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Lorcan's Desire
     

Lorcan's Desire

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by SJD Peterson
 

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Despite the loving support of his family, Lorcan James wants to try life on his own, so at twenty-one, he finds himself walking halfway across the country in search of adventure. What he finds is desperation, desperation that leads him straight to Whispering Pines Ranch and right into the path of its strong, arrogant, gorgeous owner, who awakens something in Lorcan he

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Despite the loving support of his family, Lorcan James wants to try life on his own, so at twenty-one, he finds himself walking halfway across the country in search of adventure. What he finds is desperation, desperation that leads him straight to Whispering Pines Ranch and right into the path of its strong, arrogant, gorgeous owner, who awakens something in Lorcan he didn't even know existed. Quinn Taylor is up to his neck in grief and frustration dealing with a neighboring rancher who wants nothing more than to see him go belly-up. He doesn't need more complications, but from the moment he lays eyes on Lorcan, his world turns upside down. Despite finding in Quinn what his heart craves, Lorcan refuses to be Quinn's dirty little secret--and Quinn isn't the only one vying for Lorcan's attention. Ranch hand Jess will happily declare his love for Lorcan to the world, something Quinn won't offer--something Lorcan needs above all else.

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ISBN-13:
9781615818891
Publisher:
Dreamspinner Press
Publication date:
05/30/2011
Series:
Whispering Pines Ranch , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
207,967
File size:
446 KB

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Lorcan's Desire 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
lrhubble More than 1 year ago
Lorcan James knew he was loved and accepted at home with his family but he wanted more than he had at home so he decides to walk away and find out more about life. What he didn¿t expect to find was desperation to find a job so that he can feed himself and get the money he needs to go back home. Even if by going home he will get the good natured ribbing from his family. That is better than what he is dealing with now at least it was until he meets Quinn Taylor. Quinn Taylor is doing his best to keep his ranch running and that would be a lot easier if he could get his neighbor to leave him alone and accept that he isn¿t going to sell his ranch. The last thing Quinn needs is a complication and that seems that is exactly what he is getting the minute he lays eyes on Lorcan. Quinn has always kept his life private from his friends and neighbors¿, figuring it was easier for everyone that way. Now Quinn has to re-evaluate his life and he will need to figure just what is most important to him. Lorcan is finding in Quinn something he never knew he was looking for but he is not willing to be hidden from everyone in Quinn¿s life. He needs and wants more than that. Jess is another hired hand on Quinn¿s ranch and he is more than willing to tell the whole world how much he loves Lorcan and how proud he would be to have him in his life. Unlike Quinn who seems more determined to hide his feelings from everyone including himself. Lorcan is going to have to figure out just where his happiness lays. Lorcan is determined that he will not be hidden and that the man that gets his heart is one that will be more than willing to show the world jut how he truly feels. This is a good story but it doesn¿t have the typically happy-ever-after. It has a happy for now ending. It is also the first book in a least a two book set that the ending is picked up in the second book with a break between the ending of the first and the beginning of the second. The characters are well written and will be pulling at the emotions of the readers. All three of the main characters are very sympathetic and will have the reader torn on how they wish for this story to end. While some readers may have problems with the subject matter this is a story that is a very enjoyable read.
ChristyDuke1 5 months ago
I read 'Lorcan's Desire' by SJD Peterson the first time many years ago. It was one of my introductions to the male/male romance genre and a number of things have changed since then. The author is now just Jo, to me, I read almost exclusively in this genre, I have a signed paperback of this book, and I still love this story as much now as I did then. And I'm still just as amazed at the incredible chance the author took when she wrote this as I'm sure she caught hell from quite a few fans over the ending. Quinn Taylor hasn't had an easy time of it since his father died five years ago. Running a cattle ranch is no small chore but fending off his neighbor’s attempts to buy his ranch, and then deliberately sabotaging him by letting everyone know his sexuality, AND offering his workers twice what Quinn was paying them has left him in bad shape. Quinn is doing the work of ten men being left only with John and his partner Conner who have been on the ranch since his daddy ran it and they're not exactly spring chickens. So when Lorcan James shows up, starving and exhausted, looking for work, Quinn is a little suspicious and a whole lot aroused. Needless to say, he needs the help so Lorcan gets a job, and Quinn hopes he can keep his hands off him. The kid was filthy and scruffy as hell…. For some reason Quinn couldn’t explain to himself, he felt fiercely protective and possessive of the man sitting in front of him. He wanted to take him in, make sure he was safe, warm, well fed. Jesus, where the hell had that thought come from? Poor Lorcan. He has spent his whole life fighting to prove he's not gay just because he's too pretty and people assume. The fact that he gets turned on by Quinn throws him for a loop but it wasn't that surprising to me. Lorcan has never had a relationship with anyone, man or woman, and I was fairly certain he just didn't know how he felt. When Quinn and Lorcan do finally get together it is sheer, raw, passion that practically lights the pages on fire. Unfortunately, for Lorcan, he wants more and Quinn is convinced - stupidly, I might add - that he can never give that or have it. Granted, once I knew a little more about where Quinn was coming from I could understand his feelings but I still thought he was an idiot. As long as he kept his distance from him during the day, he could share at least an occasional evening with the man who was quickly becoming so important to him. It wasn’t a perfect solution, but for now it was the only one he had—the only option he had if he wanted to keep his ranch, the respect of his community, and Lorcan. Oh, Quinn, you big coward. Letting other people, in this case your community, dictate how you're going to live your life is never a good idea. Leaving Lorcan to feel as if you're ashamed of him is what drives him to the arms of another. Jess is out and proud, not to mention willing to share with the whole world how much Lorcan means to him, whereas Quinn can only ever have him as a dirty little secret. I don't blame Lorcan for what happened. A powerful story that left me reeling. Thank you, Jo. It was just as amazing as the first time I read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read, can't wait to start the next in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TheStephanieLoves More than 1 year ago
Lorcan's Desire by SJD Peterson Series: Whispering Pines Ranch (#1) Release Date: May 30th, 2011 Publisher: Dreamspinner Page Count: 184 Source: Directly from publisher for for review Burning passion, yet also skeptic true love, scathe the pages of Lorcan's Desire. Quinn is everything Lorcan wants -- handsome, brooding, salacious -- and he can tell Quinn wants him too (telltale signs of male body language, hello!) but his moodiness expresses otherwise. Lorcan's done everything to be kind, helpful, and sometimes even flirty around the strong cowboy who has taken him in and offered him a generous ranch job, but he's not exactly getting friendliness in return. While Lorcan wants to have a public relationship with Quinn, Quinn is afraid of coming out of the closet, from old, nostalgic fears of his past that have to do with gay bashin. He knows his revelation will taunt him, and it may even make him lose his ranch. There's lots of sexual frustration in this gay romance novel, but I can't say I feel any chemistry between any of the characters. Yes, some of the things lovers whisper to each other in the dark make my heart squeeze, and some of the sex scenes are fiery hot, but I just don't feel that zing I should feel between characters who are attracted to each other. This applies to both Quinn and Lorcan, and Jess and Lorcan: the two main relationships this books centers around. To put it pleasantly, Peterson writes aggressively. The plot is aggressive, the characters aggressive, the sex aggressive. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I like to save intensity for necessary moments, rather than throwing it around every other approach. The straightforwardness of the story also makes for profound emotion, rawness, and haste because of the fast pace. In the end though, the indispensable message Lorcan's desires reveals, is that love should be uninhibited, not restricted by society's expectations and standards. I felt lots of frustration myself, while reading about Quinn's inability to truly express his love for Lorcan. It was like I know the love is there -- Quinn knows the love is there -- he just refuses to display it because he fears what others will think of him for being gay. As a believer of true love, no matter what the gender, race, age (except pedophilia; ick), and religion, I totally sympathize with Lorcan's heartbreak about the man who will forever be unavailable. The ending is extremely dissatisfying; it's one of those tragic conclusions where one lover has a happily ever after, while the other doesn't. Very depressing. It shows what results from following the rules at the expense of following the heart, and makes me never, ever wish that sort of decision on anyone. Stephanie Loves: "Sometimes being in love hurts. Hiding it or denying it causes the greatest hurt of all." -- Pretty much sums up the most important part of this book! Radical Rating: 7 hearts- A few flaws here and there, but wouldn't mind rereading.