Since You’ve Bean Gone by Lainey Davis

“Since You’ve Bean Gone” is book one in the multi-author Farm 2 Forking series about the Bedd Family and I am hooked. I really enjoyed this story; it was funny and heartfelt.

Ethan is the oldest Bedd sibling and is now fully in charge of the family soybean farm after the death of his grandfather. Unfortunately, the farm has been in dire financial straits for some time.

Lia Thorne is the financial advisor assigned to work with the Bedds to avoid foreclosure. She is also Ethan’s high school sweetheart who broke his heart when she left to go to college. Lia had her reasons but never told Ethan.

Ethan & Lia still have feelings for each other and I liked how they were able to come back together without too much drama. Lia is dealing with some personal issues that I don’t want to spoil. Ethan is there for her in so many ways. His family is as well and I hope to see more resolution with his siblings as the series progresses.

*Gran and Baabara Streisand-Bedd are shining stars! They run the show.

I cannot wait to read more about this family and Asher in the Planted and Plowed series out soon! I am fully invested in the future of the Bedd Fellows Farm.

Highly recommend if you like small town rom-coms with well placed puns!

Release Date: May 9, 2024

Tropes: Second Chance, Small Town, Floof in Charge, Blue Collar Hero

*Note: This author is a client of Bookcase Media, but I received an advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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