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Served Hot by Annabeth Albert
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Feb 17, 2015

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This M/M is a surprising love story in that it is rather sweet. Don't be mistaken in thinking that the heat level is lower than hot, because it isn't. The reason is the relationship between the protagonists starts out like a traditional courtship, where they get to know each other before taking things to the next level – from friends to lovers.

Robby is single and horny. He hasn't managed to get back into the dating game since his last relationship ended badly. He works long hours, is self-employed and owns a coffee cart. Wary about alienating customers, he rarely makes his sexual orientation known. However will his regular 11.50am Vanilla Latte be changing his mind?

David Gregory makes his way to the Old Emerson building before midday everyday. Not only because the coffee is good, but because he's attracted to the barista Robby. After his only long-term relationship ended tragically, he's struggled with his sexuality. He's happy in Portland because he now lives a long way from the red-necks in his home town and his sister is a regular visitor. Can she pursued him seek happiness and start dating?

Both of the guys have their own insecurities and what I love about their story is that they both help each other to overcome their issues without trying to change one another. Robby gently pushes David's boundaries to make him more comfortable as an outed gay man, whilst David gives Robby the love and stability he craves so much. To outsiders the guys are like chalk and cheese, but somehow compliment each other to create a mutually satisfying and affectionate relationship.

This is the first book I have read by this author and I'm looking forward to reading more in the Portland Heat Series.

3½ stars

***arc generously received from the publisher via NetGalley***

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Reading Progress

February 17, 2015 – Started Reading
February 17, 2015 – Shelved
February 17, 2015 – Shelved as: arc
February 18, 2015 – Finished Reading

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