Frame of Reference by Christopher Stone

Title: Frame of Reference
Author: Christopher Stone
Publisher: MLR Press
Pages: 328
Characters: Grant and Cody
POV: 1st
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kisses: 4.5


His world-view shaped by retro movies and TV series, small-town boy, Grant Jackson, moves to Hollywood, in pursuit of television stardom.

Grant Jackson is a small-town guy, with the world-class, big city dream of becoming a network television star. But how do you make the dream come true when your resources are scant, and your frames of reference are retro motion pictures and the television series?

Determined to find out, Grant moves to Hollywood. But can he remain focused on his big dream, or will Grant be swept away in the anything goes world of gay West Hollywood – including its adult film and male prostitution scenes?


What a refreshing spin on a love story, Christopher Stone did a wonderful job with telling a wonderfully romantic story. I loved how he used dates and times for chapters it made the storyline have a really nice realistic flow.

Starting with Grant’s childhood, learning how he grew up and what events helped to shape the man he was destined to become made for a very addictive read. Reading about his first love Micheal and how his heart was broken, and then on to moving out of his parents’ house and starting his career was a joy.

Enter Cam, the sweet un-jaded loving man of Grant’s dreams. Cam was everything Grant didn’t know he wanted. I loved reading about how Cam broke down all of Grant’s walls. In truth, I think Cam is the man that many of us dream about. He’s sweet, loving and looking toward the future he’ll have with his lover. These two men were a great couple!

Between the steamy hot sex and the admiration the two men felt for each other really made this story sexy and special. Although Frame of Reference was over 300 pages I found myself disappointed when it ended, I could have easily continued to read about Grant and his escapades for many more hours. Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: Jerry


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