Served Hot: Portland Heat # 1 by Annabeth Albert with Excerpt and Giveaway
Welcome to my stop for the first in a new M/M Romance series from Annabeth Albert. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where you could be the lucky winner of a $25 Amazon eGift Card.
The first in a new M/M Romance series, Annabeth Albert brings us the story of Robby and David.
Robby owns a coffee cart, and has a steady stream of regular customers. But, when one of his regular customers that works around the corner from his usual spot shows up at the Pride Festival to grab a cup, Robby takes a chance to be more open about his attraction.
David is newly single, mourning the loss of his last relationship and not really sure he’s ready to start a new one. He finds Robby cute, but the questions about relationships in a town so ripe with possibilities and temptations have him conflicted.
And while the two are undoubtedly attracted, and their connection is sweet, they interact well and have a nice rapport, the steps from dating / flirtation to relationship is moving at a snail’s pace. Through molasses.
David’s reasons are easy to understand and his hesitations feel natural and honest. But, if they would only TALK to one another about their fears, they could have found their happy far sooner. But it is hard not to like them, even as you want to shake them both and push them forward.
A lovely start to a new series, I’m curious to see where Albert takes the stories and hope to see more of David and Robby as they build on their relationship.
Title: Served Hot
Author: Annabeth Albert
Series: Portland Heat #1
Also in this series: Baked Fresh, Delivered Fast, Danced Close
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Lyrical Press
Published on: 3 March, 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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About the Book:
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?
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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