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…
Cardeno C is quickly becoming one of my favourite m/m romance authors, especially for a quick, sweet romance....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. ...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!
For some of us there are those "go-to" authors whom we rely on for a certain type of story. For me, author Cardeno C. has always been the writer I turn to for a warm, fuzzy romance that has the most delightfully likable characters and a wonderful happy ever after. Cardeno C.'s latest novella, McFarland's Farm, does not disappoint!... the sweet love story that unfolds between these two men is really well written. ... Two seemingly polar opposites who are undeniably attracted to each other but fumble about, denying their interest, makes for a fun and delightful story.... a beautiful story of love and acceptance.
Even though this is a novella, the author manages to pack in plenty of feelings and steam into those short pages and it didn't feel rushed at all. All in all I thought this was another great story from CC!
A touch of tension, a dash of discord, a steady stream of sizzle and steam, and some off the charts chemistry, makes this highly entertaining and another winner for me.