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Out on a Limb (Browerton University Book 2) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B01ECQO7P6
- Publisher : Truman Books (April 15, 2016)
- Publication date : April 15, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 974 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 316 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #72,222 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The story deals with some heavy questions about fear and avoidance, pursuing dreams vs. realism, disappointed expectations, and changing directions. This did get a little heavy-handed towards the very end, but for the most part was done believably and sympathetically. The quick-turnaround from Walker's ex-husband Doug raised my eyebrow a little bit, and could have been set up a little better, but mostly this story developed beautifully. Aside from a few awkward sentences, it was very well-written, and a very enjoyable read. Recommended.
One reason is that Cameron is set on a goal of graduating, leaving for Hollywood and becoming a screenwriter--and he has a professor who encourages him very strongly in that direction. Cameron is also a sexual legend on campus--he must have slept with every hot young man on campus over four years, never once doing the deed twice with anyone.
Another reason is that Walker is a wimp, a man whose ex-husband remarried almost as soon as they were divorced two years before after spending a dozen years together as boyfriends on campus and a married couple off. They adopted a baby boy, named Hobie, now four years old, and the conflicts of joint custody and Walker's ex-husband's soccer-dad psyche are laid out pretty bare.
Now, given this situation, you have to expect that happenstance and serendipity have to intervene for Cameron and Walker to get together. They accidentally meet in a gay bar in town, nothing happens, and then everything starts rolling along with a plot that is somewhat tough to take in terms of logic, but charmingly enhanced by the writing and the fact that both men seem to be maturing at different ages at exactly the same time.
Nice follow-up to a brilliant first book.
The ending seemed very rushed, and I would definitely would have liked an epilogue six months or a year later. Was Cameron going to write a screenplay and shop it around? Would he be settling with Walker's offer or would he be happy writing slogans? How does Cameron develop from a playmate to a stepdad? We need more information to see how Walker and Cameron find a compromise with their futures.
I didn't spot any typos and only a few words that I thought were an odd choice or the wrong tense.
I realized that I had another Truman book on my Kindle, and when I checked, I'd left it at 80% read. Not sure why I didn't finish it. But given how much I liked Out On a Limb, I'm going to revisit Out In the Open. I will be checking out Truman's other books, too, hoping that Out On a Limb isn't a fluke.