Monday, March 5, 2012

Love Means …Family

Title: Love Means …Family
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 978-1-61372-256-5
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

Losing someone is always hard but for Arie and his family, the death of his sister, her children and husband is more than they can handle.  When the grief becomes too much, Arie heads out to visit his friend Robbie and the rest of the men at Geoff’s and Eli’s horse ranch.  Arie never expected to run into someone like Duane. 

Love Means…Family is the newest release in the Farm series.   Although the story comes in at around 200 pages, it is a fast read.  The characters pull you in from the beginning and you find yourself hooked until the last page.  The tragedy that Arie and his family finds themselves dealing with is tough, and the way the author portrays the different ways in which they are grieving is realistic.  Running off to Michigan is the only way Arie can see to come to grips with his grief.  While meeting Duane is unexpected, the sheriff’s deputy is just what Arie needs.  Duane is just as intrigued by Arie and soon, the men are falling into a relationship.  I love the easiness in which the men’s relationship flows.  While the worry about the time when Arie must return home isn’t far away, they can’t seem to stay away from each other.  Of course the other couples are there to help the two men when issues arise.  The author also introduces a minor mystery into the story.  While this subplot takes up very little of the story, it adds just the right amount of angst to show the men how important each is to the other.  

Love Means…Family is a wonderful addition to this light-hearted series.  While each story can stand on its own, I would recommend reading them in order so that you can meet the rest of the characters in this book.

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