Real Men Knit - Kwana Jackson | Spoiler Free Book Review

This book was one of my most anticipated releases of the year and I was so excited to finally get a copy this month. Amazon kept selling out whenever I tried to order it and I ended up managing to get a copy shipped from Germany in the end!
Real Men Knit - Kwana Jackson | Spoiler Free Book Review

''Jesse Strong is known for two things: his devotion to his adoptive mum, Mama Joy, and his reputation for breaking hearts. When Mama Joy unexpectedly passes away, he and his brothers have different plans on what to do with Strong Knits, their neighborhood knitting store. Jesse wants to keep the store open. His brothers want to tie off loose ends and close shop...Part-time shop employee, Kerry Fuller has kept her crush on Jesse a secret. When she overhears his impassioned plea to his brothers to keep the knitting shop open, she volunteers to help. Unlike Jesse, Kerry knows the knitty-gritty of the business and together they make plans to reinvent Strong Knits for a new generation. But the more time they spend together, the stronger the chemistry builds between them. Kerry, knowing Jesse's history, doesn't believe their relationship can last longer than one can knit one, purl two. But Jesse is determined to prove to her that he can be the man for her forever and always - after all, real men knit.''

My Review

This book was better than I was expecting in a lot of ways. I loved the family aspect and how all of the brothers are adopted. This was one of my favourite parts of this book. We need more people like Mama Joy in this world. Jesse had my heart in his hands throughout and I loved seeing his relationship with Kerry change from friends to more. 

This book was really well written and paced and even though the beginning is sad because it starts off after Mama Joy has died, the book isn't sad and I really enjoyed it. The relationship between Jesse and Kerry is a slow burn and done really well. This book is more of a contemporary story with a side of romance which I usually don't like but I found myself liking reading about the knitting shop so much as it isn't something I have ever read in books previously.

While Jesse was my favourite character in the book, he is quite swoon-worthy without even realising at times, I loved all of the brothers and I hope they get their own stories! One thing I really appreciated with this book was how the men were written, they weren't these macho men, they were real men. With emotions who would actually show it while also enjoying knitting. 

Real Men Knit is out now but the UK ebook will be released on the 22nd of August 2020. It's also 99p currently and I have preordered another copy because it's so important to support your favourite authors. 



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