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For full disclosure this book was given to me for an honest review by the author.
Book two of the series sees Matty Marcus (former ice skater, now coach), struggling to find work and his identity as he works on building his relationship with his partner, Rob. But as his stress mounts, so does his personal issues as it affects his personal and professional life. Can Matty find a safe space to accept himself or will he burn out?
This is a book two in a series called Training Season, as it follows Matty’s career and life. My original review of book one is here, in which I gave it a 5 star review. I found the BDSM realistic, intense, and Matty’s character was honestly flawed which is unusual to see is what we call “romance” today.
I have loved every book that Leta Blake has written, but I admit that this is the first time that I could not finish her book. I think that I was just not the target audience for this continuation. Matty’s character was just too dark and too troubled for me to enjoy his story. Each chapter that I read (about 30%) just was one more illness, one more problem, and unlike the first book, there was no “new relationship” to break up the depression.
From reading Goodreads reviews, I am in the minority here, most folks loved this book! So, I think that if you loved the first one, then give this one a try. Just keep in mind that this book is more complex and darker than the first and most other male/male romances out there.