Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: October 23, 2016
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?
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Grasping Air was a surprise that I truly enjoyed! Blind Landing, the first in the Flipped series, was such a fun Olympic story and we have our first glimpse of the tumultuous couple that is Peyton and Jared, important secondary charters from the first book. The tension and obvious attraction between these two made me curious and I was so excited to have their story come to life in this book!
When I started reading this book I was curious about what would happen. Peyton and Jared are two very strong headed and vibrant characters. This book almost doesn’t seem to be able to contain them. They are constantly at each others throats. Grasping Air displays a couple that loves each other almost as much as they can’t stand each other. Emotions run high in this book. There is constant bickering, sexual tension, and seeming absolute loathing. But when that beautiful, pivotal moment happens, nothing seems more right. Everything about the relationship between Peyton and Jared is on a teetering line: it could go beautifully or so very wrong. Their chemistry is perfect and their love story unique. The ending and happily ever after for these two is so well deserved.
We see another side of the Olympic and professional gymnast world in this story. The Victory Tour is happening and another gymnast is needed, hence the reason that Peyton returns to the circuit. The readers gets a glimpse into the post Olympic high and a bit of the more monotonous fun that these gymnasts are having. They are traveling around the US sharing their skills and living in very close quarters. This type of setting is the perfect setting for drama, the sky is the limit!
I cannot wait for more in the Flipped Series. There are so many different secondary characters we have met that all deserve so much time in the spotlight. I loved getting to understand Peyton and Jared better, to get to see their love story happen. This book went in a completely different direction that I would have ever expected, but I loved it so much!
Blind Landing (Flipped #1)
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?
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.