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Love Means... Family

Farm, Book 7
Narrated by: Sean Crisden
Series: Love Means…, Book 5
Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: LGBT, Literature & Fiction
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)

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Summary

Four months ago Robert Edward “Arie” Hawkins lost his sister and the rest of her family in a plane crash. Now his parents have decided it’s time for him to marry and carry on the family name. Arie knows it’s most likely the grief talking - especially from his mother, who’s taken to putting more than ice in her iced tea - so to escape Mississippi, Arie calls his best friend, Robbie, and arranges for a visit.

Life is always changing at the Michigan farm where Robbie lives. Owner Geoff Laughton and his partner, Eli, have started a therapeutic riding program and adopted a little boy, creating a family. It’s while feeding Jakey that Arie meets Officer Hunky. Officer Hunky’s real name is Deputy Duane Keenan, and he has troubles of his own, but not enough to stop him from pursuing Arie. But Duane’s and Arie’s families are pulling them in opposite directions. Trying to build a connection to support their mutual attraction may prove to be more than difficult.... It may be impossible.

©2011 Andrew Grey (P)2012 Andrew Grey

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Simple and linear plot. Bad narration. Bad writing style.

Writing style: 1) It is like listening to an audio-described soap. Every action is described. He did this, he did that. It's frustratingly lacking any proper description. For example, there's a scene where they are having dinner. What did they eat? "Food" apparently but not one piece of information is given about the cuisine, the restaurant the mood of the restaurant. And it's like this all the way through. It's more like a story a 2 year old will write. "I went to the shop. I bought some crisps. I went home."

2) there is so much name dropping in this, that it's quite possible that around 10% of the book is people's names.

The narration is bad: it's quite fast (which in hindsight is a blessing to end it quicker). The accents were pretty basic but nothing to be intrigued about.

The plot: I suppose this might be considered pulp fiction but the plot is so simple. The part of the attempted murder could easily be stripped out without any affect on the story. I was unimpressed.

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  • RJC
  • 05-09-19

Review of Book 7 Love Means

The beginning of the book seemed a little rushed, however, the rest of the book was quite satisfying. I liked the ifea of the extended family, for that is becoming a lost tradition all over the country, not just the south. I loved the plot and the ebb and flow of the love deep as the sea in this story.

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  • M. F. Hampton
  • 08-04-19

Unbreakable rule of writing #2

There seems to be one unbreakable rule of writing, "never kill the dog." Not only did this story do that to Rex, but they have expanded the rule book to include "never kill the horse." Other than those broken rules, this was a sweet story. I'm glad Arie and Duane got their story.

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  • Katy Beth
  • 16-10-17

Beautiful Music

Arie is dealing with the loss of his sister and he's found a good spot to relax. But even Arie is surprised by how well he fits. Duane finally has a chance but he understands time is limited. I appreciate that they have to work to find a solution that will work for each of them individually and as a couple.

I loved the sound of the violin music between each chapter.