Happy Thursday all!
If you’re like me and love watching women’s gymnastics this is the perfect read for you! 🤸🏻♀️
A gold medal read for all gymnastic fans! Are you bummed that there aren’t going to be Olympics this summer? This might be the perfect book to tie you over until next year (hopefully). Hannah Orenstein has spun a fun and uplifting tale. She also didn’t pull any punches when it came to some of the darker parts and scandals surrounding today’s gymnastics. Avery was an elite gymnast who just fell short of making it to the Olympics. Knowing nothing else bud gymnastics Avery went into a deep depression and this led to some destructive behavior. It’s eight years later and Avery has just been dumped by her famous football player boyfriend. She has moved back home and it is time to start over. When Ryan, an old crush and fellow gymnast reaches out to her with a offer to Coach Avery jumps at the chance. Now Avery is back in the same gym she trained in years ago coaching Olympic hopeful Hallie.
Really loved all the gymnastics talk in this book, I’ve always loved watching the sport. Avery was a sympathetic character, I’ve often thought of what happens to those girls that poor everything they have into a sport just to fall a bit short? I really loved the bond between Avery and Hallie I think it was nice that Hallie had someone in her corner that truly understood. Why this book will not be getting a perfect score from me is because of the romance. I really don’t think this is a romance it is more women’s fiction with a dash of romance in the backdrop. Additionally the romance itself just didn’t work for me. I really didn’t see the spark between Ryan and Avery and could not understand what the attraction was other than that they had a crush on one another a decade ago? Not to mention Ryan did a few pretty shady things. This didn’t necessarily detract from my overall enjoyment of the book it just wasn’t what I was expecting. I would be remiss if I did not mention Avery’s amazing roommate Sarah! She had such a great energy and was so supportive to not only Avery but to Hallie as well.
This book in emojis 🤸🏻♀️ ⛸ 🧘🏻♀️ 🥇 🍣 ☕️
*** Big thank you to Atria for my gifted copy of this book. All opinions are my own. ***
About the Book
This heartfelt rom-com focuses on Avery, a former competitive gymnast who suffered a devastating career-ending injury. After a tough breakup, she returns to her hometown to help a new coach train an Olympic hopeful, and finds herself falling for him in the process. Just when Avery begins to find her balance again, things start to take a tumble as the trials approach. Can she bring home the gold at the gym and with him?
Have a lovely day! XOXO Berit🤸🏻♀️￼