Quiet but lonely Jared has to decide how much of himself he's willing to risk to keep party-boy Lucas.
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.
"Jared, it's me."
Jared McFarland sighed and moved his gaze away from the jumbled numbers on the screen to the answering machine on the other side of his desk.
"I know you're there. Pick up the phone."
Susan couldn't know he was there. She lived in Phoenix, and he lived a hundred twenty-five miles west in Hope, Arizona.
"The reason I know you're there is you never leave your property and it's nine o'clock at night, which means there's not enough light for you to be working outside."
Susan's ability to read his mind terrified him.
"Plus, I know you're on your computer."
"And the reason I know you're on your computer is last time I visited, I uploaded a program that tracks everything you do on there."
Jared froze, thinking through the ramifications of that claim.
After a pause, Susan continued. "Do we need to…
McFarland's is a beautifully written romantic-without-going-cheesy fairy tale novella about a gentle beastly bear loving his beauty. The great thing is that both men did not jump the creek and go for it, they went with the flow, fighting their attraction through the getting-to-know-each-other stage before they finally succumbed. Yes, theirs is a beautiful fairy tale romance that just made the 'awwws' fall from my lips and had me smiling goofy even as I write this. ....Lovely. Lovely, lovely, lovely. **smilingoofy**
McFarland's Farm by Cardeno C. is a light, angst free novella. The story has very little conflict and when misunderstandings do arise, they are quickly resolved. The characters are well-developed with realistic insecurities and flaws. The romance is believable and the sex scenes are incredibly hot. All in all, it is a wonderful first installment in the Hope series that will leave fans eagerly awaiting future releases.
Short, Sexy and Steamy was the finished product with the marriage of CC's writing and Morey's story telling. I highly recommend this read for those that love a passionate love story.
McFarland’s Farm by Cardeno C. was a total feel-good story. I loved it from the moment I was introduced to the spoiled rich kid and to the pensive, yet friendly farmer. Cardeno C. has a style of writing that makes you fall in love with her characters and keeps you coming back for more.