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This book is raw and owerful Intense and insightful Lenny s story is much intense than DamienTrevor It had me from the beginning and I couldn t Hook put it down I recommend it for those interested in BDSM You always hurt the one you love the one you should not hurt at all You always take the sweetest rose and crush it till theetals fall You always break the kindest heart with a hasty word you can t recall So if I broke your heart last night it s 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 articular his life long friend Trevor Lennie and Trevor have an unhealthy co dependent relationship They are so close they are almost literally art 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 Magi (Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Official Guidebook) power to destroy them and everyone around themLennie learned early in life that those who are supposed to love androtect you don t always live up to that expectation Lennie grew up believing he was unlovable Lennie has gone through life surmising that bad things happen to him because that s all he deserves Until he can regain 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 realizes what he s doing to Trevor is wrong and removes 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 rough long road with lots of setbacks but for every layer of sludge Len exposes and dispenses from his nightmarishness Forever past is another layer that feels that much betterVance Ashcroft whisks Lennie away realizing he hasroblems but confident that with time atience and discipline he can help Lennie get himself under control They love each other but soon realize that Lennie s roblems are far deeper than either of them anticipates 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 no 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 reaches his limit and confesses all the gory details of his Illuminatis past they are able help get to the root of Lennie sroblems With everything out in the open Vance and Lennie are able to make a stronger commitment setting them on a better People Will Talk 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 theoints made in this story is that with enough desire courage and commitment it can be overcome eople like Lennie can turn this vicious ugly circumstance into something healthy and strong I recommend this to everyone who appreciates a book that will entertain educate and satisfy Thanks Jaime for a thought rovoking intense reading experience NOTE This book was The Pearl Thief provided by Dreamspinner Press for theurpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews Too confusing depressing to finish Stopped at 80% because I couldn t take it any Jaime Samms has turned into one of my favorite authors this Healthier Together 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 raped in hisast 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 rest 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 The Haunting of Sunshine Girl problems takes len away to try and help him but the relationship is falling apart because Len won t tell Vance what has happened to him Vance is afraid toush 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 Routledge Library Editions physically when he feels too over whelmedI loved Len and Vance and wanted to cry because they were in such emotionalain and yet there were times that I wanted to shake Len and tell him to try to open up and tell Vance about his Crisis in Bethlehem past like hissychiatrist is The Return of the Twelves 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 rest of the story but if you like MM stories about a rock 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 firstageI really hope there are books in this series I have been giving less and less 5 Star ratings for books recently I read and review so many books at the moment that it has to be something Dizzy Jimmy pretty special to get the top rating I read some great books every week for Prism and I am always looking for the one that has something a bit different or a bit special a book that touches me and leaves me wanting immediatelyThis was one of those books Not because it was about hot raunchy rock stars Not because it contains BDSM. 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 rebuilding his life without the music that had kept him together Struggling with his fear and rage he creates the same damagingatterns in.

Not because it was a seuel to a book I had Locuras lejos de casa! (Serie Lady Pecas 1) previously loved Not because as usual Jaime Samms writing was fantastic All of these things helped to make the story what it was and they are also elements that I really enjoy in a storywho doesn t like Rockers and BDSM No the thing that sold this story to me was simple It was the Relationship Dynamic Nothing and nothing lessLet me explainI love a good BDSM book I love a good Ds relationship I am becoming and wary though of it being a uick fix to a broken sub with an abusiveast It is something that ersonally doesn t sit well with me There isn t a uick fix or easy answer to someone who has suffered years of abuse and I feel sometimes that we undermine a ersons hurt and anguish by implying there isIf you have read Book 1 which you should you will remember just how damaged and volatile Lenny is His Grammar by Diagram previous relationship with Ace left him nearly dead and the conseuences of that among other things led to the damage and abuse that he inflicted on his best friend and fellow band member Damian At the end of Book 1 Vance steps in and removes Lenny from his band his friends and his destructive lifestyle and takes him to live at his ranch Book 2 is the start of his healingVance has got his head screwed on He has a successful career and isretty comfortable with who he is It wasn t always like that though A recovering alcoholic he still has to fight his own demons and remind himself that the answers are not in the bottle He is a Dom and when he first met Lenny he was convinced the broken and struggling man was the Murder Maker perfect Sub for him The thing that really strikes you with Vance is his lack of arrogance and self importance He is only too aware that he doesn t have all the answers and isn t tooroud to ask for help when he feels he is losing controlLenny has been losing himself to inner turmoil since he was a small child He is volatile and angry and in a really bad نشانی‌ها place when he first arrives at the Ranch He struggles to talk to his therapist and Vance about hisast abuse It is a vicious circle of Ask Yourself This pain and anger until he finally breaks when the band visits for his birthday At thisoint a lot of the ugly comes out and for the first time there seems to be a chance that he can move forwardWhat I loved most about this Good Witch, Bad Witch pair is they were both out of their depth at times and that was ok As I said before there was no uick fix and the issues were very real and not swept under the carpet It was a battle that was sometimes nasty and neither one of the men had the answers but nor could they just walk away As much as Lance needed to be dominant in the relationship and Lenny craved to submit it was neverushed and felt natural to their relationship The main emphasis was trust and this was something that Lenny struggled with throughout the story His nightmares and flashbacks were very real and very violent At the end of the story Lenny is strong enough to slowly start facing his The Tokyo Zodiac Murders past and begin making amends in his relationships but he is nowhere near as strong as he could be I would love for there to be another chapter of this story where we see both Lenny and Damian or moving on with their lives anderhaps getting to a Yours, Mine and Ours (Second Chances point where they could once again be friends and leave the damage and anger behind Close to 45 starsI really wish I d re read the first book before I started this one as it made getting into this story slightly Off Stage In The Wings is the second book in a series about the rock band Firefly I didn t read the first book Off Stage Right For the first fewages of this book I thought that might Riverview, Gone But Not Forgotten put me at a disadvantage but that turned out not to be the case I would havereferred to read them in order and would recommend that you do it that way but enough background was given so I didn t feel like I was coming in at the middle of the story It just seemed like the back story was really good and I wish I had read itLenny Stevens used to be the lead guitarist for the grunge band Firefly He was involved in a torturous violent relationship with a lover which he thought was a Ds relationship It was in fact just Boneshaker (BA 43-500, plain violent The anger that relationship ignited in Lenny spilled over into the band and ruined his relationship with the lead singer his lifelong best friendLenny is now involved with Vance Ashcroft a very successful country singer Vance is also a Dom Lenny thinks he is ready for a Ds relationship with Vance but he has too much rage and violence to be considered safe sane and consensual which are the watchwords of any Ds relationship for lovers or justlayers Vance knows Lenny has a long way to go to be ready for the relationship that they both want He loves Lenny enough to be A Star Is Born patient with himAt least he thinks he does until Lenny destroys a guitar that meant everything to him and lashes out andhysically hurts Vance one too many times Vance tries everything he can think of to help Lenny get CSA Scenarios for the MRCGP, third edition past his rage He realizes that he can t do it alone and engages the help of Lenny s band mates and friends as well as Lenny s and his own manager a fellow DomThings go downhill fast when they come together to celebrate Lenny s birthday It is the first time the band has all been together in a long time and the oneerson Lenny wants to see the most the lead singer whom he hurt doesn t feel ready to see him so he doesn t come That s when the train runs off the rails Jaime Samms does a great job of taking the reader inside the mind of the abused and damaged Lenny and making us feel his The Ornament (Ornament, pain Not to theoint where it is ainful for us but so we understand what is driving his behavior He truly has no control over himself The rage just takes over and he s left standing there dazed looking at the ieces surrounding him afterwardMs Samms also superbly shows how hard it is for Vance to stay by Lenny s side during all this The uestion of whether love really is enough is brought to mind And is it domestic violence if the guy doing the hitting is really terribly damaged and doesn t intend to hurt his lover I say yes de. His relationship 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 Rant puts faith in his ability But when Len’s temper leads to himhysically hurting Vance and destroying roperty both men realize Len’s issues are too big for the.

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Finitely There is never an excuse for hitting a lover or artner male or female But the internal struggle Vance takes us on is insightful If he gives up on Lenny he ll be reinforcing all the negative feelings Lenny has about himself and he ll be one in a series of losses in Lenny s life This could be the loss that Challenged to Win pushes him over the edgeAs a backdrop to all this you have two musicians from very different genres who haveut their respective careers on hold Those of you who are creative types know that your creativity is a Kids Draw Knights, Kings, Queens, Dragons part of who you are If it is left to dieart of you goes away with it Vance and Lenny both have to decide how much of a role their music will lay in their lives going forward This is of course complicated by intermingling relationships of friends shared mangers and ex loversOff Stage In The Wings was a good book It left enough open ended that a third in the series is a ossibility I might even say a The Color of a Leader probability If there is a third I will be right there ordering it Title Off Stage In the WingsAuthor Jaime SammsSeries Off Stage Book 2Publisher Dreamspinner PressReviewer MollienRelease Date April 24 2014Genres Rockstar BDSM MaleMale RomancePage Count 326agesHeat 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 rebuilding his life without the music that had kept him together Struggling with his fear and rage he creates the same damaging Into the Planet patterns in his relationship with his lover V Off Stage In The Wings is the second book in a series about the rock band Firefly I didn t read the first book Off Stage Right For the first fewages of this book I thought that might Dusk (Rosales Saga, put me at a disadvantage but that turned out not to be the case I would havereferred to read them in order and would recommend that you do it that way but enough background was given so I didn t feel like I was coming in at the middle of the story It just seemed like the back story was really good and I wish I had read itLenny Stevens used to be the lead guitarist for the grunge band Firefly He was involved in a torturous violent relationship with a lover which he thought was a Ds relationship It was in fact just George Washingtons Secret Six plain violent The anger that relationship ignited in Lenny spilled over into the band and ruined his relationship with the lead singer his lifelong best friendLenny is now involved with Vance Ashcroft a very successful country singer Vance is also a Dom Lenny thinks he is ready for a Ds relationship with Vance but he has too much rage and violence to be considered safe sane and consensual which are the watchwords of any Ds relationship for lovers or justlayers Vance knows Lenny has a long way to go to be ready for the relationship that they both want He loves Lenny enough to be atient with himAt least he thinks he does until Lenny destroys a guitar that meant everything to him and lashes out and hysically hurts Vance one too many times Vance tries everything he can think of to help Lenny get The Caretaker past his rage He realizes that he can t do it alone and engages the help of Lenny s band mates and friends as well as Lenny s and his own manager a fellow DomThings go downhill fast when they come together to celebrate Lenny s birthday It is the first time the band has all been together in a long time and the oneerson Lenny wants to see the most the lead singer whom he hurt doesn t feel ready to see him so he doesn t come That s when the train runs off the railsJaime Samms does a great job of taking the reader inside the mind of the abused and damaged Lenny and making us feel his Clara After Dark - 01 pain Not to theoint where it is Quanta Reset (The Shadow Ravens, painful for us but so we understand what is driving his behavior He truly has no control over himself The rage just takes over and he s left standing there dazed looking at theieces surrounding him afterwardMs Samms also superbly shows how hard it is for Vance to stay by Lenny s side during all this The uestion of whether love really is enough is brought to mind And is it domestic violence if the guy doing the hitting is really terribly damaged and doesn t intend to hurt his lover I say yes definitely There is never an excuse for hitting a lover or Over the River Through the Wood partner male or female But the internal struggle Vance takes us on is insightful If he gives up on Lenny he ll be reinforcing all the negative feelings Lenny has about himself and he ll be one in a series of losses in Lenny s life This could be the loss thatushes him over the edgeAs a backdrop to all this you have two musicians from very different genres who have ut their respective careers on hold Those of you who are creative types know that your creativity is a art of who you are If it is left to die Kenyattas Jiggers part of you goes away with it Vance and Lenny both have to decide how much of a role their music willlay in their lives going forward This is of course complicated by intermingling relationships of friends shared mangers and ex loversOff Stage In The Wings was a good book It left enough open ended that a third in the series is a Coupage (Blood Nation possibility I might even say arobability If there is a third I will be right there ordering itReviewed by Tina at The Novel Approach A Joyfully Jay review 45 starsMy favorite In Search of Julien Hudson 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 relationship between these two is the most interesting and excitingart of this series They have a fierce Raintree (Raintree, primal attraction to each other yet they know they aren t good for each other and need their Doms and lovers to keep them grounded Regardless the chemistry they have with one another is intense and I love reading the scenes when they interact Even though especially in this book it s fraught withain 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 review in its entirety here. M to work through alone Seeking the help of the The Bachelor Takes A Bride / Coming Home To A Cowboy people who know Len best Vance invites his former bandmates to the ranch for Len’s belated birthdayarty Together they try to create a safe haven for Len to come apart and hopefully rearrange himself into a man who can live with his ast and create a future worth havi.

Jaime Samms is a plaid hearted Canadian who spends the too long winters writing stories about love between men and the too short summers digging in the garden There are dust bunnies in the corners of her house—which she blames on a husky named Kai There are dishes on the counter—which is clearly because teenagers There is hot coffee in the pot and the occasional meal to keep her from starving—b