Rating: 4 stars out of 5
An accident crushed Duncan’s Olympic dreams and landed him in a chair, but he knows it’s time to get his life back on track—and he has a plan in mind. Working with his friend Todd, an Olympic skeleton racer, on a promotional campaign will not only help Duncan regain some direction, but it’ll give Todd the financial boost he desperately needs. The sport Todd loves is draining his resources—so much so that he’s thinking of giving up racing just to make ends meet.
As the two men work together, their friendship blossoms into much more, and suddenly the future is looking brighter than it has in a long time. But just when love, happiness, and success seem within their grasp, the USOC steps in with plans to stop their campaign. That’ll mean an end not just to Duncan’s business, but to Todd’s dreams… and Duncan isn’t about to let that happen to the man who means everything to him.
This was another nice story in the series, at first I wasn’t sure if it would be connected to be previous characters but I’m glad we get back to the auto shop and get to see Trevor, James, Brent and Scott again. Duncan has been in a cloud of self-pity ever since his accident, which is understandable when you lose something so big in your life. Todd helps him to break out of that cloud but they end up helping each other too.
Duncan doesn’t know what to do about this sudden attraction to Todd but doesn’t want to hold him back or be a burden either. Todd wants to show Duncan how special he really is and it doesn’t matter how broken he thinks he is. I hated that all the outside problems that they had were from someone being petty even if they seemed to pretty easily resolve the issue.
I liked seeing both of the characters’ points of view which helped to understand and connect more with them. Duncan requires a bit of patience to get through to him but once he found his happiness he wanted to hold onto it with both hands. Todd stands by and refuses to let Duncan try and push him away since he knows it’s all doubts in Duncan’s head. We hear a little bit about Dean still being around, so maybe he will come up in a future story but I would also love to see Clive find someone too.
Cover art by LC Chase is great and I love the visuals of the characters, I continue to love the style of the covers for this series.
ebook, 200 pages
Published: October 9, 2018 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Hearts Entwined #3