Author: Andrew Grey
Narrator: Jeff Gelder
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 03/15/2013
Length: 05 hours 39 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Western
Stories from the Range: Book Three
The last thing Liam Southard expects when he flees his abusive father is to be taken in by a couple of gay ranchers. Soon he has a new job and a new perspective on his sexuality, and his life starts to turn around. Then someone pulls a gun on him.
In Troy Gardener’s defense, the gun thing was a mistake. Between his marriage falling apart and living in his uncle’s isolated hunting cabin, he’s been a little edgy. He wants to make it up to Liam, and once he discovers how much they have in common, he wants even more. But with Liam’s father popping in unexpectedly and a mining company threatening the ranch’s water supply, the only guarantee is that life is never going to be boring.
I am really enjoying this series. I am going through a phase where I am interested in relatively easy and low angst HEAs and this series fits that bill perfectly. While the plot gave a bit of action and the characters’ journeys added emotion, the overall romance was slow, steady, and had a tranquil feel to it that left me warm, fuzzy, and peaceful. This was not a grand story, but it was an easy and solid read.
Right from the beginning, the author engaged my sympathy and emotions. Troy’s journey to self acceptance and Liam’s journey away from an abusive father made both men connectable and likable. I was invested in both men and their happy instantly so their journey together was easy for me to follow. I listened to this in one go since I really wanted to know how this relationship played out.
I also enjoyed learning more about ranch life. This time it was specifically focused on the external forces that could potentially ruin a ranch. It was a little political for my tastes, but I did enjoy the bit of tension the plot added to the story. It helped keep this series moving forward beyond just another developing relationship.
I will be listening to the next story shortly, as I am enjoying these low angst and satisfying romances.
Jeff Gelder is a good narrator. He has done well with this series from the start and I enjoyed listening to him again in this story.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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