Inherit the Sky by Ariel Tachna
Caine Neiheisel is stuck in a dead-end job at the end of a dead-end relationship when the chance of a lifetime falls in his lap. His mother inherits her uncle’s sheep station in New South Wales, Australia, and Caine sees it as the opportunity to start over, out on the range where his stutter won’t hold him back and his willingness to work will surely make up for his lack of knowledge.
Unfortunately, Macklin Armstrong, the foreman of Lang Downs who should be Caine’s biggest ally, alternates between being cool and downright dismissive, and the other hands are more amused by Caine’s American accent than they are moved by his plight… until they find out he’s gay and their amusement turns to scorn. It will take all of Caine’s determination—and an act of cruel sabotage by a hostile neighbor—to bring the men of Lang Downs together and give Caine and Macklin a chance at love.
This was an interesting read. The writing was well researched and I could imagine the language and most of the setting for the story. I think, as far as I know, the author gave a good impression of Australia and the Outback. I, of course, haven’t been there so can’t say it is or isn’t accurate. The language and the experiences were well portrayed. As far as the relationship in the story, it seemed well played out. I can’t imagine for a “cowboy” anywhere it would be easy to come out and at times downright dangerous. I did enjoy the way that was portrayed and how Caine’s life was changed so drastically.
There really wasn’t anything outstanding or different though about the story. I didn’t really feel I was reading anything I couldn’t have got from many other authors out there. I enjoyed it but it wasn’t great.
Posted on Thursday, September 5th, 2013, in Book Review, Contemporary, M/M Romance, Novel: 150 pages and above, Three Roses, TJ and tagged Ariel Tachna, Cowboys, Dreamspinner Press, M/M Romance, Novel, Three Roses. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.