Tender with a Twist (Rainbow Cove Book 2) by Annabeth Albert 4 Stars!
One kinky wood carver. One younger chef looking to try new things. A series of lessons that bring both men more than they bargained for…
Curtis Hunt has made a name for himself as a chainsaw wood carver, winning national competitions and operating a small business in Rainbow Cove, Oregon. As winter whittles away his tourist traffic, his goal is just to survive the season and try to not get lost in grief for his dead lover. It’s been two years, but he’s sure he’ll never be over the love of a lifetime. However, his body has a certain restlessness that he doesn’t quite know how to calm.
Logan Rosner knows a thing or two about restlessness. It’s what drove him to Rainbow Cove to be a chef at a bar and grill run by his friends. And it’s what drives him to a single sizzling encounter with the local legendary lumberjack. Both men get far more than they expected and learn that first impressions aren’t always accurate…
But when Logan proposes a series of sexy lessons, Curtis must decide how much he’s willing to risk. He knows he can’t afford to get attached to Logan’s good cooking, his easy smiles, or his caretaking, but he keeps going back for more, even as deeper emotions become involved. Soon, Curtis must decide whether to risk his heart again or risk losing Logan for good.
I enjoyed this next entry into the Rainbow Cove series. I love the idea for the series of a town moving itself to be queer friendly. I hope for many books and many new couples.
Curtis and Logan are an unlikely couple on the surface. Age difference and Curtis is just withdrawn and grumpy.
But we found out they have a great deal in common and it is lovely to watch Logan’s confidence grow and Curtis put aside his grief to fall in love.
There are annoying aspects to this book like how Logan isn’t really that close to his co owners and they try to protect him.
However, the details of Curtis’ art and Logan learning to be the Dom he wants to be are well done.
A very good read! Can’t wait for the next one!