Author: Megan Erickson
Series: In Focus Series #3
Publisher by: InterMix
Published on: March 15, 2016
Genres: LGBTQ Romance, New Adult Romance
Page Count: 202
Format: Audiobook, eBook
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...
“It’s exhausting to be aware of consequences for every single action.”
It has been a while since I’ve read the In Focus series and I almost forgot how much I truly enjoy this series. Megan Erickson always manages to draw me into these sexy and sweet stories. Out Of Frame didn’t capture my attention as quickly as the first two books, but it did not take long for me fall for Quinn and Jay.
“I knew what it was like to be scared of who you were. Scared of people finding out and treating you differently.”
The story revolved around Quinn Mathers and Jay Ryan “J.R” Butler. Quinn was was a college senior. Both he and his best friend Jess, decided to enjoy themselves and attend their first spring break trip. The cruise they took featured the cast of the tv show Trip League.
Quinn was gay and out. Quinn was the type of guy that always planned everything out. Between his overprotective parents and his own anxieties, he always thought of all the consequences. He never let himself live in the moment. This trip was his chance to enjoy himself. Plus he would get the chance to meet his crush J.R.
J.R was one of the stars of Trip League. J.R. had the reputation of being temperamental bad boy of the show, but in the reality Jay was was completely different from his tv alter ego. On the show he was supposed to be in a long term relationship and he was also supposed to be straight. In reality J.R was bisexual and single. Thanks to a (crappy) agent and his own fear, he was scared of what being black and bisexual would do for his budding acting career. So he hid his true self from everyone but his family.
“Thank you,” I said. “For being the one decision in my life I don’t regret.”
I really enjoyed this story. It was a quick read but Megan wrote it well. I loved seeing the budding friendship between both characters. It was cute how much they clicked. Sure, there was a little bit of insta-love in this story, but honestly I didn’t mind it. It was hard not to like and fall for Quinn and Jay. They both had vulnerabilities that were easy to relate to. They gave each other courage and boosted each other’s confidence. They never judged one another and I adored that. I would definitely recommend this book. I’m already looking forward to the next book, Overexposed. It features, Levi (J.R’s friend/cast mate), and I loved his character.