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Caine Neiheisel is stuck in a dead-end job at the end of a dead-end relationship when the chance of a lifetime falls in his lap. His mother inherits her uncle's sheep station in New South Wales, Australia, and Caine sees it as the opportunity to start over, out on the range where his stutter won't hold him back and his willingness to work will surely make up for his lack oCaine Neiheisel is stuck in a dead-end job at the end of a dead-end relationship when the chance of a lifetime falls in his lap. His mother inherits her uncle's sheep station in New South Wales, Australia, and Caine sees it as the opportunity to start over, out on the range where his stutter won't hold him back and his willingness to work will surely make up for his lack of knowledge. Unfortunately, Macklin Armstrong, the foreman of Lang Downs who should be Caine's biggest ally, alternates between being cool and downright dismissive, and the other hands are more amused by Caine's American accent than they are moved by his plight... until they find out he's gay and their amusement turns to scorn. It will take all of Caine's determination-and an act of cruel sabotage by a hostile neighbor-to bring the men of Lang Downs together and give Caine and Macklin a chance at love....

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Inherit the Sky Reviews

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    2019-04-24 05:12

    I hate it when that happens. Two very different MCs + the Outback + ranch life (Australian cowboys, people!) = HOTNESS, right? You’d think, but this was a total FAIL, and I struggled to give it even 2 stars. The writing was choppy, elementary, and formulaic. Some things were described in excruciating detail (what supplies Caine buys at the store, sheep breeding, etc.), but the actual relationship between Caine and Macklin was totally undeveloped and utterly unbelievable. There was no chemistry, no stealing glances. At 40 percent in, Macklin kisses Caine. This comes randomly out of the blue. We get only Caine’s POV, so Macklin’s character feels wooden. We have no idea what he’s thinking. He’s in the closet; he doesn’t want to bottom. That’s about it. And Caine talks like a school marm. He’s so fucking polite all the time, I wanted to throttle him. He’s supposed to be 32, but he acts 20. Relationships are supposed to happen somewhat organically. This one was like a badly arranged marriage. There is no spark, followed by hot sex, followed by conflict and resolution. No, instead we have Caine trying to talk Macklin into having a relationship (perhaps cause he’s the only other gay man in a 100-mile radius?) – even before they have sex! Gawd, who does that? There’s also a convoluted “mystery” about sabotage on the ranch that was too neatly wrapped up at the end. The epilogue was unnecessary and offered nothing. Total letdown.

  • Trisha Harrington
    2019-04-21 03:09

    Loved this!Inherit the Sky by Ariel Tachna, is the first book in the Lang Downs series. I found a book that I loved and wanted more and more of. It was a book I had as a 3 in my head before I read it. I'm a huge fan of cowboys but sometimes coming out books annoy me and it makes me want to scream because it feels like a waste of time. This book was not one of those though, I did get frustrated, but not in a bad way.This book is no Bareback, this would be more my thing. It had no cheating and the story was better overall and had a lot less sex. I found this kind of sweet in places, even when Macklin annoyed me with his behavior. If you like Aussie characters you will love this one. I think people that love to see a character grow could love this because there was some personal growth in this.The story started with Caine staying at his parents after a break-up. He was feeling down. Not because he was madly in love with his ex, but because he felt like it was his fault. His mother finds out her uncle died and she's his next of kin. From that Caine makes the decision to fly out and run his station. It's in Australia he meets Macklin. Nothing happens for a while and then they kiss. The kiss started a sort of relationship. It was really up and down for a while. Macklin frustrated me a lot, but I could also understand his reluctance to come out. One of the hands (Neil). I wanted to beat him for so long. He was an ass. They do break up and that part of the book was a break from the issues they had. In the end though there was something good that came from Neil. (view spoiler)[He got trapped and Caine had to rescue him. He then changed his tune and said he would stick by Caine. (hide spoiler)] It also lead to my favourite scene. (view spoiler)[Caine almost drowns and Macklin pulls him out of the water, then kisses him in front of people. (hide spoiler)]Highly recommend this book!Highly recommend this!

  • Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
    2019-04-10 04:03

    Ms. Tachna is usually a hit and miss with me. I always enjoy her plots and think she is definitely an eclectic writer but sometimes she writes to much smut for me but even with that, I still always enjoy her stories in some way.This one, however, is probably one of my favorites from her so far. First the plot intrigued me but then the characters won me over. If you're looking for an intense, fast moving, multiple conflict book, you won't find it here. What you will find is great characters, a slow moving plot that allows you to actually know the characters and a sweet, slightly frustrating romance in the outback of Australia. From the start I was interested in this story because of Caine. He's insecure because he has a speech impediment that causes him to stutter uncontrollably sometimes. He needs a lot of concentration to be able to talk without it but it always sneaks up on him when he's nervous, angry, aroused or any other really intense emotion. Because of his disability, his life has gone nowhere. There's no possibility of a promotion at his job, he just got out of a relationship where he and his lover were more like roommates and his confidence in himself has been steadily plummeting for a while now. Macklin is different. He's a born Aussie, completely confident in himself and his capabilities but he lives a life without passion because he's in the closet. I loved Caine simply because of his stutter and the way he discovers himself and his newly developed confidence but I loved Macklin because of how simple he was. While he pushed Caine away, he couldn't help himself when it came to his desires for Caine which I found sweet. As I said, this book doesn't have much conflict but that's one of the reason I enjoyed the story so much. I was intrigued by Caine finding a place in the world where he fits and I liked seeing Macklin come to terms with himself as well. It's a slow-moving story but it also delves deep into the characters, who they are and some of the actions of the sheep station. However, there is a bit of conflict. Two, in fact, one has to do with possibly having a secret relationship and the other has to do with why and how their sheep keep running loose. While I enjoyed the story very much, I still had a few problems with it. For one, the story doesn't have much sex until the 75% mark which I adored, however, after that there's too much sex clustered too close together. I got a little annoyed with the 'cluster' but once I got passed it, it wasn't so bad. There's also the ending, I felt like it was too rushed and too easy. We get a basic answer and a resolution to a major problem but we don't get an explanation for how the conflicts were created which left me with a lot of questions in addition to the ones I already had. (view spoiler)[ For instance, how was the guy who caused all these problems able to get onto the land without anyone knowing? Why would he do that? What did he have to gain from that? How did Taylor even know Caine was gay? Also, did they find all the sheep that ran loose?(hide spoiler)]In the end, I really liked the story. Caine's stutter was adorable and Macklin's failure at keeping his distance from Caine was amusing. If you're looking for a good out for you story that actually focuses on the characters, this one is definitely recommended.

  • Arthur
    2019-04-24 05:12

    4.75 starsA simple story. A beautifully written story. A not-for-every-one story. At least not for those who like drama in their m/m books or want the MCs be 'damaged' to be considered 'real'. Or cheating to be considered 'human' (after all, who never cheated on their significant other?). Instead, in this book, the characters have never been mentally or sexually abused, kidnapped or having PTSD. Nor do they cheat. They're unusual in a sense that their problems are simply having a dead end job, or affraid of the impact of them being gay on their job. That they curse in Australian accent, well, it only shows that they're bloody human.The development of the characters is simply nice. Why not full 5 stars? (view spoiler)[Unfortunately, it needs a too-often-used plot device, i.e., accident, to make the characters get together for real. (hide spoiler)] That, and none of the characters sing Waltzing Matilda :-)

  • Heller
    2019-04-15 01:14

    This was a pleasant romance. I'm not sure I'd read the next in the series but this one had nice atmosphere. I think I enjoyed it more for the descriptions of the outback. Caine was okay but he seemed to play much younger sometimes than his 32years which didn't work for me. I also didn't really like the nickname that Macklin had for him. I didn't really get angst from this or danger from the hostile neighbor. It was a pretty easy going read with the only drama coming from Macklin wrestling with himself.

  • Tina
    2019-03-31 03:19

    Inherit the Sky is a romance set in the Australian Outback. Caine, an US American, has a problem with stuttering and is stuck in a boring job. His mother inherits a sheep station in Australia and Caine sees the station as a place to start over and continue his great-uncle's work. Caine knows nothing about sheeps and the Outback but he is determined to make the station to his home. To Macklin, the gruff station forman, Caine is a soft American "blow-in" and on top of it openly gay. While Caine hopes that Macklin will help him learn how to run the station, the foreman is unwilling to give him a chance. Caine works hard and is trying to fit in, even with his American accent, his stuttering and his gayness. To make matters worse Macklin is deep in the closet and intends to stay that way. He is sure coming out would cost him the respect of the Jackaroos...Caine's stuttering and determination to turn his life around made me respect him from the beginning. He knows who he is and what he wants. He is gentle and patient and simply adorable.I enjoyed the gentle nature of the book. It's a slow-moving story but it also delves deep into the characters. I was intrigued by Caine finding a place in the world where he fits and I liked seeing Macklin come to terms with himself as well. And I loved the Australian Outback scenery. It gives the romance a little extra kick. :)

  • Elspeth
    2019-04-11 04:04

    One of my favorite movies is The Man From Snowy River so I was so excited about this book.I mean what could be wrong with a yummy smex book with Aussies in the Outback?Well fuck.This was very unsexy...the romance was forced and unbelievable even ridiculous at times. It got to the point where I spoke out loud to my kindle asking it if it was kidding me.(They say its healthy to talk to yourself, I don't know who "they" are but it doesn't really matter because I was talking to my kindle)Finally the last nail in the bad romance coffin was the Yaoi factor. I really, really am beginning to hate the "top" and "bottom" roles in mm stop.I mean it, STOP.It's not sexy having the "top" be all manipulative and controlling and having the "bottom" being all its okay cause he luuuuuuurves me.Yeah Fuck that I see enough of that shit in YA, I don't need to see it in adult books.On a lighter note the base story wasn't that bad, I might even say it would have been pretty good if the horrible romance didn't drag it down.

  • DaisyGirl
    2019-04-05 05:18

    3.75 StarsCaine Neiheisel leaves his dead-end job in Philadelphia for an outback adventure when his mother inherits her uncle's sheep station, Lang Downs, in New South Wales, Australia. Caine's stutter thankfully isn't a problem but his inexperience and sexual preference are. Caine, however, is determined to honor his uncle's vision and legacy by ensuring the ranch's success. No stranger to hard work and persistence, Caine slowly but surely wins the ranch hands over. Unfortunately Macklin Armstrong, the foreman, should be Caine's biggest ally but his moodiness and surly attitude call that into question. In the end, Caine and Macklin will have to fight prejudice and sabotage to gain their much-desired HEA.I enjoyed this book. The characters were well developed and the story was robust. Everything is told from Caine's POV and he's a worthy narrator. I liked learning about the outback through his eyes and seeing his gumption and determination first hand. Macklin took some getting used to but I loved him in the end. The extended cast of characters were pleasant additions as well. There was a good amount of sexy, smexy scenes ... yum!One gripe: the resolution of the mystery of the saboteur. It was resolved too quickly and none too neatly for my tastes. I would've like to have watched it unfold rather than just being told of its resolution. Plus we aren't even told who, exactly, did it or why! Bottom line: a wonderful cowboy tale from down under.

  • Deeze
    2019-04-05 00:21

    For me this was more a 2.5. The blurb was misleading for me. The gentle story of Caine and Macklin was nice but not very compelling. I enjoyed reading about Macklin's struggle to come out, and there were times I wanted to tell Caine to stop being so pushy, but mostly I was just waiting for the story to get to the point. The last quarter of the book felt like a big let down.(view spoiler)[ Despite the blurb we only see one man turn against Caine, and even he does an about face so fast it made my head spin. This doesn't happen untill near the end of the story and felt far to rushed, and pretty much pointless. As for the term Pup used for a 32 year old man? Sorry that really didn't work for me. (hide spoiler)]

  • V
    2019-04-01 01:08

    An Australian with an American.. you can't go wrong...(I hope)>>>>UPDATED<<<<<<I loved it!!!! what can I say, gorgeous cover, nice story, very enjoyable indeed.This author did such a great job, I love the the Australian Setting.Caine was the perfect man for Macklin, who was such a charming adorable MC.I could not find anything wrong with this story, for me, it was perfect.

  • ¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧°**★•°**★
    2019-03-24 03:08

    This writer has works magic with her magic book, it is where she excelles. And I want to read EVERYTHING she writes in that❤️In reading this book , I felt like I was taking a slow horseback ride through a ranch....and , gosh I was not in the mood for slow....I found a love affair, but, it felt forced romance and lacked chemistry.-So....This book just did not really work well for me. However, the description writing was excellent...I love that!.❤️So I have no clue, if I will read the rest of this seies ...but I do have a very big clue, that I will read anything magic written by this sit and I wait for my next magic fix from this writer....because, it's a rare day when I can find a more majestically gifted writer than Ariel Tachna❤️

  • Ami
    2019-03-25 05:56

    It was a nice, okay read, nothing remarkable but still able to get me through the end. I liked the setting in Australia. It was good to read a different setting from the USA once in a while. I liked that Caine's stutters to be constant, not suddenly disappear; I liked that it was part of him. I did think he felt a little younger than his said-32-years-old. I liked Macklin just fine, but he didn't really have anything that stood him out from the rest of the 'gruff', 'strong', 'hard-headed', cowboy/foreman characters I've read.Not so sure about the progress of Caine and Macklin as a couple. I was actually surprised when the first kiss happened because I didn't feel like they had enough chemistry or sexual attraction to get to that point in the first place. However, it wasn't something I would hugely complain about. Oh, except for the nickname slash endearment (*groans*). The ending felt abrupt though...I think I might check out the next book in this series.

  • Juxian
    2019-04-19 02:17

    It is a sweet, pleasant story, with cowboys, and I love cowboys (Australian cowboys will do, too) :) The beginning of the book was a little rough, both the style and the development of the plot, but later I was drawn in and quite enjoyed it.Caine was such a sweetie, it was impossible not to like him. I liked the other MC, Macklin, a bit less but his motivations were always clear, even though I didn't always approve of them. And sometimes there were wonderful little moments when his feelings for Caine shone through. There was a bit of tension, a bit of angst, a bit of danger... a nice, comfortable read all in all. But also there was something about this book that touched my heart.It's the first book by Ariel Tachna I've read, and I think I will read more.

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    2019-04-07 00:21

    Free today (9/24/13) on ARe!!!

  • Iradai
    2019-04-02 00:21

    Devore esta novela, he de confesar que me dio morbo esta historia a lo "Brokeback Mountain" que se desarrolla en una granja de ovejas en Australia. Historia de amor clandestina que tendrá que enfrentarse a los prejuicios de quienes le rodean para no tener que esconderse.

  • Nic
    2019-04-21 05:25

    I really wanted to love this book particularly because it was set in Australia. However, although the potential was there, there was something lacking that prevented me from fully escaping into the world of Lang Downs.I think the author did a great job of describing the locations and environment, giving a real sense of the country where the book is set. There are a lot of references to Australian life and iconic brands which are accurate and fit well. Probably being really picky here but as a NSW resident I did struggle with trying to picture exactly where the location of the property was. There is reference to it being 4-5 hours from Boorowa and Yass seems to be the biggest town they visit. But driving 4-5 hours north or west from Boorowa would put you in the vicinity of heaps of relatively large towns so you would have no need to go to Boorowa or Yass even. Anyway, largely irrelevant so back to the book....A lot of time is spent seemingly educating the reader on station life. Yes, Caine needed to be educated on how to run the sheep station but as a reader, I wanted to see less talk of organic sheep farming and more of the romance!As individuals, I liked both the main characters. Caine had a failed relationship, failed career and stutter but was courageous enough to head to the other side of the world to make a change. Macklin is the typical tough Australian country man.But I was reading this for the romance and the combination of Caine and Macklin didn't work fully for me. I could see them as a couple but I didn't get a sense of much chemistry between the two and the sex didn't have natural passion. I actually found the sex discussions and scenes a bit uncomfortable to read as it seemed a bit forced.Overall the story was ok with a good mix of secondary characters and a pleasant read. I enjoyed this book enough to read the next book in the series Chase the Stars.

  • Beck
    2019-04-17 23:56

    What a great read. I loved the characters. I loved the fact that the author had taken the time to get the Australian setting & dialogue (mostly) authentic. I really enjoyed the time the relationship took to develop too. I find that I am much more forgiving when an author tries to give a romantic connection time to develop in a natural way rather than racing to the declarations of everlasting love by the end of the first boink. I think the character of Macklin made for an interesting & different perspective for the alpha. It was nice to see him develop his love-making technique from 'quickies in the alley' to 'sensual lovemaking'. The fact that he was so dominant/domineering yet essentially unskilled as a lover gave the developing romance between him & Caine a spicy twist.I found the ending satisfying & plausible & I didn't find the angst between Macklin & Caine too difficult to believe given their background stories.This was a well-rounded story without the glaring editing issues or implausibility in romantic timeline to detract from the story. Just lovely.

  • Candice
    2019-03-29 05:57

    This is a very light romantic story about a man who decided to change his life and move halfway around the world to run a sheep station in Australia. While this was a good story it was kinda bland for me and just didn't capture my attention.

  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    2019-04-15 05:25

    The MC's annoyed me, the plot was a little uninspired, and the resolution was quick and unsatisfactory.

  • Gabbi
    2019-04-21 04:59 Caine Neiheisel’s mother inherits a sheep ranch from her uncle in Australia, Caine instinctively knows this is his chance to have a new start in life. Caine is in his early thirties and has a dead end desk job. He’s has many promotions denied him because of his nervous stuttering. Although he has a handle of it most of the time, whenever he becomes anxious or excited, he can’t control his stutter, causing him to lose many job opportunities for him. In the past, Caine has always fantasized about meeting his great uncle and spending the summer with him in Australia. Unfortunately for him, this never happened, but he realizes that running the ranch will give him that second chance he’s always dreamed of having.As soon as he arrives in Australia, he meets the ranch’s foreman, Macklin Armstrong and he’s immediately intrigued and attracted to the rough around the edges cowboy. Although Macklin welcomes him and promises to help him learn the ins and outs of running a ranch, he’s often hot and cold with Caine, and this keeps Caine confused and on his toes while he’s around him. As time goes by, Macklin starts to admire Caine’s determination to work hard and to make the ranch successful and profitable for everyone. As their attraction and respect for one another intensifies, both men have some difficult choices to make if they want to take a chance at making the love they feel for each other last.I really loved this book! I’ve read several stories by Ms. Tachna and I’ve never been disappointed with any of them. Her characters really live and breathes off of the written pages, and she has a knack of drawing this reader into their often complex and sometimes complicated lives. I also appreciate how she’s able to make wherever her books are set at, almost alive, like it is also a character within itself. I literally could see the ranch, feel the intense heat or bitter cold and visualize the beauty of Australia.Both Caine and Macklin are very interesting characters. They both are stubborn men who are willing to fight for what they believe in. I thought they were very well matched and ended up bringing out the best in each other. I applauded how much both characters grew and developed as the story continued and ended up respecting and liking them both in the end. I really enjoyed reading this book and I hated to see it come to an end. I’m looking forward to reading more books by Ms. Tachna and Inherit the Sky has a permanent spot on my keeper shelf.

  • Alex
    2019-04-18 07:12

    OverallThis is a light romance that starts off almost unbearably slow, but picks up toward the end. It suffers from a bit of a fascination with the details about sheep farm life and several scenes could have been cut because they did nothing to further the story, but overall it was a fine read. I wasn't particularly invested in the characters or the romance, and my favorite characters were side characters, but it wasn't grueling to read either. Probably worth picking up for readers who like Tachna's other works, really enjoy farming stories, or love Andrew Grey's Farm series.StrengthsThere were scenes I really enjoyed, such as the flood, and when Caine puts his man-boots on and stands up for himself. Those moments brought out the essence of the story and occurred more often in the latter half of the book (appropriately). Several characters (the young boy and the cook) are fun, more friendly, and add a nice layer to the types of characters. They weren't enough to make the story really shine, but were an element I enjoyed.The sheep farming and information about Australia all felt thoroughly researched and gave me a sense that I could know what to expect if I ever walked onto a sheep farm. I appreciate the hard work that obviously went into it.WeaknessesThis story has an epilogue that isn't an epilogue but is actually the final chapter. It's not really a point against it, but I know some people get really annoyed with it.One of the characters went from good to evil and back again way too quickly for my taste. Obviously finding something out about someone (aka, the gay), would cause serious reactions in some people, but for me the changes were too abrupt in every direction.The writing wasn't bad, but in combination with the pacing of the story, left me un-enthused. It was a story I enjoyed while reading, and I was curious about how things would turn out, but it didn't move or inspire me.Requested this book for review.Be sure to check out my other reviews on my blog.

  • Tame
    2019-03-31 07:01

    A man who stutters going into the outback? Rugged, masculine men who are pitted against life's elements, one willing to learn, others unwilling to teach? Are you kidding me?? I AM SO THERE!!I was able to purchase it early :) YAY!!SOLID 4.25 STARS :) I enjoy Ms. Tachna's works, and was not disappointed with this one! It's a contemporary novel set primarily in Australia, where a man who has really nothing to lose decides to take a chance working at his mom's inherited sheep farm in the outback, and meets a man (the foreman of said farm), who feels he has everything to lose if he supports the 'blow-in' in more ways than just business. The stutter of Caine's didn't detract from the book and highlighted the struggle he had growing up, as well as presently, and as he grew in confidence, the stutter became less pronounced. Sometimes I wanted to smack Macklin upside the head when he was deliberately standoffish to Caine, rude, or blowing hot-cold, but at least he did that when he was with Caine AND while around the workers :) I loved Jason & his dog, and the cook Kami was an old dear! The struggle was mostly between the two men, and even though there was a neighbouring farm and owner, whom I originally thought would figure a bit more prominently in the book, seemed to be a tertiary character (if there IS such a thing), even though he was at the beginning, the middle, and the end of the book. I loved how Caine stood up for himself, and how his strength and character are tested at the end was a delightful surprise (I honestly didn't see it coming really)!Brava Ms. Tachna :)

  • Deja Dei
    2019-03-31 04:11

    Not a bad book, just kind of lacking any real conflict. Caine is worried about fitting in on the ranch, but he fits in pretty well and easily. As for the romance, Caine is determined to have Mack, and while they are attracted to each other, their issues just kind of replay every time they're together: Mack enjoys the physical interaction, but he's never been in a real relationship and doesn't really know how it works. Caine wants more than a hook-up, he wants a real partnership. This kind of happens over and over again. They get together, its awesome, Caine wants more, Mack is nervous. Repeat. Repeat again. It gets a little frustrating and makes me want to smack them.Mack is so worried about coming out as gay, and its built up so much, but then when he actually does come out, only one guy on the ranch has any problem with it, and he gets over it very quickly. I was expecting a big fallout when he came out, but it ended up being nothing. I wonder why this was made so big of an issue, when there was really no issue.The setting is beautiful, and the operations on the sheep ranch are interesting, but I just feel like there's angst imposed that doesn't need to be there. An okay read for me, I didn't dislike it or anything, just kind of anti-climactic all around.

  • Don Bradshaw
    2019-03-27 02:59

    Reviewed on Hearts On Fire... I found this to be a nice light romance book set in the Australian Outback. Caine has a problem with stuttering so is stuck in a dead end job and no boyfriend. His mother inherits Lang Downs, a sheep station or ranch in Australia and Caine sees the station as a place to start over and continue his great-uncle's legacy. Caine knows nothing about sheep ranching but what he lacks in knowledge he makes up for in determination. Macklin Armstrong is the burly, weathered foreman of the station who along with most of the station workers think that Caine is just a blow-in that will run back to the States in no time. Caine is hot for Macklin but Macklin runs hot and cold toward the boss. Macklin is deeply in the closet and is terrified to come out thinking that he'll lose the respect of his men or possibly lose his job. I enjoyed both sexual and intellectual tension between the two men. The characters in the book were well crafted but not terribly deep. They were just hard working men doing their jobs. There were no big surprises or plot twists here just a good solid romance story. This is a good choice if you're looking for an easy, light novella.

  • Blue Bayou .
    2019-03-28 07:06

    I would have liked this story more if it hadn't been so 'bloody' boring. (I really didn't need a whole page dedicated to where Caine put his clothes in this room on the station.) All the parts were good but as a whole it was missing something. The underlining interest on Macklin's part was nonexistent, so when it showed itself it felt off. I mean you know there are going to get together but there really wasn't any kind of build up. There was a lot of info on sheep station stuff, but it never was integral to the story. For feeling bored about this story, I feel more let down. I think it could have been a better story with the setting, story line and characters. The sex was just as boring and felt passionless. 2 stars, one for setting, and one for all the info on sheep station running. I mean that took a lot of research and time.

  • Sandra
    2019-04-18 06:15

    The worst thing about this book was the romance. Yes, you read that right. I loved everything else, from Caine's humble, sweet, caring character to Macklin's rough, no-fuss demeanor to the amazing description of life in the Australian outback on a sheep farm - it was all lovely and good and wonderful.All but the romance. That felt weird, contrived and in some sections almost unbelievable. The whole top and bottom blah blah got on my nerves, and I hated Macklin's blowing hot and cold, and I hated Caine's waffling and his almost submissive behavior around his foreman. Yes, he grew some balls in the end, but it didn't save the romance for me. Don't get me wrong - I loved Caine. His choice in mate, not so much. I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley.

  • Chappy
    2019-04-03 04:14

    Ever since reading theseries, I've had a soft-spot for Aussie M/M cowboy style books.This was a wonderful start to a promising series. When Caine's mother inherits an Australian sheep farm from her uncle, he decides to risk it all and move there. He knows nothing about sheep but is determined to make a go of it. At first, Macklin doesn't know what to make of Caine...but they slowly grow to care for each other and it's pretty damn HOT!!!I loved that both characters are not perfect. Caine stutters and Macklin has never really had a real relationship. There are also some pretty great secondary characters like Kami the cook and Jacob.

  • Kerrysullivan
    2019-04-16 03:01

    I really liked this story, it was a simple tale of a man starting over in a new country doing something completely new and wanting to live an open and honest life. That's it really simple and to add a bit of spice he falls for the foreman who is not out at all. This story allows us to watch as these to men figure out what they want from each other and if they can give it. There is the added tension of the ranch hands feel due to the new ownership and the fact Cain knows nothing of sheep farming. I love Cain's spirit and drive to make the move work, all he wants to do is honour the memory of his great uncle and make sure the farm has a real future. I enjoyed the gentle nature of this book and I will defiantly be looking for more by this author.

  • Fangtasia
    2019-04-04 01:14

    This was good, but ran perilously close to several tropes I hate. (view spoiler)[There was no indication whatsoever (that I could find) of the attraction between the MCs, until one kissed the other. I was startled! For most of the story, if not all of it, Caine felt like he was written as a female character, then a quick find/replace changed the name and pronouns to make her male. And lastly, the lack of condoms is used as the device to extend UST, yet at the end, just because they have made a verbal commitment, voila! they can have unprotected sex. Huh?!? (hide spoiler)]Entertaining read, I liked it, but that's about it.

  • Page Crusherz
    2019-04-01 03:56

    4.78 : )Excellent story...great MCs. Mystery subplot wrapped up a little too quickly, but honestly, it was a minor drawback when the focus was, and should be, on the great characterizations. Caine was a little less rounded, but the stutter worked well. Macklin was swoon worthy. The plot never dragged. I'd love to see more about these two!reread for series