Whenever I publish a new book, I always feel a little something like this:
Just, you know. Far less graceful. 😀 But it’s always a great feeling to hit publish, and I’m delighted to be republishing two figure skating novellas into one new novel! This romance takes place at an invented Olympics in Annecy, France, since I didn’t want to tie it to any particular Games. (In this fictional universe, there are no Russian doping violations or team figure skating event.)
In the past few years, a few male figure skaters have come out, with Canada’s Eric Radford being the first to officially come out while still competing. Adam Rippon is another notable out figure skater. There has historically been a surprising amount of homophobia in figure skating, and for my characters Dev and Misha, they are still afraid of going public with their sexuality. Of course as rivals, they certainly never expect to fall in love with each other…
Can figure skating enemies find love off the ice?
After an explosive locker room confrontation with his Russian rival ends in the most intense sex of his life, American pairs skater Dev Avira is distracted to say the least. He’s worked for years to have a chance at Olympic gold, and he can’t let himself—or his partner—down. Playing cat and mouse with the steely and smoldering Mikhail Reznikov is the last thing he needs as he prepares for the biggest competition of his life, but they can’t keep their hands off each other as the Games approach.
Dev soon learns that beneath Mikhail’s arrogant and aloof exterior is Misha, a passionate man who warms Dev’s heart and scorches his bed. They’re both determined to win, but for Misha his freedom could be at stake if he and his partner take anything less than gold. Who will stand atop the podium? And can secret lovers from different worlds make a life together once the competition ends?
This gay sports romance from Keira Andrews features enemies to lovers, two alpha men, sequins, and of course a happy ending. Content previously published as novellas Cold War and Holding the Edge.
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