Title: After the Sunset
Author: Mary Calmes
Narrator: Sean Crisden
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
eBook Release Date: 08/17/2011
Audiobook Release Date: 02/02/2015
Story Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Sequel to Timing
Two years after riding off into the sunset with ranch owner Rand Holloway, Stefan Joss has made a tentative peace with his new life, teaching at a community college. But the course of true love never does run smooth. Rand wants him home on the ranch; Stef wants an exit strategy in case Rand ever decides to throw him out. Finally, after recognizing how unfair he’s being, Stef makes a commitment, and Rand is over the moon.
When Stef gets the chance to prove his devotion, he doesn’t hesitate—despite the risk to his health—and Rand takes the opportunity to show everyone that sometimes life’s best surprises come after the sunset.
My View – Story:
Timing and After the Sunset are two of my favorite Mary Calmes titles. Whenever I need a comfort read, I often reach for this two book series. For the first time, I can listen to both titles on audio. This has me quite excited.
Yes, they are “typical” Mary Calmes. They are part of what made her the author she is. Remember that they originally released in 2010 and 2011, respectively. You have Rand the uber-alpha and Stefan the sassy twink. You also have the supportive and frankly awesome cast of supporting characters.
In After the Sunset, we see Stefan being Stefan without regard to what others will think of him. We see him doing stupid stuff in the name of love. We see him melt when Rand walks in the room. We see Rand completely in love with Stefan. We also see Stefan finally start to grow up and be the man Rand knows him to be.
This installment is more family drama than an outside baddy, as we found in Timing. Sunset is Rand and Stefan cementing their partnership and life.
My View – Narration:
I have had Timing on audio for what seems like ever. With almost five years between the release of Timing on Audio and After the Sunset, I was concerned about the differences between the narrations. However, I need not have worried. Sean Crisden brought Stefan and Rand to life in the first installment, and he nailed them again in this installment. I listened to Timing and Sunset back to back and it was a virtually seamless transition between the two.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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