Out of Frame

Out of Frame

by Megan Erickson

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ISBN-13: 9781101988602
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Series: In Focus , #3
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 203
Sales rank: 478,711
File size: 506 KB

About the Author

Megan Erickson is the author of the In Focus series, which includes Focus on Me and Trust the Focus. She worked as a journalist covering real-life dramas before she decided she liked writing her own endings better and switched to fiction. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and two cats.

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Out of Frame 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
I loved Trust the Focus and Focus on Me. Out of Frame can be read as a standalone, but you're really missing out if you don't read the others. The subject matter in OoF isn't as heavy as the previous two books. Jay is a bi young adult man starring in a reality show. He was eager to land a role as an actor and naïve about the business so he signed a contract to portray himself as an angry black straight man since that's the slot the makers wanted filled. Quinn has been very sheltered by his parents. He and his best friend decide to cut loose on a special cruise loaded with college co-eds and the cast of Trip League. There is an instant attraction between Jay and Quinn, but big obstacles stand in the way. This story was really fun. The friendships and banter kept me smiling, and some of the antics the cast pulls off made me chuckle. If you're looking for some new adult good times centering on relationships and finding oneself, this is for you.
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
I found this to be a fun, sweet, and sexy story. This was one of those books that I seemed to like the characters more and more as I read further into the story. By the end of the story, I was cheering for things to work out for Quinn and J.R. which is exactly what I want to happen when I read a romance novel. This book is the third book in the In Focus series but I read it as a stand alone with no difficulty. Quinn is going on a cruise with his best friend Jess during the last spring break before his college graduation. Quinn has spent his life playing it safe and following the rules. He is looking forward to having fun on this cruise. The cast of a reality TV show, Trip League, is also on the cruise which just adds to the excitement for Jess and Quinn. J.R. is almost at the end of his contract to be on the reality show, Trip League, and he is ready for it to be over. He signed a contract to be on the show as a straight man and is ready for the show to be over so he can finally be the bisexual man he really is. He is portrayed on the show as a tough guy who is often mean to others but that isn't who he really is in reality. When he sees Quinn on the boat, he can't make himself look away. I liked Quinn and J.R. together in this book. I thought it was great how they had an instant attraction to each other and how Quinn had been drawn to J.R. just from the television show. I thought that each of these characters seemed stronger together than they did apart. I liked how they were able to open up to each other and seemed to understand each other from the very beginning. The chemistry between them was intense and played out well on the page. I thought that the reality TV show added an interesting twist to the story. I found the scenes when they were trying to be together but having to hide from the cameras to be well done. I thought it was great how creative they had to be to find time to be together and the fact that friends helped it happen was even better. I would recommend this one to fans of m/m romance. I don't tend to read a lot of m/m romance but I have enjoyed the ones that I have picked up. This was a very well done story and I wouldn't hesitate to read more books written by Megan Erickson in the future. I received an advance reader edition of this book from Berkley Publishing Group - InterMix via NetGalley.
miztrebor More than 1 year ago
Erickson continues to write great books in her In Focus series. Out of Frame was no exception. In fact, it was more enjoyable than I was expecting. I wasn’t too keen on the reality show and cruise ship aspects of the book, after reading the description. Those are just two things I don’t normally have interest in. But, it’s a book written by Megan Erickson. I had to give it a chance, especially since I loved the first two books in the series. The two aspects of the book that I wasn’t expecting to like may be the two that made this story as good as it was. Being on a cruise ship, the characters were limited in where they could go, who they could interact with, and what they could do. Add in the cameras, fans, and script of a reality show…you get a difficult to develop relationship between two characters needing something good to happen to them. I think if I went into more detail about why Quinn and J.R. were so great, and why I liked them together, this review would end up being too long. Plus, I want to leave readers with things to discover for themselves. Just know, like all Erickson’s characters, there’s a great deal of depth to them. Even the secondary characters. (Maybe Jess could get her own spin-off?) Out of Frame takes to the seas for a road trip of a different sort. But it still continues on in a series full of memorable moments with memorable characters. I’m confident that when I get to the 4th book, Overexposed, the magic will continue.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is the 3rd book in the In Focus series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading the series in order. JR is happy to be at the end of his contract. He has had to hide from the world, and does not feel much like himself anymore. If there was not so much at stake, he could come forward. Quinn is excited to be on a cruise with his best friend. It is time for him to have fun and let loose. He has been playing it safe for far too long. The attraction is immediate - the sparks are all over when JR & Quinn are in the same orbit. JR has secrets that can torpedo this before it even gets started. Quinn wants to be loved and is looking for "the one." Can it really be a man who hides? This series is such an amazing bunch of stories so far. This book had me really FEELING each page. I could not put the book down, either. What a great addition to the series.
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
This was the series that made me fall in love with Megan's writing, sh always makes me fall into the story right away and this time was no different. Quinn feels a little trapped in his life, he has decisions to make about his future an he is afraid that in that process he is going to hurt the people that love him, so as an attempt to get his head cleared up before make those decisions, he and Jess take a week long cruise full of spring breakers and the cast of a reality show! In this cast we find JR Butler, the brooding guy who is edited to be a not so nice person and a bit of a homophobe but in reality, JR is bi, only he can't say anything because he fears and also been told that if he decides to come out his career is over and he kind of needs his career to work in order to help at home. So from the moment they meet, the attraction is mutual, only JR can't act on it and Quinn is confused because JR is straight. In that week long cruise they both find more that just a person to care about, they find their own voices, the ones they need to let speak out loud and finally take control of their own lives.
AvaJae More than 1 year ago
Just as cute as the first two—and exactly what I needed after another book destroyed me. For New Adult boy kisses (and more-than-kisses), a seriously cute romance, and a celebrity crush come true, definitely check this one out! :)
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
This was such a fun, cute read! Although, now I wish I were ALREADY on Spring Break! While I'm not a big fan of reality tv, I have to admit this was a fun spin to add along with the cruise setting. I adored Quinn and I liked Jay a lot, so I was rooting for them from the beginning. Jess was also so much fun, as was Levi! So not only did we have a fun setting, but our characters were great too. I love how supportive they were of each other- their friendships were so key to this story! Quinn was just precious. He was a complete sweetheart. He is a people pleaser though and isn't a take charge kind of guy. Being on spring break with his wild friend Jess, gives him the outlet to finally break free and step out of his comfort zone to go after what he wants for a change. I liked seeing him take chances and it was really inspirational to readers who want to do the same, but are afraid to. Jay was a bit of a tough nut to crack at first, but he was actually a good guy who felt trapped by the situation he was placed in. He notices Quinn, but knows he can't act on his feelings, as he's supposed to be straight for the show and there are cameras EVERYWHERE. Their stolen moments together were definitely great, but my heart ached for them as they shouldn't have to hide from the world. Overall, I really enjoyed this one. I flew through it and it was just the kind of light-hearted read I needed. I am really looking forward to Levi's book, especially since it's about being on the Appalachian trail!
RockemsockemRachel More than 1 year ago
Out of Frame is possibly my favorite of the "In Focus" series. It is definitely one of my favorites of Megan's. It was a little more lighthearted than the other two in the series so far, but it still packed a punch in all the right places. We previously met Quinn in book two, where he worked with Colin's sister at the family restaurant. I was drawn to him then because he, too, is a ginger. Of course he is so much more than that and I loved him immensely throughout this book. His growth as a person, the way he let loose and let go of his worries and concerns was so much fun to watch. I was rather proud of him for taking chances and putting himself out there. J.R./Jay was such an interesting character, too. You generally don't see characters of his description in books and I loved that we got him in this one! My heart went out to him throughout the book for everything he was dealing with and the role he was trying to play. Getting to know the reason WHY he was doing everything put a lot into perspective and made me love him even more. And seeing his family was such fun. I wouldn't mind more of Darren down the line! Jess and the cast of the reality show were also great. I love the bond between Jess and Quinn, the deep friendship they have and the way they so staunchly defend and stand up for one another. Levi was definitely my favorite of the cast and I loved the way he took up for and really, truly befriended J.R. and got the rest of the cast on board when the time came. I'm so excited for his story! The chemistry and camaraderie between Quinn and J.R. was special. The immediate attraction, tentative friendship and slow burn into something more. I loved watching them progress throughout the story and the way they each saw one another. I heavily identified with several of each of their internal thoughts. As is always the case with Megan's stories, there are lines and internal dialogue that hit me right in the gut and are a testament to my life and my thoughts. It's one of my favorite things about her writing. If you haven't read this series, you should! I can't wait for book 4!
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I love all of Megan's words and I've really enjoyed this series, so of course I devoured it as soon as I could. I loved Quinn and Jay. They're so different and the same in several ways and I loved watching them navigate the situation. There were a few other great characters {Jess and Levi}, but for the most part, the story really felt focused on Quinn and Jay. My only complaint is that I would have liked more time with their story. The little slice of time we got was definitely enough, but it also felt like it wasn't fleshed out. Yet, as I type this, I can definitely see the reasons for putting a time frame on everything and how it forces certain decisions... Overall, I loved the characters and the story line and the cameos and the ending and the everything. If you haven't picked up Megan's books yet, you're really missing out. **Huge thanks to Berkley Publishing and NetGalley for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**