Review: Cultivating Love by Addison Albright


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Length: 40,472 words

Publisher: JMS Books

Cover: Written Ink Designs



A man of few words, Joe is a hard-working farmhand who likes his simple, uncomplicated life. Ed is satisfied with his existence as an auto mechanic, but thrilled when an unexpected development in his life allows him to help Joe realize a dream.

It forces them, however, to reevaluate the casual, undefined nature of their relationship. They’re too macho to speak of love, and neither would acknowledge he doesn’t really mind when it’s his turn to bottom. When life throws them a curve ball, and the rules of their game get old, Ed tries to take every aspect of their relationship up a notch. Can Joe adapt to the open sentimentality Ed’s injecting into their relationship, let alone the new spice in their bedroom activities?

This is a previously published story that has been rewritten, expanded, and re-edited.

My Review

Gold star
As soon as I started reading this book, I quickly became invested in the characters. The author does an excellent job of portraying the relationship between Joe and Ed. They’ve been together more than two years, and clearly love each other, but neither one will say it. Their sudden windfall and move to the farm changes everything for them, and I loved how well they settled into their new life. They made a commitment to each other right there, and both knew it, but still they wouldn’t say those three little words.
A lot of the story is based around their new life on the farm, their physical love (which was hot, hot, hot!), and interaction with the locals. Of course, nothing can run smoothly forever, and the appearance of Stan and his treatment of them was appalling. I was on the edge of my seat, hoping he would get his come-uppance. And on the other side of the coin, Bill was a wonderful character. It was great that he was able to tell Ed about his father.
This book does tug at your emotions. Several times I had tears in my eyes, from both the “aww” moments, and the the occasional sad moments. I found I couldn’t put it down, eager to know if Joe and Ed ever get around to saying “I love you,” and relieved to see they get their HEA. This is definitely one I’ll read again, and I’ll be looking for more to read from this author.

Author Bio

Addison Albright lives in the middle of the USA with two peculiar cats. Her stories are gay (sometimes erotic) romance, and tend to be sweet man-love in contemporary settings. Her education includes a BS in Education with a major in mathematics and a minor in chemistry. Addison loves spending time with her family, reading, popcorn, boating, French fries, “open window weather,” cats, math, and anything chocolate. She loves to read pretty much anything and everything, anytime and anywhere.

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