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Book twenty-two in the Cattle Valley SeriesHappily settled in Cattle Valley with the men he loved, Rio Adega wasn't expecting the one call that could bring his world crashing down around him. "Rio, it's Chet. You'd better brace yourself, old friend. Ghost has been recovered, alive. He's asking for you."In less than a minute, Rio's loyalties are tested. Ghost. The one man R Book twenty-two in the Cattle Valley SeriesHappily settled in Cattle Valley with the men he loved, Rio Adega wasn't expecting the one call that could bring his world crashing down around him. "Rio, it's Chet. You'd better brace yourself, old friend. Ghost has been recovered, alive. He's asking for you."In less than a minute, Rio's loyalties are tested. Ghost. The one man Rio owed his entire life to was alive. Not only had he unknowingly left the African jungle thinking his mentor and lover was dead, but he'd managed to move on.How can Rio make amends to the man who gave him everything, while still holding onto the relationships he's worked so hard to build?


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Book twenty-two in the Cattle Valley SeriesHappily settled in Cattle Valley with the men he loved, Rio Adega wasn't expecting the one call that could bring his world crashing down around him. "Rio, it's Chet. You'd better brace yourself, old friend. Ghost has been recovered, alive. He's asking for you."In less than a minute, Rio's loyalties are tested. Ghost. The one man R Book twenty-two in the Cattle Valley SeriesHappily settled in Cattle Valley with the men he loved, Rio Adega wasn't expecting the one call that could bring his world crashing down around him. "Rio, it's Chet. You'd better brace yourself, old friend. Ghost has been recovered, alive. He's asking for you."In less than a minute, Rio's loyalties are tested. Ghost. The one man Rio owed his entire life to was alive. Not only had he unknowingly left the African jungle thinking his mentor and lover was dead, but he'd managed to move on.How can Rio make amends to the man who gave him everything, while still holding onto the relationships he's worked so hard to build?

30 review for Ghost from the Past

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nikyta

    In all honesty, this is my least favorite of the whole series. I don't like menages in general but out of every menage I've read, this couple I absolutely hate. I hate Nate. He's a selfish, vain bastard that doesn't give two shits about his partners. The only time he cares about something is when it's threatened to be taken from him. And that's exactly what this book and any book where these characters are the main couple is about. Same shit every time. Ryan and Nate ignore Rio. Don't give a shit In all honesty, this is my least favorite of the whole series. I don't like menages in general but out of every menage I've read, this couple I absolutely hate. I hate Nate. He's a selfish, vain bastard that doesn't give two shits about his partners. The only time he cares about something is when it's threatened to be taken from him. And that's exactly what this book and any book where these characters are the main couple is about. Same shit every time. Ryan and Nate ignore Rio. Don't give a shit about him and just walk all over him. Something happens to Rio and then all of a sudden they care about him again? They didn't give a shit about him before but now that their relationship is being threatened, they all of a sudden want to work things out? When they wouldn't even listen to him when he tried to say something was wrong? Then when they finally decide to do something about the craptastic form their relationship is in, they say fucking doesn't solve anything and they need to talk it out then two seconds later they say 'let's talk later' and end up fucking. The only shining star in this couple is Rio and even in this book he annoyed me because Nate always made it seem like Rio and Ryan were the ones to blame about everything (own up to your fucking mistakes Nate! Christ) so Rio was apologizing to Ryan or Nate almost the whole book. To say I was frustrated is an understatement. I love Carol's books, I really do but I really, really, really hate this couple. I've never liked them. Nate has always been annoying. Rio has always been walked all over and Ryan has always favored Nate over Rio. The only thing I enjoyed about this book was Jack(view spoiler)[ and Ryan getting shot (hide spoiler)] . I was hoping throughout the whole book Rio would dumped Ryan and Nate and hook up with Jack and when that didn't happen, I was hoping Nate had been shot (view spoiler)[instead of Ryan. (hide spoiler)] Whatever. I don't recommend this book and from now on, I think I might just skip anymore books about Nate, Rio and Ryan. I'm over them. It's the same shit every time. Stop saying you are going to start talking more only to end up in the same predicament every time by ignoring Rio and blaming him when something happens. It's annoying. ETA: I feel really bad rating this one star because I don't hand out one stars often (like barely ever) so rating and reviewing this just about kills me because I love this series but I seriously hated this book.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lena Grey

    It's impossible to re-live the past, especially when it comes to recapturing feelings. Memories are frozen in time, never changing, but time continues and so do our experiences. Therefore, capturing them exactly the same is not possible. In 'Ghost from the Past', by Carol Lynne, Rio is faced with a monumental decision—whether to reunite with the love of his life from the past, or stay with those whom he passionately loves in the present. Rio, Ryan, and Nate are my favorite men in the Cattle Valle It's impossible to re-live the past, especially when it comes to recapturing feelings. Memories are frozen in time, never changing, but time continues and so do our experiences. Therefore, capturing them exactly the same is not possible. In 'Ghost from the Past', by Carol Lynne, Rio is faced with a monumental decision—whether to reunite with the love of his life from the past, or stay with those whom he passionately loves in the present. Rio, Ryan, and Nate are my favorite men in the Cattle Valley Series, so the threat of Rio leaving Ryan and Nate sent me into a panic. All I could think of was how devastated Ryan and Nate would be if this happened. Considering how deeply involved Rio is with his men, it was unimaginable how important the other person would have to be in order for Rio to even consider it. However, expecting Rio to face this challenge in the same way he faced everything else—head on, gave me hope that he would ultimately make the right choice. In the meantime, however, he, Nate and Ryan went through emotional hell trying to sort it all out. I've always admired these three men for being able to maintain their special relationship and it was sad to see them struggling to maintain it. One of the lessons in 'The Ghost from the Past' is that it's dangerous to get too settled and take each other for granted; good relationships depend on nurturing and constant renegotiation. During this painful process, more of Rio's and Ryan's past was revealed, further explaining the dynamics of their relationship. This is definitely one of my favorites in the 'Cattle Valley Series'. The gorgeous men, phenomenal sex scenes, mystery and intrigue in 'The Ghost from the Past' makes it a hit for both loyal fans of the series and new readers as well. NOTE: This book was provided by Total-E-Bound for the purpose of a review on Queer Magazine Online

  3. 4 out of 5

    Bubbles Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions

    See Nikyta's review, i agree with most of what she said but it didn't bother me as much as she did I was expecting more conflict because of Ghost but all of the conflict was pretty much lack of communication and lack of an equal relationship. All ghost did was make Ryan and Nate realize someone out there would actually fight for Rio and they would have to stop treating him like shit and taking advantage of Rio even still there were only a couple scenes of with Ghost in it. See Nikyta's review, i agree with most of what she said but it didn't bother me as much as she did I was expecting more conflict because of Ghost but all of the conflict was pretty much lack of communication and lack of an equal relationship. All ghost did was make Ryan and Nate realize someone out there would actually fight for Rio and they would have to stop treating him like shit and taking advantage of Rio even still there were only a couple scenes of with Ghost in it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Serena Yates

    This is another great Cattle Valley book I really liked. Getting to see Nate, Ryan and Rio again was wonderful - seeing and living through the trouble they were in wasn't fun at all. I spent half the book yelling at them to switch on their brains, and the other half fearing all my crossing of fingers for them to make it would be in vain. Rio faces one of the most difficult situations possible when a lover from the past reappears. The threat to their family is obvious to him as well as Ryan and Na This is another great Cattle Valley book I really liked. Getting to see Nate, Ryan and Rio again was wonderful - seeing and living through the trouble they were in wasn't fun at all. I spent half the book yelling at them to switch on their brains, and the other half fearing all my crossing of fingers for them to make it would be in vain. Rio faces one of the most difficult situations possible when a lover from the past reappears. The threat to their family is obvious to him as well as Ryan and Nate. Even though Rio makes up his mind fairly quickly, other relationship issues intrude and the situation gets a whole lot worse before it starts to get better. Ryan and Nate face their own demons, some of them unique to a three-way relationship. That is one of the things which make this book so interesting, on top of great secondary characters, an interesting mystery or two around Rio's and Ryan's joint past as well as a lot of very hot sex between the three lovers. Recommended for fans of Cattle Valley, hot threesomes and those with a special place in their heart for Nate, Ryan and Rio. NOTE: This book was provided by Total-E-Bound for the purpose of a review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    ♥Lynn ♥

    I can not get enough of Rio/Nate/Ryan's relationship. I simply love how well the three of these men mold together. They are my favorite couple. I wish this book was longer. I could read about these men all day, every day. I simply love them!! I can not get enough of Rio/Nate/Ryan's relationship. I simply love how well the three of these men mold together. They are my favorite couple. I wish this book was longer. I could read about these men all day, every day. I simply love them!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews

    Can't stand Nate!! I love Rio I wish it was just him and Ryan :) Can't stand Nate!! I love Rio I wish it was just him and Ryan :)

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lily

    It's been a long time since I read this trios first story All Work and No Play and while I liked that one I really didn't enjoy this one. Nate, and to a lesser degree Ryan, are annoying, self-centered and unappreciative of Rio. And Jack's storyline didn't work for me either. I've enjoyed many of Carol's stories but this one disappointed me. By the end I was hoping Rio would leave all of the men, Nate, Ryan and Jack behind and find someone better. It's been a long time since I read this trios first story All Work and No Play and while I liked that one I really didn't enjoy this one. Nate, and to a lesser degree Ryan, are annoying, self-centered and unappreciative of Rio. And Jack's storyline didn't work for me either. I've enjoyed many of Carol's stories but this one disappointed me. By the end I was hoping Rio would leave all of the men, Nate, Ryan and Jack behind and find someone better.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Christy Roberts

    I was so sad that they were having such a disagreement over things made my heart ache so much why gave it a 4 star. Omg Ghost/Jack showing back up and the worry in Nate that Rio might leave for good worried me even though I knew from later books wouldn't happen. I didn't like Jack the way he acted either. It was as if Rio was his property. They had a last and Rio picked his future to be with his men now. I was happy about that. What made me want to scream and cry was Ryan being shot. Chet, this g I was so sad that they were having such a disagreement over things made my heart ache so much why gave it a 4 star. Omg Ghost/Jack showing back up and the worry in Nate that Rio might leave for good worried me even though I knew from later books wouldn't happen. I didn't like Jack the way he acted either. It was as if Rio was his property. They had a last and Rio picked his future to be with his men now. I was happy about that. What made me want to scream and cry was Ryan being shot. Chet, this guy who loves Jack thought was Rio since Ryan was driving his truck and shot him. They thought was Jack at first, but wasn't. My heart went out because Nate was on phone him when happened. I need time to recover now because even though Ryan's ok he still got hurt and that's not ok to me. Loved how they made up. They always be my favorite three.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Tristan

    2/5 Obviously jumping in mid series doesn't help, but the premise intrigued me. However the execution was clumsy. The relationship felt imbalance, and eventhough Ryan and Nate are supposed to win Rio. Except for Ryan (who I wasn't very convinced due to his earlier behavior), Nate (who was an incredibly irritating character) doesn't seem to be trying at all. (view spoiler)[ It felt like Rio only stayed with them because the plot demands it. Plus the drama at the end was uncalled for, and was onl 2/5 Obviously jumping in mid series doesn't help, but the premise intrigued me. However the execution was clumsy. The relationship felt imbalance, and eventhough Ryan and Nate are supposed to win Rio. Except for Ryan (who I wasn't very convinced due to his earlier behavior), Nate (who was an incredibly irritating character) doesn't seem to be trying at all. (view spoiler)[ It felt like Rio only stayed with them because the plot demands it. Plus the drama at the end was uncalled for, and was only there to chain Rio to Ryan. Frankly it's one of those case where I truly root for Rio to go back to Jack instead. (hide spoiler)]

  10. 5 out of 5

    Navyvet

    An exciting, action packed installment featuring Rio, Ryan, and Nate. I enjoy m/m/m stories in general and this one was quite angsty and emotional. We get a look at Rio's past, including his relationship with Ghost/Jack who was believed to have been killed in an explosion. Ghost comes back to try and reclaim Rio which causes Ryan and Nate much stress. Then a frightening, dramatic incident happens with a roller coaster of emotions, leading to a few twists and an HEA ending. Once I started reading An exciting, action packed installment featuring Rio, Ryan, and Nate. I enjoy m/m/m stories in general and this one was quite angsty and emotional. We get a look at Rio's past, including his relationship with Ghost/Jack who was believed to have been killed in an explosion. Ghost comes back to try and reclaim Rio which causes Ryan and Nate much stress. Then a frightening, dramatic incident happens with a roller coaster of emotions, leading to a few twists and an HEA ending. Once I started reading this one, I couldn't put it down.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Gabriel

    I absolutely love menages - if they are written correctly and you can believe them. Unfortunately, a lot of the menages I end up reading is mostly about sex and not that much about the relationship and what troubles comes with it. Carol Lynne is one of the few authors, where I actually believe her characters and believe her menages. They are not perfect; both as characters, but also as a relationship. There are problems to overcome and jealousy to push past, as well. A threesome isn't like a 'no I absolutely love menages - if they are written correctly and you can believe them. Unfortunately, a lot of the menages I end up reading is mostly about sex and not that much about the relationship and what troubles comes with it. Carol Lynne is one of the few authors, where I actually believe her characters and believe her menages. They are not perfect; both as characters, but also as a relationship. There are problems to overcome and jealousy to push past, as well. A threesome isn't like a 'normal' two-man relationship and people would know that, if they ever bothered reading up on it or trying to understand it. The same rules don't apply and most of the time, you have to go by intuition than anything else. I found Ghost From The Past an emotional rollarcoster and when I finally closed it, I was emotionally tired. While I generally dislike to agree with people, whose points of view I dislike, I have to say that yes, it was an annoyance that nothing seems to change between Ryan, Rio & Nate. They did talk - in the first three books, where you looked into their relationship. Ghost from the Past? Not so much. In the end, Ms. Lynne disregarded what have been a compliment for her menages and instead made sex the biggest point. Don't get me wrong, I like the sex scenes. Hell, otherwise I wouldn't read homoerotic books. But I just don't want it to seems like the driving force in a relationship, which started out so well. Makes the whole thing seem shallow, which I find sad. And Jack's story just didn't get to me. It made me yawn instead, because can't he just .. get out? It's like the jealous ex who has been gone for years, but suddenly decides to come back and try to win your affections, after you have moved on and is in a loving and steady relationship. HEY! That was what I read! How cliché is it going to be? With that being said ... My goodness. Personally, I don't understand the hate against Nate. If I lived in a relationship with two over protective, big, burly men, I would probably end up whining every now and then, as well. If the 'only' job I get to do is become mayor, where I have to give even more of myself to the community and do what is best of the people living there, I would probably also end up being a little bit of a brat every now and then, when I do get home to where I could relax and kick my feet up. Bottom line, most readers have a tendency to pick someone out they dislike. If the book is part of a series, where you'll encounter the character a lot, you will generally just dislike the character - and therefore the book - no matter what he or she does. I'm no saint, I do it myself, but that's more than often the case. I agree with that Nate can be whiny and at times annoying, but he goes through ups and downs, which fore me makes him far more human. Ryan & Rio do the exact same thing, but funny how people have a tendency to disregard that little detail. So, let's take a little look at the whole talking problem this menage seems to have. A lot of the blame is pushed on Ryan and Nate, because they leave Rio behind and he just have to clean up after them. Well, there was the choice that Rio could actually have put his foot down and talked? I like Rio, but at times he is a bit too much of a doormat for me and it annoys me that a guy of his build and status, who have seen so much, can't even have enough of a back bone to actually sit his men down and talk with them, before he has blamed them for everything going on. Ryan have never, at any point, favoured Nate and I am pretty sure readers would realize that, if they ever actually read the books. Quite the opposite, actually. From what I can read, Ryan's affections have always been centered on Rio and afterwards spread to Nate, but his first priority is Rio. For me, Rio seems like the ungrateful brat in this story, who allows people to walk all over him instead of owning up and tell his men what he finds annoying and what he wants changed. Like that isn't enough, Nate overhears the conversation about his place in the relationship. Excuse me, but had that been me, I would probably have thrown a temper tantrum surpassing Paris Hilton. And I wouldn't have been mad at them for just a day. He has tried to apologize to Rio, while Ryan is more the buff dude who won't say sorry. Rio doesn't explain anything, he doesn't talk and therefore they don't get the sense that something is wrong. Every party is to blame for the drama going on, not just one or two of them. Sometimes, it would truly help, if you read the book before stating an opinion on it. There are a lot of informations written in the book itself about the drama evolving & how you cannot put blame on just one person instead. Some of you have stated that Nate should 'own up to his mistakes'. I think he does; maybe not profoundly or flashy, but he does; unlike some of the others. Having gotten that off my chest (my goodness, I need to write down my reviews and rants of reviewers), Ghost from the Past is a book you'll have to read if you like the Cattle Valley Series and all its people. I'm a fan of Rio, Ryan and Nate, but they all had their bigger moments in this book, which made me cringe and was partly the reason for the downrating.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lyndac

    3.5 stars

  13. 5 out of 5

    Joanne Minna

    Another little tidbit from the lives of Ryan, Rio and Nate and this time we dive into a bit of Ryan and Rio's past. Another little tidbit from the lives of Ryan, Rio and Nate and this time we dive into a bit of Ryan and Rio's past.

  14. 5 out of 5

    andrea moran

    Cattle Valley The three men that started this whole series off are back but not very happy and Rio is feeling neglected and someone from his past come back to haunt the trio

  15. 4 out of 5

    Divina

    Being a big fan of the "Trio" - Nate, Ryan and Rio, personally this was a very emotional read. As the title suggests, a ghost from the past reappears which causes additional strain to the relationship between the Trio. Ryan is the town's Sheriff and Nate is the mayor - both very demanding jobs. They work long hours and are away from home more often. Rio runs "The Gym", but with both his partners having to work demanding jobs, he was left with taking care of their home too. For months, Rio had fe Being a big fan of the "Trio" - Nate, Ryan and Rio, personally this was a very emotional read. As the title suggests, a ghost from the past reappears which causes additional strain to the relationship between the Trio. Ryan is the town's Sheriff and Nate is the mayor - both very demanding jobs. They work long hours and are away from home more often. Rio runs "The Gym", but with both his partners having to work demanding jobs, he was left with taking care of their home too. For months, Rio had felt that he's been taken for granted. But when he discovered his partners were both working on Christmas Day and was not informed, he had enough and would confront them. But before they could take time to have a proper discussion, Rio receives a phone call that may permanently change all their lives. The Trio have made appearances in several previous books and readers had the chance to glimpse at the lives they have made together. In the most part they've made a partnership between three people work, just as long as each party was willing to make an effort. Any kind of relationship between two people is hard, but with three, it can be more of a challenge. I really enjoyed learning more about Rio's character in this book. His emotional struggles where written well and you can't help but relate to feeling them yourselves. This story was not just about the romance or the sex - it's about constantly making an effort to keep the relationship in the right path. It's about facing the past mistakes and learning from them, so that your present and your future will be so much better. This reader's suggestion: grab a hanky or two.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Naoms

    I love Rio, Nate and Ryan. I read the Cattle Valley series, because of them. (view spoiler)[ I found this disappointing, because there was nothing at stake. There was never any real danger of Rio leaving his relationship. Think about the love triangle in the Notebook. Sure you knew who she belonged with, but the other choice was equally perfect. By making Ghost a jerk, it was clear that Rio wouldn't leave the lovely Nate and the steadfast Ryan. I wish there had been more drama, more at stake. Rio I love Rio, Nate and Ryan. I read the Cattle Valley series, because of them. (view spoiler)[ I found this disappointing, because there was nothing at stake. There was never any real danger of Rio leaving his relationship. Think about the love triangle in the Notebook. Sure you knew who she belonged with, but the other choice was equally perfect. By making Ghost a jerk, it was clear that Rio wouldn't leave the lovely Nate and the steadfast Ryan. I wish there had been more drama, more at stake. Rio had been feeling neglected, what if the Ghost from his past came and was a gentleman, paid him the attention he needed, etc. What if Ryan and Nate actually had to fight for Rio? Also, making Ryan get shot....why do these outlandish unrealistic things always have to be apart of their story? Why couldn't they have a had an honest to god, real crisis in their relationship? They never really worked anything out. They talked a little bit, got pissy and then had sex... (hide spoiler)] It was enjoyable overall. I just wished for a more drama, more at stake, more of a risk to the relationship, that's all.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    I'm not sure how I feel about this story. It seems to me like the relationship between Rio, Nate, and Ryan is on very shaky ground to begin with and I don't see them actually talking about how to fix it much. Rio whines about how underappreciated he is but doesn't speak up about his feelings for fear of rocking the boat... Nate and Ryan seems to be so wrapped up in their own worlds that they forget about Rio and do take him for granted but they don't try to do anything about it until after they I'm not sure how I feel about this story. It seems to me like the relationship between Rio, Nate, and Ryan is on very shaky ground to begin with and I don't see them actually talking about how to fix it much. Rio whines about how underappreciated he is but doesn't speak up about his feelings for fear of rocking the boat... Nate and Ryan seems to be so wrapped up in their own worlds that they forget about Rio and do take him for granted but they don't try to do anything about it until after they have to worry about Rio leaving them for his ex-lover who is suddenly alive and wants him back. The whole book kind of made my head spin. I'm hoping the next story featuring this trio focuses more on their relationship and how they are working to fix is, rather than focusing on the sex and lack of communication they seem to have going on. I still love these boys, I just felt this book was lacking a bit...

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Wood

    This one is probably one of my very favorites of this series; I love Ryan, Nate and Rio so much and in this one we see a little glimmer of life before Rio fell for Ryan and they brought Nate in. As much as it hurt me in the beginning to see everyone take Rio for granted and not appreciate him like they should have, I kind of wanted to crap slap Nate a couple times too. I hated that all the fighting was happening and not enough talking. Then when they did talk it just made things worse.... I love This one is probably one of my very favorites of this series; I love Ryan, Nate and Rio so much and in this one we see a little glimmer of life before Rio fell for Ryan and they brought Nate in. As much as it hurt me in the beginning to see everyone take Rio for granted and not appreciate him like they should have, I kind of wanted to crap slap Nate a couple times too. I hated that all the fighting was happening and not enough talking. Then when they did talk it just made things worse.... I love these three together and seeing it threatneded, even though I knew they'd never really split up, seeing it being questioned for not only one reason but several was enough angst to last me a while! I love love love these three though and i'm so glad they worked everything out. Such a great series and this was a perfect addition, I can't wait to read about Kit, I have a feeling she's going to be another favorite of mine! On to the next!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Erica Pike

    Oh my goodness! I'll just stick this one in my slowly growing favorites folder... I must say that this is definitely the best written book by Carol Lynne I've read. It has a wide range of emotions and there's great conflict. Seriously, I teared up more than once, and I hardly ever do that. I gulped the book down in three hours and that's fast reading for me. Now, this may be TMI, but I peed, brushed my teeth, prepared breakfast and then ate without taking my eyes off my Kindle for a fraction of a Oh my goodness! I'll just stick this one in my slowly growing favorites folder... I must say that this is definitely the best written book by Carol Lynne I've read. It has a wide range of emotions and there's great conflict. Seriously, I teared up more than once, and I hardly ever do that. I gulped the book down in three hours and that's fast reading for me. Now, this may be TMI, but I peed, brushed my teeth, prepared breakfast and then ate without taking my eyes off my Kindle for a fraction of a second. I even threw in a wad of laundry (let's hope I put the detergent in the right slot...) I love this trio and they'll probably always be my favorite trinogamy couple. I'm so glad I got to know Ryan better in this one. Lastly, I desperately hope there will be another book starring these three because they're just too good not to get more book-time.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kira

    Another fast, easy read from Carol Lynne. I really do love this 3some, all of them. I'm glad we got to see a peek of Rio and Ryan's past and I would've liked to read about them even more. After all we did get a lot of Nate's story before. It was everything you expect from another Cattle Valley-book, for better and for worse as usual. Nothing ground-breaking, nothing omg/wow and certainly nothing new. But yes, I spent a couple of hours reading this on Valentine's Day and I'm not regretting letting Another fast, easy read from Carol Lynne. I really do love this 3some, all of them. I'm glad we got to see a peek of Rio and Ryan's past and I would've liked to read about them even more. After all we did get a lot of Nate's story before. It was everything you expect from another Cattle Valley-book, for better and for worse as usual. Nothing ground-breaking, nothing omg/wow and certainly nothing new. But yes, I spent a couple of hours reading this on Valentine's Day and I'm not regretting letting these three be my Valentines this year. ;) If you like these guys and/or the series, take a look. Oh, and a few very interesting new characters were introduced... Interested to see if they get their own stories.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Brenda Maldonado

    4.5 stars The crowing jewel of Carol Lynne's Cattle Valley Series. Yes, I loved Cattle Valley: Sweet Topping and Cattle Valley Days, but Ghost from the Past is officially my favorite now. This angsty story delves in the Rio's past, and the begging of his relationship with Ryan. When the past catches up with the present, the strenght of the love between Rio, Ryan and Nate is tested again and again. A fabulous plot, incredibly well developed characters and a wealth of emotional impact make this book 4.5 stars The crowing jewel of Carol Lynne's Cattle Valley Series. Yes, I loved Cattle Valley: Sweet Topping and Cattle Valley Days, but Ghost from the Past is officially my favorite now. This angsty story delves in the Rio's past, and the begging of his relationship with Ryan. When the past catches up with the present, the strenght of the love between Rio, Ryan and Nate is tested again and again. A fabulous plot, incredibly well developed characters and a wealth of emotional impact make this book a must read for fans of the Cattle Valley series. As always, Cattle Valley Books are best read in the context of the overall series.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Karen K

    I'm a sucker for this book because my fave character in the whole series is Rio and having the threesome have their own book again is just so awesome. It also sucked me in because of the emotional pain Rio was obviously going through, the same pain for different reasons that Ryan and Ethan had running through their heads. I love this triad - love how they work things out and support each other, love how they kiss hello and goodbye every single time and wow, yeah, love how they coordinate so well I'm a sucker for this book because my fave character in the whole series is Rio and having the threesome have their own book again is just so awesome. It also sucked me in because of the emotional pain Rio was obviously going through, the same pain for different reasons that Ryan and Ethan had running through their heads. I love this triad - love how they work things out and support each other, love how they kiss hello and goodbye every single time and wow, yeah, love how they coordinate so well in the bedroom or truck or stable or whatever. Thanks for a great book on my boys, Carol.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Peggy

    I enjoyed this book very much. The books in this series vary in depth and I must say that I was happy that this is one of the best in the series. The main characters have matured and changed from when they first appeared many many books ago. They are thrown into a situation which could not have been predicted and are able to handle it with grace. What would any of us do if an old love came back, what would our current partner(s) do? (Most of us only get one partner...) The ending was satisfying, I enjoyed this book very much. The books in this series vary in depth and I must say that I was happy that this is one of the best in the series. The main characters have matured and changed from when they first appeared many many books ago. They are thrown into a situation which could not have been predicted and are able to handle it with grace. What would any of us do if an old love came back, what would our current partner(s) do? (Most of us only get one partner...) The ending was satisfying, leaving me looking forward to more from this prolific author.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Shelby P

    It's about time we get a book about an established couple/trio and see the difficult times. I finally get to see Ryan bottom. Oh I just loved it!! I was if this was Nate's first time topping LOL. The plot was interesting and it was nice to learn a little bit about Rio and Ryan's past. Ryan/Rio/Nate have never really gotten an emotional response out of me so I'm giving this 4 stars, but it was a refreshing change of pace and I enjoyed it. Now off to read my first transgender read! It's about time we get a book about an established couple/trio and see the difficult times. I finally get to see Ryan bottom. Oh I just loved it!! I was if this was Nate's first time topping LOL. The plot was interesting and it was nice to learn a little bit about Rio and Ryan's past. Ryan/Rio/Nate have never really gotten an emotional response out of me so I'm giving this 4 stars, but it was a refreshing change of pace and I enjoyed it. Now off to read my first transgender read!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Eyre

    I enjoyed this visit with Ryan, Rio, and Nate, who are three of my favorite Cattle Valley citizens. Ryan and Nate wind up on my somebody-needs-to-be-smacked shelf for not talking to Rio and for taking him for granted; however, they redeem themselves, and those are issues that every relationship faces at times. Now, I have to wait impatiently for the next book.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Barb ~rede-2-read~

    Nice story from this Cattle Valley world. I do still like Rio and Ryan but Nate's annoying. In this installment, Rio's first lover is alive and wants him back, ten years later. There's lots of angst for Rio, misunderstandings and childish behavior for all three and tons of sex. Overall, I liked it. Nice story from this Cattle Valley world. I do still like Rio and Ryan but Nate's annoying. In this installment, Rio's first lover is alive and wants him back, ten years later. There's lots of angst for Rio, misunderstandings and childish behavior for all three and tons of sex. Overall, I liked it.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Melanie~~

    Probably 3.5 stars. Some of the main characters' issues seemed a little glossed over, and I'll admit that I was a little off-put by Ryan's attitude and demeanor at the end even if it was a little understandable. I won't say more because I don't want to spoil. Still a very solid read from CL. Probably 3.5 stars. Some of the main characters' issues seemed a little glossed over, and I'll admit that I was a little off-put by Ryan's attitude and demeanor at the end even if it was a little understandable. I won't say more because I don't want to spoil. Still a very solid read from CL.

  28. 5 out of 5

    ElaineY

    3.5 stars. I can't really say much. 'It's a Carol Lynne' seems enough. If you liked this series, Ghost from the Past should be a 5-star book for you. My 3.5 stars is merely based on my overall rating of the books I read, not the book itself. 3.5 stars. I can't really say much. 'It's a Carol Lynne' seems enough. If you liked this series, Ghost from the Past should be a 5-star book for you. My 3.5 stars is merely based on my overall rating of the books I read, not the book itself.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Leenie

    I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Carol Lynne continues to surprise me as her books are always so good. I loved revisiting Ryan, Rio and Nate and to see how there lives are. This book is a must have.

  30. 5 out of 5

    djeterg19

    Despite not being much of a fan of menage stories, I am absolutely in love with Nate, Rio, and Ryan. I love the relationship between the men. It's very sexy but also very real. Highly recommend this entire series. Despite not being much of a fan of menage stories, I am absolutely in love with Nate, Rio, and Ryan. I love the relationship between the men. It's very sexy but also very real. Highly recommend this entire series.

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