Rance Crawford is an alpaca rancher, fiber mill owner, and self-proclaimed grumpy bastard. When sweet, charming tenderfoot Ben McCutcheon moves onto Crawford’s rural road, Rance is very aware that Ben makes it a grand total of two gay men in their tiny town, and even though he is instantly, painfully smitten, any move he makes could be simply chalked up to being hard up. Using his best weapon and favorite skill, Crawford launches an awkward, wordless effort to make sure Ben is kept warm during the cold Colorado winter, every last piece of him – especially his heart
This book is so cute. A lovely light story. Rance is so blunt and grumpy you just can’t help but take to him. Ben is just what he needs to perk him up a bit. Who would have thought to romance someone with knitwear. Rance and Ben fit together so well for two very different people. Bright and sunny Ben is enough to thaw grumpy Rance. Granby seems like a charming place. I loved the metaphors and analogies using the animals and the process for creating knitting yarn to build the story. I don’t want to say too much and spoil the magic of listening to it for the first time.
This is the first book I’ve listened to by Philip Alces and I enjoyed his interpretation of Rance and Ben very much. There is clear distinction between the characters and he has pleasant sound. A perfect short escape. I can’t wait to listen to the rest of the series.
4 of stars out of 5
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