“I’m sorry you stutter because I know it makes you uncomfortable, but I’m not sorry I can make you so aroused that you can’t control it the way you usually do.”
Title: Inherit the Sky
Series: Lang Downs #1
Author: Ariel Tachna
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pub Date: February 20, 2012
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 210 pages
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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.
Let me start by saying how much I loved this story. LOOOOVED it. Caine Neiheisel is a bright man with a lot of love to give and the heart of gold hidden beneath is sadly hidden by a speech impediment. He’s living a life that most would consider dead or at least stagnant until his mothers inherits a sheep station in the Outback. Macklin Armstrong is the foreman of the station and a hard man to get to know, truly know, but Caine is smitten both with the man and his new home/life.
Some of what I loved was getting to see how not only these two men come together, but how the station changes Caine AND Caine changes the station. Both men have problems seeing themselves as they truly are, but they compliment one another perfectly. Oh, and how can you go wrong when a snake leads to a devastating first kiss?
The writing is vivid, the characters deep and true, and the details are both wonderfully accurate and truly enhance the story. I wholeheartedly recommend book one of Lang Downs, Inherit the Sky, to any that love sexy men, western style romances, and lasting HEAs.
About the Author:
Ariel Tachna lives outside of Houston with her husband, her daughter and son, and their cat. Before moving there, she traveled all over the world, having fallen in love with both France, where she found her husband, and India, where she dreams of retiring some day. She’s bilingual with snippets of four other languages to her credit, and is as in love with languages as she is with writing.