How to Raise an Honest Rabbit by Amy Lane

How to Raise an Honest Rabbit by LaneHow to Raise an Honest Rabbit by Amy Lane
Reviewer:  Tj
Publisher:  Dreamspinner Press
Novella:  45,277 Words
Purchase at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
Roses:  5
A Knitting Novella
Everything about Jeremy has always been a lie—including his last name. When one grift too many ends in tragedy, Jeremy goes straight. But life’s hard for an ex-con, and Jeremy is down to panhandling and hope when Rance Crawford offers him work at a tiny alpaca farm and fiber mill. Jeremy takes him up on the job, thinking this could be his last chance to be a good man, and meets Aiden, who is growing into a better one.As Aiden comes of age, Jeremy finds himself desperate to grow up, too, because Aiden starts looking  to him for things Jeremy doesn’t know how to give. Being honest is terrifying for a man who’s learned to rabbit at the first sign of conflict—more so when Aiden gives Jeremy a reason to stay that can’t be packed up and carried in a knapsack. When Jeremy’s past comes knocking at their door, can Jeremy trust enough in Aiden and his new home to answer bravely back?


This series is like candy to me.   Each book is so sweet.  I absolutely love the covers too.  (Aren’t they the cutest!)  So on to the story.  Jeremy is a man who had the unlucky break to be born to a grifter.  We are never told what happened to his mother.  Jeremy doesn’t even know his last name for sure.  After his father is killed he tries a check kiting scheme and can’t go through with it.  He is arrested for it and spends 2 years in jail.  He is determined to go straight.  Life is hard as an ex-con and he is desperate for work.  Along comes Rance Crawford who picks him up and gives him work and a place to stay.  This is where he meets the young Aiden.

This story is just a good old fashioned love story.  There isn’t a whole lot of angst.  Jeremy has a whole lot of fear of commitment and now he is committing to changing his life, staying in one place, and loving someone.  The characters really drive Amy Lane’s books.  They are vivid and full of life.  You can just picture these people so clearly.  The story lines are good as well.  The Knitting series is tamer than some of her other books when it comes to sex.  This just makes the romance all the more tender in my mind.  The story analogies using knitting are wonderful as well.  I use to knit some and it makes me want to start again.



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I'm a plain Jane who longs to put her imagination to work. I'm not a writer but I like to read.

Posted on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013, in Book Review, Contemporary, Five Roses, M/M Romance, Novella: 100-150 pages, TJ and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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