Title: Nothing Ever Happens
Author: Sue Brown
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Characters: Andrew Matthews, Nathan Peterson
POV: 3rd person
Sub Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Cover Rating: 4.5
Andrew’s life is a cliché: he’s a gay man trapped in a loveless marriage, thanks to his religious, overbearing mother. Then a new couple moves in down the street, and Andrew finds himself falling for Nathan in a big way. Nathan is straight, married, and just about to be a father, but after one fateful night out together at a club, Nathan has to face the fact that his feelings for Andrew go way beyond that of a friend and neighbor.
When Andrew’s wife asks for a divorce, both men’s lives are thrown into disarray. Arguments about their responsibilities to their wives and children, doubting themselves and each other, and some harrowing lies pull them apart… but they never leave each other’s thoughts.
When they say the path to true love never runs smoothly, Sue Brown’s Nothing Ever Happens brings this maxim to life; vivid, heart-wrenching, exciting and wonderful life. And like so much of life, falling in love—especially when you’re not ‘mainstream’—can be challenging, often excruciatingly so.
With what I’ve come to see as Sue Brown’s emotionally charged storytelling, you will be so involved in what is going on in the lives of Andrew and Nathan, their friends and families, that you will find that, like time, it speeds by.
The relationships are complicated and multi-faceted, and the characters are real enough that you can relate to them in so many ways. I laughed, I cried—oh I cried!—for so many reasons; I fumed, I celebrated and through it all I lost my heart.
While this is Andrew and Nathan’s story—and it spans a number of years—they don’t live in isolation, so it’s much more than just about the two of them. Like life, it’s not smooth, it’s not easy but it’s a journey and one that I intend to take again and again.
Once again Sue Brown has amazed me at the depths to which she takes us. I can only say that if you enjoy your romances filled with heart, life and meaning, then you’ll discover that rather than Nothing Ever Happens, so much goes on that you will be ruminating over this story for a long time to come.