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☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The Dark Horse series by Kate Sherwood ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

Totally fabulous menage! The Dark Horse series by Kate Sherwood…

  1. Dark Horse
  2. Out of the Darkness
  3. Of Dark and Bright

Plus there are eight short stories between these three main books.

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Dark Horse (Dark Horse, #1)Dark Horse by Kate Sherwood

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Dan thinks about just driving, leaving the whole mess behind. He’s got enough money. He could just arrange to get his stuff and his horse shipped to wherever he’s going. Taking off is what he used to do when things got to be too much, and it worked pretty well, really.

Dan Wheeler thought he’d found lasting love and stability with his life and work partner, Justin Archer. But when Dan finds himself alone again, still working as a horse trainer for Justin’s parents, he has to find a way to accept that his perfect life is gone forever.

Then he meets billionaire Evan Kaminski, who arrives to buy a horse for his younger sister, and Evan’s lover Jeff Stevens, a horse trainer who seems to understand more than just Dan’s job. Struggling to deal with all the upheavals in his life, Dan finds himself drawn to both Evan’s mercurial passion and Jeff’s quiet wisdom. Is Dan strong enough to take a chance on new love, or would it be better—safer—for him to be alone?

So what did I think?

Part One (5 stars) of Dark Horse is primarily focused on Dan, a man who is going through an extreme emotional period in his life. His story is emotional and heart-breaking (to the point of tears as it was so easy to feel his pain). During this time, a work related matter leads to Dan meeting Evan (a billionaire) and his lover Jeff.

Part Two is focused on Dan taking a chance and getting on with his life. He starts a new job, meets new people and gets to know Evan and Jeff as well as Evan’s family.

Written in present tense (a bit strange at first but surprisingly easy to get used to), the M/M/M sexual component doesn’t begin until the very end but this book is more about the relationship development, concerns and emotions. It will be interesting to see how the relationship develops in the sequel.

Overall 4.5 stars!

Out of the Darkness (Dark Horse, #2)Out of the Darkness by Kate Sherwood

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Sequel to Dark Horse “It’s hard enough with two people. Throwing a third into the mix is… I don’t know, doesn’t it seem like we’re asking for trouble?” It hasn’t been easy, but horse trainer Dan Wheeler is beginning to build a new life for himself, finding his place in California with his lovers Evan Kaminski and Jeff Stevens. When things are going well, it’s spectacular: there’s affection, humor, and passion. But things don’t seem to go well all that often. Dan continues to struggle with the loss of his previous lover and sometimes doubts that he even deserves to be happy; Evan is jealous of every rival for Dan’s attention-including Jeff; and Jeff worries that he’s too old for the younger men and wonders if he should bow out completely. Despite his resolutions, Dan has grown attached to the other two men, but he’s not sure that’s enough. He knows that it hurts to be together-he needs to decide whether it would hurt even more to be apart.

So what did I think?

The first book, Dark Horse, ended with Dan, Evan and Jeff just starting out to develop their relationship. This sequel focuses on how they each handle being involved in the three-way relationship. They struggle to ensure their relationship is more than sex and set rules aimed at looking after individual needs. There is a lot of soul-searching, particularly from Dan who continues to struggle with the loss of his past lover.

Of Dark and Bright (Dark Horse, #3)Of Dark and Bright by Kate Sherwood

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Blurb…

Jeff, Evan, and Dan have been living happily together for the last two years. They still have problems, especially between Evan and Dan, but they’re mostly able to convert the interpersonal disagreements to sexual tension—and then resolve it—so nobody’s complaining.

Then Dan’s long-lost sister shows up seven months pregnant and on the run from the law, and the situation goes from complicated to overwhelming. Jeff and Evan want to help, but with Evan fearful of his own sister’s safety and Jeff struggling to keep his health issues under wraps, they’re a little distracted. As Dan’s sister struggles with her past, Evan’s seems intent on gambling with her future. With emotions and family ties pulling them in different directions, the threesome have to hold together—or the people they love may tear them apart.

So what did I think?

In this book, third in the series, the boys have been together for two years but still have to maintain a delicate balance in their relationship. Evan fights his possessiveness, Dan questions the role he plays and Jeff continues to be the glue holding the relationship together.

The story is fast-paced with story lines involving the extended group of family and friends. The series has an excellent cast of secondary characters and there is lots happening in this book.  A great end to the series!

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To find out more about Kate Sherwood and her books visit her website.

Buy the Dark Horse series from Amazon.

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One comment on “☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ The Dark Horse series by Kate Sherwood ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

  1. Pingback: Pre-Release excerpt! The Fall by Kate Sherwood | Because two men are better than one!

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