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Out of Focus

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  2,099 ratings  ·  229 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, 1st edition, 244 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Samhain Publishing
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Holy shit, I can't wrap my mind around the fact that I just read this now, 6 years after it was released. I love emotional, kinky BDSM, passionate threesomes and I simply adore LA Witt's writing so... the fuck?

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!

Highly recommended!

This review is also posted at Gay Book Reviews

~✡~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
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 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
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
Aug 19, 2015 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,
Marte - Thunderella

**** 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

Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
May 31, 2011 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 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 17, 2011 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
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ 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
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Seriously sexy menage from Witt

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.
Kaje Harper
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bdsm, m-m-m
This book is enjoyable for what it is - the hot, fast, erotic story of two Doms finding the sub they won't walk away from. As long as you don't go into it expecting the extended, complicated, and messy parts of building an M/M/M relationship outside the bedroom, it has three interesting men, and nicely developing heat.

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
Feb 05, 2013 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
Nov 29, 2011 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
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)
Nov 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jane (PS) by: Sarah
Shelves: mm, scavhunt-rec
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
Dec 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica, lgbtq
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
Nov 27, 2012 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'
*** 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
Oct 30, 2012 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
Jan 26, 2013 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
Jun 23, 2012 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
Oct 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Re-read November 2017
3.5 stars

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.
4-4.5 stars
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)
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
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ich bin so begeistert! 💛 Ganz anders als erwartet, lag der Fokus hier ganz auf der Entwicklung der Beziehung zwischen Jordan, Dante und Angel und weniger auf der sexuellen Beziehung. Ich habe am Ende so mitgefiebert und gehofft, dass die Drei es schaffen. So tolle Charaktere! 💚
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m
Probably an unpopular opinion but I really didn't enjoy this. I skimmed a huge chunk of it. It was long and boring and Angel and Dante did not come across as Doms to me at all. I don't think this authors writing style is for me.
Jul 30, 2011 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
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