Double Up

I have to say author Vanessa North never lets me down. Her books are always really good and this one was no exception.

Ben is a retired professional wakeboarder who now runs a board shop. He has a lot of demons from his past that he really hasn't dealt with. Ben ends up offering to coach Davis who is trying to learn the sport to bond with his younger brother.

The two men are instantly attracted to each other and Ben is completely out of his element. He's never had an actual relationship and he makes some mistakes along the way. (My mouth fell open at something he said during their first date. He needed a slap across the head.)

Davis is a good guy with an endless amount of patience. These two guys were great together and they had some really sweet moments. They were also smoking hot together and had some super sexy moments.

The story wasn't all happy though. Ben has to work through his past and Davis does his share of screwing up during this process.

The wakeboarding part of the story was interesting and the plot moved along really well. There was a cast of fun side characters who added to the story without taking away from the MC's.

If you're already a fan of this author this book won't disappoint. If you've never read her you really should and this is a great book to start with.

Book Blurb for Double Up

Knowing he’s loved can make any man fly.

Fifteen years ago, Ben Warren was a wakeboarding champion: king of big air, ballsy tricks, and boned grabs. Until a career-ending injury left him broken in ways he still has no hope of fixing. Now he takes his thrills where he can get them, and tries not to let life hurt too much.

Then Davis Fox arrives in Ben’s sporting goods store with a plan to get in touch with his estranged brother by competing in the annual wakeboarding double-up contest. The catch? He’s never ridden before. It’s crazy, but Ben’s a sucker for the guy’s sob story—and for his dimples, too—so he agrees to coach Davis.

Davis is everything Ben isn’t: successful, confident, and in love with life. And he wants Ben to love life—and him—too. But before Ben can embrace a future with Davis, he needs to remember how to hope.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2014 4.00