We were the seconds after a grip released the bar, body floating through the air with nervous wonder. Would we successfully grab it again, or would we hit the mat, shattered and defeated?Peyton Adams learned a long time ago that selfish and detached is the only way to be in life. What most people call shameless or obnoxious behavior, she considers key to getting where she needs to go. Most disapproving of all? USA Gymnastics’ golden boy with an eight-pack, Jared Hargrove. After being cut from the women’s team right before Rio, Peyton is back on the post-Summer Games tour. Not only is she the only one without a gold medal, but her history with Jared won’t stay buried for long.
Control and good manners; the two things drilled into Jared Hargrove’s head from birth. As a four-time gold medalist, he’s always obeyed the rules and reaped the reward. Well, except for the whirlwind week four years ago in London when wild-child Peyton Adams finally got under his skin, and into his bed. She broke his heart, and he hasn’t removed the ice wall around it since. Now she’s back to redeem herself to the world of gymnastics, and it seems, to push his buttons more than ever.
After years of resentment and heartache, can they repair a relationship so badly broken that most people wouldn’t even try? Or will they continue to fall, grasping at any last emotion before they finally collapse?
My Review –
4.5 Let the Games Begin Stars!!
*I volunteered to review an Advance Reader Copy of this book from Give Me Books Promotions*
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Having read Ms.Aarons’ work before I knew I had to get my hands on Grasping Air!! I enjoy a good sports romance and that is exactlybwhat this book is!! Gymnastics, harsh words, stolen glances, love, and bittersweet memories all collide in this novel!! Grasping Air is about Peyton Adams who is a gymnast asked to come out of retirement but not everything goes according to plan when she is brought face to face with the only man who ever saw who she truly was behind the facade fellow gymnast Jared Hargrove. It’s up to them to decide if falling for each other is worth the risk of heartbreak. Let the Games Begin!!
I liked the fact that neither of them backed down from any situation. I couldn’t deny the chemistry they had and it was fascinating to see that they were more alike than I initially thought. At times I couldn’t stand the heroine but as things progressed and I learned more about her I realized there was more to her than meets the eye. It was entertaining, frustrating, sexy as sin, humorous, and full of fun on and off the mat.
Ms.Aarons creates characters that relatable in many ways such as how Peyton put on a brave face even if she felt differently on the inside. Plus she also knows how to write such blushworthy moments!! I could kick myself for not having picked up Blind Landing before this one because I totally adore Natalia, but I’m going to pick it up soon!! I look forward to reading what Ms.Aarons comes up with next!! If you haven’t already One-Clicked Buy it Today!! 4.5 Stars all around!! 🙂
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.
When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.