Clean Break (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Clean Break (Farm College #2)
Author: Erin McLellan
Publisher: Self publishing
Release Date: March 18, 2019
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Mild BDSM
Page Count: 309 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Connor’s To-Do List:
• Learn to accept my future on the family farm
• Be social, to a degree
• Make a secret bucket list
• Have a real conversation with Travis Bradford

Travis’s To-Do List:
• Get into my top law school
• Get the hell out of Elkville, Oklahoma
• Stay focused on my dreams and goals—no crushes, no distractions
• Get spanked by hot and perfectly fussy farm boy, Connor Blume

Travis and Connor do not like each other, but after being paired together in Entomology 101, their mutual hostility explodes into secret after-class hookups and unexpected feelings. With graduation looming near and their careers taking them in different directions, they’ll have to decide if a future together is worth adjusting their to-do lists and letting go of their carefully laid plans.

This is a book about two complete opposites that starts out with misunderstandings that leads them to not care for the other. But after having to be partners at school for one of their classes, things start to change. But the question is, is this change for the better or is this change what is going to break both of these men completely? This was a good read but I have to say at some points I really did not like Travis. He acted so tough on the exterior but honestly he was just as affected by Connor as Connor was affected by him. Other than that I enjoyed this book.

Connor is one of those guys that is shy. He has OCD, which for the most part he is able to control. He does not talk much because of his shyness. He has high anxiety around others. But Connor tries really hard to not let this affect him. But it does affect him at times when he is stressed over something and he says or does the wrong thing. That is exactly what happens when Connor and Travis almost hook up for the first time. Connor comes off as being closeted, which is totally not the case. But as always, Connor meant to say one thing only to have it come out completely different. So instead of explaining himself to Travis like he hoped to do, he offended him instead.

Now a new semester has started and Travis and Connor have a class together. Normally that would not be a big deal but the professor is partnering people up and doing so by alphabetical order. So now Connor and Travis are to be partners for the remainder of their class together.

Travis is not happy about being Connor’s partner but he pulls on his big boy pants and decides to just get through this class. But somewhere along the way things started out as uncomfortable between the two became so much more.

One problem though is these two men are on totally different paths in their lives and there is no intersection between the two. So both men have been doing nothing but setting themselves up for heartbreak. Instead of dealing with it though Connor’s OCD overtakes him and Travis plays indifferent and that he just does not care.

How will things play out between these two men? Can two men on different paths figure out how to make things work? Or will they both end up heartbroken and alone?

This was a good story. At first I did not think I would like it but turns out that I did. I now look forward to the next book in this series when it comes out.

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Galley copy of Clean Break (Farm College #2) provided by Erin McLellan in exchange of an honest review.


Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.
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