Title: Out in the Open (Bowerton University #1)
Author: A.J. Truman
Publisher: A.J. Truman
Release Date: July 30, 2016
Genre(s): Friends to lovers, gay romance
Page Count: 280 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Libraries are meant for studying – not sex
College sophomore Ethan Follett never says what’s on his mind and never wants to rock the boat. After a high school social life spent anonymous and alone, things are finally falling into place for him. He’s found a group of friends just as studious as he, and is on track for a promising legal career. Out in the open, things couldn’t be better, but secretly Ethan yearns for some real excitement in his life.
He finds it in cocky fratboy Greg Sanderson, who challenges every rigid, preconceived notion Ethan lives by. Soon, their sparring relationship turns sexual, and these enemies-with-benefits get their freak on all over campus. Yet the more Ethan comes out of his shell, the more Greg retreats into his, working overtime to keep his ladies man public persona intact. As the sex gets hotter, and they get closer to getting caught, one part of their arrangement can’t stay hidden any longer: love.
OUT IN THE OPEN is a M/M new adult romance filled with humor, heart, and hot guys. The book is intended for audiences 18+ as it contains explicit sex and language.
A.J. Truman is such an amazing author. I have read this book twice now and both times I loved it.
Ethan and Greg are complete opposites and you would never figure that these two men would end up together.
Ethan is the one at school that the popular kids would call the need with his career and the path that he needs to take to get what he wants all laid out in front of him. Ethan in my opinion is reserved, shy guy that most overlook but once you to know him he is an amazing individual.
Greg is the opposite of Ethan. He is the ladies man and is in a fraternity. He does everything he can to make everyone believe him even following a career path that he does not want to take. He lies to his friends and acts as if he is this player with women when in reality it is Ethan that he wants.
These two men play the game of cat and mouse with one another through out the whole book. You can feel the chemistry flying off the pages of this book. The problem is, is Greg ever going to have enough strength within himself to reveal who he truly is and who he truly loves. Will he ever man up and admit his feelings or will he keep dangling Ethan in the wind.
I sooooo enjoyed reading this book. I truly connected with the characters and felt as if I was in the sidelines watching this story unfold. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series and see what A.J. Comes up with next.