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Office manager Sam Emery is unemployed and out of luck. When his emotionally abusive wife demands a divorce, he contacts the one person he has left, his brother, Neil. He doesn’t expect Neil to reject him, but he also doesn’t expect the news of his divorce—and of his sexuality—to be met with such acceptance. Neil takes Sam to Lang Downs, the sheep station Neil calls home.Office manager Sam Emery is unemployed and out of luck. When his emotionally abusive wife demands a divorce, he contacts the one person he has left, his brother, Neil. He doesn’t expect Neil to reject him, but he also doesn’t expect the news of his divorce—and of his sexuality—to be met with such acceptance. Neil takes Sam to Lang Downs, the sheep station Neil calls home. There, Sam learns that life as a gay man isn’t impossible. Caine and Macklin, the station owners, certainly seem to be making it work. When Caine offers Sam a job, it’s a dream come true. Jeremy Taylor leaves the only home he’s ever known when his brother’s homophobia becomes more than he can bear. He goes to the one place he knows he will be accepted: Lang Downs. He clicks with Sam instantly—but the animosity between Lang Downs and Jeremy’s home station runs deep, and the jackaroos won’t accept Jeremy without a fight. Between Sam’s insecurity and Jeremy’s precarious position, their road will be a hard one—and that’s without having to wait for Sam’s divorce to be final before starting a new life together....

Title : Outlast the Night
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Outlast the Night Reviews

  • Trisha Harrington
    2019-02-21 09:31

    I am a huge fan of the series. Caine and Macklin captivated me in the first book and from there my love of these characters grew. I'm not sure of there are more books in the series to come, but I sincerely hope there will be. I don't think I could get tired of reading about the couples or catching up with the characters, both new and old.The blurb describes the basics. Sam, Neil's brother, is getting divorced and needs a place to stay. Jeremy is Taylor's younger brother and gay. What it fails to tell you is the emotional abuse Sam suffered during his marriage. Yes, he cheated. But, I could not hold it against him. His wife made him feel like dirt, she never wanted to spend any real time with him, and it wouldn't shock me if she knew he was gay.I loved Jeremy and Sam together. (view spoiler)[They didn't do anything because Sam was legally married, and they wanted to get to know each other. Plus Jeremy helped Sam with his awful self-esteem. (hide spoiler)] There was no sex in the book. It wasn't about that and it was kind of refreshing to read. Some couples just aren't the hot and sweaty fuck buddies. Others might not like that, but I adored it. Especially when you take Sam's low self esteem.Cain and Macklin. Well, where to begin? I have always loved them as a couple they had some nice moments in this book. (view spoiler)[We finally see Macklin tell Caine he loves him. (hide spoiler)] There were a couple of those scenes. The we had the nicest present from Caine to Macklin and it made me smile during the scenes that followed. (view spoiler)[Caine found Sarah, Macklin's mum. She moved to Lang Downs and is as funny as hell. Especially her and Kami and they moved in together. (hide spoiler)] For me that was the nicest thing about the book, as well as the slow building relationship.This is a great series, and I feel greedy asking for more. But what can I say? This series keeps getting better and better. I love it and the fact we see more of the characters and get new characters is an added bonus. Plus I want to catch up with a certain new character who should be fun to read about. I have high hopes for a fourth book, but I won't hold my breath, although it would be wonderful if it happened.Highly recommended series!

  • Nic
    2019-02-21 09:17

    I feel I am going really against the grain here as I have seen mainly really positive reviews about this book, the third in the series. I actually found it my least favourite of the series - it was okay but the others were a bit more to my liking.Once again I liked the characters but didn't get any satisfaction on the romance front. Too slow and not enough sex. I know in past books I have commented that I don't like how the author has written the sex scenes (they seem forced and unnatural and lacking true passion) but I have decided in the case of this series that any sex is better than no sex!As with the previous two books, we have a main character from the city (Sam) and one from the country (Jeremy). Sam is battling a witch of an ex-wife as he goes through a divorce. His wife has beaten his spirit with the result that he has no confidence and little self-esteem. Jeremy is the brother of the homophobe who owns the neighbouring sheep station and has been kicked out of his home and taken in at Lang Downs.There are some very obvious metaphors in the book - Macklin's horse Ned was a rescued Brumby and not easily ridden. "We helped him heal, and we let him come to us, and once he did, we taught him what kindness meant."Due to Sam's pending divorce, and his fear that his ex-wife may find out and hold it against him, he and Jeremy agree to wait 6 months until the divorce is final before starting a physical relationship. This may be sensible but also seems highly unlikely! It also meant that by 80% in the book they had only kissed once!I also wanted Sam to show a bit more growth throughout the course of the story. Towards the end of the story he still appears quite immature "I know," Sam said, "but I kind of like the idea of sleeping with you. Next to you, I mean!" He flushed bright red.You would think a grown man would laugh or make a joke of the slip up but not blush (although as you can tell from my previous comments, I would have preferred they just got on with it!)

  • Ami
    2019-03-01 12:29

    3.5 starsI approached this book with a LOT of trepidation -- mainly because the blurb stated "emotionally abusive wife". I have come into that phase in my MM-romance-reading life, where I got strong dislike with women being portrayed as villains in the process of the two men getting together. However, I also have built an attachment to Lang Downs and the men working there, so I really was curious with Sam (Neil's older brother) and Jeremy (Devlin's younger brother) story.Well, I was glad that my worry didn't really happen. Yes, Sam's wife was emotionally abusive, but she stayed behind the screen throughout. She only be part of conversations but never appeared on the pages. It was easier for me to forget that she existed. I highly enjoyed the fact that the relationship between Sam and Jeremy was slowly built -- Sam was adamant that he didn't want to start anything that would endanger his divorce process, and Jeremy was patient to wait. So their relationship wasn't full with lust or physical intimacy. I loved that Jeremy agreed that "There’s a lot more to a relationship than just sex" (YES, YES, YES!!) The whole book was mainly about them becoming friends, doing their day-to-day activities at the ranch, Jeremy teaching Sam to ride, Sam building his own confident that had been shattered by losing his job and his wife's words ... the story felt down-to-earth to me because of that, and these men to be grounded. One of my favorite parts would be when Sam rescued a little kitten and Jeremy's dog ended up being the one so possessive over the kitten *laugh*. I also liked the update on Caine and Macklin's relationship, with Caine preparing surprise for his lover ((view spoiler)[Caine was able to track down Macklin's mother!!!) (hide spoiler)]). Yes, like the previous two books, it might got humdrum in the middle, but I really didn't mind the pace at all. I might be a little frustrated with Sam's inability to see his own self-worth, which was part of the reason for my rating. It could be repetitive at times. But in the whole assessment, this might be my favorite book so far from the series. For me, Outlast the Night is another solid installment. I really liked it. I know that it looks like Lang Downs will be one of those gay ranches, where everyone working there would end up gay (*grin*) but it also feel like coming to familiar faces after reading three books in the span of two weeks. So I will definitely be there for the next book.

  • V
    2019-03-07 10:31

    Lovely sequel, I really like the Australian setting and the outback life style. I think I'm one of those silly city slickers that they think "it's so romantic", forgive me, even when I know it's a very hard life I still think it's very romantic ;) For those readers who don't like insta love or very little to none sex scenes, this is going to be perfect for them.In my case, not that I want a sex marathon in my stories, but, come on!!! give me at least one little tiny sex scene, I don't ask for much.I only got a few kisses and they weren't that steamy.Don't get me wrong I loved the book, however, I was expecting much more because we are talking about two hot Australian in the outback here!!!where is the passion, hot, steamy blowing my mind sex scenes? or at least sexual tension between them ?Sorry guys you behaved like two penguins in the Antarctic and that didn't deserve 5 stars.

  • Karen
    2019-03-16 13:40

    This was such a sweet story. There were no scorchingly hot sex scenes, just a few tender kisses. I enjoyed this and while I don't have a problem with sex in my stories if the story is good it's definitely not a requirement. When Sam told Jeremy he didn't know what he saw in him and Jeremy replied "I see you." I melted it was probably the most perfect thing that he could have said in that moment and the thing that I think we all hope the person who loves us will see and be drawn too.I'm pretty sure that Macklin's mom is going to add some definite fire to Kami's kitchen. I love the men of Lang Downs and look forward to the next installment of this series.

  • El Ma
    2019-03-15 07:14

  • Vivian
    2019-03-16 10:42

    3.5 starsWonderful atmosphere and setting, the bleak, stark beauty of the land was awesome in the awe-inspiring sense of the word. The details are woven in slowly through the telling of Sam's journey. It is a story of understanding and acceptance and bravery in facing life's changes.Jeremy is a consumate stockman. Well suited to life on a sheep station, unsurprising since he was born to it. Sam is self-effacing and unsure due to his insecurities rooted in the instability that rocked his life for the last few years and because of the lie he's been trying to live.The telling is slow and gentle. I liked the pace; it made sense for the men. At times, I was a bit frustrated at Sam's paranoia, but I understood it. Jeremy's handling of it was an exercise of legendary patience. In many ways, it read like a wooing of olden days, but realistically it was a deliberate lets be friends before we're lovers story. Thus, it is a sweet story, where the doors close even with the established couples--no wild romps.Recommended for fans of scenic locales and readers who enjoy a sweet romance.Favorite quote:That chaste, tender kiss shouldn’t have been anything special, yet it clearly had been.~~ A copy was provided to me for a No Glitter Blown review~~Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews

  • Katharina
    2019-02-25 09:19

    Outlast the Night is a great sequel to the first installments in the series Inherit the Sky and Chase the Stars. It's exactly in the same tone as the first two: unhurried, with a distinct focus on emotional and personal development and very little sexual content. The men in this series are all people who have been through hardships in their life and they find a haven in Lang Downs, somewhere they can be themselves and find peace and a future.Sam and Jeremy the main characters in this book aren't any different in that regard, and reading about their path to a better place in their lives was - as all the books in the series before - comforting and lovely.And as such I'd recommend it: as an excellent comfort read set in the Australian outback with lots of manly men riding horses and doing hard work. Great stuff!

  • Jenni Lea
    2019-03-10 14:38

    3.5 rounded up. With the exception of too much of the mundane in the first half, this was a great read. It moved at a much slower pace than I'm used to but that's exactly what I was looking for. That, and I needed a book that didn't have any on-page sex scenes. Don't look at me that way! I wanted to read a story and that's what I got. I've read too many books recently that had lots of gratuitous sex in them and they were all beginning to blur together. So much that I wasn't enjoying reading any more. This helped bring my love for reading back. I think I'll read the next one immediately.

  • Risa
    2019-03-04 07:42

    Und weiter geht es mit dem 3. Band von Lang Downs Zur Handlung. Neils Bruder Sam Emery ist ein arbeitsloser Büroleiter und verzweifelt. Seine Frau hält ihn für einen Versager und will die Scheidung. Was sie nicht ahnt und auch nicht erfahren darf, in Wahrheit ist Sam schwul und hat sie nur geheiratet, um dem Willen seines Vaters zu folgen. In dieser Situation bietet ihm sein Bruder an, zu ihm nach Lang Downs zu kommen. Denn Caine sucht einen Buchhalter, da ihm der Schreibkram über den Kopf wächst. Jeremy Taylor ist der Bruder von Devlin, des Besitzers der Nachbarfarm von Lang Downs. Wegen dessen Schwulenfeindlichkeit kommt es zum Streit und Jeremy verlässt die heimatliche Schaffarm, um auf Lang Downs um einen Job als Jackaroo zu bitten. Doch auch wenn ihn Caine mit offenen Armen empfängt, hat er es nicht einfach bei den anderen ganzjährigen Arbeitern. Denn sein Bruder hat sich durch seinen miesen Charakter Feinde gemacht und deshalb misstrauen sie auch Jeremy. Das ändert sich erst, als sich herausstellt, dass auch Jeremy schwul und außerdem an Sam interessiert ist. Die Nacht überdauern ist für mich der bisher schwächste Teil der Serie. Dabei fängt die Story wirklich gut an. Die Idee, dass Devlin Taylors Bruder selbst schwul ist, fand ich klasse. Das ist Zündstoff vom Allerfeinsten. Es gibt natürlich auch ein Wiedersehen mit den Paaren der ersten beiden Bücher und ihrem Leben auf der Schaffarm. Weniger gefallen hat mir die Story um das Paar Neil und Emerett. Zuerst ist Neil so verletzt durch seine gescheiterte Ehe, dass er sich wertlos fühlt und nicht daran glaubt, dass Emery etwas für ihn empfindet und weist ihn immer wieder ab. Später lehnt er jeglichen intimen Kontakt ab, da er auf die Scheidung warten will. Deshalb haben sich die beiden bis zum Ende des Buches nur gelegentlich geküsst. Die Angst vor Neils Frau fand ich dann doch etwas übertrieben. Hoffentlich wird diese Liebesgeschichte im folgenden Band noch fortgesetzt. Die Story erhält von mir 4 Sterne und eine Leseempfehlung.Mein Dank geht an Dreamspinner Press für das erhaltene Rezensionsexemplar.

  • Mathilda Grace
    2019-02-17 14:23

    Ich mochte die ersten beiden Bände der Lang Down – Reihe und da war es keine Frage, auch den nächsten Teil zu lesen, der sich um Jeremy und Sam dreht, und im Großen und Ganzen eine schöne, ruhige Romanze für zwischendurch ist.Aber mehr leider auch nicht. Mir fehlte bei dieser Geschichte eindeutig der Charme der ersten Bände, die die Storys zu etwas Besonderem gemacht hat. Das ist hier nicht vorhanden. Weder Jeremy noch Sam sind unsympathisch, im Gegenteil, besonders Jeremy ist ein toller Kerl, der unglaublich viel Geduld mit Sam und seinen Problemen hat. Nur war's das dann auch. Die Geschichte bleibt einfach nicht im Gedächtnis hängen. Schade.Eine Leseempfehlung gebe ich trotzdem, weil sie schön ist und für einen gemütlichen Lesenachmittag durchaus geeignet.Ich vergebe 3* und bedanke mich recht herzlich beim Dreamspinner Verlag für das Rezensionsexemplar.

  • Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
    2019-03-18 09:35

    This review can be found at The Armchair Reader.I’ll freely admit that the Lang Downs series is one of my favorite cowboy series. There’s just something about it that I absolutely adore. With this one, it’s no different. I loved both Sam and Jeremy, especially Jeremy since he has to overcome the hatred attached to being a Taylor. There was such animosity between Neil, Sam’s brother, and Jeremy, which made for some interesting conflict! Sam was someone I just wanted to give a hug. He’s so innocent even though he’s not young but I felt really bad for him and what he’s had to go through by playing straight.The story revolves around both Sam and Jeremy finding a home where they’re accepted. After years of putting up with his brother, Jeremy’s finally had enough and leaves, heading towards Lang Downs in hopes of finding another job. Sam shows up around the same time after being belittled constantly by his soon-to-be ex-wife. Both guys are healing in their own way. Sam finally has the freedom to spread his wings while Jeremy finds in Sam what he thought he’d never get a chance to have. It’s a sweet, slow romance where Jeremy and Sam start a friendship before moving into anything deeper and many will be shocked to realized there is no sex in this novel. Something I was extremely glad for but even without the sex, I still loved it because even though it’s obvious there’s no love between Sam and his ex-wife, he and Jeremy still wait until the divorce is finalized before making their relationship into something more. I also loved that we get pieces of the station but also a little more of Caine and Macklin.While I adored the story, I still felt like the relationship between Jeremy and Sam wasn’t quite complete. I feel like the situation with Sam and his ex-wife took too long to resolve and when it is finally over it was rushed through, making the ending feel rushed as well. I would have liked to see more of Jeremy and Sam as a couple, after Sam’s divorce, because I didn’t feel that concrete bond between them like I’ve had with the other couples within this series, which I was sad we missed.Overall, I enjoyed the story very much. I love that Lang Downs is a place for those who are lost or rejected. It’s a great concept and I loved that we got Jeremy’s story and what he and Sam go through. It’s slightly sad but I loved the journey Jeremy and Sam go through. I can’t wait to read the next in the series and to find out who’s story is next!!

  • Don Bradshaw
    2019-03-01 13:17

    Ariel Tachna has taken us on another interesting trip to Lang Downs. The Fall season is just winding down and the seasonal jackaroos are getting ready to move on for the winter. Caine is having a bit of a hard time with the Australian tax codes when Neil's brother, Sam arrives at the station to stay with Neil and Molly until he can get on his feet. Totally beaten down by his verbally abusive wife, out of a job as a bookkeeper and in the middle of a divorce, Sam is a godsend for Caine who hires Sam immediately. Jeremy Taylor, brother to Devlin who is trying to bring Lang Downs down arrives on Caine and Macklin's doorstep looking for a job. Both Sam and Jeremy are carrying a load of baggage along with being gay men in a homophobic profession, they soon become friends. Neil and Macklin are wary of Jeremy's reason for taking a job at the station but he proves his worth. I love the way Caine is so laid back knowing that everyone will work out. His gift to Macklin was just wonderful. I found it intriguing to find a gay man going through a divorce as a main character. It made the story all the more real. Gracefully written, I felt like I was right there at the station with the gang. The story is endearing and an easy read about the rigors and joys of life of a gay friendly sheep station. It is a joy to immerse myself in one of Ms Tachna's remarkable books.

  • Tina
    2019-03-03 14:27

    In Outlast the Night new MC's are introduced into Lang Downs, the sheep station in Australia. The story is strong and engaging. I liked reading about the people we got to know in the previous books and loved the new couple Jeremy and Sam. There is no actual sex in this story but the growing affection between the guys is excellent written. I would love to read more about Jeremy and Sam. :)

  • Lena Grey
    2019-03-08 10:24

    “If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it." ~ unknown'Outlast the Night' by Ariel Tachna is about second chances, not just for love, but for life, friendship, and a place to truly belong. In the third book of the Lang Downs sequels, we are introduced to Sam Emery, Lang Downs's foreman Neil's brother, who desperately needs a second chance. Sam is running from an abusive marriage and having to hide his homosexuality. He's amazed to learn that he's going to somewhere he doesn't need to hide the fact that he is gay. Jeremy Taylor knows that he's headed for somewhere his sexuality won't be questioned, but because of his offensive, homophobic brother and the nasty things he's done to the people at Lang Downs, he will not easily be accepted. Jeremy realizes that he'll have to prove that he's not his brother and does not share either his deplorable disposition or his narrow-minded opinions. Both men are being handed a second chance at life; what they do with it will be determined to a great extent by what they have learned from their past mistakes.Sam is down and out at the beginning of the story. His self-esteem is so badly damaged that he's lost faith in himself and his ability to be useful. His self-deprecating attitude is caused by his wife's verbal abuse and mistreatment and compounded by disgust over engaging in meaningless sexual encounters which made him feel even more used and worthless. Under that dull exterior shines a heart of gold, a good, loving person who deserves to love and be loved. Sam is willing to pitch in in any situation and his self-worth improves with the acceptance of the people at Lang Downs, especially when it's apparent that Caine, the co-owner, gives him a full-time job, not just out of pity, but out of real necessity. With Sam back in his element, he begins to stand a little taller, hold his head up a little more. One person in particular, Jeremy, is interested is Sam, but through his haze of insecurity, he can't understand why that would be. He's attracted to Jeremy, enjoys his company, but is wary of moving to far too fast. He's also concerned that his wife will find out and use the information as an excuse to punish him even more.For being a rough, tough jackaroo, Jeremy is a real softie inside. I admire him for a number of reasons. It takes real courage to leave his home and go to a place where he knows he will start at the entry level of a job which he's done all of his life. He will have to earn the respect of the men he's working with, not only with his skills, but his loyalty as well. Another thing I admire him for is his restraint, not only by staying out of altercations with the other men, but particularly with Sam. Jeremy recognizes the damage Sam has endured and is determined to help him heal. Even though he wants Sam desperately, he's willing to wait. Jeremy puts his desires aside because he recognizes that what Sam needs most at this point is a friend. Showing an incredible amount of self-control, he supports Sam in his quest to find his way back to believing in himself. Sam and Jeremy recognize that being friends first lays a firm foundation for any relationship and they want theirs to be long lasting. The fact that they don't have sex only serves to entice us, to give us something to look forward to later, when things are right for them, rather than rushing into some meaningless slam-bam-thank-you-ma'am, or , in this case sir. They have both had enough of empty, meaningless encounters. They are holding out for the real thing and I think that's admirable.With this story, Ariel does more world-building, presenting us with an even fuller, richer picture of Lang Downs and its people. Sam and Jeremy's decision to be celibate until Sam is divorced, speaks highly of the caliber of people who occupy the farm community. Slowly, but surely, she's enriching the lives of the people there, arranging situations which give them the opportunity to make more of their lives than they have had in the past, and celebrate the life they have now. Idealistic? Maybe, but isn't it wonderful to think of a place like this, where people can live full, rich lives without fear of retribution. As delightful as it is, I see this story as a bridge, a very practical way to further the plot in order to be able to move on into the next story without a lot of lengthy explanations. The stage is definitely set for better things yet to come.Current Lang Downs fans will enjoy seeing all of the characters they have come to know and love thrive and grow and new readers won't help but be able to see the devotion between Sam and Jeremy and cheer them on as well. I highly recommend this story to anyone who believes in second chances. Thanks, Ariel, for the great visit back to Lang Downs. I'm looking forward to book #4.NOTE: This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  • cat reads
    2019-03-17 13:40

    At this point, I think I need to leave the series behind. The issue of overly sweet that was tolerable in the first two novels became too much for me here. There's a lot of repetition, not just catching us up if we haven't read the first two novels in the series, but basic information we found out earlier in the novel. Sam tells Neil about his divorce, then has to tell Jeremy. Jeremy notes Sam has been verbally abused and has to tell Macklin and the cook in two separate conversations. The themes can be very heavy handed too. In the first novel, "Don't ask someone to do something you're not willing to do yourself," was the oft repeated phrase. Same goes in this novel. When I see this in a novel, I assume the writer was adding word length to a thin plot and that the editor was asleep.There was very little sex in this book, and most of it was referred to. The mcs have a few kisses, a dance, and cuddle once. I expected more sex, and I like my romance novels sexy, but I don't mind if the love story is good. That's what really carries a novel. There are moments when the mcs, especially Jeremy, make me cheer. I just wish I had more of their connection. They mention that there's almost no way for the wife to know what's happening on the ranch, but that doesn't dismiss the fact that there is no way for the wife to know what's happening on the ranch! It creates this artificial danger, and I can't see the love interests really taking that seriously. However, if Sam just wasn't ready, and let's face it, he's doing something smart by waiting, that would have been fine. We can spend some time watching Sam heal, but that's not what we get. Probably the most frustrating aspect is the feeling that these novels suffer from premature ejaculation. As with the first novel, a conflict is introduced then settled much too quickly at the end, almost as an afterthought. In the first novel, I was expecting something to come of the fence sabotage, but no. Just a quick, 'yeah, found out it was this guy and fired him. sorry 'bout that.' That's it? Um... okay? Same thing happens here with (view spoiler)[the marijuana user and his possible plants being grown on the farm. Nothing is mentioned of this at the end! They could be arrested. They could face steep penalties. Have something happen! Have them find the plants at least. :/ And what about Jeremy's brother? You have a villain. Do something with him. (hide spoiler)]Arrow and Hawk were too cutesy. It wouldn't have been bad if more restraint was shown, but too much sweet ruined the story for me.

  • multitaskingmomma
    2019-02-26 08:42

    Ariel Tachna does it again. Beautiful installment to a beautiful series.Office manager Sam Emery is unemployed and out of luck. When his emotionally abusive wife demands a divorce, he contacts the one person he has left, his brother, Neil. He doesn’t expect Neil to reject him, but he also doesn’t expect the news of his divorce—and of his sexuality—to be met with such acceptance. Neil takes Sam to Lang Downs, the sheep station Neil calls home. There, Sam learns that life as a gay man isn’t impossible. Caine and Macklin, the station owners, certainly seem to be making it work. When Caine offers Sam a job, it’s a dream come true. Jeremy Taylor leaves the only home he’s ever known when his brother’s homophobia becomes more than he can bear. He goes to the one place he knows he will be accepted: Lang Downs. He clicks with Sam instantly—but the animosity between Lang Downs and Jeremy’s home station runs deep, and the jackaroos won’t accept Jeremy without a fight. Between Sam’s insecurity and Jeremy’s precarious position, their road will be a hard one—and that’s without having to wait for Sam’s divorce to be final before starting a new life together.I have been following Lang Downs Series ever since I read the first book, Inherit The Sky months ago. I immediately bought the second book and was happy not to be disappointed but instead found myself wanting for more. So why did I miss out on this third book?Okay, so it had to take my internet connection going down to find out from a friend that there was a third book? Mea Culpa! Ayayayay!In any case, I read this book within a few hours and was happy that it came out more like a courtship between two men, a la Victorian Era style or something. So warning! There are none of the smutty smexy scenes that many seem to prefer (I don't!) and there are none of the angsty angsts that just keeps me frustrated and the forward button pressed to destruction. This kept me going through the loss of internet connection and I just read it once within a few hours, and then a second time at a more leisurely pace! Yes folks, I read this TWICE! it was such a lovely story and it was really wonderful for Ariel Tachna to give us more of Caine and Mack - for giving us a taste of what their future was like. Their HEA in the first book was made even more meaningful.

  • Anita Bianchi
    2019-03-05 14:39 romanzo mi ha fatto scoprire una realtà che non conoscevo e alla quale non avevo mai pensato: i jackaroos, ovvero i cowboys dell'Australia. Amo molto l'ambientazione australiana ma, nei romanzi che avevo letto fin'ora, il setting era stato sempre la città mentre qui abbiamo una stazione sperduta in mezzo alla natura dove vengono allevate pecore. Sam ci arriva poichè è costretto a chiedere aiuto a suo fratello dopo la dolorosa separazione dalla moglie, Jeremy si ritrova senza casa e senza lavoro dopo aver litigato con il fratello omofobo e intollerante: due uomini che hanno stravolto la loro vita e che devono ripartire da zero, ma con l'aiuto fondamentale di amici inaspettati e solidali.Un libro che punta sui buoni sentimenti, sull'armonia e la tolleranza tra persone apparentemente diverse ma con obiettivi e pensieri comuni.Da leggere per passare qualche ora in un mondo diverso, per vivere una storia che fa riflettere ma senza drammi strappa lacrime e scene hot ma con tanto sentimento e tanta dolcezza.

  • Federica D'Ascani
    2019-02-20 09:27

    Sono perplessa, davvero. E non per la mancanza di sesso, alla fine non è importantissimo (anche se in alcune parti ci sarebbe stato bene) ma posso anche comprendere la scelta dell'autrice di focalizzare il punto sull'abuso e sui sentimenti. Ma sul finale? Voglio dire, il lettore aspetta un romanzo intero per vedere Sam e Jeremy finalmente insieme, e tutto viene risolto in poche righe che non saziano affatto tutta la tensione creata in precedenza. Di Chris e Jess non si parla quasi per nulla, senza contare che Cane e Macklin stanno diventando sempre più eterei. Si rifarà nel quarto? Vedremo...

  • Chappy
    2019-03-02 10:42

    I was a little disappointed in this instalment.I couldn't stand that Sam kept Jeremy at arms length...his reason seemed kind of stupid to me.I wanted more lash back from Jeremy's defection from Taylor Peak.I did, however, enjoy the Caine/Maklin parts :D

  • Veroluc
    2019-03-16 09:36

    Tre stelline e mezzo. Peccato per il finale troppo frettoloso.

  • Rosyx85 Rosa
    2019-02-25 11:26

    È un 4 stelle stiracchiate solo perché volevo leggere di più di Sam e Jeremy. Finale troppo affrettato.

  • Jilrene ♥
    2019-03-02 09:41

    4.5 maybe? it's a close call

  • Cathy Brockman
    2019-02-27 13:18

    This is an Audio Review This is the Thrid book in this series. Though Sam and Jeremy both are new characters to the station, old storylines are carried from book to book so I suggest you listen( or read them in order).Sam Is Neil's brother and down on his luck. His wife kicked him out filed for divorce but was footing his bills. He finally contacted his brother and is going to the station to get his head on and see where to go from there to start his life over, find a job and home and hopefully a boyfriend.Jeremy Taylor is the brother of Devlin Taylor for Tayor Peaks. Taylor had hoped to buy out Langs down after Michael passed away and there is a lot of friction there.Taylor is on Jeremies back to settle down and get married, have a family. They have a big fight and Devlin kicks Jeremy out with nothing but his clothes. Jeremy heard that since Kaine and Macklin came out as a couple some of the summer help didn't show up so he goes to see if they could use a Jackaroo.Kaine is so kind he doesn't turn anyone away and lets Jeremy come to work. He also hires Sam to help with the books to free him up for other things, since Sam is an accountant.The story is sweet as we follow all the different characters as they interact. I love how Ariel makes her characters so lifelike and draws me right into the story.So you know the story is awesome, let me move on to the Narration. William James blows me away. He is the perfect choice for this series. He has several distinct Aussie accents for the Australian characters. It is easy t tell each one just by voice alone. He doesn't make the women sound silly ( a pet peeve of mine) and he even has Kaines American accent. I have no Idea how he juggles so many voices but he does it with Clarity and style. He also interjects action in places it's needed such as worry, and the sex scenes.If you like Sheep Stations, Australian culture, Australian accents, continuing series,friends to lovers, sweet romance, dogs, cats and horses, and two men starting new lives, and falling in love this is for you. If you are looking for a great series t kill a week or so, I suggest grabbing this one. It makes your afternoon go fast.

  • Donna
    2019-03-07 09:25

    Even though I love this series and am crazy about the characters, both "main" and "secondary"... am I the only one that felt a bit... cheated? *headdesk* ;pI loved how Sam and Jeremy's relationship built and played out, but I was REALLY looking forward to some off-the-charts "hot" sex at the end... just sayin'! :(

  • Corina Ponta
    2019-02-24 10:26

    Kurz und bündig: Nicht so gut wie die beiden vorherigen Teile, aber dennoch schön zu lesen. Lang Downs wird immer mehr zu einem Zufluchtsort für ausgestoßene und gestrandete Menschen, die dort ein Zuhause finden. Wirklich eine schöne Serie mit sympathischen Protagonisten.

  • Misty
    2019-02-22 13:38

    ** 3.5 Stars **

  • ⚣❣☙ Michaelle ❧❣⚣
    2019-02-23 07:34

    3.2 StarsMy least favorite of the series so far...

  • Vicki
    2019-02-24 09:27

    Another great addition to the series. But I must admit I am starting to have a hard time remembering who everyone is. ;)

  • Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls
    2019-02-22 07:23

    Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan GirlsSei stato tu a dirlo,” fece Sam. “Due uomini non possono sposarsi qui da noi.”“Sei gay? Perché non l’hai mai detto?” chiese Neil d’impulso, quelpensiero l’unico coerente sulla scia di una rivelazione che avevadell’incredibile. Sam era stato sposato!Sam Emery ha trentasei anni, o quasi, un matrimonio fallito alle spalle e una serie di soprusi psicologici a cui far fronte. Solitamente si è improntati a credere che, arrivati ad una certa età, si abbia le idee chiari su cosa si voglia dalla vita e, nello stesso modo, si crede anche che si abbia raggiunto una certa quantità di felicità.Cosa succede, però, se per quasi tutta la nostra vita si ha indossato una maschera? Perché talvolta è di questo che si tratta, troppe volte le persone devono far fronte agli standard della società, della famiglia, degli amici, che alla fine dei conti, quando ormai si è anziani, non si può che lasciarsi andare ad una serie di rimpianti e di "e se..." senza risposta.Questo è quello che succede a Sam. Si è sposato per far felice il padre, una volta che il fratello se ne era andato via di casa, ritrovandosi così a nascondere la parte più fragile di sé, la stessa parte che, dal profondo del suo cuore, gli ha sempre detto che mai avrebbe potuto innamorarsi di sua moglie, di quella che, con il tempo, è diventata la sua carnefice. Durante il suo matrimonio Sam ha dovuto far fronte a così tante frecciatine, a così tanti insulti non poco velati, da arrivare al punto che non solo la sua autostima arrivava a zero, ma ne era rimasta intaccata anche la sua versione di se stesso.Queste ultime due, messe insieme, non fanno che diventare un mix esplosivo, come una pianta difficile da estirpare dopo che è stata alimentata per anni nell'animo del giovane Emerson.Al contrario di Neil, il fratello che abbiamo incontrato nei volumi precedenti, lui ha sempre saputo che quel suo desiderio, quella sua attrazione difficilmente sarebbe stata accettata, ma mai nella sua vita avrebbe pensato che trasferirsi dal fratello a Lang Downs comportasse proprio la soddisfazione di quella sua parte, la soddisfazione di quel lato del suo animo che da tempo cercava un'anima che la completasse. Un'anima che, a quanto pare, appartiene al Jackaroo che si è appena stabilito al ranch.Un paio di volte Jeremy credette di cogliere Sam a fissargli lebraccia laddove le maniche gliele lasciavano ancora scoperte, ma non neera proprio sicuro e non voleva rovinare la bella atmosfera che si eravenuta a creare fra loro con una domanda inopportuna. C’erano già statidei ragazzi a Sydney o Melbourne che erano impazziti per le sue braccia,anche se a lui non sembravano niente di speciale ma solo il risultato di unavita di lavoro, esattamente come quelle di tutti gli altri jackaroo checonosceva. Sam, però, non era come gli uomini che si trovavanoabitualmente nelle stazioni.Jeremy Taylor ha sempre saputo cosa vuole dalla vita, e soprattutto come ottenerlo. Quando si rende conto che il ranch di suo fratello è diventato stretto per tutti e due, quando l'omofobia diventa ormai così soffocante da rendere l'aria irrespirabile, a Jeremy non resta che trasferirsi nel ranch dei suoi vicini, sperando che il suo cognome non semini più rancore del dovuto. In fondo, l'abito non fa il monaco, come le colpe dei genitori, o dei parenti, non dovrebbero ripercuotersi su terzi.Che succede, però, quando il nuovo contabile di Lang Downs incontra Jackaroo? Perché, stranamente, le loro anime sembrano vibrare sulla stessa melodia?I problemi, però, arrivano presto all'orizzonte quando Sam pone dei limiti alla loro relazione: fino al suo divorzio lui non vuole null'altro di un'amicizia, non saprebbe come far fronte ad una relazione proprio in quel momento della sua vita e Jeremy, con il suo animo dolce, non può che accettare.“Non intendevo quello,” insisté il suo capo. “Per quanto l’immaginedi un uomo e del suo cane possa essere virtualmente appassionante, il tuoviso esprimeva tutto meno che virtù.”“Mi mancano ancora sei settimane prima di poter presentaredomanda di divorzio,” disse Sam. “Non sono nella posizione diinteressarmi a nessuno per il momento.”“Il cuore non segue i programmi. Non lasciare che qualcosa di belloti scivoli fra le dita solo perché non è il momento giusto.”Un romanzo avvincente, trattato con una sensibilità quasi fuori dal comune, dove l'amore, inteso come quel sentimento puro che fa vibrare i cuori, riempie ogni pagina di questo opera, lasciando così il lettore in balia della maestria con cui Ariel Tachna affronta alcune tematiche importanti come il divorzio, l'outing o, anche, il mostrare la propria anima ad un mondo che, forse, non riesce ancora ad accettare.