Book Review: My Skater Boy (X-Treme Boys #2) by Kay Manis

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Book Review: My Skater Boy (X-Treme Boys #2) by Kay Manis Title: My Skater Boy
Author: Kay Manis
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: January 13, 2014
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Romance, Romance
Page Count: 436
Format: eARC
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Find out the dramatic conclusion to Skater Boy, Book 1 of the X-Treme Boys Series

For the first time in her life, Hindley Hagen has something she’s always looked for, unconditional love. As the attorney and sports agent for X Games golden boy, Rory Gregor, she’s worked hard to help him make a comeback in a professional sport that isn’t always so forgiving. This time, he’s won more than just a gold medal, he’s captured her heart. But now, she’s trapped, caught in the snare of a man playing a deadly game. She must choose, protect the one man who’s made her come alive for the first time in her life or risk losing everything she’s worked hard for, including him. To save them both, Hindley must do the unthinkable or face a life without the one thing Rory Gregor has finally given her; hope. But protecting them means her own demons may surface and from that, there is no recovery. Hindley must learn the hard way, in love and life, there is no such thing as a safe secret.

Trust isn’t something that comes naturally to Rory Gregor. Even his own professional achievements as an X Games multi-gold medalist can’t wash away a childhood filled with abuse, which has left him with a lifetime of insecurities and self-loathing. But now, he’s finally found a woman who makes him feel the one thing in life he never thought possible-smart. With Hindley Hagen by his side, he’s skating better than ever, securing deals that could make them both rich. Yet something is off. Just as he gets inside the walls she’s constructed to guard herself, she pulls away again. She’s hiding something. But then, so is he.

As their need to protect one another grows to escalating heights with deadly consequences, will Hindley and Rory finally find the future together they so richly deserve? Or, will they discover the one thing that could destroy them both forever is actually each other? Find out in this exciting conclusion to the first book in the X-Treme Boys Series, Skater Boy.

NOTE: MY SKATER BOY is not a standalone book. It is the conclusion to Rory and Hindley's story, and should be read after reading SKATER BOY, Book 1 in the X-Treme Boys Series. The X-Treme Boys Series contain adult language and situations and are intended for 18+ readers only.

Okay, so having a little bit of trouble with where to start. I read Skater Boy and My Skater Boy back to back so they kinda just blended together for me.

My Skater Boy continues where Skater Boy left off, leaving Hindley and Rory both in a difficult situation. Hindley now represents Rory as both his attorney and sports agent. Her job is to look out for him and his career at all costs. She just never expected what it really would cost her personally and professionally. Rory is still working hard at his comeback and hoping to prove himself in the upcoming X Games.

The fact that Rory and Hindley must keep their relationship a secret opens them up to a growing list of complications. All Rory and Hindley want to do is to be together. However, everyone else seems to have their own hidden agenda and will exploit the two to whatever means necessary. In a word – Blackmail! Everyone wants something, but nothing is free! When secrets threaten to be revealed, Rory and Hindley’s love and trust are put to the ultimate test.

It really felt to me that in this book, the author became much more comfortable writing steamy sex scenes. They did not dominate the book so much that I would classify this as erotica, but when there was getting down and dirty time, they did just that. Unlike the first book that titillated and teased, this installment did not leave me teetering at the edge, it damn well pulled me over!

“So fucking delicious, I can never get enough of you,” I answered, slamming into her, driving her into the wall…

In this book we finally get to learn about Hindley’s past and what has made her so vulnerable. The author really did a great job with this as it took me by total surprise. I never anticipated, and perhaps for that reason, was so distraught when it was finally revealed. And just when you think everyone has shown their cards, oh no, she ain’t done yet! This series touched on quite a few major topics that I think our society doesn’t pay enough attention to, either because they are for some reason taboo, or are secrets hidden away. I commend the author for going outside the norm and giving Rory and Hindley a past some sadly will relate to. If that all sounds a bit confusing, you try writing and not mentioning any spoilers! Read the book, you’ll get it!

Although I still found the constant self-doubting internal monologue a bit annoying, I really grew to like the main characters as they developed through both books. The book was a bit long for my liking (over 400 pages) and I did feel there were some things that could have been taken out without any loss to the main plot / storyline. Overall, I did enjoy the series and want to see what Kay Manis brings to the table in Moto Boy when we get to see more of Hindley’s BFF, the hot and sassy Dana. If you read the first book and aren’t sure if you want to read on, I encourage you to do so with My Skater Boy!

 …knowing that for the first time in my life, I was exactly where I needed to be.

~ Rory Gregor


–Rory–

Today was the day I’d dreaded forever, the day I realized I was the source of Hindley’s pain and anguish. It truly was me I had to protect her from, not all the others threatening to harm her. The only way I could do that now was to leave her alone. I bolted out of the elevator, running to my room as fast as I could, afraid I may actually vomit in the hallway before getting to the bathroom. Losing Hindley wasn’t an option, but the choice wasn’t mine to make. Suddenly, that one realization, the fact I was no longer in control, scared me more than anything I’d ever known.

About Kay Manis

Kay Manis lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, daughter and five pound Chihuahua affectionately named “Tiny.” When not writing or researching you’ll find Kay reading a good book, eating out with friends or napping.

Kay’s biggest goal in writing is to amuse, inspire and entertain. If she’s done that for you then she says she’ll always consider herself a success.