Bend or Break

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 429 ratings

Off Campus Publisher's Summary

Everyone's got secrets. Some are just harder to hide.

With his father's Ponzi scheme assets frozen, Tom Worthington believes finishing college is impossible unless he can pay his own way. After months of sleeping in his car and gypsy cabbing for cash, he's ready to do just that. But his new older-student housing comes with an unapologetically gay roommate. Tom doesn't ask why Reese Anders has been separated from the rest of the student population. He's just happy to be sleeping in a bed.

Reese isn't about to share his brutal story with his gruff new roommate. You've seen one homophobic jock, you've seen 'em all. He plans to drag every twink on campus into his bed until Tom moves out. But soon it becomes clear Tom isn't budging. Tom isn't going to let some late-night sex noise scare him off, especially when it's turning him on. But he doesn't want any drama either. He'll keep his hands, if not his eyes, to himself.

Boundaries have a way of blurring when you start sharing truths, though. And if Tom and Reese cross too many lines, they may need to find out just how far they can bend before they break.

Warning: This book contains cranky roommates who vacillate between lashing out and licking, some male-male voyeurism, emotional baggage that neither guy wants to unpack, and the definitive proof that sound carries in college housing.

©2014 Amy Jo Cousins (P)2016 Insatiable Press
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  • Book 1

    • Off Campus

    • Bend or Break, Book 1
    • By: Amy Jo Cousins
    • Narrated by: Cooper North
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232

    With his father's Ponzi scheme assets frozen, Tom Worthington believes finishing college is impossible unless he can pay his own way. After months of sleeping in his car and gypsy cabbing for cash, he's ready to do just that. But his new older-student housing comes with an unapologetically gay roommate. Tom doesn't ask why Reese Anders has been separated from the rest of the student population. He's just happy to be sleeping in a bed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very powerful, sweet, good narration

    • By Morgan A Skye on 10-07-16

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 2

    • Nothing Like Paris

    • Bend or Break, Book 2
    • By: Amy Jo Cousins
    • Narrated by: Cooper North
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Jack Tarkington's life is in the toilet. He was supposed to be spending his junior year studying someplace cool, like Paris or Rome. Instead, after taking out his anger on the campus golden boy, whose dad ripped off his parents, Jack is facing possible expulsion. Sure, it's all his own fault, but coming back to the small Iowa town he thought he'd escaped, after crowing about his admission to a prestigious school, has been a humbling experience.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nothing like Off Campus

    • By HB on 10-11-16

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 3

    • The Girl Next Door

    • Bend or Break, Book 3
    • By: Amy Jo Cousins
    • Narrated by: Cooper North
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    Charles "Cash" Carmichael traded his high-rise condo and family-firm career for a job coaching soccer for Chicago's inner-city kids. He's adjusting to living on minimum wage when his young cousin, newly out and running away from home, shows up on his less than luxurious doorstep. Angsty teens definitely aren't Cash's thing. He needs local backup, and there's only one name he can think of: Stephany Tyler. Back in the day, the bisexual Steph was the perfect friend with benefits until she fell in love with a woman.

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  • Book 4

    • Level Hands

    • Bend or Break, Book 4
    • By: Amy Jo Cousins
    • Narrated by: Cooper North
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 33

    Rafael Castro is so far out of his element he can't even see it anymore. Carlisle College in Massachusetts is a long way from his Chicago home, even farther from his Dominican Republic roots. The only thing keeping him attached to his last nerve is the prospect of seeing Denny Winslow again. The first time they met, Denny taught Rafi to fly across the water, rowing hard in a knife-like boat.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Hardly worth the time or money

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-07-17

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 5

    • Real World

    • Bend or Break, Book 5
    • By: Amy Jo Cousins
    • Narrated by: Cooper North
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Five years ago Tom Worthington busted his ass to overcome the fear and paranoia that led him to withdraw from the world and nearly lose his boyfriend. He never thought he'd find himself right back there, shutting Reese out, keeping secrets again. Reese Anders is ready to try anything to get Tom to talk: If he can't seduce his boyfriend with food, he'll get Tom to open up in bed. But even Tom's confession that his dad is getting out of prison soon doesn't clear the air between them.

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 6

    • Love Me Like a Rock

    • Bend or Break, Book 6
    • By: Amy Jo Cousins
    • Narrated by: Cooper North
    • Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Having grown up with artistic implements always in hand, there's almost nothing Austin can't make real. Except for one thing - an official relationship with his best friend, rowing teammate, and occasional hookup, Vinnie. The combination of emotional and sexual frustration fuels a spark between Austin and the nude model in his drawing class. Austin isn't used to having trouble focusing; models are merely challenging subjects to be rendered on paper.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing NA series and Fabulous Narration

    • By Morgan A Skye on 03-05-17

    Regular price: $13.96

  • Book 7

    • Hard Candy

    • Bend or Break, Book 7
    • By: Amy Jo Cousins
    • Narrated by: Cooper North
    • Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Vincent Lim always assumed his best friend (and occasional hookup) Austin would be waiting for him - that eventually they'd end up together. But now that Austin's in love with another man, Vinnie is at a loss. After the world's most awkward one-night stand with a dance major, Vinnie knows the drill. Minimize the embarrassment by pretending they've never met. Yet Bryan's vibrant spirit and calm center lure Vinnie like a shelter from an emotional storm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series, great narrator! Love Bryan!

    • By Morgan A Skye on 03-15-17

    Regular price: $13.96