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Encore

(Famous #4)

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BLAKE

Never make a bet with Jordan Brooks. That’s how I’ve ended up here, doing a movie that risks my entire acting career.

Taking on a gay role when I’m straight is problematic in its own right, but when production gets put on hold, and a fabricated story breaks out in the media, Jordan and I have to go into hiding.

Our livelihoods are put on the line all because of an il
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Kindle Edition, 287 pages
Published September 9th 2021 by Eden Finley
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☆ Todd
Sep 04, 2021 is currently reading it

GAH! I'm really liking this one so far! : )

My interpretation of Blake, all ripped and ready to film one of his "Half of my Coby Godspeed movies don’t even make sense" action movies...



And my take on Jordan, while filming the swimming pool scene.

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ellie
Sep 09, 2021 marked it as dnf
Shelves: meh, rockstar-romance
dnf @ 27%

the fact i have low-key been obsessed with these two since they met in the previous book, so i expected this to be an easy four of five stars.

look at us. hey, look at us. who would have thought?? not me.

i couldn’t precisely pinpoint what wasn’t working for me here— i just couldn’t connect with Jordan, there was something about him i didn’t like and made me kinda cringe. there wasn’t anything endearing about him at all :///

while Blake was just... there. he felt pretty flat and mediocre.
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
Sep 13, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: male-action
4.25 Stars!

Probably one of my favorites of the series.

I liked Blake and Jordan's characters a lot.

It was a bit repetitive at times. Noting too outlandish with regards to drama. Some good steam.

Overall a great way to end the series.
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Cadiva
Aug 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Absolutely brilliant ending to this fab boy band romance series from Eden.

I adored Blake and Jordan, they were just not only on fire but also had such a wonderfully developed friendship. The chemistry sparked between them from the start and it only grew stronger as Blake came to the conclusion that his sexuality was more fluid than he'd originally thought.

The experimentation, the exploration of not only the physical side, but the emotional one too, was so beautifully done throughout the narrativ
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~✿ Maria T ✿~
Sep 12, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 stars ish

It was a pretty decent story but similar to the other books in the series it didn't quite meet my expectations like her Fake Boyfriend series. I think I wanted to love this one more than I did? I liked Jordan in the Fake Boyfriend Breakaways but his character didn't feel quite the same or was as interesting this time around. Jordan and Blake's personalities were kind of flat? I liked the cameos from Ash and Max though!

There was some cute moments between Blake and Jordan so it was
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Ky
* 4 stars *

Final book in the series!

One thing you need to know about "Famous" is that, while every book features a different couple, the main arc about their lives after the band broke up and their possible reunion continues through the whole series. So, yes, you can read out of order, but if you want to really get the whole story, I'd recommend starting from the first book and then making your way to this one.

Blake is the fifth member of the band and the only straight one, so far. He's taken h
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iam
Sep 01, 2021 rated it really liked it
I liked this romance, which features a variety of tropes, namely bisexual-discovery, workplace romance and Hollywood/popstar/actor setting.
There was also the usual snark typical for the author's work, and I was laughing plenty of times.

The rest of the cast from the Famous series has ample cameos, which I adored. I love series like these, with established friend groups that are conntected, and even though each book is about another persom, you never lose sight of the group as a whole. As the las
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Quirks
Aug 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, 2021-reads
We have arrived at the last book, and despite not liking books with famous people, I've really enjoyed this series. Spotlight is still my favourite of the four because it's more low-key, but I quite liked the others as well.

This one is about Blake, the last member of Eleven standing. He lost a bet with movie star Jordon and now has to be in his movie. Well, he didn't sign a binding contract or anything, and he did want to do the movie, he was just uncertain about being another straight actor
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Emily T
Aug 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Blake and Jordan...swoon! I absolutely loved these two! I loved being able to peel back the layers to these two men. There is so much more than what meets the eye. Sweet Jordan just broke my heart, but Blake helped put it back together again! These two are perfect for one another and I loved seeing them figure it out and grow together. There's so much love and laughter in this book that it just leaves you with the biggest smile on your face while reading!
I loved getting to see all the Eleven bo
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Grace
Honestly, I enjoyed this one way more than I thought I would! I tend to not enjoy the "everybody is gay" trope when taken out of the context of queer community, so all five members of this boy band ending up in same-sex partnerships (regardless of sexual identity/orientation) strains credulity for me, but I liked this story and these characters enough that I was mostly able to ignore that. I did enjoy the cameos of other characters, but my biggest gripe would probably be all of the betting on ot ...more
Sindu | Echoes Out Loud
Sep 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: mm romance, celebrity, friends to lovers
RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5

Encore was a wonderful finale to the Famous series!



Blake Monroe, the fifth member in the band, Eleven, went on to become an action-movie star after the band broke up. But recently, he wants to branch out of the genre, and really test out his skills. When a fellow actor, Jordan Brooks ends up betting him a movie role, he doesn't expect to lose. But when he does, he has no choice but to take on the role that might just change his entire career and his life.

Jordan Brooks has a problem
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Reflections of a Swede
Sep 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome read!

And hot as all get out.


However, just to be clear. I didn’t adore this book from the start. I even disliked Jordan in the beginning. He appeared so shallow that I couldn’t believe he was supposed to be Blake’s love-interest. But I should have known better than to doubt Finley. Because of course she peeled back all of Jordan’s defensive layers to get to the sweet and insecure underneath.
Blake on the other hand was a insta-lovable.

And the way they were together! Hot hot hot
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Shelly
Sep 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This final book in the Famous series had me laughing, cheering, swooning, and fuming (I'm looking at you, Ben.) I loved how Blake and Jordan's flirty, competitive friendship blossomed into something so much deeper and trusting over time. With scorching hot chemistry, they were the cherry on top of a fantastic series.

You get a little bit of everything in this book and it was definitely worth the wait. Along with Jordan and Blake's relationship and their unique Hollywood POVs as its central plot,
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Valerie
Aug 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Blake and Jordan are perfect for each other and you're thrown into the story as Blake signs up for a movie roll after he loses a bet with Jordan. Blake seems like a laid back guy; he doesn't let fame get to him at all and with his band, he thinks his job is to be in the background. Jordan, who starts off in a relationship with the director of the film both of them will be starring in, doesn't believe in love or that relationships work out for him. But as Blake is there for Jordan when he goes th ...more
Laura Maurix
Aug 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I'm not crying, you're crying. It's over. It's really over. I don't want to let these boys go, but I have to. I have enjoyed every hour, minute, second spent reading this book and I know I will return to this world a lot. This was an epic finale to an amazing series and to finally see more of Blake was like a relief. Every band member has their story, each one has found their soulmate and to be able to read this was pretty special to me. The book was filled with action, feelings, hilarious conve ...more
Miriah
Sep 09, 2021 rated it liked it
In the first 60% ish if this book I was ready to declare it my most favourite of a mediocre series. It had me laughing, and I was very invested in Blake and Jordan’s relationship.

I can’t even pinpoint what happened after that, but it lost its steam and I feel like their chemistry fizzled out or something. Some parts you’d expect to be included weren’t, such as Blake’s parents, and a bit more interaction with at least one of the band members. Jordan had no friends or anything, which I don’t love
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Samantha
Aug 31, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The final in the Famous series following Blake the final guy from eleven to find his forever.

In book three Blake loses a bet and signs on for his first movie role outside of his Colby series. This role is alongside fellow actor Jordan. Poor Blake bumbles his way through some scenes because he’s afraid to insult and upset anyone from the LGBTQ+ community. This story is a funny and lighthearted exploration of sexuality and coming to terms how this effects careers when it shouldn’t but unfortunate
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Cyndi
Sep 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Aw, I'm a little emotional about saying goodbye to the boys (uh, men) of Eleven. When I began this series, I wasn't sure if books about members of a boy band would be my style. I mean, I loved me some New Kids on the Block back in the day (before they were NKOTB, so yes, I'm old), but I typically enjoyed pretending they didn't have significant others. However, I loved Eden Finley's Fake Boyfriend series, so I took a chance on these books and have zero regrets.

First, I have to say I laughed out l
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Jodi
Sep 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
You know what they say about the quiet ones... Always the most exciting!
After feeling a bit 'meh' with the second and third in the series, I came into book 4 with zero expectations, but my gods this was great I couldn't put it down.

Blake Monroe, one fifth of the boyband Eleven, and now heartthrob action star Coby Godspeed, makes a change in direction when he ends up being the straight guy playing a gay character in an upcoming movie alongside Jordan Brooks. The movie? When Madden needs a date
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Menotah (Canadian Girl Book Blog)
Encore by Eden Finley (Famous #4)... 5 Maple Leafs

”With you … you feel like … home.”

Blake has lost a bet he made with Jordan and now has to appear in a movie with him as his fake boyfriend. Blake struggles to get into character but is not against it. He begins to notice Jordan more as he helps him get into character.

Jordan gets burned by his current boyfriend, he thinks he is never going to be good enough for anyone and is cursed. He is excited to get to work with Blake but knows it will not
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Kera’s Always Reading
Sep 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars

This was SO GOOD! My favorite in the series so far!

This book is set around Jordan and Blake and the movie they were starring in together as gay lovers. Things get totally turned upside down when Jordan’s director boyfriend is caught cheating… but the media doesn’t portray it that way… instead, painting a ridiculous and very Hollywood tale of secrets and lies…

Now, the two of them are trying to hide from the masses. Photos have risen of the two of them that the public went to town with.
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Cheryl_cajun
Sep 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: acr
Thank you for the ARC read, I voluntarily give this book an honest review.
Blake is like a bull in a shop, which is making him itch in different ways. He is still reeling over the fact that his ex-band mates have come out, but was he really agreeing to preform on set as Jordan's love interest? on set he just can't find the  Madden character. That is until one night out when Jordan takes him to a bar. Jordan isn't one for exclusive but he agreed with a
relationship with Ben, who has Jordan's parano
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Athira
Sep 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lgbtq, awesome-series
What a fantastic end to a stunning boyband romance series!!! Encore is the final book in the Famous series and while each book is a different couple and can be read as a standalone, I think it's better to read in order if you can.

I loved Jordan and Blake together and the development of their relationship from friends to lovers was incredible. It was great to see them grow, as a person and as a couple. I love there isn't much drama either and I really enjoyed it.

We finally have Eleven together
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Amy Dufera - Amy's MM Romance Reviews
Encore is the fourth book in the Famous series by Eden Finley. And, damn, it's a great continuation of the series. Definitely read these books in order to get the most enjoyment out of this series.

Blake and Jordan's story is wonderful. I love the way everything develops for them. Their friendship is well done, with plenty of feels and ultimately plenty of chemistry.

The real fun begins as Blake realizes that he's having feelings for Jordan. I adore his journey of understanding his sexuality. It
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Amy Stauffer
Bittersweet. That’s how I feel after reading this book. It was everything I crave and love from Eden Finley and then some. But it’s over. The series is really over. How did that happen? Where did the time go? I’m not ready to say goodbye!

Man, I love Eden’s humor. This book bleeds her quick wit and gooey insides—even though she claims she has a black heart. If you read her books, you’ll see that is not true. What she does have is a great sense of humor and a fantastic muse! I can’t wait to see wh
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the kevin
It’s hard to review these sort of middle-of-the-road books. It’s possible I’m just cranky and that’s why I struggled with it.

It had some decent moments, especially in the first emotional breakup phase, but kind of stalled for me on the endless sex. Which usually I don’t mind, but it had me skimming this time. The second round breakup was just a repetition of the first, so I didn’t vibe with it as much. I didn't feel much emotional connection between Jordan and Blake in general. In summary, it w
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Alexleo
Sep 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Jordan and Blake are a wonderful couple. I liked the fact that Blake embraced his newly discovered bi-sexuality without hesitation or struggle, mostly because he has great role models, his friends and band members. Jordan, on the other hand, is the character who most struggles with his feelings and with the idea that a formerly straight guy might be interested to have a long-term relationship with him. Blake is the most levelheaded of the two and manages to show Jordan that he is worthy of love ...more
Noelene
Aug 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Wow … It has certainly been worth the wait for Encore !

♢ Co-stars to lovers

♢ Bi awakening

♢ Slow Burn (ish!)

♢ First times galore

Encore, which is book 4 in this series, feature Eleven bandmate and actor Blake, and his co-star and former model Jordan.

After Jordan wins a bet that the men made, the men end up being co-stars, acting as each other’s love interest in the new gay romance film - ‘Faking It’. The only problem – Blake is NOT gay. Another “minor” issue – Ben, the director, and Jordan’s boyfr
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Annie
This author simply excels at series wrap books, and Encore proved to be a fantastic culmination to the Famous series. As much as I was sad to see the stories about these former boy bandmates come to an end, I immensely enjoyed the time we get with each couple in Encore. Beyond catching up with the couples from the previous books, Blake and Jordan’s story was great on its own merits, making Encore an easy read I absolutely devoured.

I really love series with multiple couples that manage to keep ea
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Kathryn Manzella
Sep 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Encore by Eden Finley took my mind of some serious life stuff and had me wrapped up in the lives of Jordan and Blake.  A well crafted world, interesting and fun story, and great characters who are a mix of sweet, sexy, and funny.  Loved this story do much. 
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