It’s no secret that Portland, Oregon, has some of best restaurants, shops, and cafés in the country. But it’s the hard-working men who serve it all up that keep us coming back for more…

One of Portland’s hottest young baristas, Brady is famous for his java-topping flair, turning a regular cup of joe into a work of art. Every Wednesday—aka “Knit Night”—hordes of women and their needles descend on the coffeehouse, and Brady’s feeling the heat. Into the fray walks a tall, dark, and distractingly handsome stranger from New York.

His name is Evren, and he’s the sexy nephew of Brady’s sweetest customer, the owner of the yarn shop down the street. He’s also got a killer smile, confident air, and masculine charm that’s tying Brady’s stomach in knots. The smitten barista can’t wait to see him at the next week’s gathering. But when he tries to ask Evren out, his plans unravel faster than an unfinished edge.

If Brady hopes to warm up more than Evren’s coffee, he’ll have to find a way to untangle their feelings, get out of the friend zone, and form a close-knit bond that’s bound to last a lifetime…

Knit Tight Book Cover Knit Tight
Portland Heat
Annabeth Albert
Romance, Ace/Aro
Lyrical Shine
April 12, 2016


I love this book, I loved the coffee, Ev’s beautiful speech patterns mostly the way the slipped in Turkish words into his sentences.

I love coffee shop romance stories and anything that is based on people meeting through coffee(My one and only drug), what I loved even more, was how the story was thoroughly embedded in the knitting culture yet never lost the coffee shop romance feel

The romance was slow and steady but not boring. I love how there were other things going on in their lives other than just the romance, most MM books are heavily focused on the romance with barely there subplots, but this was beautiful.

While there wasn’t really a character arc with Brady, I think the author kinda made up for it by slowly changing Ev’s biased towards bisexuals.

I do feel that in the end their relationship went too fast I mean, Brady is just twenty-three and how does he even know that Ev’s it for him. Their wedding also felt like it happened to soon, but I guess such is love.

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