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
Anyway, 5 stars and it goes on the "absolute favorites" shelf.
If you haven't read this and like BDSM, threesomes and LA Witt, don't be an idiot like I was. Read this NOW!
This review is also posted at Gay Book Reviews
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
♥♥♥ 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 ...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
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
**** 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
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
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
THIS BOOK. GUYS. THIS BOOK. GUYS!
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
There's not many authors I've read who have as deft a hand when it comes to not only making a menage work but adding elements of BDSM into the mix as LA Witt.
This one is deliciously sensual and smoking hot but with a powerful emotional connection too which helps to ground all the sexy times into a real relationship.
Dante and Angel are two professional photographers who've been together for twelve years. In the first couple of years of their relationship they figured out that their love was ro ...more
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'
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
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
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 was a mostly sweet and easy re-read. I wish we'd seen a bit more of the harder-core kink progression throughout their relationship and also them being an "out" triad and making it work. But on the whole, and taking into account how many years this book has been out, it's still pretty good and not too dated. (Cough, cough. 4gb memory cards.)
Still worth reading.
This is one of my top LA Witt stories (after If the Seas Catch Fire). I loved all three of these guys. I enjoyed watching the relationships evolve. I will say (view spoiler)[ it seemed more plausible to me the jordan-dante connection, not that angel didn't have one, but I totally felt jordan and dante fall in love (hide spoiler)]
The author did an excellent job of not making it all fairy tales and hotness, there were concerns, fears, insecurities, guilt, jealousy, but all without it ge ...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