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Sunday, August 31, 2014

McFarland's Farm by Cardeno C. Review

Title: McFarland's Farm
Author: Cardeno C.
Genre: Contemporary gay romance
Length: 56 pages; 24,795 words
Release Date: September 10, 2014

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.

About the Author
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.

Author Links
Blog: (Shared Blog) http://caferisque.blogspot. com/


McFarland's Farm (Hope, #1)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jared is very big, 6'5" over 200lbs and a farmer. He is 32, works hard everyday and wears straw hats. He has red hair, a scarred face and is the strong silent type. Jared is so lonely.

Lucas is a spoiled rich boy. He is 24, super good-looking and all about living in the fast lane. He's bitter because he mistakenly thinks his father takes issue with him being gay and so glamorous that he has more beauty products that the average salon. Lucas is lost.

After Lucas continues to royally disrespect is father, he's sent to stay with Jared. Neither knows that they both have had a long-standing crush on the other.

These two characters play off each other very well. One is stoic, the other catty. One country, one city. Even though they are total opposites, they both suffer self-esteem problems. Eventually they make it onto the same page and look for healing within each other. Then, we get some great sex.

Lovely, quick, fun, sweet read.

***Copy given in exchange for an honest review***

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