|Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde|
(Portland Heat, Book 3)
by Annabeth Albert
Length: 45,000 words
Genres: Gay (M/M), Contemporary, Romance, Erotica
Portland, Oregon, aka Hotlandia, where the coffee shops, restaurants, and bakeries are ready to serve everything piping hot, fresh, and ready to go—like the hard-working, hard-bodied men behind the counters—with no reservations…
Sure, Chris O’Neal has problems. His restaurant is still co-owned by his ex. His flannel-and-tattoos style is making him accidentally trendy. He can’t remember the last time he went out and had fun. But he’s not lonely, he’s driven. And the hot bakery delivery boy is not his problem, no matter how sweet his buns.
Chris is old enough to know Lance Degrassi’s sculpted good looks and clever double entendres spell nothing but trouble. Lance is still in college—he should be hitting the clubs and the books, chasing guys his own age, not pursuing some gruff motorcycle-riding workaholic. Especially when he’ll be leaving for grad school in a few months. But Lance keeps hanging around, lending a hand, charming Chris to distraction. Maybe some steaming hot no-strings indulgence won’t hurt.
Then again, maybe it will…
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A sweet stand-alone romance about finding love, even when you aren't looking for it. Chris and Lance are like ships passing in the night. Only together for a moment as their lives are taking them in opposite directions. The attraction between them is instantaneous, and what starts out as a summer fling develops into the potential for more.
This story tugged at my heart and reminded me that it's so easy to get wrapped up in our daily lives that we forget to watch where we are going. Lance and Chris are both happy and focused on their goals until they look up to realize that where they are heading isn't where their hearts want them to go. I loved the emotions, unique settings and dynamic characters that brought Delivered Fast to life. This is my first experience with this series and I'm looking forward to starting at the beginning now that I've had a taste!
Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.
Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.
Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency
Tour Stops: May 26, 2015
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