If you run across this one at a garage sale or used book store, pick it up. Its good, not quite a diamond in the rough but an amethyst at the very least.
The gist is that Warren, Donna, and Gwayne (GWAYNE!!!) are taking a trip to Brad's cousin's (Regan) sheep ranch in the Outback.
Warren and Donna are an item and Brad and Gwayne (GWAYNE!!!) are an item. When they get to the ranch Brad starts throwing attitude around because it's always the Brads that have attitudes (he's also jealous of his cousin inheriting the ranch and thinks Regan's mother stole his mother's rich boyfriend, thus thinking the ranch should have been his).
Donna tries to make plays for Regan while Regan and Gwayne (GWAYNE!!!) snap and growl at each other in a way that you just know they're 1.2 seconds away from going at it on the kitchen table.
(You thought you were going to get a kitchen table sex gif here, didn't you? PERV)
Brad continues acting like a Brad and Warren, well, he's off doing whatever Warrens do.
There's some parental surprises for Gwayne (GWAYNE!!!), she grew up in an orphanage never knowing her parents, but mostly it's Brad being a baby and Gwayne (GWAYNE!!!) and Regan circling each other. It's a shorter book (under 200pgs) and pretty clean (some making out at end) but the little tiffs Gwayne (GWAYNE!!!) and Regan get into are enough spark to keep you going, I liked their animosity that was really sexual tension:
"The minute you set foot on Fairfax Downs you were answerable to me for all your actions."
A taunting look from the corner of her dark fringed eyes and she gibed, "Even to the taking of some aspirin? My, but you must have full days, I'm surprised you find the time to sleep."
Some descriptions of the Outback but we get more of Gwayne's (GWAYNE!!!) sherry colored eyes than natural landscapes. However, I greatly appreciated this line:
No matter how interested she was she didn't want Regan thinking she had any intention of succumbing to his dynamic masculinity
DYNAMIC MASCULINITY. From now on, GTFO unless you be bringing the DYNAMIC MASCULINITY.
I would also like to give a shout out to every scene that had a dusty cowboy in it.
(No lie, this is the first thing that came up when I typed in "dusty Australian cowboy gif" Who am I to refuse the google search gods?)
This was a fun change of pace, even if I could never get over the heroine's name :)
Lastly, I leave you this sigh worthy quote (hope I'm not spoiling anything from this 1979 romance publication, but Gwayne (GWAYNE!!!) and Regan end up together):
"Oh Regan," she breathed tremulously. "Whatever did I do to deserve you?" To her surprise his mouth firmed and she could sense him keeping a tight rein on himself.
"You know, I really ought to tan your hide for that," he reproved exasperatedly. "You make it sound as if I'm doing you a favour when, in point of fact, you're giving me what I want most in this world...yourself!" A hand gently brushed a stray lock of hair back from her creamy skinned face and the action seemed to ease his tension. "In the past you may not have had anyone to tell you how important you were or how much you meant to them, but I can assure you it's going to be very different in the future."
Like I'd leave you all without a The Man From Snowy River gif, when discussing cowboys and the Outback.
It took you too long to get your act together, Jessica!