Okay, I’ll admit it: I don’t knit. I can just about manage chopsticks; you would have thought it was a similar skill set, but apparently not. I can sew on a button, I’ve done some needlepoint and even made a quilt. Knitting? No knack.
But this lack of ability hasn’t stopped me from enjoying the current craze of “knit-lit” romances, starting with last summer’s “Tangled Up in Love” from Heidi Betts. Now I’m totally jazzed about Betts’ delightfully twisted new yarn, “Loves Me, Loves Me Knot.”
Jenna Langan’s future looked rosy when she and Gage Marshall tied the knot, but it didn’t take long to unravel when he suddenly nixed their plans for a family. Divorced for a year and a half, she misses her brown-eyed, built-like-an-oak ex, misses the no-restraints sex, and has all but given up on ever having a baby.
Knocking out Gage – who happens to be a cop – and tying him to the bedposts might not be the most politically correct way to get herself pregnant, but Jenna is desperate. The mango margaritas she drinks with her knitting friends on girls’ night out are strong enough to make that sorta’ wrong seem right. Gage isn’t likely to complain, because what guy would say no to hot bondage, right?
Gage is more pissed off than unwilling when Jenna refuses to untie the silky boas that restrain him. He’s all for a night of sensual thrust-and-retreat, but no way in hell will he be her sperm donor. And if anyone’s going to be tied up, it should be his sexy ex-wife. He decides to play along – but this time, by his rules.
Heidi Betts makes love seem like a complex knitting pattern, and knitting seem like foreplay. She can make you laugh and gasp at the antics of her heroine, but you never forget these are people who love each other. Even when they behave badly, Heidi has you rooting for her characters to work out their problems and earn their happily ever after.
The next book in Heidi’s knaughty-and-knotty “Chicks with Sticks” trilogy, “Knock Me for a Loop,” is out February 2010. Pack up your knitting and brace yourself for a wild ride when you --
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Hang with Heidi online at HeidiBetts.com, w/ her alter ego, the delightfully naughty Mistress Heidi really nice pals at WIPs and Chains, and with her smart n fun Knit Wit friends at Must Love Yarn.
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