Farm Fresh was recommended in the “Happily Ever After” section of USA Today in the Love and Lust Recs. I’m going to look and smile and dance for the rest of the day!
If you haven’t picked Farm Fresh up yet, what are you waiting for? I know this isn’t a story for everyone, but it might open your mind and stick with you for days or weeks.
That’s what I’m known for, books that stick; or at least that’s what readers have told me. My books make you think.
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.
Author’s Note on Sex Positivity
This story is sex positive and views sex, in all its consensual forms, as a healthy part of life. If reading about relationships outside the traditional one-plus-one pairings doesn’t sit well, this might not be the book for you. However, if you’re willing to give it a go, I hope you feel the love surrounding all who live and love at Kaleidoscope Gardens.
Many people raised in the “purity culture” enter adulthood not knowing basic information about their bodies, sexual health, and pregnancy, let alone their own or a potential partner’s sexual response. Many carry intense shame related to their sexual identity and expression, even the enjoyment of sex.
If reading this story helps you untie even one of those shame-filled knots someone wove into the fabric of your being, I will have accomplished more than I ever set out to by sharing this story about free love in a place where I want to live.
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