Friday 29 August 2014

✪ McFarland's Farm ✪ Cardeno C ✪



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.

 Copy received from author for an honest review

Cardeno C is quickly becoming one of my favourite m/m romance authors, especially for a quick, sweet romance.
I adored Jared McFarland right from the get go.  He's a sweet, shy farmer who wants that special someone in his life.  You can feel his loneliness screaming off the pages, and your heart just breaks for him with it.

Lucas is a spoilt little sh!t, no other words for him.  I wanted to slap his pretentious sunglasses off his pretentious face the way he acted when we first met him!

What I loved was how Jared and Lucas circled around each other, neither knowing that they were the other ones crush.  I loved that Jared would not put up with any of Lucas' spoilt antics, and tells him so right up front. Rawwwr that's hot!

And you just know that when these two get their act together it is going to be hot and explosive.  And boooom it sure is.

I did feel that Lucas' one-eighty from brat to caring, sharing lover was a bit quick - but then there is only so much time in a novella to get the story where it needs to go.  Other than Lucas' head-spinning change, I felt that the rest of the story was very well paced and the story flowed well.

 So, will Lucas stay on the farm to be with Jared, or will the fast living city lifestyle call him  back?  Will our boy get their HEA?

Nope, for that you are going to have to read for yourself.

McFarland's Farm was a great introduction to a new series of novellas, and I will definitely be checking out more as they are released!