I keep waiting for these predominately m/f writers to blow me away with a m/m book but it really just doesn't happen.
This book was boring. The prologI keep waiting for these predominately m/f writers to blow me away with a m/m book but it really just doesn't happen.
This book was boring. The prologue got my attention but then skipping 6 years forward was a cop out. The angst was added just to have drama and made no real sense and frankly, after lashing out the way Bryant did, I don't know why Vaughn took him back. The tattoo/pen drawing sex made me actually laugh.
There were some poignant moments but they weren't between the MC's.
The science behind the thesis project and the way he described it would have been a YEARS long project to prove, talking about crops and all the other factors.
Not for me. Boring, instalove and angst for no reason....more
Hmmm. This book was hot and the I liked both of the characters but I struggled really hard with the pace of the relationship. Just because you've knowHmmm. This book was hot and the I liked both of the characters but I struggled really hard with the pace of the relationship. Just because you've known each other for two years by being in each other's orbit does not mean you actually know each other or that the pace of your BDSM relationship should skip from 0-60 in 0.2 seconds.
My biggest concern while reading this was that I felt like Matt used the dom/sub relationship as a total way to get out of being a responsible adult. His thought process was more about avoidance of his situation and it made me uncomfortable. He is pretty willing to do anything to be rescued and relieved of his duties to himself to take care of the details of life.
At least Steve was a good dom but he rushed it all too....more
This is a must read series. Start at the beginning and just fall in love with Caleb and Jacob.
This was a good continuation of the epic tale of the HoThis is a must read series. Start at the beginning and just fall in love with Caleb and Jacob.
This was a good continuation of the epic tale of the Homestead. Don't be fooled by the blurb into thinking this is a m/f romance. While it does center a lot (maybe a smidge too much) on Martha's coming of age, the story is still about how Caleb and Jacob deal with their children growing up and their relationship as they continually re-adjust to new normals. Change is really, really hard for Caleb.
I found this book to be both wonderful and....frustrating. Caleb and Jacob aren't as focused on as I wish they would have been. And when they are Caleb with the constant doubts was...not quite right. Like the last book there is relatively very little on page sex in this book. I know that life and years make a dent in intimacy but this book really had very little personally sexually intimate moments with Jacob and Caleb. I felt like they were a bit disconnected from each other, sadly. Also, like the last book, the author seems to struggle to make the relationships (beside Caleb and Jacob), really seem strong and enduring. Martha made me cringe for her which then made the ending seem so, so luke warm and shallow. While none of the relationships are as strongly written as Caleb and Jacob in book one and two, even as I say that the love and family is strong in this series; it's heartwarming and comfort food and warm fires and strong hugs all at once.
I spent the whole book waiting for some interaction between Ephraim and Joshua and find myself irritated that we got zero resolution to Ephraim's issue, especially after what Martha encountered in the saloon.
I did LOVE the way the other pack was dealt with. No long drawn out crap or big surprises. Just finally Caleb doing something and being clear headed and calculating and confident.
Information at the back of the book indicates there are two more books left in the series and we don't get to Ephraim until the last book, however, this info also indicated that the next book involves a tragedy. Seriously, just Rebel the dog getting old broke me down in this book...I don't think my heart could take what a tragedy could possibly be - so I'll have to really consider if this is where I might just let my imagination run with the Fletcher-Carpenter family homestead epic tale of life and love....more