Title: Love Means… Freedom (Farm, Book 3)
Author: Andrew Grey
Published: July 4, 2010
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
Stranded in a winter storm, Stone finds himself taken in by Eli and Geoff and given a place to stay on their ranch. He’s appreciative of their help but is even more pleasantly surprised when they offer him a job and invite him to stay on. Preston, unable to walk and recovering from a car accident, winds up at the farm for therapeutic riding lessons. Although Stone and Preston don’t get on well at first, they eventually see past their initial interactions and acknowledge their mutual attraction. But with Stone’s history and Preston’s father insisting he can’t be gay, can they make it work?
I always enjoy going back to visit Geoff and Eli and company. There’s just something I find comforting about their world and end up engrossed in this series of books. Both Stone and Preston go through quite a bit in this installment and their development as characters is moving. The only thing that didn’t really work for me was that this seemed to be very close to the formula of the previous book, so it didn’t seem very unique.
Content warning: [mention of prior sexual assault