Out of Bounds – 4 Stars

out of bounds

A.R. Barley

Boundaries Series (Book 1)

Release Date: March 14, 2016


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book blurb

When the weather outside starts cooling down, inside the dorm things are heating up. Can these college roommates fall in love without going out of bounds?

Beaten and heartbroken, Jesse Cole is placed in a new dorm room after his last roommate attacked him. Just wanting to be left alone to heal in peace, he’s shocked when tall, dark and dangerous-looking Nick Moretti walks in.

Nick doesn’t have time to tiptoe around his new roommate—he’s too busy working in order to pay for school. But something about Jesse brings out his protective instincts. As their cautious friendship grows and becomes loaded with sexual tension, he wants to make Jesse comfortable.

Enter the perfect plan: a line of tape down the center of the room. Boundaries established.

But as innocent movie nights become hours-long temptation marathons, and whispered chats from across the room delve into straight-up dirty territory, crossing the line has never been so satisfying.

about the author

A.R. Barley

A.R. Barley is a writer of humorous (she hopes) contemporary romance for everyone. She writes M/M romance under the name A.R. Barley and M/F romance under the name Aleah Barley. After living all over the United States, she recently moved to Motor City with a fluffy Maine Coon Cat who is constantly trying to appropriate her computer. She also lives with a rambunctious Labrador and a sexy engineer who can wiggle his ears. She is preparing for the zombie apocalypse while she works on her next book.

Author’s Links

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my review4 Stars

I thought Out of Bounds was a fast paced and charming book. The characters were interesting and incredibly likable. Plus their story was fun to read.

Jessie and Nick are college students who end up as roommates after a horrible incident. They develop a sweet connection and a strong friendship, one that is slightly over shadowed by a powerful sexual attraction. However, they’re both hesitant to turn their relationship into more because of their own emotional baggage so they initially try to ignore it.

But sometimes feelings grow too intense and lust cannot be ignored – such as the case with Jessie and Nick.  As their relationship together develops, it becomes this sweet and touching romance. It’s filled with tender moments that make your heart swoon as well as scenes that make it beat just

This was my first book from A.R. Barley and my introduction to the Boundaries series. However, I absolutely enjoyed my time spent with Jessie and Nick so I look forward to reading about some of their friends in the future books.


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