Off Campus is part 1 in the Bend or Break series. Being me, I started…
Level Hands is the newest addition to the Bend or Break series by Amy Jo Cousin and I was asked to read and review this book as part of an eARC/Blogtour . Of course I agreed knowing how much I loved this series so far. And I was not disappointed, I loved part 4 just as much as the previous three.
In part 3 we briefly met Rafael Castro and Denny Winslow. Denny is Cash’s nephew recently out of the closet and Rafael is part of the team that Cash coaches. There definitely was something between Rafael (Rafi) and Denny, but there was no time exploring it. On his 18th birthday Denny persuaded Rafi to kiss him just to know what it feels like to be kissed by another guy. But it never went further than that.
This book is set about two years later as Rafi is going to college on a scholarship, the same college that Denny is at. They kept in touch all this time, but haven’t seen each other again after their last encounter. So now they will meet again and they will discover if there is still something between them or not.
Tensions are rising high as Rafi discovers college is not as easy as he thought it would be. Struggling to keep his head above water, Rafi is getting more and more stressed out. And on top of it all, he is sure that the only reason he is in college is his connection to Denny and his family. He isn’t there because of his talent, but because they needed a charity case. His feelings for Denny are getting stronger and stronger, but he is convinced he is not good enough for Denny and he deserves so much better.
Will they be able to save what they have together? Is Rafi capable of overcoming his own insecurities and allow Denny in? Will Denny be able to wait as long as it takes for Rai to get his act together?
The book officially comes out on August 25th, but I am so glad that I got to read it before that. I don’t know how she does it, but Amy Jo has me falling in love with these books and these boys more and more as I read on. So easy to read, so easy to relate and just great writing. Be warned, the second you start reading you will not stop until it is finished.
Also, whoever designs the fronts of the books deserves some big credit. The models are great, the pictures are beyond amazing and I can really picture the character looking like the picture on the front.
All in all, I would rate this book 4 stars out of 5, so a very highly recommended read to anyone!! It helps if you read part 1, 2 and 3, but this book can be read as a separate story.