Fear stops dreams in their tracks before they even have a chance. Then again, so do injuries.
Natalia Grekov was born to win a gold medal. As the USA’s top gymnast, she’s calm, confident and ready to make her country proud in just two short months. And her elite athlete lifestyle includes no time for distractions—especially men. When a disastrous fall in practice puts her dreams at risk, it seems the only person who can help her is the one person she wants nothing from.
Spencer Russell is gymnastics’ bad boy. A cocky, laid-back charmer with abs of steel and a witty mouth, he waltzes around the U.S. Gymnastics Training Camp like he owns the place—even though he doesn’t anymore. After an injury sidelined his career and any chance at glory, he’s now just a coach, helping other gymnasts reach their goals. Serious is not a word in Spencer’s vocabulary. But when Natalia tumbles into his life, he’s suddenly sincerely interested in helping the blonde beauty in any way he can.
Can they vault over the obstacles standing in their way? Or will Spencer be the distraction that causes Natalia’s chance at gold to crash and burn?
I was super excited for this book because I had never seen a romance about Olympian Gymnastics, not that there are not some out there, I just hadn’t seen them.
It was interesting for me to read all the moves they were doing and could actually visualize them as they were doing it. I have a child that’s been in ‘The Lifestyle’ for years and if I hadn’t known what a hip circle was or a giant looked liked it would have been a little confusing to me as it wasn’t that well explained.
Natalia was a little of a contradiction to me. She was like a female Spencer but not really. She was cocky and daring, but not..It is explained why but her charterer still felt off to me. I really loved Spencer, his and Natalia’s banter was great as well as his attitude, plus I’ve seen those gymnastic men and they are RIPPED, so I knew he was also hot.
All in all I liked the story because of the gymnastic elements but the spark wasn’t there for me. That’s not to say I wouldn’t read it again or recommend it, I would do both but maybe my expectations for this one fell a little flat.