Love Means... No Shame (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
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
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
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
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
Geoff, the son of a gay couple (his mother died when he was young), has t...more
There were at least two incidences where the completely wrong word was used and a few incidences of do...more
Geoff Laughton spends every night in bed with a different man, and his days as a staff accountant for a chain of retail stores. He enjoys his work, his job not so much but thankfully his best friend Raine makes the place tolerable. He is beginning to question his lifestyle when he receives a phone call from his dad’s partner Len, telling him his dad, who had been sick with cancer, died and he should come home to the farm.
After the funeral Len tells Geoff his dad left the farm to Geoff...more
Now, I’m not saying I didnt like it, but LMNS didnt live up to hype. It was lacking something I can’t put my finger on. There wasn’t enough…something. I guess I would’ve liked to see Eli experience more of modern life. I know the A...more
Andrew Grey writes so you become part of the tapestry of the story, you love, laugh and cry with them and feel like they are family. each of...more
Once I got past those icky Regency romances and found M/M romance, I found that s...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
I liked this book, but it didn’t stand out for me. Everything is a bit … undercooked. The author has created interesting and engaging characters, but I feel like we could have gone deeper into them, and the story would have been so much richer for it. I’ll draw a comparison between Elijah being Amish, and his family disapproving of gay relationships; and Levi from Marie Sexton’s “Between Saints and Sinners” whose family is Amish and disapprove of gay...more
Our two heroes are y...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
Geoff, who grew up on a farm, is getting weary with life in the big city (Chicago). He's an accountant, so work is isolating. He only has one good friend. And his sex life is made up of a chain of one night stands. When his father succumbs to cancer, he goes home to his family farm, and finds himself back in pace with life again. He inheri...more
Eli is on his year away from hi...more
If you want a sweet, heart felt romance, this is a great pick. Centering around Geoff who is a sleep 'em and leave 'em kind of guy from the city, he takes over the family farm after the passing of his dad. I adored the relationship between him and his dad's partner, Len; their caring for each other during their grief was beautiful. And you always have to have a good side kick and Geoff's friend from the city, Raine, had the dry, jaded attitude that you would expect from a city kid.
It was really nice to see Geoff all grown up from being the cute little boy to being a man that both Cliff and Len could be proud of.
In Love Means . . . No Shame we find Geoff living it up in Chicago working as an accountant, and...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
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
The story begins with our...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.”