Running Off the Edge by Megan Linden ~ Review by Caroline


Title: Running Off the Edge

Author: Megan Linden

Publisher: MLR

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

Former lovers meet again in Sochi and have a chance to learn that a gold medal isn’t the greatest prize you can win at the Olympics.

After the knee injury, Liam O’Connor, the former gold medalist, is no longer able to compete in the Olympics. He’s in Sochi as an assistant coach for another male figure skater and hopes to avoid Eric Lanney as much as possible.

Meanwhile Eric is back to compete for gold in pair skating, but is that the only thing that will be important to him? Maybe when the former lovers meet again in Russia, they will both learn that a gold medal isn’t the greatest prize you can win at the Winter Olympics.

My View

I would have loved this to have been a little longer.

Olympic Games don’t seem to hold any luck for Liam O’Connor. He is unable to compete this time due to a knee injury.
At the last games his boyfriend ended their relationship just after Liam took the Gold Medal. Liam was tired of living as a gay man in the closet so when interviewed after winning he finally told the truth but it cost him greatly. Eric walked out of his life and they haven’t spoken since.
Now 4 years later they have come face to face with each other at Sochi and all the anger and pain between the two is still visible. Eric tries talking to Liam but only makes matters worse and it is starting to look like they will never make their peace with other.
Determined to try and resolve things one more time Eric approaches Liam again and the two finally manage to have a conversation without one of them storming off. With some of the old hurts resolved and both of them understanding how the other feels and what they went through Eric must concentrate on his competition but there is an underlying current between the two ex lovers.
When they both finally admit to never having moved on and still being in love with each other Liam isn’t sure if it is enough and knows for certain that he will never be able to live back in the closet and only love behind closed doors.
Eric and his partner have the skate of their lives in their competition and look certain to take the Gold Medal. Can Eric get the other prize he so desperately wants? Their future relationship may hang on what is said in that final interview once again!

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I would like to thank MLR Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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