Title: Holding the Edge
Series: Cold War, #2
Author: Keira Andrews
Genre: Contemporary / Sports
Length: Novella (95 pages)
Publisher: Loose-Id (December 2nd 2014)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Misha Reznikov has an Olympic gold—and a secret lover who just happens to be the silver medalist. Now that their competitive days are over, Misha and former rival Dev Avira are setting up house in LA and giving their relationship a shot in the real world. They agree that keeping their romance strictly under wraps is best for their pro careers and Misha’s family back in Russia. So what if Dev hasn’t told his parents, and they never eat out for fear of being spotted? It’s not perfect, but they’re together.
But as they prepare for a special holiday skating show on Christmas Eve in Dev’s hometown, tension builds. How long can Misha and Dev keep their love secret—and what happens if one of them wants to stop hiding?
Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/holding-the-edge.html
Review: This is the sequel to Kiera Andrew’s book Cold War. If you haven’t read it yet go back and read it now. This story essentially boils down to tying up the loose ends of the first book. For anyone who read and enjoyed/loved Cold War, this is a fantastically charming visit with two characters that I fell in love with the first time around.
This is about Misha and Dev – Russian and US figure skaters who were numbers one and two in the world with their respective partners. Since the first book both guys have retired from competitive sports and contrive to be together as often as possible. Both are reticent to tell the world about their love. Particularly Misha, where the Russia of the story has the same (or similar) anti-gay laws as we see in the news.
This is a quick and charming read. It is good to get back in the head of these guys, we saw the fairytale part of their romance, and now we get a dose of the reality of their romance. Admittedly, this is not the densest story in terms of storyline, indeed, it is fairly simplistic. However, I was very comfortable with the characters – both major and minor and was not enjoyed every moment visiting this world again.
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