S having second thoughts on whether or not he can help Len If you have ead the first book you pretty much know the outcome but this book takes you on the journey that Vance and Len take together The chemistry between Vance and Len is protective frustrating and loving There is not intense heat in this story Even with touches of BDSM this book is cool in comparison to other stories In my estimation this adds to the validity and ealism of the characters I am still struggling
with the flow of this story The author jumps back and forth the flow of this story The author jumps back and forth which character s point of view we are eading about too often Also I feel that sometimes the story jumps ahead to a new situation without warning The ending takes us past the ending of the first book Yes I did get what I was looking for This series is still in my estimation character development in its finest As a eader you get my estimation character development in its finest As a eader you get know every aspect of these characters I felt their pain as well as their joy even so in this book There is a third book in this series that has just been published It is about one of the characters that played an important part in helping Len and Vance My hope for the next book is Len Vance
Trevor and Stanley to go with Kilmer and Tanner s story Review to follow soon PLOT 5 and Stanley to go with Kilmer and Tanner s story Review to follow soon PLOT 5 5 StarsPACING 4 StarsENDING 5 StarsCHARACTER DEVELOPMENT 5 Stars Review Copy of Off Stage In the Wings provided by the Dreamspinner Press I voluntarily eviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book Reviewed by Mollien from Alpha Book Club Jaime Samms has turned into one of my favorite authors this past year and this book lived up to my expectationsOff Stage In The Wings is the second book in the off stage series and is Len s story after he beats up his best friend and lead singer in their band Firefly Len has been abused and aped in his past by his ex boy friend as well as others and he needs someone strong to help him hold everything together Len is a submissive and gets involved with Trevor who is also a submissive and everything goes to hell between Len and the est of his band becuase he isn t getting the help controlling his emotions so he is asked to leaveVancea dominant country singer who has had his own problems takes len away to try and help him but the elationship is falling apart because Len won t tell Vance what has happened to him Vance is afraid to push Len and do harm based on the little information he has so they both are floundering and Len is falling apart emotionally and lashed out physically when he feels too over whelmedI loved Len and Vance and wanted to cry because they were in such emotional pain and yet there were times that I wanted to shake Len and tell him to try to open up and tell Vance about his past like his psychiatrist is pushing him to do and yet Len is so damaged that he cant even voice some of the horrors he has enduredI won t give away the est of the story but if you like MM stories about a ock singer that is full of angst and includes BDSM then this will be a book you will enjoy All of Jaime Samms books involve characters that have been abused in some way and tend to draw you in from the first pageI eally hope there are books in this serie. M to work through alone Seeking the help of the people who know Len best Vance invites his former bandmates to the anch for Len’s belated birthday party Together they try to create a safe haven for Len to come apart and hopefully earrange himself into a man who can live with his past and create a future worth havi.
characters Off Stage Off Stage #2Nticipates Vance is so afraid of doing something wrong that he doesn t do enough Without enough guidance Lennie is left out there hanging in his misery and anger without knowing what TO DO ABOUT IT AND WITH do about it and with one to catch him when he falls This only leads to violence and anger making matters worse Frustrated Vance admits that he s been taking the wrong approach and calls in Lennie s friends After Lennie eaches his limit and confesses all the gory details of his past they are able help get to the oot of Lennie s problems With everything out in the open Vance and Lennie are able to make a stronger commitment setting them on a better path toward healingReading this well written intense story was all consuming but uite emotionally satisfying Lennie s story is difficult to accept but it s enlightening and cautionary Abuse isn t an easy topic to discuss much less comprehend The dynamics are so intertwined and seemingly contradictory that it takes a lot of digging to even begin to understand its how it works But one of the points made in this story is that with enough desire courage and commitment can be overcome people like Lennie can turn this vicious ugly circumstance into something healthy and strong I ecommend to everyone who appreciates a book that will entertain educate and satisfy Thanks Jaime for a thought provoking intense eading experience NOTE This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a eview on Rainbow Book Reviews Title Off Stage In the WingsAuthor Jaime SammsSeries Off Stage Book 2Publisher Dreamspinner PressReviewer MollienRelease Date April 24 2014Genres Rockstar BDSM MaleMale RomancePage Count 326 pagesHeat Level 3 flames out of 5Rating 45 stars out of 5Blurb Off Stage Set Two Lenny Stevens was the lead guitarist of the up and coming grunge band Firefly until he crossed the line with the band s lead singer Now he s faced with the impossible task of ebuilding his life without the music that had kept him together Struggling with his fear and age he creates the same damaging patterns in his elationship with his lover Vance Ashcroft Vance knows that Lenny is the submissive meant for him He is convinced he can save Lenny from his demons and puts faith in his ability But when Len s temper leads to him physically hurting Vance and destroying property both men ealize Len s issues are too big for them to work through alone Seeking the help of the people who know Len best Vance invites his former bandmates to the anch for Len s belated birthday party Together they try to create a safe haven for Len to come apart and hopefully earrange himself into a man who can live with his past and create a future worth having ReviewThis is the second book in the Off Stage series Before I go on if you have not ead the first book Off Stage Right go and one click it ight now You will need to ead that book before tackling this book Be prepared the characters in both of these stories have baggage than anyone should have to deal with This is Len s story and begins about halfway through the first book time wise After Len s breakdown Vance takes Len back to his horse anch Len is just so broken that Vance His elationship with his lover Vance Ashcroft Vance knows that Lenny is the submissive meant for him He is convinced he can save Lenny from his demons and puts faith in his ability But when Len’s temper leads to him physically hurting Vance and destroying property both men ealize Len’s issues are too big for the. ,
A Joyfully Jay eview 45 starsMy favorite part of the book is the confrontation between Trevor and Len after so much time apart and having seen each other last when Len had hurt him so badly The elationship between these two is the most interesting and exciting part of this series They
a fierce primal attraction to each other yet they know they aren t good for each other need their Doms and lovers to keep them grounded Regardless the chemistry they have with one another is intense and I love eading the scenes when they interact Even though especially in this book it s fraught with pain and hurt feelings it s sexy You can feel the attraction between the two that is fueled by the energy of the bandRead Amy s eview in its entirety here Close to 45 starsI eally wish I d e ead the first book before I started this one as it made getting into this story slightly harder as it carries on straight from the first This time the focus is Len as he works his way through his very traumatised past the bust up with his best friend Trev You always hurt the one you love the one you should not hurt at all You always take the sweetest ose and crush it till the petals fall You always break the kindest heart with a hasty word you can t ecall So if I broke your heart last night it kindest heart with a hasty word you can t ecall So if I broke your heart last night it because I love you most of all The Mills Brothers In the Wings by Jaime Samms is about Lennie Stevens and his horrific ability to hurt the ones he loves in particular his life long friend Trevor Lennie and Trevor have an unhealthy co dependent elationship They are so close they are almost literally part of each other Their boundaries are so blurred that neither can be objective about the other Being close is one thing not being able to discern your needs and fears from each other s is another In Len and Trevor s case it has the power to destroy them and everyone around themLennie learned early in life that those who are supposed to love and protect you don t always live up to that expectation Lennie Grew Up Believing He grew up believing he unlovable Lennie has gone through life surmising that bad things happen to him because that s all he deserves Until he can egain his self worth he s not capable of doing anything other than spewing his venomous negativity on everyone and everything He almost destroys Trevor whom he claims to love than anyone The harder Trevor tries to help the worse Lennie treats him As damaged as Lennie seems he s actually the stronger of the two He s the one who ealizes what he s doing to Trevor is wrong and emoves himself from the situation When Lennie leaves with Vance he makes a commitment to change which takes an enormous amount of courage Learning how to accomplish it is far monumental than either he or Vance can imagine It s a ough long oad with lots of setbacks but for every layer of sludge Len exposes and dispenses from his nightmarishness past is another layer that feels that much betterVance Ashcroft whisks Lennie away ealizing he has problems but confident that with time patience and discipline he can help Lennie get himself under control They love each other but soon ealize that Lennie s problems are far deeper than either of them Lenny Stevens was the lead guitarist of the up and coming grunge band Firefly until he crossed the line with the band’s lead singer Now he’s faced with the impossible task of ebuilding his life without the music that had kept him together Struggling with his fear and age he creates the same damaging patterns in.have a fierce primal attraction to each other yet they know they aren t good for each other