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 Farm is a great start to the Hope series and I know fans of Cardeno C. and fans of the book Jesse’s Diner will totally fall in love with these two men just like I did.
This was an absolutely fantastic story that kept me hooked from the very beginning. This is a hot book with two very different males that will keep you wanting more. I instantly fell in love with Jared and connected with him emotionally. It took me a little longer to fall in love with Lucas but once I did there was no turning back. Once these two face their feelings they will definitely have you completely in love with them.
Wonderful heartfelt story ... Once I started I couldn't stop. It never fails to amaze me how much depth, feeling and emotion Cardeno C. packs into a story. The characters are always likeable and easy to connect with, the stories flow and while there are issues to muddle through, they aren't filled with an overwhelming amount of angst. ...I loved the deep meaningful conversations smattered throughout the book... Cardeno C. doesn't just tell you what the characters are feeling, you experience it along with them...Lots of love here in many forms, and when you turn the last page you feel good and want to go back and start all over again.
It is a sweet love story between a damaged man and a spoiled rotten brat.