Unstable Stud

  • Title: Unstable Stud
  • Author: Ariel Tachna
  • ISBN: 9781634768542
  • Page: 417
  • Format: ebook
  • Unstable Stud Horses were his passion until he laid eyes on his boss Eighteen months ago tragedy struck Bywater Farm when a riding accident killed Clay Hunter s lover and traumatized his prize horse King of Hear
    Horses were his passion, until he laid eyes on his boss.Eighteen months ago, tragedy struck Bywater Farm when a riding accident killed Clay Hunter s lover and traumatized his prize horse, King of Hearts Clay and King lingered in limbo, surviving but not really living, until a breath of fresh air in the form of Luke Davis, a new groom in the stud barn, revives them both.WhHorses were his passion, until he laid eyes on his boss.Eighteen months ago, tragedy struck Bywater Farm when a riding accident killed Clay Hunter s lover and traumatized his prize horse, King of Hearts Clay and King lingered in limbo, surviving but not really living, until a breath of fresh air in the form of Luke Davis, a new groom in the stud barn, revives them both.When a fall from King s back sends Luke to the emergency room, Clay watches the shaky foundation of their budding relationship tumble down Can Clay really love a jockey again, or will his fear of losing another man he loves keep them apart for good

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    1. 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.Visit Ariel at her website arieltachna or on Facebook, facebook ArielTachna, or e mail her at arieltachna gmail.


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    1. 5 stars - Loved This book! What would you do if the thing you loved inadvertently killed the person you loved? How would you deal? This is what Clay, the owner of Bywater Farm, has been forced to deal with after he watched his lover get trampled during a steeplechase, by the horse they had raised from just a foal. King of Hearts, he is a champion - a Stallion - and now he is also known and damaged. It's been 18 months since that fateful day. Nobody has dared to mention moving on to Clay. Nobody [...]

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    2. Meh. That's ultimately my response to this book. It started off pretty well. I really liked Luke and his landlady and the way he blossomed as he worked with King. If this was just a story about a guy finding himself while working to bring a traumatized horse out of it's shell, then it would have been a success. But it wasn't. It was supposed to be a romance and that part didn't work for me at all. There were two people involved in this romance, but I never really felt like I knew Clay. The story [...]

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    3. The romance between Lucas and Clay never felt real to me, so much so that even their love scenes made me cringe. Zero chemistry. I also did not find either Clay or Lucas or the story interesting, and ended up scanning the last half of the book. This is just my personal taste, other readers might love the book, but it was just not me.

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    4. I always think that horses are majestic animals. I admire them from afar because being up high on their back is kinda scary. I have only two experiences in my lifetime of riding them. So in terms of Luke and his connection with King of Hearts in this book, I really enjoyed it. I liked that there were details day-to-day activities of Luke and the stallion up to the part where Luke learned how to ride King. I also liked Luke as a character -- I liked his thoughts, his determination, his kindness [...]

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    5. Another great example of a genre romance. There's a good bit of tension without it being something that can be solved with a thirty second conversation. The characters both grow and evolve over the course of the book and so does their relationship.

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    6. 2.5 stars**The Dreamspun Desires Series is starting to become a serious addiction folks. No joke. I remember reading Harlequin novels many years ago and wondering what it would be like to have the mm version. And what do you know?! It’s amazing! I’ve read quite a few books by now and they all share the same kind of guilty indulgence thing going on: drama, some cheesy dialogue and/or plot, pretty improbable situations, hot smex, and amazing HEAs. What’s not to love? While I didn’t love th [...]

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    7. This was so damn sweet.Again, another fun and romantic read from the Dreamspun Desires series and another new to me author under my belt.Unstable Stud, just the title makes me wonder exactly who we are referring to; King of Hearts, aka King – the horse, or Clay – the studly owner since both are a bit unstable after the death of Nick, Kings rider and Clay’s lover.We meet Luke Davis as he is working at the Bywater Farm just doing his job, mucking out stalls and doing it with his utmost deter [...]

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    8. REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCEThis was a great comfort/healing story from Ariel Tachna where not just one of the MC’s needed some TLC to aid in his recovery but also a beautiful horse named King who played a pivotal role in first friendship then romance.Clay Hunter owns a successful stable and had everything he wanted until he lost his business partner and lover in a terrible accident involving their favourite horse eighteen months ago. Now Clay and King are going through the motions but are [...]

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    9. Realistic Setting, Frustrating LoversThis one has everything right in terms of setting and industry. Set in Lexington, KY, it is actually true to virtually everything I know about that city, except that maybe a major steeplechase champion would be a gelding and would not be in Lexington preparing for a career at stud. This just doesn't happen, but in the context of the plot, it is forgiven.The tale is sweet, but so much time is spent on the training of the horse, King of Hearts, that the romance [...]

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    10. Reviewed on The Blogger GirlsLuke’s only been at Bywater Farms for a little while but he’s heard of the horrible story involving his boss’s partner and their prized horse. Neither King nor Clay have gotten over what happened but when King takes kindly to Luke, Clay realizes it might be time to get King back into things. As King and Luke get closer, so do Clay and Luke but when Luke gets injured, it brings up a lot of old memories for Clay. Will Clay be able to love a jockey again or will t [...]

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    11. It started really well, but then there wasn't really any build up of the relationship between the MCs beyond being friendly, and then BAM!, some 2/3 in the love interest suddenly starts seducing the protagonist. Then there's an angst tantrum, they talk it over and that's it. I really liked the characters, but emotionally it just wasn't satisfying.

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    12. I really enjoyed this book. Like all of them though, they're to short!

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    13. Petite lecture facile sans prise de tête assez soft,, agréable à lire. Fortement axée sur la guérison du cheval, les personnages sont gentils et on passe un agréable moment

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    14. There is nothing simple about this book and, for me, it is written proof that things are not always what they seem. At first glance, it all seems obvious. There is Luke, the narrator of the story who is a financially struggling stable hand in the employment of absurdly rich horse owner and breeder Clay. Then you have King, a thoroughbred horse traumatized by a riding accident two years ago when his rider was trampled during a steeplechase. But then there is a second layer that complicates things [...]

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    15. Books that feature horses are always going to be one of my favorite books. When you combine my love of all things horse with my love of M/M romance novels, Unstable Stud by Ariel Tachna seemed like a sure bet for me. Right?I won first prize with this book!! Or, I should say, Ariel wins the prize for delivering an outstanding addition to the Dreamspun Desires series, one I devoured in one sitting because I just couldn't stop reading. Luke Davis is a new stall mucker at Bywater Farm, where the own [...]

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    16. Luke is such a great guy. Clay is wonderful too.

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    17. Note: This audiobook was provided to me through Hearts on Fire Reviewsin exchange for an impartial review. Luke Davis is a simple man with simple needs, primarily financial. When his mama passed away after a long illness he inherited a huge debt and mucking stalls at the stable owned by sexy, businessman Clay Hunter is helping him chip away at the debt. Living frugally in a garage apartment, he enjoys the company of horses and his landlady and that’s about it.One day when Mr. Hunter sees how h [...]

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    18. 4.5 Stars Love Triumphs over TragedyWhat do you do when you've lost the love of your life? A man grieves and then throws himself into his work, running a Breeding Stable of race horses. A Horse's grief has no sense of closure. Where has his beloved Human gone? His Jockey for Steeplechases? The man who bottle fed him. Both man and horse become increasingly antisocial. Both famous for their tempers. One with a sharp tongue, the other sharp hooves. Neither allows anyone to get close. Close means th [...]

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    19. Nikyta reviewed the book here: thebloggergirls/2016/04/1And… I can’t say that I agree with her.I agree that the writing was good, and Luke was a great character, however, I never felt the chemistry between him and Clay. If anything, this story reminded me of my days as a young girl reading Black Beauty and The Black Stallion – an homage to a boys’ love of his horse – more than anything. (Not in a squicky way!!!)To me this was romantic fiction. A gay character helping to find himself an [...]

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    20. This is a book about new beginnings. After reading it and finishing it I still have a smile on my face.All of the characters in this book has come face to face with the loss of a loved one that was close to them. Including the horse (King). Some was more tramatic then others but in the face of losing a loved one to death, being tramatic or not has no bearings on the pain one feels over it.Nicks death was definitely tramatic for Clay and their horse King since it happened during a tragic accident [...]

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    21. Luke Davis is a hard worker who takes his job at Bywater Farms seriously. A stable hand from a young age, he knows the ins and outs of the job. He also knows how to treat horses, and he can easily gain their respect. But even Luke can't help his surprise when he's appointed as the groom for King of Hearts, the farm's most prized horse.King's a race horse--or at least he was. His racing days ended just a year and a half before when he threw his rider. The rider didn't make it, and King hasn't bee [...]

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    22. Title: Unstable StudAuthor: Ariel TachnaSeries:Lexington LoversPublisher:Dreamspinner PressReviewer:MelissaRelease Date:April 15, 2016Genre(s):M/M RomancePage Count:204Heat Level:2 flames out of 5Rating:4 stars out of 5“If Clay was touching him that way, did it mean he wanted the same thing? He couldn’t possibly want the same thing, or at least not with Luke. Could he?”4 unstable stars!! What a sweet and emotional book!Clay Hunter tragically lost his lover in a tragic accident. His prized [...]

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    23. Clay, the ranch owner is on the mend from a broken heart. His long time partner was killed in a riding accident two years before. Since the accident no one has ridden King, his parter's horse. When Clay sees the way King responds to stable hand Luke he decides to make Luke King's groom. As the months go by Luke and King learn to trust each other and Clay starts to think that maybe he can learn to love again. Just as Clay and Luke's relationship turns from boss/employee to lovers Clay decides tha [...]

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    24. This is a simple Western romance between owner/trainer Clay and stable boy Luke. The story is a little bit Pretty Woman and a little bit Horse Whisperer. Down on his luck Luke is swept up by the affluent, older Clay when he forges a relationship with Clay’s most treasured horse. I requested this story because I love Ariel Tachna’s Lang Downs series and I was excited to see her writing about cowboys again. I should have taken note of the Harlequin-style cover though, because this is a much si [...]

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    25. This book was just WOW. I just can’t seem to get enough of Dreamspinners DreamSpun Desires series and this time we have Ariel Tachna weaving us into a story so complex and inviting. I loved how the author just brought you into the story and just would let you go until you finished. This story had love and heartbreak and was a very emotional book that you just can’t put down. This was a book about loss and recovering from that loss. I was glad that Clay had Luke to help him recover as I don [...]

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    26. Clay Hunter was devastated when his lover was killed in a riding accident. The horse, King of Hearts, lingers now in limbo. Then Luke Davis arrives as a new groom. He is a breath of fresh air for both. He trains to ride King but a fall causes Clay to rethink whether or not he wants to be involved with another jockey.Areil Tachna does an excellent job bringing Luke and Clay to life. They have many layers and they are revealed slowly. Luke had a special relationship with King and was developing on [...]

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    27. Unstable Stud wasn't exactly a bad book. It was okay, if not very predictable. I knew from the beginning who would end up with whom. I don't mind that, but what I mind is if the relationship and the build up to the relationship is mostly passed over. In my opinion Luke had more chemistry with King (the horse) than with Clay. There was almost no relationship development. They met, talked, talked some more (mostly about horses) and suddenly they were interested in each other. And in loveIf you loo [...]

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    28. It is quickly becoming apparent to me that Ariel Tachna creates some of the most vivid, richly-drawn characters out there today. Every time I read one of her books I am so sucked in by the characters. I can picture them, I can see them, I can practically smell them -- and yes, since this story deals with a stable and with horses there are smells that go with the characters.This is a great story. Two characters that project ability but really are scared just beneath the surface by their pasts. Th [...]

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    29. This story takes a little while to warm up, but I enjoyed that slow start since the characters were engaging and the horse (King) was a sweetheart. I have to say that ArielT does a great job on the horse-training aspect; whilst I am not an expect, my husband is - and through osmosis I pick a lot up. Ariel has a solid grasp on horse training which can really take me out of a story if not well-handled. (She has a way better grasp than a LOT of supposedly good riders IMHO.)Luke and Clay take time t [...]

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    30. I don't know much about horse jumping, but this felt very believable and legit. I loved getting to read all about the horses in this one! This was very sweet, and I just loved Luke. His love for King and his job, and his eventual love for his boss, was well written and lovely to read. I do wish we had gotten more from Clay, like something from his POV since he was impossible to get a read on, like what his emotions were. Super sweet ending, very romantic, and I really enjoyed reading this one!

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