Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Heels Over Head
AUTHOR: Elyse Springer
PUBLISHER: Riptide Publishing
LENGTH: 366 Pages
RELEASE DATE: May 29th, 2017
Jeremy Reeve is one of the best divers in the world, and he’s worked hard to get where he is. He intends to keep pushing himself with one very clear goal in mind: winning gold at the summer Olympics in two years. That medal might be the only way to earn his father’s respect as an athlete.
Brandon Evans is everything Jeremy isn’t: carefree, outgoing, and openly gay. With his bright-blue eyes and dramatic tattoos, he’s a temptation that Jeremy refuses to acknowledge. But Jeremy can’t ignore how talented Brandon is—or that Brandon has no interest in using his diving skills to compete.
They’re opposites who are forced to work together as teammates, but Jeremy’s fear of his own sexuality and Brandon’s disinterest in anything “not fun” may end their partnership before it begins. Until a single moment changes everything, and they help each other discover that “team” can also mean family and love.
This is my 2nd Elyse Springer book and I can say without a doubt that I am indeed a fan. There is something so real and honest about the way she writes. Her characters, her stories, the suspense and anticipation, and the build up…everything about the way she writes sucks you in as a reader and you feel every emotion right along with the characters. I knew just reading the blurb that Heels Over Head was going to be my type of book. A contemporary romance centered around Olympic divers??? Yes, please!!! And it did not disappoint.
Jeremy Reeves has lived the last 15 years of his life focused on the goal to win the gold medal in diving at the Olympics. He’s driven to be the best and he won’t let anything stand in his way.
He’s not prepared for his coach to take on a new diver. He’s no prepared for that diver to get get under his skin and as a matter of fact he’s not prepared for Brandon Evans, at all.
Forced to dive together, train together, and basically live in each other’s pockets brings emotions and feeling to the surface that Jeremy would much rather ignore. Deeply closeted and emotionally abused by his family for years Jeremy looks at his sexuality as weakness and refuses to let anyone stand in the way of his goals.
No matter how much he fights it, Jeremy can’t fight his feels for Brandon and both men find comfort in each other.
Jeremy’s demons surface stronger than ever the closer he gets to the Olympics and his relationship with Brandon suffers.
What I thoroughly enjoyed was being on the road of self discovery with Jeremy. I loved how passionate he was about diving and training but I loved how he shared that passion with Brandon and even Val.
Jeremy and Brandon together were the perfect amounts of sweet and sexy and innocent and hot. So good together.
I’m struggling with the end and for those of you who read it will know what I’m talking about…no spoilers but I’m on the fence. I did love the HFN however…
Can’t say enough great things about this story….RECOMMEND!!!