Saturday, June 8, 2013

Review: Outlast the Night (Lang Downs #3) by Ariel Tachna

Outlast the Night (Lang Downs #3)Outlast the Night by Ariel Tachna
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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.

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