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Love Means... No Fear

(Farm #4)

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Raine Baumer is living the party life in Chicago, indulging in short relationships with little emotional commitment. But after he's severely injured in a gay bashing, close friend Geoff arrives to take him to the country to recuperate. There Geoff and his partner Eli treat him like part of the family, and Raine meets Jonah, Eli's brother, who is exploring life in the world ...more
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Published December 27th 2010 by Dreamspinner Press
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Erth
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Absolutely wonderful. Another beautiful story in a captivating series. Andrew adds another set of characters to a family we already love. As always, he creates a story you can't put down; then you are sad it has ended.
❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
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OMG, I figure it out!

My Ah-hah Moment

What I found I did not like about this book, was that I kept getting thrown out of it. Everytime I read on Adelle " the help" the cook, the housekeeper. The little black lady that cooks the best fried chicken in town?

Gosh, her persona as a whole was too stereotypical, for the 1900-1960s ? Thus, Adele made this book feel like a historical read.

- I strongly dislike historical reads. Yes, I have and will read them, but I must be in the right state of mind. I
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Wade
Oct 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
WHat I like is the juxtaposition of "fear" in the story. Raine is the city guy. (normally I would think "tough" or "seasoned".) But after being attacked, fear plays a part in your life you least expect and he has to deal with that. Jonah, who is Amish, (and in exploring the world outside, I would think it would be intimidating and scary.) is unsure of what he is feeling, yet bold at the same time. He is not afraid (not that much) of taking what he wants. He even gets angry at Raine for trying to ...more
Manfred
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: onedrive
The story of Raine, coming from Chicago where he was beaten and injured at a gay pride parade and Jonah, the little brother of Eli who just takes his time away from his Amish family is once again a very nice and interesting read.
Although it sometimes reminded me of Eli and Geoff's story, it was still a great read.
The story did not offer a lot of surprises, it was more or less clear what would happen, I would not say it was boring but still it was maybe a little too obvious.
One thing I really
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L-D
Jan 01, 2012 rated it liked it
After suffering from a frightening gay bashing, Raine, Geoff's close friend from the city, moves to the farm to recuperate. While there, Raine meets Jonah, Eli's brother who is out of the Amish community on a sort of modified Rumspringa. I say modified since it's not the full year of a typical Rumspringa.

I liked Raine and Jonah - they were both sweet characters. I think I didn't love this story as much as some of the others because the series is getting a little formulaic for me. In fact, this
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Anna
Dec 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Trying to find the right words to say how much I loved this story and the whole series on a whole is not easy. The love you start to have for every character is an awesome feeling. Raine and Jonah are too cute for words but what I loved the most about this story was the strength that Jonah found he had in himself and the fact the Raine realized that he can be loved and can love. I love stories like this and with the end I'm hoping and praying this is so not the last time we will hear from the ...more
Ter
Dec 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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Deeze
Nov 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Another nice read in the Love Means..... series. Eli's brother Jonah and Geoff's friend Raine get together and learn what it means to fall in love.

My only niggle with this book was the Gay bashing mystery. It just seemed a little too convaluted for me. But apart from that it was another sweet love story.
Jeff Erno
Jan 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Andrew Grey has done it again, delivering another heart-rending, tender gay romance amidst the backdrop of an atypical, rural setting. The fifth in his “Farm” series, No Fear is the story of Raine and Jonah, a seemingly mismatched couple who are brought together accidentally when they meet at Geoff and Eli’s Michigan farm. Eli is the older brother of Jonah, and the siblings spring from a traditional Amish background. Jonah, like his older brother, leaves his community for a year in the “English” ...more
Serena Yates
Dec 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gay
I loved this book as much as the previous volumes in this series. Raine and Jonah both have to face their fears. Even though they're very different people with backgrounds that would make you think they'll never fit, when they're together they're much stronger than when they're apart.

Raine is a great character. Even though he isn't sure that he's good enough for Jonah, things change for him as the story progresses. The bashing he's been through has already made him think, spending time at Geoff
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Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
Aug 10, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
3.5 Stars!

I have been looking forward to Raine's story since we met him in book one. There was just something about him that had me thinking..'I NEED to know more about that guy'. I found myself a bit disappointed in how his story went, in my mind he needed a whole lot more. Jonah was adorable and I loved watching him learn about 'English' things. The movie scene...very sweet & romantic. I'm used to the quick love in this series but something just seemed off for these guys. I really hope
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Beck
Meh...5 books from this series read in 4 days & I'm starting to get a bit fatigued with the formula... innocent, younger man falls for older, more experienced, slightly slutty man; they fall in love; one of them leaves because of work/family/fear/habit... realises he can't live without (insert name here); moves back...HEA on the farm. Nothing about the characters or set-up in this book set it apart from the others...no WOW factor.

Andrew Grey's books are still better than a lot of dross out
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Mrs. Doglvrs
Mar 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: genuine, kindle, 2013
Things I liked about this story:
Raine finally settles down and finds love
The 2 of them didn't end up at the ranch, but in a long distance relationship (nice twist)
Robby has the chance to help someone else out, instead of everyone helping him
The relationship between Raine and Jonah is soooo romantic
There was outdoor intimacy - bonus

Things I didn't like about this story:
Eli's brother? Really? Ok... mostly believable
One of the main characters leaves (again) only to come to his senses and return
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Marie
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
This addition had a little more menacing suspense mixed in that the previous ones. It highlighted though, just how extreme some will go to exercise their hatred. The MCs have an interesting road and some serious healing is needed as well. I liked how the ending wasn't some perfect fix, but rather a realistic compromise. I'm not marking that as a spoiler bc you can take what that means in a thousand different directions.



****TRIGGER - gay-bashing****
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
Another great story in the Love Means... series! I loved Jonah and Raine, they were so sweet and vulnerable.

While Jonah likes his life in the Amish community, he can't help yearning to explore the English world. His uncle agrees to persuade Jonah's father to let him do so and takes Jonah out to nowhere and leaves him. With a little help from his uncle, Jonah is able to find where Eli lives and a place to stay and learns that his brother isn't who he thought he was. Geoff brings Raine home after
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Lisa Lambson
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Raine, a friend of Geoff and Eli from the previous story, is single but loves his job at his predominately-gay office. He is happy with his life. That is, until the night of the Gay Pride parade, when he is attacked and beaten on his way home by a group of strangers just because he is gay. After waking up in the hospital and speaking to the police, Raine goes back to the farm with Geoff while he is healing, and police are searching for the men that beat him.
While recuperating on the farm, Eli's
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Neet
Jul 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
THis is the 4th ( though to me the 5th) in The Love Means series.In this book, Raine ( who is Geoff's best friend) gets his story. Raine is an accountant working at an all gay firm, he lives in Chicago and enjoying his life there. On the start of Gay Pride weekend Raine attends with the festivities with his friends. While leaving to go home late at night, Raine is brutally attacked by 3 men and almost killed (he is saved when the cowards hear someone coming).Raine and the police think it's a gay ...more
Alex
Dec 20, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, queer
Overall
Fans of Grey's work will find another story that fits the bill of the Farm series. While the characters aren't as memorable as Geoff and Eli, Raine and Jonah have a sweet, if not somewhat predictable, romance. You may know the ending, but fans will still enjoy the journey there.

Strengths
Although I don't think this is his best writing, Grey is consistent in his ability to guide a reader through the story with ease.

Different happy ending. While we expect a happy ending with Grey's stories,
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Nic
This is another nice story about men trying to sort their lives out, determining what they really want and making decisions about their future.

This time the story is about Raine (Geoff's friend who works in finance and lives in the city) and Jonah (Eli's brother, who arrives straight from the Amish community).

The formula is the same as the other books. The men both have issues to sort out, they are very different to each other and in Raine's case, Eli is very different to the types of men he has
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Mel
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book evoked multiple feelings from me. Some at the same damn time! LOL

I loved seeing Raine do away with his 'live for today' attitude and focus on the needs and desires of Jonah. Jonah, is by far one of my absolute FAVORITE Andrew Grey characters. (Have I mentioned how fabulous Andrew Grey's books are? Well, they are.) Jonah has this quiet, observant intelligence and the unspoken strength that you can't help but feel drawn to. Seriously, I wanted him for myself :P

His 'awakening' was so
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Marinieves
Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is my new favorite series from Andrew Grey's collection of books.
Raine is an accountant that is living the party life in Chicago, going from one bed to another , his only constant in life , his best friend Geoff. Raine is f goes to the farm with Geoff after being attack one night in a gay bashing.
Jonah is Elijah's brother and he is scared but after his uncle convinces his dad , he leaves the Amish and He is to be outside of the community for year or what they call Rumshpringa ...
Elijah
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SueM
Hmm, I usually enjoy Andrew Grey's writing, but I found this one to be more average than normal.

Raine, a friend of Geoff, who lives and works in Chicago, is assaulted on his way home from a Gay Pride march. His wallet is stolen so without a source for his identity, Geoff is called as he was the last number on Raine' s phone. Geoff then brings Raine back to the farm. Meanwhile, Jonah, Eli's younger brother, arrives at the farm, looking for Eli as he leaves the Amish community for his Rumpspringa
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Librarian Kate
Jan 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
It was great to meet up with Raine again, although he should have known that Chicago party boys who go to Geoff's family farm WILL meet winsome Amish lads who will take them out with Powerful Virginal Lust rays. The Force is strong with Jonah, and his Crouching Tiger Innocence and Hidden Dragon Manliness (and the fact that Raine is recovering from a vicious bashing attack and can't run very fast) give him a significant advantage in saving Raine from his shallow, sex-and-booze filled ways. It's ...more
Paisley
3.5 stars
I think the best thing about Andrew Grey's stories are how romantic and heartfelt they are. The first time I read one I kept thinking, "Is this really written by a guy? It's so mushy." He writes some of the best romantic loves scenes in m/m books. I would call them sex scenes but they are really usually lovemaking.

I didn't like: The relationship between Raine and Jonah felt a little forced and happened super quick. Unlike Eli, Jonah never even considered being gay prior to meeting
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Erotic Horizon
There is something about Andrew Grey’s style that makes me rush out and buy his books on release day and for the most part I am always left with a smile and in a happy place after reading one of his books.

With each Love Means book the characters are the driving force behind each story for me, With this fifth instalment the charm is fading and I was really pushed to connect with either the story or any of the characters and the book just feels like it's piggy backing on bits and pieces from the
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Sarah
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Raine comes to recuperate at Geoff and Eli's farm after he's injured in a gay bashing attack. While he's there, Eli's younger brother, Jonah, comes to stay in order to explore the world outside his Amish community before choosing whether to settle down.
Jonah struggles to come to terms with his brother's sexuality, the many gay couples either living or working at the farm, and his reaction to Raine. He's been raised to believe that homosexuality is wrong and if his family find out about Geoff and
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Karen K
Another good addition to the Love Means... series with my fave boys Eli and Geoff along for the ride - okay, Eli is hands-down my fave. I enjoyed meeting his little brother, though, so naive and innocent but able to open his mind to the new situation he was put into pretty quickly, and Raine is always a nice added touch to a story so seeing the two of them together was really sweet.

I really like how Andrew always incorporates a wonderful theme into his books, too, this time being the "no fear"
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Barb ~rede-2-read~
Another favorite from Andrew Grey. I've been on an Andrew Grey reading marathon this weekend and it was fun stepping back into this series. It's been a while since I visited Geoff and Eli at the horse farm and I really enjoyed this story of Eli's younger brother Jonah, who is having his year out of the community, and Geoff's friend Raine, a Chicago accountant who is recuperating from a gay-bashing.

Another series that I have to complete this year. I hope I can squeeze everyone into my challenge
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Enid
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, cowboys, gfy, coming-of-age
With this book we kind of go back to book #1 in the series: the sexy city guy and the naive Amish boy. But don’t be fooled, IT IS NOT a recycled plot. I was kind of expecting Raine’s return and I was not disappointed with his story. Raine and Jonah’s journey was gentler than Geoff and Eli’s, but it was equally emotional. It was colored by Jonah’s innocence and the aftermath of the Raine’s attack. Of course it does not hurt that Sean Crisden’s voice adds an additional level feeling to the tale.
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J.J. Levesque
I love this series so much. I need to get the paperbacks to put on my shelf, because these are books that I could read over and over. Andrew Grey has done it again. Geoff and Eli of course make an appearance as it is their farm, but the focus this time is on Eli's brother, Jonah, and Geoff's friend, Raine. I liked these two characters as much as the others, and their story was great. I would have liked a little more tension between Raine and the situation he was in, and thought for sure ...more
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