Good morning my lovely readers,
I hope you’ve had a great week so far? Could enjoy the nice weather? 😀
I wanna celebrate a recent release with a this review of mine with you.
The book’s a topic might not be in the right season but, well, why not change the routine a bit? 😀
I have a post prepared for Ari McKay’s Knitting A Broken Heart Back Together.
Read further for my review. And if you like, visit this post and read the excerpt of the book. 🙂
Happy reading. 🙂
*~~*ARC kindly provided by the author to me in exchange for an honest review *~~*
What an adorable, enchanting novella. Right from the start when I read the blurb I was intrigued. I really love topics like knitting although I’m not talented enough trying it myself, so I admire everyone who has this skill.
The blurb is very Christmas-y, something which also picked my interest and I was very excited to read this promising story.
The way how Tomy and Jason were designed totally pleased me and I had a great time exploring their different character types. Tomy is a dance instructor in his parent’s studio and he is dealing witht he break up of his long time boyfriend right when he proposed on Christmas Eve.
Jason is the kind soul who offers friendship and solace, burries his own desires and gives Tomy time to let heal his wounds.
I was totally mesmerised by a character like him who is so patiently waiting for Tomy to be ready again to date and fall in love.
The chemistry is there right from the start and I loved how the knitting topic was an important thing in the story but next to it, Tomy’s passion for dancing wasn’t left behind. 😉 Tomy is giving Jason within the book over the months they know each other – the book is skipping a lots of time and a whole year pasts since the beginning – dancing lessons and it’s a nice surprise to see Jason so willingly being a pupil. 😀 The banter between the two men and the hot sensual movements are a delight and I really could hear the music they’ve dance to. 🙂
This novella had a nice sweet, adorable touch, had the right amount of building up emotions, of feelings getting deeper and had little to no drama at all and most time the character development and their time together was the focus. Next to the great set of characters, major as minor ones, the two different topics, knitting and dancing, were amazingly combined and both got the attention they deserve. And if someone isn’t into Christmas and was hesitant after the blurb: the Christmas topic is just a minor thing and actually the time passed pretty fast. 😀
I give this adorable novella 5 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed it and the characters were greatly fleshed out with unique, remarkable aspects you can remember even few days after reading the book. 🙂
Title: Knitting A Broken Heart Back Together
Author: Ari McKay
Genre: M/M Romance. Contemporary
Release Date: July 6, 2018
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 40,603 words
Cover artist: Bree Archer
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When a Christmas shopping expedition brings Tomy Peralta into Jason Winters’s yarn store, both men feel an immediate and intense spark of attraction, but dance instructor Tomy intends to propose to his boyfriend, Sean, at Christmas. Unfortunately for Tomy, marriage isn’t on career-minded Sean’s agenda. Heartbroken, Tomy throws himself into his work until his mother convinces him that learning to knit might help take his mind off his failed romance.
Jason falls hard for Tomy, but he knows Tomy needs time to heal and to trust in love again. As Jason teaches Tomy to knit, Tomy teaches him to dance in return. Just when it seems Tomy is ready for a new romance, Sean shows up, wanting Tomy back. Will Tomy give his heart to Sean once more, or will Tomy finally see Sean for who he truly is, and choose the man who helped him knit his heart together again?
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Author bio – Ari McKay
Ari McKay is the professional pseudonym for Arionrhod and McKay, who have been writing together for over a decade. Their collaborations encompass a wide variety of romance genres, including contemporary, fantasy, science fiction, gothic, and action/adventure. Their work includes the Blood Bathory series of paranormal novels, the Herc’s Mercs series, as well as two historical Westerns: Heart of Stone and Finding Forgiveness. When not writing, they can often be found scheming over costume designs or binge watching TV shows together.
Arionrhod is a systems engineer by day who is eagerly looking forward to (hopefully) becoming a full time writer in the not-too-distant future. Now that she is an empty-nester, she has turned her attentions to finding the perfect piece of land to build a fortress in preparation for the zombie apocalypse, and baking (and eating) far too many cakes.
McKay is an English teacher who has been writing for one reason or another most of her life. She also enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, and playing video games. She has been known to knit in public. Given she has the survival skills of a gnat, she’s relying on Arionrhod to help her survive the zombie apocalypse.
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