Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Complete Faith

Title: Complete Faith
Author: Sue Brown
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN:  9781613724767
Genre: {M/M}, Western, Contemporary, Sequel
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

Although his bosses are a committed gay couple, and one of the churches in the small community Tommy lives in is gay-friendly, the young cowboy doesn’t think he will ever be comfortable coming out.  After meeting Noah, however, Tommy can’t stop craving the pastor of St. Mark’s Church.  When he realizes his feelings are returned, both Tommy and Noah will end up having to make some tough decisions. 

Complete Faith is the sequel to Ms. Brown’s story Morning Report.   Both Tommy and Noah are characters that we have met in the previous story, so readers may remember the instant attraction that sprang up between the two men when they first meet.  In Complete Faith, we get to watch as the two men come together as a couple.   I thought this was a great follow-up book; I liked the gentleness and understanding Noah shows Tommy as the young cowboy comes to terms with his sexuality and how it will affect his life.  While these two men are not as ‘hands on’ as Luke and Simon, the passion that exists between them does heat up the pages at times.  While the men, especially Tommy, try to get a handle on their new relationship, they also continue to battle the homophobic undercurrents that exist in the town in which they live. 

The story is full of wonderful secondary characters, most of whom we met in the first story.  There are a few twists and turns that readers may find predictable but they in no way detract from the story.  I liked the way in which the author wrapped up the story, and can’t help wondering if more follow ups will be in the future.  While it is not necessary to read the books in order, I would highly recommend it.

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