Author: Scotty Cade
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Rating: 3.00 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 07/24/2015
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Gay, M/M Romance
Sequel to Final Encore
Country superstar Billy Eagan’s career is soaring. He’s topping the charts and winning award after award. He and his manager and life partner, Ian Dillon, have been virtually inseparable for almost five years, solidifying their relationship as well as Billy’s skyrocketing stardom. After a secret kiss between the two of them at an awards show is caught on camera, a tabloid newspaper outs Billy and Ian as lovers, which could sabotage Billy’s career on the bigoted Nashville music scene. To make matter worse, an old adversary rears his ugly head and threatens to end everything Billy and Ian have worked for—including their lives.
After the Final Encore is the sequel to Final Encore, reviewed by Brandilyn here . However, there’s enough backstory in this book so it can be read as a standalone, as I did.
Even though this book deals with rather dramatic events, it’s written in a quiet, unemotional way that keeps everything rather drama-free. The narration-to-dialogue ratio leans heavily toward narration, often intertwined with character musings. The fact that the viewpoint alternates between Billy, Ian and the villain prevents the narrative style from becoming too “telling”, but the writing still feels rather distanced.
If you’re in the mood for some mature storytelling with mostly levelheaded characters who tend to listen to reason, you can’t go wrong with this book. It’s a well-written and enjoyable read, angst-free and providing a positive, hopeful outlook.
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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