Thursday, 25 August 2011
REVIEW: MORNING REPORT - SUE BROWN
A decade on from their first kiss, Luke Murray is more in love with Simon every day. Running the Lost Cow ranch for Luke’s parents, they keep their heads down and get along with the locals, even if Luke is known for being a hothead. Then one day they discover the local store owners refuse to serve them.
They’re bewildered until Luke’s mom tells them the new pastor has targeted the couple in his sermons. Suddenly Luke and Simon find themselves alienated from people they called friends, and their ranch comes under a series of attacks. As the town’s hatred and homophobia turns on them, Luke and Simon will face a critical choice: give in to the town’s demands and disappear, or stand and fight for themselves and their love.
I am a huge fan of Sue Brown anyway, but I just couldn't put this down from the moment I turned on my Kindle. You tend to mostly find in this genre that a book maps the path of romance between the two main characters, with their meeting and falling in love and the trials and tribulations along the way; so to find a story about a long established relationship was both refreshing and heartwarming.
The love the two men have for each other leaps off the page at you, sending butterflies flapping around your belly and warming the cockles, as you get tangled up in their stoic support for the other and their ranch.
You feel for them when the town they've lived in for ten years suddenly takes the word of a new preacher who has his own personal homphobic issues and tells the town to rid itself of these sinners.
Throughout it all, their love and support for each other carries through every word, every glance, every morning report.
I bloody loved this book and shall be buying up every delightful tale Ms Brown weaves as soon as it has left her imagination.
Rating: 5 Lulu's (just for fun - I'm Lulu ;) )