The Australian Outback is a lonely place for a gay man. Ryan Taylor is a helicopter pilot who spends his days as the sole heli-musterer in Wallaby Ridge. When he is hired to chauffer around the Minister of Arts and Culture, Ryan dreads the next week of his life…until his dream man, a Ryan Gosling look-a-like, climbs into his chopper.
Jeremy Craig has dreamed of being Prime Minister since he was a teenager. As a politician, he knows if his sexuality is discovered it would be career suicide, so he has carefully hidden himself in the closet. Now, with the opportunity of being made the next Prime Minister is dangling in front of him, he risks derailing those plans when he meets Ryan.
This is the third book in the Outback Skies series, yet it can be read as a stand-alone. Both the previous two books in the series are M/F.
While this novella may be short in length, it is definitely off the charts in sexual tension! Ryan lives a lonely existence being an out and proud gay man in the sparsely populated Australian Outback. While he has friends to occupy his time, he spends most of his intimate times fantasizing about Ryan Gosling wearing glasses. Then his fantasy man comes walking into his life, only he isn’t gay, or is he?
Jeremy is a politician through and through. Determined to become Prime Minister since he was a teenager, he’s hidden his sexuality since he was 19. Dating only women, and even managing a sex scandal with one of them, he knows the more he looks like a playboy, the higher his approval ratings go. What he didn’t plan on was the instant attraction and lust he would feel meeting Ryan.
What we have then is off the charts sexual tension as they two men are thrown together in the Australian Outback. This sexual tension consumes about 2/3 of the book before the two actually decide to act on their impulses. I will warn readers that these are two alpha males not afraid to switch it up!
As for the story, this is your typical lust to love storyline. Let’s face it, how romantic can one get in a span of less than 5 days? Despite this, readers do get a Hollywood ending that suggests there is a HEA.
Overall, this was a fun, quick, very spicy read. For those of you who have read the others in the series, this one complements the other books nicely. For those of you who haven’t read the others, this book easily can be read as a stand-alone. So make sure to turn on your air conditioners, everything is a whole lot hotter in the Outback.