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When forty-six-year-old washed-up country musician Jasper “Red” Blue looks at the past, all he sees is a series of failures. His one treasured success is six years battling alcoholism without the help of AA. To secure his children’s future, Jasper desperately wants to produce a new album, but he can’t write alone. And he won’t work with just anyone.

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Published March 16th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
Well, that was awkward.

This book seemed like all kinds of up my alley: cowboys! washed-up country singers! last-chance romance!

Hell, yeah, and a side of ice cream.

But this wasn't awesome. *sad face*

Instead of feels and hot, sweaty man sex we get: divorced, maybe-gay, bi, in-the-closet, possibly gay-for-you, threesome-at-times complications; lots of ex something or others (wives, girlfriends, boyfriends) in the picture; meddlesome friends and family coming and going; mostly off-page sex; mostly
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Karen
Aug 09, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-read
This one's been kicking around on my e-reader for a while now and for some reason it caught my eye the other day and I decided it was time. So here's the thing. I can't say I loved it...although I really wish I could and I don't feel like being redundant about the things that bothered me because honestly my friend Dani here on GR summed it up nicely so because I'm feeling lazy here's the link to her review...

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

I'm just going to expound for a moment here on
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Tina
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, I’ll admit to being a “woman of a certain age”. For those of you who aren’t one, that means around fifty years old. As someone who has earned every single damned gray hair and wrinkle and C-section scar, can I just say Hallef**kinglujah to Tia Fielding for writing a book, a LOVE story, with a main character who is forty-six years old. I have no idea when “they” decided that only the under 35 crowd got to fall in love, but “they” should piss off because love is there for everyone to trip ...more
Tina
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

4,5 stars



Tia Fielding is a new author to me and when I came across the blurb of Mirage I immediately new this story would be the perfect opportunity to get to know her writing.

The age of Jasper Blue aka ‘Red’ was the first thing that fascinated me. If you read M/M romances you will be used to heroes of a ‘certain' age, it seems unusual for MC’s older than 25 or 30 to fall in love. So it was refreshingly different that Jasper is forty-six and still has the ‘right’ to hope for the love of his
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Kade Boehme
Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book. A couple of the plot choices irritated the ever-loving hell out of me, but they're standard M/M plot devices (i.e. cliche) that are starting to piss me off in all books so I won't make an example of this book for 2 moments where I clenched my teeth. This was really a fabulous story. I love that they were older. I LOVE how true and imperfect and insecure Jasper/Red was. His flaws made him so real and so perfect. Aside from the whole Reina thing that gave me a twitch and the ...more
Portia
Apr 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story. Tia Fielding is quickly becoming one of my favorite ‘romance” writers. She can get down and dirty with the best, but at the core of all of her stories is a sweet love story.
At the beginning of Mirage, Jasper is a hot mess. Literally, from the first page, you can feel his insecurities peeking through. And based on his family’s reactions, he has good reasons. He’s been clean and sober for a while, but the possibility of falling off the wagon is his daily reality. Cade
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Shannon
Mar 13, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Shannon by: Cassandra
I think I'm in the minority here in that I didn't love this book. I barely liked it. I didn't feel the story, I just read it. I don't know if that makes sense but it's like each part of the book worked up to something and then we were told about it after it happened. We didn't experience them as they occurred. Gah, it's hard to explain but it just didn't work for me. The 3 stars is for the parts of the book, and there were a few, that really did work. Not bad just not my favorite.
Caroline Brand
REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE
4.25 Stars
Tia Fielding delivers once again.

Jasper Blue aka ‘Red’ is a Country singer who has reaped the rewards of his success but now lives with his demons and finds himself unable to find the words and lyrics for his latest album. Six years ago he found the strength to deal with his alcoholism but there is not a day that goes by when he doesn’t live with the temptation or relive his imagined failures. Just because he no longer drinks does not mean he is cured.
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Whitney
I was expecting more from this title. The blurb pulled me in, but the execution left a lot to be desired. And those are the same problems I’ve had with other Tia Fielding books.

Too much happened off-page. I would’ve loved to actually see Jasper and Cade’s relationship develop instead of being told about it. And I would’ve liked for their sexual tension to last a bit longer than Cade’s first couple days of being there. When Cade came on to Jasper it felt like it was coming out of left field and I
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Gigi
Has anyone started this? Mirage looks REALLY good and Tia Fielding is a personal favorite, but I'd love to hear how this one is going before I dive in.
Criss
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome, realistic

I really enjoyed this book...emotions all over the place with this one....fear, homophobia in country music...the ongoing battle for a recovering alcoholic...the power of love...
Tristan
May 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: music
3-3.5/5

It was fine, a bit mellow imo.
Lena Grey
May 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Life is like a camera; focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if it goes wrong...take another shot.” ~ Unknown

Jasper (Red) Blue, of 'Mirage' by Tia Fielding, has made some bad decisions in his life, such as, becoming an alcoholic and marrying a woman knowing he is attracted to men; but for each mistake he's made, he's come back stronger. He's licked alcohol and in the process of turning his life around; he's also managed, despite the divorce, to keep
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multitaskingmomma
Original Blog Post: http://headouttheoven.blogspot.com/20...

Mirage is about country star Jasper "Red" Blue. A recovering addict, a washout, a father. Try as he might, his songs cannot get out. He has the tunes but there are no lyrics to make them come alive.

Cade Wallace is a song writer in secret, a truck driver by day. He has several hits to his credit and after meeting Jasper, he is willing to take the chance and make the silent tunes come to life.

When Jasper meets Cade, there is an
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Victoria Rainey
Hearts on Fire Review

****4 1/2 stars****

Original Review Published here: http://heartsonfirereviews.com/?p=25991


Jasper “Red” Blue is a forty six year old country musician who has seen better days professionally and personally. The one thing he is going right is successfully battle his illness with alcoholism for six years. Jasper wants to put out a new album but he needs help writing it. Jasper is a gay man so firmly in the closet that his children did not know. Jasper works hard to make changes
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UnusualChild{beppy}
Re-read: Nov/19 - 4.5 stars

Jasper is a country singer who hasn't had a hit in several years. He is also a recovering alcoholic. He wants to make sure that his children have a secure future, so he starts writing songs for a new album. His record label finds a songwriter for him, and Jasper likes the work that he has done, so he agrees to work with him.
Cade is a trucker who also writes country songs. He hasn't really ever had a home, choosing to keep some things at a friend's place, but not having
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Sadonna
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this story. Red and Cade are both afraid of different things. They are both insecure in their own ways. The risks are great, but so are is the love if they can get past the fear and really go for it. They might indeed lose some things or feel some discomfort, but is that worth possibly missing out on the greatest love of a lifetime?

I particularly thought the description of the physical discomforts that Red felt as he's trying to get on with things and move forward with his life
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Amber
Mar 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In a lot of ways this book doesn't go off the beaten path for this type of story line. Closeted gay musician meets the love of his life and has to come out to keep the guy. There aren't any twists and turns and there isn't a lot of surprises. But one thing this book does do that many of them don't is it keeps the angst level down and character development up. There isn't over the top paparazzi, jealous exs, evil record producers, or epic misunderstandings. Everyone around the couple wants them ...more
Tina
Mar 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this story.

Enjoyed this story.

Over all I really enjoyed this story. I loved the superior at the ending and the support the MCs have around them.


A couple of things I didn't like were Cade being with others when they were separated, made me feel as if Cade wasn't as invested in the relationship as Jasper.

Also the doubling up on the end.. seemed very selfish and rude to ask friends to do that.

4 stars
Andrea
May 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very well written, great story and 2 main characters who are very different but mesh perfectly. In a way, the blurb doesn't do the story justice. Their professions are a minor part; the main story is the character growth of both MCs, the barriers they overcome and their HEA. Also, it touches on some areas of sexuality that aren't usually included in the average M/M romance and made it very real.
Elisa Rolle
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2014 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)
Libbsmm
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
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Tia Fielding lives in a peaceful little town in a small country in northern Europe. She loves nature, her horses, cats, and even the yappy little thing that occasionally gets called a dog. Tia learned to read before she went to school at the age six and began writing as soon as she figured she had stories to tell around the mature age of seven. Stories about horses, adventures, and ghosts might ...more
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