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Out of the Darkness | [Kate Sherwood]

Out of the Darkness

It hasn't been easy, but horse trainer Dan Wheeler is beginning to build a new life for himself, finding his place in California with his lovers Evan Kaminski and Jeff Stevens. When things are going well, it's spectacular: there's affection, humor, and passion. But things don't seem to go well all that often. Dan continues to struggle with the loss of his previous lover and sometimes doubts that he even deserves to be happy; Evan is jealous of every rival for Dan's attention - including Jeff; and Jeff worries that he's too old for the younger men and wonders if he should bow out completely.
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Publisher's Summary

"It's hard enough with two people. Throwing a third into the mix is...I don't know, doesn't it seem like we're asking for trouble?" It hasn't been easy, but horse trainer Dan Wheeler is beginning to build a new life for himself, finding his place in California with his lovers Evan Kaminski and Jeff Stevens. When things are going well, it's spectacular: there's affection, humor, and passion. But things don't seem to go well all that often. Dan continues to struggle with the loss of his previous lover and sometimes doubts that he even deserves to be happy; Evan is jealous of every rival for Dan's attention - including Jeff; and Jeff worries that he's too old for the younger men and wonders if he should bow out completely. Despite his resolutions, Dan has grown attached to the other two men, but he's not sure that's enough. He knows that it hurts to be together - he needs to decide whether it would hurt even more to be apart.

©2010 Kate Sherwood (P)2014 Dreamspinner Press

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    Riva 05-19-14
    Riva 05-19-14
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    "Great 2nd book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they read the 1st book. This book picks right up where the 1st one ends. Also, the narrator is excellent.


    What other book might you compare Out of the Darkness to and why?

    I don't read many m/m/m books, so don't have any to compare. But this is basically a book about relationships in all their complicated glory. There is a lot of fighting between Dan and Evan in this book and a lot of miscommunications. There were many times during the listening of this book when I just wanted them to break up and be done with it. But the author does a good job at not making anyone the "bad guy" They are all to blame to some extent for the conflict. It's just like life.


    What does Peter B. Brooke bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator does a fantastic job of giving a realistic voice to each character and projecting their personalities. They are all flawed in some way, but all very lovable at the same time. Although I really didn't like his female voices; way to high and whiny at times. There are many witty and funny moments in this series (usually involving Evan) and the narrator does a great job with those.


    If you could take any character from Out of the Darkness out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take Dan so I could slap him up against his head and say "stop it"!! He continues to overthink everything and feel he is not good enough. I think that is why I love this series. I am really engaged in the various characters and their lives and really want it to work out for them.


    Any additional comments?

    I write this review having read the 3rd book and I can say the 3rd is my favorite. This book is necessary to really appreciate the commitment these men have to each other. It is frustrating sometimes, but worth it in the end. Even though I have read the 3rd book, I'd still buy it on Audible if it had the same narrator. This one is definitely worth a credit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amber Yetter West Burlington, IA USA 05-20-14
    Amber Yetter West Burlington, IA USA 05-20-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Great follow up"
    What made the experience of listening to Out of the Darkness the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is superb for this one. His hits the various characters emotions with just the right tone. This book is my favorite of this series as the three try to build their relationship together despite the various problems that each of them have.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Out of the Darkness?

    I love the first sex scene where Dan takes charge and Jeff ends up in the middle. Lots of dirty talk and hot action. Also the fight between Evan and Dan when Tyler first enters the picture. Dan really exposes himself there and Jeff cuddling him afterwards in heartwarming.


    What about Peter B. Brooke’s performance did you like?

    He really captures the emotions of the characters. Each character has a distinctive voice and each one fits the characters perfectly.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end with Dan and the orange where he really wants the the relationship and admits it.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm predisposed to like this book since it is my favorite out of the series. The narrator does a great job on it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J.Loves2Read Florida 07-21-15
    J.Loves2Read Florida 07-21-15 Member Since 2015

    J.Loves2Read From Alpha Book Club

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    "Excellent"

    This series just gets better & better! I appreciate the authors knowledge of the equine world and I love the romance between Evan, Dan, & Jeff

    Narrator does an excellent job!

    0 of 0 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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    "Book 2, just as good as Book 1"

    This book picks up the plot directly after book one. The threesome is still new and the boys test it's boundaries and rules in this next instalment. Chris' character features a lot more in this book, and to be honest, the plot twist I'd been hoping for, never materialised.
    An ex hookup of Dan's strains the relationship and the on off on off cycle continues.

    Now for my plot twist:
    Seeing we're in the fantasy realm of billionaire / artist / horseman happy triad, wouldn't it be interesting if Chris, Dan's best mate ever, moves to LA and professes his love for Dan? A bit twee, I grant you, but that's what a fantasy plot twist is all about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Tooele, UT, United States 06-23-14
    Jennifer Tooele, UT, United States 06-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story, Love, Life, complications"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Out of the Darkness to be better than the print version?

    Didn't see the printed version.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I Loved all three of the main characters. With all the different things that they brought to the story. They all complimented the story great. Author did a great job on making this more than just a book about men laying with each other. They may have more problems, especially with the public view, but they do have the same problems as though a man and women have. I is good to bring all information in to every relationship as you possible can, and having a different view of what else can be done is why I listen to these kind of stories.


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

    Three is not a crowd.
    Life is greater than just two.
    Love can go further than just two.


    Any additional comments?

    Naration- the reader is the most important part in the audio world. If the reader reads it wrong or can't make his or her voice different for each character you might as well be reading the book yourself. Love the audio books, leaves my hands free to do other things.
    Peter B. Brooke did excellent with his reading and look forward to hearing more from him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer The Woodlands, TX 06-20-14
    Kindle Customer The Woodlands, TX 06-20-14 Member Since 2012

    T.Henry

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    "Great story frustrating characters"
    If you could sum up Out of the Darkness in three words, what would they be?

    Frustrating, Frustrating Characters


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the setting with the horses, love the characters, except I wanted to slap Dan and Evan, Especially Dan!


    What about Peter B. Brooke’s performance did you like?

    This series was my first time with his narrations. I think he did a great job with the character variations


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Ugg, probably every make up time with Evan and Dan especially after the accident.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Libros Lover Booklandia 05-14-14
    Libros Lover Booklandia 05-14-14 Member Since 2015
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    Would you try another book from Kate Sherwood and/or Peter B. Brooke?

    I am a bit on the fence about Ms. Sherwood' s books. They seem to get bogged down by too many storylines. The characters aren't very likable IMO and I honestly bought it for Mr. Brooke' s narration. The audio book producers pulled a fast one, though. They switched narrators in the middle of the story and then switched back to Peter. I thought I was imagining things, but I went back an re-listened. ????


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Meh...


    What aspect of Peter B. Brooke’s performance would you have changed?

    None. I love his voice and was quite perturbed when they switched him out for someone else. I wish he narrated more m/m.


    Was Out of the Darkness worth the listening time?

    It's lengthy. Not sure I could listen to a similar story for this long.


    Any additional comments?

    No more bait and switch please.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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