Author: Christine d'Abo
Series: Ringside Romance #1
Published by: Riptide Publishing on Feb. 6, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, LGBTQIA
Format: eBook, ARC
Source: Riptide Publishing, NetGalley
Book Rating: 7.5/10
Nolan Carmichael is getting a fresh start—new career, new company, new life. The only problem is, he liked his old life just fine . . . until an accident robbed him of his health, his job, his self-confidence, and his ability to go out in public without having anxiety attacks.
Zack Anderson has scared away his last four administrative assistants. So when he hires Nolan on a whim, he’s not too worried, since Nolan will be gone within the week anyway. Two weeks later, Nolan has made himself indispensable, completely reforming Zack’s schedule, life . . . and libido.
But in a company already torn by internal politics, one wrong step could ruin both their careers. And not only are they working to reopen Ringside Gym, Zack’s retreat when he was a troubled teen, but they also can’t help themselves falling for each other. If only the rest of their lives could go as smoothly as things do when they’re alone together.
Sweet, passionate and emotional!
This is a contemporary romance story full of commitments, responsibilities, stress, pressure, sexual tension, steamy chemistry and love.
The writing is clear and precise. The characters are a mix of an arrogant, angry, handsome alpha and a charming, efficient, troubled cutie. And the plot, narrated from alternate points of view, starts off nicely with strong character development, gets a little bogged down half way through, but then finishes pleasingly with an engaging, satisfying ending.
I have to say that overall this is an easy, enjoyable read that will definitely have you believing that opposites attract.
This is the first novel in the new “Ringside Romance” series and I look forward to reading the next novel in the series when it is published.
This book is due to be published on February 6, 2017.
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Thank you to NetGalley, especially Riptide Publishing, for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.