Publisher: Meduas Editoriale
Publication Date: August 3, 2021
Series or Standalone: Cambric Creek: Sweet and Steamy Monster Romance #1
Links: Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Goodreads
What did I just read? After seeing this book EVERYWHERE on Instagram, I decided to give it a go. Morning Glory Milking Farm is my first monster romance, and I’ve got to say, it managed to be exactly what I expected it to be, but also unexpected in how sweet the romance was. I don’t think I can ever look at a glass of milk the same ever again.
Violet needs a job to help her pay her bills until she can find work in her chosen profession. When she sees a job posting at the Morning Glory Farm, she decides to take a chance on it as it pays well, even if she’s hesitant about the actual work. And that work entails milking minotaurs, aka giving handjobs to minotaurs to collect their ejaculation for use in a Viagra-like pharmaceutical drug. You heard that right. Violet ends up not minding the work too much, except for the burgeoning feelings she has towards one of her clients – an out-of-her league minotaur. Are her feelings one-sided or is there something more there?
So let’s address the whole “milking” thing. That’s definitely the most batshit crazy part of this novel and something that not every reader will be comfortable with. I thought that a bit too much of the book focused on describing the work, usually in very explicit detail, which delayed getting to the romance aspect of this monster romance. The majority of the first half of the book was literally just Violet learning the job, doing the job and getting good at the job, with lots of descriptions of minotaurs’ junk thrown in. I found myself laughing at times at just how absurd this premise was and what I was reading on the page – you’ll need a massive suspension of disbelief to sit through it. However, the premise has brought so much attention to the book, so at least it’s attracting readers.
While I could have done with a bit less (okay, well, a lot less) of the milking scenes, once we finally got to the romance aspect of the story, I found myself starting to enjoy the story. The romance was actually very cute and sweet. However, you do have wait a while to get to the romance. For example, you don’t learn Rourke is the name of the minotaur that Violet has a crush on until at least mid-way through the book, and they don’t really start to converse until around then.
The characters were a bit flat, yet I still thought Rourke and Violet had great chemistry. They’re both clearly sexually attracted to each other before they get to know each other. You get some very descriptive and explicit handjob scenes between them that show off that sexual attraction early on. Once they start to talk and get to know each other outside the farm, that’s when the relationship really starts to blossom. I liked the push and pull between them, and I felt like their feelings towards each other were genuine. I was shocked that they didn’t immediately jump into bed together, especially considering they’ve already rounded some of the bases through her job. I appreciated that C.M. Nascosta allowed the emotional relationship to develop before they finally did the deed.
On the flip side, though, I thought the sex scenes between Rourke and Violet would be sexier considering everything else in the book. Rourke keeps talking about needing to prepare Violet given the, uh, girth of his member, yet it felt like the foreplay was incredibly quick and then she was totally able to take him. I could have used a little more work on preparing her side of things considering how big a deal was made of it. Also, I’m not a fan of talk of fluids during sex scenes and let’s just say the phrase “gush of fluids” was definitely used in this book. I was also a bit shocked that the book didn’t end up with a baby-logue all things considered.
I don’t think there is a book quite like Morning Glory Milking Farm. It’s bizarre and absurd, but it also has a lot of heart and is quite sweet in the end. I found myself pondering why I was reading this and also wondering why I was enjoying the romance in it so much. It was quite a strange feeling.
Would I recommend this book to everyone? Hell no. I definitely will not be recommending this to my mother and I’m sure my friends who saw me reading it on Goodreads were thinking WTF. But it is a quick read and free on Kindle Unlimited, so if you’re curious about it, I think it’s worth picking up to give it a try. And hey, you might just end up finding it is not as bad as you thought it would be and actually quite cute.