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Lavender 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


10 thoughts on “Lavender

  1. says:

    One of my all time favorite books is Lily by Xavier Axelson It wasn t what I was expecting when I read the blurb, it was so much better and I really fell in love with the author s writing style It stuck with me and Lavender is much the same The author does not write your typical hearts and flowers or perfectly perfect characters His MC s are flawed and their encounters are gritty It s different and I appreciate how he can pull all the rough edges together and give a plethora of emotions in a few words.Lavender starts out rough and sad It s set against an idyllic backdrop and the contrast made the heartache the characters were feeling pronounced Our MC, Law and his parents have made their lives on a lavender farm in northern California The setting is intrinsically romantic and the bits of backstory about Law s parents adds to the mood When we meet Law and his mom, they are consumed by grief though following the death of Law s dad It was obvious he was the anchor for this small family and both Law and his mom are grieving hard His mom deals with her loss by escaping b...


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    So about Law he s the kind of guy that I have a hard time warming up to, and to be honest when I first started reading this story up until about two thirds of the way through I thought I was never going to get to any point where I would like him Yes, he s grieving, and yes, he feels alone and abandoned when his mother leaves to escape her own grief What I was not happy with was how he dealt with his situation through random, meaningless sexual encounters or the occasional one sided tryst with Denny It wasn t the fact that he was having the encounters that bothered me it was the way he treated the men especially Denny It s one thing to have emotionally empty liaisons as a way to cope with emotional pain, but it s a whole other ball game when you treat those with whom you re having relations with total disregard, indifference, and sometimes downright cruelty even if it is only through words.Now, that said when Garbi enters the picture things do seem to look up for both Law and the story Law gains focus and Garbi seems to act like an anchor for Law At the same time, Law gives Garbi something other than playing his sport to look forward to, and the attraction between them does burn quite hot It s hard to see how they would be able to make things work past the short time they have together while Garbi s team is in town, and while circumstances do offer up a chance for the wa...


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    Lavender ARC was graciously provided to me by Gay Book Reviews for an honest review The Healing Powers of Lavender. Lavender, by Xavier Axelson, is a book with a beautiful premise, which takes place in northern California, set amongst the absolutely beautiful and aromatic lavender fields These popular fields having been nurtured by Law and his family at their popular family farm for years, Law finds himself suffering greatly after the untimely passing of his father This quick chapter free read, written in the first person, is a story about the heart breaking, mind numbing, and, difficult mournful journey of Lawrence Law Crow, and how he struggles with his attempts at survival, and as a result, his attempts at finding peace And..it was not all flowers and sunshine deep sigh I was so glad to have come across this book, because let s face it, it has an absolutely beautiful cover Once again, a cover drew me in Lavender fields, a barn, and two men having apparently found solace in one another, is what I saw on this gorgeous cover Sopffft..yeah, I was in grinning gleefully Well..unfortunately, it turned out to be not quite as I had predicted First and foremost, my heart absolutely broke for Law and his family It really did It was heart wrenching to see how La...


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    Law is immersed in loss His father died suddenly in the very fields of lavender he loved, leaving behind a grieving widow and a son who is lost and unable to find his way back Law has returned from school to work the family lavender farm, only to discover that his father was the life blood of the place Now his mother must flee to her home country of France before the burden of her grief destroys her, leaving Law to carry on and not only run the family business but, importantly, to disperse his father s ashes on the fragrant acres he loved tending.Mind and heart numb, Law lets loose, using countless nameless hookups filled with empty sex to drive him near to the point of breaking He is angry and takes that hurt and despair out on whomever he couples with until a man rolls into town who will change all of that, and It was a weekend trip a soccer tournament one of so many for the Spanish team whose star, Garbi, was to leave after the three day stint By sheer accident, the team bus stops by the lavender farm, and Law and Garbi meet, changing the destructive path Law had been skirting and reminding him that life is meant to be lived.Once again author Xavier Axelson lays bare the soul of his character and explores the darkest of places inside a grieving heart With poetic grace, this author exposes Law s grief and asks us to share in the experience as painful and raw as it may be Be forewarned, there is sex, lots of it, and it is angry and desperate and not really pretty as we...


  5. says:

    There are times when Law comes across as, well, a jackass He does redeem himself in the end thanks to Garbi s love Grabi is the sexy, Spanish soccer player that heats up the pages And I do mean heat up Fans self FULL REVIEW


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    2.5 stars I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads This is pure smut Even attempting to call this erotica feels a bit too civilized The cover suggests a gentle romance and the blurb talks about bereavement and loss but most of this short story is just a string of explicit, imaginative, yet mostly emotionless sexual encounters between Law and a series of partners There are a few attempts at plot as Law makes a few efforts to take control of his farm after his father s death but each effort to reinvigorate the family business seems to end with Law shagging someone I m not necessarily complaining about the shagging Or the wanking Or the many other experiences Law shares with his partners From the retired cop turned priest to the football player, Law s partners are all fantasy men and in its own way, the sex is hot I m just a little bit curious about the disconnect between blurb, cover and content In the internet age of Pornhub, this coll...


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    This book begins with emotional pain The death of Law s beloved father, in the lavender field he cherished, causes untold grief for the son and widow left behind You can feel their agony in every word Mom deals with it by ignoring everything, including her son, and Law deals with it with sex anonymous, constant and emotionless The story is told in first person by Law and his agony over losing his father is so raw It starts to make him harsh in his dealings with life and yet, life has to go on When his mom leaves, returning to her native France, unable to deal with the reminders of her husband everywhere, Law is left with the lavender farm and the so difficult task of spreading his father s ashes It was little details, like lavender lemonade, that made the story poignant, reminding us that yes, life continues even when you are screaming in grief and how do you deal with it It is in the middle of this despair that Law meets Garbi, a soccer player who ends up visiting the farm, and that is the beginning of some healing for Law If not healing, at least a slowing of his self destructive path It should be noted that while these two are hopefully headed to a forever place, it isn t so much romantic as just merciless hard sex as part of his healing Some of the scenes are hard to re...


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    This is a book about a man whose world is Falling apart around him Law is a man who is lost He lost his father, who is also his best friend though he never says so The pain he is feeling over the loss of his father is than he can handle To make things worse his mom is in just as bad shape as Law is but she is wanting to leave their home on top of everything else to grieve her loss in Paris with her side of the family.Law now feels as if he has lost both parents at the same time Law knows that even though he would love to their farm behind and move on like his mom has, he can t because there is so much of his father still their It would break him even to leave hat behind So Law does the only bing he knows to do to try and ease the pain he is feeling and that is nameless sex.This is working somewhat for him or at least it is when he is in the act but the pain always comes back afterwards On a chance encounter with a soccer team Law meets a man that has captured his attention Garbi Garbi makes him feel better even when they are not having sex But Garbi is only passing through and does not plan on staying This is the first person that has made Law feel better So what is Law going to do when Garbi leaves This was a decent short story I enjoyed the read but it was not ...


  9. says:

    Sadly this one just wasn t for me I felt that it started off alright, but it just didn t feel like it went anywhere and I found it to be too much about sex and angst without any real romance or strong plot to hold my attention It s only a short story, didn t take me than an hour or so to finish, but it was different from what I had expected when I started By all means judge...


  10. says:

    A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words ReviewRating 3.75 stars out of 5For the full review that review I read Xavier Axelson for the lyricism of his narrative His words can flow with a beauty that can haunt you, surprising you with their i...


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