Tuesday, October 25, 2016

ARC Review: Out of My Mind by A.J. Truman

Out of My Mind (Browerton University, #3)
From the blurb:

Mac had to be out of his mind.

Completely out of his ever-loving mind to even consider rooming with Gideon. The same guy he kissed during his freshman year who said he was straight. He’s held Mac’s mind hostage for the last two years after running out that one special night. Mac was a fan of social experiments, and this one was going to be a doozy.

Gideon doesn’t sweat anything. He was always two lies ahead of everyone. A master at spinning rock solid alibis to protect the house of cards that was his life. To Browerton University, he’s the popular guy getting over a breakup. To his family…the dutiful and responsible son. But rooming with Mac was bringing up old memories and forming new ones. First, a friendship develops, and then a late night infused with alcohol pushes them into uncharted, benefits-laden waters.

As their sexual experimentation continues, and the lies add up, both of them fight to withstand the feelings growing between them, feelings that could ruin their friendship and topple Gideon’s house of cards for good.

Heather's rating:

A.J. Truman is a new-to-me author, and I was a little nervous about trying this one. To start, I jumped into the series at book 3 (which was fine to do, by the way, because this can totally be a stand-alone). I also am wary of trying new authors, rightfully so, because I've been buuuuurned time after time by sub-par writing.

Out of My Mind was a VERY cute surprise.

I'm a HUGE sucker for the roommate-to-lover premise, and give me some horny college boys any day of the week! However, this book started off a bit... rocky for me. The action seemed a little sudden, and I wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy this one. The writing wasn't super polished, and I was worried that it wouldn't be slow-burny enough for me.

Once the story got going, though, it really got better. I love stories about people struggling and discovering their sexuality, and I liked seeing Gideon come to terms with his feelings. Sure, there was more back and forth, lying, and melodrama than I usually like, but the chemistry between Mac and Gideon was strong enough that I didn't mind. Plus, I found them to be smokin' in bed!

I liked this one WAY more than I expected. If you want a fun, sexy new adult coming out story, this one will fit the bill.

*ARC provided by the author*
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