Thanks for stopping by! So for book twenty of my 20 books of summer challenge you can catch my review for Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson. I completed my challenge just in time! With thanks to the publisher for my copy via Netgalley. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
When his adoptive mother Joy unexpectedly passes away, Jesse Strong is committed to keeping her Harlem knitting shop, Strong Knits, open whatever the cost. But his brothers – unsure if the flakey, playboy Jesse can handle this responsibility – want to tie off loose ends and close shop.
Enter Kerry Fuller. Kerry has worked at Strong Knits for years and she’s harboured a secret crush on Jesse for even longer. Soon, she’s teaching Jesse and his brothers all the knitty-gritty parts of the business they need to know – while trying to keep her heart from getting broken.
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 she can knit one, purl one.
Can Kerry and Jesse keep Mama Joy’s legacy alive, save Strong Knits and get their happy ending, all in one summer?
As soon as I saw this title over on Netgalley I knew I had to request it. A story involving romance and knitting. Well of course I had to read it! I love to knit as it really is a lovely way to relax. Even though I might not be the best at knitting, I do try 😂 So when I picked up this book I was hoping for a warm and comforting read and for the most part that is what I got. I would describe the romance as a slow burn and I did enjoy the way it played out. I do think it took more of a back seat at times as there was more emphasis on family life. However it was so lovely to see Kerry, Jesse and the brothers unite to keep the knitting shop open. This was definitely my favourite part of the story along with seeing the family dynamic of the Strong brothers.
The pacing is good and I enjoyed getting to know Kerry, Jesse and the Strong brothers. I also thought the sense of community and what Strong Knits meant to everyone added an extra sweet and heartwarming feel to the story. I did enjoy getting to know Kerry but for me The Strong brothers were the stars of this book. They all had such a strong bond even though they had their differences. So if you are looking for a sweet and charming story then Real Men Knit could be perfect for you!