Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Release Day Review: Real World by Amy Jo Cousins
REAL WORLD (Bend or Break, Book Five)
When talking fails, it’s time to break out the big guns.
Five years ago, Tom Worthington busted his ass to overcome the fear and paranoia that led him to withdraw from the world and nearly lose his boyfriend. He never thought he’d find himself right back there, shutting Reese out, keeping secrets again.
Reese Anders is ready to try anything to get Tom to talk: if he can’t seduce his boyfriend with food, he’ll get Tom to open up in bed. But even Tom’s confession that his dad is getting out of prison soon doesn’t clear the air between them. And as the holidays approach, intensive mentoring from a new British boss creates more distractions, until Reese is keeping secrets of his own.
At a company Christmas party, it only takes Tom one look at Reese’s new boss to figure out how much danger their relationship is in. But he’s not about to let the connection that started all those years ago at Carlisle come to an end. It’s time to deal with their problems like adults. Face to face. Or back to front. Starting in the bedroom.
Warning: This book contains two adorable guys with way too many secrets, conciliatory rigatoni, a bedroom lesson on the power of multitasking, and indisputable evidence on what makes the perfect holiday HEA.
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What I thought about Real World
I got hooked on this series with the very first book, Off Campus. Tom and Reese go through a lot to get to a happy place, and it was easy to get invested in these characters.
It was great to check in with these guys again and see if they've managed to hang onto their happy-ever-after. Real World is a great name for this book, as Tom and Reese are dealing with some new problems in their relationship. College is over and the real world hands Tom and Reese some challenges -- the kind that can make or break a relationship.
Amy Jo Cousins does a great job of portraying these characters realistically without making it too dark and without losing the scorching chemistry between these two. I loved seeing these characters enter a new stage in their relationship. Real World is a fabulous capstone to their story.
Every book in this series gives me something fresh and interesting, and that's what I love about The Bend or Break series.
ARC provided for review.
About the Author
Amy Jo Cousins writes contemporary romance and erotica about smart people finding their own best kind of smexy. She lives in Chicago with her son, where she tweets too much, sometimes runs really far, and waits for the Cubs to win the World Series.