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Dark Horse: Dark Horse Series | [Kate Sherwood]

Dark Horse: Dark Horse Series

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.
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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

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    Riva 04-26-14
    Riva 04-26-14
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    "Sweet Triad"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    L. Antoine 04-23-14
    L. Antoine 04-23-14

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    "lovely on many levels!"
    Where does Dark Horse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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


    What did you like best about this story?

    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.


    Which character – as performed by Peter B. Brooke – was your favorite?

    Jeff (and Dan too of course)


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, not in the beginning and it is pretty long, but by the last third, I was very invested in the characters


    Any additional comments?

    Narrating female voices might not be the forte of PB Brooke, but do not let that dissuade you from a good story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Orlando Murrieta, CA, United States 07-28-14
    Orlando Murrieta, CA, United States 07-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoyed it more than I thought I would"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer Harrisonburg, VA, United States 06-20-14
    Amazon Customer Harrisonburg, VA, United States 06-20-14 Member Since 2010

    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!

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    "This Story is Felt, Not Heard."

    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.

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    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 12-17-14
    Ezinwanyi Dallas, TX USA 12-17-14 Member Since 2012
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    "this book trotted along slowly"

    the narrator did a great job, but the book was entirely too long and slow for my enjoyment. I think the characters didn't get physical until the last 4-5 hours of the book
    I came in expecting a hot book because the characters weren't really endearing.

    I did feel bad in part for Dan, as he was was frozen in place after the loss of his lover Justin. It was why he was on the fence when he was propositioned by Jeff and Evan.
    I liked Chris, Justin & Dan's bff, as he was a great sounding board. I just wanted things to happened much faster.

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    Donald Louisville, Georgia, United States 10-02-14
    Donald Louisville, Georgia, United States 10-02-14 Member Since 2011
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    "A Pleasant Experience..."

    Though I am a gay boy, I am pretty much a prude. At the time of this purchase, I was unaware of a M/M/M story/romance, thus when I began to realize where this book was heading...I almost stopped reading. So glad I didn't. Oh goodness, I loved this story. Dan is the best centralized character and how Evan and Jeff interact within the story is fantastic. I enjoyed Peter B. Brooke's narration and how he brought the characters to life and I instantly became a fan of Kate Sherwood's writing. I loved this story so much, I had to see what happens next. Went to Amazon and purchased the rest of this series on my Kindle and ate it up until I was bursting with these fantastic characters. One of the greatest compliments I can give to Sherwood's story telling is that by the end of this book, I began to wonder about the possibilities...Excellent book and I recommend the entire series!!!

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    T. Henry The Woodlands, TX 06-20-14
    T. Henry The Woodlands, TX 06-20-14 Member Since 2012

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    "Break your heart"
    What did you love best about Dark Horse?

    The story intertwined with love, loss, and horses! The characters were beautiful! Great narration


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story of love, loyalty and loss


    Have you listened to any of Peter B. Brooke’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have never listened to him, but will again!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Dark Horses: Love, Loss, and Loyalty


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    Twitterpated 04-18-14

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    "Awful on every level!!!"

    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.

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    "Addicted to all 3 books"

    I have listened to all 3 books. Each book has been gripping, finding myself listening at every available moment. To see how the relationships between Dan, Evan & dear Jeff grow and how involved I became in their relationships.
    It had a good ending, however, I miss the guys.
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    "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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