Title: Another Shot (Heartsville)
Author: J.H. Knight
Publisher: Piping Hot Books
Release Date: October 28, 2015
Page Count: 81
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
The town of Heartsville means something different to everyone who lives there. For Aaron Forester, it’s a gay-friendly buffer between himself and the rest of the world. After being outed in high school and bullied to the point of violence, his family uprooted their lives and relocated to the small hamlet. He’s moved on from all that and now owns a popular café in the bustling shopping district. But after twenty years of happy living, Aaron’s past creeps up on him in the most unexpected way.
Brad Collins only has one regret and he’s carried it with him since he was a teenager. When he moves to Heartsville and gets set up on a blind date with the most adorable, engaging man he’s met in a long time, he couldn’t be happier. But Brad didn’t expect the guy to be the person he outed in high school—who he’s now falling in love with.
Aaron and Brad hit it off instantly—in and out of the bedroom. But after a long overdue apology and a small serving of resentment, is their fledgling relationship worth another shot?
Another Shot by J.H. Knight is a book in the super-fun-sugary Heartsville “Welcome to the Gayboorhood” series. This is a great edition to the kick-back-and-relax series, where you know you will be entertained, basically angst-free, for a few hours. I like to call them “bathtub books” because they are the perfect length before the water runs cold.
Another Shot is the story of coffee shop owner Aaron Forester and hunky, sweet-as-honey Brad Collins, the owner of a “green” construction company. They are set up on a blind date by Aaron’s sister and hit it off right away. The emotions and sexual tension between these boys are high and in a refreshing chance of pace, these two wait for several weeks before jumping into bed together.
They do take a big stumble on their path to a HEA, but it is resolved pretty quickly and the angst is minimal. Perfect bathtub book.
This was delightful, funny and warm with absolutely perfect secondary characters. Add in a few hot sex scenes to put a big, fat cherry on top! This is short story perfection. A breezy, light read to give you a lovely case of the warm ‘n fuzzies.
4.5 stars rounded up because of Mandy, Messy, Amelia and a dreamy epilogue.