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He’ll bend for them. But they may break over him.

For twelve years, Dom lovers Ryan “Angel” Morgan and Dante James have run a successful photography business, and satisfied their need for a submissive with the occasional sizzling three-way. On a wedding job, they both zero in on the bride’s beautiful brother, but as professionals, they keep their attraction on the down-low—
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Published August 2nd 2011 by Samhain Publishing,LTD.
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Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*


♥♥♥ 3.5 STARS ♥♥♥



Dante James and Ryan 'Angel' Morgan have been together for twelve years. They have a photography business together and are both doms. It's been a while since they have had a submissive. They have had quite a few throughout the years with the same rules that none of them are to get emotionally attatched. One day while working at a wedding, they think they have found one. The only problem is that the guy they want is the bride's brother. Which means, the only relationship they can
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I am SO not going to be in the popular camp here but this book didn't do much for me.

By now I have read many L.A. Witt books and I tend to enjoy them. This, however, was a miss for my tastes. I don't read much menage and it takes extra effort to make a menage-relationship seem real and workable to me. When it comes to menages, I'm a skeptic. Here, the issues that I had were not related to the menage aspect but were more stylistic fails.

Things that didn't work for me:
1) POV changes from chapter
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Macky ~ Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
Two Doms in an established relationship and very much in love, meet a gorgeous guy who they both fall into lust with on sight when they meet him at his sisters wedding ( they're photographers ) and realising he has possible submissive. tendancies, subtly seduce him into becoming their next sub and Bob's your Uncle we get a pretty sizzling ménage going on!

At first its just a three way partnership that suits them all but as time progresses feelings start to change and lust turns to.... well I thi
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~~D✡ni ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~~
4.25 stars

Hot, sexy, and only a little angsty, this is everything a menage story should be. Alternating first-person POVs pretty much guarantee a personal connection with each MC: Doms Dante and Angel, who have been together for 12 years and are life, as well as business, partners, and Jordan, the bride's brother Dante and Angel meet at a wedding they shoot (they are professional photographs), who turns out to be the perfect sub and more. The men start off as friends, with Angel and Dante photog
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Simsala
1,5-2 stars

Out Of Focus was an excellent......
.....non-chemical substitute for sleeping pills.
I couldn`t connect with the characters.They were like cardboard figures - somehow unreal and without any warmth.(The two Doms were more like "let`s play with whip and clamps" than the real thing and the inexperienced sub was just too naive...)
I don`t mind threesomes and usually I like BDSM-themed stories,but here both couldn`t convince me.
AND - way too much sex! ( I can`t remember the last time I said
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Wave
4.75 stars

When Angel and Dante first saw Jordan at his sister’s wedding they immediately fell in lust with him. As business and life partners they had shared everything over the past 12 years, including the occasional submissive, and Jordan’s tells were obvious, which would make him the ideal fling.

Jordan was an astute businessman, a horse breeder and trainer, good looking, intelligent, fun, and just what Angel and Dante needed and they set the stage for his seduction which was an incredible sc
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Don
I'm only giving this 3.5 stars, not because it isn't an enjoyable read, but because it contains an abundance of one of my pet peeves, namely, the way an author deals (or DOESN'T deal) with describing a character's removal of his shoes and socks when undressing. (Stay with me here, there is a review coming up, eventually.) i.e. A character comes in from horseback riding and his Dom orders him to strip as soon as he walks in the door. He then takes his t-shirt off, shucks his jeans along with his ...more
Katharina
3.75

Hmmm, I used to think I'm not so much into reading stories with strong BDSM content, so I'm kinda wondering why most of the books I've read in the last week have distinct BDSM elements? And how come I liked them so much? Hmmm... food for thought. ANYWAY, Out of Focus doesn't only have a strong BDSM focus, it's also a ménage story. Ah, ménage stories. Gotta love them.

Ryan and Dante are a couple and have been for 12 years. They're rock solid and still deeply in love - their relationship is the
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Awilk -never sleeps-
L A Witt has written a very good book with this one. Two hot as hell Doms, who have been together for years, both attracted to a very sexy sub. A great plus was that the storyline, while not deep and meaningful, was well written and showed in a truthful way the problems facing poly realationships. There was plenty of steam, that was hot and not repetitive. One of the Doms was a dirty talker. This book had everything I was looking for. Plus there was horses. I am a country girl at heart and enjoy ...more
Jane (PS)
Apr 27, 2013 Jane (PS) rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Jane (PS) by: Sarah
Shelves: mm
5 stars. Specifically for the horses :)

This is a smokin' hawt M/M/M but with a LOT of plot. This is NOT a porn without plot (PWP). The issues addressed for any menage were really well thought out and addressed. This menage also has a significant BDSM plotline. Witt does a great job of integrating these two areas. I also loved her attention to detail (knowledge or research? - whatever) surrounding the horse facility and specifically the horse-riding lesson. Nothing annoys me more than when a char
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Dreamer
Erotic gay menage novel. Written in the first person from three povs throughout the book. Not a lot of plot but some beautifully crafted sex scenes.
'There was a time not long ago when I'd have said it was a crime for any man to be that fucking beautiful, but since the guilty parties were both naked and asleep in my bed, I wasn't going to complain'
Vivian Archer
Beautiful and poignant story of polyamory.

Angel and Dante are two men that have the world just where they want it. Successful, blissfully happy and enjoying life together. For years, they taken a sub and played, never letting things divide them. Then they meet a man they both want during a photo shoot.

Jordan's in the middle of change when his path transects Angel and Dante. Driven by something he doesn't fully understand, but wants desperately. Unfortunately, the men are already involved--just h
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
I’ll start with the bad & end with the good. I’ve discovered on my kinky journey down the rabbit hole that I like to be made to feel uncomfortable, anxious, rattled even by either BDSM or fetish play. In the absence of that, then I need to be in the headspace of the sub or the Dom/me, preferably both, & understand why they enjoy the game. I like the control aspects of D/s either relinquishing it or taking it. I want to go on that ride. There should be some trepidation on the part of the ...more
Bea
Most BDSM that I have read has been female based, not M/M romances, so I was curious to see how it was different. The way that the novel began (not really a spoiler here) is more of a non-romantic Dom/sub relationship, which I was not used to reading about. So I was nervous that our little sub would get his feelers hurt.

But I must say, that this was an extremely good book and the description of sub-space and play sessions seemed to be extremely realistic and not just rough sex you get in other "
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Beck
The first time I read this book I absolutely loved it & rated it 5 stars ... reading it for the second time, 12 months later, I really struggled to finish it ... not because I could remember what happened, but because I found Ryan & Dante too arrogant ... & the way they talked to Eli just made my hackles go up ... because of this, my enjoyment of the book was marred unfortunately ... yes the smex is hot; yes the ménage aspect is well done & very smexy; yes the BDSM aspect is good ...more
Steelwhisper
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Manda
This was a menage love story so I wasn't jumping to read it since those don't usually appeal to me. This was recommended to me by Frostina and I must say it was a great read! I actually really liked it. It was hot as hell too. If I should complain about something it would be the amount of sex... :P But I won't since the sex was well written and believable. The dynamics of three way relationship between two doms and one sub was curious to me. It worked this time!

I had no issues with three pov's
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Karel
I didn't like the way this book was written: in triple first person views. All three MCs were narrated in the first person, and every chapter is through a different MC. Not only does it take me a couple of paragraphs to figure out whose head I'm in now at the start of each chapter, it's also intensely boring.

This could have been great if the MCs each had distinctive narrative voices, or the book was split down into 3 parts and each MC narrated a part.



1. The former because it would kept things i
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Feliz
Yes, I did. I really liked it.
When it comes to threesomes, I often feel as if the guys take it really easy. But here, it takes the three heroes real effort to come to terms with their emotions getting into the way of what was supposed to be a nice and casual erotic pastime. I love books where people communicate, and those guys do, even if it isn't always easy on them. As opposed to other books of this author I've read, the inner workings of the characters didn't feel overdone - it helped that a
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Kira

Okay, so I stumbled upon this book one day before the release and I had to pre-order it just based on the premise.

Now, I think I've read a book this year where there's a D/s-theme with a photographer called Dante being the Dom. That bothered me SO MUCH. Not because I kept confusing the two separate Dantes, but because that's just either poor way to idolize another writer's work OR poor research.

Anyway, I really did like this book a lot. The scenes were interesting, the story in general was nice
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Marte
So, I'm new to Goodreads and browsing books to add to my Read-list.


It's been a while since I've read this book, but I absolutely loved it! Definitely 5 stars. One of my all times favorites. I loved all three characters and how we get to know them all. The book is told by all three POV, changing between them. I really liked that, since I get a "taste" of the all. I love how Dante and Angel met Jordan. I loved how Jordan reacted to Dante and Angel. I loved the way Jordan grew and developed himself
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Kristie
3.5 rounded to 4 because of the super hot sex. Sweet relationship between two Doms. A sub who's finding his way. The three of them realizing they love each other and have gone way past what they had agreed.

I think I felt the connect each of the MC's were feeling. I mean really felt it until the POV would change and throw me off a bit. For the most part though, I did feel it and I loved that. Jordan's POV is especially wonderful since he's the Sub. But, each of our Doms are also gentle and kind
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Plainbrownwrapper
This isn't a bad book, but the cover doesn't match the book at all. In fact, I put off reading this book for months because the cover made it look hard core, but actually it's almost all mushy and soft-focus.

This is BDSM for the squeamish romantic reader. Sure, there's a little flogging, but Witt hardly even touches on what the flogging **feels** like or the damage it leaves behind. And there's one scene with nipple clamps that nearly ignores the clamps altogether. I swear, when the clamps come
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Jess Candela
4.5 stars
I loved the realism of the relationships. Even after over a decade together, there are certain things Angel and Dante can't give each other directly so they find ways to make it work. And when the question of being a true threesome comes up, I thought uncertainty and insecurities I would expect were depicted well. As were the ways each of the men complemented each other in various ways, making the successful threesome believable.

I struggled a little at times figuring out whose head I wa
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Shannon
Feb 27, 2013 Shannon rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Shannon by: Barb ~rede-2-read~
Shelves: gbc-finished
I had a hard time rating this book. Started with 3 stars then decided on 4. The lower rating was just because it was written from each man's point of view throughout the story and sometimes it took a while to figure out who was talking. With three of them, it got confusing. However, their relationship was so sweet and felt so real that I just had to up it to 4 stars. And it didn't hurt that the sex was fantastic! What? I'm easy. :)
Dee Wy
While I enjoyed this story, it seemed to lack the extra punch of sexual tension that could have made it much more engaging.
Enny
Best menage book I've read so far and one of the best BDSM books I've read in a long time.
Tam
Aug 31, 2011 Tam rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m-m
Dante and Ryan (Angel) are photographers who work together and are lovers. However they are both doms so from time to time they take on a sub to meet their needs. They see Jordan, the brother of the bride at a wedding they are working at and are both attracted. When Jordan asks them to shoot his horses they feel him out and eventually make a move. The think is Jordan has been interested in BDSM for a couple of years but has never tried it and he still lives with his ex-BF which is rather awkward ...more
Alex
Stars: 3.5/5

Overall
A good showing of a threesome with hot sex scenes and believable resolutions that was a touch heavy on the number of sex scenes and didn't completely enthrall me. Enjoyable, sexy and well done.

Strengths
The triad in this story was well handled, from the coming together (*cough*) to the difficulties they face when having three, especially when two are an established couple. The characters all think things through and come up with good solutions, making this a believable scenario
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