A Mavrick Allstar Novel
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The world of extreme sports just got a little steamier! Zoe Dawson’s pulse-pounding, emotional series follows the wily young female agents of Mavrick Allstars as they chase their dreams—and meet the chiseled athletes who make them come true.
Helena “Lena” Mavrick is ready to prove that she can play with the big boys. Working at her father’s internationally renowned agency, Mavrick Allstars, Lena sets her sights on one of the most coveted phenoms out there: a twenty-four-year-old surfer caught ripping it in a viral skateboarding video. Signing him would be a huge win—and his marketing appeal isn’t the only thing that makes Lena’s heart skip a beat. Trouble is, fraternizing with the client is against company policy.
Professional surfer Gunner Smith lives under the absolute control of his coach—until he takes the ultimate risk and starts over as a skateboarder. Gunner swore he wouldn’t give up his freedom again, but Lena’s out-of-the-blue offer makes him think long and hard. She’s smart, she’s bold, she’s got sponsors lined up around the corner—plus she’s drop-dead gorgeous. He’s just not sure his coach will let him get away that easily, because he’s not just Gunner’s coach, he’s also his father.
Gunner is used to hiding his tortured past. But when his steamy affair with Lena threatens their future, he must decide whether he will sacrifice everything for the woman who’s stolen his heart.
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Praise for Ramping Up
“This book was fast-paced and easy to stay interested in. . . . Overall great story.”—Walking on Bookshelves
“Interesting book with unusual characters—it’s worth the read.”—Jeri’s Book Attic
“From time to time there comes a book that . . . you find yourself really liking. . . . The writing was engaging and I enjoyed the dual first-person POV’s.”—Evermore Books
“Overall, this was a good read. I liked the skateboarding sections best and it was something different to relax . . . with in the sun.”—Lost to Books
“Ramping Up is an adrenaline-filled, all-access pass to what happens when a dream that you didn’t know you were chasing, catches you.”—WTF Are You Reading?
This story packed an emotional wallop at the end. Helena and Gunner hit it off from the beginning although there are reasons not to give in. Gunner's past interferes with their professional and personal relationship, until he runs, losing everything. Helena does not give up, but reaches out to help him. He moves beyond his anger and she learns that winning for the sake of winning is not everything. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and recommend it.
This was fun, fresh, sexy and full of amazing chemistry that will make you smile with every turn of the page. This is the first story that I have read of Zoe Dawson’s and I was blown away. I can’t wait to read more by her. Loved it!
It was a well written, fast paced story with interesting, well developed and likable characters as well as some great secondary characters that will be hopefully getting their own story as this series continues. I struggled to put this down just because I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. I loved every word, and didn’t want it to end. So if you want to read a fun, fresh, crazy sexy sport romance what are you waiting for, get it now. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
Received a complimentary copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.