Title: Complete Faith
Author: Sue Brown
Narrator: Aaron Pickering
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars
For Tommy Bradley, a hand working on the Lost Cow Ranch in rural Texas, admitting his sexuality is impossible, even if his bosses, Luke and Simon, are gay—Tommy has spent his entire life hiding the truth from his homophobic parents. Then Tommy meets pastor Noah Taylor in Luke’s father’s hospital room, and his difficult secret becomes that much harder to keep.
Noah is unlike any man of God—or any man—Tommy’s ever met. For one thing, his congregation is made up primarily of GLBT individuals and their families. For another, he isn’t afraid of the attraction he feels toward Tommy, and he makes his intentions very clear. But Noah won’t hide his sexuality or his love from the world, and he won’t start a relationship with Tommy while Tommy hides his, either. Faced with the choice of losing Noah or coming out to his parents, Tommy takes his first steps out of the closet.
But Tommy isn’t the only one facing challenges. Thanks to an outpouring of hatred from Pastor Jackson and a group of ranch owners, Noah must cope with the possible loss of his church and his livelihood.
My View – Story:
This is one of my all time favourite cowboy series and I have read all the books at least a couple of times. When they started coming out on Audio with a great narrator it was an added bonus!
You may remember towards the end of Morning Report (Book 1) when people were gathered in Luke’s fathers hospital room that there was a look that passed between Noah and Tommy. Well that look and what it meant just wouldn’t go away!
Noah is a pastor of a local church and his preaching encompasses ALL walks of life without bigotry. Noah is a black pastor, a gay pastor and a man who lives by god’s word in a compassionate way unlike his nemesis Pastor Jackson who is still preaching fire and brimstone to anyone that will listen. He is a man that is all too aware that the church doesn’t really know what to do with him, that he was ‘dumped’ into a church with no congregation and a leaky roof, but he has built up his following and his congregation has swelled in recent months with the cowboys from the Lost Cow Ranch and their families and friends.
Tommy works at the Lost Cow. He has spent his life hiding who he really is and is still afraid to tell his bigoted parents he is gay. Having seen the recent town reaction to Luke and Noah he is terrified and even more determined to hide his secret. Then he meets Noah and for the first time considers the possibility of a relationship with another man. Progress is slow between the two men initially; Tommy is like a skittish horse but at the same time craves Noah’s touch and words.
This series is about family and that doesn’t always mean blood. The cowboys on the ranch learn about true friendship when faced with bigotry and hatred. Noah is left humbled by the support he receives when he has to fight for his church and is stunned to learn so many people will offer him support and options for his uncertain future. No matter who or what your adversary your real friends and families will always have your back and help fight your corner. He just has to have….Complete Faith!
My View – Narration:
Aaron Pickering is an absolute treat to listen and was perfect for this book. I hope he narrates the rest of the series and he does it quickly!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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