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Patrick has taken his acting talents from high school all the way to a role in a major television show. But as the show progresses, his life of absolute certainties crumbles when he finds himself reacting to the kisses of his male costar. He refuses to accept it, reminding himself he’s married and a father—and thus, straight. One night he goes to drink his worries away, mePatrick has taken his acting talents from high school all the way to a role in a major television show. But as the show progresses, his life of absolute certainties crumbles when he finds himself reacting to the kisses of his male costar. He refuses to accept it, reminding himself he’s married and a father—and thus, straight. One night he goes to drink his worries away, meets Chance Dillon, and can’t take his eyes off the man. After having a little too much alcohol, he spills his problem to Chance, who helps him realize there’s something other than gay and straight. Patrick’s new understanding of his bisexual identity helps him sleep better—until the next day, when he discovers Chance is a sound technician on the same set. As their friendship grows and Patrick’s marriage ends, he recognizes a possibility for much more with Chance. But Patrick isn’t ready to be out the way Chance has been for so long, and when the matter is taken out of Patrick's hands, he pushes Chance away to spare him the mess Patrick's life has become. By the time he realizes his mistake, it may be too late....

Title : No Sacrifice
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Number of Pages : 386 Pages
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No Sacrifice Reviews

  • Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
    2019-03-11 06:23

    If you’re familiar with Ms. Duncan’s Golden Collar series, you’ll recognize a few things from No Sacrifice, namely the show on which Patrick works, Deception. If not, not to worry, it’s not vital to plot. No Sacrifice is a slice of life tale that unfortunately didn’t work for me. If you’re going to give me slice of life then it needs to be accompanied by some angst, conflict, tension and maybe some sort of intrigue to keep me interested, and there was none of that here. It’s the equivalent of reading a day in the life of a midlevel actor. For months. Lookit, even truly exceptional people lead ordinary lives that are fairly dull, and I don’t want to read about their daily lives either. To my mind, there are three major flaws with No Sacrifice: too much repetition, the conflict seems contrived and the characterizations are one dimensional.I’ve previously declared my undying devotion to Joey W. Hill and she can angst and word count the hell out of a me, but that word count drives the story forward and fleshes out the characters. In this case, word count is just word count and it’s not driving the storyline, it’s just retelling events of the same day. There is far too much repetition of internal musings, conversations, an entire set list from one of Chance’s shows, day after day after day of retakes and Jack being fussy and is Patrick getting too turned on whilst kissing x, y or z on camera then hating himself for it and internally apologizing to Chance coupled an insane amount of burgers and pizza with Avery, all of which in no way strengthens the relationship between them, adds depth to their characters or advances the storyline in any meaningful way. It’s Groundhog Day Hollywood style.The conflicts feel too easily resolved, disingenuous, trite, and contrived, and what conflict there is doesn’t make any sense. Now, I’m no Hollywood expert but most are secretive about whom they date for fear of the marauding beasts known as the paparazzi. Not Patrick. The second he realizes he’s bisexual he’ll be damned if he’ll hide in the closet despite the fact that the ink’s not even dry on the separation papers yet. Great! Good for you. Then when the paparazzi does descend, he’s caught off guard by his family finding out? What? Which brings me to the other confounding component of this conflict. Many of Patrick’s family are less than pleased about him being bisexual which I was sort of rolling with until the conflict really ramped up and I found myself thinking, “wait, you’re totally cool with him being one of the leads on a gay polyamourous TV show that’s for all intents and purposes soft core porn, but him being bisexual is out of the question?”. Not only is it inconceivable but he’s basically vilified for it which just left me shaking me head. I can’t make that square peg fit into that round hole.No Sacrifice is very tell-y rather than show-y, though they are quite demonstrative. Patrick is a ‘Mary Sue’ type characterization-everyone loves him, wants to be with him or is pining away for him. Everything in his life pretty much falls in line like dominoes. He’s married at the beginning, starts realizing he’s attracted to men and POOF, guess what? His wife’s gay too! He’s missing his son and wishing he could spend more time with him and POOF his wife is willing to give up sole custody! That is just too difficult for me to believe or become invested in and, furthermore, I don’t understand why everyone’s so hot for Patrick. He’s immature and ridiculously unprofessional. I like my characters to have flaws, be bad sometimes and to struggle in realistic ways. Like I said previously, they are very demonstrative, say ‘I love you’ every chance they get, but there’s no heat, no tension between them, thus I never became invested in their journey.As a side note/pet peeve: This need to minimize previous relationships. Patrick discovers he’s bisexual after being married for 5 years which resulted in a child he adores. Initially, Patrick talks about how he “fell hard and fast” for her, but the more it progresses the farther and farther away from that he gets which, quite frankly, I find disrespectful, uncalled for and suspicious. Just because you’ve discovered you’re bisexual and are now in love with another automatically means you never “really” loved your wife? I don’t understand the point of that, and moreover, it made me dislike him.The core of No Sacrifice is fluffy and sweet and feel good, but it’s drowning in a sea of redundancy that could realistically have been cut in half, in my opinion, which is an editing issue. I’m happy that both Patrick and Chance have found each other and are happy together and I’m quite certain No Sacrifice will work for a great many people. I’d recommend it to people who enjoy pure escapism and loads of fluff.Reviewed for

  • Sara Testarossa
    2019-03-09 04:14

    No Sacrifice is, hands down, one of the best novels I have ever read, M/M or otherwise, and one of my favorites. Grace Duncan has created a rich, compelling story with many facets that are skillfully woven together to make a fantastic book.What No Sacrifice is:A love story - of Patrick and Chance, two flawed men, one trying to find himself, one who already knows himself… their developing friendship, and their developing romance.A story with a rich cast of characters - The protagonists, Patrick and Chance, are interesting, lovable people, and well developed. Patrick is not the brightest person, at Grace’s admission, but he has a good heart and is dedicated, to his job and loved ones. Chance is a kind, supportive person but he has his own issues as well, especially with how he sees his own worth. The supporting characters are also all multifaceted and important to the story. We have Patrick’s adorable, funny young son Avery, the wise and fabulous drag queen Sophia, and the sweet but no-nonsense waitress Marcy and kind cook Pablo. Patrick’s wife at the beginning of the story, Emily, is a bit confusing at first in her motivations but has an important role to play, and her shy friend Sara is an interesting side character as well. Patrick’s friend and sometimes-asshole co-star Rhys plays a big role in confusing him and helping him, and will be getting his own story. Costars Sebastian and Angelo are fun, good friends to Patrick and Chance, and are deserving of their own story. Even jerk director Jack isn’t one dimensional. Patrick and Chance’s families have big roles to play in No Sacrifice. Patrick’s loving but traditional Mama Kalea and quiet father Shaughn, his wise no-nonsense great-Aunt Tutu, and his many, varied siblings all have important roles in the story. Finally, we have Chance’s strong, loving mother Violet, homophobic brother Gareth, and intense but sweet Vannah. And that’s just the main supporting cast… there are side characters who I didn’t even mention here.A coming out story - of Patrick, both to himself and others, sometimes to acceptance, sometimes to much less.A story about family - both blood and chosen family, and deciding which is more important.A story about choices - both smart and unwise, both good and mistakes.A story accurately addressing bisexuality - Patrick first has to come to terms with his own bisexuality, then deal with misconceptions and lack of acceptance from people he knows. Though Grace didn’t set out to make a PSA about bisexuality when writing No Sacrifice, the book does address many of the challenges that bisexual people face in society. A sexy story - No Sacrifice has a healthy helping of some very steamy, sexy scenes. Grace is very good at writing varied sex that is emotional and hot.An emotionally moving story - This story has made me laugh, and made my heart ache. Fans of humor, angst, and fluff will all find something to enjoy.A friends to lovers story - Patrick and Chance start out as friends, and we get to read their relationship developing over the months. And finally, a fantastically written book - Grace R. Duncan has a wonderful way with words. Her prose is so well written, and the dialogue flows so realistically. No Sacrifice comes with my highest recommendations. I have already read it three times and know I will come back to it again and again, because it is just so fantastic.

  • Louise Lyons
    2019-02-27 09:08

    I totally loved this! Un-put-downable. I really felt for Patrick and Chance as they longed for each other and neither one made a move at first. I wanted to hate Patrick's costar Rhys, and could quite cheerfully have slapped him a few times, but in the end I felt sorry for him. I loved the sweetness and passion between Patrick and Chance and their struggles with Patrick's work and family. You could really feel the emotions coming through and the last scenes had me in tears. I didn't want it to end, but I loved the eventual HEA.

  • Love Bytes Reviews
    2019-03-20 12:22

    4 star review by RobertaSo, I’ve read Grace’s Golden Collars books and I liked them. I saw this book coming out and I thought, what a good premise for a story. Since I had liked her previous work, I assumed I would really like this book. I was right.Patrick Tearney is an up and coming actor on this show based off of the characters in The Golden Collar books. He’s married with a 3 y/o son, Avery. Patrick has been having some issues with his wife, Emily. They are both actors who are apart more than they are together. Emily is in Vancouver, BC with Avery and Patrick is in LA. Patrick’s life is starting to unravel as he’s realizing that he’s getting more and more attracted to men and that his relationship with Emily is falling apart. Patrick then meets a man, Chance who becomes such a close personal friend. They start to share not only thoughts, but feelings as well. Patrick is this wonderfully sensitive man. He’s an adoring father, a professional when it comes to his work. He’s a great guy who is sweet, kind, loyal and so very uncertain in himself. Patrick has so much good going on and yet, he’s got issues that he needs to work on in order for his life to get better.Chance Dillon is a songwriter who is working in sound to pay the bills. Chance has a really wonderful mom and sister who love and support him. Chance also has a brother who is filled with that good ol’ boy mentality that just likes nothing about him. Chance has made a family from his friends that he’s made in California. Chance is this really sweet guy from Atlanta who has had a crush on Patrick for a while now. He’s so stoked when he and Patrick become friends. They grow closer and it brings up a couple of issues for them both that will need to be resolved. Chance is such a wonderful guy. He’s so sweet and open and so very loving. Chance is just the kind of guy you’d want as a friend, because you know that he’d do anything to help you out. He’s such a sweetheart. He was my favorite character.The secondary characters in this story were pretty darn good. You had Rhys, who is one of Patrick’s co-stars on his show. Rhys who is starting to fall for Patrick and making a bit of a nuisance of himself the way that he acts towards Patrick. Sebastian and Angelo are two more cast mates of Patrick who give him and Chance the love and support that they can. Marcy and Pablo who work at Pablo’s diner, these two are just a sweet couple who love each other and still are able to give our MC’s support and love. Chance’s family…I liked his mom and sister and brother in law. They loved and supported Chance. They just want him to be happy. His brother, that guy was a total douche. No redeemable qualities there. Patrick’s family…well, I’m split on what I think about them. Most of his family treated him so poorly that I really didn’t like them. Patrick had two or three people in his family that loved him and supported him and that made me so happy for him. Sophia/Tom…this was my second favorite character. Sophia was the best. She brought humor, love and devotion to this family that they all became. Sophia was so instrumental in getting our boys’ heads outta their asses, I just loved her!! Avery…what can you say about a 3 year old boy who loves his da and his daddy. He was just the perfect blend of happiness, innocence and love that only a child can possess. He has become one of my favorite kids that I’ve had the pleasure to write about.There was some sex in this book. The best part was that it wasn’t overwhelming. It added to the story of this man who is coming into his own regarding his sexuality. There was some very good sex in here, don’t get me wrong, but it was nice to see that the sex wasn’t all there was to these two guys. It was part of the story, but it wasn’t the whole thing.I only had two issue with this book, it was to long. I love a good long book, trust me, I don’t read anything under 200 pages. Anything less is hard for me to get into. So, when I saw that this book was 400 pages, I was ON IT!!! I was so happy!! As I finished this book, I realized that this book could have been a bit shorter. The second issue was that it dragged a bit for me. That goes back to the first issue, so they are really connected. Other than that, I was really into the book and had an enjoyable time reading this book.This was a story about finding and being honest with yourself. It also was about living your life for you and not other people. That you can love your family or friends but you can’t live your life for them. There were so many wonderful themes going on in this story, I was wrapped up in them all and couldn’t wait to see how Grace brought them all together. I’m glad that I got the chance to read this book. You’ll enjoy sitting down and falling for Chance and Patrick.A copy of this book was procvided for review. Please visit www.lovebytesreviews.com to see this and many more reviews, interviews, and giveaways!

  • Marinieves Cordero
    2019-03-11 04:22

    Patrick Tearney is an actor in a major television show and married with a 3yr old son Avery .. Patrick is currently away from his wife and kid due to filming in Los Angeles ,,, On one of the days of filming he finds himself reacting to one of the actors and he is deeply trouble by his reaction .. due to this happens more than once. this is a male actor. One night Patrick decides to go to a bar , where he meets Chance Dillon and he tells Chance what he is feeling .. Chance explains to Patrick that he must be bisexual and tries to explain what that means and entails. Patrick is more understanding and thinking he is not seeing Chance again .. he doesn't feel that bad for sharing his experience... But Chance and Patrick , indeed , see each other again .. because Chance is a sound technician on the same set.Chance , songwriter ... working in the hope of one of his songs gets pickup ... gay man who has a great mother Violet , a great and intense sister Vannah and sadly homophobic brother Gareth. Patrick and Chance form a friendship , they understand each other and take care of each other in a non sexual way due to Patrick still married , but feelings are developing...When finally Patrick's marriage collapses ... nothing to do with his friendship with Chance and Patrick brings his son Avery with him .. the relationship with time between Patrick and Chance intensifies. But Patrick has sadly a very hard time confessing to his family his truth and his reality .. that almost cost him ... his one true love Chance. The secondary characters are a great compliment to the story ... Rhys who you hate and then love ... Sebastian and Angelo are two of the actors who become good friends with Patrick and Chance. Marcy and Pablo who since the beginning are hoping Patrick and Chance become more ... and Sophia / Tom drag queen extraordinaire ... with humor, love and devotion ... Andy her / his partner ... Who can forget Avery…a 3 year old boy who is a smart kid , who loves his da and his daddy. Who is a lovable kid ... Patrick's great grandmother Tutu is excellent too ... Some of his many siblings are there for him ... and eventually his Mama Kalea and quiet Da Shaughn .. are there too. I love this book ... great way to tell the story and great way to focus in other way to teach someone how to love, I must say I am really impressed by the author and became her fan after reading an interview about the book ... Great job Ms. Grace R Duncan. Mahalo !

  • Jenn
    2019-02-24 04:57

    This is a long book, but I loved the fact that the author took the time to set up the events, setting, and characters so thoroughly. It was truly a journey for Patrick — and Chance, to a lesser degree, since he doesn't have quite the same number of changes and revelations in his life throughout the book — and I enjoyed every minute of it. It's been a long time since I've found myself so immersed in a contemporary setting.I will definitely be looking for other books from this author.

  • Sandra
    2019-02-25 09:21

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  • The Novel Approach Reviews
    2019-03-15 10:59

    2.5 StarsPatrick is a straight man playing the role of a gay lover in a cable network TV series. He lives a fairly solitary life spent mostly apart from his son and his wife, who is also an actress. More and more he is feeling the strain of being away from his family and is confused by what seems to be a widening gulf between he and his wife. To complicate matters, he must face the contracted love scenes that will place he and his costar, Rhys, in rather uncompromising situations, which include full nudity. When Patrick realizes that he is beginning to get aroused during one such scene, he must come to terms with the fact that he is not as straight as he always supposed himself to be. In fact, Patrick must acknowledge the fact that he may well be bisexual and must now try to make sense of that in light of his rapidly dissolving marriage.However, neither divorce nor gay are words one uses in his parent’s home. His mother is staunchly catholic and a good portion of his family is homophobic. Therefore, Patrick must hide not only the fact that he is in the midst of a divorce, but that he has found a new lover who is also a male, Chance Dillon. When pieces of Patrick’s secretive and closeted life come to light, there are devastating consequences for him, his newfound love and their potential future together.I struggled mightily with No Sacrifice. While I felt the premise for the story was good, there were so many small problems with its execution that continued to mount and eventually really frustrate me as I read. Many may argue that the “insta-love” aspect of the relationship between Patrick and Chance seemed weak, but that actually was not a problem for me. Rather, it was how Patrick failed to realistically stack up as a main character. Please forgive me, but I think it best if I go point by point to explain why this novel fell so very short for me.1. Patrick’s “street gang” and karate background. Apparently, the admittedly wish-washy person Patrick becomes in this novel began as a tough street gang member who knows how to kick ass and was saved by a high school drama teacher from becoming a low life thug. So, why can’t adult Patrick head off his co-star, Rhys, when he starts to put the moves on him in a truly underhanded way before the camera? I mean, Patrick comes right out and tells Rhys he does not like him—that he is, in fact, in love with Chance. Yet each time Rhys puts the moves on him under the guise of “acting his role,” Patrick folds up and gives in? It just did not make any sense that this man who once ran with a street gang had no strength to shut down the advances of a man he did not love.2. His over the top catholic family, i.e. a stereotypical irate and demanding mother and a weak father. Patrick just completely lost himself when he went home to visit the parents. His mother ruled the roost with an iron fist and some of his siblings actually hated him for not only being bi, but worse, for divorcing his wife. Patrick’s father was effectively a whipped man who dared not cross his wife or correct her remarkably homophobic and extremely rigid religious beliefs. While I could understand this plot point; i.e. the “horrible family,” I could not understand that they had NO reservations about Patrick playing a gay male and doing full frontal nudity on a TV show. So they could accept that but could not even harbor the idea that he and his wife no longer loved each other and were filing for divorce? Really? No one balked at Patrick’s day job? Yet they were sanctimonious and holier than thou when it came to him remaining in a loveless marriage? It simply did not compute.3. The endless repetition of the dreaded sex scenes and Patrick’s inability to fight off arousal. Okay, I understood that the author wanted to have us see how the contracted sex scenes with both Rhys and Angelo were so difficult for Patrick. I further understood how they allowed for Chance and Patrick to come to terms with the idea that this was Patrick’s job and nothing more—that the loss of bodily control and subsequent aroused state did not mean that Patrick was cheating on Chance in any way. But truly, one scene would have been enough to prove this point. Instead, we are subjected to several sex scenes where even I felt the line between cheating and Patrick’s inability to control his wayward penis was essentially crossed. This is the point where I also could not understand that Patrick did not insist that Rhys back off from his sexual assaults. Over and over again, the author gave us lengthy and extremely detailed moments where Patrick lost control and was even brought to the point of orgasm on set. Really? Was the money and the job really worth his partner, Chance, having to endure watching these scenes again and again? I also found myself wondering why so many? Surely once was enough for us to get the gist that Patrick had no bodily control or ability to resist Rhys on set and was guilt ridden over that fact. All in all—it was just too much! And that leads me to my last point…4. The overall length of this novel. I felt it rambled and hit the same points far too often. I truly felt that the editor on this book did not do their job. So much of the same type of action was thrown at us, from the show’s sex scenes to the continual worry about Patrick being outed. In fact, for such a huge fear, Patrick’s actions—such as holding Chance’s hand and kissing in public—happened way too frequently to make his fear over coming out as bisexual in any way realistic. But seriously, 400 pages of story demands some huge plot twists and action to keep it interesting. This is where I really struggled. Patrick’s life was just not exciting enough to hold my interest for so very many pages of text. I have read many lengthy novels that held me captive. This one just missed the mark, for me.All in all, No Sacrifice was not the pager turner I had hoped it to be. The rather tame storyline, the gratuitous and repetitive sex scenes, and the inconsistencies in the character development left me confused and dismayed. I believe this author has some really good work out there to be read, but No Sacrifice is not one I can recommend.

  • Hearts On Fire Reviews
    2019-03-20 08:13

    Reviewer: VictoriaGenre: M/M Contemporary4 HeartsSee Review Here: Hearts On Fire ReviewsFacebook link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hearts...Review:Patrick Tearney is an up and coming actor who is just getting started in Hollywood. He is still learning and perfecting his craft. He is a married man who lives a long way from his wife, Emily. Emily and Patrick have been having trouble. They rarely see each other, and they rarely even talk to each other. They do have one thing in common, their son Avery. Avery is a warm and loving child whose innocence seems to help smooth the transition when Emily and Patrick’s marriage ends in divorce. I enjoyed seeing Patrick comes to grips with his sexuality. It comes across as honest and realistic.Chance Dillion works on the set of the show Patrick stars in. He works in sound to pay his bills while spending his time off singing and writing songs. Chance grew up in a loving and supportive home that allowed him to be who he was without fear. He is a southern boy with southern values living in Hollywood and ends up being the perfect person for Patrick. He allows Patrick to be honest with him and that helps straighten their relationship.The chemistry between Patrick and Chance is blistering. I adored seeing both of them not just fall in love but manage to make a relationship between them work. I loved how supportive Chance was for Patrick as Patrick came out to his family. Patrick’s family’s reaction to the news was very realistic. I liked how honest the reaction seemed to be. The only part of the story that felt a bit odd was Emily’s reaction to the divorce and then marrying a woman and leaving her child behind. That felt very odd.I found this story very well written. The main characters and the secondary characters were realistic and appealing. I enjoyed reading this story but I felt that there was a lot of filler pages that could have been edited out. In addition, the story dragged in the beginning, but once the story got started, it was great. I hope we get to see some of the secondary characters again in the future.

  • Victoria Rainey
    2019-03-02 10:02

    Hearts on Fire ReviewOriginal Review Published here: http://heartsonfirereviews.com/?p=27888Patrick Tearney is an up and coming actor who is just getting started in Hollywood. He is still learning and perfecting his craft. He is a married man who lives a long way from his wife, Emily. Emily and Patrick have been having trouble. They rarely see each other, and they rarely even talk to each other. They do have one thing in common, their son Avery. Avery is a warm and loving child whose innocence seems to help smooth the transition when Emily and Patrick’s marriage ends in divorce. I enjoyed seeing Patrick comes to grips with his sexuality. It comes across as honest and realistic.Chance Dillion works on the set of the show Patrick stars in. He works in sound to pay his bills while spending his time off singing and writing songs. Chance grew up in a loving and supportive home that allowed him to be who he was without fear. He is a southern boy with southern values living in Hollywood and ends up being the perfect person for Patrick. He allows Patrick to be honest with him and that helps straighten their relationship.The chemistry between Patrick and Chance is blistering. I adored seeing both of them not just fall in love but manage to make a relationship between them work. I loved how supportive Chance was for Patrick as Patrick came out to his family. Patrick’s family’s reaction to the news was very realistic. I liked how honest the reaction seemed to be. The only part of the story that felt a bit odd was Emily’s reaction to the divorce and then marrying a woman and leaving her child behind. That felt very odd.I found this story very well written. The main characters and the secondary characters were realistic and appealing. I enjoyed reading this story but I felt that there was a lot of filler pages that could have been edited out. In addition, the story dragged in the beginning, but once the story got started, it was great. I hope we get to see some of the secondary characters again in the future.

  • Aine Massie
    2019-03-07 07:09

    No Sacrifice is the first contemporary romance from author Grace R. Duncan and I can honestly say, I cannot wait for more from her. I read her alt-historical books Choices and Deception, so when I was offered No Sacrifice, I jumped at the chance to read. And while it’s very different—no sex slaves or BDSM, lol—it is a simply wonderful read. From the very beginning of the story I was sucked in. The world building is exemplary, the character growth profound, and the story itself, engaging and honestly interesting.Patrick is unhappily married when the book starts, working hard as an actor while his wife is working in Canada on her own show. When he reacts to his costar (a man) his world is changed forever. Do not make the mistake of thinking Patrick cheats. It’s not in him. But he does struggle with his desires and interests. Thankfully he meets Chance who teaches him there is something between the black and white lines of gay and straight. The fact Patrick is bi at both the beginning and the end of the book made it all the better for me as I hate seeing bi characters “realize” they were gay all along, thereby negating the reality of all the bi/omni/pan/etc sexuality people in the world.In the end, this is a story of love, personal growth, family, and acceptance and is one I will reread. It is a thick book, but well worth the time spent between the pages. If you love HEAs, strong men with heart that are beyond stubborn, and the best supporting cast ever, then this is a must read!

  • Joyfully Jay
    2019-02-25 12:12

    A Joyfully Jay review.4.5 starsI enjoyed a great deal about this story. It was long, and I think it needed to be to tell the story that needed to be told. It takes us on the entire ride, from the beginning of Patrick questioning his sexuality all the way until his well-deserved happily ever after.I loved Patrick because he felt real. When we first meet him he’s married to a woman, though because they are both filming separate TV shows they don’t see each other much, and it’s easy to see things aren’t working between them. I really appreciated that the reasoning behind it was just that Patrick and Emily didn’t work, and that they parted on good terms. Patrick questions his sexuality and comes to terms with being bi rather quickly. I really liked that as soon as it made sense to him, he accepted it without much trouble. He then set about pursuing who he wanted. Though he remained in the closet, mostly to avoid scorn from his conservative Catholic family, he still knew in his heart who he was.Read Kris' review in its entirety here.

  • momokaachan
    2019-02-27 04:23

    I so love a book where everything is done "just right." Thank you, Ms. Duncan.

  • Anke
    2019-03-07 05:16

    There was a lot I liked, but also a lot I didn't like, so I'll stick with 3 stars.Oh - but I would like to read Rhy's story.

  • MarcyShane
    2019-03-18 08:05

    The book cover grabbed my my attention because of resemblance the dark haired character has to the actor Pana Hema Taylor, who played Nasir in the TV show Spartacus. I'm a fan of the show...especially the gay couple Nasir and Agron (Dan Feuerriegel)..referred to as Nagron by fans.Upon reading the story I'm guessing that the author is a Nagron fan too! :D It's well written and I enjoyed the story. We find Patrick, a 'straight', married actor, who during filming his role as the gay character Nadir in a television series, realizing that he is attracted to his 'straight' male co-star Rhys (Cyrus). The attraction between the two appears to be mutual, although they are both a little freaked out. Rhys reacts by pulling away from Patrick. Hurt and confused, Patrick tries to drown his sorrows and ends up meeting the gorgeous Chance in a local bar. And the adventure begins...I really enjoyed the book, although I found it hard not to root for Rhys and Patrick to end up together. I loved Chance's character and am glad he gets a happy ending but I really wanted Rhys to get a happy ending too. ;) Maybe he'll get his own book?!? Please.Recommended read.

  • Earlyn
    2019-03-19 06:17

    loved the characters in this book,, however it was so long. I actually thought about giving up at some point. The movie scenes were too long for the book and at times I thought that we really did not need all of it. I love between them was worth it though, and (spoiler) when they broke up, I just wanted to knock their heads together. Of course I hated Rhys for the drama he created in Patrick's life.All this aside, it was a lovely story.

  • Slashreader
    2019-03-05 04:21

    Alas, this was not a stand-out purchase for me. Books which have no plot elements other than those directly involving the relationship tend to all blur together when one reads as much as I do. Also, I prefer books which are at least somewhat leavened with humor and snappy dialog, both of which were sadly lacking here. A well-written book, but too emo and limited in scope to suit my taste, I regret to say.

  • Amazonaute
    2019-03-03 11:59

    I added this book to my wish list after reading a prism book alliance review which gave it two stars and complained about all the time the 400 page book spent on the guys jobs working on a tv show. It also disliked other things which made me instantly interested.I enjoyed the book very much. It was intensely emotional. The dramas at a the end were full-on. I liked the guys and found them believable.

  • Elizabeth H.
    2019-03-16 12:16

    Could not finish this one.

  • 315
    2019-03-19 05:02

    I actually DNF but read about 70% if since it was a really long book figure I had the jesg of it and I wasn't enjoying or connecting with the MCs