Cherish the Land (Lang Downs #5) by Ariel Tachna #mm #review #AudioReview @arieltachna @dreamspinners


Cherish the Land

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Sequel to Conquer the Flames
Lang Downs: Book Five

Seth Simms never wanted to be a cowboy, although to listen to his best friend, Jason Thompson, tell it, he isn’t one. He just happens to have lucked out in coming to live on Lang Downs with his brother ten years ago. He found enough stability to finish high school and go off to university, but he never really believed Lang Downs would be the same haven for him that it had become for so many others. He’s too messed up in the head. No one would accept someone with his issues.

All his life, Jason has had one goal: to come home to Lang Downs as resident veterinarian when they need his skills and jackaroo when they don’t. And it means he gets to spend time with Seth during his occasional visits, even though his dream of going from friends to lovers is hopeless since Seth is straight.

When Seth unexpectedly comes home to stay, Jason takes it as the boon it is. But juggling a relationship with another jackaroo and his friendship with Seth isn’t easy, and that’s before Jason realizes how deep Seth’s issues run and how dangerously Seth chooses to cope with them.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Listening to Andrea LeeTAG

My first in this series. And I didn’t feel lost.

Seth and Jason have been best friends for ten plus years. Problem is neither one has told each other how they feel.

Everyone knows Jason is gay, no one Seth is bi. Or at least GFY.

When both men come back to the station to start a new chapter in life.

So I have to stay, I wasn’t a fan. The base story was fine. Two boys go away to college, come back as men. Finally decide to come clean on the feelings. And the sub stories are fine as well, hated brother dies, other brother takes over family station. And all the issues that provides. Even the sub sub stories of Seth and his cutting etc . What lost me was the wordiness of it all. I found myself hitting the fast forward on the audio through just about every chapter during the last quarter of the book. And never once did I feel like I missed anything.

Seth and Jason had a good strong relationship, Seth had a right to not understand happiness, and it was  nice touch to get everyone involved on making him believe that he is worthy. The ending with the wedding and celebrating was nicely done.  And even though we’ve lots of other couples keeping this focused on them was good.

And I thought the narrator was okay, not that familiar with Australian accents but sounded fine to me.

 

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