Author: Lynn Michaels
Release Date: 15 March, 2018 Price: $2.99
Reviewed by Jacy
Cover Art: The background at the top is water with some wicked looked looking clouds building a storm and a man’s face to the right. He has a receding hairline and some scruff. He isn’t smiling big but you can see mirth in his eyes. The bottom half of the book depicts a calmer ocean with a fishing boat. The book’s title is in a white, smooth, script font which fits the story. The author’s name is in white capitals at the bottom of the cover.
Synopsis: Matches perfectly and gives you a taste of the story.
Plot: Cal is wanting more than a fisherman’s life. Scott wants more than his Dad’s company, which he doesn’t want at all. A heavy storm hits and Cal is swept off his ship, no mates to be seen. Scott is hit by the same storm. Cal finds Scott and as they get to know each other, they see each other’s point of view, and things in a different way.
Cal- mature fisherman who had just celebrated his 50th birthday
Prescott- (Scott)- A younger man who dreams of a different life
This story doesn’t have many secondary characters. The ones who do appear, like Scott’s parents, do make an impact on the storyline.
Flow/Continuity: The story is smooth sailing with no breaks in the storyline. The intimate scenes fit their placement.
Conflict & Climax: The main conflict is within themselves as they are trying to navigate life and its expectations. Finding themselves, I feel is an analogy to the storm.
Editing/Formatting: The story is edited well and contains distinct chapter headings.
Priced: Lower than many new releases in this or any genre.
Conclusion: The story is about life on the water, whether it is a fishing boat or a yacht. I love that there is a ‘ no fish, ocean environments or marine animals were harmed while writing this story’ warning. You can’t beat two hot bodies which smell of fish, but are so hungry for each other’s body that the smell doesn’t matter.
Rating: 9 out of 10 While the sex isn’t overdone or a sex to be sex story, there isn’t a sexual content warning.
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Out Of The Ocean by Lynn Michaels Blurb:
Shipwrecked, fighting for their lives, and finding unexpected love.
Cal Bigsby spent his life working the fishing boats and ignoring who he really is and what he needs to be happy.
Prescott ‘Scott’ Vandenburton is being primed to take over Daddy’s company, but he craves a life of his own. His only escape is sailing his yacht.
When a freak storm hits, both are forced to think about life from a whole new perspective.
“I suck at my job. If I were anyone else, you would have fired me a long time ago. Hell, anything good that comes from my office is due to my assistant.”
His father sighed deeply and sat in the club chair in front of the desk. “I know that. I hope you’ll learn.”
“I’m not going to learn. I hate it. I’m not happy.”
“And what would make you happy? You need a family to refocus your ambition.”
Scott grumbled under his breath and moved around to sit in front of his father in the facing chair. “Dad. I’m gay. Face it.”
“I know that. I get it. I’m not saying marry a woman. But, at least find a man that won’t bring you down. Someone up to your status. Don’t waste your time pining for some fisherman.”
“Papa, don’t. Cal is a fine man.”
Lynn Michaels lives and writes in Tampa, Florida where the sun is hot and the Sangria is cold. When she’s not writing she’s kayaking, hanging with her husband, or reading by the pool. Lynn writes Male/Male romance because she believes everyone deserves a happy ending and the dynamics of male characters can be intriguing, vulnerable, and exciting. She has both contemporary and paranormal titles and has been writing since 2014. Her stories don’t follow any set guidelines or ideas, but come from her heart and contain love in many forms.
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