LEVEL HANDS (Bend or Break, Book Four)

When it comes to love, there’s no such thing as smooth sailing.

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. Now, two years later, on the wings of a rowing scholarship, Rafi is attending Denny’s elite college.

Even before the excitement wears off, Rafi is struggling with classes and fending off rumors that Denny’s family, not Rafi’s talent, won him his spot. To quash the gossip, Rafi tries to steer clear of the man he wants. A plan that evaporates in the fire of renewed attraction.

But Carlisle’s academic pressure cooker has Rafi barely treading water. And when a family crisis hits, both Rafi and Denny must pull hard to keep their relationship from capsizing in rough waters.

Warning: Contains a surly Dominican-American guy determined to show no weakness, a golden boy who knows his soft spots, some seriously dirty bachata dancing, and an excellent excuse for voyeurism in the locker room.

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“A sexy addition to the Bend or Break series with a diverse cast of characters, some seriously scorching scenes, and the inclusion of a sport that NEVER EVER gets attention.” ~Binge on Books

“Love is messy — and Amy Jo Cousins captures it’s beautiful imperfections perfectly in this series.” ~Red Hot + Blue Reads

“An entertaining and sizzling read that showcases her phenomenal writing style.” ~ RT Book Reviews, about THE GIRL NEXT DOOR

“If you’re the type to clutch your pearls at even a hint of sexytimes, THIS IS NOT THE BOOK FOR YOU. Seriously, don’t waste your one-click. Because when I say this story rolls with no brakes, I mean that. Cousins took me through it!” ~The Writers Republic, about THE GIRL NEXT DOOR

“Witty, tender, and wickedly sexy.” ~ Alexis Hall, about OFF CAMPUS

“Off Campus gave me all of the feels! Sexy, moving, naughty, sweet–this book takes you on an emotional roller coaster you never want to get off. I can’t wait for book two!” ~ Heidi Cullinan, about OFF CAMPUS

 

I am totally in love with Amy Jo’s characters. They are imperfect. And real. They hide and blaze. They strut and cry.” ~ My Fiction Nook, about NOTHING LIKE PARIS