Figure skating has always been my favorite Winter Olympic sport, though it has long been riddled with scoring issues, and issues of fair competition across the board. As a child, I loved watching the pairs skaters and ice dancers the most. They struck me as romantic and swoony, and I’ve always adored anything I can shine up with a romance story.
But as an adult I became fascinated with the male figure skating competitors, especially those who fiercely protected their right to be elegant and beautiful on the ice, resisting the strong cultural and inter-skating forces insisting that men should only skate if they came across as “masculine” and “strong”. Whatever those words really mean… Historically it seemed that it meant wearing boring costumes, scorning flourishes, and concentrating on looking powerful instead of lovely.
Luckily, some skaters risked it all by embracing their love of beauty and elegance, having been drawn to the sport because of those qualities, as well as the athleticism of it. Training Season is the story of one such skater—a young man up against the world, but also against his own self-destructive streak, placed into a position he’d never imagined. Sometimes our greatest trials turn into our most wonderful opportunities.
“I am stunned. I am shocked. What did I just read? A wonderful story? A gorgeous tale of love, hope, loss, acceptance, forgiveness? All of the above? You bet your sweet ass.” – The Risque Redhead Reviews
“A tale told with such flair and tenderness, and with such insight into the two main characters that I will read it over and over again.” – Susan Mac Nicol, author
“If you are looking for something real with passion that leaps off the pages, read this book. Now. You will NOT be disappointed.” – Mama Kitty Reviews
“I loved it in pretty much every way it's possible to love a book and its characters.” – Lisa, The Novel Approach
“I feel like I could talk about this book forever. It took me on an emotional journey that was really wonderful and I highly recommend it.” – Joyfully Jay, M/M Romance Reviews And More
“This book is the epitome of perfection.” – Yuki, Read Me to The End of the World
“Does Training Season by Leta Blake live up to all its crazy hype? IT SO DOES!” – Breann, Boy Meets Boy Reviews
Can a cowboy’s firm hand help discipline this feisty figure skater—on and off the ice?
Matty Marcus fears he doesn’t have what it takes to achieve his Olympic dream. His self-esteem is at an all-time low after figure skating coaches and skating judges have told him he’s not skinny enough, good enough, or masculine enough to win.
Matty wishes he could afford the kind of coach he needs, a top-notch one who specializes in keeping their skaters focused. But those coaches are ridiculously expensive, and Matty is financially strapped.
Until a lucrative house-sitting gig brings him to rural Montana.
And to Rob.
No one has ever looked at Matty the way rural cowboy Rob Lovely looks at him. No one has ever touched him, loved him, and healed him from the inside out. No one has ever made him feel so valuable and adored. Worthy. Strong.
No one has ever taught Matty how to fly. Or how to lose.
Rob might be a cowboy and a single dad who knows nothing about figure skating, but after only a few months, he’s trained a new kind of bravery into Matty’s soul.
But to achieve his Olympic dream, Matty will have to face the ultimate test. Has he truly learned what it means to win—on and off the ice—during his training season?
Training Season is a MM romance with a feisty, flamboyant figure skater and an easy-going dominant cowboy, opposites attract, hurt-comfort, single dad, winter holiday highlights, love beyond reason, multiple steamy scenes, and a well-earned happy ending.
This book contains some BDSM elements.
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