Title: Secrets from the Edge
Author: S.C. Wynne
Publisher: Loose Id
Pages/Word Count: 142 Pages
At a Glance: This was a great book, the characters well written, and the scenes solid. I highly recommend it for a hot summer day.
Reviewed By: Carrie
Blurb: Keith Williams is twenty-two and struggling to feel normal again. Once a rising super star in the competitive world of snowboarding, he’s only now healing from a horrible crash that almost wrecked his body and ripped his confidence from him.
Jesse Royce is a reporter embedded on a snowboarding documentary that Keith has agreed to be a part of. The two of them have always had a sexual attraction that’s hard to ignore. But Keith’s loss of nerve isn’t the only secret he’s keeping, and while it’s tempting to give into his desire for Jesse, it might end up being career suicide.
Review: I have only one complaint about this book. It wasn’t longer. I really wanted more pages of Keith and Jesse.
S.C. Wynne takes us right to the really good beginning stuff, and then lets our imaginations have at it. Oh, these two will make it – they may not get married, being that traditional isn’t who these men are – but they will grow old and have a HEA, that is for sure. All the bad is behind them, the worst has happened, and they still have each other.
Keith is twenty two. At twenty he was at the top of his snowboarding career, when he took a tumble on a questionable course. It has been a hard-fought battle, mentally and physically, to come back into the world of snowboarding, but he is accomplishing it, slaying his demons and feeling normal again.
Jesse works for Snow Job Magazine, a publication which used to be all about snowboarding how-tos and technical know-how, but has degenerated into a gossip rag among the industry. What starts out as a story about the documentary he and Keith have been contracted for, changes mid-stream when Jesse’s boss wants the dirt on all the boarders present, including and especially Keith.
Keith had a hard childhood, being kicked out by his parents when he was a teen for being gay, and there are parts of that time period he would rather stay in the past. He keeps secrets: who he is, what he really feels, his reactions – everything. He can’t tell Jesse…. Can he? The word trust comes into play big time between these two men, and the journey is an incredible ride. I loved the snowboarding talk, the descriptions of the runs, imagining myself with ice crystals on my cheeks was a great escape from reality when the temperature is so hot outside.
This was a great book, the characters well written, and the scenes solid. I highly recommend it for a hot summer day.
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