4.5 Stars for Acting Out by Scotty Cade (Audiobook Review) #MM #Military @Dreamspinners @ScottyCade


Title: Acting Out
Author Name & Publisher: Scotty Cade (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: September 24, 2015 – 200 pgs


After one very long tour of duty in Afghanistan and an honorable discharge from the USMC, Elijah Preston comes home to nothing. He barely scrapes up enough money for a cheap motel in Quantico, Virginia, with no money-making opportunities in sight. A chance encounter in a local Walmart finally gives Eli hope for employment. Elijah is ready to sign on with Royce Mackey’s proposition… until he hears what’s required. Royce operates a gay military porn site and wants Eli as his next star, never mind that Eli isn’t gay. Desperate and broke, Eli grudgingly accepts Royce’s offer and soon finds himself immersed in a strange new world.

Hamish Turner’s been there before. Taking Eli under his wing, he teaches him everything he can about Royce’s operation. The two quickly become friends, easing the way for their first scene together. Awkward at first, they both ease into it and find there is more of a connection between them than either expected. Curious to see where their mutual attraction takes them, they begin a relationship off-screen. But life gets complicated when a crazed fan of Hamish’s starts sending threatening letters demanding the scenes between the two men stop. Or else….

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Eli goes through a lot in this book from leaving the military and finding his parents have spent all the money he thought he had saved to doing something he never thought he would for money to falling in love with someone he never thought he would.
There is a lot of naughty scenes that are quite hot and sexy in the book, but there is also a growing romance, bromance if you will, that is touching as well. Although I had doubts that someone would go down the path he would quite the way he did, I also know that desperate times call for desperate measures.
All in all, I really enjoyed the book and all of the characters in it. I wouldn’t mind reading more from this author or any of the men in the house.
As for the narration of the audiobook, I had issues with it from the get go because there was an airy quality to it that was distracting, but once I got farther into the book, I learned to tune it out. Another issue I had with the narration was that the characters all had about the same voice, which made it hard to tell the difference of who was who at times. I did like the over all sound of the narrators voice though, even if I didn’t care for the tone used for Royce and Hamish.
I’d give the book itself 5 stars and the narration a 4, which brings the total to 4.5 stars.


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Scotty Cade left Corporate America and twenty-five years of Marketing and PR behind to buy an Inn & Restaurant on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with his husband of sixteen years. He started writing stories as soon as he could read, but only a few years ago for publication. Being a lover of fidelity and happily ever afters, he believes that in the end, the boy should always get the boy.


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