- File Size: 2600 KB
- Print Length: 115 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (November 29, 2017)
- Publication Date: November 29, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077F3Q45M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Hearts and Hazelnuts (States of Love Book 32) Kindle Edition
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In this incredibly sweet, albeit short story, we have Beckett and Jordan.
Jordan was out of work, something about his old boss embezzling from the company he worked for as a mechanic or something like that. Unfortunately, as we all know, jobs are hard to come by and the cost of living is expensive, so Jordan moves in with his brother while trying to find a different job and get back on his feet. That’s where he meets Beckett.
Beckett needs help with one of his tractors, it’s harvesting time and he needs a mechanic and calls Jordan’s brother, who refers Jordan for the job.
These two have chemistry right away but it’s a little slow going at first. Jordan is hesitant, he needs the job and once he gets a regular job, this temporary arrangement at Becketts farm will be forgotten. It's not that easy though, as these guys go from a nice, working friendship to a sexual relationship and even though Jordan wants to be hesitant, it’s not that easy with easy going and charming Beckett. I loved these two together, they were sweet.
Unfortunately, Beckett also had some trouble with a neighboring farm that wanted his land. I dunno why the dude didn’t approach Beckett’s dad when he had the farm, you'd think with the way the man was money hungry and wanted to retire, he’d been the first one to sell. I mean, I’m glad he didn’t, but the guy was just random, foul-mouthed and tried to be scary, but he came off as dumb and not so threatening, even though he tried really hard to be. It just wasn’t’ convincing. Which is probably why Beckett didn't hold anything he said with a grain of salt. He was more a nuisance than anything.
Which is why when Jordan accepted a job, hours away and their relationship took a hit, Beckett didn’t call Jordan when the old man made good on his not so idle threats. Jordan comes running, and again… more sweetness. I just loved all of this story and wish it was longer!
I also wouldn’t mind reading more about Cory, especially now that he’s away from the cheating boyfriend. I bet that’d be a good story!
Final thought? I loved it!
5 stars from me.
*I received this book with the promise of an honest and unbiased review! *
Kris T. Bethke's Hearts and Hazelnuts is part of Dreamspinner Press' States of Love line. Things are not going well in Jordan's life. He had a great job as a mechanic that he enjoyed but then the garage was closed due to his employer stealing. He's had to move in with his brother and can't find a full-time job. He doesn't want to leave his brother and the town he loves, but if he can't find a job, he'll have to go elsewhere. His brother sends him on a job to a hazelnut farm to fix a piece of their equipment. Jordan is attracted to his new boss Beckett, but he keeps that to himself and doesn't take any chances. Beckett has only recently taken over the hazelnut farm, something he's been waiting to do for years, and things keep going wrong. He quickly makes an offer to hire Jordan to take care of upkeep on the farm machinery. Eventually, both men decide to take advantage of their attraction and time together without commitments.
I always think novellas are difficult because you need to fit a whole romance in just a few pages, and I especially think that when you're taking a story of two strangers meeting and finding love. This author did a fantastic job with this story! It never felt rushed, it didn't feel like a novella and though it may have had instalove, it never felt like there was. The characters were likable. This was a story of two men focused on their careers and future finding unexpected love. And, as with life, those men have to decide what's best for them and their future. I felt like these characters and this story were just real. There wasn't unnecessary drama, though there was a little and I found it believable and nothing over the top. Something I didn't expect, but enjoyed, was the information shared about harvesting hazelnuts. I've never given any thought to the farming of any type of nut, so it was interesting to learn about it.
I highly recommend this novella! It was a quick, but enjoyable read It had beautiful descriptions of Oregon, a sweet love story, and just showed how enjoyable a well-written novella can be done!
Rating: 4 stars!
Becker is a farmer. He bought the family farm from his own father and works hard to re-established the name and the prestige of the farm.
One day, he needs help for one of his tractors and calls his contractor for help. But, he can’t send one of his employees, but since Becker is his friend, he sends his little brother, Jordan.
Awww It was a super sweet novella.
I adored those guys. Beck and Jordan are so adorable. Jordan is really shy and solitary. Beck is more forthcoming than Jordan but also a caring man. They’re the perfect match.
It was a sweet novella. No angst, no repetitiveness, no “I love you babe, but I don’t want to be with you” kind of thing which makes me scream.
No, really here, everything is fluid, simple and interesting.
The plot is good, fluid, captivating. The sex was not too graphic, but still hot, very hot.
The book is written with alternate POVs between Beck and Jordan, I loved it.
The only thing is that I’m allergic to hazelnuts, and Beck owns a hazelnut plantation. So I had to suffer when they eat hazelnut cakes… Yes, suffer, before my allergy, I loved hazelnuts. Thank gods, Beck and Jordan was a great distraction for me.
I highly recommend this book. It’ll be a perfect snack-book like I call it (yes I create my own language), a good fire in the chimney, a mug with your hot favourite drink, and of course some hazelnuts as a snack and you’re good!
5 Optimumms for the farmer who’s nuts over his mechanic.
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