After quitting his teaching job on the heels of a scandal, Beck Davis moves to the house his grandmother left him in Ames Bridge. He finds the town stifling, but it’s a quiet place to hide while he regroups. Or so he thought.
His neighbor Cal McMurtry shows up, demanding to buy Beck’s land. Cal is as infuriatingly sexy as he was ten years ago when he and his jock friends spent their summers taunting Beck.
Beck expects to hate Cal as he did back then, but Cal isn’t who Beck thought he was: he’s hardworking, passionate about revamping and diversifying his family’s farm, and—far more shocking—he’s gay, and interested in Beck.
But as much as they want each other, Beck has no intention of staying in Ames Bridge, and while Cal is technically out, he refuses to date openly. A real relationship seems doomed from the beginning, but love can be a powerful motivator for those willing to take a chance.
I always like it when authors start a new series and it seems that Silvia Violet’s Ames Bridge series is off to a great start.
Down on the Farm isn’t exactly a “friends to lovers” book, or a “reunited lovers” book. It’s not even an “unrequited lovers” book. It’s closer to an “enemies to lovers” book, but not quite.
Beck spent some time at his grandmother’s house growing up. Enough time that she left him the house and property to him in her will because she knew that he loved it there. He may have loved it, but he had no idea what to do with it and he had no intention of living in Ames Bridge for the rest of his life. Fate has a way of changing plans though and it was the perfect escape when he needed a place to get his life back on track.
Cal had come a long way since Beck thought he knew him. Turns out he was just as infatuated with Beck back then as Beck was with him. They both had their personal issues to overcome though and more than a little miscommunication (both past and present) came into play. Town gossip, nosy neighbors, well meaning friends and small town craziness all kept things more than a little interesting.