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.
Vanessa North's latest novel, "Blueberry Boys," was an entertaining and easy read for me. I hate when reading a book feels like a chore, which this one definitely did not.
As the story begins, NYC male model photographer, Connor, has returned to his old hometown in rural Massachusetts to settle his deceased uncle's affairs.
Connor and his (asshole) brother, Scott, have inherited their uncle's farm and decide to sell the property, after which point Connor planned to never set foot in the place again.
Connor was the fat, gay kid growing up and the town holds very few pleasant memories for him, so the sooner he can part with the farm and archive painful memories of his past, the better.
Until he met Jed, the quiet, handsome and devout stuttering blueberry farmer who was currently leasing the land.
When Connor and Jed meet, the intense attraction was instant. Even if neither of them initially realized that the interest was reciprocated. (Dumb guys are dumb.)
I loved how Connor was so patient, yet take charge, while Jed was shy and reserved.
That is, until things heat up in the bedroom, then there was a bit of a role reversal in play, to my absolute reading pleasure.