Title: Picked Fresh
Series: Naked Organics #2
Author: Posy Roberts
Genre: M/M Romance
Publisher: Labyrinth Bound Press
Hudson Oliva loves stability. He was a throwaway teen before finding Kaleidoscope Gardens, but has since thrived at the commune. When Jude Garrity moves in, life gets even better, but Hudson still craves more. He knows he has to be satisfied with their exclusive status being temporary and that Jude will eventually navigate his full sexual awakening with their other housemates.
Hudson has a journey of his own to make. It might only require going home to settle his grandmother’s estate, but he plans to use his time away to figure out how to temper his feelings for Jude and bury his jealousy once and for all. But when Jude joins him on his trip, Hudson falls even deeper in love, especially after Jude stands by his side when he finally confronts his mother for rejecting him.
However, it’s not all hearts and flowers while they travel. They’re over two thousand miles from home when Hudson learns a ruthless corporate farm threatens the commune they both love. In order to save their way of life, Hudson must ask his mother for help. And if he wants a chance at a stable future with Jude, he has to tell him the truth about his feelings, no matter if it ruins the harmony he’s tried so hard to preserve.
Interested in reading how Hudson ended up living at Kaleidoscope Gardens? Read Naked Origins—Hudson for free. This is not a romance, but for those who want to dig a little deeper, this story covers much of Hudson’s history that is hinted at in Picked Fresh. Visit https://posyroberts.com/2016/02/02/free-read-naked-origins/ to read the summary and download it.
Title: Farm Fresh
Series: Naked Organics #1
Author: Posy Roberts
Genre: M/M Romance
Posy Roberts writes about the realistic struggles of men looking for love. Whether her characters are family men, drag queens, or lonely men searching for connections, they all find a home in her stories.
Posy is a Jill of all trades and master of the drill and paintbrush. She’s married to a partner who makes sure she doesn’t forget to eat or sleep during her writing frenzies. Her daughter, a budding author and cinematographer, helps her come up with character names. For fun, Posy enjoys crafting, hiking, and singing spontaneously about the mundane, just to make regular life more interesting.
Ah, the continuing saga of Hudson and Jude. I really REALLY love this book, and Farm Fresh (Naked Organics 1). After I read the first few pages, I literally couldn't put the book down. I read it cover-to-cover in one sitting, with only bathroom and meal preparation breaks. I even turned my phone off so I wouldn't be disturbed. It's just that good.
Ms. Roberts paints a beautiful, idyllic life on a commune where everyone is free to be themselves and are free to express their sexuality and sexual desires, even in public without fear of being judged, shunned or repressed. Everyone works together to make better lives for everybody. I want to live there.
Magnificently written, it's very easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine of the commune.
The story is not all roses and sunshine and sunshine for Jude and Hudson. Both of them have demons they must fight, and fight them they do with the help of each other and their commune family.
The characters of Jude and Hudson have grown stronger than they were in Farm Fresh. Ms. Roberts builds on the interaction between all of the characters which shows how much they all love and support each other, especially when Jude and Hudson face their demons in order to put their pasts to rest. I wish I had friends like these two.
On a scale of 1 to 5 I give it a 5 and put it on the 'you have to read this book' list.
I'm really looking forward to Fresh Earth (Naked Organics #3) and Fresh Shares (Naked Organics #4).