Publisher: BloominThyme Press
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Goodreads: Miami, Florida is the venue for the Special Olympics National Games and Clay Rutledge’s son is competing in the games. A sure bet to win the gold, father and son plan to ride their tropical victory to the World Games—until an unexpected turn of events jeopardizes their plans for fortune and fame.
Tasked with managing the events, Sydney quickly learns that Clay’s quiet, sexy confidence demands special attention, something she’s more than willing to oblige. But a jealous ex-lover of a boss has other plans, as does her office nemesis.Trapped between a desire to mix business with pleasure and a boy who reminds her of a life she swore to move beyond, Sydney is at a personal crossroads. She can have career or love—but to attain both requires a consent she yearns to give but fears impossible.
Kritters Thoughts: The first Dianne Venetta book that I didn't immediately pass on to a friend - this one lacked a little in story and for me went on for days and days. From the beginning, I was excited to have the Special Olympics at the center of the story, I have yet to read a book that centers around these games. The Olympics part of the story was fantastic, I loved reading about the athletes and how the games impacts their lives.
Where I felt it fell short was in the love story, at times our female lead Sydney was assertive and decisive and then in a moment's notice she is unsure of the relationship and its too wishy washy for me. I wanted to fall in love with her and root for her with this great guy, but every time he made a great gesture she second guessed it.
This wasn't my favorite Dianne Venetta book, but I am not giving up, I truly loved her others and will wait for the next one.
Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more
Ebook 2012 Challenge: 44 out of 25
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from A Cozy Reader's Corner. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.