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Outlast the Night

(Lang Downs #3)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  514 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Office manager Sam Emery is unemployed and out of luck. When his emotionally abusive wife demands a divorce, he contacts the one person he has left, his brother, Neil. He doesn’t expect Neil to reject him, but he also doesn’t expect the news of his divorce—and of his sexuality—to be met with such acceptance.

Neil takes Sam to Lang Downs, the sheep station Neil calls home.
ebook, 210 pages
Published May 20th 2013 by Dreamspinners Press (first published May 19th 2013)
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Trisha Harrington
I am a huge fan of the series. Caine and Macklin captivated me in the first book and from there my love of these characters grew. I'm not sure of there are more books in the series to come, but I sincerely hope there will be. I don't think I could get tired of reading about the couples or catching up with the characters, both new and old.

The blurb describes the basics. Sam, Neil's brother, is getting divorced and needs a place to stay. Jeremy is Taylor's younger brother and gay. What it fails to
May 20, 2013 rated it liked it
I feel I am going really against the grain here as I have seen mainly really positive reviews about this book, the third in the series. I actually found it my least favourite of the series - it was okay but the others were a bit more to my liking.

Once again I liked the characters but didn't get any satisfaction on the romance front. Too slow and not enough sex. I know in past books I have commented that I don't like how the author has written the sex scenes (they seem forced and unnatural and la
3.5 stars

I approached this book with a LOT of trepidation -- mainly because the blurb stated "emotionally abusive wife". I have come into that phase in my MM-romance-reading life, where I got strong dislike with women being portrayed as villains in the process of the two men getting together. However, I also have built an attachment to Lang Downs and the men working there, so I really was curious with Sam (Neil's older brother) and Jeremy (Devlin's younger brother) story.

Well, I was glad that my
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lovely sequel, I really like the Australian setting and the outback life style. I think I'm one of those silly city slickers that they think "it's so romantic", forgive me, even when I know it's a very hard life I still think it's very romantic ;)

For those readers who don't like insta love or very little to none sex scenes, this is going to be perfect for them.
In my case, not that I want a sex marathon in my stories, but, come on!!! give me at least one little tiny sex scene, I don't ask for mu
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-mm
This was such a sweet story. There were no scorchingly hot sex scenes, just a few tender kisses. I enjoyed this and while I don't have a problem with sex in my stories if the story is good it's definitely not a requirement.

When Sam told Jeremy he didn't know what he saw in him and Jeremy replied "I see you." I melted it was probably the most perfect thing that he could have said in that moment and the thing that I think we all hope the person who loves us will see and be drawn too.

I'm pretty su
Jun 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: fr, romance-contemp
3.5 stars
Wonderful atmosphere and setting, the bleak, stark beauty of the land was awesome in the awe-inspiring sense of the word. The details are woven in slowly through the telling of Sam's journey. It is a story of understanding and acceptance and bravery in facing life's changes.

Jeremy is a consumate stockman. Well suited to life on a sheep station, unsurprising since he was born to it.

Sam is self-effacing and unsure due to his insecurities rooted in the instability that rocked his life for
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, cowboy
Outlast the Night is a great sequel to the first installments in the series Inherit the Sky and Chase the Stars.

It's exactly in the same tone as the first two: unhurried, with a distinct focus on emotional and personal development and very little sexual content. The men in this series are all people who have been through hardships in their life and they find a haven in Lang Downs, somewhere they can be themselves and find peace and a future.
Sam and Jeremy the main characters in this book aren't
Mathilda Grace
Ich mochte die ersten beiden Bände der Lang Down – Reihe und da war es keine Frage, auch den nächsten Teil zu lesen, der sich um Jeremy und Sam dreht, und im Großen und Ganzen eine schöne, ruhige Romanze für zwischendurch ist.

Aber mehr leider auch nicht. Mir fehlte bei dieser Geschichte eindeutig der Charme der ersten Bände, die die Storys zu etwas Besonderem gemacht hat. Das ist hier nicht vorhanden. Weder Jeremy noch Sam sind unsympathisch, im Gegenteil, besonders Jeremy ist ein toller Kerl, d
Jenni Lea
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it

3.5 rounded up. With the exception of too much of the mundane in the first half, this was a great read. It moved at a much slower pace than I'm used to but that's exactly what I was looking for. That, and I needed a book that didn't have any on-page sex scenes. Don't look at me that way! I wanted to read a story and that's what I got. I've read too many books recently that had lots of gratuitous sex in them and they were all beginning to blur together. So much that I wasn't enjoying reading any
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Und weiter geht es mit dem 3. Band von Lang Downs

Zur Handlung. Neils Bruder Sam Emery ist ein arbeitsloser Büroleiter und verzweifelt. Seine Frau hält ihn für einen Versager und will die Scheidung. Was sie nicht ahnt und auch nicht erfahren darf, in Wahrheit ist Sam schwul und hat sie nur geheiratet, um dem Willen seines Vaters zu folgen. In dieser Situation bietet ihm sein Bruder an, zu ihm nach Lang Downs zu kommen. Denn Caine sucht einen Buchhalter, da ihm der Schreibkram über den Kopf wächs
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
This review can be found at The Armchair Reader.

I’ll freely admit that the Lang Downs series is one of my favorite cowboy series. There’s just something about it that I absolutely adore. With this one, it’s no different. I loved both Sam and Jeremy, especially Jeremy since he has to overcome the hatred attached to being a Taylor. There was such animosity between Neil, Sam’s brother, and Jeremy, which made for some interesting conflict! Sam was someone I just wanted to give a hug. He’s so innocen
Don Bradshaw
Ariel Tachna has taken us on another interesting trip to Lang Downs. The Fall season is just winding down and the seasonal jackaroos are getting ready to move on for the winter. Caine is having a bit of a hard time with the Australian tax codes when Neil's brother, Sam arrives at the station to stay with Neil and Molly until he can get on his feet. Totally beaten down by his verbally abusive wife, out of a job as a bookkeeper and in the middle of a divorce, Sam is a godsend for Caine who hires ...more
Sep 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance

In Outlast the Night new MC's are introduced into Lang Downs, the sheep station in Australia.

The story is strong and engaging. I liked reading about the people we got to know in the previous books and loved the new couple Jeremy and Sam. There is no actual sex in this story but the growing affection between the guys is excellent written. I would love to read more about Jeremy and Sam. :)
Lena Grey
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
“If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it." ~ unknown

'Outlast the Night' by Ariel Tachna is about second chances, not just for love, but for life, friendship, and a place to truly belong. In the third book of the Lang Downs sequels, we are introduced to Sam Emery, Lang Downs's foreman Neil's brother, who desperately needs a second chance. Sam is running from an abusive marriage and having to hide his homosexuality. He's amazed to learn that he's going
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Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
At this point, I think I need to leave the series behind. The issue of overly sweet that was tolerable in the first two novels became too much for me here.

There's a lot of repetition, not just catching us up if we haven't read the first two novels in the series, but basic information we found out earlier in the novel. Sam tells Neil about his divorce, then has to tell Jeremy. Jeremy notes Sam has been verbally abused and has to tell Macklin and the cook in two separate conversations. The themes
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ariel Tachna does it again. Beautiful installment to a beautiful series.

Office manager Sam Emery is unemployed and out of luck. When his emotionally abusive wife demands a divorce, he contacts the one person he has left, his brother, Neil. He doesn’t expect Neil to reject him, but he also doesn’t expect the news of his divorce—and of his sexuality—to be met with such acceptance.

Neil takes Sam to Lang Downs, the sheep station Neil calls home. There, Sam learns that life as a gay man isn’t imposs
Anita Bianchi
Sep 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Questo romanzo mi ha fatto scoprire una realtà che non conoscevo e alla quale non avevo mai pensato: i jackaroos, ovvero i cowboys dell'Australia. Amo molto l'ambientazione australiana ma, nei romanzi che avevo letto fin'ora, il setting era stato sempre la città mentre qui abbiamo una stazione sperduta in mezzo alla natura dove vengono allevate pecore. Sam ci arriva poichè è costretto a chiedere aiuto a suo fratello dopo la dolorosa separazione dalla mogli
Federica D'Ascani
Sono perplessa, davvero. E non per la mancanza di sesso, alla fine non è importantissimo (anche se in alcune parti ci sarebbe stato bene) ma posso anche comprendere la scelta dell'autrice di focalizzare il punto sull'abuso e sui sentimenti. Ma sul finale? Voglio dire, il lettore aspetta un romanzo intero per vedere Sam e Jeremy finalmente insieme, e tutto viene risolto in poche righe che non saziano affatto tutta la tensione creata in precedenza. Di Chris e Jess non si parla quasi per nulla, sen ...more
Nov 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-botb, cowboy, mm, romance
I was a little disappointed in this instalment.

I couldn't stand that Sam kept Jeremy at arms length...his reason seemed kind of stupid to me.

I wanted more lash back from Jeremy's defection from Taylor Peak.

I did, however, enjoy the Caine/Maklin parts :D
Tre stelline e mezzo. Peccato per il finale troppo frettoloso.
Rosyx85 Rosa
Oct 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
È un 4 stelle stiracchiate solo perché volevo leggere di più di Sam e Jeremy. Finale troppo affrettato.
Jilrene ♥
4.5 maybe? it's a close call
Cathy Brockman
This is an Audio Review
This is the Thrid book in this series. Though Sam and Jeremy both are new characters to the station, old storylines are carried from book to book so I suggest you listen( or read them in order).
Sam Is Neil's brother and down on his luck. His wife kicked him out filed for divorce but was footing his bills. He finally contacted his brother and is going to the station to get his head on and see where to go from there to start his life over, find a job and home and hopefully
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 0-lgbtq-read
Even though I love this series and am crazy about the characters, both "main" and "secondary"... am I the only one that felt a bit... cheated? *headdesk* ;p

I loved how Sam and Jeremy's relationship built and played out, but I was REALLY looking forward to some off-the-charts "hot" sex at the end... just sayin'! :(
Corina Ponta
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kurz und bündig: Nicht so gut wie die beiden vorherigen Teile, aber dennoch schön zu lesen. Lang Downs wird immer mehr zu einem Zufluchtsort für ausgestoßene und gestrandete Menschen, die dort ein Zuhause finden. Wirklich eine schöne Serie mit sympathischen Protagonisten.
⚣❣☙ Michaelle ❧❣⚣
3.2 Stars

My least favorite of the series so far...
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Sei stato tu a dirlo,” fece Sam.
“Due uomini non possono sposarsi qui da noi.”
“Sei gay? Perché non l’hai mai detto?”
chiese Neil d’impulso, quel
pensiero l’unico coerente sulla scia di una rivelazione che aveva
Sam era stato sposato!

Sam Emery ha trentasei anni, o quasi, un matrimonio fallito alle spalle e una serie di soprusi psicologici a cui far fronte. Solitamente si è improntati a credere che, arrivati ad una certa età, si abbia le id
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two Hurtful Families Become One Loving Clan

This one is plotted very meticulously and comes out just as the previous two in the series: Heartwarming, splendidly written, and love all over the place, familial and carnal.

Sam Emery is in the middle of a divorce and is way deep in the closet but his previously homophobic brother, Neil, invites him to come to Lang Downs. There Macklin and Caine make him at home, of course--even though he has no clue what to do on a sheep farm.

Jeremy Taylor has a knoc
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Dreamspinner Press: Outlast the Night by Ariel Tachna 1 13 May 20, 2013 03:30PM  
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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.

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Lang Downs (5 books)
  • Inherit the Sky (Lang Downs, #1)
  • Chase the Stars (Lang Downs, #2)
  • Conquer the Flames (Lang Downs #4)
  • Cherish the Land (Lang Downs #5)