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Outlast the Night

(Lang Downs #3)

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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.
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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
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Nic
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
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Ami
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
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V
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
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Karen
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-read
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
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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
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Ricardo
Feb 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Overall, a pretty decent instalment in the series. The problem with this kind of series is that as it progresses, the whole place starts taking on a whole Gay Fantasy Island vibe. Still, no matter how unrealistic it might seem at times, I have to admit I will check out the next in the series when I have a chance
Vivian
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
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Katharina
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
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Nikyta
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
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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
Tina
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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cat reads
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
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multitaskingmomma
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
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Dani Elle Maas
May 26, 2013 rated it liked it
First of all, let me tell you how glad I was to see a new “Lang Downs” book. This is one of the series that appeals to me the most as I am a big fan of the genre.

When I started reading the story, I was pleasantly surprised to get a peek into what’s currently happening on the ranch with Caine, Macklin and also Neil. The main characters of this story are Sam (Neil’s Brother) and Jeremy. Neil is a familiar character; those who have read the first two stories will remember him because of his change
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Chappy
Nov 21, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-botb, romance, mm, cowboy
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
Jilrene
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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Donna
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'! :(
⚣Michaelle⚣
3.2 Stars

My least favorite of the series so far...
Bo
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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Chris Jeffreys
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
We return again to Lang Down Station -- the wonderful sheep ranch in Australia that has been the backdrop for two terrific prior novels. In this installment, we learn about a developing relationship between Jeremy (who is from a rival sheep station in Australia) and Sam (the brother of one of the year round staff at the Lang Down station).

Happily, we are also reintroduced to Caine and Macklin, the proprietors of the station, whose relationship is further developed in this book.

Reading this sto
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Sarah
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Both Sam and Jeremy arrive at Lang Downs broken and hurting - as pretty much everyone does. Slowly and carefully, they find ways to belong, first to the station and then to each other.

Coming after Chris and Jesse’s story, this is the story of two slightly older men making fresh starts. Sam is going through a painful divorce and Jeremy has been kicked off of his own family’s station by his homophobic brother. These men are jaded, cautious and guarded. Neither man is fully out and both are pretty
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Inked Reads
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, cowboy
FiveStars
Both Sam and Jeremy arrive at Lang Downs broken and hurting - as pretty much everyone does. Slowly and carefully, they find ways to belong, first to the station and then to each other.

Coming after Chris and Jesse’s story, this is the story of two slightly older men making fresh starts. Sam is going through a painful divorce and Jeremy has been kicked off of his own family’s station by his homophobic brother. These men are jaded, cautious and guarded. Neither man is fully out and both ar
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Rachael Orman
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

**Audiobook by William James**

I received a free copy of this book to read for Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.

I have to say I was a bit wary with how this story was going to go knowing that Jeremy is a Taylor and that Sam is the brother of Neil, who didn't start out so nice toward Caine because he was gay.

However, I have to admit that I'm glad that I picked up this part of the series because I did end up loving the story and the men, as usual. I just don't think it's
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Andrea M
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book!! I liked Jeremy and Sam. I found Sam's insecurities to be kind of endearing. It was nice to see Macklin and Caine and Chris and Jesse. I felt like the story ended too quickly...like we were cut off half way through the book and I didn't like that. So it is for the aforementioned reason and the fact that there was NO SEX WHATSOEVER that causes me to give this book 4.25 stars instead of the 5 that I would like to give it. Don't get me wrong I don't necessarily want a book ...more
Gavin Stephenson-Jackman
Mar 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The continuing saga of Lang Downs, where Caine and Macklin have created a world where it matters not who you love, but rather that you are loved. The new owners of the station, after Caine's mother's gift at Christmas continue their habit of taking in strays. This time it is Jeremy Taylor, the younger brother of their biggest detractor and neighbour. To top this off is the arrival of Sam Emery, Neil's older brother who is in the midst of a divorce.

Jeremy has been thrown out by his brother for hi
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Becky Condit
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The story is told in chronological order,with enough of a backstory that you're never lost or left wondering what's going on. There is no actual sex in this story, but as richly detailed as it is, there's no need for it. The author's writing style is simple, down-to-earth, and concise, with an excellent and well developed knowledge of life on an Australian sheep station. She also renders the lifestyle so well that you feel like you're really there living it. I really enjoyed the sweet HEA ending ...more
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