Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson
Romantic Comedy, Friends to Lovers
When Jesse’s adoptive mom dies, he wants to keep her knitting store open. He’s spending more time at the store and more time with the part-time employee Kerry. Kerry’s had a crush on Jesse for years. Together they try to reinvent the store and their chemistry is starting to grow.
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Real Men Knit is a friends to lovers rom-com with a lot of heart. One of my favorite things about friends to lovers is seeing the characters realize that they love each other. Usually, like in this book, it has to do with some sort of jealousy, and then the light bulb goes off and you know the rest. What I liked about this one was the slow build.
The characters in this were great. I liked that Kerry was gaining confidence and you could see that throughout the book, and so was Jesse. The side characters were wonderful and I truly hope that each brother gets his own book because I would like to see more of them along with Val. I also really enjoyed the premise that Jesse was trying to honor his adoptive mother’s memory by continuing the store.
This book is told in the third person, but I do wonder if I would have liked it more if it has been told in alternating first-person POVs. I think It would have helped me get a sense of the characters a little more. I also felt like the ending was a bit abrupt, but overall this is a cute fun read that I enjoyed a lot.