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The Blacksmith and the Ex-Con: A Gay M/M Cowboy Romance (Farthingdale Ranch Book 2) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B091KHZV88
- Publisher : Blue Rain Press (May 25, 2021)
- Publication date : May 25, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 4006 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 312 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #17,966 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book features a second chance at life for an ex-con with selective mutism. It also features a most understanding and kind blacksmith who demonstrates patience and offers his younger apprentice a foundation for rebuilding his life.
A quite enjoyable book. Beautifully written. I received an ARC of this book for this review.
I own, but have not yet read, the 1st book in the Farthingdale Ranch series. It did not matter. You do meet the previous book’s characters, but not knowing their story does not impact Jasper/Ellis’s story. I was somewhat disappointed with the end. There is an epilogue, but it doesn’t quite cover the end of the time period that started this whole thing – his parole.. I hope this thread will be picked up in the next book of the series. 4 stars from me. I love this slow burn, tender romance story and hope we get more from Ms. North.
This is the place where Leland and Billy fell in love in the first book in the series and if you read that one and liked it, be prepared for this one because it's so different in every respect including the MCs.
I cannot tell you how enraptured I became from this incredibly beautiful romance. Jasper the blacksmith, ex-army and much on his own, and Ellis the ex-school teacher who had to become a drug dealer to pay for his mother's cancer treatment, are not quite the personalities you would expect to become so joined at the hip that you can feel each rub between them, no matter how subtle.
That Jasper is direct and honest and Ellis has lost his ability to speak because of prison trauma is a brilliant way of developing a special bond between two men who will still be around when the next in this series comes along. Hopefully.
Extraordinary, simply extraordinary. (Did I say that already?)
and bunk with Jasper. Cue the tender story that follows Ellis’ day to day as his feelings for
Jasper develops and blossoms.
Feels: All the heart-wrenching feels tempered with cottony softness
Drama: Past trauma, some riff-raff standing in the way of Ellis’ HEA
Heat: 4/5 - Jackie North is a wordsmith who evokes such heat without being graphic and
portrays kink without labeling. I especially loved Jasper and Ellis’ role-play scenes!
Characters: Goodness! I thought Leland was loveable with the way he cared for Jamie,
but gah, it was impossible not to fall in love with Jasper. I also loved Laurie’s “cameo” by
way of mention as his whereabouts is speculated on.
Pacing: Smooth flow; Slice-of-life-style, but not filler
Length: Enough to lose sleep lol