Compliments of Net Galley
(Xtreme Heroes #1)
Skye Jordan (Jordan Swan)
March 16th 2015 by Cygnet Books
Former Olympian turned physical therapist to the elite Julia Bailey knows all about pushing the limits. But when a sexual harassment suit costs her a dream job—not to mention her reputation—she takes on the biggest risk of her life. Rehabilitating the X Games’ most notorious bad boy might be just what she needs to secure the funds for her own treatment center. Problem is, the only kind of recovery her new client is interested in is under-the-covers freestyle—gear optional.
Daredevil snowboarder Noah Hunt is a rock star—on and off the slopes. A recent accident might have him down, but he’s far from out. He doesn’t care what the sexy therapist with the sweet curves says. He’s got sponsors to impress and trophies to collect, and taking things slow and steady just ain’t his style. A little dirty talk and a sizzling night later, Julia learns just how fast and hard he likes to play. Too bad for him, his heart goes all in, and one wrong move could cost him more than just his career.
I see everything from a DNF to my 5 stars for this book on Goodreads??? Why the range? This book was awesome, IMHO. I loved Julia and her complexities and her insecurities. Real life isn’t clean, isn’t polished and most certainly isn’t all it’s cracked up to be! Julia has some deep secrets, but she isn’t the one in the lime light…so she keeps her secrets close to her chest while fixing the elite who are broken.
One bad fall has left Noah Hunt as damaged as Julia’s one bad decision left her heart. As an extreme athlete in snowboarding, Noah needs to get back on the snow to salvage his career, his investments and his ego. After rejecting 3 other physical therapists, Julia comes in hard and she an Noah battle. I loved their banter, because you know where there is tension and bickering…there is steam and passion. These two driven individuals literally smoke off the pages.
As for the story, I have to admit that my favorite parts were Julia teaching him how to shop, how to cook and how to take care of himself. I found myself “stripping” down my chicken, steaming some veg and topping my brown rice and quinoa with crushed pistachios! I do believe I need Julia at my house to clean up my kitchen and whip my butt into shape for my sister’s wedding…which will be a whole other type of extreme games event to be sure!
I can’t wait for the next installments of the Xtreme Heroes….I am excited about another food lover, who I certainly hope cooks up some good stuff, both in and out of the kitchen! Enjoy!