Several months ago, I read a monster romance by C.M. Nascosta and could not get over by how fantastic it was. That book was Morning Glory Milking Farm, and it is a gem. (You can find that review here, if you’re interested.) I was greatly excited to hear that they have a new book coming out, Sweet Berries.
I enjoyed MGMF so much that I went ahead and pre-ordered Berries on my Kindle without even reading the blurb – Nascosta had shot to the top of my automatic purchase list. Then I read the blurb, and that’s where my anxiety about my purchase kicked in. The mmc is a Moth Man. I was like, ew. Bug. But I decided to go ahead and keep my purchase and give it a shot because I hadn’t expected to enjoy a romance about a minotaur either.
Grace, the fmc, is an event planner for a local farming co-op. She manages their social media presence and organizes a wide variety of events to keep the surrounding community invested in the farm and produce and services it provides. She’s friendly with her co-workers and joins them for a night on the town after she realizes she’s “too horny to think.” She engages in some flirtation and semi-heavy petting with a co-worker but then heads home after deciding it’s a bad idea to pursue that to it’s logical conclusion. It’s the last good choice she makes before heading home.
Once home, she heads up to her room for some, ahem, self care. While she’s enjoying herself, she realizes someone or something is watching. And it probably isn’t human, judging from the sounds she’s hearing. She’s really enjoying putting on a show, though, and proceeds to the obvious conclusion. Then it happens again.
Y’all, the moth man comes by the farm to get some berries. She realizes almost immediately that he’s been the nocturnal visitor in the tree outside her window. It’s at this point where the author describes the moth man’s appearance and I’m out. Nope. Can’t do it. Goes straight to my DNF pile. Bug men are my hard limit. If that is not a problem for you, you may want to give this one a try.
All of that said, I don’t feel like I can give it a star rating since I only got through about 20% of the book.