Growing His Dream



Love Can Grow In Even The Harshest ConditionsLife Has Been A Struggle For Lachlan Buttar Ever Since His Mother Passed Away And Left Him Unprepared To Take Care Of Himself He S Gone From Homeless To Staying With A Local Minister, But It Soon Becomes Clear He Will Be Better Off, And Safer, On His Own Fortunately Foster And Javi Agree To Take Lachlan In And Offer Him A Real Home On Their Dairy FarmIt S There That Lachlan Meets Another Of The Workers, Local Farmer Abe Armitage Though The Attraction Between Them Is Instant, Abe Refuses To Act On It Until Lachlan Returns His Interest By Then, Strong Feelings Have Taken Root, And A Passionate Romance Quickly Blossoms But Both Men Carry Baggage That Could Crush Any Chance Of Happiness Together, Particularly Since Lachlan Witnessed A Crime, And There Are Those Who Will Do Anything To Make Sure He Cannot Reveal What He S SeenGrowing His Dream

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[[ Reading ]] ➺ Growing His Dream Author Andrew  Grey – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • ebook
  • 192 pages
  • Growing His Dream
  • Andrew Grey
  • English
  • 12 May 2019
  • 1635338131

10 thoughts on “Growing His Dream

  1. says:

    The story that started in Planting His Dream with Foster and Javi finding love, continues in Growing His Dream but this time it is their friend, local farmer, and farm hand, Abe, and a homeless young man named Lachlan who struggle with their dreams and feelings for each other As the blurb says, the conditions they face are harsh, but love will find a way especially in an Andrew Grey novel Honestly, with these two I needed to remind myself frequently who the author is, or else I might The story that started in Planting His Dream with Foster and Javi finding love, continues in Growing His Dream but this time it is their friend, local farmer, and farm hand, Abe, and a homeless young man named Lachlan who struggle with their dreams and feelings for each other As the blurb says, the conditions they face are harsh, but love will find a way especially in an Andrew Grey novel Honestly, with these two I needed to remind myself frequently who the author is, or else I might have given up hope As interesting and emotional as the first book in this series, this second relationship adventure was just as emotionally satisfying with the added bonus of seeing that Foster and Javi are still doing okay.Lachlan broke my heart He is going to turn eighteen in two weeks when the story starts, but life has already pretty much beaten him down His mother died, he ended up homeless, the local minister did anything but help, he has witnessed a crime that some nasty characters don t want him to talk about, and yet Lachlan is not one to whine or give up His stubborn strength and determination are admirable, and he needs every ounce of courage to recover from the blows Fate dealt him and make something of his life.Abe isn t that much older than Lachlan, and he is also a refugee of sorts his bible thumping father doesn t respect him or treat him decently, so Abe has been working as Foster and Javi s hand for the past year He s the one who knows a littleabout how badly Lachlan has been treated by the fire and brimstone minister, and he feels for the young man But his feelings soon go a lot deeper than Abe feels they should, and even once Lachlan turns eighteen, Abe is very reluctant to admit to himself, never mind Lachlan, how much he likes him Unless Abe can get over some of his emotional barriers, he will never be able to be the partner for Lachlan that he wants to be.Lachlan and Abe feel a mutual attraction almost from the start, but both have their reasons for holding back Abe needs to learn how to trust his feelings, Lachlan has to gain some self confidence, and both have to deal with their pasts that have told them being gay is not okay Their journey is not easy, but very touching and I loved the sense of hope that slowly begins to bloom as they get closer Very nicely done If you like stories about characters who have a lot to overcome, if men with a seemingly endless supply of courage in the face of adversity are your thing, and if you re looking for a read with a small town setting, where life on a farm is a daily struggle, and where family and love is like we all dream it should be, then you will probably like this novel as much as I do It s a great sequel in the tradition of the first book, yet it manages to be completely its own story.NOTE This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews

  2. says:

    Growing His Dream is as lovely as it sounds I should preface this review by saying it s book two in Andrew Grey s Planting Dreams Series I didn t read book one and can say this is a standalone I imagine the first book was Javi and Foster so I will go back and read it because of those two secondary characters, in this, were wonderful.When this book opens we know Lachlan one of the MC s is very much down on his luck His feet are sore and bleeding, it s pouring rain, he s starving, and homele Growing His Dream is as lovely as it sounds I should preface this review by saying it s book two in Andrew Grey s Planting Dreams Series I didn t read book one and can say this is a standalone I imagine the first book was Javi and Foster so I will go back and read it because of those two secondary characters, in this, were wonderful.When this book opens we know Lachlan one of the MC s is very much down on his luck His feet are sore and bleeding, it s pouring rain, he s starving, and homeless My heart ached as bad as his feet Until the people, you come to love easily rescue him They feed him, listen to him, make him feel safe, and most importantly give him hope Abe is the other MC and I am sure he was in the first book as he is known by the family well He s a hand on the farm and has home issues But he is drawn to Lachlan He finds him sweet, innocent, beautiful, and way too young Lachlan is seventeen when the book opens but shortly in he turns eighteen Making this book a New Adult Life isn t new to Lachlan or Abe but love is and that s what these two find in each other Of course, there s secrets and mysteries and justice that needs to be made So following Lachlan, Abe, Foster, Javi, Harriet, and Grandma Katie, we see that strength isn t just in numbers it s in loyalty, love, and trust This book is like a hug to your soul There is some nail biting and frustration with situations but it always comes back to home Yes, home When Lachlan is Abe s home and vice versa But when you put this ensemble together it s just perfection Fabulous story

  3. says:

    after reading Foster and Javi s story in Planting his dream I was looking forward to the second part This time we got to know Lachlan who was out of money and on his way to the city, to look for work, when he found shelter from a thunderstorm on Foster s ranch When learning that his mom had died and he had nowhere to go, they offered him a place to stay and especially Abe, one of the farm hands was immediately interested in Lachlan Unfortunately I found this very close to the first part, it after reading Foster and Javi s story in Planting his dream I was looking forward to the second part This time we got to know Lachlan who was out of money and on his way to the city, to look for work, when he found shelter from a thunderstorm on Foster s ranch When learning that his mom had died and he had nowhere to go, they offered him a place to stay and especially Abe, one of the farm hands was immediately interested in Lachlan Unfortunately I found this very close to the first part, it seemed like a blueprint with different names and just slightly different backgrounds Especially the beginning was rather dull and I often had to convince myself to carry on Towards the end I definitely enjoyed itand there were some nice and emotional moments Overall it was a nice read but I would rather recommend the first part, this one was a 3 star story for me

  4. says:

    I loved the first book in this series, Planting His Dream, which was Foster and Javi s story I mean I really loved it So, I was prepared to love the sequel as much or , and Andrew Grey did not disappoint one bit.The story begins with the desperation of a homeless teenager, Lachlan, plus a pair of shoes that don t fit, and a rainstorm There is a backstory of this poor kid that is slowly revealed, including the death of his mother and the appalling treatment of him at the hands of a family I loved the first book in this series, Planting His Dream, which was Foster and Javi s story I mean I really loved it So, I was prepared to love the sequel as much or , and Andrew Grey did not disappoint one bit.The story begins with the desperation of a homeless teenager, Lachlan, plus a pair of shoes that don t fit, and a rainstorm There is a backstory of this poor kid that is slowly revealed, including the death of his mother and the appalling treatment of him at the hands of a family he should have been able to trust Lachlan is fortunate beyond words to stumble literally, thanks to the ill fitting shoes into the arms of Grandma Katie and Harriet, who are waiting for Foster, Javi, and their hired hand Abe to come home for dinner Lachlan is not only in a desperate situation he is also in danger.Abe s story is about as pitiful as Lachlan s except he has a place to live a nearby farm with his father and his brother Randy Abe s father has promised his farm will be inherited by Randy, leaving Abe with nothing, and since all he knows is farming, he hires out at Foster and Javi s farm where he is helping them rebuild the dairy from near financial ruin Abe is attracted to Lachlan but doesn t act on it until after Lachlan s eighteenth birthday, which comes soon after his arrival at the farm Abe realizes that something is scaring Lachlan, something he won t talk about As time passes they begin dating and then a relationship builds while Lachlan continues to be skittish and always on the verge of disappearing What could be frightening Lachlan so badly Can Abe, with the help of Foster and Javi, solve the mystery in time One of my favorite characters is Grandma Katie, who though technically a secondary character, holds a critical position in the cast of characters of this story Andrew Grey tends to write characters who burrow their way into your heart, and such is definitely the case with Katie.This is a terrific follow up to the first book of the series, but can certainly be read as a stand alone novel Mr Grey allows the reader to find the missing pieces of the past and enjoy a beautiful and entertaining romance He even gives a redeeming finish to a character whose role initially is not particularly sympathetic to the story I love when that happens Growing His Dream joins Planting His Dream as books to love and read again and again

  5. says:

    This is the second book in the Planting Dreams series, but it can absolutely be read as a stand alone The story begins in dramatic fashion we meet Lachlan as he s walking in the rain, downtrodden and definitely out of options, when he falls into a ditch while trying to reach the closest farm to get himself out of the weather As luck would have it, he found the right house Foster and Javi s safe haven farm After spending the night warm with food in his belly, his tough life gets even brigh This is the second book in the Planting Dreams series, but it can absolutely be read as a stand alone The story begins in dramatic fashion we meet Lachlan as he s walking in the rain, downtrodden and definitely out of options, when he falls into a ditch while trying to reach the closest farm to get himself out of the weather As luck would have it, he found the right house Foster and Javi s safe haven farm After spending the night warm with food in his belly, his tough life gets even brighter when he makes a connection with Abe a farmhand From there, this story unravels and Lachlan finally gets the chance at life that he deserves, and at the same time, helps Abe live his best life too.So, one thing to mention about this book right off the bat Lach is YOUNG, as in last year in high school young That is usually a big NO for me, but I am an Andrew Grey fan, so I stuck in there I can see why it was necessary for the plot, but just no thank you His age helps shape the tragedy he s suffered to date and his naivete, but it does make it a bit awkward, in my opinion That being said, it was handled decently by Abe.In typical Grey fashion, the characters were well developed and deep lots of nuances and differences between the characters, which drives this book There aren t many plot twists and turns, instead, it s focused on the building relationship and inner struggles both characters have to come to terms with to come together While Lach was the central focus of the story, Abe had a lot of baggage to deal with as well although it was revealedslowly and later in the book until all of a sudden things seemed to turn out ok That part felt rushed and unrealistic, but it was nice closure.This book is a good read for anyone who loves Grey s books, enjoys a younger main character pairing likes character development central to the story and seeing families coming together to overcome circumstances.Review Copy of Growing His Dream provided by Dreamspinner Press for an honest review.Reviewed by Mel from Alpha Book Club

  6. says:

    So far Andrew Grey s books have been pretty ho hum for him They are quick reads and they are always alright They lack a certain luster I tend to like everyone in the books and the details here are there but they aren t emotionally compelling for me and the prose is a bit flat But they are pleasant enough reads I like both the heroes Though Lachlan is really young but Abe really isn t much older.The farm details are nice and the mystery takes on a much needed subject I also like how Abe So far Andrew Grey s books have been pretty ho hum for him They are quick reads and they are always alright They lack a certain luster I tend to like everyone in the books and the details here are there but they aren t emotionally compelling for me and the prose is a bit flat But they are pleasant enough reads I like both the heroes Though Lachlan is really young but Abe really isn t much older.The farm details are nice and the mystery takes on a much needed subject I also like how Abe and Lachlan find compromise, interdependance and build a life with a community

  7. says:

    I really liked this saga I hope the author continues it This one is a bit slower than the first one, that makes me to lost a bit the interest in some parts I m not speaking about the relationship, I LOVE slow burns , here the two of them are pretty into the other one quite soon but the PLOT is really slow.Anyways the characters are super cute and gentle so that is always a win for me.

  8. says:

    Wieder eine berzeugende Farmer Story von Andrew GreyAuch der 2 Teil der Planting Dreams spielt auf der Farm von Foster und Javi Nach dem Tod seiner Mutter strandet Lachlan Buttar bei den beiden und findet ein neues Zuhause Der Hilfsarbeiter Abe Armitage nimmt sich seiner an und bei der gemeinsamen Arbeit verlieben sich die beiden ineinander Das Paar Lachlan und Abe konnte mich berzeugen Auch in diesem Band schildert der Autor die harte Arbeit auf dem Bauernhof und die allt glichen Problem Wieder eine berzeugende Farmer Story von Andrew GreyAuch der 2 Teil der Planting Dreams spielt auf der Farm von Foster und Javi Nach dem Tod seiner Mutter strandet Lachlan Buttar bei den beiden und findet ein neues Zuhause Der Hilfsarbeiter Abe Armitage nimmt sich seiner an und bei der gemeinsamen Arbeit verlieben sich die beiden ineinander Das Paar Lachlan und Abe konnte mich berzeugen Auch in diesem Band schildert der Autor die harte Arbeit auf dem Bauernhof und die allt glichen Probleme Nat rlich darf dabei eine passende Portion Dramatik nicht fehlen Dazu gibt es ein Wiedersehen mit Harriet und Gro mutter Katie, die die Farm mit Herz und Verstand f hren Alles in allem eine tolle Fortsetzung, die neugierig macht auf einen n chsten Band.Mein Dank geht an den Cursed Verlag f r das erhaltene Rezensionsexemplar

  9. says:

    und wieder eine typische Grey Romance,die gesamte Geschichte mit all seinen super beschriebenen Protas haben mich total berzeugt,etwas Dramatik, etwas Erotik, nichts fehlt,ich hab diese Story in einem Rutsch lesen muessen, da wieder einmal super geschrieben,eine tolle Fortsetzung und ich bin gespannt auf die n chsten Baende

  10. says:

    At just seventeen years old, Lachlan Buttar has experiencedgrief and tragedy than most grown men Raised by a single mother that recently died of cancer He was evicted from their home with nothing but the clothes on his back The local minister and his family take Lachlan in, but the minister s perfect angel son s halo is held up by his horns Broken, exhausted and at the end of his rope, Lachlan winds up at a local Dairy farm run by an openly gay couple Foster and Javi from book 1 and At just seventeen years old, Lachlan Buttar has experiencedgrief and tragedy than most grown men Raised by a single mother that recently died of cancer He was evicted from their home with nothing but the clothes on his back The local minister and his family take Lachlan in, but the minister s perfect angel son s halo is held up by his horns Broken, exhausted and at the end of his rope, Lachlan winds up at a local Dairy farm run by an openly gay couple Foster and Javi from book 1 and isthan skeptical when everyone offers him a helping hand Abe Armitage can relate with Lachlan inways than one He too lost his mother and he too is looked at like he s wrong because he s gay by his own father There s only a few years between them, Abe is 22 and Lachlan is literally weeks away from being 18, but the two men bond quickly More than anything else, Abe just wants Lachlan to feel safe, enjoy and embrace the opportunities he s being offered by Foster and his family, and he wants to love him Unfortunately, someone is hiding just out of sight, waiting and willing to do whatever it takes to silence Lachlan This was such a great book I was captivated by Lachlan from the first page and loved the way Grey slowly unfolded his story instead of hitting the reader with everything in the beginning Much like the steady explanation of what brought Lachlan to this particular place and time, the romance between him and Abe is slow, steady and beautiful as well If you ve read book 1, you ll already be familiar with the majority of the secondary characters in this book I can t even tell you how much I love Grandma Katie, that women is a hot mess, but God love her The threat in this story is relatable and believable as well, something many people have to deal with in their life unfortunately My heart broke for Lachlan, to be so young and so lost, Abe was a lighthouse in the storm for him, strong and steady Definitely a must read If you haven t read book 1, no worries, this book does stand alone very well You will have a better appreciation of the world surrounding Lachlan and Abe if you ve read that book though

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