Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Riding the Board
AUTHOR: Cate Ashwood
PUBLISHER: Self Published
LENGTH: 35 Pages
RELEASE DATE: June 7th, 2016
Synchronized diver Blake Emmrich has one goal: to make it to the Olympics. When his diving partner suffers a nearly fatal injury, Blake is devastated and walks away from everything he’d worked so hard for. Two months later, though, his coach finds him a replacement partner in an attempt to coax him back into the water. The only problem? His new partner is Nick Freeman.
Despite his reputation for being cocky and impossible to work with, their coach thinks Nick would be the perfect match for Blake. Too bad the two can’t seem to get it together long enough to find out. Desperate, their coach hatches a plan that leaves them handcuffed together for a full week.
Will the scheme to get them in sync take them to Rio, or will they be riding the board on their own?
Always a fan of M/M Olympic Game romance stories. ALWAYS!! There’s something so captivating about them. Knowing the dedication the athlete’s put into their sport and having something special like a love interest that they have to make time for. Gets me every time. Riding the Board was no different. This was a super short, cute, angsty read that I enjoyed.
Blake thought his dreams about becoming an Olympic champion ended with his partners diving injury. He’s not prepared for his coach to pair him up with a diver he borderline hates.
Nick wants to be an Olympic diving champ too so he’s willing to suck up his feelings towards Blake to see if they have what it takes to be champions.
Nick ad Blake simmering disdain morphs into something more as they’re forced to spend more and more time together. Finally in sync in and out of the water both Nick and Blake can feel their chances to medal at the Olympics getting closer and closer.
This was just the right amount of angst, drama, fun, and sweet to really satisfy me. It’s a short one but it’s done well and I didn’t feel like I was missing anything.