2-in-1 #BookReview: Skater Boy and My Skater Boy by Kay Manis @KayManis

Tags: Sports, Contemporary, Romance

Blurb

Skater Boy

For 25 year old attorney, Hindley Hagen, life is all about staying one step ahead of the game. Avoiding surprises and keeping people at a distance is the only way she has to protect herself from the painful scars and shattered memories of her past. When Hindley is offered a new position at her prestigious Austin law firm as sports agent for pro skateboarder, Rory Gregor, she’s ready for the new challenge but completely unprepared for the man who captures her heart. Suddenly, Hindley is thrust into a world where protecting all their secrets could cost her everything; her family, her career, and maybe even her life.

Professional skateboarder and X Games royalty, Rory Gregor knows what it’s like to be at the top. But after two years of bad decisions and one-night-stands, he’s having to make a comeback he never anticipated. Hiring a new agent may be what his team thinks he needs to rebuild his career, but what if it costs him his heart in the process? Just when he thinks he’s posed for a comeback, secrets from his past threaten to ruin his chance for gold and a new love. In a sport where trust means everything, this time... it may not be enough. 


My Skater Boy

For the first time in her life, Hindley Hagen has something she’s always looked for, unconditional love. As the attorney and sports agent for X Games golden boy, Rory Gregor, she’s worked hard to help him make a comeback in a professional sport that isn’t always so forgiving. This time, he’s won more than just a gold medal, he’s captured her heart. But now, she’s trapped, caught in the snare of a man playing a deadly game. She must choose, protect the one man who’s made her come alive for the first time in her life or risk losing everything she’s worked hard for, including him. To save them both, Hindley must do the unthinkable or face a life without the one thing Rory Gregor has finally given her; hope. But protecting them means her own demons may surface and from that, there is no recovery. Hindley must learn the hard way, in love and life, there is no such thing as a safe secret.

Trust isn’t something that comes naturally to Rory Gregor. Even his own professional achievements as an X Games multi-gold medalist can’t wash away a childhood filled with abuse, which has left him with a lifetime of insecurities and self-loathing. But now, he’s finally found a woman who makes him feel the one thing in life he never thought possible-smart. With Hindley Hagen by his side, he’s skating better than ever, securing deals that could make them both rich. Yet something is off. Just as he gets inside the walls she’s constructed to guard herself, she pulls away again. She’s hiding something. But then, so is he.

As their need to protect one another grows to escalating heights with deadly consequences, will Hindley and Rory finally find the future together they so richly deserve? Or, will they discover the one thing that could destroy them both forever is actually each other?


Maya's Review

These two books follow the same characters Hindley and Rory. It is advisable to read them in sequence although you can read them out of sequence.

Hindley thinks she has a handle on her life and is just about to take the next step in her career when she meets Rory. They are two emotionally battered people who have to learn to deal with their pasts and their demons before they can both face a future together.

Their story is well written. Some of the emotional conflict was heart-wrenching in places but the love scenes were oh-so-sexy. These characters were realistic and their struggles lifelike. Within all that there was still humour and fun, making this an enjoyable read.

In the end I was cheering Hindley and Rory on until they got their happy ending. It was so easy to fall in love with them as a couple. Despite everything they always thought the best of each other. And I couldn’t help sighing blissfully at the end.

If you enjoy sports romance or romance in general, go and pick up a copy.



Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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