Glenn Holloway's predictable life ended the day he confessed his homosexuality to his family. As if that wasn't enough, he then poured salt in the wound by walking away from the ranch he'd grown up on, to open the restaurant he'd always dreamed of. Without support from his father and brother, and too proud to accept assistance from anyone else, he had to start from scratch. Over time things worked out. Glenn successfully built a strong business, created a new home, and forged a life he could be proud of.
Despite his success, his estrangement from the Holloways is still a sore spot he can't quite heal, and a called-in favor becomes Glenn's worst nightmare. Caught in a promise, Glenn returns to his roots to deal with Rand Holloway and comes face-to-face with Mac Gentry, a man far too appealing for Glenn's own good. It could all lead to disaster - disaster for his tenuous reconnection with his family and for the desire he didn't know he held in his heart.
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I'm an unabashed fiction fan: mostly M/M, Romance, Erotica, Suspense, Thrillers, Action, NA/YA genres.
*sighs* I loved it.
Told entirely from Glenn's POV, I absolutely love how Mary Calmes writes an alpha, possessive male, without it being overly creepy or hitting my "call the police!" panic vibe. Instead she makes it hot and oh-so-necessary.
I especially love how Sean Crisden is able to voice the characters in this audio so well. I just LOVED his character voices for Glenn and Mac! Hearing their passion come to a head and explode was awesome!
Sure, the relationship is fast, with the two coming together and making promises quickly, but it works. It just all works for me.
The audio is just so good...and just what I needed today.
Sean Crisden is sublime, I loved the story...I am one happy Calmesniac.
I love how Mary writes characters that really need each other. They crave each other. We get our usual marvelous characters, a terrific flowing story, and some first time sexiness with Glenn and Mac/Mclain. I only wished that it was longer.
Highly recommended. ENJOY !
love the storyline but I also wanted to know about the storyline about Uncle Tyler and his reunion with his family I was a little disappointment that that wasn't the next book
This book just hits the ground running. Its roughly 2 years after the story in book 2. We get to visit with old friends and make some new ones. This is Glenn Holloway's story who we got to know a bit in the 2nd book. This is a wonderful story of life, diversity, family and a new kind of love of those involved in and around the Red Diamond ranch.
Apparently Glenn has been trying to accept his life as a gay man and has had a mini-crush on Mac the right hand man of his cousin/brother Rand. We get our fix of Rand and Stephon and what they have been up to which is always a pleasure.
The only reason this didn't rate 5 stars on the story is because there was no hint in the last book of Glenn or Mac having any interaction, however it's explained well. This is more a love story with maybe a scene or two of hot sex, some suspense but these guys are looking for the real thing no games are played in this story. Always a pleasure with Sean Crisden as narrator. Definitely a keeper and thanks Mary Calmes lets keep this series going.
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I really love this series and all the characters, I hope Mary will write another and put all of the Halloway's in it. I would like to read another with Mae, Charlotte, Ben, Tyler and everyone included in it, it would be the treat of all treats.
For the three books the narration has been wonderful. I recommend this series and all the Calmes books to readers.
I adore Sean Crisden (the first two installments with him narrating are absolutely sublime), but for whatever reason he started off the book like he was in a race for time. I even had to stop the book and double check it was him narrating.
Probably Josh Lanyon's "So This is Christmas" when it comes out.
Like I said, Sean Crisden is usually spot on but he started out like he was reading a phone directory and that is so not his usual style. He is usually a performance artist - but not for this book.
Sounds strange, but I'd cut out Stef and Rand - they are so much on the periphery in this story I would rather have had a book 3 on the two of them and their baby - felt like I was missing a lot of stuff. I never liked Glenn so this book really didn't interest me to begin with and that Mac was gay...I dunno, there was no lead up to that in the other two stories.
Just wish the narrator had slowed it down.
Sean Crisden makes listening to any book wonderful, but I love his cowboy characters the best almost. This is a great story although there were a few gaps.
Timing and After the Sunset. Just loved they way the story evolved in the book series.
I have many books read by Sean. He always gets an A+
When Glen rescues Stef and Wyatt. It was a hold your breath moment. Second was when Glen finally realized his family really wanted him around.
Loved this book as with the other two in the series, BUT, was a bit disappointed in the gaps. I wanted to know more about the two years between the 2nd and 3rd book,, Rand and Stef's baby, Everett getting married, Mac's preference, Glen coming out to his family, starting the restuarant and meeting the kids he had working for him. What, why, how ?? Wish there had been more details
This series is wonderful. I love Rand, Steph and everyone involved. Glenn's and Mac's story is so natural. I love how the family keeps building and bonding. Please keep them coming Ms.. Celeste. I love your work.
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