Well we all know how much I love Amy Jo Cousins and especially her Bend…
Real World is part 5 in the Bend or Break series by Amy Jo Cousins. Now as we all know I am a huge fan of the series and that hasn’t changed with this part. I already participated in the cover reveal for this book right here, and finally I read the book for real. And all I can say is “Wow, she did it again….” I LOVE LOVE LOVE these books and that will never change.
In part 1 we met Tom Worthington who was so afraid of people finding out about his criminal father, it nearly paralyzed him. He totally withdrew from the world and nearly lost his boyfriend Reese Anders because of it. And now, 5 years later, it starts all over again.
Tom’s father is about to be released from prison and is reaching out to his son to reconnect. His father has not changed and still thinks he did nothing wrong and was falsely accused of his crimes. Tom is torn apart over making the choice. The man is still his father, but he doesn’t want anything to do with him anymore. Should he go and visit him or not?
Reese is stuck in a dead end job at the office and desperate to get out. So when a new British boss comes into the office and pulls him away for a new project, Reese cannot help but feel wanted again. Reese knows that he can never tell this to Tom, so he is keeping it a secret.
When they both end up at the company Christmas party, Tom takes one look at Reese’s new boss and he knows his relation with Reese is in danger. He needs to act on it right now or they will be lost forever. Both guys need to deal with their problems like adults and talk it out if they want any kind of future together. Will they be able to pull it of?
All the characters we remember from the previous books return in this novel, mostly as secondary characters, but that is great. I love each and every one of them like I know them personal and that is just great. Amy Jo has forever stolen my heart with these novels and they will always be dear to me.
So if you loved the previous books, I urge you to go out and buy this one too. You will not be disappointed at all. And I have it on good authority there will be more additions to the series, so keep your eyes open boys and girls.