Cultivating Love

1ST EDITION NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASECLICK HERE FOR EXPANDED EDITION book show 3 Genre LGBT Erotic Contemporary 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 a 1ST EDITION NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASECLICK HERE FOR EXPANDED EDITION book show 3 Genre LGBT Erotic Contemporary 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 ever dream of acknowledging 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 makes an effort to take every aspect of their relationship up a notch Will Joe be able to adapt to the open sentimentality Ed s injecting into their relationship, let alone the new spice in their bedroom activities Publisher s Note This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable Anal play intercourse, male male sexual practices, violence.
Cultivating Love ST EDITION NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASECLICK HERE FOR EXPANDED EDITION book show Genre LGBT Erotic Contemporary A man of few words Joe is a hard working farmhand who likes his simple uncompli

  • Title: Cultivating Love
  • Author: Addison Albright
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. Holy shit I loved this book! I mean REALLY loved it! Plenty of angst, a splash of romance, hard working pretty farm boys And the most fantastic HEA! This one will probably go in my top 10 or top 20. I've got to mull it over a bit first.Highly recommended! I just loved Joe and Ed!PS: I have a shelf on GoodReads titled Fuck Yeah, 5+ Stars. Out of almost 2000 books I've read that are posted on GoodReads, only 43 of them are on that shelf, this is one of them. Cultivating Love is one of my all-time [...]

    2. Ed and Joe are two men in a long term relationship that they have not been forced to define. They live together, they posture about dominant status, they worry about the "manliness" perception from each other and they communicate only on the most basic level any deeper emotionUntil they find that they can't define their relationship that way forever. Now they must break down some walls and really admit and accept what they need from each other and what they mean to each other. Will they both be [...]

    3. ***** Two hard working men face a new opportunity ! Ed, about 28, is a mechanic, hard working and strong, who has lived with blonde Joe, 26, who labors on a farm. Each man is stable, honest, devoted and dedicated. The guys do well together with few emotions showing, but are happy to be together. Ed's father is dead, or so his mom told him, but Ed gets a notice that his father has died and he's the sole beneficiary. Ed is stunned, he's hurt that his mom lied, and he's sorry he never got to know h [...]

    4. This book was a sweet love story about two men who have been in a relationship for a couple years, finally coming to terms with their love for one another. Joe and Ed are well, not quite macho men, but definitely not the type to wear their hearts on their sleeves. They have a very comfortable relationship build more on an understanding than on any expicit long-term committment between the two. But when Ed unexpectedly inherits a farm, their lives change and both men come to realize how important [...]

    5. I liked these men and enjoyed reading how their relationship deepened over the course of the story. Ed and Joe are two guys living and sleeping together that are very careful to not cross any kind of emotional lines even though they're both desperately in love with each other. Ed gets some shocking news regarding a relative and leans on Joe to help him understand and make plans. There's a bit of drama due to some hardcore homophobia in the new area that the men move to that ended up resulting in [...]

    6. 4 StarsThat was adorable!! Seriously. I just devoured Ed and Joe in all their cute, funny, sarcastic, too-manly-for-emotion glory. And, Cowboys? Only every day of the week and twice on Sunday, please. Ed and Joe are roommates and have been fuck-buddies for the past two and a half years. I say fuck-buddies because they’re very good at hiding from the emotional side of what they have going on. Joe is a farm hand working seasonal jobs and Ed is a mechanic. The two of them are all they have in the [...]

    7. This book had something just a little bit special with it look at the relationship between Joe and Ed. Joe and Ed have been together for a long time but it is change in their circumstances that brings about changes in their relationship.An inheritance means that Ed can now provide a different kind of life for himself and Joe. They are both hardworking and honest men and they love each other. They have just been restrained in the way they show each other.As they start their new life, Ed's gesture [...]

    8. This is a wonderful book about two ordinary men living life as best as they can. Ed and Joe have been together for a number of years and while their relationship is solid it's not a holding hands while walking on the beach romance. They are happy together and their sex life is hot and that's enough for them.However, their lives change in a big way when Ed receives an unexpected windfall. As they deal with the upheaval of changing careers and homes they will find that the biggest and most profoun [...]

    9. What a beautifully heartwarming story this was! Addison Albright is now another happy find, as a new-to-me-author. Joe, a farm worker and Ed, a mechanic, are revealed through alternating POV’s, giving needed insight to the dynamics of their relationship. Initially, I did feel like I had missed a part of their story, with the dialogue at the beginning about their established relationship. After 2.5 years, both still had little confidence in their importance to each other, even in the bedroom. T [...]

    10. 3.5 starsI really loved the idea of this story. Rather than a typical "boy meets boy, boys fall in love" m/m romance, this is about two men who are already in a committed relationship but are afraid to really show affection. They never use the word love, are very strict about whose "turn" it is to top, and never venture beyond strict intercourse in the bedroom. (i.e. no blow jobs, no cuddling, etc.)Circumstances in their life sort of force them to make a more verbal commitment to each other ("We [...]

    11. I’ve read several shorter stories from this author and although they did tend to be sweet and sappy, sometimes edging into too much, the thread of humor and romance woven into the writing attracted me. Unfortunately this book feels like a huge step backward for the author and I wouldn’t recommend it. The writing was nowhere near what I’m used to from Albright and the storyline itself has huge holes. This reads like an early work resurrected, but if you’re new to the author, begin with an [...]

    12. If this had been solely about Joe and Ed's relationship evolution I think I could have loved this. Their dynamic was interesting and unusual. Definitely something I haven't read before.What ruined this for me was all the drama. (view spoiler)[The sister. The estranged family. The inheritance. The ex-lover. The homophobe. The injury. The fire. The death. (hide spoiler)]. It was one after the other and way, way, way too much in such a short space of time.

    13. Joe and Ed are young and living together. To the equation misses only love. It's not that Joe and Ed are not in love, it's probably that no one taught them "how" to be in love, and "what" being in love means. Ed, orphaned at 17 years old, spent all his time to make the ends meet, and Joe was kicked out of home when he came out to his father at 18 years old. When the book starts they are already together, sharing an house and a bed, but it's not said how they met and how they put the boundaries t [...]

    14. Too many flies in this pot. The plot shifted with dizzying speed. We had so many changes and tragedies in such a short book, and most were resolved way too easily and quickly (Hi, you're my sister and I haven't seen you in nearly a decade. Cool. Come stay with us.)I didn't buy the entire premise: Two guys have been in a relationship for 2.5 years but don't talk about emotions and take "turns" bottoming. Ridiculous. I could see this working in a casual friends with benefits situation, but not whe [...]

    15. This book is truly a gem!After reading some reviews I've been afraid Joe and Ed's relationship would be at first somewhat distant and maybe even awkward, but that's so not true! They loved each other for a long time now, they just built that walls, that rules to guard their hearts in case something goes wrong and as the time went, the walls still stood in place not out of necessity, but rather out of habit. And this book is about them realizing that not only they don't need this walls, but the w [...]

    16. ARC provided by the publisher through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review. This was a nice story about two “regular” guys in their mid-twenties, though too be honest, for quite a while I thought for sure they were older—at least in their forties. Joe is a farmhand who was disowned by his family when he came out seven or eight years before, and Ed is a mechanic who’s been on his own for years, ever since his mother died. Suddenly, Ed inherits a farm from [...]

    17. A Joyfully Jay review. 3.5 starsSpeaking in gross generalities, I was disappointed at how this story was less “extra” (as the kids say these days) that the other Albright stories I’ve read. As you may have picked up in the opening paragraphs of my summary, Ed and Joe are pretty indistinguishable. I’m not even sure what they really looked like for almost the entire book—which is not necessarily a problem, but when the characters lack character, then I find it nice to fall back on bland [...]

    18. I liked the idea of the blurb on Addison Albright’s Cultivating Love. The idea of these two hardworking men (and cowboys from the cover) who’ve been in a relationship for a while, and something comes along to shake them up a little bit. It’s a heartwarming story with some great characters.Ed has a life-changing event come his way, and it upends the routine he’s developed with his partner, Joe. They go through life showing very little affection, and this change requires a leap of faith. O [...]

    19. 4.5 STARSI 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.Joe and Ed are “manly men”. Ed is a mechanic and Joe is a farmhand who dreams of one day owning his own farm. The two men have been together for several years, their relationship well established and routin [...]

    20. I'm so happy to have found this book. It's a sweet story about an established couple learning to let go of their hangups about acting "manly" while growing closer to each other. There's only one conflict between them, not a major one, and it gets resolved slowly over the course of the book. It's really about them learning to lean on each other as they navigate through life. There are a few external conflicts, including some violence (but it's not too bad or too explicit) and homophobia. Ed is de [...]

    21. I do love me some gay cowboys and this did count as such. It's a sweet story and I really liked the "already established" slant on it, as well as the insecurities and embarrassments that Ed and Joe both seemed to face - both of them feeling the same things, wanting to break out of their established ways but neither knowing how or whether the other would think differently of them if they did. I loved how they came to be a little more open with their affection, not just using sex as their way of c [...]

    22. Well-written, great characters, realistic plot; it's a very good read overall. It has some nice detail about farm life in a small town, and good back stories. I loved watching these two men open up and realize what they have and admit their feelings to each other. It was perfect to be in both their heads and get to know them equally. I felt like they were old friends of mine by the end of the book, and I knew whose voice I was reading through just by their words and actions. There were some good [...]

    23. 3.5 starsThe characters are met about 2.5 years into their relationship. Joe and Ed seem to be comfortable where they are but there is a level of intimacy missing. As their lives are upended they work to find their way around the emotions they feel and how to express them.This is a sweet story and I really liked the characters, however I took points off because there were times when I had to reread a paragraph or section because I had no idea who was speaking. There were confusing paragraphs whe [...]

    24. I have always liked books about established couples, and Cultivating Love turned out to be a moving and beautiful love story without being mushy. Joe and Ed are great together. Author does not reveal how they met, but she wrote them so well that there was no need for the backstory in order to see that they couldn't be more perfect for one another. Reserved and undemonstrative about their feelings, they are deeply in love, and it was very interesting to watch them learn the importance of communic [...]

    25. I could easily have read more about this pair of adorable cowboys. The family element was integrated well into the narrative, but I wanted to spend more time with just the boys on the farm.Their efforts to reveal their feelings to each other was unveiled well - slowly, deliberating and with the realisation that things can and do go wrong, so it's important to be clear about loving and sharing and wanting, and all those other worthwhile things.I thought some of the stuff about Stan was not explai [...]

    26. *sigh* I am afraid I am in the minority here so feel free to ignore my rating. I just plain didn't like this. Too much stuff going on for a novella, the writing felt stilted and rushed, and the two MCse on, taking turns bottoming and having never even held hands when they've been living together for close to 3 years? Didn't work for me, unfortunately. I would suggest looking at other reviews before making a decision on this. Off to the next one :)

    27. That is just my kind of story. Deep love, LTR, commitment, honest guys, hard workers. And don't forget great sensuality.

    28. A nice sweet but not too sugary novella about a couple who unexpectedly inherit a farm. This leads to them discovering more about each other, themselves and their relationship. Very enjoyable.

    29. This is the first book I’ve read in a long time that starts right out of the gate with an established couple. Joe and Ed have been together for two and a half years; Joe works as a farm hand and Ed is a mechanic. Their lifestyle takes a sudden turn when Ed receives notification from his late father’s attorney – the father his mother had lead him to believe had died before he was even born – advising him that he was recently killed in a motorcycle accident and has left his farm to him. So [...]

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