I want more of. I want more of this world and those who live in it.
Robby, he is a self-employed barista.  Hard working, charming, and really caring sort of guy. He feels things deeply and it shows.
David, he is handsome finance director. He is more buttoned up when we meet him. But when you get his whole story it all makes sense. I loved this character the most. He has a lot of dimensions and it shows in this book.
Overall this is a fast easy read that is perfect for a true romantic. I cannot wait to see what is next for this series and who falls in love.

                              Five Shooting Stars 

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