The second book in A.J. Truman’s Browerton University series is even better than the first! Out on a Limb shows that you’re never too old to discover something new about yourself.
I love a good May-December romance. Honestly, it’s my favorite trope when done well because I love the dynamic between the characters. With MCs at different stages of their lives, it makes for tantalizing conflict.
Plus, it’s just plain yummy.
Then there was Walker’s son, Hobie, who was so fricken adorable I wanted to hug him and squeeze him. He wasn’t this perfect caricature of a child–which is good because I hate when that happens. He’s a real character with his own development and growth. Two thumbs up!
When the book begins, Walker is in such a terrible place in his life that my heart ached for him. For years, he’s been living his life in a sort of daze. Drifting through work and home without any real connection to anyone or anything. His own son wants little to do with him.
The progression Walker makes through the story was the most drastic and the most satisfying. Meeting–and falling for–Cameron lit a match inside of him. He found purpose and rediscovered himself.
I loved Cameron’s passion and dedication to his goals. He knew what he wanted and he worked his butt off to get it. I just wish he hadn’t had to compromise his dreams in the end, or that we at least got to see more of the new direction his life took.
Out on a Limb by A.J. Truman was a satisfying mix of New Adult and second chance. Walker and Cameron are the kind of couple that encourages each other to be better people. I can’t wait for more in this series.
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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.