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In The Wind

(Welcome to Alvarado #3)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  205 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Sometimes you have to get good and lost before you'll have any hope at finding yourself.

Dustin Hunter has returned to Alvarado after seven years of military service and one bad shot that shattered his self-assured ego. Struggling to forget what he left behind in the desert, he finds himself drifting in the wind, homeless and without direction. When the wind blows somethin
Kindle Edition, 182 pages
Published March 22nd 2016 by Tracing The Stars (first published March 4th 2016)
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Nov 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: promo-deals, dnf
Yee gods PURPLE, the heart is bruised and crying, the wind talks, energy explodes. It's all happening!

It's all a bit too much:
“No!” My hand is on his arm, quick as a striking rattler, with that word exploding from past lips as cry from my heart.

does that even make sense? and has anyone got a hose?:
Alone, we’re barely an ember, but together we’re a fire.

Basically Dustin returns home meets up with characters from a previous book with whom he discusses the characters from the other previous book, t
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This was by far the best of the series!

Dustin returns from the war in book 2, and is taken in by Clint and Rick. He meets Scott and sparks are flying, even though Dustin was pretty sure he was 'asexual'.
Scott lives and works at the scrapyard that he has taken over from his grandfather (who suffers from Alzheimers.)
They knew each other when they were younger, where Dustin was
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another sweet romance - I'm really enjoying this series. It's not angsty or gritty and at times is a little over the top with acceptance and forgiveness but the message is clear ! I'm glad these two found peace - Dusty & Scooter both supporting each other as they clawed their way out of trauma... Makes me happy
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
It's been a while since I've read something that's tugged at my heart so sweetly. A great story, full of understanding, pride, and love. Definite thumbs up.
John-Torleif  Harris
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I was less enthralled by this book than I was by the previous two. While I definitely enjoyed Scott and Dustin's story, I felt that the anti-gay faction has started to devolve into caricature. I certainly don't dispute that conversion camps happened and are absolutely horrific and should be definitely and firmly outlawed; and that those who propogate them should be prosecuted. I just found the confluence of everything that happened here to feel more like it was added to shock and horrif
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May 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read all 3 of this series so far. And fell in Love with all 3. These 3 couples of Gay Males falling in Love has the run from ghosts of the pass. The last couple is not hard to fall in love with. Dusty and Scott are wonderful. Clint and Ricky and Sam and Cody are too. I just fell thet Sam and Cody were saddy left out. I would love to see these 3 couples grow in their relationship and there friendship grow more
Denise GremoryKohta
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Best one yet.

This one really brought the messages home. I hope the author writes more of these stories from Alvarado. I am liking this town and the good folk who live there. Plus, we need to know if they are able to shut down that Golf Club that Aunt Emily is pushing for. Now that's one disloyal cold woman.
Love it. All of it.
It's beautiful, accepting, tolerant. Both guys are amazing. Scott is so patient and sweet. And Dusty.. Just so true to himself. It was a pleasure reading their story. So genuine and real.
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Third book in this series and the best I think. Scott was so sweet despite everything. So forgiving when he could be so bitter. I love how he brings the best out of Dustin, how they help each other get rid of their demons. Beautiful read
mrs e mcmillan
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it and hated it

All I did was cry. Need a box of tissues with this book. I totally loved it. Great characters. Want to read it again and again.
Mary Sankey
Jan 20, 2018 rated it liked it

I enjoyed this book very much-light, easy reading, likeable characters. Would have given four stars but pages were missing from the beginning of each chapter.
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bought_it
The best (and most emotion evoking) of this series. I am eagerly awaiting Jay-Jay and Riley’s story!
Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it

This book is the third in a nice series. The book is both fun and very emotional. Well written. Talks about several societal issues with homosexuality.
Nat ReadingAllNite
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
This is the best book of the series so far. Dusty is a great character (I'm a sucker for military guys anyway), an Army Ranger whose last mission left him unable to serve anymore. He's lost several of his teammates as well. He doesn't have extreme PTSD, but sleep without nightmares is impossible, and he has no idea how to move on with his life. He's also someone who has so far been asexual, so this is not a GFY. He's never felt attracted to anyone, until he sees Scott, who he knew from high scho ...more
Gillian Charon
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love all three books. I feel for Riley after what happen to Scott I understand why Riley do not want his family to know he is gay. you can not live your life for other people you would never be happy. If every one did what they family expect know one would be happy some time you have to fight for what you want you may loser some friends and family because there are not willing to understand how you feel and the inside but if they love you it should not matter who you fall in love with as long ...more
Sep 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Heaven is a place on earth

I knew that I liked this series but I loved this book. The town of Alvarado is now in my heart.
Dusty leaves Alvarado for the army, for reasons he did not even understand and returns to his hometown, full of self loathing, heart sore and lonely.
However, the town is not as he left it. Even is grandma's home does not belong to his family but he does find an initial haven in the current occupants Clint, a friend from school and his boyfriend Ricky (Book 2). From there he ge
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, mm-or-lgbt
I got it in the mail today and read it today. I was so excited to read it and it didn't disappoint. I can't wait for the next one.
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Marcy  Shane
Aug 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Really loved Scooter and Dusty! Looking forward to the next one. :)
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable.
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C.E. Kilgore (1981 - ) is an author without genre, who likes to dabble in several genres from romance to science fiction. She also enjoys pushing the boundaries of those genres, trying new things, venturing outside formulas and turning tropes on their heads. Admittedly a control freak, she is currently a self-published author under the name Tracing The Stars, and hasn't quite found the publisher w ...more

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