Review: “Hearts and Hazelnuts” by Kris T.Bethke

TITLE: Hearts and Hazelnuts
AUTHOR: Kris T.Bethke
SERIES: States of Love
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Brooke Albrecht
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
LENGTH: 103 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 29 2017
PRICE: $3.24 e-book


Mechanic Jordan Hart is down on his luck, so he gladly accepts a temporary job servicing tractors at a hazelnut farm in Newberg, Oregon. He doesn’t expect to be attracted to his boss, Beckett Shaw. Still working on embracing his bisexuality, he’s reluctant to start anything, but Beckett’s gentle coaxing convinces Jordan to take a risk.
Beckett has vowed not to get involved with anyone until he can restore the Shaw Farms name as a leader in hazelnuts. But there’s no denying his interest in the shy mechanic who shows up at his door. Just as they begin to find a balance, outside forces threaten to tear them apart. Job opportunities force Jordan out of the Portland area he loves so much. But when danger comes too close to Beckett, Jordan must decide if he can follow his heart to the Willamette Valley… and straight back to Beckett.
States of Love: Stories of romance that span every corner of the United States


Jordan is a mechanic between jobs. Since he lost his previous job, he lives with his big brother John and tries hard every day to find a job. He’s ready to accept anything.
Becker is a farmer. He bought the family farm from his own father and works hard to re-established the name and the prestige of the farm.

One day, he needs help for one of his tractors and calls his contractor for help. But, he can’t send one of his employees, but since Becker is his friend, he sends his little brother, Jordan.
Awww It was a super sweet novella.

I adored those guys. Beck and Jordan are so adorable. Jordan is really shy and solitary. Beck is more forthcoming than Jordan but also a caring man. They’re the perfect match.
It was a sweet novella. No angst, no repetitiveness, no “I love you babe, but I don’t want to be with you” kind of thing which makes me scream.
No, really here, everything is fluid, simple and interesting.

The plot is good, fluid, captivating. The sex was not too graphic, but still hot, very hot.
The book is written with alternate POVs between Beck and Jordan, I loved it.

The only thing is that I’m allergic to hazelnuts, and Beck owns a hazelnut plantation. So I had to suffer when they eat hazelnut cakes… Yes, suffer, before my allergy, I loved hazelnuts. Thank gods, Beck and Jordan was a great distraction for me.

I highly recommend this book. It’ll be a perfect snack-book like I call it (yes I create my own language), a good fire in the chimney, a mug with your hot favourite drink, and of course some hazelnuts as a snack and you’re good!

5 Optimumms for the farmer who’s nuts over his mechanic.

***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***


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