Title: Wanting it Raw
Author: Hunter Raines
Publisher: Amber Allure
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Winning a gold medal is the goal…but losing everything is Daniel Lecce’s reality…
After an accident shattered his knee and his figure-skating career, Daniel gave up hope of ever going to the Olympics. And then he met a man who knew exactly what he needed: a firm hand, a hard whip, and someone to believe in him. But any success he’s had since then has been a fluke. He should have never qualified for the 2014 Olympic games, and Daniel knows it. Worse, now that he’s lost his Dom, the best he can hope for is not to fall flat on his face in front of the esteemed judges, and the entire world.
But one man has learned Daniel’s secret. A brilliant choreographer, Matthew Hasek knows Daniel needs much more than a dazzling routine to succeed on the ice. Determined to show he can replace everything Daniel thinks he lost, Matthew issues an invitation he hopes the athlete can’t resist.
Daniel can’t ignore the wickedly sexy vibe he gets from his new choreographer. But can he let his guard down and trust Matthew with his body on the eve of the most important day of his life? Or will he lose more than the competition in the process?
Any thoughts of rising to the top of the podium in figure skating seemed lost to Daniel Lecce when he suffered a knee injury. His dreams of ever going to the Olympics seemed just that, just dreams. Naturally submissive his outlook changes when he meets a professional Dom who takes him out of his head and helps him to believe in himself again.
Against all the odds he makes it to the Olympics but things are not looking good. Without his masters hand he loses all confidence and can’t make even the easiest of jumps on the ice. As the games draw closer his mood sinks deeper and all he feels is despair. He is convinced his success lies solely at the feet of his old Dom and without his help he will fail.
Matthew Hasek is new to the team and brilliant at his job as choreographer. He also knows exactly what Daniel needs and is willing to risk everything to try and instil some belief back in him. A secret assignation may be the very thing that Daniel needs in order to win that medal.
I enjoyed this short story. You do need to suspend belief a little at the depth of emotion reached over such a short time but for me it certainly didn’t detract anything from the story. I would have loved an epilogue to see how the competition went!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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