Off Campus by Amy Jo Cousins 4 Stars!
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.
If you like New Adult angst, you will love this book. It is New Adult in the best ways
The problems our heroes have a real ones with have to do with owning sexuality, still being tied to parents for good and bad, and healing.
This is a hot read with heroes who fall in love with each other hard.
There is a lot of pain to get through but you will root for them.
I like less drama in my love stories but I still really liked this book even though I wanted a richer HEA,
Cousins is a really good writer!