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Review: Knot Again by Kwana Jackson

Recently I’ve fallen in love with knitting. So when I saw Knot Again, I knew I had to read it. And I’m so glad I did! Second chance romance meets childhood crushes, Knot Again has some amazing character detail and development. Keep reading this book review for my full thoughts.


Hoping to attract more customers to his family’s knitting shop, Lucas Strong participated in an FDNY charity calendar and accidentally became a local celebrity. The only place he can find solace is Scrubs—a 24/7 laundromat where he can disappear for a couple of hours. But Lucas’s soapy sanctuary is shaken by an inquisitive little girl with a late-night interest in knitting whose mother is his old school crush.

Sidney Harris-Hughes knows that Harlem is like any other small town, and everyone is probably whispering about how she left such a good man—and a good life—behind to wash and fold laundry by the pound. If only they knew the truth. But Sidney will always put her daughter’s happiness first, even if that means moving back to Harlem and facing her past.

What Sidney never expected was to see Lucas Strong again. A long-forgotten attraction kicks into high gear as Lucas and Sidney start to spend time together at the laundromat, and they must decide if this is true love or just an infatuation, thin and as fragile as a soap bubble.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

TW: racism

The premise of Knot Again will never cease to hook me. I love the idea of not only a firefighter knitter, but also a single mother trying to figure out her future. And the characters form the backbone of Knot Again. Sidney and Lucas has chemistry and sparks. And not just from their recent run in, but from their past as well. So if you’re a fan of second chance romance and childhood crushes come back to life – this is for you! Back at home to re-orient herself, Sidney wonders what happened to her life. How did it turn into being divorced and back to living with her grandfather.

That alone made Knot Again so relatable to me. We can think we know where our life is going, and when we leave our hometown that is how it feels like. But life has a way of getting away from us. Both Sidney and Lucas have to reconcile their past, the water under the bridge, and unspoken conversations. Can they make this flame, the embers of their attraction, burn again? I love Sidney’s character, love that she has to figure out not only what she wants, but her relationship with her ex. But I also loved Lucas.

In Knot Again, their tension is electric, there’s all these past ghosts which come up to haunt them. Another theme I enjoyed for Sidney’s character was how she has to figure out how to ask for help. It can be hard to be vulnerable and let ourselves need something. But I loved how relatable this theme felt to me. Knot Again is precious and while I wanted a bit more time at the end for the resolution, it’s an easy recommendation on my part. Lucas’s brothers were amazing, I loved Sidney’s relationship with her grandfather, and the characters were fantastic. Find Knot Again on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, & The Book Depository.


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