Title: Off Stage: Beyond the Footlights (Off Stage 3)
Author: Jamie Sam’s
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 12, 2017
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, mild BDSM, musicians, starting over, finding yourself
Page Count: 325 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Kilmer and Jacko’s relationship has been foundering for a long time. With the end in sight and despairing that he might never find a Dom who suits him, Kilmer heads to a local bar to drown his sorrows—and meets country singer Tanner.
Tanner feels oddly protective of the broken man and eventually convinces Kilmer to hire him to help remodel the small, sad house Kilmer once shared with Jacko. As Tanner and Kilmer get to know each other, Kilmer regains his lost independence and Tanner’s dominant streak rises to the surface. But will it be a help or a hindrance to the trust they’re trying to build?
The answer might lie in the music Kilmer gave up not long after he met Jacko. Music always granted him solace, clarity, and an outlet for his emotions, and with Tanner’s encouragement, he picks up where he left off. Playing together eases them into honest communication, and though a happily ever after will still take patience and work, taking a chance on each other sounds sweeter with every note.
This was such an amazing read about learning to take back the things in life hat had been lost to you.
Kilmer got so wrapped up in doing what he was told to do and living the life as a sub that he lost who he was along the way. It got to the point that he did whatever was asked of him even if it was a hard limit of his and regretted it afterwards. That is exactly what happened and ended his four-year relationship with Jacko in a blink of an eye.
Jacko could not give Kilmer the things that he truly wanted which was love and a true relationship, so instead he concentrated on fulfilling his own selfish needs and destroyed what was left of their relationship. Kilmer was left a shell of a person that he used to be and he was left wondering just who he truly is and what he wants.
When Kilmer meets Tanner he is attracted to him and the natural Dom that Tanner has in him but at the same time both men are constantly pulling away from the other because of each of their personal issues.
Vance (Kilmer’s best friend) is trying desperately to help Kilmer find himself but he is lost on what is best to do for him. Even though he can see that Tanner is what Kilmer desperately needs, he is having a hard time stepping to the side and letting him lead his best friend. Vance fears that is Kilmer is hurt again he will be lost to them forever. But Vance knows he has to step aside so that Kilmer can hopefully find his way.
It is not an easy road but hopefully between Kilmer, Tanner, and the rest of their friends…..Kilmer will finally be able to find what he lost and what he is looking for that will truly make him happy again.
This was such an amazing read. I love how there was so many different perspectives throughout the whole read and not just the two main characters. It made the read that much more interesting. This is the first book I have read in This series but I will definitely be reading more. I am now hooked on this group of men and the trials and tribulations that they are all going Though. Great Read!!!!
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