Friday, February 13, 2015

Off Campus by Amy Jo Cousins [Review]

Warning: This is a New Adult book and contains sexual elements and such.

Everyone’s got secrets. Some are just harder to hide.

With his father’s ponzi scheme assets frozen, Tom Worthington believes finishing college is impossible unless he can pay his own way. After months sleeping in his car and gypsy-cabbing for cash, he’s ready to do just that.

But his new, older-student housing comes with an unapologetically gay roommate. Tom doesn’t ask why Reese Anders has been separated from the rest of the student population. He’s just happy to be sleeping in a bed.

Reese isn’t about to share his brutal story with his gruff new roommate. You’ve seen one homophobic jock, you’ve seen ’em all. He plans to drag every twink on campus into his bed until Tom moves out. But soon it becomes clear Tom isn’t budging.

Tom isn’t going to let some late-night sex noise scare him off, especially when it’s turning him on. But he doesn’t want any drama either. He’ll keep his hands, if not his eyes, to himself. Boundaries have a way of blurring when you start sharing truths, though. And if Tom and Reese cross too many lines, they may need to find out just how far they can bend…before they break.

Warning: This book contains cranky roommates who vacillate between lashing out and licking, some male/male voyeurism, emotional baggage that neither guy wants to unpack, and the definitive proof that sound carries in college housing.

Normally this is out of my young adult comfort zone but i have seen everyone reading new adult lately so i decided to search for a good one to read, and i stumbled on this one that caught my attention.

This plot of the story ran really smooth and fast and i liked that, i loved the story, and how the characters weren't perfect or special but they were broken in their own way. it has a lot of sexual scenes that really surprised me in the beginning but apparently that is supposed to be normal so i kept on reading and ended up liking it. 
Sometimes the sex scenes in a book feel so unnecessary and pointless but in this story it was all about romance and that, is what i really like. I liked that this was a Gay romance story as well. 

This story is told by Tom's point of view in second person, i liked the writing style a lot. You felt a bit distant from them but not really distant you felt there but without intruding.

I absolutely adore Reese, such a great character, trying even through what he has been through. So strong, confident and just great.
I had some issues with Tom at some moment i thought he got a bit whiny and did ruin some stuff at some point. I didn't mind it but he ruined the ship that had already sailed and that i was shipping.
At some point i thought that Tom should be jealous of Cash, i was completely blown away like *gasp* but apparently it was not necessary.

 The romance in this book felt so REAL  and it was like so different from the cheesy ones i always find, It wasn't perfect and i think that made it perfect for me. It wasn't always on the honeymoon stage and they were always trying to make it work.

I really like this book and you should read it if you want something different and don't mind a gay relationship. 

I gave this book ★★★★★ on Goodreads

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