Unquestionably talented figure skater Matty Marcus is willing to sacrifice everything for his Olympic dream, but his lack of discipline cost him the gold once before. Now the pressure's on. He needs a coach who can keep him in line, but top coaches don't come cheap, and Matty can't afford to stay in the game no matter how badly he wants to win.
When a lucrative house-sitting gig brings him to rural Montana, Matty does his best to maintain his training regimen. Local residents turn out to be surprisingly tolerant of his flamboyant style, especially handsome young rancher Rob Lovely, who 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. With new-found self-assurance, he drives himself harder to go straight to the top.
But competition has a timetable, and to achieve his Olympic dream, Matty will have to join his new coach in New York City, leaving Rob behind. Now he must face the ultimate test. Has he truly learned how to win - on and off the ice - during his training season?
This book contains BDSM elements.
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By BevS on 01-07-17
4.5 stars overall....
I loved this story, and I know Leta has sweated blood and tears [and spent an awful lot of money] bringing this to her readers. Michael did a great job for the most part too, I loved his Matty voice...in fact I loved every voice, his female ones are brilliant and Elliot was a hoot [such a drama queen], BUT... his Rob voice came across as stern, old (even though he was only supposed to be 29 or so) and without much intonation IMHO, and to be perfectly honest, that spoiled things slightly for me so as far as the audio goes, I'd give this 4.5 stars.
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By Carra at Making it Happen blog on 26-07-17
You'll find a wonderful love story here!
This is one of those rare instances when I’ve only listened to the audiobook version of the story and not read the ebook version beforehand. I usually prefer to read the ebook first so I can see how the audio compares to my expectations based on what I read, and how I interpreted the characters myself. I was very pleased with Michael Ferraiuolo’s narration—I thought he did a fantastic job giving all of the characters unique voices, and clearly demonstrating their emotions. The pacing was just right as well.
As for the story itself, it did feel like it moved a bit slowly at times for me. This aspect was mostly made up for with the characters, who I did like quite a lot, especially Rob. He’s responsible, strong and caring, and I thought he was perfect for Matty. Matty’s character does play into some stereotypes, but I admired his dedication and strength to make a comeback. The two of them falling for each other was beautiful, and the amount of emotion and feeling was deep enough to make them having to part quite agonizing.
Some of the BDSM aspects though I was not comfortable with, there were two scenes in particular that I didn’t care for even if one of them (breath play) was meant to show Matty's trust in Rob. But those aside, the remainder of the intimate scenes were pretty damn hot, and show just how much the two of them were falling for each other.
There’s a huge amount of emotion at the end of the second and in the third and fourth parts of the story, enough to give my heart some really strong tugs and you might have found some watering eyes as well. I mean, the time Matty and Rob were apart when Matty returned to his full training and competing was hard—not just for them but for me as a reader/listener too.
For the story, I give Training Season 4 stars…the narration, a definite 5—the emotional impact of the narration was definitely a huge plus for this story for me. This book is meant strictly for readers/listeners 18+ for adult language and sexual content, including some BDSM elements that may make some readers a bit uncomfortable. But if you look past those, there’s a great love story to be found.
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By Kate M on 09-06-17
This was a very good book💕it was also a very steamy book🔥🔥which I love. It was sad at times, having to make a chose between your dream and your love is extremely hard. The author ended it awesome. I can't wait to read more books! 👍👍
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