Blind Landing

Blind LandingFear Stops Dreams In Their Tracks Before They Even Have A Chance Then Again, So Do InjuriesNatalia Grekov Was Born To Win A Gold Medal As The USA S Top Gymnast, She S Calm, Confident And Ready To Make Her Country Proud In Just Two Short Months And Her Elite Athlete Lifestyle Includes No Time For Distractions Especially Men When A Disastrous Fall In Practice Puts Her Dreams At Risk, It Seems The Only Person Who Can Help Her Is The One Person She Wants Nothing FromSpencer Russell Is Gymnastics Bad Boy A Cocky, Laid Back Charmer With Abs Of Steel And A Witty Mouth, He Waltzes Around The US Gymnastics Training Camp Like He Owns The Place Even Though He Doesn T Any After An Injury Sidelined His Career And Any Chance At Glory, He S Now Just A Coach, Helping Other Gymnasts Reach Their Goals Serious Is Not A Word In Spencer S Vocabulary But When Natalia Tumbles Into His Life, He S Suddenly Sincerely Interested In Helping The Blonde Beauty In Any Way He CanCan They Vault Over The Obstacles Standing In Their Way Or Will Spencer Be The Distraction That Causes Natalia S Chance At Gold To Crash And Burn I ll write a review for this eventually but I tried today and it still bothers me If I write anything now, it ll just turn into a rant fest, so all I can give you at the moment is this I don t like it At all There s better romance books and better gymnastics books out there Considering the author kept boasting about her years upon years as a gymnast on social media while writing this book, I expectedof a storyline and less of her rants and disgusts with the sport and how it s portraye I ll write a review for this eventually but I tried today and it still bothers me If I write anything now, it ll just turn into a rant fest, so all I can give you at the moment is this I don t like it At all There s better romance books and better gymnastics books out there Considering the author kept boasting about her years upon years as a gymnast on social media while writing this book, I expectedof a storyline and less of her rants and disgusts with the sport and how it s portrayed 3.5 BLIND LANDING stars I m still struggling with how to write this review But it s time so here I go The premise of the book was good enough for me to be salivating for it The story flowed nicely and the messages included was a good one I also had a lot of fun with the Fearsome Foursome s , especially with Peyton, hope she gets her own book, she was a very enchanting character and I want to knowabout her.All the characters from this book were lovable, well except you Novak Filipe, 3.5 BLIND LANDING stars I m still struggling with how to write this review But it s time so here I go The premise of the book was good enough for me to be salivating for it The story flowed nicely and the messages included was a good one I also had a lot of fun with the Fearsome Foursome s , especially with Peyton, hope she gets her own book, she was a very enchanting character and I want to knowabout her.All the characters from this book were lovable, well except you Novak Filipe, you deserve to rot in hell As I was saying, the characters were great and I had no problem with them, as single individuals, not as a couple See That was my issue with the book I didn t feel the connection between the main couple Like they were ok having a fling or something like that, not a strong relationship I felt the build of it a little rushed The lack of chemistry between them made me lose the interest and instead I focusedon what was happening around them I got sucked into the gymnastic world The author s passion for this sport was evident She made me feel like I was right there, trying new routines or being yell at by Novak Dreaming about being a gymnast The fact that I didn t feel them as a couple made me so freaking sad They were perfect, but not for each other Spencer was one of those guys you fall for Sexy, funny, cocky without being an asshole Gah He was just perfect And Nat, that girl was so determined, so brave I wanted her as my BFF Not every book is for everyone This time, I think that it would be better to say that not every couple is for everyone If you love Gymnastics, this book is a MUST READ Carrie Aarons definitely does the gymnastics community justice with her wordsARC received in exchange for an honest review With the Rio Olympics about to go underway, I was looking for my perfect fix to go along with that inspirational mode Blind Landing is my second ever Carrie Aarons read and I got to tell ya, I m in no way going to stop any time soon.A lot of this novel centers around taking risks.jumping into the unknowneven when you don t know where the results may lead you.Natalia and Spence I liked what the other brought out in the both of their characters I also enjoyed how they could emphasize With the Rio Olympics about to go underway, I was looking for my perfect fix to go along with that inspirational mode Blind Landing is my second ever Carrie Aarons read and I got to tell ya, I m in no way going to stop any time soon.A lot of this novel centers around taking risks.jumping into the unknowneven when you don t know where the results may lead you.Natalia and Spence I liked what the other brought out in the both of their characters I also enjoyed how they could emphasize and relate, along with dream, challenge, and render the other completely vulnerable to what s right in front of them.Those of you who are athletes know what it s like to juggle the realities of fear, anxiouness, self doubt and love While I do admit, Natalia s circumtances are a lot higher and riskier because she is in league to become an olympic athlete, I m sure a lot of you can understand the conflictions running around through her mind, nevermind, the fact that she s fallen in love with a man forbidden to her Blind Landing was a delightful, insightful, and sinful read I definitley recommend to those looking to get a pre Olympics book fix I m not going to lie I ve never given a whole lot of thought to the Olympics I mean, it s a fun thing that comes up every once in a while, and I do enjoy watching the gymnasts twist and contort and fly through the air the way they do.But Carrie Aarons has given me an entirely new appreciation.Not only do I have her vivid imagery in my head, but I have a deepened understanding and appreciation for the work it takes, the drive a gymnast must have and how completely all consuming it is It s clear I m not going to lie I ve never given a whole lot of thought to the Olympics I mean, it s a fun thing that comes up every once in a while, and I do enjoy watching the gymnasts twist and contort and fly through the air the way they do.But Carrie Aarons has given me an entirely new appreciation.Not only do I have her vivid imagery in my head, but I have a deepened understanding and appreciation for the work it takes, the drive a gymnast must have and how completely all consuming it is It s clear that Ms Aarons knows from which she speaks, but better than that, she conveys it so powerfully that I felt like I was witnessing it Like it was real And my heart reacted swelling, aching, and causing my eyes to fill with tears to Natalia s Olympic journey alone.It can t be easy to make a tough as nails, single minded, determined athlete sympathetic and full of heart It s no small trick to get that sort of dimension to ring true on paper, but that s what happens here I did love Natalia I sympathized with her And I warmed quickly to the relationship she built with Spencer It was a slow build for me not that they didn t bring the heat, or that there weren t moments that took my breath away It s just this is not a story about a girl who waited her whole life to find her one true love This is a story about a girl who worked her whole life to achieve one huge goal and stumbled upon love along the way.It s a big love And it was incredibly heartwarming and rewarding and satisfying.There are incredibly sweet moments, some incredibly heart wrenching moments, and some moments that made me feel like standing up and cheering it was like the real Olympics, you guys It s heavy on the athleticism and maybe a little lighter on the romance which makes sense given its premise but I completely enjoyed it and cannot wait forShelly, 4 stars I am a huge gymnastics fan It is really the only part of the Olympics I watch, so when I saw this book was about two gymnasts, I couldn t pass it up I don t do boyfriends Especially not boyfriends who are gymnasts Natalia is an elite gymnast She has been working on getting to the Olympics for her entire life, and nothing and no one is going to distract her from achieving her dream Gymnastics is addicting, and even if I can t do the drug any, I m happy to sit by and watch other people get high After a career ending injury, Spencer still lives and breathes gymnastics He is just a coach now And as a coach, watching another gymnast struggle with fear, he is determined to help I stand at the end of the beam and my body won t let me move I m a prisoner in my own skin I don t know what to do Together, Spencer works with Natalia to overcome her fear and find the love in gymnastics again But what starts as a flirty friendship quickly morphs towhen the chemistry between them ignites her entire body looks like a strong, sexy athlete s wet dream Or man s wet dream Or mine Fucking fine, she s my wet dream The two together are explosive I adored Spencer and his cocky but sweet side I loved how much time the author spent explaining the sport of gymnastics and you could tell that she really did her research I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and can t wait for the next in the series, hopefully about Peyton and Jared Though, I certainly hope Rouke gets a book too Tiffany, 4 stars 4.0 BLIND LANDING StarsI don t run away from a challenge because I am afraid Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot Nadia Comaneci Blind Landing is my first Carrie Aarons book and to be honest it was the cover that caught my attention first.It s gorgeous and it doesn t just exudes beauty but there s just something with it that makes it really appealing as if it s calling unto me even if it s just there sitting.First few pages an 4.0 BLIND LANDING StarsI don t run away from a challenge because I am afraid Instead, I run towards it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your foot Nadia Comaneci Blind Landing is my first Carrie Aarons book and to be honest it was the cover that caught my attention first.It s gorgeous and it doesn t just exudes beauty but there s just something with it that makes it really appealing as if it s calling unto me even if it s just there sitting.First few pages and I said I made the right decision of signing up an ARC I got hooked from the very first page It really started so good everything just flows flawlessly making you feel like being swayed The plot and the storylines are worth rooting for It is lighthearted with a little angst and the tempo is just on the steady pace giving you enough time to devour every lines without making it dull and boring What I loveabout it also are glimpses of the gymnastic world escpecially on the trainings and the in and outs of the elite gymnasts working hard to be qualified not just to on an any international events but to be chosen as qualifiers for Olympic games.Yeah, and that s where Blind Landing, the story of Spencer and Natalia startedSpencer Russellis the bad boy of gymnastics, a ladies man, a laid back go with the flow kind of guy He gets away with everything and looks damn good doing it In short the man is TROUBLE Natalia Grekovon the other hand, well she s not our shy and meek heroineIn fact she s the female Spencer Russel She s fearless and outspoken, not the type to just go along with anything and everything her coaches say She likes to color outside the lines a little, but is still one of the most focused, kickass gymnasts to ever come up through the ranks Yes they both breathe and live gymnastics and their journey started as flirty friends in the training campus until Russel coaches Natalia to conquer her fear and her weakness that could hinder her dreamsto be disqualified from making it into the Olympic Team.And that s where this story gets very interesting and and enjoyable read From sneaking out at the wee hours for their private practice even if it means risking not just Spencer s job but also Nat s dream to their sexcapades in the dorm room and at the gym Add up a bathroom sex and I was a goner As I was reading, I feel like my blood was pumping hysterically in my veins afraid they might get caught but at the same time excited for them both Their adventures is on the hype it s so sensual They got an awesome chemistry Until What started as hook up on top of helping a fearless gymnast cure her fears turned out so much .And..I ll stop there because you need to read it yourself I can go on and on but I know I wont stop So go now, One Click this book and go on a ride with Natalia and Spencer s sweet and sexy story of love and what it will do to youSpencer is my blind landing, the thing that I never saw coming A must readARC kindly provided ib exchange for an honest review Flirty friends kiss rightI love a sports romance and I am a fan of Carrie Aarons so I was excited to start Blind Landing I love the Olympics and this new trend of books revolving around this setting is right up my alleyNatalia Grekov has sent my system spinning, and the only way to relieve the dizziness was to attack it at the sourceBlind Landing revolves around Nat, an Olympic hopeful, and Spencer, a coach for the Men s team Their relationship starts as friendship with both ofFlirty friends kiss rightI love a sports romance and I am a fan of Carrie Aarons so I was excited to start Blind Landing I love the Olympics and this new trend of books revolving around this setting is right up my alleyNatalia Grekov has sent my system spinning, and the only way to relieve the dizziness was to attack it at the sourceBlind Landing revolves around Nat, an Olympic hopeful, and Spencer, a coach for the Men s team Their relationship starts as friendship with both of them knowing that now during the training for the games is not the time to act on their chemistry But before long the attraction becomes too much to deny and they are soon sneaking around Their pairing is taboo but not forbidden I loved Spencer and his fun personality from the start and while I admired Nat s drive and determination, it did at times make connecting to her as a romantic heroinedifficult There were great moments when she let her guard down that I truly did like her but also times when her focus on their Olympic path make the romantic aspects of the bookdifficult to connect to then I was hoping forDuh, Russell, I want your body And a big fat gold medalOverall, Blind Landing was a good solid sports romance and Spencer is hard not to love Blind Landing is worth a read and especially now during the Olympic Games miranda 3.5 CocktailsThis was a good book and I enjoyed what Nat and Spence went through working up to the Olympic trials, but it felt like the Trials themselves and the Olympics just flashed by And then there was what was happening with Novak I wantedwith that He was one of those secondary characters that lurked in the background, but he was set up as a bad guy who had to take a fall But it didn t feel like we got into the ins and outs of why Novak had it in for Spence and Nat, separately Th 3.5 CocktailsThis was a good book and I enjoyed what Nat and Spence went through working up to the Olympic trials, but it felt like the Trials themselves and the Olympics just flashed by And then there was what was happening with Novak I wantedwith that He was one of those secondary characters that lurked in the background, but he was set up as a bad guy who had to take a fall But it didn t feel like we got into the ins and outs of why Novak had it in for Spence and Nat, separately The little explanation we got really didn t fit in with what happened with him at the end.Carrie Aarons still gives us a great read I enjoyed her spin on the Olympics and can t wait to see what comes next for the gymnastic team Oh boyFull review to come Oh boyFull review to come LIVE EARLY FULL REVIEW 5 Make My Heart Tumble CROWNSCarrie Aarons has made me fall in love with gymnastics I loved every single aspect of this book the characters, the plot, the truth about gymnastics I just adored it all.I enjoyed every single character, well except the antagonist, obviously, in this story But let s start with Spencer He is one of my top heroes ever He has the perfect combination of cocky, sexy, and sweet The reader can see his love for gymnastics the way he speaks LIVE EARLY FULL REVIEW 5 Make My Heart Tumble CROWNSCarrie Aarons has made me fall in love with gymnastics I loved every single aspect of this book the characters, the plot, the truth about gymnastics I just adored it all.I enjoyed every single character, well except the antagonist, obviously, in this story But let s start with Spencer He is one of my top heroes ever He has the perfect combination of cocky, sexy, and sweet The reader can see his love for gymnastics the way he speaks about it makes me want to be a gymnast, and what makes him evenappealing is the way he has dealt with his career There is no animosity or bitterness, just encouragement and guidance GAH It just makes me fall in love with him evenI also have a soft spot for that confident hero who knows he is sexy but is still so sweet that it doesn t come off as sleazy or arrogant, and this is absolutely Spencer One aspect of his characterization that I love the most is that he is an action kind of guy Yes, he says some amazing lines in the story, but his actions speak louder than his words, and they are some great acts Then we have the heroine Natalia I want to be her best friend I admire her dedication, her strength in the field of gymnastics, and her unwillingness to conform She is also admirable for her love and dedication to her family and the sport she loves, and, while this is not the whole conflict, it does play a part in the conflict Even though her dedication to the sport causes some problems, I cannot blame her She has spent her whole life working towards the Olympics and her family has sacrificed for it I love these two characters apart, but they are amazing together They are supportive, loving, fun, and hot I enjoyed every single time they are together Whether they were talking or having sex, it is all fantastic Even the secondary characters in this story are great The author gives the reader enough information to intrigue us and makes the reader want their stories, and I know I am very excited to see where Carrie Aarons takes them.The plot is perfection The exposition and rising action are used expertly to lay the groundwork for their relationship Carrie Aarons allows the reader to see Nat and Spencer move from flirty friends toBy taking her time to develop them as a couple, I bought into their relationship and became invested Because I became enthralled with their story, I am that muchdevastated when the conflict of the story blows up and it all falls apart The falling action and resolution of the story are also paced perfectly There is no quick resolution to their conflict There is a legitimate fall out and consequence, and I felt that their reaction to the conflict and climax is realistic for elite athletes in their situation Finally, the resolution is solid gold It is happy and sweet, and it put a smile on my face.On aserious note, Carrie Aarons also is able to showcase flaws in the gymnastic world, especially on the elite level What I love most is that the author weaves the truth through the romance so well that it doesn t overshadow the story or sound preachy It becomes just another element and not the centerpiece of this fantastic book When she exposes these ills, I felt sad and found myself shaking my head because I was so disheartened by the treatment of these girls and boys It is certainly eye opening, and this look into this world is ultimately what I love about reading I get to see a wonderful romance but also get to understand relevant topics of the world we live in today.I have enjoyed both books by Carrie Aarons that I have read, but this book has firmly placed her in my one click author category If her name is on it, then I will be buying it So now, I will sit a patiently wait for any news for the second book in this series, because Gymnasts are going to be my new favorite sports trope Forreviews and other book news, check out modernbellebooks.comARC received in exchange for an honest review..99 cents for a limited time Blind Landing by Carrie Arrons is a spicy sports romance with a twist Set in the world of gymnastics with months to the Olympics in Rio we follow Natalia Grekov who s been training all her life to challenge for the gold medal Natalia is one of the top gymnasts for USA until the one thing that can stop an athlete in her tracks Fear With only a few months to the biggest stage Natalia will ever compete at the last thing she needs is a distraction Spencer Russell has trained all his life to be Blind Landing by Carrie Arrons is a spicy sports romance with a twist Set in the world of gymnastics with months to the Olympics in Rio we follow Natalia Grekov who s been training all her life to challenge for the gold medal Natalia is one of the top gymnasts for USA until the one thing that can stop an athlete in her tracks Fear With only a few months to the biggest stage Natalia will ever compete at the last thing she needs is a distraction Spencer Russell has trained all his life to be the best but after a career ending injury he finds himself coaching his old teammates Spencer can t help but notice Natalia struggle and decides to help her work through her fear Will Spencer help Natalia rise to the podium or will emotions cloud the goal Run Don t walk to grab Blind Landing Blind Landing is sexy romp into the world of gymnastics and with so many Olympic sports romances out there this summer Carrie s stands apart due to her personal knowledge of the sport and descriptive details that allow a novice of gymnastics to picture the scene I adored this book and loved every detail Spencer is cocky and heartbroken at losing his chance at Olympic stage but watching him grow into the coaching roll and finding his style Natalia struggle was heartbreaking to watch With her goal so close Natalia can taste it The chemistry is off the charts for them I m really happy to see this be a series so we can seeof the sub characters we ve been introduced to already I can t wait to see what Carrie has in store for us next 5 tumbling passes for Carrie Aarons Blind Landing Reviewed for Sweet Spicy Reads ARC provided for a honest review