Overexposed

Overexposed

by Megan Erickson

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Overview

Overexposed by Megan Erickson

Love runs wild on the Appalachian Trail in the latest from the author of Out of Frame and Focus on Me...
 
Levi Grainger needs a break. As a reality show star, he’s had enough of the spotlight and being edited into a walking stereotype. When he returns home after the last season of Trip League, he expects to spend time with his family, only to learn his sister is coming back from her deployment in a flag-draped casket. Devastated, Levi decides the best way to grieve will be to go off grid and hike the Appalachian Trail—a trip he'd planned to do with his sister.
 
His solitary existence on the trail is interrupted when he meets Thad, a quiet man with a hard body and intense eyes. Their connection is stronger than anything Levi has ever experienced. But when Levi discovers the truth about what Thad is hiking to escape, their future together looks uncertain, and uncertainty is the last thing Levi needs...

Praise for the In Focus Series

“Erickson displays fantastic writing. She brings the road trip to life and delivers banter and sizzle with ease.”—RT Book Reviews

“Credible characterizations and a sensitive ear for the ways men talk about love and sex make this a delectable summer read.”—Publishers Weekly

“This author writes the best sexual tension and sex scenes...They have great chemistry and the romance is both sweet and intense.”—Smexy Books

“It’s a roller coaster of happiness and sadness...This book is just so much. I loved it.”—Fiction Vixen

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101988619
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/20/2016
Series: In Focus , #4
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 254,904
File size: 452 KB

About the Author

Megan Erickson is the author of the In Focus series, which includes Out of Frame and Focus on Me. 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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Overexposed 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first two several times then was disappointed by the third and hesitant to read the fourth but this did not disappoint! I read the whole thing in two days because I couldn't put it down. I'll definitely read this again. A+ Also. Hot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This character duo was great, they really complimented each other. Much of the dialog was meaningful. Some of the dialog and character thoughts made me cry. However, some of Levi's thoughts were funny and added much needed comic relief to the heavy themes. As always from Erikson the writing was great.
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
If you’re following the series, you met Levi in Out of Focus. He did a stint on a reality show filling the role of a flamboyant gay stereotype. Although he is high maintenance, he has other qualities and needs a break from always being in character. Thad is the strong silent type. He prefers to stay mostly to himself and to listen rather than talk. He sometimes has a difficult time connecting with others but craves an emotional link. Both are hiking the Appalachian Trail alone in an effort move passed some personal pain. They fit together way better than either expected. All of the sudden, they are sort of a team. Of course both still have issues that must be addressed. Overexposed is a sweet romance that deals with personal growth and the effort of overcoming the pain that is sometimes life. It definitely hit my aww button. There’s sadness, smiles and plenty of heart.
JulieMaguda More than 1 year ago
Overexposed is part of Megan Erickson's In Focus M/M romance series. They can all be read as stand alones, but you do see characters from previous stories (in this one they are only in the epilogue). I have loved every book in this series, and this one was no different. Megan Erickson has become one of auto-buy authors. I love her writing. These two were so sweet together. Levi is doing the hiking trip that he and his sister were supposed to do together, so he has a lot of ups and downs working through his emotions. Thad is the very definition of strong and silent type. He always seems to be brooding and doesn't have much to say but seems to like to hear Levi talk. They are pretty much opposites but that somehow works for them. Both of our MCs are dealing with a loss of someone close to them, and that draws them together even more. It took me a while to warm up to Thad because he is so silent and you never know what he's thinking since this story is told in Levi's point of view. I would have loved if it was alternating person so we could have seen what was going through his head sometimes, but I guess we were supposed to wonder about him, so that may have spoiled it?? Who knows.
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars ~ Darker, Edgier, Loads of Emotions! > > Judging a Book by it's Cover > Looking Deeper
V-Rundell More than 1 year ago
So...I haven't read any book in this series before, and though it's book FOUR I didn't feel the lack. It was amazing, and I can't imagine liking it any more than I do. Levi Grainger is a recent reality TV star hiking the Appalachian Trail in memory of his sister, Layla, an army gal who died on deployment. Levi idolized his elder sister, and it was her dream for them to hike the two thousand miles together. She'd planned and strategized and had tons of research on where to go and where to camp, and Levi's so adrift after her death that he hopes to connect with her spirit on the trail. Who he connects with, however, is Thad, a strong, capable hiker who's as surly as a July day is long. Thad rarely speaks, but what he says to Levi is earth-shattering. That this behemoth of capability is gay is stunning to Levi. That Thad desires Levi is surprising to both men--Thad's demisexual. (On the spectrum, simply put, it means he only finds attraction to people with whom he emotionally connects. It's probably an oversimplification, but I'm accepting his words.) While they traverse the tough terrain, Levi's overcome with grief over Layla, and he's not sure if he'll ever get over her loss. Plus, he's confused over Thad's interest, and Thad's tightly guarded words and past. Thad could go entire days without speaking, it seems, which is antithetical to cordial and chatty Levi. Their budding relationship explodes, however, because Thad's secrets can't be held back--and that breaks Levi's heart. Unfortunately, it's also a moment of craptacular family problems, and Thad's Levi's rock through out the entire ordeal. Levi's forced to see Thad for more than his job, and that's a good thing. Thad has a real problem trusting people; his one and only boyfriend was a cheater. He doesnt' think Levi would do that, per se, but there's a big separation coming due to Thad's job, and it's the worst kind of scenario for Levi. Should they cut their losses before they get more attached? Thad thinsk so, but Levi's a scrapper, and he's willing to fight for the love he deserve, even if Thad doesnt' think he's able of giving it. The tension and love her is so high! I fell into lock-step with these guys and loved every moment of their loving, and agonized every moment of their turmoil. Both Levi and Thad are great guys in a rough patch. There are bits of humor woven in, especially when Levi is recognized by fans at perhaps epicly bad moments, but that's so AWESOME. Because the book is intense. I really enjoyed Levi and Thad's story, which felt raw and real and fantastic. There are other couples present in the end, and I'm sure they are from previous books which made the HEA more sweet for the series readers. For my part, I was captivated by this story, and would highly recommend. I received a review copy via NetGalley.
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
Megan Erickson seems to have a key to all of my feels! Every time she comes out with a new book I get very very excited because I just know that the book is going to be amazing. In Overexposed we follow Levi through his journey hiking the Appalachian Trail, he is doing it under some very sad circumstances and his is doing it to give himself a chance to heal and come to terms with the way his life is right know, there he meets Thad and they sort of form a team and together they are going to hike the ATC, on the trail many things happen and feelings start to develop but it is obvious that both of them still have a lot of healing to do and sometimes opening up to other people can be quite scary. I love everything about this book, Levi and Thad are so good together, they are both a bit sad but though the book we really get to know them, Levi had me laughing out loud a few times and Thad made me cry a little bit (it was just so good). Megan made me want to go to the ATC and marvel at all the beautiful places that she was framing in the book (after Googling I decided that it was not for me, LOTS OF WALKING!), but she always does that in this series, she describes journeys, roadtrips, places that sound so beautiful and stories that are equally beautiful and stunning. I hope this isn’t the end of this series but if it is let me tell you, she couldn’t have picked a better couple for the ending.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
OVEREXPOSED is the fourth installment in Megan Erickson’s contemporary, adult IN FOCUS M/M romance series. This is former reality star Levi Grainger, and Thad Connors’s story line. OVEREXPOSED can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. The previous story line couples make a cameo appearance at the ends of the book. The reader was first introduced to Levi Grainger in book three-Out of Frame-where he was presented as the ‘token’ gay guy on the reality show Trip League. NOTE: OVEREXPOSED contains M/M sexual situations. Told from first person point of view (Levi Grainger) OVEREXPOSED focuses on the building relationship between former reality star Levi Grainger-a twenty three year old young man who recently lost his sister-his best friend- to the war in the Middle East, and quiet, brooding twenty six year old Thad Connor- a man struggling with the direction of his life. To fulfill his sister’s dreams and wishes, Levi goes off grid and begins to hike the Appalachian Trail-alone. Enter Thad Connor, the man who would steal Levi’s heart, and destroy his faith in the man with whom he would fall in love. What ensues is a friends to lovers relationship that will falter when the truth about Thad’s solo hike is revealed. Thad is a dark, introspective and foreboding character; a man whose silence screams secrets and pain, and in this Levi is determined to draw forth some sort of emotion from the man with whom he is falling in love. Thad needs the solitude of the Appalachian Trail as he struggles with what was and what is about to be. As a former reality star, Levi remains hidden from the public and social life, preferring to complete the trip his sister had planned but life has a way of interrupting his freedom as they meet several people along the way. Thad is unaware of Levi’s notoriety, and Levi prefers it just that way. The $ex scenes are intimate and provocative without the use of over the top graphic language or text. OVEREXPOSED is a passionate and emotional story about starting over and personal growth for two men whose futures are fated by distance and time. The premise is encouraging and impressive; the characters are colorful, energetic and charismatic; the romance is captivating and powerful. OVEREXPOSED is an inspiring and poignant story.