- File Size: 1228 KB
- Print Length: 165 pages
- Publisher: Swerve (January 16, 2018)
- Publication Date: January 16, 2018
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B076B2JH51
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #344,029 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Everything happens lightning quick. We meet the two MCs, one is a seasoned veteran of the sport (Miles) who has devoted his entire life to his sport and the other is a young, hotshot (Crash) who doesn't seem to take anything seriously. We find out that may not be the full story for the young'un so the seasoned vet takes the youngster under his wing to coach him. This is all fine and dandy, but they also will compete in the same event. It may be the last time for the old guy, but he is a good guy so he is going to help young'un meet his full potential even if it causes seasoned guy the gold.
That aside, they decide to engage in a sexual relationship which is awkward and perfunctory at best in the beginning. Things heat up quickly as the days go by and by day 5 everything is steaming. So I give the sex a passing grade.
The whole story happens in about a week and everything happens very fast. There is so much internal dialogue that I lost track of the actual conversation on multiple occasions and had to flip back pages to see what the actual question or statement was. That is annoying and takes me right out of the story. Oh, and don't get me started on all the euphemisms! So. Many. I give that a fail.
I liked Crash and I think he was a good guy with drive and potential. He never had anyone to lean on in the past and was struggling with the shame of his upbringing when everyone around him was afforded more. I completely understand his coping mechanisms and his inability to be open about the issues he was dealing with.
I also liked Miles. He is also just a good dude who was willing to put the team above his personal goals. He could see potential in Crash and was willing to help him regardless of what that meant in the long run for Miles himself. As an athlete and a teammate, Miles excelled. As a partner in a relationship, he was barely passing. This is also understandable due to his lack of experience in relationships.
That being said, these two guys who are so opposite in so many ways from upbringing to experience to age, fall in love very quickly. So much so that I am not sure how it happened. Outside of the sexual chemistry and one in-depth conversation, when did they get to know each other enough to be in love? I am not buying it. An HFN would have been more fitting for this book and probably would have made me more convinced of their long-term potential.
2.5-3 stars because I was engaged in the story though it took until about the midway point to get there. Rounded up to 3 for the steamy bits and Crash's growth as a person in just a few short days.
Miles has had an amazing career as a skier for 12 years. This is going to be his final change to win a SIG medal and he wants it more than anything. He’s also super close to his coach, and when he’s charged with mentoring the young addition to the US team, he takes his job with every ounce of seriousness he can muster.
Crash has had a tough break; living on his own since he was sixteen years old, smoking weed every chance he got, and having skiing as the thing that keeps him going and determined. He’s had to steal and scavenge in order to live his dream, and now that he was discovered as a skiing prodigy and has miraculously found himself as part of the US team to the Snow and Ice Games, he’s a combination of cool, nervous and clueless. He’s also a nervous wreck every time he needs to stand in front of the media.
Miles’s job is to get Crash to media events on time. Get him to the athletes’ village by curfew and on the slopes for training. He’s first going to tackle Crash’s vomiting before press events. Miles is very methodical and serious, and before he knows it, he’s head over heels in love with Crash, 12 years his junior and a sort of a wild card.
Crash’s idol is rooming with him in the SIG village. Miles is just as beautiful as on the cereal boxes Crash’s parents bought for him when he was a kid. He’s just as impressive on the slopes and he’s just as frustrating as anyone could guess. But then Crash manages to get through to him, even if it’s by driving him absolutely mad with anger and lust.
I adored the conflicting personalities and their dynamics throughout the story. Miles and Crash are so different, their attraction to each other is inevitable and sweet.
Seduction on the Slopes didn’t disappoint. It’s exceptionally well written, beautifully detailed and encompassing. The romance, the sex, the emotional complexity of the situations and the so many swoons are just lovely.
First of, our main characters here have a bit of an age difference. Crash is a young and is just now starting to make his mark on the sport, while Miles may be looking at his last chance at being on top. They have had completely different life experiences, not just because of age but because of their circumstances. There’s also the fact that Crash used to idolize Miles since he was a kid, then crushed big time on him when he was a teenager. So being on a team together is hitting all of Crash’s fanboy buttons. More than that, when Miles has to take a more hands-on approach to keep Crash from making a bad impression in front of the media, all of Crash’s fantasies may come to life.
While I’m not sure I bought into the relationship, other than the physical, on Miles end I think this story gave us some steam. The romance aspect was hard for me to get into because Crash is a bit too young and immature for my liking and I thought Miles was so far away in maturity level from him that any type of relationship between them wouldn’t work in my head at least for the future. But seeing Crash’s starry eyed adoration for Miles was endearing and probably the one thing about this book that kept me reading.
This was a fast read with the the setting I was looking for so I was glad I picked it up. I’m not sure I’ll be looking to read more from this series, though.
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