Author: Cardeno C
Publisher: Self Published
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
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.
There is a lot of story in this new novella from CC. It does exactly what is says on the packet – gives you a heartwarming story with a strong relationship and leaves you with forever love.
Lucas Reika is a party boy who treats the world and the people in it like they owe him something. His latest stunt was a step too far for those closest to him though. On the prep table in the kitchen at his father’s best restaurant he seduces the chef and gets caught by the chef’s girlfriend who is also an employee. To add insult to injury the chef walks out with his girlfriend leaving the restaurant in chaos just before it’s due to open for the night. Lucas’s life is about to change and not in any way that he will be happy about! His father is removing all privileges and sending him away to grow up.
Jared McFarland owns his own small farm and keeps himself to himself. He married Lucas’s sister in his teens but they both quickly realised what a mistake that was. His wife has moved on and is now happy with another man and Jared admitted to himself he was gay. Thankfully their mistake didn’t ruin either of their lives and they remained best friends. That is part of the reason why when she phones for a favour he can’t say no and is then left panicked when he realises he has agreed to Lucas coming to live with him for 3 months. Lucas has been his secret crush for years!
The atmosphere is tense from the moment Lucas steps off the bus and behaves like an entitled idiot. He is very unlikeable at this point! Jared is a very gentle soul with a few self confidence issues and he finds himself pushed to his limits in the first few days. Lucas is quite a complex person who seems to act behind a facade of arrogance and uses his brash rudeness to cover up his vulnerabilities.
Lucas invades Jared’s life, sometimes like a bull in a china shop, and lifts the self inflicted loneliness from his heart. Jared shows Lucas what it is like to be loved. He holds him and cherishes him and very quickly can’t imagine his life and farm without him. It seems they just have to convince each other that 3 months is nowhere near as good as forever.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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