Out of Frame

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Out of Frame

In Focus series

Quinn and his friend Jess are headed out on a trip of a life time. It's spring break and they're almost done with college when the opportunity to take a cruise with the cast of a famous reality television show arises. Quinn is extra excited because the show features his celebrity crush, bad boy J.R. Too bad J.R. is straight and has a long term girlfriend. Quinn is conservative and a worrier by nature but he's decided that he's going to let his hair down and take chances on this trip. Soon after starting the cruise Quinn and J.R. end up meeting and Quinn realizes he knows nothing about the person J.R. really is. J.R. is a nice guy who has the weight of the world on his shoulders due to being in the closet against his will and serious family responsibilities. The two young men are immediately attracted to each other but both need to decide if they can put enough of their issues aside to made a go of it with each other.

I enjoyed this story. It was a little lighter and less angsty than the previous books in the series. The story is told in alternating points of view from each of the guys. This style worked really well as a storytelling technique. Both MC's were likable and I was rooting for them to work it all out.

This book is connected to the previous book as Jess is Colin's little sister. Both couples from the first two books make appearances but this book can be read as a stand alone with no problem.

Book Blurb for Out of Frame

Romance trades the open road for the high seas in the latest from the author of Focus on Me and Trust the Focus...

Perpetually shy, Quinn Mathers is content to remain in the shadow of his brash best friend Jess Hartman. But before their college graduation, he and Jess have planned one last hurrah: a spring break Caribbean cruise.

And it won’t be just any cruise. On board are members of the reality show Trip League, which follows young twenty-somethings on adventures around the world. Since the show’s beginning, Quinn has been fascinated by J. R. Butler, with his amazing body, warm eyes, and killer grin. Unfortunately, he’s straight—or so the world thinks.

At nineteen, J. R. signed a contract to play straight for the show, and there’s no way to get out of it now. Yet with each passing day, Quinn and J. R. find it harder to keep their hands off each other and to keep out of the camera’s frame. But when the lens finally focuses on them, J. R. must decide if he’s willing to risk his career by admitting his bisexuality, and Quinn must determine if he's bold enough to stand in the spotlight with the man of his dreams...

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2016 4.00