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Sunday, 21 December 2014

AUDIO BOOK TOUR & GIVEAWAY - McFarland's Farm: Hope by Cardeno C

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McFarland's Farm
by Cardeno C
Audio Book Tour

McFarland's Farm

McFarland's Farm: Hope, Book 1

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WLK synopsis

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.
WLK excerpt

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Lucas has pushed his father too far this time, having sex on the prep counter of the brand new flagship restaurant on opening night wasn't gonna win him any brownie points. So, he has a choice, stay and carry on, but have no access to any of his father's money or go to McFarlands Farm for 2 months. Jared lives, works and breathes McFarlands Farm. Lucas has lusted over Jared for years, so, really there isnt much choice.

Jared isnt best pleased when he gets the call to say Lucs is coming to stay for a while. How long has he watched Lucas from afar? He doesnt know. This will make or break Jared, and he only hopes it makes him and Lucas a pair.

I LOVE Cardeno C, I really do, but I wanted to shout so loud!! This book is short, Far too short for my liking!! Or at least that was my first thought when I finished it. Now, writing this review, I dont think it would work as a longer book, I really dont!

It follows a fairly predictable pattern, but not in a way as you see it all coming at ya. There are no major fall outs, no major plot twists, nothing that would require more pages.

What it DOES have, is passion, heat, love and so much more! Lucas is, for want of a better word, a spoilt brat in his mid twenties. Jared is all down to earth, and wont take no sass of no one, least of all Lucas, who has come to work for his keep, although he doesnt like that idea, not one bit. What I really liked was the way that Jared and Lucas wanted each other, but neither really knew, until an incident in the kitchen **fans self!** when Lucas tries to bride Jared to getting Lucas home. That back fires slightly but makes Lucas see that he really isnt being fair to Jared, nor himself.

Sex is steamy and hot and off the charts, but there is deep emotion here too, written in such a way that only Cardeno C can.

Ive read all the Mates series, I need to work my way through the Familys and The Home series too, but this is the start of another series, and I do hope we get more of these men, cos I just love them to bits.

5 full fangs, loved it!

I was lucky enough to also review this book in audio.

Paul Morey narrates and this is the first time I've listened to him. He has a wonderful tone of voice, deep and very easy on the ears! His differences between Jared and Lucas is clearly defined, and his narrating vioce (for want of a better term!) is different still, so there is no mixing up who is talking, or not, as the case may be. He carries the emotions over beautifully. Even though I have READ this book, and loved it, I got different things from LISTENING to it. This is the first book that I have read AND listened to (not done it the opposite way either!) and it is a totally different experience. It makes me want to go and listen to some of the books I read and loved, Cardeno's at the top of the list.

Only approx 2.5 hours listening time, its short, yes but then again, I read the book in an hour. But everything comes across that needs to, and that's all that matters.

Thank you, to Cardeno for the copy to review, I loved it, and am not changing my original 5 star ratings. :-)

WLK Author Bio
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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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