Title: Luke’s Present
Author: Sue Brown
Narrator: Aaron Pickering
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
A Morning Report story
Lost Cow Ranch foreman Simon Bryan is worried about Luke, his boss and possessive partner of twelve years. Reeling from the flood that took his horse, Luke has postponed surgery on his knee, and his nightmares have been escalating. Worse, he is pulling away from Simon emotionally. Desperate to help his lover cope, Simon plans a special Christmas gift, but it is Luke’s present that changes their relationship forever.
My View – Story:
Sometimes you pick up a short and when finished you feel like you haven’t learned anything more about the characters…this is not the case with Luke’s Present. This little story sees us back with Simon and Luke from Book One who admittedly are two of my favourite cowboys….how could anyone fail not to love their morning reports?
Morning report has been missing from these two men lives for a while though. Luke still hasn’t had the operation on his knee from his near death experience in the flood and the ramifications of that are impacting on all parts of his life. When Simon finds out the real reason, the real fear, he puts his foot down and decides it’s time to face these fears together. The first part of this is the operation which goes well and the second part involves getting his lover back out onto the ranch, a new horse will help with this part and as usual the naming of that horse will make you smile.
These men have been together for twelve years and when another couple on the ranch announce their engagement it is all too clear how lacking equality still is. It might not have been on the forefront of these mens minds but it does highlight the fact that they are still not completely accepted and that there are still differences.
So, there is a commitment ceremony performed by Noah. There is a lot of love but omg a lot of humour. Their vows are brilliant and just so Luke and Simon. How many ceremonies would you go to where the word ‘asshole’ crops up?
This is a nice peek back into the lives of Luke and Simon where we watch them take the next step in their lives which may not be perfect but are certainly worth it!
My View – Narration:
Aaron Pickering was the perfect narrator for this. So easy to listen to!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
|This post may contain affiliate links.
|Prism Book Alliance® assumes no liability for the ownership of photos or content used in guest posts and interviews. The post author assumes all responsibility and liability for this content.|