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Training Season (Training Season Series #1)
     

Training Season (Training Season Series #1)

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by Leta Blake
 

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Figure skater Matty Marcus is willing to sacrifice everything for his Olympic dream. Despite his unquestionable talent, Matty's lack of discipline cost him Olympic gold once before. Now the pressure's on to do whatever it takes to make the team again. Still recovering from an injury that nearly ended his career, he needs a coach who can keep him in line, but top

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Figure skater Matty Marcus is willing to sacrifice everything for his Olympic dream. Despite his unquestionable talent, Matty's lack of discipline cost him Olympic gold once before. Now the pressure's on to do whatever it takes to make the team again. Still recovering from an injury that nearly ended his career, he needs a coach who can keep him in line, but top coaches don't come cheap. Without the backing of his federation, Matty can't afford to stay in the game no matter how badly he wants to win.

When a wealthy fan's whim brings him to rural Montana for a lucrative house-sitting gig over the winter, Matty does his best to maintain an elite-level training regimen. Despite fears that his flamboyant style might not be well-received in these rugged surroundings, the residents turn out to be surprisingly tolerant and welcoming. Even more surprising, Rob Lovely, the handsome young rancher next door, proves to be much more than a cowboy stereotype. Just as Matty requires a firm hand to perform his best on the ice, Rob shows him how strong he can be when he relinquishes control in the bedroom. Taking his new-found courage back into the rink, Matty drives himself harder to find the inner fire he needs to go for gold.

But a powerful new love and the best sex Matty has ever had aren't going to win him a medal. Competition has a timetable, and to achieve his Olympic dream, he'll have to join his new coach in New York City, leaving Rob and his life in Montana behind. As he faces the ultimate test of his spirit, has Matty truly learned how to win--on and off the ice--during his training season?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148856832
Publisher:
Leta Blake
Publication date:
12/06/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
96,648
File size:
453 KB

Meet the Author

While Leta Blake would love to tell you that writing transports her to worlds of magic and wonder and then safely returns her to a home of sparkling cleanliness and carefully folded laundry, the reality is a bit different. For as long as Leta can recall, stories have hijacked her mind, abducting her to other lands, and forcing her to bend to the will of imaginary people. This absence from reality results in piles of laundry and forgotten appointments. In between abductions, Leta works hard at achieving balance between her day job, her writing, and her family.

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Training Season 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
h2olvr More than 1 year ago
4 of 5 stars bookshelves: erotic, grabs-my-heart, m-m, made-me-cry, made-me-think, makes-me-laugh, mc-to-love, romance, steamy, want-more Read from December 24 to 25, 2013 I wanted to read this book because it was written upon the competitive figure skating background. My daughter completed as a preteen on the extreme other end of the system as Matty. She did share the ice with a Junior US champion and took off ice with the mother of a World & Olympic figure skater. I therefore know a little of the world. The author captured the world and its tough training routine. It is a true athletic endeavor and requires so much from the competitor. I was not disappointed in the treatment of Matty's lifestyle, training, competitions and injuries. What I was delighted in was the story and the relationship between Rob and Matty. It was also very real. Matty was a great and flamboyant character. He was not afraid to be himself. He had other fears, but not that one. Rob was a dream of a boyfriend. I wish we had more of his doubts and disappointments from him instead of just being told of them. That was my biggest complaint. I also had a problem with how good Ben was without any instruction whatever, not even the instruction of a rink pro. Matty's warm relationship with Ben was great and I loved Matty as Ben's coach. A beautiful read with wonderful characters who just won't let me go.
Lisahelo08 More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible story! Every time I had to put it down I couldn't wait to get back to it.  I loved the characters. This is the first book I've read by Leta Blake but I will be reading more soon :) 
Anonymous 18 days ago
I very much enjoyed this story of men from two very different backgrounds who find that after all that separates them, they can't live without each other. Matty is clearly modeled after US skater Johnny Weir. Ben, the hunky rancher most gay guys would love to run into. I did find the novel was a bit slow at times but Leta Blake is so good at setting the scene and atmosphere that it didn't matter. I wanted to find out what would happen next. I'm not sure if it helps that I enjoy professional ice skating, but I can recommend this novel to anyone interested in a solid m/m romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read Leta Blake and enjoyed her work, but this one really got to me. I was thoroughly engaged with the story. Be warned that there is a lot of eroticism in this book, some of it is pretty raw. But it's truly part of the story and the growth of the two main characters. And, Spoiler Alert, the corn maze scene is fan - yourself hot.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*NO spoilers* "Training Session" is a well-written novel; it just wasn't for me. I had trouble identifying with the main character: a figure skater, who's a little femme, narcissistic, and shallow. The cover kind of says it all. (I really don't know what I was thinking.) That all said, if you're into an opposites attract romance that has double axles on a ranch pond, the author serves up a good story. I'll check out other books by Leta Blake, as the writing was solid.