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Out Of Focus

3.94  ·  Rating Details ·  1,587 Ratings  ·  157 Reviews
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—
ebook, 244 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Samhain Publishing,LTD.
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Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*


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,
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
~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ 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 photographers), who turns out to be the perfect sub and more.

The men start off as friends, with Angel and Dante phot
Oct 22, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: bdsm, mm
This was hot.


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,
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

**** 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?"

Read 2013.
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

Aug 04, 2011 Simsala rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, bdsm, threesome
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
S.E. Jakes
Aug 28, 2016 S.E. Jakes rated it it was amazing
Loved. Honestly, she's another author jam. Never disappoints. Several of her books have become comfort reads. This is one of those.
Jul 30, 2011 Wave rated it really liked it
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

Dec 02, 2011 Don rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-lendables
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
May 28, 2013 Katharina rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary

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
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 it was amazing
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
Aug 07, 2016 Chris rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica, mm-mfm
3.5 stars for this one. I enjoyed this trio and their journey into a triad relationship. This was a low level angst story that just seemed to simmer until the epilogue. It would have been nice to spend time with them as a legitimate triad, seeing how they managed their lives. I would have like the scene with Eli leaving especially if Angel was part of that eviction ! Some raunchy moments
Jun 04, 2016 Dreamer rated it really liked it
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'
Jun 03, 2013 Vivian rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica-contemp
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♰ & MANTIES Champion
Nov 19, 2013 Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion rated it it was ok
Recommended to Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion by: Barb ~rede-2-read~
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
Dec 23, 2013 Bea rated it it was amazing
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 "
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
*** 3.75 Stars ***

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
Jul 06, 2012 Manda rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 20, 2013 Karel rated it did not like it
Shelves: nomance
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
Sep 04, 2011 Feliz rated it really liked it
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
Aug 06, 2011 Kira rated it really liked it

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
Rhema {ChemChem}
My first by L.A.Witt, so I was looking forward to this.
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
May 31, 2013 Kristie rated it really liked it
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
Mar 08, 2013 Plainbrownwrapper rated it liked it
Shelves: mm
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
Jess Candela
Apr 05, 2012 Jess Candela rated it really liked it
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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