Tate Buchanan is a troublemaker who can’t keep a job, no matter how many times his lucky argyle sweater gets him hired. Add to that a learning disability and an impetuous nature that sends him into altercations to protect the defenseless, and he hardly manages to make friends, let alone find a man who’s interested in him for more than one night.
Most people think EMT Jaime Escobar is a player, but the truth is he wants a serious partner—he just can’t justify wasting time on guys he knows aren’t a match. But when he treats a gorgeous redhead after a fight, he finds the spark he’s spent so many years looking for.
Jaime wants to take the next step with Tate, but it’s clear Tate’s not going to curb his impulsive behavior—his next fight sends him to the hospital. Jaime’s relationship with a near criminal isn’t something his family is ready to accept, not any more than Tate is willing to be kept a secret. Jaime will need a lot of understanding—and some luck of his own—to keep them both. But this is one fight he’s going to see through to the end.
Just Add Argyle, the third book in KC Burns’ Fabric Hearts series, is a touching contemporary romance. Tate Buchman has spent his entire life believing himself to be stupid. He doesn’t understand numbers. That means, even if he could manage to successfully run the cash register at one of his many minimum wage jobs, he can’t get there on time. Jamie Escobar is a paramedic who treats Tate after Tate is beat up for “interfering” in a gay man’s rape. Their attraction and subsequent relationship defies all odds.
I don’t even know where to start with this book. Everything about it was fantastic. As someone who has lived with a learning disability, I felt for Tate. The pain of not measuring up to expectations and never feeling good enough is real, and Burns did an incredible job portraying it. This alone would have given the book high marks, but the relationship between Tate and Jamie is what dreams are made of. Jamie saw the worth in Tate when neither Tate nor his family recognized it.
KC Burns did impeccable research for every aspect of this book. I can’t recommend it highly enough and I can’t wait to read her other work!