Friday, November 13, 2015

[ARC Review]: "Real World"

Real World by Amy Jo Cousins
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (November 17, 2015)
Series: Bend or Break, 5
Genre: M/M Romance 

When talking fails, it’s time to break out the big guns.

Five 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 right back there, shutting Reese out, keeping secrets again.

Reese Anders is ready to try anything to get Tom to talk: if he can’t seduce his boyfriend with food, he’ll get Tom to open up in bed. But even Tom’s confession that his dad is getting out of prison soon doesn’t clear the air between them. And as the holidays approach, intensive mentoring from a new British boss creates more distractions, until Reese is keeping secrets of his own.

At a company Christmas party, it only takes Tom one look at Reese’s new boss to figure out how much danger their relationship is in. But he’s not about to let the connection that started all those years ago at Carlisle come to an end. It’s time to deal with their problems like adults. Face to face. Or back to front. Starting in the bedroom.

Warning: This book contains two adorable guys with way too many secrets, conciliatory rigatoni, a bedroom lesson on the power of multitasking, and indisputable evidence on what makes the perfect holiday HEA.

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Reviews of Cousins's Previous Novels:

Off Campus (#1) -- TBQ
Nothing Like Paris (#2) -- TBQ
The Girl Next Door (#3) -- TBQ
Level Hands (#4) -- TBQ

My Review:

I love this entire series, for so many reasons, but Tom and Reese have always been my favorite couple. When I heard they were getting an after-the-HEA novella, I was thrilled. And damn, I was not disappointed!

Once again these two gave me all the feels. There's so much emotion and real relationship struggles involved and I loved it, even as my heart ached for these two. Especially Tom and everything he was going through.

And the Christmas party that Tom put together for Reese? FEELS. So.many feels. Also, such a sweet moment in their continued HEA. (happy sigh)

"I love you," Reese said, and Tom tried to answer him with his eyes, even though his vision was blurring, because making words with his mouth was a skill he'd lost a hundred years ago.

"Yes" was all he could get out, knowing Reese would understand that he meant to wrap the whole world up in the word and give it to him.

Another fantastic read in a favorite series, I'm glad Amy Jo Cousins gave us this opportunity to visit Tom and Reese again. I can't wait to see what's next.

4 1/2 STARS! 

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I received an e-ARC of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

*Note: The quote used belongs to Amy Jo Cousins; TBQ's Book Palace does not claim it.

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Seriously, have you started this series yet? NO?! Why the hell not? It's perfect, trust me! 

Remember, since this is a Royal Pick, come back on November 26th for a chance to WIN an ecopy of your own!


Until Next Time,


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