Series: Off Balance #2
Author: Lucia Franco
Genre: Forbidden Romance Over 18 years
Publication Date: April 23, 2018
The move to World Cup Academy of Gymnastics is the greatest challenge Adrianna has encountered. Punished for Coach Kova's overwhelming desires, she's reeling with resentment while she sits out the first meet of the season. As Adrianna fights to regain her focus, he pushes her body to the extreme, leaving her mentally and physically exhausted.
Kova underestimates Adrianna's endurance, and gravitates more toward her, despite his internal battle raging within to stay away. They try to disentangle themselves, but the tension between coach and gymnast mounts, engulfing them both in a forbidden world of deception and passion.
The one place where they should never feel alive, is where they find complete absolution. But one slip, one wrong landing, a missed grip, and everything they built can come tumbling down, damaging both their professional and personal lives.
So...this book...wow...I am having problems finding words. I was floored at the end of Balance and have been waiting for this book FOREVER! I am glad that this book is out and I read it in a day. There are so many things I want to discuss about this book but I am waiting on friends to get this book. I don't understand how everyone absolutely loves Kova. He is really a manipulative jerk. I just can't get on board with him but I am not saying that everything is his fault. Adrianna is out of control in this book. I can honestly say that I like her less than Kova. There is definitely something to be said about athletes that train so hard and will do anything for their goals. That part of Adrianna is amazing and dangerous but the way she acts towards Kova is insane.
I love the way that Lucia Franco wrote this book. She did a wonderful job of showing the insanity of competitive athletics and how a relationship can for between a coach and athlete. I never understood how stuff like this could happen and now I am like, OH! that makes sense. Lucia Franco is a very gifted storyteller.
I am giving this book 4.8 stars out of 5. I hated the characters but I was captivated and this book brought out strong emotions. Please read the author disclaimer at the front of the book. If you do not like this type of book, don't read it. If you like emotional, troubled books then this is for you.
A competitive athlete for over ten years, Lucia Franco currently resides in sunny South Florida with her husband and two boys. Paranormal romance was her first love, but she has a soft spot in her heart for small-town and reunion romance stories.
When Lucia is not hard at work on her next novel, you can find her relaxing with her toes in the sand at a nearby beach.
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