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Real Men Knit (Paperback)
When their foster-turned-adoptive mother suddenly dies, four brothers struggle to keep open the doors of her beloved Harlem knitting shop.
Jesse Strong is known for two things: his devotion to his adoptive mom, Mama Joy, and his reputation for breaking hearts. When Mama Joy unexpectedly passes away, he and his brothers have different plans for what to do with Strong Knits, their neighborhood knitting store. Jesse wants to keep the store open. His brothers want to tie off loose ends and close shop....
Part-time shop employee Kerry Fuller has kept her crush on Jesse a secret. When she overhears his impassioned plea to his brothers to keep the knitting shop open, she volunteers to help. Unlike Jesse, Kerry knows the “knitty-gritty” of the business, and together they make plans to reinvent Strong Knits for a new generation.
But 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 two. But Jesse is determined to prove to her that he can be the man for her forever and always. After all, real men knit.
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author and native New Yorker Kwana Jackson spent her formative years on the A train where she had two dreams: (1) to be a fashion designer and (2) to be a writer. After spending more than ten years designing women’s sportswear for various fashion houses, Kwana took a leap of faith and decided to pursue her other dream of being a writer. A longtime advocate of equality and diversity in romance (#WeNeedDiverseRomance), Kwana is the mother of twins and currently lives in a suburb of New York with her husband.
Praise for REAL MEN KNIT:
"A big-hearted, warm, funny story of community, family and unexpected romance, Real Men Knit is an absolute winner. Kwana Jackson never fails to give me exactly what I want in a book: a messy family, characters who fight for what they want, believable and delicious romance, and a setting that’s as much a part of the story as the people in it."—Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
“I loved every word of Real Men Knit. It’s a sweet and satisfying slow-burn of a romance about what knits us together as family, friends, and lovers. I can’t wait for the next installment of the Old Knitting Gang!”—Lyssa Kay Adams
"Kwana Jackson combines everything I look for in a story: family, heart, romance; and knits it into the perfect reading experience. Prepare to fall in love with the Strong brothers!"—Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author
“Kwana’s characters and vivid world-building leap off the page in this hilarious and heartwarming frenemies-to-lovers story. I can’t wait to read about the rest of the Strong brothers!”—Andie J. Christopher, USA Today bestselling author
"In Real Men Knit, Kwana Jackson weaves a beautifully rich story about love, loss, redemption, and found family. This emotional, funny, and sexy friends-to-lovers romance introduces us to the enticing Strong brothers & has me clamoring for more!"—Priscilla Oliveras, USA Today bestselling author
“Like a hand-knit sweater, you’ll want to wrap yourself up in this delightful love story. Jackson weaves a unique and inviting atmosphere and readers will love spending time with these fun, sexy, engaging characters.”—Tracy Brogan, USA Today bestselling author
“With love and laughter, Kwana Jackson's contemporary romance Real Men Knit captured my imagination and held it from the very first page. As an avid knitter, I related to this story on so many levels but even without that connection, the romance between Jesse and Kerry, hit me in all the feels. I loved this book!"—Jenn McKinlay
"I couldn't get enough of the Strong brothers! With the right amount of heart and heat Real Men Knit is the perfect book to get lost in."—Synithia Williams
"Real Men Knit is the cozy tale you didn't know you needed. Jackson reminds us that in life, as well as in knitting, there's never a problem that can't be fixed."—Sally Kilpatrick