McFarland’s Farm: Hope, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
Publisher: The Romance Authors, LLC
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.
So what did I think?
I really enjoyed this audio book. It was the perfect length to really enjoy via audio. I do find some books become way to long when narrated but perhaps this is just a personal thing.
I enjoyed the character development that occurred, particularly given the story’s length. I didn’t like the spoiled and bratty Lucas at the beginning but by the end, was cheering the change in him (and forgiving that it happened quite quickly :). I have a soft-spot for good guys like Jared so definitely wanted him to have a happy ending and for Lucas to be worthy of him and this was achieved.
The narration was excellent. The characters were well-voiced and the pacing was good. Paul Morey was very easy to listen to. This is the perfect length story, just over 2 and a half hours, to listen to in one bite, so I recommend it for when you need to go on a short trip. Enjoy!
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.Cardeno’s Home, Family, and Mates series have received awards from Love Romances and More Golden Roses, Rainbow Awards, the Goodreads M/M Romance Group, and various reviewers. But even more special to CC are heartfelt reactions from readers, like, “You bring joy and love and make it part of the every day.”
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