Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Foster Galyon works on his family’s farm, a farm that would be his when his father stepped down. Foster would be the third generation working the farm but his dream is to do something else. His whole life was spent working with little time for anything else, that was the dream he had one year ago, but everything changed when his father died suddenly.
Foster now has the responsiblity of running the farm and looking after his mother and grandmother and he had no idea that the farm was in debt. The insurance money his mother received helped but Foster knows that he has to do something to make the farm profitable and he has to do it alone. At the age of twenty-four Foster has the weight of the world on his shoulders.
A year ago the Ramos family was hired to pick the asparagus and it was then that Foster took notice of the older son Javi. Now the family is back and once again his attention is drawn to the handsome young man he met before. He wants so badly to open up to Javi but has no idea if he feels the same. When they do both come to terms that they are gay they begin a relationship. Both men are virgins and have always feared admitting that they were gay but the joy they feel with each other pushes everything else aside.
Foster knows that Javi will not desert his family, especially his two younger siblings and his mother. His father is a drunk and they all live in a van going from one farm to another. There is little at times to eat and Javi knows that he is the only hope they have of surviving. In spite of that the two men try to grab in everything they can so that hopefully the memories will hold them when they are left alone.
With help from Javi, Foster finds new ways to make money all the time waiting for Javi and his family to leave. I know the problems that young men face when having to decide whether to admit to being gay or not. Foster heard his whole life in church that he was a sinner so coming out could mean losing his family and customers that the farm depends on. Javi knows that if his father discovered that he was gay he would be beaten and his life would be worse then ever. What I didn’t know or didn’t have to concern myself with was the deplorable conditions that migrant workers live in.
As with all Mr. Grey’s books there is sex and a lesson learned, my lesson was that there are hard working people out there who society pays no attention to. Most people believe migrant workers are illegals but that is not true and even if it was people should be treated with respect, given decent wages and treated as human beings. I hope this is the beginning of a series because I would love to learn more about what it takes to run a farm.