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Plaid versus Paisley

(Fabric Hearts #2)

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3.73  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Two years after his life fell apart, Will Dawson moved to Florida to start over. His job in the tech department of Idyll Fling, a gay porn studio, is ideal for him. When his boss forces him to take on a new hire, the last person he expects is Dallas Greene—the man who cost him his job and his boyfriend back in Connecticut. He doesn’t know what’s on Dallas’s agenda, but he ...more
ebook, 216 pages
Published December 12th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
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Debra
Reviewed for Sinfully.

Will has gotten his life back together after it all fell apart two years ago when he found himself jobless, boyfriendless and living with his parents once again at thirty years old. Moving from Connecticut to Florida to head the tech department at Idyll Fling was a good move. Will has friends, a side business and total control over his job. He’s not going to be blindsided again so he is working himself ragged, but is still falling behind. He won’t even give his part-time in
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Marte - Thunderella
*** 3,5 stars ***

Plaid versus Paisley is an enemies-to-lovers story. The main characters Will and Dallas butt heads from the day Dallas starts work. The attraction is plentiful for both, but they hate each other at the same time. There is a fine line between love and hate, isn’t it?

Will and Dallas mix together as well as oil and water. I found some of the situations their attraction and resentment towards each other funny since they are so obviously attracted to each other. They refuse to act o
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Truuss
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, 2016
Plaid versus Paisley by KC Burn

Will and Dallas....it started all so wrong....
Will working at the gay porn studio Idyll Fling as the manager of the tech department. Working the shit out of him, way to much work but unable to give his baby out of hands.
Stefan and Paul are running the studio and doing it well.

Dallas, exhausted emotional and physical, rings at the doorbell of his half-brother Stefan.
After a recovery time Stefan gives Dallas the opportunity to work at his studio at the tech departme
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Karen
3.5 stars rounded down to 3 because still no 1/2 stars here on GR and as much as I really liked this one, it didn't quite make it to 4 star love.

Ok, I admit it...I'mma paisley kinda' girl myself...

"Plaid Versus Paisley' is the second book in K.C. Burn's series 'Fabric Hearts' and while book #1 'Tartan Hearts' and I didn't do overly well 'Plaid Versus Paisley' turned out to be a far more enjoyable experience for me.

Two years ago Will Dawson lost his job forcing him to relocate from Conneticut t
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Annie
3.5 stars, nearly 4

Plaid Versus Paisley is the second book in the Fabric Hearts series but can easily be read as a standalone. There are cameos of the previous couple, but it’s never done in a way that left me confused or in the dark. This audiobook happened to be my first experience with the author and narrator, and I’ll certainly read and listen to both again.

The book has a bit of an enemies to lovers vibe, though it’s a different take on that trope. While Will and Dallas are undoubtedly at
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Sylvia
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
I just didn't like this one that much
the first one was way better in my opinion
also I didn't like the Mc's .
Morgan  Skye
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, 2017, reviewed, series
This is a great series! It’s full of geeks, hot smexy times and kilts! What’s not to love?

I thought the time spent waffling over who to tell and who might find out and what everyone’s motivations were to be a bit tiring, but I also really thought that the HEA was well-earned by the end as a result.

I didn’t always understand why the secrecy and if there was anything that detracted from this story it was that. I think if everyone had a simple conversation a lot of the angst could have been avoided
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Lila Hunter
Rating: 3.75 stars

Review to follow at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.

ARC provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.
Lisa The Novel Approach
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars ~ Full disclosure—I have not read the first book in this series. Based on the blurb, I was hoping I would still be okay. I was! I liked Plaid versus Paisley enough that I’m adding Tartan Candy to my TBR, but not having read it already didn’t hinder my understanding or enjoyment of this book.

I’m not one for frustrating misunderstandings and miscommunications as a means of plot advancement—it’s actually one of my least favorite themes, so I was a bit worried heading into this one. I need
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Mel Bradley
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**4.5 Paisley Stars**
I was chomping at the bit for the next installment of this series (KC – more please!!!). And it didn’t disappoint.

When we meet Dallas, he is truly down and out and out of options. I wasn’t quite sure who he was or where he was going until a few pages in – maybe he was a part of the first book, but honestly, I couldn’t place him. Regardless, there did seem to be some serious mystery around who he was and what he had been through – but wow, did it reveal itself in the right ti
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Lena Grey
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
“Lying is an elementary means of self-defense.” ~ Susan Sontag

The last person Will Dawson, of 'Plaid versus Paisley' by K.C. Burn, ever expected to or wanted to see was Dallas Green, the man Will attributes to losing his job, his partner, and having to leave everything behind and start over. Will is incensed that he is in his office and, even more so, when he learns that his boss has already hired him because Will's workload has become too heavy for one person. Will hates Dallas with a passion a
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Lucy
Jul 12, 2017 rated it liked it
First off, despite the terrible trajectory Dallas’ life has taken, I didn’t feel like it was his fault. He says, “Please don’t let this be a mistake. All he’d done recently was make mistakes like they were his greatest skill.” But it wasn’t really like that; his illness, his parents – those were not his fault. He turns to his half-brother, Stefan, in desperation even though he hasn’t seen Stefan in over three years. Stefan was also a victim of his parents’ bigotry, so he gets it.


The porn studio
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Joyfully Jay
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kris
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars


In this second book in the Fabric Hearts series, we catch up with Raven’s best friend and partner, Will. While it’s helpful to have read Tartan Candy first, it’s not entirely necessary. I liked getting to see Will finding his love, and I liked checking in with Raven and Caleb and seeing that they are doing well. Even with that, it definitely can standalone.

Once again, Burn excels at characterization. It’s one thing I really enjoy with this author. Dallas has been
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Benjamin Wong
This was slightly more fun of a read than the first book in the series, mainly because of the so-called animosity between the two MCs. Definitely shaping up to be a series that I will want to follow to the end.

We got to know Will in the first book, and his surly, suspicious personality barely peaked through then, but in this book it was on full display. His obsessive, territorial nature at work bordered on comical, but yet it was done just right that I managed to empathise with why he needed to
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Crystal Marie
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Plaid Versus Paisley by KC Burns is an enemies to lovers story. Will Dawson moved to Florida after his company laid him off two years ago. Now the gay porn studio where he made his new start was growing too big for him to handle alone, and his boss noticed. Enter Dallas Greene, the gorgeous man Will blames his earlier troubles on. Their relationship is always explosive, but can they keep it going in the right direction?

Plaid Versus Paisley is the second KC Burns book I read, and I just can’t get
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Morgan  Skye
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, reviewed, series
This is a great series! It’s full of geeks, hot smexy times and kilts! What’s not to love?

I thought the time spent waffling over who to tell and who might find out and what everyone’s motivations were to be a bit tiring, but I also really thought that the HEA was well-earned by the end as a result.

I didn’t always understand why the secrecy and if there was anything that detracted from this story it was that. I think if everyone had a simple conversation a lot of the angst could have been avoided
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Daniela Green
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was ok

What a mess.
This book totally lost its focus at circa 30%, after the first bj.
If you ask me: what's the plot of this book? My answer is:
one guy (1) hates another guy (2) because of some work related shit, but at the same time guy 1 lusts after guy 2.
Guy 2 lusts after guy 1, too.
They fuck, and then... they fuck. And so on.
They don't talk at all about their personal issues, or about their love/hate relationship and why guy 1 was so angry.
No. They fuck.
Guy 1 at the start of the book thinks that gu
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Nikki
Dec 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
I loved Dallas, but I kept getting annoyed with Will. He was so hateful at times & thought the absolute worst about Dallas for really no good reason. And while Dallas struggled to rise above the blows he was constantly being dealt by life, Will seemed content to wallow in self-pity and blame others for every single thing that went wrong in his life. In the end, I honestly didn’t think Will even deserved Dallas.

Narration by David Ross was good. No problems with it, but I actually enjoyed it
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Suze
Jan 30, 2018 rated it liked it
I did struggle more with this one than with Raven’s story - I am bucking the trend so maybe it was the wrong read time for me.
It is character based, antagonistic enemies to armed truce to friends to lovers. I found that too many secrets by Will, Dallas, Stefan and the constant arguments and misunderstandings just started to annoy rather than intrigue.
Even after Dallas and Will get together, there is still conflict initially.
I think it felt more of a ‘tell’ rather than a ‘feel’ but ultimately a w
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Katy Beth Mckee
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-books, m-m
Dallas has hit rock bottom but his brother will give him a home and a job. It will also give him a chance to reconnect with Will who he crushed on before. But as they start to work together there is a whole of unknowns that have to be explored. I love the fact that Dallas is so stubborn and persistent. And once again a strange mix of people become family for each other.
Andrea
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love, love, love this book! Everything about it was great but what I most enjoyed was reading about Raven again. This is the 2nd book in a series and can be read as a standalone but the first book is so wonderful everyone should read it. I laughed a little, cried a little and rejoiced a lot. Sex is well integrated and did not get in the way of the plot.
Nicole
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5/5 A good continuation of the series with two likable MCs. I wanted a little more of the backstory.
Katherine
May 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Good but frustrating. I found myself wanting to smack both Will and Dallas, and tell them to TALK to each other, for god's sake.

Bought from kobo
Lily
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. I intensely disliked Will as a character, which ruined my enjoyment of the story.
Anke
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Overall a very nice read, only the ending was way too sweet for my liking.
Nevertheless I'll give the next book a try.
Rafa Brewster
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
Reviewed for Just Love.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Plaid Versus Paisley proved to be a satisfying, worthwhile read, but it took a while for the meat and bones of the story to kick in. Nearly half the book was spent setting the scene and laying out the backstory for Will and Dallas, but it actually ended up raising more questions for me than filling in any gaps. Sure, some of my confusion on minor stuff could easily be attributed to skipping book one of the series, but
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Natosha Wilson
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read in this series but I have to say that I am hooked now. I loved the characters, the chemistry, the misunderstandings, the doubt, and of course the hot men it was about. Such a great read that I will definitely be going back to book 1 and will be on the lookout for book three.

Dallas is one of those people that you immediately hurt for. From the beginning of this book you can tell that he has been through something really bad but it takes a while to get all the in
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Heather Martin
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Plaid versus Paisley is Book 2 in KC Burn's Fabric Hearts series. It could be read as a standalone, but Tartan Candy was really good and the characters are reoccurring so go ahead and read it first! Will is involved in Book 1 and I think it's important to know that story and who the characters are before dropping into this one!

After losing his job in
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Heather
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
KC Burn has done it again. Plaid Versus Paisley is a great follow-up to Tartan Candy in the Fabric Hearts series. Now, as so often with series' that focus on different couples with each entry, Plaid can be read as a standalone but personally, I recommend reading Tartan first. You won't be lost if you don't, Raven, Caleb, and Jaime from Tartan are only in a few scenes but I just feel that knowing their character history helps everything flows smoother.

Will and Dallas really dug in close to my he
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Cathy Brockman
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Will is a Teck manager for a porn studio. He is overwhelmed with all the work and rarely has time for anything else. His boss keeps on him to hire more help, but Will doesn't want to risk someone young man coming in and stealing his job. Again. So he keeps all the work to himself burying himself deeper and deeper.

Dallas is down on his luck, having lost his job, boyfriend, and kicked out of his family. He has just had surgery and is broke and homeless. He turns to his half-brother, Stefan. Stefan
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