Genre: M/M

You’ll Fall for Jared in McFarland’s Farm by Cardeno C.

Posted September 10, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

You’ll Fall for Jared in McFarland’s Farm by Cardeno C.McFarland's Farm by Cardeno C.
Series: Hope #1
Published by The Romance Author on September 10, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, M/M
Pages: 86
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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four-stars

Wealthy, attractive Lucas Reika treats life like a party, moving from bar to bar and man to man. Thumbing his nose at his restaurateur father's demand that he earn his keep, Lucas instead seduces a valued employee in the kitchen of their flagship restaurant, earning himself an ultimatum: lose access to his father's money or stay in the middle of nowhere with a man he has secretly lusted over from afar.

Quiet, hard-working Jared McFarland loves his farm on the outskirts of Hope, Arizona, but he aches to have someone to come home to at the end of the day. Jared agrees to take in his longtime crush as a favor. But when Lucas invades his heart in addition to his space, Jared has to decide how much of himself he's willing to risk and figure out if he can offer Lucas enough to keep him after his father's punishment is over.

Quick summary

Lucas Reitz is a party boy who tested his wealthy restaurateur father one time too many. Dad gave him the ultimatum of losing access to his money or going to Jared McFarland’s farm, his organic produce supplier in Arizona. See, the thing is, Lucas has always lusted after Jared, unbeknownst to anyone, including Jared…and vice versa.

 

What I adored about this story

Jared. How could you not? He’s a big, red-haired, lovable guy who was hard working, a little lonely and respectful of everyone. Even when faced with Lucas’s rudeness and bad behavior, Jared still found a way to deal with dignity and humbleness.

Lest I paint too nasty a picture of Lucas (which he earned), just know that once you read his point of view, your perspective will change. And, the romance sizzles after Jared shows other sides to his gentle demeanor.

 

The bottom line

This is the sweet, heartwarming story Cardeno C. promised. I loved the romance, which didn’t develop quickly, and the strength of character in Jared and the people in his life. It’s a short story but reads like a full length novel. I’m hoping this isn’t the last we see of Jared and Lucas. And, I’ve got to get my hands on more books by this author. The hype isn’t a myth.

About Cardeno C.

Cardeno C. – CC to friends – is a hopeless romantic who wants to add a lot of happiness and a few “awwws” into a reader’s day. Writing is a nice break from real life as a corporate type and volunteer work with gay rights organizations. Cardeno’s stories range from sweet to intense, contemporary to paranormal, long to short, but they always include strong relationships and walks into the happily-ever-after sunset.

Heartwarming Stories. Strong Relationships. Forever Love.


Navigating the Rapids in The River Leith by Leta Blake

Navigating the Rapids in The River Leith by Leta Blake

Posted September 2, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

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M/M Romance With Mystery and Action. Cross & Crown by Abigail Roux

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Posted July 12, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | 5 Comments

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Posted July 4, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | 5 Comments

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Saugatuck Summer Blog Tour

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Posted May 22, 2014 by Jonetta in Blog Tour | 9 Comments

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Review: Destination Unknown by Liz Strange

Posted March 6, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

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Review: Strain by Amelia Gormley

Review: Strain by Amelia Gormley

Posted February 25, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

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Blog Tour and Guest Post: Strain by Amelia Gormley

Posted February 20, 2014 by Jonetta in Author Guest Post | 5 Comments

Do you like DVD extras? Yeah? So do I. In fact, it’s entirely possible I’ve watched the appendices on the Lord of the Rings extended editions more times than I have the movies themselves. So for the Strain blog tour, I’m going to try to make my posts a bit like the “behind-the-scenes/making-of” documentaries you might find on a good DVD. A lot of things the world-building and events that Strain depends on happen long before the events of the book itself, and while an in-depth recap of them during the course of Strain got in the way of the flow of the story, I find some of the back-story fascinating and hope you will as well. Be sure to check the blog tour page […]