Sequel to The Night Porter
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date published: February 1st, 2012
Contemporary Gay (M/M)
Reviewed by Dawn
Publisher link: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=2745
Obtained by Publisher
The day Max kicked Robert out of his life, 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 fiancé 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-let Robert into his life entirely or walk away from the one man who completes him.
Sue Brown hooked me with the first book, THE NIGHT PORTER, and I chomped at the bit to see if Max and Robert would get their happily ever after they so richly deserve. Now we see two people trying to come to grips with their love, emotions and once and for all try to figure out if they can live without one another or if they are meant to be together. Sue Brown takes two very flawed characters and makes them quite enjoyable. Written perfectly, the reader gets a sense of the turmoil that roils through both Max and Robert. Will Max let Robert back into his life? Will Robert walk away again? I found this sequel to be just as fun, sexy and emotionally charged as the first book. Ms. Brown has a way of creating angst and drama in a novella. It’s a testament to this author’s knack of creating a story that will hook you by page five. I loved the dynamics that connect Max and Robert. They have a deep connection yet both are afraid to take that final step…the one that will give them the happiness they deserve. The story moves at a nice even pace, you don’t have to read the first book, THE NIGHT PORTER, to understand this one but I highly recommend you do, just for the enjoyment of meeting these two wonderful characters for the first time.
LIGHT OF DAY is a story that will make you sigh, smile and root for two characters to get their fairytale ending. I loved the references to my favorite movie-The Princess Bride-throughout the two stories and kept me amused as each character told lines from it. It kept the story from being too heavy and dark which is what I enjoyed the most of LIGHT OF DAY. Sue Brown is a talented author who creates stories that leave you asking for more. 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.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.