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Book Review: Goodnight My Angel (Angel Enterprises, #2) – Sue Brown

Kindle Edition, 249 pages
Published March 30th 2017 by Sue Brown’s Stories
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Language: English
Series: Angel Enterprises #2

Blurb: Callum Ross has a tough decision to make. After years of working for the covert ops agency in the UK and owning his own security firm in the US, he’s forced to choose between the business he loves, and the new relationship with his partner, Josh Cooper.

A bottle of whiskey and Josh almost being killed helps Cal make the decision, and he moves to the UK with plans to set up his own security consultancy. Then the head of the covert ops agency where Josh now works asks Cal for help. Agency operatives and their families are being injured or killed, including Cal’s friends.
Cal is asked to investigate with Josh’s assistance.

As the number of victims increase, they’re aware either of them could be the next target for the killer.

Warning: This is not a stand=alone book and this review may contain some spoilers.

In the second installment of Angel Enterprises, there’s someone who infiltrated the agency and started killing those related to it. Cal, Josh and the gang would have to move smart and fast in order to capture the culprit . We also see Josh and Cal work around their relationship interweaving with their respective careers.

Cal is very much present in this story which i’m very happy about because it was mostly Josh that we’ve got to know in the first book. The downside is, I kind of missed the Josh I fell in love with in Morning My Angel. Don’t get me wrong tho, it’s still a wonderful read but somehow, It felt like it focuses more on the mystery and the romance aspect became a side story.

I thought the mystery of the killer and the “mole” within the agency was cleverly narrated (hidden) until the last chapter but I wished there was less casualty because there were some very interesting characters right there.

At some point, I didn’t know whose POV it was that I was reading but it didn’t matter much because it simply revolves around the main focus of the story which is the murder of those related within the agency.

This is still a pretty solid follow up to Sue Brown’s Morning My Angel. The cliffie at the end was real good. I’m really excited to read more from this series! I just hope that the next installment would include more of Josh and Cal’s interaction than their interaction with the side characters.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

About The Author
Sue Brown is owned by her dogs and two teenagers. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop.

Sue discovered M/M romance at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favourite television series. The series is long gone but the kissing was tender and Sue had a lightbulb moment.

Since then she has written many stories hoping to recreate that tender moment she saw on screen. Sue has high hopes that one day she will provide a lightbulb moment for someone else.

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Book Review: Morning My Angel (Angel Enterprises #1) – Sue Brown

morning-my-angelDate of Publication: September 29th 2016 by Sue Brown’s Stories
Theme & Genre: LGBTQ, Romance, Mystery
ISBN 9781370601196
Format: Ebook
Characters: Callum David Ross, Josh Cooper


Blurb: 
Josh Cooper, top US security field agent, is sent on an inter-agency assignment to London, when a partner in his firm goes missing in suspicious circumstances. Used to working in sole charge of his well-honed team, he clashes heads with the handsome, but pompous Cal, his UK co-operator and superior. Josh’s gut tells him something is wrong. He’s being kept out of the loop and Cal’s agenda is running on a different path.

 He also has a personal issue to deal with. He’s involved in a cyber-relationship with “Charlie”, an unknown man who connected with Josh by accident. Their banter has led to deeper respect and a sexual interest, but now Josh is faced with a growing attraction to Cal. Between this conflict and the tension of the mission, Josh’s heart and head are overworked and confused. Things can’t get much worse.

Then Josh discovers the enemies he’s seeking have a new target: him.

Review: Let me start by saying this is by far my most favorite read from Sue Brown! It’s got romance, mystery, suspense and the writing is just simply sublime!

The characters in this story are dynamic, vibrant and very easy to picture in your head.

I super loved Josh’s character! He’s smart, witty, cocky and just all-around adorable! I loved his voice and the way the author showed different facet of his character. He’s definitely one of my favorite characters this year!

Then there’s the big, alpha, swoon-worthy Cal. His character simply complemented Josh’s in every way. I loved that we get to see his vulnerable side, which is very much adorable, if I may just say since it usually involves Josh’s welfare.

As for the secondary characters – it’s interesting to note that we get to read more of Jesse and Dan here from the Lyon Roads Vets series. I wasn’t a big fan of Jesse from that series but I kind of enjoyed him here. The rest are very well written that you’d have to read until the last chapter to really get to know them.

The mystery part of the story was fabulously sketched here. It’s well-paced and  I loved that it keeps me guessing until the very end.

And the romance – ohmygod! Absolutely delicious! I adore Josh and Cal individually and together – they’re just explosive! Their chemistry is just absolutely beyond!

I cannot recommend this enough for fans of the author and mm romance/suspense readers! Seriously, you have got to get hold of this one! ‘Cannot wait to read more from this series!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About The Author
Sue Brown is owned by her dogs and two teenagers. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop.

Sue discovered M/M romance at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favourite television series. The series is long gone but the kissing was tender and Sue had a lightbulb moment.

Since then she has written many stories hoping to recreate that tender moment she saw on screen. Sue has high hopes that one day she will provide a lightbulb moment for someone else.

Book Review: Bells and Balls (With A Kick, #4) – Sue Brown

Bells And BallsAs the fourth book in the With A Kick series shared by Sue Brown with Clare London, Bells and Balls will tickle your romantic and funny side with the very sweet and fun story delivered in the most adorable way!

With no plans over the weekend, Rob Barker found himself babysitting for his five-year-old niece he barely knew. Instead of following the list given by his Nemesis (sister-in-law) on how to go about his day with his niece, he decided to take her to With A Kick. There, a children’s party is being held and they got lucky when its owner decided to let them in despite it being closed for said event. Rob’s weekend suddenly became interesting when the party’s Father Christmas handing over presents happens to be his sexy redheaded teammate that he had been lasting for ages now. When Mick reciprocated Rob’s interest, things started to heat up and turn serious but first – they both need to come out from their very deep-end closets.

I totally adore Rob aka Barking and Mick aka Headcase. They are two big, brawny rugby guys who got the hots for each other. I loved the simple premise being all so sweet and funny at the same time. I also loved the easy acceptance from both sides of their families. For a short read, it is very difficult to create characters with very dynamic backstories. Sue Brown yet again delivered with this one. It’s obviously a holiday read but also intended for a year-round reading. This series is really, really good and highly recommended.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Published December 28, 2014 by Sue Brown’s Stories

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About The Author
Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has got expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

Book Review: Hissed as a Newt (With A Kick, #2) – Sue Brown

Hissed As A NewtHissed as a Newt is the second book off the With A Kick series shared by Sue Brown with Clare London. Now, the story started when David stumbled upon a drunken clown as he walks to With A Kick, his favorite ice-cream shop. He was about to turn a blind eye when he overheard the clown mumbling about his cheating boyfriend. For reasons unknown, David decided to take the clown with him inside With A Kick where he finally met Stan underneath the tear-streaked make-up. Over ice-cream, they shared each of their woes and found out they actually have a lot to talk about.

I just really loved how cute the whole setting of the story was. The idea of With A Kick was terrific and it was a great backdrop to David and Stan’s first meeting as they drown their sorrows over their love life and career. Stan is such a lovely character that it is hard not to fall for him right off the bat. His career as a clown suited him so well because he seems like an eternally happy person despite his initial reaction towards his cheating ex and best friend. Similarly, David’s all-around passionate persona as a writer complemented Stan’s exuberance.

This one is another great read from Sue Brown and anyone who enjoys short, feel-good reads will get a kick out of this!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Published September 27, 2014 by Sue Brown’s Stories

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All Romance | Amazon 

About The Author
Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has got expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

Book Review: Frankie & Al – Sue Brown

8782738Blurb: Dumped by his boyfriend, Frankie Mason goes out with the girls, gets totally trashed, and ends his night by falling in front of a taxi. He’s rescued by a man with beautiful green eyes who takes care of him until he’s put into an ambulance. Frankie curses himself as he realizes he doesn’t have the man’s phone number. Still in pain a few days later, he is dragged out to a club only to be saved by Green Eyes once more. This time, he isn’t letting the man go.

Unfortunately Frankie has to attend a team-building exercise, nicknamed Womb Weekend, organized by his company. Al is working so he doesn’t mind, until he discovers who the team leader is. Al has a lot of explaining to do! 

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Man, this was like the sweetest thing ever! A quick read with two super adorbs MCs oozing with undeniable charm. I really liked the fact that Frankie and Al are just regular guys who happened to find each other at the right time. I could easily relate to them especially with Frankie. So much for sheer beauty and wealth, these guys are so realistic; it was so easy to imagine them. The easy chemistry between them was there, the romantic connection was ample and the setting of their meetings – I’m totally giggling like a schoolgirl. Another great read from Sue Brown. 😉

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Published March 21st 2014 by Dreamspinner Press (first published March 20th 2014)

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About The Author
Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has got expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

Book Review: The Sky Is Dead – Sue Brown

indexBefore reading this book, I had to prepare myself emotionally. The premise was just a bit heavy for me like “Silent by Sara Alva-heavy” and “The Darker Side Of Trey Grey-heavy.” I guess some of you who are familiar with these books could easily relate with my use of the word heavy.

This was the story of Danny Gibson whom at sixteen was thrown out by his Dad when he was caught kissing another boy during one New Year’s Eve [seriously, I never get how parents could do something like that to their own flesh and blood]. He spent three years of his life as a homeless person. Along the way, he meets Harry Cooper whom he saved from some bullies. With Harry, Danny felt the comfort of acceptance once again as well as the growth of their feelings with each other. When tragedy struck, Danny suddenly finds himself alone yet again. About a year since, he was born again as David Miles and his new persona meets Jack – someone he could see starting life over again. The question is will his secrets comes back to haunt him?

 I honestly enjoyed reading this book. I wasn’t so happy reading about Danny’s situation of course but I was glad that he fought for his life. He was brave and older beyond his years. Danny’s the character any reader would root for. Whenever his situation got a bit too much for me, I paused. Some books could do that to you right? This one is one of those books – poignant, affecting and incredibly sad. Somehow by its conclusion, I was waiting for something to happen but I tried blinking and saw that it was the last page I was reading. I was a bit puzzled by its rather abrupt ending. Nevertheless, I think I was able to figure out what the author was trying to do here. Danny didn’t get a happily ever after ending (not just yet). He and Jack still had a lot to go through; He’s still trying to heal. The more important thing was that he came out victorious in his earlier battles and is now ready to face a better future. Now that is something to feel hopeful about the book. Yes, the sky isn’t dead for Danny/David – not anymore.

 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Published April 17th 2013 by Dreamspinner Press (first published April 16th 2013)

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About The Author
Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has got expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.

Book Review: Mr Plum – Sue Brown

 

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Blurb: Dave picks up coffee every morning at the train station on his way to work. He can’t help but notice when the man in front of him is given a plum-colored cup holder, as it goes perfectly with his own tie. There are other things he can’t help but notice, like how hot “Mr. Plum” is.

When Mr. Plum hands over a cup of coffee, exactly how Dave likes it, the morning he’s late getting to the station, it’s the start of a beautiful friendship. Or is it?

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This short story reminds me so much of the “First Impressions” short stories by Josephine Myles but in a less charming way. I thought there should have been more background about the MCs since the coffee shop premise is just too cute and it just need more stuff to make the characters more relatable. Nonetheless, it’s just a very short story so there’s not much really to fuzz about. I guess it’s pleasant enough, is all I’m saying

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Published April 30th 2011 by Torquere Press

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All Romance | Amazon  | Torquere Press

About The Author
Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot and has got expert at ignoring the orders.

Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.