Dan thinks about just driving, leaving the whole mess behind. He's got enough money. He could just arrange to get his stuff and his horse shipped to wherever he's going. Taking off is what he used to do when things got to be too much, and it worked pretty well, really.
Dan Wheeler thought he'd found lasting love and stability with his life and work partner Justin Archer. But when Dan finds himself alone again, still working as a horse trainer for Justin's parents, he has to find a way to accept that his perfect life is gone forever.
Then he meets billionaire Evan Kaminski, who arrives to buy a horse for his younger sister, and Evan's lover Jeff Stevens, a horse trainer who seems to understand more than just Dan's job. Struggling to deal with all the upheaval in his life, Dan finds himself drawn to both Evan's mercurial passion and Jeff's quiet wisdom. Is Dan strong enough to take a chance on new love, or would it be better-safer-for him to be alone?
©2010 Kate Sherwood (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press
I don't usually go for the m/m/m books as they tend to be just about kinky sex. But a have liked other Kate Sherwood books, so I took a chance. I am truly glad I did. This is really sweet, complicated story of a man, Dan, who has lost the love of his life and is trying to find his way. The only things he ever loved was training horses and Justin. After losing Justin, he meets Jeff and Evan. This is not an insta love story, but the first book of a three books series of their relationship. It is complicated and a very slow burn with lots of angst; which I will admit at times gets very frustrating and boring. Dan over thinks EVERYTHING!! and since this told from Dan's POV, man I wanted slap him sometimes. The narrator does a great job with the voices and I really enjoyed this. Not a lot of drama or sex, but a really nice story.
I bought this book based on a recommendation from Reeva, who's opinions I've begun to appreciate.
While I'm still not sure that I get the emotional mechanics of a MMM relationship, the author handles it with aplomb. In the end, I think the relationship ends up being pretty stylised, but not so much that it's not realistic.
The mechanics of the sexual relationship in the MMM triad are expertly handled. What has the potential to overwhelm the plot, adds to it in many ways.
A long book, that feels like it flies by. Don't miss out, buy this book.
I'm one of the reviewers at the Guilty Indulgence Review Site. I am always reading - I don't go anywhere without an ebook or audiobook!
This story is felt, not heard. Between the deep, emotions the author wrote and the prolific manner in which the narrator speaks, this book touches the reader. This is an amazingly beautiful story of -what I hope is- the beginning of a poly-amorous relationship. The three leading men are uniquely individual, yet somehow fit together. The journey they take, especially Dan who gets much of he focus, is monumental. And when he takes that final step, it's both beautiful and fulfilling. Such a tender love story.
I would say that it ranks in the mid- to high among others. The exploration of Dan's life and his relationship with the Evan and Jeff, as well as his grappling with the loss of Justin are poignant, sad and lovely. I'll probably listen to again
The slow build-up, it is a well written novel which presents an honest effort to show the main characters, especially Dan, trying to deal with life, love and loss. Had it been done faster, it would have weakened the author's effort.
Jeff (and Dan too of course)
No, not in the beginning and it is pretty long, but by the last third, I was very invested in the characters
Narrating female voices might not be the forte of PB Brooke, but do not let that dissuade you from a good story.
The story intertwined with love, loss, and horses! The characters were beautiful! Great narration
The story of love, loyalty and loss
I have never listened to him, but will again!
Dark Horses: Love, Loss, and Loyalty
Phoenix, AZ, USA
This was way too long to listen to the whole thing, but I forced myself to get through a couple of hours of it just to see if it got any better. It didn't. The story was ridiculous, the writing was choppy, the narrator was one of the all time worse that I've heard (especially with female voices). A total waste of several hours of my life.
"Beautiful story. Perfectly narrated"
I adore this story and grabbed it as soon as i saw it on Audible. The narrater is perfect I can't imagine anyone reading this better. Have a few tissues handy at the beginning but other than that just enjoy it, you won't be disappointed. Highly Recommended.
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