Book Reviews

Down on the Farm by D.C. Juris at Torquere Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 27-August-2012

Book Blurb

Alastair Luna has come to Cherry Grove, Pennsylvania to immerse himself in country living as research for his next book. Cherry Grove is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of New York City, but Alastair discovers that some things, like attraction and lust, are universal.

Book Review

Short, sexy, and very funny, this story reads like the beginning to a wonderfully unconventional relationship. It is full of initial tension between the 'country boy' Bubba and the 'city boy' Alastair, and both men made me laugh with their observations and assumptions about each other.


Alastair is a writer from upstate New York who is doing research for his next book, and he tells the story of this encounter. Figuring it might do him some good to actually visit a farm before he writes about it without knowing a thing about country living, he runs into Bubba. And makes some very erroneous assumptions, some of which get him into deep shit. Literally!


Bubba is a fascinating character. He looks and acts like the proverbial country bumpkin – except , he makes a few very unexpected comments, is extremely observant, and knows exactly what he wants. I really liked him and think he would be a good 'balancing influence' for Alastair's somewhat 'detached' way of living.


If you enjoy short snapshots about characters who meet for the first time, if you are looking for a story that will make you laugh but that has an underlying message about the nature of humans and first impressions, and if you want a very sexy interlude on top of all that, buy this short story. I'm sure it will make you smile.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 14 pages/3200 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 27-June-2012
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