Author: Sue Brown
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: In a moment of madness, Morgan cheated on his best friend and lover, and Shae walked out without looking back. Five years on, and Morgan has a new life. He is engaged to a tempestuous and passionate Hollywood actor, Jase, and his career as an assistant movie director is thriving.
The last thing Morgan expects is for Shae to walk back into his life. It is clear from the start that he is still deeply attracted to Shae, and that feeling is returned. What is also obvious is that everyone else can see it, including his fiancé.
As Morgan and Shae get to know each other again, they discover the extent that friends meddled in their lives to keep them apart five years previously. Morgan finds that he cannot deny the fact he is still in love with Shae, but he is engaged, and Shae has secrets that he is not prepared to share. Morgan has some hard decisions to make as he struggles not to hurt the men that he cares about.
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Review: Five years ago Morgan cheated on Shae. Shae walked away and Morgan slowly climbed back out of the bottle to build a pretty good life. He has a job he loves, owns a successful business and is planning his wedding. Then Shae comes back.
I was hesitant to pick this book up. Sue Brown’s The Night Porter kinda scarred me. I think folks across two counties heard me scream with the ending of that book. Luckily, earlier this year, Sue released The Light of Day and fixed her earlier lapse in literary judgment.
I began this book peeking behind every page waiting for Shae or Morgan to do something really stupid to mess up their second chance. I didn’t have to wait long. If this whole writing thing doesn’t work out for Sue Brown, she should have no problem writing for daytime TV. There are more lies between these pages than would be allowed in an episode of Pretty Liars. One by one, the lies are unearthed. He said, she said, they did…it’s not-stop.
There was a slight lag in the middle where I almost gave up on these Shae and Morgan’s willingness to commit 100%. And Shae’s HUGE lie of omission had definite unforgivable potential. By the time that came out, I was fully invested and needed to know if Happy-ever-after was even an option for these two.
The ending was nice. I liked the fact that both the main characters and their friends were multi-dimensional. With few exceptions, you might not agree with their actions, but you could see their motives were not malicious.
So for now, Sue Brown can stay on my To Be Read Pile. Especially, if she promises hard liquor with purchase the next time she tries one of those innovative -cardiac-arrest-inducing endings. J Highly recommend.