by Carol Lynne
Published by: Ellora's Cave
January 9th 2009
Genre: GLBT, Contemporary Romance
Rating: 3 Stars
It's been ages since last I read one of Carol's books. She was my first GLBT author and I still can't get enough of her stories. Her characters always fall in love almost instantly but it is the challenges they go though to keep that love above all else what really catches the heart and gives the characters substance and a way for us to identify with them.
In this book we have Jamie, an American tourist trying to resign himself to the fact that he will be stuck with a job he doesn't want when he goes back to Kansas. But what he really wants is to follow on his granddad's footsteps and work the land. There is also Lachlan, an Australian farmer trying to work his ranch on his own and make it through the harvest before the birds eat all his seeds.
Like most of Carol's books they fall in love quickly in the book (although a couple weeks has already pass in the story) but it is the challenges they go through to prove their love is stronger than anything that might happen that put the tears in your eyes.
That is what I like most of Carol Lynne's books. They reach your heart and worm their way in until you have no choice but to feel deep what the characters are going through and fight your need to shed a few tears.