Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Life has been a struggle for Lachlan Buttar ever since his mother passed away and left him unprepared to take care of himself. He’s gone from homeless to staying with a local minister, but it soon becomes clear he will be better off, and safer, on his own. Fortunately Foster and Javi agree to take Lachlan in and offer him a real home on their dairy farm.
It’s there that Lachlan meets another of the workers, local farmer Abe Armitage. Though the attraction between them is instant, Abe refuses to act on it until Lachlan returns his interest. By then, strong feelings have taken root, and a passionate romance quickly blossoms. But both men carry baggage that could crush any chance of happiness together, particularly since Lachlan witnessed a crime, and there are those who will do anything to make sure he cannot reveal what he’s seen.
This was a very sweet story. Lachlan is very lucky when Harriet picks him up as he is walking after he decides to leave the minister’s home. He is immediately welcomed by the family and taken under their wing but it takes the love of Abe for Lachlan to really feel as if he has a home to come back to.
Abe tries to be a gentleman to Lachlan because of their age difference and he doesn’t want him to feel forced in anyway. I loved how he waited until Lachlan was eighteen before he would even acknowledge his attraction verbally. Lachlan and Abe showed great care for each other and the farm, letting everything take the time it needed to for them to feel comfortable with their relationship and future.
This story was told from both characters’ points of view and allowed us to see what was going on in their heads. However jaded Lachlan was because of everything he has been through he is just as innocent because he hasn’t really had much life experience. You could feel how scared Abe and Lachlan were about their future. They were both so open with each other and supporting but couldn’t talk about what was going to happen when Lachlan went to school until everything came to a head and it didn’t quite line up with how they acted with each other. It was wonderful to see Harriet and Grandma Katie again along with Foster and Javi and to see that the farm is still a success with all the changes Foster has made.
Cover art by LC Chase is wonderful and gives a great background for the story and follows the same style as the Planting His Dream.
ebook, 200 pages
Published: June 9, 2017 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Planting Dreams #2