Title: Final Encore (2nd Edition)
Series: Encore 1
Author: Scotty Cade
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel (199 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (20 March 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: When hunky aspiring country singer Billy Eagan heads to Nashville in search of his big break, a relationship and love are the furthest things from his mind. Taking a foreman’s job at the Lazy H ranch and not knowing how he will be accepted, Billy decides to fly under the radar and stay as closeted as he can without denying who he really is. It’s immediately confirmed that he made the right decision when he discovers homophobia is still alive and well in Tennessee.
Then Billy gets his break and meets gorgeous record label executive Ian Dillon. Their worlds collide both professionally and personally, and Billy falls hard. But Ian is still haunted by the mysterious betrayal of his one and only lover, and knowing Billy possesses the power to emotionally destroy him, Ian decides to cut his losses and simply walk away. Determined not to give up on the man he loves, Billy secretly starts to unravel the past and quickly finds that it’s not what it appears. Can Billy rescue Ian’s heart, or will bigotry and hatred win over love?
Review: This is one very sweet book with a couple of very sweet characters, which is a bit of a departure from my current reading where there is usually one take charge alpha and one is just a sweet guy. If you’ve read Ian’s back story in Before the Final Encore things have fallen into place. If you haven’t read Ian’s back story, go back and read. It isn’t much but it does help place things better in your mind and you will probably appreciate it more than reading it first.
Anyway, back to Final Encore.
Billy is everything you could want – a country singer who also works as a foreman. Going to an open mic night then rapidly changes his life, introducing Ian into his life, once he had been down on his luck but now is a successful country music talent scout.
Ian and Billy are wonderful characters, great even. To me they were relatable and so it was easy to feel everything, and sympathise with both of them though at one point it was clear Ian was making a big mistake! I also love minor characters Jules and Jean who play a big part in men’s lives, Ian’s more so.
Though honestly, I would have loved to find out more about their son. Another, thing I would like to point out is that the final piece drama just happened – I thought there could have been more lead-up to that.
This is more a bit of fun – injected with some sexiness and some drama – don’t take it too seriously. I cannot wait for the next book (After the Final Encore)!
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through https://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *