Title: Heart Untouched (Hearts Entwined series #3)
Author: Andrew Grey and Greg Tremblay (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 27th 2019
Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5
An accident crushed Duncan’s Olympic dreams and landed him in a chair, but he knows it’s time to get his life back on track – and he has a plan in mind. Working with his friend Todd, an Olympic skeleton racer, on a promotional campaign will not only help Duncan regain some direction, but it’ll give Todd the financial boost he desperately needs. The sport Todd loves is draining his resources – so much so that he’s thinking of giving up racing just to make ends meet.
As the two men work together, their friendship blossoms into much more, and suddenly the future is looking brighter than it has in a long time. But just when love, happiness, and success seem within their grasp, the USOC steps in with plans to stop their campaign. That’ll mean an end not just to Duncan’s business, but to Todd’s dreams…and Duncan isn’t about to let that happen to the man who means everything to him.
Triumph over loss!
I really enjoyed this story of Duncan and Todd, both part of the skeleton racing team trying to qualify for the Olympics. Duncan had a bad run, paralyzing his legs. He’s pissed at himself, at the world, at anyone who tries to help him. When Todd sets up a Go Fund Me account to help pay for his medical bills, Duncan’s anger softens for his friend.
After spending more time with Duncan, Todd realizes he has feelings for him and pushes him to embrace his new life and follow his new dreams. When Duncan helps market the auto repair shop that Todd works for, they run into some legal woes regarding footage in the commercial of Todd with his sled.
As they work together to ensure they both have their happy ending, sparks fly and dreams are closer than either of them thought.
One of my favorite tropes to read is a handicapped main character. This was such a great hurt/comfort story. Todd was strong and forceful when it came to Duncan’s hesitancy and fear, but he was also very tender at the same time, not taking more than Duncan had to give.
There was an even give and take within the relationship, which added more depth to the story. I loved both characters and wanted their HEA.
Greg Tremblay took this story and brought it to life with his performance, giving it color and feeling. The flow was spot on and the characters felt real and tangible.
This is a highly recommended listen for those who like a sweet, heartwarming story with a sure HEA.
Hearts Entwined series
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