Connor Graham is a city boy—a celebrated fashion photographer in New York. When his uncle’s death drags him back to the family blueberry farm, all he wants to do is sell it as quickly as he can. Until he meets his uncle’s tenant farmer.
Jed Jones, shy and stammering, devout and dedicated, has always yearned for land of his own and a man to share it with. Kept in the closet by his church, family, and disastrous first love, he longs to be accepted for who he is. But now, with his farm and his future in Connor’s careless hands, he stands to lose even the little he has.
Neither man expects the connection between them. Jed sees Connor—appreciates his art and passion like no one else in this godforsaken town ever has. Connor hears Jed—looks past his stutter to listen to the man inside. The time they share is idyllic, but with the farm sale pending, even their sanctuary is a source of tension. As work, family, and their town’s old-fashioned attitudes pull them apart, they must find a way to reconcile commitments to their careers and to each other.
Connor and Jed fell into an unexpected love story. It was a sweet story between two men who deserved more from life than they had gotten. Jed’s family found it hard to accept him for who he was and Connor’s brother was a bigot and a bully… but nothing was exactly like it seemed and sometimes that’s a very good thing.
This was also a story that I wished could have ended differently for both men. Not that their story didn’t end in a very satisfying HEA, but it was kind of bittersweet for both of them. Life has a way of turning things around though and they deserved to be happy. Finding that happiness with each other was more important in the big picture than where it was found. 😉