Series: Daily Dose, Make a Play
Author: Cate Ashwood
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: Novelette (46 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 1st, 2013)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Blake Emmerich arrives at practice, already apprehensive, to meet his new synchronized diving partner. When he sees Nick Freeman, Blake doesn’t feel confident about their chances. The day begins with Nick pushing Blake off the ten meter and ends with their coach cuffing them together to force them to deal with each other like the adults they’re supposed to be. Synchronized diving is about trust—how can you trust someone you can’t stand, no matter how hot you think they are?
Review: Short, Sexy and Steamy… my three favorite colors!! Blake Emmerich hasn’t been in the water since his long time partner, Patrick, was injured during a dive. His coach insists that he train for the upcoming Olympics, but he’s leery after Patrick’s accident. Not to mention he’s a synchronized diver, which requires a partner. Enter Nick Freeman.
Nick Freeman is gorgeous and a damn good diver. He’s also conceited and stubborn. After a disastrous practice, the coach decides to cuff them together in an attempt to make them get along and work better together as a team, synchronized if you will. It’s a very rocky start, until one night Nick is seeking some “relief” that can only come from the person he’s cuffed to.
These two finally find a rhythm after a passionate night together, but what will happen when the cuffs are removed? The only thing I didn’t like about this book was how short it was! I love Ashwood’s style of writing and the way she tells her stories. I’d love to see more from Blake and Nick. Although this is a novella, you still get a very well written back story and some hot sex between two consenting adult males.