Final Encore (Encore #1)
But I was not wrong. From the start we got this explanation of Billy's family and his life, the way he grown up, but then as he leaves home into his future, there is like a cut. Like he become an orphan, or something, even if we get the info that Billy talks with his folks true t ...more
Very sweet, honest and reliable characters, just as I like them! Straightforward and enjoyable story with little bit of angst and a very satisfying ending. I especially liked how the whole situation with Todd was handled, since I'm usually very wary about past lovers and such, but here it was done with so much tact! Billy and Ian are perfect together <3
One of the main issues faced by the men is Ian's reluctance to put his heart on the line "He had long ...more
Although the above were plenty for me not to even bother rate this book, the decision was made for me when the confession time came and the protagonist made ...more
Ian’s attracted to Jules as well, but his past makes him hesitant to trust. Not t ...more
This book starts as Billy Eagan is on his way to Nashville to become a country music star. He gets in to Nashville, finds a cheap hotel and starts looking for a job, while scoping out the music scene. After a bit of searching, he is hired to be a ranch foreman by Jules James, the owner of the Lazy H ranch. He settles in to his new job, and is quite happy to learn that Jules and his wife Jean, own a club in downtown Nashville, that has an open night competition every month. ...more
Ian was wonderful as well and I really liked the insights into the country music industry. I felt that the way the ex was dealt with was very well done and to my surprise even though the two characters stayed in the closet, ...more
I love how the author infused songs and artists into his story. My favorite being when Billy sang Bless the Broken road. I played the song while rer ...more
Admittedly I'm completely ignorant of the country music scene and the artists mentioned in the book. I did however, enjoy the time spent checking out the songs reference ...more
I liked this book! Both Billy and Ian just clicked! Billy is a very unassuming country singer looking for his big break. Ian has had his heart so broken that he guards it very well. The only part that I couldn't get behind was Ian's ex-boyfriend and that whole episode. It just wasn't believable to me. But will read the next one in this series.
I see some other reviewers were not as complimentary, but it's still a good love story, well-written, and fits the genre. We had some good development of the secondary characters, and while t ...more
The story premise was fine, Billy newly arrived in Nashville from NO, finds a job, welcome and a talent spot. Ian, the 'adopted' son of Billy's mentors is a talent scout and those meddlesome parents bring the two together with great personal and professional success. The is the homophobic baddie and a deep dark secret in Ian's past. All the right ingredients, but ...more
Final Encore was Scotty Cade's first published novel. It has since been re-edited and expanded a bit. I never read the first edition, so I can not speak to the differences between the editions. This review focuses on the second edition recently released by Dreamspinner Press.
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