This is a very well done follow up to the book Training Season. This story picks up a few years later where the men are living in New York City. Matty is coaching now and Rob is working as a physical therapist. Being in the city is putting stress on them both. Matty is having increasingly erratic behavior and Rob is having a hard time dealing with him. Both men are struggling with their own selves as well as with their relationship.
This book was really good and I loved that it looked at how all relationships have ups and downs. Much of the story was these two going through a down period and I felt that was realistically portrayed. Just because you love someone doesn't mean things will always be easy. I thought the story flowed well and I loved the pacing. I couldn't put it down once I started it. These are two great MC's and Matty continues to be a really unique character.
This book should not be read first or as a standalone. You need to read the prior book first. If you've read Training Season then this is a great follow up. It's an emotional, angsty ride but well worth the time. If you have not read the first book in the series I also recommend that if you're looking for a different type of story with a kinky twist.
Buckle up - Matty's back!
Figure skater Matty Marcus didn't capture Olympic gold, but he won rancher Rob Lovely's heart.
After Rob sold his ranch and Matty hung up his skates, they started a new life together in New York City. Now Matty has taken on a fresh challenge as a figure skating coach, and Rob's second career as a physical therapist should be everything he's dreamed of. But in the brutal heat of their third summer in the city, Rob yearns for the wide-open country, and the intensity of city life awakens Matty's demons.
Matty asks for increasingly intense BDSM scenes, and his disordered eating and erratic behavior ramp up the stakes. Rob struggles to stay in control, and after a well-intentioned anniversary gift goes awry, he still thinks he can handle the fallout. But the concrete jungle is closing in and his coping skills are unraveling.
Their love is deep, but Rob will have to admit the truth about what he really wants before they both tumble into chaos.