Danced Close (Portland Heat Book 6) by Annabeth Albert 4 Stars!
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 . . .
I love this series and it is best read in order to enjoy it to the fullest.
I really don’t want this to be the last book in the series. I like this world of small business a great deal.
This romance takes on addiction, recovery, and gender but does so with a light and lovely touch.
Both heros has a lot of growing to do and it is a pleasure to witness their individual journeys as will as there one as a couple.
I enjoyed the dancing in this book the most. I love the sneaky skills of the younger hero.