Reviewed by Becca
AUTHOR: Xavier Axelson
PUBLISHER: JMS Books LLC
LENGTH: 84 Pages
RELEASE DATE: July 15, 2017
Following the sudden death of his father, Lawrence “Law” Crow must not only comfort his bereaved mother, but also find the strength to continue running the family business, a local and beloved lavender farm in the mountains of northern California. At first, consumed with his own grief and struggling to find meaning in life, Law indulges in his vices, mainly by surrendering to his sexual urges with numerous men, all in a desperate battle to forget his pain and to end the emotional turmoil tearing him apart.
But when a stunningly handsome and passionate Spanish soccer player named Garbi suddenly crosses his path, Law discovers light in the possibility of love. Does Garbi have the ability to heal Law’s shattered heart, provide him with purpose, and help him fully embrace the joy of living once again amidst the beautiful and fragrant lavender fields?
I kind of had a hard time with this book. Not because of the death scenes or anything, but while Law is grieving he goes through man after man and anytime he has sex with anyone it’s always rough. I don’t mean BDSM rough, I mean harsh and cruel almost.
Law lost his father in their lavender fields and Law is having a hard time coping. He’s given up on life and all he wants to do is use people for sex. And he does. I understand the anger part of grief but to be cruel to people who are letting you use their bodies is not cool with me. In one instance, he was almost arrested for trying to find a booty call and screwed the sheriff instead and left him handcuffed to the pole as he walked away. He chokes people with his hands or dick, taking his anger out on them. When he meets Garbi, he is overcome with lust and they have explosive sex. But again there is choking involved. I tried to get past this stuff to get to the story but it is very difficult.
I feel for Law in the fact that he is having a hard time coping. Anyone that has lost someone important to them knows that grieving is a terrible process. The stages of grief can be strong. Anger is the biggest one Law seems to be going through. I understand that facet of his life as well. I am happy that when he meets Garbi, he is finally letting go and moving on. He has learned that it’s time to put his father to rest and live his life.
For anyone wanting to read this book, I am not sure if I recommend it or not. It’s a good story as far as Law learning to live life again and moving on but I still can’t get past the cruelness in the sex. And for me it’s a big deal, because I like BDSM. So I’m in the middle about this book. Read for yourself if you wish and make your own judgement.