Blueberry Boys by Vanessa North
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.
Filled with lovely details of setting and personality as well as the complication of family, this is is sexy sweet romance between a city boy and country boy.
I love that Jed is devout. It is wonderful to see faith woven into this book and how it figures into the plot in critical and intersting ways.
The romance is one you will root for and the happily ever after is believable and hard won.
There are lot of relationships and details that aren’t resolved or provided enough context (for example I can’t tell how old anyone is) and detail for this book to be as rich as it could be for me but I enjoyed the central love story very much.