by Megan Erickson
Narrated by : Marc Bachmann
Series: In Focus #3
Published by Tantor Audio Release date : March 29th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, LGBTQIA, New Adult
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
Source: Library | Format: Audiobook
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Reading Challenges: 2016 Audiobook Challenge, ROCK MY TBR
Perpetually shy, Quinn Mathers is content to remain in the shadow of his brash best friend Jess Hartman. But before their college graduation, he and Jess have planned one last hurrah: a spring break Caribbean cruise.
And it won’t be just any cruise. On board are members of the reality show Trip League, which follows young twenty-somethings on adventures around the world. Since the show’s beginning, Quinn has been fascinated by J. R. Butler, with his amazing body, warm eyes, and killer grin. Unfortunately, he’s straight—or so the world thinks.
At nineteen, J. R. signed a contract to play straight for the show, and there’s no way to get out of it now. Yet with each passing day, Quinn and J. R. find it harder to keep their hands off each other and to keep out of the camera’s frame. But when the lens finally focuses on them, J. R. must decide if he’s willing to risk his career by admitting his bisexuality, and Quinn must determine if he's bold enough to stand in the spotlight with the man of his dreams...
I don’t think there’s anything Megan could write that I wouldn’t read. She is a remarkable writer, with unique storylines and characters and I can’t get enough!
*Just a note, even though this is a 3rd book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. However, since we see the couples from the previous books, the importance of those scenes might be lost if you haven’t read them. Plus, why not read them!?
I adored the build up between Quinn and Jay. They were opposites in their lifestyle; Quinn the shy, quite one that feels “unseen” and Jay in the spotlight, wishing he could be “unseen.” However, both are dealing with so many insecurities when it comes to life, love and the like. They balance each other out and are supportive without trying. Their daily interactions were sweet & hilarious. I love how Megan writes awkward scenes into her books, it makes them feel more realistic, ya know? Plus, I loved that we got a dual POV with their story. I felt it was significant to get both sides, and I loved it!
In addition to Quinn and Jay, we have an array of secondary characters as well. While I thought some of the situations were a distraction, mainly around Jess and Casey, I enjoyed seeing everyone interact together and how supportive the cast is to Jay and Jess with Quinn.
That being said, as much as I adored this story, it was my least favorite in the series. And I chalk this up to the narrator. I had issues with the narration throughout the entire book and I could never figure out if he was doing a really bad southern accent for Quinn or trying to cover it up and failed. I spent too much time thinking about this, for real.
All in all, though – I really liked it, obviously. I love Megan’s characters especially since they feel like friends and not fictional characters to me. If you are looking for a sweet, fun romance with hilarious characters and interactions, I recommend it!
Other books in the series:
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Tell me your thoughts
- Have you read OUT OF FRAME? If so, what did you think? If not, does it sound like something you’d enjoy?
- What about the other books in the series? Have you read TRUST THE FOCUS or FOCUS ON ME? What did you think?
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