LGBT Erotic Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 cups
Ed is an auto mechanic. He lives with Joe, his lover of several years and is relatively content. That is until he receives a package of papers from a lawyer -- then his life gets turned upside down.
Joe grew up on a farm and now works as farm hand selling his services to whoever needs him.
When Ed receives a packet of papers from a lawyer saying that the father he never knew, and who his mother said died before he was born, has just died, he is nothing less than stunned. The papers make him his father's sole heir, and he inherits a good-sized farm. While Ed knows next to nothing about running a farm, Joe knows all there is to know and has wanted his own farm for forever. Ed is more than happy to give Joe his dream as long as it means Joe is in it for the long haul. The inheritance forces the two to re-examine their relationship and where it is heading in more ways than one. At first Joe does not know what to make of Ed's new found tender emotions nor his willingness to share them with him, but it isn't long before Joe is liking this side of his partner. However, the move to the farm is not all roses because it becomes clear very quickly that there is one man who has it in for them because they are a gay couple. When the man takes that extra step to bring his hatred to light, one of the gay men is badly injured. Is this the end of their dream? What lengths is the man willing to go, and are they truly safe on their new farm?
I truly enjoyed reading Cultivating Love. Reading about Ed and Joe trying not to be "mushy" really cracked me up a time or two, and I liked how the author allowed the couple to sort of grow into it as the story progressed. The love scenes are well written, and erotic, as well as, tender making them my favorite sort to read. Ms. Albright has a real talent for giving the reader just enough clues to keep things interesting without overwhelming the reader with a ton of details. I'm a big fan of m/m romance and Ms. Albright just went to the top of my "to be read" list. I highly recommend this book!
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More