Reviewed by Heather C
Title: Out of My Mind
Author: A.J. Truman
Series: Browerton University #3
Heroes: Mac and Gideon
Genre: MM New Adult Romance
Length: 234 pages
Release Date: September 19, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
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.
Out of My Mind is the 3rd book in the Browerton University series, but can be read as a standalone. It contains humor, heart, and hot guys. This book is intended for readers 18+.
Out of My Mind is the third novel in A.J. Truman’s Browerton University series, but it can easily be read as a stand alone.
As with Out in the Open and Out on a Limb, I ended up binge reading this book! I started reading late one night, planning to stop after only a few chapters, and next thing I know it’s 3 in the morning and I’m almost finished!! Work was EXTREMELY painful the next day.
More about the book…
When Mac arrives to Browerton his freshman year, he’s determined to be out and proud. He meets Gideon at a fresher mixer and determines there is a high probability that Gideon is flirting with him. When Mac finally makes a move, Gideon is horrified and the two men spend the next two years avoiding each other. Flash-forward past those two years: Gideon is suddenly in need of a roommate, and Mac shows up knocking on his door looking to rent a room.
I LOVED this book!! No, it isn’t perfect and is entirely too predictable, but it just hit on all the things I love when reading new adult. Especially when it comes to the CRAZY HOT experimentation…and everything else that comes with a good out-for-you story. Both guys have their quirks: Gideon, the compulsive liar and neat-freak, and Mac, the slobby roommate with the massive “non-banana” hidden in his Jenga-ish pile of junk. Gideon with his fear of no longer being the “good son” and Mac with his fear of being left alone and rejected. Somehow, Gideon and Mac are able to overcome their differences and reservations and discover they were meant to be together in the end. But it won’t be easy getting there.
Both characters were believable and easy to connect with. I smiled, I laughed out loud, and I even teared up a few times…sad tears and happy tears. I don’t want to spoil the ending, but I was happy it ended with all the big obstacles resolved.
Oh oh oh, I almost forgot to mention the few cameos of Greg and Ethan from Out in the Open. Again, I also recommend their book, but it isn’t necessary to enjoy Gideon and Mac’s story.
Hmm, who will become the next gay love story at Browerton University??
Overall Impression: I Loved It
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*