Monday, April 30, 2018

Medley by Layla Reyne

Sebastian Stewart was never Mr. Dependable; he was more the good-time guy who only wanted to swim, party, and ink tattoos. Until he cost his team the Olympic gold four years ago. Bas is determined to do right this time around—by his medley relay team and his rookie mentee.

Jacob Burrows is in over his head. The Olympic experience—from the hazing, to the endless practices, to the unrelenting media—makes the shy nineteen-year-old’s head spin. He’s trying to be everything to everyone while trying not to fall for his gorgeous tattooed teammate who just gets him—gets his need to fix things, his dorky pirate quips, and his bisexuality.

When Jacob falters under the stress, threatening his individual races and the medley relay gold, he needs Bas’s help to escape from drowning. Bas, however, fearing a repeat of his mistakes four years ago, pushes Jacob away, sure he’ll only let Jacob down. But the only path to salvaging gold is for Jacob to finally ask for what he needs—the heart of the man he loves—and for Bas to become the dependable one.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Bas is a veteran of the US Olympic swim team and has taken Jacob, affectionately known as Pup, under his wing. Jacob is selfless, always helping others and while he is young, he is wise beyond his years. Bas just wants to take care of him but after messing up at the last Olympics, he won't let himself get involved in a relationship with Jacob.

I found this to be an emotionally charged story and with plenty of drama, something I don't always want in an m/m story but it works well here given the characters’ ages and the high-pressure world they inhabit. I loved Jacob's vulnerable side and his willingness to give to others. On the other side, I loved Bas' protective nature and there was never any question that he and Jacob are a perfect fit.

The only thing I would have liked more of in this story is the actual swimming but that is just the sports fan in me. I loved the emotional whirlwind of Medley and I hope the author plans to write more in this series because I want to spend more time with these characters.

Also Available in the Changing Lanes Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Relay post.

Love, Coast-to-Coast.

Author Layla Reyne was raised in North Carolina and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Growing up surrounded by generations of Southern storytellers and at the knee of her soap-opera-loving grandmother (and her grandfather, too, though he’d never admit it), she began spinning tales of romance at an early age. Now writing romantic suspense and contemporary romance, Layla is inspired by her coast-to-coast experiences and delights in weaving elements of the people she’s met and places she’s been into her stories for readers everywhere to enjoy. Layla, a 2016 RWA Golden Heart® Award Finalist in Romantic Suspense, is a member of Romance Writers of America and its Silicon Valley, Kiss of Death, Golden Network and Rainbow Romance Writers chapters.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Medley (Changing Lanes #2) by Layla Reyne to read and review.

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