Title: A Second Harvest (Men of Lancaster County #1)
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 1st 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 206 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
David Fisher has lived by the rules all his life. Born to a Mennonite family, he obeyed his father and took over the family farm, married, and had two children. Now with both his kids in college and his wife deceased, he runs his farm alone and without joy, counting off the days of a life half-lived.
Christie Landon, graphic designer, Manhattanite, and fierce gay party boy, needs a change. Now thirty, he figures it’s time to grow up and think about his future. When his best friend overdoses, Christie resolves to take a break from the city. He heads to a small house in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to rest, recoup, and reflect.
But life in the country is boring despite glimpses of the hunky silver fox next door. When Christie’s creativity latches on to cooking, he decides to approach his widower neighbor with a plan to share meals and grocery expenses. David agrees, and soon the odd couple finds they really enjoy spending time together.
Christie challenges the boundaries of David’s closed world and brings out feelings he buried long ago. If he can break free of the past, he might find a second chance at happiness.
A Second Harvest is Eli Easton at her best. This story was exquisitely written. This book is about David, a Mennonite farmer in his 40’s who secretly yearns for more and the out, and the proud city boy in the country for a change of pace and to settle his aunt’s estate.
Lots to love here, guys! My highlights:
-David. To me, he came across as a selfless, gentle man. I loved seeing the world through his eyes and took joy in his happiness.
-Christie. He is who he is and makes no apologies. There was something very freeing about his character, and his big heart made it impossible not to love him.
-Relationship development. The progression from tentative friendship to lovers felt natural.
-The sexual tension. I love a well written slow burn and this is about as well as you can write it. It was palpable.
-The story is narrated through a dual POV. I have to say I was relieved we didn’t get any extra POVs like in her past few books.
-The pace of the story was smooth and flowed effortlessly.
-And the end- floved it! ♥
Any negatives? Nope.
Do I recommend it? Most definitely!
This was 5 Stars all the way! Eli Easton hit it out of the park, and I can’t wait for the rest of the stories in this series!