Nothing Ventured by Jay Northcote
reviewed by: Becky
When Aiden agrees to run the Mad Mucker—a twelve-mile muddy slog over an obstacle course—he’s expecting it to be a bit of a laugh. The training will be tough, but Aiden could use the motivation to regain some fitness.
Matt is the sexy cousin of one of Aiden’s coworkers and a last-minute addition to the team. When he agrees to train with Aiden, Aiden suddenly finds the prospect of regular workouts a lot more appealing.
Soon attraction flares, and they embark on an intense physical relationship. Matt doesn’t want to fall in love with a man, and Aiden doesn’t want to fall in love at all, but despite their insistence on no strings, they grow closer. As the day of the race approaches, time is running out for them to work out how they feel about each other.
This is a beautiful story about life, love, and yes very sore muscles! I am NOT a runner, so my muscles were screaming by the time the author finished describing Aiden's first run after a while, that is how good she is. This is a story about conquering your fears in life and in romance. Beautifully written and the characters were so well written that even at their worst, you wanted to give them a squeeze. You will be rooting for Matt and Aiden on and off the running course. I love it when an author gives you a book whose plot is so fresh and well executed that it is a pleasure to read, and so very hard to put down. Well done Jay, can't wait to get my hands on another of your lovely books! I have included the Amazon US and UK buy links and the Dreamspinner Press link if you wish to get it there! *5 Stars*
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