Encore (Famous #4) Read Online Eden Finley

Categories Genre: Contemporary, M-M Romance, Romance Tags Authors: Series: Famous Series by Eden Finley
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Total pages in book: 90
Estimated words: 87933 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 440(@200wpm)___ 352(@250wpm)___ 293(@300wpm)
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Encore (Famous #4)

Author/Writer of Book/Novel:

Eden Finley

Language:
English
ISBN/ ASIN:
B09DFH7Z9W
Book Information:

BLAKE
Never make a bet with Jordan Brooks. That’s how I’ve ended up here, doing a movie that risks my entire acting career.
Taking on a gay role when I’m straight is problematic in its own right, but when production gets put on hold, and a fabricated story breaks out in the media, Jordan and I have to go into hiding. Our livelihoods are put on the line all because of an ill-timed photo and Jordan’s bitter ex-boyfriend.
Scandals, lies, and PR nightmares. Welcome to Hollywood.
JORDAN
Why am I always drawn to the straight ones? You’d think I’d learn my lesson, but when our movie is delayed, I repeat old patterns.
My plan to bury my hurt and anger toward my ex by “method acting” with Blake Monroe is foolish. But Blake is as irresistible as he is good-looking, and he settles into his role easier than I thought he would. In fact, he likes it a little too much.
There are too many PR problems hooking up with Blake for real would bring, especially when the media thinks he’s the reason my relationship fell apart. Yet, I can’t walk away from him, and it seems, he can’t walk away from me either.
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Famous Series by Eden Finley

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Eden Finley



Chapter One

Blake

The smirk on Jordan’s lips makes me want to punch him in his goddamn beautiful face. Even across the bar, his gloating arrogance can be felt from here.

He texted me to meet him at this old-school, exclusive cigar lounge, and the minute I walk in, I feel out of place. I’m used to people staring at me—it comes with the territory of being famous—but this is different. Everyone’s head turns like they’re witnessing a nun walking into a porn convention. Or … maybe the other way around. A porn convention walking into a … convent?

It’s a typical men’s club, and everyone’s dressed in suits.

Hey, my ripped jeans are designer—that’s something, thank you very much, pretentious manly men who need men-only spaces to feel superior.

Jordan Brooks, though. He’s dressed as casually as I am, but he’s his relaxed, confident self. Like the environment needs to adapt to him, not the other way around. I haven’t known him long, but I do know enough to acknowledge he’s the complete opposite to me.

I quit music and became an actor because I like it when I can pretend to be someone else. He’s an actor because, well, he loves attention.

From his insane six-four height to his deep brown hair with subtle highlights and his stubbled chin, he’s undoubtedly one of the most objectively attractive men alive. His gray eyes shine in a way that’s so … Hollywood.

I sit in the plush leather seat opposite him at his low table. “Is there a reason we’re meeting here and not at a club or somewhere less …” I look around. “Uppity?”

“A gentleman’s agreement should be done in a gentlemen’s space.” He opens his arms wide and smiles like the smartass he is.

“You’re holding me to this stupid bet?”

“The bet where I told you your ex-bandmates were hooking up and you said I was crazy?”

Damn Mason and Denver for coming out on national TV last night.

“That would be the one. I actually found out a couple of weeks ago, but they gave me the impression they weren’t going to come out anytime soon.”

“And you weren’t going to tell me?” Jordan pouts and looks ridiculous.

“Hey, I’m not going to out anyone. I might not know much about the queer community, but that’s a big no-no, right?”

“Mmhmm, and I’m sure it had nothing to do with not wanting to do my movie.”

Not at all. Ish.

“Are we sure this bet wasn’t a hypothetical thing?” I ask. “You know, like saying ‘I bet you ten million bucks that Marcus Talon won’t win another Super Bowl.’ Would you really make me pay you?”

“Yep. You’d deserve it for making that idiotic bet. Marcus Talon is the GOAT.”

I cough in between saying, “Tom Brady.”

“Should we make this bet, then? I could do with ten million dollars. I would buy a puppy rescue and name all the puppies Blake. Blake One, Blake Two—”

“No bet. Especially when it turns out you’re the type of guy who makes me pay up.” Why did I make this stupid bet to begin with? Oh yeah, because I thought there was no way Denver and Mason were actually messing around considering we’d worked together for seven years, and I never once got that vibe from them.

“A bet’s a bet,” Jordan says. “Honor and bro-code and integrity are at stake.”

“You said bro-code and integrity in the same sentence. I don’t know how serious you can really be.”

“I am always serious.”

Bullllllshiiiiit.

“Why do you want me to do this movie so badly?” I ask. “I’m sure there are countless actors who could do the role—gay actors.”

It’s not that I’m against doing the role. I actually think it would be a great opportunity for me to break out from the action franchise I’m known for. It’s going to be a big-budget romantic drama with two men as the leads. It has possible Oscar written all over it if they lean into the drama, though I’ve read the script and it feels too much like a rom-com to be considered.

Either way, it’s a role I could play to break out of the typecast of action hero. Plus, I won’t have to gain thirty pounds of muscle to play it. That would be a nice change.

I swear each time I wrap filming on a Coby Godspeed movie and I’m no longer rigorously working out six days a week, my muscles deflate faster than a helium balloon.

But another straight guy playing a gay character in a movie is bound to get backlash. Representation is important, and there are plenty of queer actors out there who could do the role.

“Ben won’t hire another queer actor,” Jordan says. “He wants a mainstream actor, someone who’ll get butts in seats, and I want you. I think you have the talent to branch out from being shirtless and running after moving trains or jumping off exploding buildings.”


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