Everything about Jeremy has always been a lie - including his last name. When one grift too many ends in tragedy, Jeremy goes straight. But life's hard for an ex-con, and Jeremy is down to panhandling and hope when Rance Crawford offers him work at a tiny alpaca farm and fiber mill. Jeremy takes him up on the job, thinking this could be his last chance to be a good man, and meets Aiden, who is growing into a better one.
As Aiden comes of age, Jeremy finds himself desperate to grow up, too, because Aiden starts looking to him for things Jeremy doesn't know how to give. Being honest is terrifying for a man who's learned to rabbit at the first sign of conflict - more so when Aiden gives Jeremy a reason to stay that can't be packed up and carried in a knapsack. When Jeremy's past comes knocking at their door, can Jeremy trust enough in Aiden and his new home to answer bravely back?
©2012 Amy Lane (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
I'm an unabashed fiction fan: mostly M/M, Romance, Erotica, Suspense, Thrillers, Action, NA/YA genres.
I swear, this series is so awesome. I don't know why I waited so long to get into this series...I swear I'm kicking myself.
Jeremy's story absolutely broke my heart in the best way possible. Everything about it tugged on my heartstrings and made me want to find him, bundle him up, and hold him close forever. Even better, where Jeremy kept breaking my heart, Aiden was always there to put the pieces back together. I loved the way I got Jeremy and Aiden's backstory, which just proved even more that these two belong together, and the wait to get them that way just made the whole thing even better.
I was sucked in from the first minute. Philip Alces does such a phenomenal job with the narration. He's so good!
My only complaint was the overuse of "Boy" and "Kid" when referring to Aiden. I understand why Jeremy does it at first - to distance himself from someone he felt an immediate pull to, but who was too young. However, continuing to refer to Aiden that way after they got together grated on me.
With that small exception, this was such a feel good, fuzzy, warm, sweet novella with so many emotional turns and some sexy times (finally) at the end.
I loved it!
I can't wait to continue the series!
I loved the narrators voice. He made Jeremy sound like a con man at times, which he was, and lost and confused, which he was even more often. Aiden, just amazing
Book 2 tells us a little more of the Granby bunch. Jeremy's a grift-er that did time and wants to be honest, but really doesn't know how. Rance, Ariadne, and Aiden teach him how to live and love as a honest man, and how to put down roots.
Not a light and fluffy as the first, but not a angsty as Amy can get. Again the story stops short, but there is 2 more books that rounds out this storyline very well.
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