Title: Out on a Limb (Browerton University #2)
Author: A.J. Truman
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: April 18th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 400 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
No looking back.
That’s the motto of college senior Cameron Buckley, whether he’s kicking his latest hookup out of bed or plotting out his future as a hit screenwriter. With only a few weeks until graduation, he’s ready to put Browerton University in his rearview mirror and start the life he’s been dreaming of ever since he was a kid. But a chance meeting with a sexy stranger in a bar throws a wrench into his Hollywood plans.
For Walker Reed, no looking back is hard to do when you work minutes away from your alma mater and share child custody with your college sweetheart. Almost fifteen years after graduating from Browerton, he can’t stop wondering how he got here. He has an ex who can’t stand him, a five-year-old son he can’t connect with, and a dead-end job he can’t escape.
When Cameron and Walker first meet, they know the rules. They know their friendship has an expiration date, yet it begins changing them in ways they never expected. As graduation looms, they both know things can’t go anywhere, but they can’t keep denying the feelings pulling them closer, even as an offer from Hollywood threatens to tear them apart forever.
OUT ON A LIMB is a gay new adult romance filled with humor, heart, and hot guys. It’s the second full-length book in the Browerton University series, but can be read as a standalone. The book is intended for readers 18+.
Out on a Limb is the second book of the Browerton University #2 Series by AJ Truman. I thoroughly enjoyed book one, so I requested this one as soon as I saw it listed. In this book, we meet Walker, who feels trapped. His partner left him; his child doesn’t want to spend time with him, and somehow he ended working at his old alma mater. Then we have Cameron, who has dreams of moving to LA after graduation. What started off as a friendship grew into more than they bargained.
-Great characters. Thank goodness because they saved this book. <—I'll explain more on that later. I felt connected to them and was rooting for them all the way to get their heads out of their behinds and finally be together.
-Cameron's relationship with Walker's son.
-I loved the relationship growth between Walker and Cameron. Their interactions felt natural, and there's something to be said for a slow burn written right.
-The age gap. This is one of my favorite tropes, and I have to commend Mr. Truman for making it, realistic. '
-Lastly, I enjoyed the humor.
That being said there were a couple of niggles along the way….
-Push and pull in books either works for me or they don’t, and I have to admit these two were giving me whiplash. It’s like they didn’t want things to work. Thankfully these characters had snuck into my heart, so I forgave them their pigheadedness.
-The length of the book. There were some aspects of the story I wish had been omitted. *coughs* Like Walker’s job *coughs* I don’t think they were detrimental, and I think it would’ve improved the pace of the book.
-Also, I wish it had an epilogue. I wanted the peace of mind that things worked out and their relationship solid.
All in all, I enjoyed it. There was a lot of emotion and relatable characters. I think many people will be able to relate to them and root for their happy ending. A.J Truman is an author to look out for in the future. 4 stars.