Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Pesonal Review for Light of Day by Sue Brown

I was so thrilled to see Ms. Brown deliver the sequel to The Night Porter. Something about Max and Robert hit a chord with me and when Light of Day came out this week, I was eager to see how this author would give them their very own happily ever after and I wasn't disappointed.

Light of Day continues a year after The Night Porter left off and though you don't need to read the first book, I would highly recommend you do so, just to get the backstory of how and why Robert & Max did what they did, etc.

The day Max kicked Robert out of his apartment, he knew it was for the best. Robert was getting married the next day and Max didn’t want to complicate things by making this man choose between his fiancĂ© and himself. He just never anticipated it hurting so much. For when Robert left Max, he took Max’s heart with him as well. Now a year has passed, Max knows Robert’s marriage collapsed and still Robert never came for Max…until one day Max looked up and there he was. Now Max has to decide once and for all-either let Robert into his life entirely or walk away from the one man who completes him.

Light of Day is a stroy that will leave you gasping in disbelief at the end. I know this author loves to keep her readers on their toes with her stories but man, I was shocked at how it ended. Nope not going to get into all the details...not spoiling it for those who didn't read it yet but I can honestly say, you will be going. "Oh.My.God." a lot. 

The writing was wonderful, the story flowed beautifully and the characters...those beautifully written, flawed characters stole my heart yet again. Max and Robert are men with issues-past & present, flawed like all humans are and both determined to do the right thing for the other-even if it's the wrong thing for them both. The characters are what make this book so delightful and a keeper for me. They are life like, develop, grow within the story that I found  myself rooting for them to get their chance at happiness-regardless of the cost. Does Light of Day give me the HEA I want for these two? Sure, but in a way where you know there has to be more to the story than the way it ended. The story dips, turns and delivers a satisfied read all around. 

Sue Brown is a talented writer who gives her readers stories that have heart. Ones that make you want to curl up, cry a few tears and open them up again, just to experience it all again. Light of Day shows two people with bruised hearts try to figure out what to do next in a  relationship that they never anticipated having in the beginning.  What really amused me was the entire Princess Bride moments where Max and Robert kept quoting lines from the movie. LOVED IT!!! It is one of my favorite movies and frankly, to see it incorporated in the story was a major plus for me. 

I am really, really hoping Ms. Brown delivers another Max and Robert story in the future. I would love to see how their relationship evolves and grows- growing pains and all. Sue Brown is one of my favorite authors to go to when I want an emotional rich story that has me reaching for tissues as I turn the page. I can’t wait to see what else this author has in store for her readers in the future.

My Rating for Light of Day: 3.5 Stars

Find Light of Day at Dreamspinner Press & Check out the Night Porter to see how it all began for Max & Robert

The Night Porter

The first time Max lays eyes on Robert Armitage, he knows exactly what he wants to happen. Tall, broad, and gorgeous, Robert pushes all his buttons. When Robert asks Max to show him around town, the attraction between them only intensifies. But Max is just a night porter and Robert a guest at his hotel before his wedding, and Max knows even as they sleep together that in the morning he'll have to send the groom on his way.

A Bittersweet Dreams title: It's an unfortunate truth: love doesn't always conquer all. Regardless of its strength, sometimes fate intervenes, tragedy strikes, or forces conspire against it. These stories of romance do not offer a traditional happy ending, but the strong and enduring love will still touch your heart and maybe move you to tears.

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