Tell Me Of Your Virtual Romance Gatherings!
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Articles / May 17, 2020

If you have a virtual romance event in the works, I would love to hear about it! There’s a form at the bottom of this post for you to fill out. I want to help romance fans connect with one another in as many places as possible, and will be doing a post at the end of each month about any and all events I learn of here. Please use this form to submit the details of a local romance event for my next post! I’ll post what events I have next weekend, 24 May 2020. Thanks! Please enable JavaScript in your browser to complete this form. Event name * Date / Time * Date Time Got a description? If there’s a title you’re discussing, this is the place to mention it! Website / URL * Where shall folks be gathering online for this event? Is there a fee to attend? *YesNope What's the fee? Anything else we need to know? What's your email? * In case I have questions, specific to the event. I won’t ask for lottery numbers or if your fridge is running. Email Submit

Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson
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Articles / May 17, 2020

B Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson May 19, 2020 · Berkley Real Men Knit is a contemporary romance set in Harlem. Mama Joy was the owner of Strong Knits, one of the few older Black-owned small businesses in Harlem. She was also the foster mother to Jesse, Noah, Lucas, and Damian, and mentor and mother-figure to Kerry, all of whom are now adults. When Mama Joy dies, Jesse and Kerry decide to try to keep the store open as a tribute to Mama Joy and because the store serves as something of a community center. That’s pretty much the whole plot – this is a character-focused book and is all about the romance between Jesse and Kerry, as well as the importance of family, friendship, and community. Also there’s a lot of knitting. CarrieS is not a knitter and Shana is, but we both felt that we would give, as Shana put it: “the cozy yarn store that makes you want to curl up with cute boys and their knitting an A+”. Alas, we were both underwhelmed by the actual plot. This is the story of Jesse and Kerry having pants feelings as they renovate and reopen Strong Knits…