Final Encore

Final Encore When hunky aspiring country singer Billy Eagan heads to Nashville in search of his big break a relationship and love are the furthest things from his mind Taking a foreman s job at the Lazy H ranch a

  • Title: Final Encore
  • Author: Scotty Cade
  • ISBN: 9781615816576
  • Page: 377
  • Format: ebook
  • When hunky aspiring country singer Billy Eagan heads to Nashville in search of his big break, a relationship and love are the furthest things from his mind Taking a foreman s job at the Lazy H ranch and not knowing how he will be accepted, Billy decides to fly under the radar and stay as closeted as he can without denying who he really is It s immediately confirmed thatWhen hunky aspiring country singer Billy Eagan heads to Nashville in search of his big break, a relationship and love are the furthest things from his mind Taking a foreman s job at the Lazy H ranch and not knowing how he will be accepted, Billy decides to fly under the radar and stay as closeted as he can without denying who he really is It s immediately confirmed that he made the right decision when he discovers that homophobia is still alive and well in Tennessee Then Billy gets his break and meets gorgeous record label executive Ian Dillon Their worlds collide both professionally and personally, and Billy falls hard But Ian is still haunted by the mysterious betrayal of his one and only lover, and knowing Billy possesses the power to emotionally destroy him, Ian decides to cut his losses and simply walk away Determined not to give up on the man he loves, Billy secretly starts to unravel the past and quickly finds that it s not what it appears Can Billy rescue Ian s heart, or will bigotry and hatred win over love

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    1. An exercise in ''tell, don't show''. And the sobbing around of the MCs is also a constant. Not my thing, sorry!

    2. When I read the review for this book I really wanted to read the book. But then I started it and it was just okay I was telling myself "let's me see where the story will lead me, maybe my first impression is wrong".But I was not wrong. From the start we got this explanation of Billy's family and his life, the way he grown up, but then as he leaves home into his future, there is like a cut. Like he become an orphan, or something, even if we get the info that Billy talks with his folks true the we [...]

    3. I loved it!Very sweet, honest and reliable characters, just as I like them! Straightforward and enjoyable story with little bit of angst and a very satisfying ending. I especially liked how the whole situation with Todd was handled, since I'm usually very wary about past lovers and such, but here it was done with so much tact! Billy and Ian are perfect together <3

    4. Overall I liked this story and found the plot engaging. Billy is a country singer and is seeking his fame and fortune. He starts working as a ranch foreman and sings at Open Mic Night at the bar owned by his employers. They are good people and draw the attention of their friend Ian who comes along to hear Billy perform. Ian is a talent scout for a music label and he sees great potential in Billy.One of the main issues faced by the men is Ian's reluctance to put his heart on the line "He had long [...]

    5. If you're looking for a cure for insomnia, then you've got the right book. Otherwise, skip it. I picked up this book based upon the other reviews and let's say I wasn't so much disappointed as disgusted. Seriously, dreamspinner editors? The first chapter is all backstory. Boo-hoo, tragic past, starting over, got it. But pages and pages of this? gag me. Then, starting with the second chapter, the rapid and paragraph to paragraph switches in POV is enough to give you a migraine trying to figure ou [...]

    6. A big no for me and a complete waste of time and brain cells. The "telling" was horrible. It literally made my brain explode. Characters didn't shown one bit of chemistry. Sex scenes, Omg, really? Does that really happens, anywhere? And I so dislike whiny, crying characters. What's with that, every now and then a character cries his eyes out.Although the above were plenty for me not to even bother rate this book, the decision was made for me when the confession time came and the protagonist made [...]

    7. Some might think that this story is a little corny but I think instead that exudes love and positivity of each page, Cade is a writer who describes the feelings so sweet and never boring not being afraid to talk even when there is pain and suffering which leads to the realization that it truly lives when you have someone to love or like Ian says, "to lose".

    8. So much narrative! I don't mind a bit of an info dump but there are ways of doing it that don't make it feel as though I'm reading a report. That and the whiplash POV changes from paragraph to paragraph made this a DNF for me which is a shame as the blurb sounded great.

    9. Wow and wow 5 plus stars.🌟 I loved this story. This is the sequel to Before The Encore which this had me connect to Billy and Ian in a big way. The first book was fantastic but this one was way better. Scotty Cade is an amazing writer and tottally one of my favorites. This has a love story with an element of danger but you know who it is, but the when you wont see coming. Hot scenes are smokin for this couple. I'll be planning to grab the next bookBilly had big hopes when he leaves for Nashvi [...]

    10. 4 star review by VickiThis book starts as Billy Eagan is on his way to Nashville to become a country music star. He gets in to Nashville, finds a cheap hotel and starts looking for a job, while scoping out the music scene. After a bit of searching, he is hired to be a ranch foreman by Jules James, the owner of the Lazy H ranch. He settles in to his new job, and is quite happy to learn that Jules and his wife Jean, own a club in downtown Nashville, that has an open night competition every month. [...]

    11. RomanticLoved the prequel and this book very much! Absolutely ergo anyone who a great romantic story with sexy cowboys everywhere!

    12. After years of living for everyone else, Billy Eagan sets off for Nashville to follow his dream of breaking into country music. Soon after he arrives, he finds a job at the Lazy H Ranch. Owners Jean and Jules also own a club, and when Billy finds out they do open-mic nights he’s excited. The crowds love him, and when he meets Jean and Jules’ friend, sexy agent Ian, he’s convinced things can’t get any better for him.Ian’s attracted to Jules as well, but his past makes him hesitant to tr [...]

    13. Nashville and all her glory, fame, and broken dreams are featured in Final Encore. The descriptions of the town, her people, and an extraordinary love story compelled me to look further into this seemingly magical place. I was impressed by the quality of Mr. Cade's first published book, and look forward to more from this author. Admittedly I'm completely ignorant of the country music scene and the artists mentioned in the book. I did however, enjoy the time spent checking out the songs reference [...]

    14. This is the second book of Scotty Cade's that I read. Although I thoroughly enjoyed Wings of Love and in the end gave it a 5-star rating, it took me awhile to get into the story. Not so with Final Encore. From the first line to the last, this book grabbed my attention and held me throughout. For a debut novel this was for me a remarkable achievement.I love how the author infused songs and artists into his story. My favorite being when Billy sang Bless the Broken road. I played the song while rer [...]

    15. I received a copy of Final Encore from Scotty Cade on his blog tour with Kimmers Erotic Book Banter.Final Encore is technically the 2nd book in the series Before the Final Encore *Free Read* and give the back story to Ian one of the m/c's.Ian has worked hard to make a life for himself after being disowned by his parents for being gay!!. He lands in Nashville on the doorstep of Jules and Jean who run a bar, they take him in give him a job and a place to stay. Which gives him the time and the conf [...]

    16. I just read all four for Scotty's books consecutively. Nice enough stories but this last one, more than the previous three, irked me somewhat - same M.O. (for starters) with the villain appearing to commit some last minute crime as with the previous book. But the thing that threw me was that there was one particular sex scene that was, word for word, identical to the 'big' sex scene in the previous book. Same descriptions, same emotions, same everything. The only difference was that the names of [...]

    17. I was expecting more ranch and less country-music themes, but in the end, I was satisfied with the story and learning about the music industry. I felt a little less of an emotional connection with these two than the leads in Wings of Love, but as usual read this book straight through and wasn't disappointed.I see some other reviewers were not as complimentary, but it's still a good love story, well-written, and fits the genre. We had some good development of the secondary characters, and while t [...]

    18. A 2.5* read for me, and I picked this up free at DSP. I have enjoyed other Scotty Cade books but this one just didnt get going for me.The story premise was fine, Billy newly arrived in Nashville from NO, finds a job, welcome and a talent spot. Ian, the 'adopted' son of Billy's mentors is a talent scout and those meddlesome parents bring the two together with great personal and professional success. The is the homophobic baddie and a deep dark secret in Ian's past. All the right ingredients, but [...]

    19. I loved this book. I loved Billy from the first minute I met him and he was so sweet and honourable and funny and amazing and okay girl crush over, sigh. He and Ian were made for each other and this book was such a pleasant and enjoyable read, it made a rainy Sunday fly by.Ian was wonderful as well and I really liked the insights into the country music industry. I felt that the way the ex was dealt with was very well done and to my surprise even though the two characters stayed in the closet, it [...]

    20. I rated this book 5 stars because I not only liked the story, but I loved the characters and not just the MCs. Scotty has done a masterful job of describing that amazing feeling when love is fresh and new and also bringing in reality that anyone over the age of puberty (or possibly younger) comes with history, hurt and "baggage". It's an important message that it is not about the baggage, per se, but finding someone you are willing to let in and help unpack and put away that baggage, Kudos to Sc [...]

    21. I thoroughly enjoyed Scotty Cade's first novel and am looking forward to many more. It was hard to believe it was a first! He had a wonderful mix of characters and a warmth in his writing that made me feel that I personally knew the characters. Also, he captured the country music scene --with which I have first hand familiarity -- beautifully. This is a wonderful,e ntertianing, warm and romantic read - all that it promised to be and then some. I look forward to more from Scotty!

    22. Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance Final Encore was Scotty Cade's first published novel. It has since been re-edited and expanded a bit. I never read the first edition, so I can not speak to the differences between the editions. This review focuses on the second edition recently released by Dreamspinner Press.For Complete review see Prism Book Alliance: prismbookalliance/?pos

    23. 3.5*I liked this book! Both Billy and Ian just clicked! Billy is a very unassuming country singer looking for his big break. Ian has had his heart so broken that he guards it very well. The only part that I couldn't get behind was Ian's ex-boyfriend and that whole episode. It just wasn't believable to me. But will read the next one in this series.

    24. I couldn't get into this story because I didn't feel a part of it. Very few places on the story had me living through the events as they happened. I wanted to like this story and I did finish it but was never drawn in. I rather think this may be that it was earlier book by this author b/c I have read "Wings of Love" and didn't have the same response.

    25. Although this book is sugary sweet at times I found it very enjoyable. The reason for Ian being unable to commit to a relationship I found rather weak and maybe more could have been made of Buck and the ranch. The writing was good though and the story flowed effortlessly - a good book to read on vacation on the beach where you don't need anything too taxing or much thought.

    26. Absolutely loved this book!A great book. The connection between Billy and Ian was great. There was no dragged out scenes which I seem to find in many books nowadays. Can't wait for the conclusion in "After the Final Encore".

    27. This was a good, fun book. It has everything you need for a good escape book: sudden success, romance and just a little bit of tension. Good characters and interesting settings make for a fast pace and keep your interest.

    28. Well, other than the prologue having been copy and pasted in part from this book, which means having read EXACTLY the same thing twice, no real complaints about this book. It's solid. It's competent and entertaining. It'll do.

    29. I just finished reading this book. I love the authentic way the author writes. I want to hang out with Billy Eagan. Very real characters. Gotta love a man in a cowboy hat! Here is a tip of the hat to author Scotty Cade. Can't wait for your next book.

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