Author: E.E. Grey
Publisher: Fantastic Fiction Publishing
Category: Contemporary Romance
Pages/Word Count: 166 Pages
At a Glance: Tumbled kept me turning the pages to see how it would end, but I was let down by everyone except for the main character.
Reviewed By: Taz
Blurb: A chance at the Olympics has been everything Auden has always wanted, but now that it’s within his grasp, he finds himself slipping further away. Does he really want to be an Olympic gymnast when there’s so much more to life? To make things worse, he has both a major crush on his friends-with-benefits teammate, Trayce, and free-spirited musician named Shane. With Olympics trials looming on the horizon, Auden has to decide what he really wants and how much he’s willing to give up to get it.
Review: Tumbled follows Auden, an Olympic hopeful, weeks before he’s about to go to trials. Through the story, we watch him question the goals he’s held for a lifetime, wondering whether those were the right things to work toward…asking himself if he’d been wasting all of his time pursuing one dream but at the cost of neglecting the rest of his life.
For the most part, I’d say this was a pretty good book. Once it got going, I was interesting to continue reading at the end of each chapter. The sex scenes were hot and the emotions were believable. In a sense, I feel like the romance was between Auden and gymnastics as opposed to either of the love interests in the story.
And this is where my problem came in. When reading a romance, I have to really want the main characters to get together. However, each of the love interests in this story were flawed. One intentionally so, but the other I’m not so sure. I found myself questioning why Auden would put himself through the things he did, and I continued to find myself questioning why he made the decisions at the end of the story as easily as he did. Both love interests in this story were somewhat mean and distant, and I never quite figured out why the author would choose to do this.
If, like I said, the real love interest was Auden’s sport, then the author did a magnificent job showing us the struggles and emotional turmoil of an Olympic hopeful. For this book, I have to give a mixed review. Tumbled kept me turning the pages to see how it would end, but I was let down by everyone except for the main character.
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