Outback Boys #1
Publisher: Rainbow Tree Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Series
Trey has a problem he’s worked hard to manage. It involves not turning into a bumbling mess while around a gorgeous brown-haired man who’s way out of his league. Eight months’ practice from being part of the same LGBTQI+ adventure group, Outback Boys, means he’s perfected the skill.
That’s until an epic stumble makes his head spin and he throws all caution to the wind. But there’s no turning back now, especially since a snow-filled trip means they’re forced to spend even more time together.
Mark has no concerns about the changes unfolding between him and Trey, the giant of a man who’s adorably reserved. He’s been crushing on him for so long that he’s eager to explore more. But when their latest adventure is over and they fall back into the real world, balancing work, life, and a relationship proves more challenging than he envisioned.
Something has got to give, and neither man knows the best way ahead without upsetting the status quo. Can the two Aussies work their way through their new connection, or will they stumble at the first hurdle in their way?
Outback Boys is a sweet and sexy low-angst M/M romance series complete with bruised butts, rope burn, and overworked muscles… all in the pursuit of adventure, of course!
I love this author’s contemporary romances, and was invested in Trey and Mark as soon as I started reading. An added bonus for me was the Australian setting, and I liked the set up for the series, and how the title relates to their story.
I liked that Mark and Trey talked through the potential issues of a holiday romance not working out, and that they go the extra mile to make sure they’re able to pursue their relationship despite Mark’s long working hours. They’re both nice guys, and I enjoyed spending time with them and watching their growing friendship and romance.
I loved the charity auction part of the story. Mark’s family put him in an awkward situation and his brother-in-law is a total arse. The way Trey handles things, bids for his man is perfect, and shuts down any ideas of Mark’s ex moving in, is perfect.
The epilogue is wonderfully sweet, and the perfect HEA for these guys. I’m looking forward to seeing them in future books in the series.
5 out of 5 stars.