Real World – Bend or Break #5
Bookreview / December 24, 2015

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…

Cover Reveal: Real World
Bookreview , Bookteaser / September 22, 2015

Well we all know how much I love Amy Jo Cousins and especially her Bend or Break series. And today she revealed the cover for the latest addition to the series, which will be part 5. It is called Real World and will finally give Tom and Reese the HEA we know they deserve and have been fighting for so long. For those of you who subscribed to Amy Jo’s newsletter, the cover has already been revealed yesterday. So I advice everyone to subscribe to the newsletter for exclusive previews, blurbs and so on. You can subscribe right here. And for all of you who cannot wait, we have a small and slightly NSFW excerpt. You can pre order the book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or the Samhain site. So if you loved all other parts before this one, then you MUST buy this one, no questions asked…. And now for the excerpt as promised…. When talking fails, it’s time to break out the big guns. Six 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…

The Girl Next Door – Bend or Break #3
Bookreview / July 26, 2015

The Girl Next Door is part 3 in the Bend or Break series by Amy Jo Cousins and I must say I am falling in love with these books more and more. I already loved part 1 and part 2, but part 3 is equally fantastic, if not more. In part 3 we catch up again with Charles “Cash” Carmichael, who we already met in part 1 as best friend of Tom. In this part Cash is quite a different man from what he once was. He told his family where they could stick their job and appartment. He would be doing something completely different, something his heart is more into. So he ends up coaching soccer for Chicago’s less privileged kids. The money is bad, the surroundings are bad but he loves his job very much. Then suddenly one night his cousin is standing at his door, all the way from the other side of the country. His cousin recently came out to his parents, who did not believe him and told him it was just a phase and it would pass. Cash has no idea how to handle this. So he asks for help…. And who better to…

Off Campus – Bend or Break #1
Bookreview / March 31, 2015

Off Campus is part 1 in the Bend or Break series. Being me, I started with part 2 and then part 1. Read the review of part 2 here. In this first part we meet Tom ‘Worthy’ Worthington. Because of a crime his father committed, Tom feels guilty and left alone. He has no money, no friends and is struggling very hard to make sure atleast his education works out. He spends months sleeping in his car, making money wherever he can. Finally he manages to get back into student housing, especially for older students. But his new room comes with a room mate, Reese Anders. And Reese is gay, very gay and not ashamed about it. He is determined to get Tom out of his room as soon as possible. And the way to do it is to drag a different boy in his bed every day and have sex as much as possible to make Tom feel uncomfortable. But does it make Tom feel that way? Tom finds it more and more difficult to ignore his feelings, wants and desires. Until one night….. but Tom is sure he is not good enough for Reese and Reese will run for…