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How to Raise an Honest Rabbit (Granby Knitting #3)

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A Granby Knitting Novella

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 chan
ebook, 180 pages
Published October 24th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press (first published October 23rd 2012)
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**4.5 stars**

Even better than the first, IMHO!

Honestly, of course I liked this. It has VIRGINS! Sweet, sweet M/M virgins, my kryptonite, bless their tender-bottomed souls.

Unlike some readers, I didn't have issues with the pacing or Jeremy's speech. To me, he put on that "con-man-talk" with the heavy charmer accent when he was nervous or trying to grift. I found Jeremy to be a completely heartbreaking and lovable character. The way he hoarded food and was afraid to put down any sorts of roots b
Kaje Harper
4.5 stars. The joy of this book is watching Jeremy slowly overcome his past, discover who he can be, and learn to trust himself and others.

Jeremy grew up with a grifter father, moving from one con to another. His childhood life was unstable, unloved and based on a series of fictions so continuous that he can no longer remember his own real name. His worth was measured in how well he could lie and what value he could add to the cons that supported him and his father off other people's money.

I enjoyed this story.

Jeremy was adorable. For all his street smarts and time spent in prison, he was still a kind of naive and vulnerable character. I loved how he would talk to cover up his insecurities in the beginning, although I did find his inner thoughts a bit confusing at times.

The writing was a bit too flowery for me in parts and I found myself wanting to get on with the story so to speak.

An enjoyable read and a nice lead in to the next book to keep us interested.
Sweetness to the Fullest I wish someone could bottle this book or something because I smile instantly when either Aiden or Jeremy come to mind.

This story is the second story for us from Rance Crawford's Ranch...We met Craw and Ben last winter...We also met Aiden and Jeremy but this time it was their story and it was pure sweetness.

Jeremy was a con man, since he was a boy his daddy had him work as his partner in con jobs. But one night things went wrong and Jeremy barely got away with his life, h
Nov 01, 2012 Ami marked it as dnf
DNF-ed at 20%

I know that I'm probably the odd duck in case of Amy Lane's stories. I can't always get into her stories. I just don't put all of the Amy Lane's that I DNF-ed (and yes, there are few) in display. I know I will get stinky eyes because of it *grin*.

This is just one example...

When I roll my eyes on Jeremy's rambling -- because the way he talks, he surely is not smooth enough to make me believe that he's a conman that manages to fool ladies, the story just lose any charm. If Jeremy is 2
Now I'm tempted to try the pattern and knit some special gloves
while waiting for Knitter in His Natural Habitat.

The picture fits.
Aiden (the much younger Top) is keeping Jeremy grounded.

Cole Riann
Review posted at The Armchair Reader.

4.75 stars

If I had my way, Amy would keep writing this series FOREVER. I'm not kidding, sexy men who knit + Amy Lane's writing sans angst = the best thing ever and totally meant just for me. That's how I feel. I love this series because if you ask me, not nearly enough people knit, especially men. Reading about them, therefore, is like a fantasy come true. And I love these men. The first story, The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters has always b

I found the first book in this series cute. This one? Just about ripped my heart out. It had cute moments but wow, Jeremy No Last Name made my heart hurt with all the things he did and his inner voice. (view spoiler)

I loved how Aiden was there all through this prodding at Jeremy. Teaching him and being his friend and kicking his ass when he needed it. Will of iron
Heather C
Do you want to smile? Like really big and goofy for several hours? Then READ THIS BOOK!!!

You don't even have to read the Critter book because I totally did it backwards and read this one first. I was just soooooo sweet and awwdorable I couldn't put it down!!

*sigh* I do love those virgins!!

Now I have to read Craw and Ben's story!!
Buddy Read with Mish.

L-O-V-E-D LOVED IT!!! Such an absolutely heartwarming and touching story.


It was good. There were some analogies that really moved me. And it was lovely watching Jeremy come into himself and find a home. That was beautiful.

There also some elements that didn't quite work:

1. I've found in a series that all books following the first lose, to varying extents, the magic that lit up the first. When an author has to write within some constraint, even if it is one she set herself in obliging herself to adhere to characterisations etc formerly established, there is some mea
~~D✡ni ♥ ♂♂ smex & semi-colons~~
You know that feeling when you curl up with a hot caramel latte on a cold day? Yeah, the Granby Knitting series is like that.

This installment focuses on Jeremy and Aiden, the "twins" from book 1. (Creepy, you're thinking, but no; Craw calls them that because they're inseparable.)

The first part of this book happens two and a half years before Craw meets Ben. We meet Jeremy, a reformed con looking for a break in life. Craw gives Jeremy a job and place to stay (in a barn sure, but Jeremy loves the
Nov 01, 2012 Candice marked it as did-not-finish
I have read good reviews on this book and I like the authors writing, however at this time, this book is not for me and I stopped around 30%. The character of Jeremy and his inner dialogue and the way he acts is just frustrating me and just not making this an enjoyable read. I may try again at a later time.
Well, we all know why Amy Lane is dubbed the Queen of Angst. She specializes in hurt/comfort and sometimes the hurt sort of takes over and becomes just a tad bit too much. As predicted there was a lot of angst in this story but this time it was just the right amount and it balanced out neatly with the right amount of comfort. Which made me a very happy bunny indeed. It was almost cathartic to read this fluffy and soft story full of yarn and yearning; I must admit to reaching for my box of Kleene ...more
This was a fantastic read. Amy Lane is one of my favourite authors and I swear it sometimes feels like she can do no wrong. Mostly, I love the way she writes with such wonderful emotion and good humour. I fell in love with Jeremy from the very first page. His story was so moving and beautiful - I teared up a little at times, but I also smiled a lot too. What I really liked about How to Raise an Honest Rabbit was the amount of wonderful analogies Amy used - it's something that features a lot in h ...more
4.5 fabulously furry stars. <3 Loved Jeremy as the narrator and thought the pace (even with the huge time jump in the middle) worked very well. Aiden was just whom Jeremy needed to pull him out of his drifter/grifter lifestyle and make an honest rabbit man out of him. Could've done with a tiny bit more on why Aiden loved Jeremy so much, but other than that, purr-worthy purr-fect in its furriness. :)

Even though this book was filled with sugary sweet themes of love, and trust, I still loved it.
It was, what it was, and that was a fluffy story that was perfect to read curled up on the couch under a blanket with the dog at your feet.
I really enjoyed Jeremy, his outlook in life, and how much he related to the rabbits.
A very cure book, I recommend to everyone who enjoys a shmoopy HEA!
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
In The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters, I was intrigued by Jeremy - the ex-con man that told tall tales, could never shut up and seemed a little shifty at times. This story is told before, during and after the first book. It starts years before and tells of how Jeremy was, what made him clean up his act and how he ultimately got to Granby, Colorado. It tells of his slowly developing friendship with Aiden and the feelings that come after.

This was a very sweet and heartwarming st
Pete W
Oct 26, 2012 Pete W rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
This one have dabbed my eyes 7-8 times through out the book (so no need to say it was touching and heart-wrenching). Jeremy voice was very clear to me and I can relate to him on some aspects.

It was also nice to see Ben and Rance and their relationship from a different perspectives that added facets to their characters. Of how things do happens behind and without Rance.

Too bad that there were quite a few things that left hanging without answers. (view spoiler)
For my honest and true view of this book, please read …MORE

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"The book I just read is about two (or three) lovely people, written in beautiful language, by a very good and prolific author. I liked it very, very much.
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Gees Jeremy, way to scare me with your skittish ways and then charm me with that blushing shyness. Lucky for you Aiden is such a stubborn fella. True and loyal. Honest too - goes without saying.

This was great. Of course, I had to reread Knitting #1 first and it was lovely to remember Rance & Ben and see Aiden & Jer from an outside perspective before settling into seeing how cruel Jeremy's life had been growing up. And how he changes that around so totally. With the help of some critters,
Gads! It's like I lived inside Jeremy's head. What a great story. And not all fluffy like I thought it might be. Jeremy's a grifter looking for an honest living and Aiden's a boy who works at Jeremy's new place of employment. I felt how on edge Jeremy was the entire time and how badly Aiden wanted to help him. Wonderful, just a sweet read that almost made me cry but not quite!
Love this book! How comes that in other books it's getting on my nerves - the reappearing of the past and the story setup of the next installment - but not in this one? Must be Amy Lane's wonderful writing style. Can't wait for Gianni's story.
Serena Yates
Once you start lying, and possibly conning your way through life, it is hard to stop. When it's something you've been taught from when you were very young, it is almost impossible. Jeremy, the main character and narrator of this story, makes a decision to break with old behaviors and become "honest". Unfortunately, that is far easier said than done. What this story shows is not only the problems society will throw in the way of an ex-convict, but also his own internal battle with the new concept ...more
This is definitely a sweet, interesting read. Jeremy grew up as a con man's son, so when his father is killed on a con gone bad, Jeremy tries to go straight. Only he doesn't know how or what to do with himself. Rance Crawford (from The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters) takes him in and Craw and Aiden show Jeremy what it means to be an honest man. It takes a lot of work to keep Jeremy from rabbiting; Jeremy constantly has one foot out the door, ready to run away from all the hones ...more
Barb ~rede-2-read~
This was a very heartwarming story following Jeremy, a young man who was raised by his father to be a con artist like himself. Jeremy witnessed his father's murder and afterwards couldn't bring himself to continue to con people. Unfortunately, he was sent to prison for two years and when he got out he found it very difficult to find honest work. He ran into Rance Crawford, owner of the farm and knitting mill featured in The Winter Courtship Rituals of Fur-Bearing Critters and Craw gave him a cha ...more
The big voice in Amy Lane's head this time was a damage con artist, Jeremy. Jeremy was used by his father to run scams all his life up until his father looses his life. Jeremy finally decides he needs to be an honest man. Heis offered a job with the yarn company whee he meets an 18 year old boy that was more of an adult than Jeremy.

Amy Lane is so gifted she makes you know and care about a man you normally wouldn't give a rats ass about. His personalty is so real that you root for him, hope for
Dec 09, 2012 orannia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
Four and a half stars. I loved Jeremy. I loved following his thought processes (and how he related to rabbits :) - it all tied in beautifully. I just wish it was a longer book - I'd love to see what Amy Lane could do with a character as broken in the way Jeremy is when she has more words :)
3.5 star
So I love this knitting series, but Jeremy was not my favorite character. I had a hard time listening to him rambling and his character did nothing for me.
Let me say I was put off reading this book because of the cover. this book is one should not judge the book by its cover. I loved this story: all the insecurities and the lack of self worth/love of Jeremy after a lifetime of doing cons with his dad; bilking people out of their hard earned was hard for Jeremy to accept the love and support from Rance/Aiden and the community at large...this was a sweet read...even though I read this one first I was not aware there were others....but I di ...more
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