Racing The Sky

Title: Racing The Sky
Author: Layla Dorine
Publisher: Encompass Ink
Release Date: June 19, 2017
Genre(s): Gay romance, dirt bike racing, injury, back stabbing, guilt, pain, heartbreak, inspiration
Page Count: 317 pages
Reviewed by: Tosh
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Nicky dreamed of Cliffhangers, Suicide Cams and the Kiss of Death, wanting more than anything to make it to the professional motocross circuit and dazzle fans beneath the bright arena lights. His bike was his life, his world, especially after his boyfriend, Terry, dumped him for earning a sponsor when Terry couldn’t. It’s still devastating, being cheated on and cast aside by the only man he’s ever loved, but there’s little he can do about it now but go out there and win, if only to spite Terry.
Enter Gray, and a chance meeting at a roadside diner that leaves Nicky with something more to focus on than the Coffin and Lazy Boy and how impressive a backflip he can pull off at the end of the next event. As the sting of Terry’s betrayal begins to fade, Nicky finds himself drawn to the older man, returning to the diner, and Gray, in every free moment he can spare. It’s almost perfect, but nothing ever lasts, not in Nicky’s world and Terry isn’t quite done making him pay for his success.
In the aftermath, Gray is left helping Nicky pick up the pieces once again, only this time, nothing will ever be the same. Will Nicky be able to see beyond his dreams of twisting in the air and dangling from beneath his bike…. to learn that when you Race the Sky…gravity always wins?

I am going to be totally honest when I say I put this book off for a while on reading it because I did not think that I would enjoy it as much as I did. But the truth is this book was a very gripping read. It is heartbreaking, infuriating, emotional, and in the end inspiring. It literally grabbed me by the heart strings and pulled them often throughout this book. Layla’s did such an incredible job on this book that it felt as if you was part of everything, both good and bad that was happening and made it an emotional read.

Another amazing thing about this book is it was written in multiple points of views so as the reader you are able to get the full affect and picture of what is happening and what each character is feeling. I do believe that made this book even more of a powerful read because if it had not of been multiple points of views I do not believe that the affect the book had on me while I was reading it would have been conveyed as well as it was.

I do not want to give too many details on this book because if I were too then it would give away too much about this read and that would be a shame because this is truly a very exciting read that will leave the reader feeling breathless, heartbroken, relieved, angry, sad, and last but probably not least happy. This book is an inspiring read that will leave you all warm and gooey inside.

Great job Laya and I look forward to more books by this author in the future.

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Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.