Hot, hot deliciousness!
Author: Scotty Cade
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
After one very long tour of duty in Afghanistan and an honorable discharge from the USMC, Elijah Preston comes home to nothing. He barely scrapes up enough money for a cheap motel in Quantico, Virginia, with no money-making opportunities in sight. A chance encounter in a local Walmart finally gives Eli hope for employment. Elijah is ready to sign on with Royce Mackey’s proposition… until he hears what’s required. Royce operates a gay military porn site and wants Eli as his next star, never mind that Eli isn’t gay. Desperate and broke, Eli grudgingly accepts Royce’s offer and soon finds himself immersed in a strange new world.
Hamish Turner’s been there before. Taking Eli under his wing, he teaches him everything he can about Royce’s operation. The two quickly become friends, easing the way for their first scene together. Awkward at first, they both ease into it and find there is more of a connection between them than either expected. Curious to see where their mutual attraction takes them, they begin a relationship off-screen. But life gets complicated when a crazed fan of Hamish’s starts sending threatening letters demanding the scenes between the two men stop. Or else….
Scotty Cade’s Acting Out presses so many of my happy buttons … my first love of M/M romance was a gay for you story, and I have never lost my affection for this romantic trope, and I have serious “thing” for gay porn stories (I blame Amy Lane’s Johnnies series …). In this story, straight Eli is freshly out of the military with no employment options. He takes an offer to star in “gay for pay” porn. There he meets sweet and wonderful Hamish, and these two men quickly grow close and fall in love. Their burgeoning romance is immediately threatened by a creepy, stalker fan who is more than unhappy that Hamish has found love with Eli.
I really, really like this story – It’s romantic and sexy, and it has a great, fun to read story line. The characters are also incredibly likable with combustible sexual chemistry. Their attraction for each other pops, and I immediately fell for Eli and Hamish and wanted them to get their happy ending.
I am a bit bothered that some of the story seems a bit rushed, particularly the resolution of the crazy stalker plot; however, I found Acting Out too delicious to put down, and read it cover to cover in one sitting. I highly recommend this sexy, romantic and yummy book!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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