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Morning Report (Morning Report #1)

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A decade on from their first kiss, Luke Murray is more in love with Simon every day. Running the Lost Cow ranch for Luke’s parents, they keep their heads down and get along with the locals, even if Luke is known for being a hothead. Then one day they discover the local store owners refuse to serve them.



They’re bewildered until Luke’s mom tells them the new pastor has targe...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published January 7th 2011 by Dreamspinner Press
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Kassa
Morning Report has all the elements of a satisfying romance yet lacks the execution to pull it off. The plot isn’t original but the bigger problem is that it never really goes anywhere. The numerous sex scenes make this feel like erotica despite the attempt at a complicated, angst heavy plot. In the end this is an ok attempt at romance but definitely not one I’d recommend.

The main couple, Luke and Simon, has been together for ten years and are running Luke’s father’s ranch in Texas. The openly...more
Ami
This story starts off strong for me: a couple who have been together for a decade, then suddenly must face sudden change of hatred and dismissal from the town they live in, simply because a new pastor (and his wife) comes and spreads the words of hate. Sure, there are some sex scenes in the beginning (which usually turn me off) but this is sex between established couple. I wholeheartedly welcome it; it's great to see how sparks still fly between a couple after ten years

BUT ... as the story progr...more
Lauraadriana
This was my first Sue Brown book and I really, really liked it.

This is the story of Luke and Simon we meet these men at a crossroads, they have been happy together for ten years, they are devoted to each other and their ranch. Their families are loving and supportive and their community is accepting and understanding of their relationship.

That is until a new pastor starts preaching hatefulness at the church and things begin to change, their friends begin to shun them and to harm their ranch. Thi...more
Macky

* contains possible spoilers*
I have to say that first of all I thought this was a very enjoyable book with a good storyline and very endearing characters who you can't help rooting for when a town turns against them because of their lifestyle. Another story about small town homophobia and misguided people encouraged by outdated and prejudicial religious views, made worse in this case because before the new pastor and his wife ( who start all the trouble) arrive in town, most of the townspeople w...more
Trisha Harrington
I really adored this book and Luke and Simon. The established couple thing was a first for me with this book, and surprisingly, I didn't mind it. Actually, I enjoyed reading about a couple who were already deeply in love and who made me smile the way they acted.

I have a thing for possessive MC's and Luke really fit the bill with that. Simon, too, in a way. But Luke was just perfect for me as a possessive character. He wasn't a jerk or abusive, and I could feel how much he loved Simon. The same c...more
Debra
3.5 stars

There are already a lot of reviews out there so I'm going to make this one short since so many have already had the same issues.

I really enjoyed the main couple. Yes there were a few too many sex scenes, but I loved the fact that they have been together 10 years and still can't get enough of each other. I did, however, have some issues with the plot, but since this is a series, and I do enjoy Sue Brown's writing, I'm going to go ahead with the next book and hope the issues that were th...more
Bev
I find most m/m books have sex scenes (isn't that partly why we buy them?), and admittedly there are a lot in this book, but the two MC's are completely bonkers about each other (and have been together for 10 years), I find it really romantic. Most couples, whatever their sexuality, would still wish their partnerships to be like that I'm sure! I loved most of the characters, especially Stella at the diner, and Luke's parents were fabulous. Simon's family didn't appear that much, but as they have...more
Tami (synchro from BL)
This might contain spoilers.

1,5 stars. (And the half star is for the kudos to mention watersports, even if it was only halfheartedly incorporated - not that this is my kink, but it takes some courage to include that in a saccharine romance like this.)

It had cowboys. They were supposedly hot. And that was the good part about this book.

It was incredibly sappy and had no claim to be realistic whatsoever.

The established couple (10 years together) has sex non-stop - between telling each other how mu...more
Awilk -never sleeps-
This story had a lot of good things, but was also let down by other things, leaving me unsure what to write here.
I liked the main characters, and as I was looking for a steamy read, this was perfect. But, and this is a big but, parts of this story line were hard to believe. I understand that homophobia and bigotry exist in the world, I just could not believe that people who had been accepting for ten years would do such an about face so quickly.
I did like this enough to think about reading more...more
Elspeth
I am not going to rate this book, I feel it would be unjust.
For some weird reason, I really dislike it when the main characters are together from the start. I really like the mystery aspect of the first meet, or realization that they are more than friends, that actually they love each other.
I must have missed that they have been together for ten years in the blurb, or mixed up this book with another.
So, I am going to pass on this one, and leave it unrated.
Librarian Kate
Overall, the story was interesting, but the writing was confusing...the continuity needed work, and there were several scenes where there seemed to be tension because I read a few hints about the vandals, or the preacher, but then they just wandered off, leaving me wondering what happened. What was the point of having a man get beaten so badly he was unconscious for two days? Other than to drag Simon down to the pokey for a night, so there could be angst and non-sleeping. Too many loose ends, an...more
Karen K
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Ravyn
I really wanted to like this book. I love cowboys, and I love to see couples in established relationships. Throw in a little conflict with the new homophobic preacher in town, and well, it sounds great, right?

But the enjoyment factor just wasn't there for me. It's hard to pinpoint the exact problem, but I think the major thing was that it didn't really flow well. (Or I just wasn't reading it very well.) Basically, I kept getting confused about who was talking and who was being addressed, so I ke...more
Sandy Winn
This story was so hot and compelling. Such emotional angst and fantastic hot sex combined with a killer, believable plot. These two boys had to face homophobia in their small Texas hometown, after having been accepted for years. That was until the new pastor moved in and began waging a personal war on their sinful lifestyle. I loved the depth of character the author created in both the main characters. They were handsome, rugged, intense, and very real. I was so sucked into the story, I honestly...more
Amarilli73
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Libro decisamente FISICO, molto ma molto fisico, perché non ricordavo un romance M/M così tanto costellato di scene erotiche: semplicemente Luke e Simon non possono smettere di respirare uno l’ossigeno nella bocca dell’altro e di appoggiarsi contro e di toccarsi e di guardarsi e di incendiarsi, eccetera, eccetera. Dalla paglia del fienile ai (robusti) alberi nel frutteto, praticamente ogni angolo lievemente in ombra è l’occasione per un bacio rubato tra il boss e il...more
Jerry
Somewhere between a 3.5 and 4. I love to read about sex, but for me, there was just too much. Also I tend to think coming by frottage or blow job and then getting fucked doesn't cut it with male anatomy. A males sphincter muscle doesn't loosen up, it tightens up after coming. Coming several times a day, every day, getting in the way of your life's work, maybe not so much. But this is fiction, so I can usually overlook some of this.
I was attracted to the story and I know this is a series, so some...more
Chris Jeffreys
So many reviewers have hit the problems with this book (and there are many of them). But, cowboy m/m stories are my favorite, so I thought I knew better than all of the other reviewers. Alas, I was wrong.

General problem with the premise of the story --the two main characters, Simon and Luke, have been a couple for ten years and everyone in their small town have previously accepted them as a couple. Why are all the town's folk reacting negatively to their relationship now? The reason why is neve...more
 Nic
Luke and Simon have been together for 10 years and have a happy life. They work together running Luke's father's ranch and are surrounded by people who support them as a couple. They are welcome at church and are part of the town community.

A new pastor comes to town and starts spreading a very different message, encouraging the townfolk to reject Luke and Simon. Suddenly they find they are no longer welcome at various places in town and some people stop doing business with them. Things progressi...more
Wendy (wluvsbooks)
Is it wrong for me to wish that I could receive my own morning reports in the same fashion as Luke received his? Work would definitely take on a whole different level of interesting if that were the case:)

Simon and Luke have worked their way onto my list of favorite established couples. I adored how firmly in love and lust they still were after ten years together. Granted, they made a couple of stupid moves (i.e., lack of communication) during the story, but who doesn’t? For the most part, they...more
Shanna
The over all story was great and the author handled the topic with out becoming preachy. It was nice to see an established couple confront problems and come through the trials still together. I also liked that not everything was solved in the end, there were still issues with some members of the community but they found acceptance in a new community. A good solid story but not outstanding.
Deja Dei
Not a bad book. As others have said, gets confusing, especially dialogue. I don't have much to say that other people haven't said. A lot of potential, but the ending is anti-climactic and there is way to much sex. Skimmed over the last 50% of the sex scenes. Ok, but could have been tightened up and been better.
Gennie Gee
My thoughts on this on are mixed, but I'll say a 3.5 for now. Being from the Oklahoma and Texas area, there are too many things that just aren't quite right and I think that's because Ms. Brown is from England. However, I LOVE Simon and Luke and can't wait to read Noah and Tommy's story.
Mandie *Foxylutely Book Reviews*
Already started next book. WORD.

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This is my first read of any of Sue Brown’s work and initially it was the blurb stating cowboys and m/m that pulled me in. Then I saw the cover as Jimmy Thomas was modelling (sah-woon!) and designed by the ever wonderful Reese Dante. Then I started to read and I was hooked.

Luke and Simon had met at university 10 years ago and are now happily living on Luke’s parent’s ranch which he now runs with Simon as his foreman. Well it was living happily until a new pa...more
Samantha
Dec 25, 2013 Samantha rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Samantha by: Jenni Lea
Morning Report tells of two cowboys, lucky in love for ten years. While the townspeople basically know that they're together, it's more of a "don't ask, don't tell" mentality, and when a new preacher comes to town with a mission to push the sinners (aka our lovely gay cowboys) out, well things take a turn for the worse and cause a stir in Luke & Simon's carefully balanced life.

It's not the most original story. I mean, I'm sure we can think of at least another story or two in which the plot...more
Buda
Because I loved The Night Porter, I really wanted to read this, a much longer effort by a new-to-me author. Cowboys, fundamentalists, and the clash between the two. What's not to love?

Actually, there is a whole lot to like in this story, but I couldn't work myself up to loving it. Luke and Simon have been together 10 years and their relationship feels that way, very secure and settled, but still with a great deal of passion. They've been running Luke's father's ranch, The Lost Cow, for several y...more
Reba Yardley
There are a couple of reasons why I would say this is an excellent read. First, who doesn't love cowboys? And second, it deals very realstically with the homophobia that burns like wildfire in smaller towns, often fueled by religious leadership.

Simon and Luke are life-partners, together since college. As rancher and foreman, they run the Lost Cow ranch. While everyone in town knows they are a couple, neither of them flaunt it. They are accepted without question, until a new minister takes over...more
Helen Beattie
Wow, what an awesome book!!! A wonderful plot driven story that I just couldn't put down. Luke and Simon are two HOT cowboys running Luke's parents' ranch. Imagine their horror when seeingly overnight their whole world changed and they were ostracised by their friends, neighbours and townsfolk. Add to this attacks and family health worries and you have the basis for a very strong story.

The love between Luke and Simon is beautifully portrayed and their characters are fully developed. The addition...more
Lily
I love reading stories about established couples and this one was a joy to read. Luke and Simon have been together for ten years, their relationship is solid and they're still very much in love. I loved how comfortable they were with each other. On the downside I found parts of the storyline unbelievable and predictable. After having lived together for ten years and not having problems with the townsfolk I thought it was strange that almost everyone turned against them so easily. The ending felt...more
Readeraddict
It has been an absoloute pleasure to read Sue Brown's works. Her plots are original, her characters intricate and her stories addictive.

She breathes life into her characters, giving them a past, present and future that fits, hand in hand, with the setting and the emotions. She draws pain and pleasure, hate and love, misery and hope with a flawless talent that has us laughing, crying and begging for more.

Sue Brown is truly an impeccable author and I eagerly look forward to spending more anticipat...more
anolinde
The homophobic preacher and the religious frenzy he was supposedly whipping the town up into were completely glossed over in favor of at least twenty random sex scenes. How can you create a conflict like that and then not have the antagonist show up at all? I was skimming at the end, it got so ridiculous.

The author's note says that she wrote fan fiction before publishing, and that honestly doesn't surprise me. Morning Report seems exactly like something I would read on FanFiction.Net (i'm thinki...more
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“That boy thinks the sun rises out of your backside. The good Lord knows why if all it produces is gas.” 6 likes
“Luke's momma had an impressive temper. All the Murrays had tempers, but Momma, she was another level entirely. She could rant at her husband and cook the evening meal, and whap her son upside the head all at the same time.” 1 likes
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