Out Of Focus
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— ...more
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 have, ...more
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 ...more
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 photographers), who turns out to be the perfect sub and more.
The men start off as friends, with Angel and Dante phot ...more
Dante and Angel have been in a relationship together for the past 12 years and it it obvious they love each other. Because Dante and Angel are both doms, they feel the need for a submissive third party every once in a while.
They find him at a wedding they are photographing. Jordan, the bride’s brother is immediately attracted to both men. But of course he thinks it’s just his luck Dante and Angel are taken, by each other.
When Dante and Angel come to Jordan’s farm to do a photoshoot, ...more
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 ...more
**** 4,5 Rule of Third stars ****
"...we're as close to soulmates anyone can get. (...) Who's to say we only get one? What if you're min, I'm yours...and he's ours?"
Reread August 2015.
I loved rereading this. I remember it left a lasting impression on me the first time I read it.
I loved all three characters,Dante, Ryan (nick name, Angel) and Jordan. The strong, tender love between Dante and Ryan (Angel). They're both Doms, so occasionally t
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 ...more
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 ...more
THIS BOOK. GUYS. THIS BOOK. GUYS!
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 ...more
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 ...more
'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'
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 ...more
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 " ...more
This book was a mixed bag for me.
I was intrigued by the concept of an established couple - both Doms, no less! - in an open relationship inviting a third to play. That this man would be a sub new to the scene and just discovering his kinks and boundaries made it even more delectable.
The book started strong. I instantly liked Ryan and Dante, both individually and as a couple. Their love, commitment, and sense of fun was immediate right off the bat. I liked the shorthand they'd ...more
I had no issues with three pov's ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Dante James and the subtlety lacking Ryan "Angel" Morgan have been lovers and business partners for over a decade. They've always satisfied their need for a submissive with the occasional three way and weren't looking for anything serious when they come across Jordan Steele. They're attracted to him and think he might just make the perfect sub.
Meeting and spending time with Dante and Ryan brings out a submissive side Jordan barely knew he ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
She also has substantially more ti ...more