Kneading You (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Kneading You
Author: C.S. Poe
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 19th 2019
Genre(s): Romance, Short Reads
Page Count: 45
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5


Christopher Hughes is new to the small New England town of Lancaster, New Hampshire. He’s been hired to save an old library from closing, but his obstacles include not only fighting for state funding, but a Selectman who wants to tear the building down in favor of a shopping center.
Christopher meets Miles Sakasai, a charming tattooed repairman hired to help restore the historical interior. Working in close proximity has both men falling hard for each other, and also provides Christopher an opportunity to learn about Miles’s passion for baking. As it turns out, Miles’s skills in the kitchen may end up being the key to saving the library—but only if his bread can rise to the occasion.

This was a novella done right. It had all of the elements of a flirty, believable romance with two cute MC’s and a bit of hope.

Christopher had his heart set on living in a dreamy small town in New Hampshire, but once there, finding work was proving difficult. When he heard about the small library set in a historic old building, needing repair, upkeep and updating, he knew he’d be perfect. But no one mentioned he only had a month to prove the library was as important to the town as he thought it was, otherwise they’d tear it down.

Miles, the local handyman, was hired by Christopher to help fixing up some bookshelves and other items around the old building, but ended up staying for more. As a team, they decided to make the library into a place that would be meaningful to youth and adults.

The characters in this were so stinking cute. Christopher in his sweater vests and checkered shirts was the epitome of a nerdy librarian. And Miles, the shy, brooding baker/handyman who had more love in his heart than anyone. I fell in love with them instantly.

The cute little tale had a lot of heart, a lot of hope, a bit of yeast and punching and a perfect HEA.

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Galley copy of Kneading You provided by Publisher in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday