Thursday, October 5, 2017

Blog Tour Review: Tender with a Twist by Annabeth Albert

Tender with a Twist
Rainbow Cove #2
by Annabeth Albert
Release DateOctober 2, 2018
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, May-December, BDSM (light), Small Town

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.

Tender with a Twist is a 75,000 word stand-alone gay romance with a May/December theme, featuring a second chance at love, opposites attract, loads of sexy times with mild BDSM elements, and one emotionally-charged, guaranteed happy ending with no cliffhangers.

Who knew Annabeth Albert can do kinky. But don't worry, nothing too hardcore about Tender with a Twist. We have already met Logan, the new chef in town and Curtis, the lumbersexual widower. The twist was reveal quite early on, which is in fact surprising to find out - Logan is a Dom and Curtis is a pain slut. They are quite an unlikely pair with Curtis being much more older than Logan, but ain't they match made in Rainbow Cove?

Anyway, the kink is there to spice things up in the bedroom, but this isn't a BDSM theme book. There are much more going on beside the sex. Curtis is dealing with some grief of his own and Logan wanted to 'discover himself' in this new town. I love the sweet, tender feelings they had for each other. 

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 children.

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