by Cardeno C
Audio Book Tour
McFarland’s Farm: Hope, Book 1
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- Length: 2 hrs and 34 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:11-11-14
- 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.
The BRILLIANT MIND of Cardeno C has gifted us with yet another beautiful and heartfelt love story.
And see, here’s the real deal:
There are many different love stories
Some are short.
Some are fun.
Some make you cry.
Some make you smile.
Some make you bang your head against the wall.
And some are undeniably so, so, so! good you end up with a book hangover the size of the empire state building.
McFarland’s Farm did that to me.
You know what the cherry on top was? Paul Morey’s SUPERB audio narration! (Again!) (But of course, he is THAT talented, and if you have heard any of his previous narrations you also know this firsthand.)
I had already had the privilege of reading this story, but the audio version just blew my socks off. Paul Morey is a blessed beyond words narrator. His character interpretation once again just proved to me that he was BORN to do this. And see, this is the beauty of an audio book: the narrator’s versatility and smooth interpretation making each character come to life in such a unique and creative way that all you really feel enthralled with the story.
And the combination of Cardeno C’s magnificent writing style and Paul Morey’s delightful narration skills turned this into a very epic love story. I would actually call this the PERFECT dose of romance and heartbreaking revelations that one as a bookworm deserves. It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
You may be asking yourself what is so sweet and mushy and perfect about it. I WON’T SPOIL IT FOR YOU, but I will tell you this: Jared McFarland is one lucky guy.
On another personal note: I really wouldn’t live in AZ.
Have you ever been there? I don’t even like to go to Palm Springs cause it’s too hot, now image Palm Springs + 30 degrees. THAT’s the 411 of the state of Arizona. Jared McFarland seems to love it and has made a wonderful living in his farm, and that’s exactly where he falls for bad boy rebel Lucas Reika.
Nope. No Arizona for me. Apparently Lucas is not too fond of the heat and farmland either, but he copes, and against all odds he ends up liking the little town of Hope, AZ so much that he changes his L.A city life for the peace and quietness of Jared’s farm, as a mandatory request from his dad. He doesn’t want to be there, but he has no choice.
Many things happen and it’s not really easy for Lucas to get to that point where he actually WANTS to stay and give Hope a try. Neither it was for Jared, who really finds himself in the greatest predicament of his life when Lucas (unexpectedly and really last minute) arrives on that afternoon bus from Los Angeles sent as a punishment by his father.
What I loved most about this story was how each character acted and reacted. Straightforward. To the point. No BS. I think short stories like this (though not my first choice in reading) saves us a lot of possible hiccups on our way to find the ultimate HEA.
As I said, I’m not spoiling it. I can tell you though without a doubt that both the audio and e-book have been more than a welcome treat 🙂
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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