Sunshine For Sale (Homegrown Hearts Book 1) by Cora Rose and Nicole Dykes


Sunshine for Sale is a Grumpy/Sunshine romance that features the sweetest farmer ever falling for the grumpy, yet secretly also sweet new guy in town.

From the blurb:

Braxton—the emo kid, the loner, the cynical wallflower with an attitude. It’s no secret that I’ve never quite fit in.  
But it’s glaringly obvious now that I’ve moved to this Podunk small town that seems to run entirely on sugar, friendliness, and cheer. (And cows, an ungodly number of cows.)
I hate it—this place where everyone knows everyone, and I’m still the outsider.
But who wants to fit in anyways? I’ve never really tried, never even thought I wanted to… until I met him.
Jimbob is living his best life out here, farming the fields of Kansas, well and truly happy. And I just don’t get it. His charming smiles, playful winks, and easy-going attitude infuriate me, but I can’t look away. He’s like a bright, sunny day sweeping through my prickly hailstorm.
And I’m so utterly confused, because I’ve never felt this way before. There’s just something about Jimbob that makes me want to try.
Makes me want to belong.
Makes me want to put down roots in the glow of his sunshine.

Jacqueleen The Reading Queen's Review:

"𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭'𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦, 𝐢𝐬𝐧'𝐭 𝐢𝐭? 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐧'𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐱."

Jimbob was an absolutely precious human being. I mean, the guy kept a kitten in his overalls pocket whenever he went places. If that isn't the cutest freaking thing I don't know what is. He was just so kindhearted. I wish I actually knew someone like him IRL.

"𝐀 𝐦𝐨𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐦𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐞. 𝐋𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐨 𝐝𝐚𝐦𝐧 𝐛𝐚𝐝 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐭."

Braxton is another ball of wax altogether. Like it says in the opening quote, he's the shadow to Jimbob's sunshine. He sure AF doesn't make anything easy on Jimbob at the beginning. Mixed signals left and right. I felt really bad for him because not only was he struggling with his sexuality, but he also didn't have the best home life either.

I loved how Jimbob never gave up on Braxton though. He was so patient, even when Braxton would get downright hostile. It was great seeing Braxton slowly open up and begin to trust him. Their relationship was a beautiful thing once these two were all in. I'm hoping Ryan, Jimbob's stepbrother, and a certain widowed cheesemaker are next!

Heather's Review:

Grumpy/Sunshine, angsty/easy going... opposites attract.  Jimbob just keeps quietly pushing Braxton towards his end goal, bit by bit... almost like approaching a scared, injured animal... Braxton is angsty, inside his head and needs that reassurance and the baby steps... right up until the end of the story.

This was a sweet story with a lot of fluff, a scene stealing minature pig named Abra-ham.  For me, I have to say that I wanted a little more angst or a little more action, but overall it was a fun and flully read with a satisfying ending.

Sunshine for Sale is available in paperback and e-book and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.