Second Novel in Cheyenne Blue’s ‘Girl Meets Girl’ Series
“Sorry, I’m straight.” Those words, accompanied by a smile, were the ones Sue Brent used to turn down women. But the truth was buried so deep that even her best friend, Nora, didn’t know that Sue was queer. Sometimes, Sue even managed to convince herself. The only person in London who’d seen through her façade was Moni, an American tourist.
When a date with a friend’s brother goes disastrously wrong, Sue has to confront the truth about herself. Leaving London, she returns to Australia to take up the reins in an outback law practice. Back in the country of her birth, she is finally able to accept who she is, including facing Denise, the woman who burned her so badly years ago and set her on the path of pretence. But it’s not until Moni arrives in Queensland to work for the Flying Doctors that Sue is finally able to see a path to happiness. However, as things start to go her way, Denise arrives in Mungabilly Creek, begging a favour that might destroy Sue’s new relationship.
After Sue had a traumatic event as a teenager that lead to her going back in the closet and denying her homosexuality even to her closet friends. She decided to stop living in denial and head back to her home-town and a life she has been running away from most of her life. Sue meets back up with a friend she met once upon a time in London. The attraction that never died for both Sue and Moni start them on a collision course for love however when the past come knocking at Sue’s door it could turn everything upside down.
This was a step up from the first in the series ‘Never-Tied Nora’. I enjoyed the first book but Not-So-Straight Sue was more my kind of romance. I really enjoy Cheyenne Blue style of writing. Its honest and down to earth. More than once I thought the conversation between the characters was one I would have with my Aussie friends. I’m a expat living in Australia just now so I really enjoyed the geography lesson and it gave me the push to check out some of the outback that I needs to go on my Bucket List.
Sue was a great character in the first novel so I was really excited to get into this book and hear more about her story. This story is one of courage and embracing your life even when you don’t know if it could harm your relationships with loved ones. Sue’s bravery was encouraging and lead to some real special moments between her family and friends. I have to say I enjoyed the moments with Moni the best. She was fun, light hearted and very honest with her feelings. Sue and Moni’s love was clear from the beginning and gave the reader hope from the moment they meet up in Outback Australia.
I was left wanting more from Felix in this novel and then I read that the next book in the series concentrates on Felix’s love life. The book Fenced-in Felix was 15th of November 2016 so guess what I’ll be reading very soon…
I am looking forward to the snuggling up with the third book in the series very soon.
Quote of the book:
“I love you, you know.” The words came from deep within, almost without volition. But once I’d said them, the truth and rightness of them expanded within my chest, filling the space in my heart that had been empty for too long. “That’s good.” She didn’t turn around, merely placed another page on the glass. “Because I’ve loved you for a long time now. I’d hate to think I was alone in this love business.”
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