After the Sunset was a very nice read, but then, I've never gone wrong with one of Ms. Calmes' books.
For me, the book is at its core about relationships. It's about the relationships that people have with their partners, with their families, with neighbors and other members of the community. It is also a book about secrets, whether kept intentionally or by omission, the long reaching effects they have, and how they effect a person's perception of others.
While After the Sunset is a sequel to Timing, and I'm sure some things make more sense for it, I think that it can be read as a standalone book as well.
This is a great read and I look forward to seeing what may come next.
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.