Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Duncan Masters had one dream and that was winning an Olympic gold medal in Skeleton but unfortunately a practice run ended his dream and put him into a wheelchair. Back to living with his mother and trying to come to grips with his new life in a chair Duncan can see no real future for himself and no chance of a relationship since the loss of his legs is not the only loss he is suffering from.
A trip to visit his friend Todd and fellow skeleton training partner Duncan is offered a job by Trevor the owner of several garages who we have met before. Trevor encourages Duncan to use his ability in marketing to bring awareness to the garage and increase business and Duncan not only sees a marketing plan form but he also sees a way to use his friend Todd giving him exposure and a chance at other opportunities to raise money to continue his pursuit of gold.
Todd and Duncan had been friends for years but now that Duncan is unable to perform sexually he realizes that Todd is more to him than a friend and the feelings he has had for him and kept locked up are breaking loss. Duncan sees signs that Todd is also interested but how can Duncan pursue a relationship when he has nothing to give. Duncan needs a van specially equipped so he can use his chair to drive and hopes to get a racing wheelchair so that he can pursue some form of racing. The only thing standing in his way is what stands in so many peoples way, money.
This was another beautiful story by Andrew Grey about two men, one doubting his ability to be loved and the other loving a man in spite of his chair, a man who only sees the man. I also learned more than I wanted to know about the USOC and how they pay their executives huge sums of money while giving very little to their athletes. The USOC and the various athletic federations hold the dreams of so many young American athletes dreaming of standing on a podium receiving a gold medal and watching as the American flag is raised and they are also responsible for destroying those dreams as they tried to do to Todd, but that is a story for you to find out for yourself.