Liebe gegen jede Regel (Farm #1)
Geoff is living the life of a young man with few responsibility and full of hormones - and with all the tail he can get in the city, he’s living the life of riley.
The bubble burst on Geoff life of burning the candle at both ends when his dad dies. Coming home to the ranch is alot of things now for Geoff – but most importantly it’s the fact that his dad is no longer there – that is, one of his dad’s. He has two and with a few carefully placed words and some home truth he soon agrees to...more
I think everyone who deals with predudice and fear should read this book. I think Andrew spells out LOVE in a poignant way. It was a book that meant a lot to me the first time I read it. The theme of "no shame" stupid out in a personal w...more
3.5 stars here. A somewhat bland but likeable m/m romance. Geoff leaves Chicago to return to the family farm upon the death of his (gay) father. He falls for Elijah, a 20 year old Amish boy who is spending a year away from his community.
'If he were honest with himself, he really did like Eli... a lot. The way he looked in the saddle, the way he smiled, the way those eyes danced when he was h...more
The story begins with our...more
At the start of the book Geoff is happy...more
The central focus of the story is the relationship between Geoff and Eli who come from two very different worlds and cultures. Grey takes his time in growing their relationship by exploring many of their differences in a thoughtful and respectful manner. As Geoff gets to know Eli he...more
What they have in common is their caring attitude. Geoff is much more experienced, but Eli's enthusiasm makes up for his lack...more
Story and its message are nice/OK --> "Love conquers it all!" plus "Noone needs to feel ashamed about loving and caring for another human being."
That is, of course, very true and one can just hope, that all these ignorant and intolerant people out there will figure this out rather sooner than later.
But all in all: Nothing new here, the book and the story were just OK, but what bothered me (besides from this story not being very original, new and inventive) was that the writin...more
Andrew Grey wrote this story with great sensitivity and thoughtfulness filled with warmth, gentleness, and elegance. I felt deeply sad and tearful when Geoff was beaten... I felt tearful when Elijah felt he h...more
I think this is my favorite of the series, and conveniently the first (although I read it second). Order isn't vital to the stories, unless you want to be surprised by happy endings. So Geoff comes home after the death of his father and decides to stay and take over the family farm. Shortly after his arrival, Eli appears, 100% Amish and straight from the community. He's taking a year break to "diminish his rebel spirit."
Geoff and Eli have a very nice dynamic and are both sweet as sugar. T...more
Geoff returns to his family farm after his father dies and realizes this is where he always wanted to be. So, he sets about taking over the business. One day, he finds a man...more
Andrew Grey has a way of drawing the reader in,pulling on the heart strings while tap dancing on the emotions of one's soul. He does a fantastic job of delivering a great story while teaching some very important life lessons about learning to love yourself, as well as those who lo...more
It would have been nice if...more
I'm looking forward to re reading the next book and seeing Geoff as a little boy again lol.
My one niggle was Frank and the way he believed the lies without hesitation but then back tracked imediately. That scene just never flowed as smoothly as the rest.
So! I decided to re-read the first three of this series before I continue. This was number one.
I mostly stand by what I wrote about it the last time. It’s a nice story, a little slow at times, and a little sad too, although this time I managed to avoid crying, but mostly because I was prepared and did not read those bits too slowly. Loss through death is always a big issue for me.
In fact, I am still skipping the prequel entirely because of that reason, although I think later in the s...more
Geoff, the son of a gay couple (his mother died when he was young), has t...more
Als Geoff die väterliche Farm nach dessen Tod übernimmt, liegt seine Zukunft scheinbar klar vor ihm: ruhig, beständig und langweilig. Doch spätestens als er unverhofft auf Eli trifft, ist es aus mit der Ruhe, denn dieser ist Mitglied der Amish-Gemeinschaft, deren Welt nach ganz anderen Regeln spielt. Regeln, die die wachsende Zuneigung zwischen Geoff und Eli nicht dulden...
Geoff lebt in einer amerikanischen Großstadt sein Leben als schwuler, gutaussehender Mann. Nur selten...more
So... The plot is... Horrible sad. I read and like Cliff in his book so start a book with his death immediately made me feel sad. Anyway, that's probably because I read the second book before... Mayb...more
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Geoff’s hand made small circles on his stomach.
"Elijah." Geoff rarely called him that, and he turned his head to look into Geoff’s eyes. "I don’t love you because you’re beautiful. You’re beautiful because I love you.”