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.
Excerpts from a review by Sara at “Sarandipity Book Reviews”
“Somewhere in those first few chapters, I was drawn in hook, line, and sinker to the story of Joe and Ed.”
“Albright does a thoroughly consistent job of creating authentic, to-the-heart (and realistic) dialogue between the characters; conveying thoughts, feelings, and emotions that sync with the characters; and writing such descriptive and sensory passages. (And as someone with a farm background, the mentions were relevant and correct – doubt the average person knows much about the process of cutting hay, letting it dry, etc., for example – and the timing was right! High-five, Addison!)”
“It’s well-written, and I especially liked the descriptive style and depth of character development, and it’s a steady-paced read.”
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Excerpts from a review by Donna at “Love Bytes Reviews”
“I first read this book years ago, when it was released through a different publisher. I continue to re-read it at least once a year, and I love it even more each time. Now that the author has expanded this edition (can you say…perfect epilogue) this was my favourite re-read yet.”
“I’m not normally a fan of books with already established couples, I usually feel as though I’ve missed part of the story, but I never get that feeling with Cultivating Love. I absolutely recommend this to anyone in the need for a slice of happy in their life.”
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Excerpts from a review by Lost in a Book at “Boy Meets Boy Reviews”
“That was adorable!! Seriously. I just devoured Ed and Joe in all their cute, funny, sarcastic, too-manly-for-emotion glory.”
“I loved Ed and Joe together. They were sweet, funny, macho, and sarcastic. They were best friends that also happened to be partners in all forms of the word. They loved deep and it was great to see them evolve and not be afraid to show it.”
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Excerpts from a review by Natalie at “Hearts on Fire Reviews”
“What a beautifully heartwarming story this was! Addison Albright is now another happy find, as a new-to-me-author.”
“I’d recommend this for the engaging narrative, satisfactory angst levels, and an uplifting, country-style romance.”