Book Review- Grasping Air (Flipped, Book Two) by Carrie Aarons


We were the seconds after a grip released the bar, body floating through the air with nervous wonder. Would we successfully grab it again, or would we hit the mat, shattered and defeated?

Peyton Adams learned a long time ago that selfish and detached is the only way to be in life. What most people call shameless or obnoxious behavior, she considers key to getting where she needs to go. Most disapproving of all? USA Gymnastics’ golden boy with an eight-pack, Jared Hargrove. After being cut from the women’s team right before Rio, Peyton is back on the post-Summer Games tour. Not only is she the only one without a gold medal, but her history with Jared won’t stay buried for long.

Control and good manners; the two things drilled into Jared Hargrove’s head from birth. As a four-time gold medalist, he’s always obeyed the rules and reaped the reward. Well, except for the whirlwind week four years ago in London when wild-child Peyton Adams finally got under his skin, and into his bed. She broke his heart, and he hasn’t removed the ice wall around it since. Now she’s back to redeem herself to the world of gymnastics, and it seems, to push his buttons more than ever.

After years of resentment and heartache, can they repair a relationship so badly broken that most people wouldn’t even try? Or will they continue to fall, grasping at any last emotion before they finally collapse?

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~My Review~ 
5 Stars

I Was Provided A ARC By The Author
(Possible Spoilers) 

Love, Hate & Gymnastics 

Peyton Adams, party girl, gets the opportunity to join the post summer games tour, with all of her friends, after she was cut, and lost the chance at the summer games. She's happy to be back with her friends, performing in front of her fans. Being emerged into the world of gymnastics should make her happy, but Peyotn finds he difficult to be, when you have a brooding jerk, glaring across the floor at you. The next few months for Peyton are going to be a headache. Or maybe she'll have some fun with the golden boy of Gymnastics, Jared Hargrove, the guy you broke her heart years ago. 

Gold Medal Gymnasts, Jared Hargrove, is ready to take on this summer games tour, he's ready to perform, travel, and spend times with his friends. He's retiring, so this is his last time doing what he loves, what he's been doing for years. What he wasn't prepared for was, party girl, Peyton Adams. Her beautiful body and spit fire personality are the last thing he needs distracting him the next three months. She broke his heart, so it's easier to hate her. But no matter how hard he tries, this frustrating women gets to him again and again. 

This free spirited, party girl & this well manned, southern boy, will steal your heart. Jared & Peyton are a up and down crazy ride. I loved this love-hate relationship. This second chance love story was so fun to read. Lots of sexy, gymnastics, and friends, makes Grasping Air a great sports romance. You get just the right amount of angst mixed in with a beautiful love story. Carrie Aarons rocks the gymnastics world, with this series, and I'm left wanting more. 

Blind Landing
Flipped Book One

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About the author:
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma", Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.