Love can grow in even the harshest conditions.
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
Growing His Dream is book 2 of Planting Dreams series. I have read the first book but I don’t think it’s necessary to enjoy this story. There is enough information about Foster and Javi’s story to give assurance you are not missing out. Having said that Foster and Javi’s story is lovely and I would recommend reading it as well.
I love the gentle worlds that Andrew Grey creates. The characters are believable, even the bad ones. I love Hollywood escapism and Andrew Grey provides that for me. His stories are a tonic for a world weary soul and Growing His Dream is no different.
Lachlan is homeless and trudging along soaked by the rain when Grandma Katie rescues him. He is enfolded into the farm and becomes one of the family. This is an engaging first love romance. Lachlan is a few weeks short or 18 and lost his mother not long ago. Abe is only a few years older and is immediately attracted to Lachlan but promises to himself not to take it any further because of Lachlan’s age. Abe and Lachlan do get to know each other, easing Lachlan’s insecurities, and romance blossoms. When they do get together it is sweet and gentle. The local Minister and his nasty bullying Son are the blemish on Lachlan’s happy new life. With the help of Abe and support of the family they are dealt with. This book has a very satisfying happy ever after ending. Left me with a smile.
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o adult – 18+
o New Adult
• Angst Level o Little to no angst • Book o Part of a Series • Gay • Heat Index o Mild • Hurt/Abuse o Homophobia
• Length o Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) • Rating o 4.5 o Amberquill o Dreamspinner
• Reviewer o Mary Dolphin • Romance o m/m
• Sexuality o Virgin • Themes o coming of age o Single Parent o Farmer/Farming
• Time Period o Contemporary • Trope o Hurt/comfort