Rating: 4 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 nice sweet short story. Christopher thinks he has finally found somewhere to belong, he just needs to save the library in order to keep his job. Oddly enough, it’s the handyman that comes in to help out that saves the day and becomes important to Christopher.
I liked how sweet Max was, he knows who he is but is oddly shy about his bread making. I was glad he got the courage to enter the cooking competition though he really did it for Christopher. Their hard work paid off too. I just wish there would have been a bit more about their relationship but for a short story it was very enjoyable.
The cover art by Brooke Albrecht is great and is a perfect visual for this story.
ebook, 40 pages
Published: July 19, 2019 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English