Author: Ari McKay
Book: Knitting a Broken Heart Back Together
Page/Word Count: 111 pages, 40K words
Categories: Gay Romance, Contemporary Romance, Holiday
Release Date: July 6, 2018
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Bree Archer
When a Christmas shopping expedition brings Tomy Peralta into Jason Winters’s yarn store, both men feel an immediate and intense spark of attraction, but dance instructor Tomy intends to propose to his boyfriend, Sean, at Christmas. Unfortunately for Tomy, marriage isn’t on career-minded Sean’s agenda. Heartbroken, Tomy throws himself into his work until his mother convinces him that learning to knit might help take his mind off his failed romance.
Jason falls hard for Tomy, but he knows Tomy needs time to heal and to trust in love again. As Jason teaches Tomy to knit, Tomy teaches him to dance in return. Just when it seems Tomy is ready for a new romance, Sean shows up, wanting Tomy back. Will Tomy give his heart to Sean once more, or will Tomy finally see Sean for who he truly is, and choose the man who helped him knit his heart together again?
3.5✨s – In Knitting a Broken Heart Back Together Ari McKay gives us a sweet holiday story exactly as advertised.
Enjoyed watching their relationship grow as Tomy taught Jason to dance. The slow buildup, the trust that grows and the small licks of passion that shine as their friendship grows make for a lovely read.
Not too much angst, but almost all of the “conflict” is internal. Sean’s return is but a blip.
As always, when I read a shorter book, I’d like more. More of Jason’s background, family, etc. More dancing. More knitting!
The magic of the holidays is a great background for this story. Love at Christmas, new beginnings and hope make for an enjoyable read.
About Ari McKay:
Ari McKay is the professional pseudonym for Arionrhod and McKay, who have been writing together for over a decade. Their collaborations encompass a wide variety of romance genres, including contemporary, fantasy, science fiction, gothic, and action/adventure. Their work includes the Blood Bathory series of paranormal novels, the Herc’s Mercs series, as well as two historical Westerns: Heart of Stone and Finding Forgiveness. When not writing, they can often be found scheming over costume designs or binge watching TV shows together.
Arionrhod is a systems engineer by day who is eagerly looking forward to (hopefully) becoming a full time writer in the not-too-distant future. Now that she is an empty-nester, she has turned her attentions to finding the perfect piece of land to build a fortress in preparation for the zombie apocalypse, and baking (and eating) far too many cakes.
McKay is an English teacher who has been writing for one reason or another most of her life. She also enjoys knitting, reading, cooking, and playing video games. She has been known to knit in public. Given she has the survival skills of a gnat, she’s relying on Arionrhod to help her survive the zombie apocalypse.
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