- Book Title: Training Complex
- Author: Leta Blake
- Publisher: Leta Blake Books (May 10, 2015)
- Book Length: 362 pages
- Genre: Gay, Contemporary, Romance, BDSM
- Reviewed by: Vicki
- Posting Date: July 6, 2015
I saw this sequel and was really excited since Book 1 was phenomenal.
Everybody fell in love with Book 1 because of Matty’s outrageous personality. Our hearts dropped when Matty moved from Whitefish to New York leaving Rob and his son behind. They finally found each other again in New York with Rob going to school for Athletic PT and his son training with a well known skating trainer.
Book 2 opens up with Matty and Rob living in a small apartment in New York. Matty seems dull compared to book one and Rob was always attempting to keep the noise of New York out of his mind. He was going crazy and little did he know, so was Matty. Matty always did something to ask to a SM correction from Rob and Rob became concerned that Matty was spiraling out of control with his
This book is nothing like the first book. It has a much heavier feel to it. It also has a lot more SM scenes. I definitely became depressed right along with the characters and had to put it down a couple of times because the corrections were becoming hard to handle and Matty became a person I really didn’t like. I wanted to comfort Rob from the daily weight he carried.
So, the book is well written. The characters still had the personalities as in Book 1, however everything seems to be heavier and much more depressing. Matty’s antics didn’t bring me out of my depression. He just made me aggravated and I wanted to see him get help from someone other than the corrections he was forcing Rob to give him. If you can handle a lot of SM sex and a heavy book, by all means pick this up and see where life leads Matty and Rob.
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Buckle up – Matty’s back!
Figure skater Matty Marcus didn’t capture Olympic gold, but he won rancher Rob Lovely’s heart.
After Rob sold his ranch and Matty hung up his skates, they started a new life together in New York City. Now Matty has taken on a fresh challenge as a figure skating coach, and Rob’s second career as a physical therapist should be everything he’s dreamed of. But in the brutal heat of their third summer in the city, Rob yearns for the wide-open country, and the intensity of city life awakens Matty’s demons.
Matty asks for increasingly intense BDSM scenes, and his disordered eating and erratic behavior ramp up the stakes. Rob struggles to stay in control, and after a well-intentioned anniversary gift goes awry, he still thinks he can handle the fallout. But the concrete jungle is closing in and his coping skills are unraveling.
Their love is deep, but Rob will have to admit the truth about what he really wants before they both tumble into chaos.
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Blurb: Unquestionably talented figure skater Matty Marcus is willing to sacrifice everything for his Olympic dream, but his lack of discipline cost him the gold once before. Now the pressure’s on. He needs a coach who can keep him in line, but top coaches don’t come cheap, and Matty can’t afford to stay in the game no matter how badly he wants to win.
When a lucrative house-sitting gig brings him to rural Montana, Matty does his best to maintain his training regimen. Local residents turn out to be surprisingly tolerant of his flamboyant style, especially handsome young rancher Rob Lovely, who proves to be much more than a cowboy stereotype. Just as Matty requires a firm hand to perform his best on the ice, Rob shows him how strong he can be when he relinquishes control in the bedroom. With new-found self-assurance, he drives himself harder to go straight to the top.
But competition has a timetable, and to achieve his Olympic dream, Matty will have to join his new coach in New York City, leaving Rob behind. Now he must face the ultimate test. Has he truly learned how to win—on and off the ice—during his training season?