Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
This was such a fantastic escape! If you need a fun, romantic, and low angst book, Kate McMurray has delivered. Then you also get the fun of the Olympics as a backdrop. Christopher “Topher” Caldwell is a retired figure skater who has found that life after competitive sports has left him missing his skating days but reveling in the freedom to be out and proud. Jake Mirakovitch is facing what will probably be his last Olympics- with a history of choking in international competition. These two should be focusing exclusively on their immediate goals—a job in television sports and a gold medal, respectively. At least that is what everyone around them keeps telling them.
This story really strikes a great balance. The world of gymnastics is brought to life without feeling like it takes over the story. These guys!!! Topher reminds me of Johnny Weir in his ability to wear gender fluid clothing and also be a great commentator for sports. His chemistry with Jake is fire on the page. Their ability to find time for each other in the pressure cooker of such a huge competition and to avoid the ever watchful press, creates some quick, super hot moments. My favorite extra was the friendship that developed between Topher and Natalie. They were great together. I thoroughly enjoyed the time I spent with these guys.