Cheyenne Blue has written a beautifully evocative love story, set in the Outback of Australia, with a main character who stole my heart. Sue has spent the last ten years away from home, escaping from a situation she can’t face. She is a lesbian, but to the world she is straight, as admitting the truth runs too many risks for her. Only one woman, Moni, sees through the facade, but she is on the other side of the world and Sue faces her dilemma alone. When homesickness finally gets to her, Sue decides to pack in her fast-paced London life for a law practise in Mungabilly Creek, Queensland. Only then can she accept who she is and hope that others will do the same. I loved Sue’s touching coming out and how she blossomed as a proud, at-ease, confident woman. When she meets Moni again their attraction is intense and the sexual tension between them is off the scale. Cheyenne Blue is a skilled writer and she made me feel so invested in their relationship. As well as being so emotionally touching, the love scenes were scorching. Rarely have I read any so wonderfully descriptive and effective. I also found myself in love with the Outback and its people and landscape. I could almost taste the red dust! I am really looking forward to more in this vein and note that a new novel featuring Felix, a pivotal character in this book, is due out soon. I highly recommend this amazing story.
I was given this ARC free by Ylva Publishing in return for an honest review.