After the Sunset by Mary Calmes: Release Day Review


Two years after riding off into the sunset with ranch owner Rand Holloway, Stefan Joss has made a tentative peace with his new life, teaching at a community college. But the course of true love never does run smooth. Rand wants him home on the ranch; Stef wants an exit strategy in case Rand ever decides to throw him out. Finally, after recognizing how unfair he’s being, Stef makes a commitment, and Rand is over the moon.

When Stef gets the chance to prove his devotion, he doesn’t hesitate—despite the risk to his health—and Rand takes the opportunity to show everyone that sometimes life’s best surprises come after the sunset.

Title: After the Sunset
Series: Timing: Book Two
Author: Mary Calmes
Release Date: November 2, 2016
Category: Western
Pages: 169

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There are not enough words to express how much I love this book, the whole series actually. Everyone has a list of their favorite fictional couples and Rand and Stef have made my top 3!

This book picks up two years after Timing ends. Rand and Stef are living together on the ranch and while Stef is completely committed to Rand he unconsciously keeps a backup plan in the event Rand asks him to leave. He knows Rand loves him, but in his experience those that love you always leave.

Rand has to go out of town for a few days to help his cousin Zach on his ranch. While Rand is gone Stef gets a call that if someone from the Red Diamond ranch isn’t representing the ranch at the rodeo this weekend the Red will have to forfeit its grazing rights to some community land. Stef can’t let Rand lose the land so he goes in his stead and has to deal with a backstabbing uncle, homophobic ranch hands, and a rodeo bunny still carrying a torch for Rand; but all is not what it seems. Stef is just the man to get to the bottom of it while trying not to get killed riding a bucking bronco.

Their chemistry between the two is off the charts hot. I find myself sighing contentedly during the sweet moments and fanning myself during the passionate moments. I read this book twice before writing my review because I couldn’t get enough.

The story is entertaining, I thoroughly enjoyed all of Stef’s antics at the rodeo. I love how caring Rand is of Stef. When he came to him at the rodeo the emotion leapt off the page at me. You could feel Rand’s distress at not being able to get to Stef, and damn could you feel his anger at Gil. Shoo.

This series is going down as one of my all time favorites.

5 pieces of eye candy


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  1. Oh wow this is tour is making my tbr list get way longer . Mary Calmes I love reading your books and I’m sure this one will be no different.