Sunday, 18 December 2011
Couples Countdown No 5 - Morgan and Rob
Couple Five! Morgan and Rob from The Sky Always Hears me and The Hills Don't Mind by Kirstin Cronn-Mills. I have such a crush on this book. I absolutely loved it.
I am a big fan of happy ever after, swoony, love stories. But sometimes a relationship sneaks in that's a a bit more thorny and complicated, where love might not conquer all, and maybe that's a good thing. In The Sky Always Hears Me and The Hills Don't Mind, Morgan is going out with Derek, crushing on Rob, and sharing a late night kiss with next door neighbour Tessa - recipe for heartbreak right there. Added to that the major incident in the book, involving Morgan's family it could be a bleak and depressing read. But it has lots of laughs, due to Morgan's wonderful voice, world view, and habit of writing fortune cookie fortunes on every piece of paper she finds. Plus there is plenty of swoon due to Morgan and Rob's banter.
I simply adored that in the beginning Morgan spent less time wondering what Rob was like and more time admiring his cute ass.
Their relationship felt real and I loved reading it. Here's a taste
Rob grins. "Come help me stock cigarettes." I wander over while he studies me. "You must be thinking very serious thoughts."
I am not going to tell him the truth; I was pondering his very cute ass, which he displayed as he was working on the smokes. Where has that ass been all my life.