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One of Portland’s hottest young baristas, Brady is famous for his java-topping flair, turning a regular cup of joe into a work of art. Every Wednesday—aka “Knit Night”—hordes of women and their needles descend on the coffeehouse, and Brady’s feeling the heat. Into the fray walks a tall, dark, and distractingly handsome stranger from New York. His name is Evren, and he’s the sexy nephew of Brady’s sweetest customer, the owner of the yarn shop down the street. He’s also got a killer smile, confident air, and masculine charm that’s tying Brady’s stomach in knots. The smitten barista can’t wait to see him at the next week’s gathering. But when he tries to ask Evren out, his plans unravel faster than an unfinished edge. If Brady hopes to warm up more than Evren’s coffee, he’ll have to find a way to untangle their feelings, get out of the friend zone, and form a close-knit bond that’s bound to last a lifetime…
This is the 3rd book in the Out Of Uniform series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding, to avoid spoilers, and really enjoy the series, I recommend reading in order.
Maddox & Ben have been best friends since their BUD(S) training. They work together, live together, and so far it works for them. Or does it?
Ben is starting to see that Maddox wanting a future with someone else is not going to work. He never wanted forever before, but he cannot sit idly by and watch his best friend find happiness with someone else. It's time to come clean.
I sincerely love this series! I loved this book, and the way it handled this friends to lovers approach. I could not put the book down and wanted more when I was done. These characters are so rich and complex. I cannot wait for the next book in the Out Of Uniform series. I give this story a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!
***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review, by Netgalley and its publishers.
3-1/2 out of 5 stars. Translated from French.
I purchased this audiobook because I'm into apocalyptic/dystopian books and thought from the cover that this is what the book would be about. It's slightly like that. There's an outbreak of the bubonic plague in a town in Algeria which ends up being cut off from the outside world until it ends. So, an American book would have mayhem, bad guys trying to take over, love in the middle of the plague, starvation - this book had none of that. There was some discouragement but even the camp where people were stuck for months wasn't bad. The American version would have the camp be a hell on earth. There were a lot of speeches by different characters - a couple were actually moving. The book ended very mildly too. I'm just not used to this type of non-dystopian book.
If one respects the fact that this series is aimed at young people (young enough to need things like "geometry" and "Fascism" defined for them) then I think this is quite a good little book. It's short and inevitably superficial but I'm not sure how it could be anything else considering the intended audience. Nevertheless it gives an insight into Einstein's character and at least an indication of the significance of some of his work.