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2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Farm Fresh by Posy Roberts (388-09-04-2016)

1) This book fit its title so perfectly---it was fresh, organic, unique, just a delight to read. I'd be hard pressed to say what I loved most about it--the setting, the characters, the writing... I've hardly ever read a book with so much sex in where each and every sex scene actually had a purpose beyond the obvious, either for plot development or character growth. And they were all well written, paced just right and with the perfect mix of erotic, dirty and sweet for me. The organic farming commune setting was as lovingly drawn as the characters, the descriptions of both locale and backstories seamlessly worked into the narrative to form a vivid picture in the reader's mind. I loved the character growth both Hudson and Jude went through, how they found healing from their traumatic pasts with the help of their chosen family. Hudson and Jude were a great pairing, very different personalities that complemented each other so well, both likeable on their own and just adorable as a couple. The secondary main couple, Leo and Charlie, weren't quite as present as Hudson and Jude but just as wonderful; all four of them fascinating personalities I'd really love to meet in person.

2) This story is like taking a refreshing breath. I was beautifully written with very well liked characters. Bringing back the commune era, it brings us to what is happening with our planet right at this day and age, where, while most people outside of the outside of the commune are consumers of the quick and easy, in other words, what I call plastic, these people are in there to bring knowledge and teach others to consume fresh and natural. Also, the idea of not being ashamed of our bodies, as we see so rampant today, is a bonus. It brings back the long lost idea of Peace, Love, and Freedom. Totally refreshing! I'd love to read more books that leave me feeling in such great Peace as this one did.

Farm Fresh (Naked Organics #1) by Posy Roberts
Gay Contemporary Romance
Series: Naked Organics
Paperback: 202 pages
Publisher: Labyrinth Bound Press (January 28, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1523219505
ISBN-13: 978-1523219506
Amazon: Farm Fresh (Naked Organics #1)
Amazon Kindle: Farm Fresh (Naked Organics #1)

Jude Garrity visits the farmers market every Saturday. As an environmental engineering student, he’s curious about living off the grid and sustainable agriculture. And one particular farmer. Hudson Oliva has worked hard to support his commune, where queer people live without fear of harm or retribution. When Jude asks pointed questions about living there, Hudson realizes he needs to be honest about his home. Few people know what the farm is actually about, but Jude is insistent. Jude moves to Kaleidoscope Gardens, however his sexual hang-ups make it hard to adjust. He’s an uptight virgin living among people who have sex freely and with multiple partners. When Jude finally loosens up, Hudson is flooded with emotions. Falling for Jude wasn’t part of Hudson’s life plan. But when vindictive rumors about the commune begin to spread, love might be all he has left.

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