A Fabric Hearts Story
Two years after his life fell apart, Will Dawson moved to Florida to start over. His job in the tech department of Idyll Fling, a gay porn studio, is ideal for him. When his boss forces him to take on a new hire, the last person he expects is Dallas Greene—the man who cost him his job and his boyfriend back in Connecticut. He doesn’t know what’s on Dallas’s agenda, but he won’t be blindsided by a wolf masquerading as a runway model. Not again.
Dallas might have thrown himself on his brother’s mercy, but his skills are needed at Idyll Fling. Working with Will is a bonus, since Dallas has never forgotten the man. A good working relationship is only the beginning of what Dallas wants with Will.
But Dallas doesn’t realize how deep Will’s distrust runs, and Will doesn’t know that the man he’s torn between loving and hating is the boss’s brother. When all truths are revealed, how can a relationship built on lies still stand?
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Plaid Versus Paisley is the second book in the Fabric Hearts series but can easily be read as a standalone. There are cameos of the previous couple, but it’s never done in a way that left me confused or in the dark. This happened to be my first experience with the author, and I’ll certainly read her again. The book has a bit of an enemies to lovers vibe, though it’s a different take on that trope. While Will and Dallas are undoubtedly at odds when they first begin working together in Florida, only Will thinks of them as enemies. This element added some uniqueness to the plot initially, but it eventually wore on me. In fact, Will drug this romance down for me as a whole, which was odd considering how much I liked the other characters. Right from the start I liked Dallas and was hooked by his story, eager to learn what drove him from Connecticut to Florida. I really enjoyed the secondary characters as well, many of them injected humor and a fun vibe into the storyline. But Will. Though I tried to empathize with his situation, I struggled with him. I thought his reactions and presumptions were a bit ridiculous. His negativity and pessimism made him a difficult character to like and I often wondered why Dallas was so drawn to him beyond the physical attraction. That said, I did like how the reader got to see glimpses of another side of Will the longer he was with Dallas and- once they worked out all their issues- I thought the two of them made a great couple. The romance itself had a bit of an awkward, abrupt start, but it did morph into a pretty sweet romance with a good dose of heat to balance it out. I liked seeing both Will and Dallas come into their own over the course of the book and I appreciated that the book played out over an extended timeline. This gave the author an appropriate amount of time to develop the characters and advance the relationship at a regular pace, which was nice. Considering I liked the writing style and many of the secondary characters in Plaid Versus Paisley, I do plan to continue with the series. I think Plaid Versus Paisley is a good choice for readers looking for a sweet and spicy romance that has some conflict in it but isn’t overly angst-ridden. *Reviewed audiobook for Alpha Book Club*
KC Burn has done it again. Plaid Versus Paisley is a great follow-up to Tartan Candy in the Fabric Hearts series. Now, as so often with series' that focus on different couples with each entry, Plaid can be read as a standalone but personally, I recommend reading Tartan first. You won't be lost if you don't, Raven, Caleb, and Jaime from Tartan are only in a few scenes but I just feel that knowing their character history helps everything flows smoother. Will and Dallas really dug in close to my heart. I can empathize with Dallas' health issues and Will's paranoia, though extreme and stemming from misunderstandings, is definitely believable. Together they make an intriguing pair of past acquaintances and co-workers that find themselves in a current and new employer/employee scenario. All of this set in and around the gay porn website, Idyll Fling, balances the drama and romance perfectly with humor and friendship, put them all together and Plaid Versus Paisley will leave your heart smiling. And a little side note: I am hoping that Beck and Jaime get their own Fabric Hearts entries. Perhaps even paired together. *hint, hint* Ms. Burn.