Dark Horse (Dark Horse #1)
Dan Wheeler thought he'd found lasting love and stability with his life and work partner, Justin Archer. B ...more
Billionaire Evan Kaminski comes to Kentucky accompanied by his sister Tatiana and his lover and part-time trainer Jeff Stevens to buy a horse for Tatiana. Due to special circumstances, however, they end up buying the whole 'stable'. Karl and Molly Archer always thought that their son, Justin, would take over the farm but this is not going to happen because Justin is in a coma, severely injured after a riding accident at the popular Rolex competition. The ...more
This was my first experience with a full-length book from this author and she was just as wonderful as everyone led me to believe. I read this book, despite the fact that I'm not a menage type of girl, (though now I have read so many I just ...more
"Jeff’s eyes are intense, and his voice has lowered as well. “I’m not blind, Dan. Of course I like shiny things. And I like them even more when I find out that they’re not just pretty on the outside.”
Dark Horse is a journey through a VERY rough spot in Dan's life, he has lost or is losing, everything he has ever loved ...more
It took some time to happen, but when it did... wow... fabulous!
This book is beautiful! I had some difficult time during the first half... I was so sad... Dan's grief and sorrow was devastating! But when he realized that life must go on, he open his mind to the opportunities that are being offered to him by Evan and Jeff! And he gives himself the chance to be happy... and to find love again...
I love the plot, the MC's, the other characters, the horses.. ...more
The first half of this story tore me up. You can feel how deep Dan's pain goes. The push and pull ...more
THE COVER- Really goes with the story. Horses play a huge part of our main characters life. He is also a dark horse of a character, he just comes out of nowhere. You love him or hate him. Also it’s clear that there will be three men involved, and that alone captures your attention.
My first book by Kate Sherwood and it came on strong, very strong. I had so many emotions reading this book, mostly I was a blubbering mess; with tears streaked face. The level ...more
The first half or so of this book is heart-crushing. It may break your heart, even if you think you don’t have one.
Dan trains horses and he is one of the best. His life was bliss until a riding accident destroyed his world a year ago. Now his lover is in a coma and has been declared brain dead. Dan can’t let go and wants to keep Justin around just to be near him. When he is forced to let Justin go (due to circumstances out of his control), he has to reluctantly rebuild his life. Oh my ...more
Found this a little slow to start with I have to say, and the present tense thing was definitely irritating in my opinion, but there's such a lot to get through in this book (384 pages), world building etc., that it's bound to take time for people to get into the series. Many, many reviews have been done so this will be a shortie.
I adored Puppet-Chris (real Chris wasn't bad either, and looking forward to more of him), Ta ...more
Welcome to the world of sexy men, romance, mystery, competitive dressage, menage and more.. as Kate Sherwood's first book in her Dark Horse Seriesintroduces you to three men you are sure to remember: Dan Wheeler, Jeff Stevens, and Evan Kaminski.
I thoroughly loved this book! It had horses in it - which I love. It also had three sexy, confident men, who were better together than alone and watching them figure this out was quite the wild ride! This story starts out withDan Wheeler alone in Kentuck ...more
I'm happy that I finally picked up this amazing book. It has been sitting on my TBR for a long while; I've been reading menage stories regularly during quite a long time and I have to admit that the sub-genre got me a little bored. A lot of the menage stories out there are too easy - thee got gay men are getting together for some hot man-on-man action and after some minor problems they menage to settle into a perfect relationship.
Well, this is not what you will get in ...more
Buddy re-read with my sweet Bev. :)
Re-reading Dark Horse wasn't less emotional than my first read in May 2012.
How I suffered with Dan when Justin, his comatose boyfriend and love of his life, dies. Dan's pain is described in a very deep and moving way. He is confused, feels abandoned and lonely. A part of him is dying and he has to find a way to move on. Justin is gone and Dan has to see if he's able to love again, both physically and emotionally.
“I’ve been ‘like part of the family’ before, Rob ...more
But this book and the whole series wasn't really what I was expecting. Each book is told from different POVs, even Justin's in the short Sometimes You Just Know. You get a well rounded feel for all of them and are able to see the big picture, even if Dan is definitely the main focus of all the stories.
I have to say I read them all in one go. I started with this one and went through them all and what starte ...more
This book is all about Dan. Dan's loss is substantial, he wasn't treated fairly and his head is a mess which is all understandable. For the majority of the story Dan comes off very passive and wishy-washy, but towards the end he exhibits an aggressive more mat ...more
Fascinating story.... So unusual... Loved it...
Heartbreak... (view spoiler)[ Tragic story of Justin's death. (hide spoiler)]
Just amazing ... (view spoiler)[ ...and crazy hot together...but you have to wait, and wait, and wait for it. All worth it though. (hide spoiler)]
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What I got was a Dan, a man who is surfing through the devastating accident of his lover Justin. This accident has left Justin being kept alive by machines and ...more
With only having his POV, his grief and loss, his foibles and insecurities, his doubts, his hopes, his desires and his efforts to find happiness again. I loved everything about him! But still, what I found a bit frustrating was that there are still many things still unknown for me about him, I definitely feel I need to read more.
It was a lovely read. It was long and seriously most o ...more
So, this has already been a great experience for me. I'd love to hear what you all think, though, so, please ...more
Dan's grief was horrendous to read. His longtime lover is on life support after a horse riding accident with a DNR attached. I saw Dan in a sort of emotional limbo and it set the tone for rest of the read as sort of somber and melancholy.
While the individual characters were great I found the menage more than a bit unbalanced and I'll have to read the other books to see how these guys manage to make their relationship work in any kind of long term capacity.
I love the horse world setting and ...more
Evan and Jeff are looking to buy ...more
First of all, this book could have greatly benefited from a skilled editor, at least 100 pages needed to be cut off. In nearly 400 pages almost nothin ...more
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 ...more
Dan Wheeler has the perfect life, the perfect job, finds the perfect boyfriends, and lives happily every after. Gotcha!
Gosh, what to even write? This book put me through a range of emotions. I found the first half of the book to be incredibly sad. The writing was so excellent that I could really *feel* Dan's anguish and despair. Dan was so real. The way he was second guessing his decisions and the guilt that he ...more
I have a few complaints:
1. I was drawn to this book because of the m/m/m aspect. I find myself very fascinated by that dynamic and am always on the lookout for good m/m/m books. This was definitely a good book, but the three players in this relationship didn't get together until the very end. Most of this book was about Dan and his struggles. Again - great story, but I didn't get what I th ...more
Perfect! Perfect! Perfect!
I can't even begin to describe how much I loved that book.
I did not cry like that for a long time now! And I tell you... Not 'tears streaming down my face quietly', but - big ugly loud sobs!
The author is brilliant at getting you to really FEEL all the emotions the MC's are going through, the sorrow, the loneliness, the passion, the anger... All of it, and strongly.
I also laughed so hard (Evan is a wonderful story teller!) and loved all the other characters: Chris, ...more
I liked this book very much but I wasn't satisfied with the ending.
The book starts with the very emotional story of the loss of Dan's lover, Justin. I must confess that I cried a few times because Dan's pain is described in a very deep and moving way. You can feel his confusion, his fear, the abandonment, the loneliness. A part of his life is ending tragically and he has to find a way to move on.
The second chance at a new life is prompted by the encounter with Jeff and Evan. Evan is ...more
I loved this story and especially Dan, he just pulled so many emotions out of me-he is a character that will stay with me for a long time that's for sure.
What I liked about this novel in particular is that he is not t ...more