Cold War

Ebook Å Cold War PDF ï


Cold War [PDF / Epub] ☆ Cold War By Keira Andrews – Polishdarling.co.uk After an explosive locker room confrontation with his Russian rival ends in the most surprising and intense sex of his life, American pairs skater Dev Avira needs to refocus He s worked for years to w After an explosive locker room confrontation with his Russian rival ends in the most surprising and intense sex of his life, American pairs skater Dev Avira needs to refocus He s worked for years to win Olympic gold, and he can t let himself or his partner down Distraction in the form of steely and smoldering Mikhail Reznikov is the last thing he needs as he prepares for the biggest competition of his life But with the Games only days away, they can t keep their hands off each other Dev soon learns that beneath Mikhail s arrogant and aloof exterior is Misha, a passionate man who warms Dev s heart and scorches his bed They re both determined to win, but for Misha his freedom could be on the line Can Dev put his deepening feelings on ice as he goes for gold.

    Download Book Best Sellers in PDF format and he can t let himself or his partner down Distraction in the form of steely and smoldering Mikhail Reznikov is the last thing he needs as he prepares for the biggest competition of his life But with the Games only days away, they can t keep their hands off each other Dev soon learns that beneath Mikhail s arrogant and aloof exterior is Misha, a passionate man who warms Dev s heart and scorches his bed They re both determined to win, but for Misha his freedom could be on the line Can Dev put his deepening feelings on ice as he goes for gold."/>
  • ebook
  • 100 pages
  • Cold War
  • Keira Andrews
  • English
  • 23 December 2018

About the Author: Keira Andrews

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal and fantasy fiction, and although she loves delicious angst along the way Keira firmly believes in happy endings For as Oscar Wilde once said, The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily That is what fiction means.



10 thoughts on “Cold War

  1. SheReadsALot SheReadsALot says:

    THREE A HALF HEARTS Ever pictured two male skaters getting it on Think it d be a smexy time Me too.I was very excited to read Cold War when I saw the cover I m not what you d call a sports nista I can imagine a few of the other unicorns attesting to this but I like watching figure skaters So you know I m excited when the Winter Olympics comes around Don t think I become glued to the TV set during this time of the year, I m an amateur at best But after reading one of last year s buzz THREE A HALF HEARTS Ever pictured two male skaters getting it on Think it d be a smexy time Me too.I was very excited to read Cold War when I saw the cover I m not what you d call a sports nista I can imagine a few of the other unicorns attesting to this but I like watching figure skaters So you know I m excited when the Winter Olympics comes around Don t think I become glued to the TV set during this time of the year, I m an amateur at best But after reading one of last year s buzz books Leta Blake s Training Season which featured a figure skater main character, I saw the appeal of romance starring a skating athlete When I saw that Leta Blake s writing partner, Keira Andrews was coming out with a figure skater MM romance, you can believe I was all over it.

  2. ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ says:

    3.5 stars My favorite part of the book was the shout out to Matty Marcus at the beginning As Dev and his skating partner, Bailey, are discussing the finer points of giving interviews, Bailey says Honestly, what figure skating in America needs is personality When we re all pleasant little ciphers, it doesn t draw in the viewers Remember Matty Marcus He was the best That s what we need Personality And if you don t know who Matty Marcus is, go read Leta Blake s brilliant Training Sea 3.5 stars My favorite part of the book was the shout out to Matty Marcus at the beginning As Dev and his skating partner, Bailey, are discussing the finer points of giving interviews, Bailey says Honestly, what figure skating in America needs is personality When we re all pleasant little ciphers, it doesn t draw in the viewers Remember Matty Marcus He was the best That s what we need Personality And if you don t know who Matty Marcus is, go read Leta Blake s brilliant Training Season right this minute Sadly, this book falters a bit by comparison and maybe that s an unfair comparison to draw, because who can really compete with Matty and Rob That s not to say I didn t enjoy it I DID, but the focus here wasthe glitz and surface of skating, the winning, the medals, rather than the pain, the sacrifices, the LOSS Dev and Bailey are America s golden figure skating pair, poised to win big in the Olympics Their biggest competition are the Russians of course , the aloof and icy of course Mikhail and Kisa But a stolen moment in the dressing room need I say it OF COURSE leads Dev to believe there sto Mikhail, aka Misha, than meets the eye Dev and Misha s relationship isn t very well developed It s hatred to love turned, and it s all about the insta lust, but because we don t see the slow burn leading up to the first grope, it felt very sudden The book is short at 100 pages, and it feels rushed, even though all the elements are there the friendship Dev has with Bailey, Dev s family support, the pressure Misha feels from the Soviet system to win for Mother Russia which, based on my rather intimate knowledge of Eastern Europe, is probably not exaggerated Misha having to hide his homosexuality also felt very current, considering Russia s shameful state endorsed homophobia Clearly, Andrews did her research But perhaps everything is laid out and wrapped up a little TOO neatly There are some hot scenes between Dev and Misha, and there s a sweet, if slightly eye roll inducing, HEA This was a quick read, an easy one And yet something was missing I wantedspark,passion,romance Don t we all

  3. Ingie Ingie says:

    Written March 14, 20143.3 Stars pretty sweet, hot and romantic directly from the tough Figure Skating circus and gold medal hunt at an exciting winter OlympicsThere are a lot of fantastic athletes to watch on TV a Winter Olympic winter as this one I tried to watch as much I d time for my small country is a great winter sports nation One of my favorite sports to watch is always the figure skating They are all so amazing talented, well trained and they always do it all so very beauti Written March 14, 20143.3 Stars pretty sweet, hot and romantic directly from the tough Figure Skating circus and gold medal hunt at an exciting winter OlympicsThere are a lot of fantastic athletes to watch on TV a Winter Olympic winter as this one I tried to watch as much I d time for my small country is a great winter sports nation One of my favorite sports to watch is always the figure skating They are all so amazing talented, well trained and they always do it all so very beautiful I also LOVED Leta Blake s great novel Training Season about dear Matty M 5 stars from me They re actually mentioning him here Remember Matty Marcus He was the best That s what we need Personality Another new figure skater romance in the M M genre felt like a must read for me almost a month later.As you might suspect, wasn t this skater romance completely overwhelming and hugely engrossing, but it was good enough after all It took me almost a whole month before I finally read the last pages, and it was smartly done, because I m nevertheless quite pleased overall Cold War is, in my opinion, a quite simplebang on story It s hot and straight on, run on pretty hard in bed, a lot of anxiety and fear, emotions and a lot of doubt in quantity and of course, a lot of sugar sweet and cute scenes too It is about two figure skating guys, the American, Dev Avira and the Russian, Mikhail Reznikov They are both the male partner in two very sucessfull pairs , both there to win and take , for all figure skaters, that most desirable of all medals, the glimmering Olympic gold medal First off, robots didn t cry, and second, they weren t even friendly, let alone friends Dev and Mikhail have met and competed against each other in competitions for many years, but they really know hardly anything about each other They ve barely even had a normal nice friendly conversation Most of all, they despise each other based on prejudice and bad corridor talk But then a few months before the Olympics, something unexpected happens in the men s locker room The adventure towards the olympic finale has begun.hot, enthralling, tough and so d mn hard and in this case quite smexy It felt like the judges had decided Kostina Reznikov were the winners before any of the pairs even stepped on the ice What I maybe liked most in Cold War was to knowabout this colorful, sometimes sentimental, but always shimmering figure skating world They are all talented and well trained athletes, and they all dream of gold and glory It s make or break.It was extra fun to read about the tittle tattle, the cruel gossip and all bullshit talk outside the ice arena We have maybe all heard about these always so very feared Russians pair skaters The fluffy interviews These always smiling athletes, the pain, injuries and the hard training And of course this sometimes ridiculous PR and not to forget, their cheesy or beautiful glittering costumes It is kind of the same prattle I here from the experts and sports reporters at the TV broadcasts that I look at Fun and interesting to read about I m not your friend Dev was simply stating a fact.Mikhail Misha smiled softly No You are my little rebellion If you like this glimmering and tough Figure Skating sport, and boys who loves boys and the Kiss and Cry area, I think you may appreciate a lot of this story A lot besides the romance and steam which was both cute romantic and wonderfully hot Moreover, this book Yes actually for the rest of you is pretty quick read It is only about 100 pages.What happens in the end, who wins Only one lucky figure skating pair can win the Olympic Gold Medal, and their chance comes only once every four years Which one of these pairs, the U.S or this, until now so far superior, Russian couple, that might win the gold this time, in this novel, am I not going to tell you here But the significant gold winner is perhaps so much happier What can be better than getting the chance to eternal love, hot kisses and much , and the man you really want to be with Nothing, right As I said in an update Well, it s maybe a so so story, but kind of touching and sweet after all The two MC s were both hot together and in the end I belived, and felt for, their love Keira Andrews is a new author for me I m sure I will readby her in the future.And now I just whish these former pair skater guys all luck for a grand and happy future together Why not skate together in a gay competition A pic view spoiler hide spoiler I LIKE I always love figure skatingor less

  4. Susan Susan says:

    I ve heard from the other members of our review team that Keira Andrews is a must read author Her book The Chimera Affair has been highly recommended to me and I probably should have started there.To be honest, I think Andrews is a good writer The book Cold War was fairly entertaining and a quick read.However, I ll admit I didn t love it.The blurb tells us a story about 2 figure skaters, one Russian and one American, and a kind of forbidden love I actually thought, based on the blurb and th I ve heard from the other members of our review team that Keira Andrews is a must read author Her book The Chimera Affair has been highly recommended to me and I probably should have started there.To be honest, I think Andrews is a good writer The book Cold War was fairly entertaining and a quick read.However, I ll admit I didn t love it.The blurb tells us a story about 2 figure skaters, one Russian and one American, and a kind of forbidden love I actually thought, based on the blurb and the title, that this might have taken place in the past maybe in the 80 s when US Soviet relations were at their most tenuous So, it caught me off guard a bit that it actually takes place in the current times I understand that being gay in Russia is not accepted as we re hearing all over the news about the Sochi Olympics , but it still had a real cold war KGB is watching you feel to it And I wasn t quite sure how much was based on fact and how much was based on stereotypes.The author clearly did her research or understands the international skating community and I was impressed with how much of the inner workers she included in the short book though it sometimes felt a bit like look at me I did research Now let me tell you everything I found out so my story will feel legit My real problem with the book is that the relationship between Dev Misha felt very forced I didn t really believe the attraction I didn t believe the emotion And it read just very shallow and flat I got bits and pieces about their lives, but I didn t really buy in to the depth of the feelings for one another Look, I like a good insta love like the rest of em, but this one didn t sell me.Being a fairly short book, it feels like a fun thing to read in time for the Sochi Winter Olympics like a M M spin on the games maybe even a slash fanfic ish type book I will give The Chimera Affair a try And I recommend this if you have a quick moment and are in the mood for some Olympics fun But otherwise, I don t know if it s worth moving up to high on your TBR list

  5. Ami Ami says:

    2.5 starsI like Keira Andrews s stories The Chimera Affair being my most favorite, and I enjoy her fairy tale remake collaboration with Leta Blake too So I came to this story with that particular fact.Unfortunately, this one was a HUGE MEH read for me Which means it is my least favorite of hers.The good thing about it It was a quick read and I actually enjoyed everything related to the figure skating situation From how Dev and his partner dealt with the media, the politic inside the sp 2.5 starsI like Keira Andrews s stories The Chimera Affair being my most favorite, and I enjoy her fairy tale remake collaboration with Leta Blake too So I came to this story with that particular fact.Unfortunately, this one was a HUGE MEH read for me Which means it is my least favorite of hers.The good thing about it It was a quick read and I actually enjoyed everything related to the figure skating situation From how Dev and his partner dealt with the media, the politic inside the sport, and the competition itself It was good and it captured my attention.The bad thing The relationship It felt very superficial and contrived From the very first chapter when I just read about how Dev felt and suddenly view spoiler they were kissing hide spoiler , I was like, WHAAAT Look, I am not a huge fan of insta love, but sometimes I can give leeway if they are done right For example, believable chemistry or convincing connection between the characters Insta lust or insta attraction, I can also enjoy at some level But this This felt like it was coming out of nowhere There wasn t enough tension, there wasn t enough ground for me to believe in their attraction Maybe it worked on visual media, with some eye glaring or facial expression between the actors But in pages like in this book Nope, not buying it.Since I expected ROMANCE, I couldn t even give this 3 stars due to my disappointment for the romance element So there, 2.5 stars instead

  6. *P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist *P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist says:

    3.5 starsI m not your friend Dev was simply stating a fact.Mikhail Misha smiled softly No You are my little rebellion2 famous, top leading skaters a Russian an Indian American Two sworn rivals competing in one of the most important competitions of their careers With eyes only on the prize Until one heated argument in the locker room changes everything.Fast paced, fun, emotional and smoking hot enemies to lovers mm romance.3.5 stars and only because some situations 3.5 starsI m not your friend Dev was simply stating a fact.Mikhail Misha smiled softly No You are my little rebellion2 famous, top leading skaters a Russian an Indian American Two sworn rivals competing in one of the most important competitions of their careers With eyes only on the prize Until one heated argument in the locker room changes everything.Fast paced, fun, emotional and smoking hot enemies to lovers mm romance.3.5 stars and only because some situations were rushed and that drama near the end which could have done a bit better in my opinion Other than that I loved the palpable chemistry between the Mcs and their opposite personalities Misha, the cold, calculated and always in control Russian who became a totally another person when behind closed bedroom, shower or locker room doors with the sweet and outgoing Dev Review posted on Way Too Hot Books.

  7. W. W. says:

    3.5 stars for an Easy to Read , Sexy StoryI enjoyed reading this entertaining, enemies to lovers, sports, MM , HEA romance story and it s cute epilogue.In Cold War Figure Skating , Keira Andrews explores reality vs perception , the carefully crafted , public image of a professional sport athlete and Olympic hopeful The sacrifices , dedication and commitment to make it to the Olympic Games.Written in a light hearted and touching tone and style this story is low angst , medium drama, and high f 3.5 stars for an Easy to Read , Sexy StoryI enjoyed reading this entertaining, enemies to lovers, sports, MM , HEA romance story and it s cute epilogue.In Cold War Figure Skating , Keira Andrews explores reality vs perception , the carefully crafted , public image of a professional sport athlete and Olympic hopeful The sacrifices , dedication and commitment to make it to the Olympic Games.Written in a light hearted and touching tone and style this story is low angst , medium drama, and high friendship , love and hot AF sexy times

  8. Leta Blake Leta Blake says:

    Helping Keira edit this book was such a wonderful pleasure I am a sucker for a enemies to lovers romance and with the Winter Olympics starting momentarily, what better place to explore that dynamic than on the ice First, I love the character of Dev I loved how seamlessly Keira worked his Indian heritage and family life was incorporated into his world We don t see enough people of color in books, and to see it done so nicely was really rewarding for me Next, there was Misha and his prickly ex Helping Keira edit this book was such a wonderful pleasure I am a sucker for a enemies to lovers romance and with the Winter Olympics starting momentarily, what better place to explore that dynamic than on the ice First, I love the character of Dev I loved how seamlessly Keira worked his Indian heritage and family life was incorporated into his world We don t see enough people of color in books, and to see it done so nicely was really rewarding for me Next, there was Misha and his prickly exterior Rowr That s my favorite kind Because you know the inside is warm, sensual, and delicious, mmm mmm, good I enjoyed the external conflict of Dev having to continue to compete against someone that he has feelings for, and for whom he now has a lotempathy and understanding When you care about someone, you tend to want them to succeed, but how can Dev want that when it butts up against his own goals in life and everything he s worked for so long There was one sex scene that I found so smokin hot The unexpected blow job I won t saybecause you should read its hotness for yourself I just loved the neediness of it shivers So very good Then there was the other drama Injuries Heroic come backs So absolutely Olympic and wonderful And the side characters were adorable, too The character of Dev s partner, Bailey, was so fierce and charming I adored her.I recommend this book highly for all fans of figure skating, m m romance, enemies to lovers, and sports romance Great work, Keira Can t wait until the sequel comes out D

  9. Heller Heller says:

    3.75I liked this one Sexy short read about two rival skaters, Dev and Misha, who get involved right before the Olympics I think it would have been a stellar longer read because I found things a bit rushed but I really enjoyed the characters and what we got to know of them.

  10. Jilrene Jilrene says:

    Enjoyable read and hot sex A little angst to make the HEA sweet I really loved the skating bits.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


10 thoughts on “Cold War

  1. SheReadsALot SheReadsALot says:

    THREE A HALF HEARTS Ever pictured two male skaters getting it on Think it d be a smexy time Me too.I was very excited to read Cold War when I saw the cover I m not what you d call a sports nista I can imagine a few of the other unicorns attesting to this but I like watching figure skaters So you know I m excited when the Winter Olympics comes around Don t think I become glued to the TV set during this time of the year, I m an amateur at best But after reading one of last year s buzz THREE A HALF HEARTS Ever pictured two male skaters getting it on Think it d be a smexy time Me too.I was very excited to read Cold War when I saw the cover I m not what you d call a sports nista I can imagine a few of the other unicorns attesting to this but I like watching figure skaters So you know I m excited when the Winter Olympics comes around Don t think I become glued to the TV set during this time of the year, I m an amateur at best But after reading one of last year s buzz books Leta Blake s Training Season which featured a figure skater main character, I saw the appeal of romance starring a skating athlete When I saw that Leta Blake s writing partner, Keira Andrews was coming out with a figure skater MM romance, you can believe I was all over it.


  2. ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~ says:

    3.5 stars My favorite part of the book was the shout out to Matty Marcus at the beginning As Dev and his skating partner, Bailey, are discussing the finer points of giving interviews, Bailey says Honestly, what figure skating in America needs is personality When we re all pleasant little ciphers, it doesn t draw in the viewers Remember Matty Marcus He was the best That s what we need Personality And if you don t know who Matty Marcus is, go read Leta Blake s brilliant Training Sea 3.5 stars My favorite part of the book was the shout out to Matty Marcus at the beginning As Dev and his skating partner, Bailey, are discussing the finer points of giving interviews, Bailey says Honestly, what figure skating in America needs is personality When we re all pleasant little ciphers, it doesn t draw in the viewers Remember Matty Marcus He was the best That s what we need Personality And if you don t know who Matty Marcus is, go read Leta Blake s brilliant Training Season right this minute Sadly, this book falters a bit by comparison and maybe that s an unfair comparison to draw, because who can really compete with Matty and Rob That s not to say I didn t enjoy it I DID, but the focus here wasthe glitz and surface of skating, the winning, the medals, rather than the pain, the sacrifices, the LOSS Dev and Bailey are America s golden figure skating pair, poised to win big in the Olympics Their biggest competition are the Russians of course , the aloof and icy of course Mikhail and Kisa But a stolen moment in the dressing room need I say it OF COURSE leads Dev to believe there sto Mikhail, aka Misha, than meets the eye Dev and Misha s relationship isn t very well developed It s hatred to love turned, and it s all about the insta lust, but because we don t see the slow burn leading up to the first grope, it felt very sudden The book is short at 100 pages, and it feels rushed, even though all the elements are there the friendship Dev has with Bailey, Dev s family support, the pressure Misha feels from the Soviet system to win for Mother Russia which, based on my rather intimate knowledge of Eastern Europe, is probably not exaggerated Misha having to hide his homosexuality also felt very current, considering Russia s shameful state endorsed homophobia Clearly, Andrews did her research But perhaps everything is laid out and wrapped up a little TOO neatly There are some hot scenes between Dev and Misha, and there s a sweet, if slightly eye roll inducing, HEA This was a quick read, an easy one And yet something was missing I wantedspark,passion,romance Don t we all


  3. Ingie Ingie says:

    Written March 14, 20143.3 Stars pretty sweet, hot and romantic directly from the tough Figure Skating circus and gold medal hunt at an exciting winter OlympicsThere are a lot of fantastic athletes to watch on TV a Winter Olympic winter as this one I tried to watch as much I d time for my small country is a great winter sports nation One of my favorite sports to watch is always the figure skating They are all so amazing talented, well trained and they always do it all so very beauti Written March 14, 20143.3 Stars pretty sweet, hot and romantic directly from the tough Figure Skating circus and gold medal hunt at an exciting winter OlympicsThere are a lot of fantastic athletes to watch on TV a Winter Olympic winter as this one I tried to watch as much I d time for my small country is a great winter sports nation One of my favorite sports to watch is always the figure skating They are all so amazing talented, well trained and they always do it all so very beautiful I also LOVED Leta Blake s great novel Training Season about dear Matty M 5 stars from me They re actually mentioning him here Remember Matty Marcus He was the best That s what we need Personality Another new figure skater romance in the M M genre felt like a must read for me almost a month later.As you might suspect, wasn t this skater romance completely overwhelming and hugely engrossing, but it was good enough after all It took me almost a whole month before I finally read the last pages, and it was smartly done, because I m nevertheless quite pleased overall Cold War is, in my opinion, a quite simplebang on story It s hot and straight on, run on pretty hard in bed, a lot of anxiety and fear, emotions and a lot of doubt in quantity and of course, a lot of sugar sweet and cute scenes too It is about two figure skating guys, the American, Dev Avira and the Russian, Mikhail Reznikov They are both the male partner in two very sucessfull pairs , both there to win and take , for all figure skaters, that most desirable of all medals, the glimmering Olympic gold medal First off, robots didn t cry, and second, they weren t even friendly, let alone friends Dev and Mikhail have met and competed against each other in competitions for many years, but they really know hardly anything about each other They ve barely even had a normal nice friendly conversation Most of all, they despise each other based on prejudice and bad corridor talk But then a few months before the Olympics, something unexpected happens in the men s locker room The adventure towards the olympic finale has begun.hot, enthralling, tough and so d mn hard and in this case quite smexy It felt like the judges had decided Kostina Reznikov were the winners before any of the pairs even stepped on the ice What I maybe liked most in Cold War was to knowabout this colorful, sometimes sentimental, but always shimmering figure skating world They are all talented and well trained athletes, and they all dream of gold and glory It s make or break.It was extra fun to read about the tittle tattle, the cruel gossip and all bullshit talk outside the ice arena We have maybe all heard about these always so very feared Russians pair skaters The fluffy interviews These always smiling athletes, the pain, injuries and the hard training And of course this sometimes ridiculous PR and not to forget, their cheesy or beautiful glittering costumes It is kind of the same prattle I here from the experts and sports reporters at the TV broadcasts that I look at Fun and interesting to read about I m not your friend Dev was simply stating a fact.Mikhail Misha smiled softly No You are my little rebellion If you like this glimmering and tough Figure Skating sport, and boys who loves boys and the Kiss and Cry area, I think you may appreciate a lot of this story A lot besides the romance and steam which was both cute romantic and wonderfully hot Moreover, this book Yes actually for the rest of you is pretty quick read It is only about 100 pages.What happens in the end, who wins Only one lucky figure skating pair can win the Olympic Gold Medal, and their chance comes only once every four years Which one of these pairs, the U.S or this, until now so far superior, Russian couple, that might win the gold this time, in this novel, am I not going to tell you here But the significant gold winner is perhaps so much happier What can be better than getting the chance to eternal love, hot kisses and much , and the man you really want to be with Nothing, right As I said in an update Well, it s maybe a so so story, but kind of touching and sweet after all The two MC s were both hot together and in the end I belived, and felt for, their love Keira Andrews is a new author for me I m sure I will readby her in the future.And now I just whish these former pair skater guys all luck for a grand and happy future together Why not skate together in a gay competition A pic view spoiler hide spoiler I LIKE I always love figure skatingor less


  4. Susan Susan says:

    I ve heard from the other members of our review team that Keira Andrews is a must read author Her book The Chimera Affair has been highly recommended to me and I probably should have started there.To be honest, I think Andrews is a good writer The book Cold War was fairly entertaining and a quick read.However, I ll admit I didn t love it.The blurb tells us a story about 2 figure skaters, one Russian and one American, and a kind of forbidden love I actually thought, based on the blurb and th I ve heard from the other members of our review team that Keira Andrews is a must read author Her book The Chimera Affair has been highly recommended to me and I probably should have started there.To be honest, I think Andrews is a good writer The book Cold War was fairly entertaining and a quick read.However, I ll admit I didn t love it.The blurb tells us a story about 2 figure skaters, one Russian and one American, and a kind of forbidden love I actually thought, based on the blurb and the title, that this might have taken place in the past maybe in the 80 s when US Soviet relations were at their most tenuous So, it caught me off guard a bit that it actually takes place in the current times I understand that being gay in Russia is not accepted as we re hearing all over the news about the Sochi Olympics , but it still had a real cold war KGB is watching you feel to it And I wasn t quite sure how much was based on fact and how much was based on stereotypes.The author clearly did her research or understands the international skating community and I was impressed with how much of the inner workers she included in the short book though it sometimes felt a bit like look at me I did research Now let me tell you everything I found out so my story will feel legit My real problem with the book is that the relationship between Dev Misha felt very forced I didn t really believe the attraction I didn t believe the emotion And it read just very shallow and flat I got bits and pieces about their lives, but I didn t really buy in to the depth of the feelings for one another Look, I like a good insta love like the rest of em, but this one didn t sell me.Being a fairly short book, it feels like a fun thing to read in time for the Sochi Winter Olympics like a M M spin on the games maybe even a slash fanfic ish type book I will give The Chimera Affair a try And I recommend this if you have a quick moment and are in the mood for some Olympics fun But otherwise, I don t know if it s worth moving up to high on your TBR list


  5. Ami Ami says:

    2.5 starsI like Keira Andrews s stories The Chimera Affair being my most favorite, and I enjoy her fairy tale remake collaboration with Leta Blake too So I came to this story with that particular fact.Unfortunately, this one was a HUGE MEH read for me Which means it is my least favorite of hers.The good thing about it It was a quick read and I actually enjoyed everything related to the figure skating situation From how Dev and his partner dealt with the media, the politic inside the sp 2.5 starsI like Keira Andrews s stories The Chimera Affair being my most favorite, and I enjoy her fairy tale remake collaboration with Leta Blake too So I came to this story with that particular fact.Unfortunately, this one was a HUGE MEH read for me Which means it is my least favorite of hers.The good thing about it It was a quick read and I actually enjoyed everything related to the figure skating situation From how Dev and his partner dealt with the media, the politic inside the sport, and the competition itself It was good and it captured my attention.The bad thing The relationship It felt very superficial and contrived From the very first chapter when I just read about how Dev felt and suddenly view spoiler they were kissing hide spoiler , I was like, WHAAAT Look, I am not a huge fan of insta love, but sometimes I can give leeway if they are done right For example, believable chemistry or convincing connection between the characters Insta lust or insta attraction, I can also enjoy at some level But this This felt like it was coming out of nowhere There wasn t enough tension, there wasn t enough ground for me to believe in their attraction Maybe it worked on visual media, with some eye glaring or facial expression between the actors But in pages like in this book Nope, not buying it.Since I expected ROMANCE, I couldn t even give this 3 stars due to my disappointment for the romance element So there, 2.5 stars instead


  6. *P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist *P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist says:

    3.5 starsI m not your friend Dev was simply stating a fact.Mikhail Misha smiled softly No You are my little rebellion2 famous, top leading skaters a Russian an Indian American Two sworn rivals competing in one of the most important competitions of their careers With eyes only on the prize Until one heated argument in the locker room changes everything.Fast paced, fun, emotional and smoking hot enemies to lovers mm romance.3.5 stars and only because some situations 3.5 starsI m not your friend Dev was simply stating a fact.Mikhail Misha smiled softly No You are my little rebellion2 famous, top leading skaters a Russian an Indian American Two sworn rivals competing in one of the most important competitions of their careers With eyes only on the prize Until one heated argument in the locker room changes everything.Fast paced, fun, emotional and smoking hot enemies to lovers mm romance.3.5 stars and only because some situations were rushed and that drama near the end which could have done a bit better in my opinion Other than that I loved the palpable chemistry between the Mcs and their opposite personalities Misha, the cold, calculated and always in control Russian who became a totally another person when behind closed bedroom, shower or locker room doors with the sweet and outgoing Dev Review posted on Way Too Hot Books.


  7. W. W. says:

    3.5 stars for an Easy to Read , Sexy StoryI enjoyed reading this entertaining, enemies to lovers, sports, MM , HEA romance story and it s cute epilogue.In Cold War Figure Skating , Keira Andrews explores reality vs perception , the carefully crafted , public image of a professional sport athlete and Olympic hopeful The sacrifices , dedication and commitment to make it to the Olympic Games.Written in a light hearted and touching tone and style this story is low angst , medium drama, and high f 3.5 stars for an Easy to Read , Sexy StoryI enjoyed reading this entertaining, enemies to lovers, sports, MM , HEA romance story and it s cute epilogue.In Cold War Figure Skating , Keira Andrews explores reality vs perception , the carefully crafted , public image of a professional sport athlete and Olympic hopeful The sacrifices , dedication and commitment to make it to the Olympic Games.Written in a light hearted and touching tone and style this story is low angst , medium drama, and high friendship , love and hot AF sexy times


  8. Leta Blake Leta Blake says:

    Helping Keira edit this book was such a wonderful pleasure I am a sucker for a enemies to lovers romance and with the Winter Olympics starting momentarily, what better place to explore that dynamic than on the ice First, I love the character of Dev I loved how seamlessly Keira worked his Indian heritage and family life was incorporated into his world We don t see enough people of color in books, and to see it done so nicely was really rewarding for me Next, there was Misha and his prickly ex Helping Keira edit this book was such a wonderful pleasure I am a sucker for a enemies to lovers romance and with the Winter Olympics starting momentarily, what better place to explore that dynamic than on the ice First, I love the character of Dev I loved how seamlessly Keira worked his Indian heritage and family life was incorporated into his world We don t see enough people of color in books, and to see it done so nicely was really rewarding for me Next, there was Misha and his prickly exterior Rowr That s my favorite kind Because you know the inside is warm, sensual, and delicious, mmm mmm, good I enjoyed the external conflict of Dev having to continue to compete against someone that he has feelings for, and for whom he now has a lotempathy and understanding When you care about someone, you tend to want them to succeed, but how can Dev want that when it butts up against his own goals in life and everything he s worked for so long There was one sex scene that I found so smokin hot The unexpected blow job I won t saybecause you should read its hotness for yourself I just loved the neediness of it shivers So very good Then there was the other drama Injuries Heroic come backs So absolutely Olympic and wonderful And the side characters were adorable, too The character of Dev s partner, Bailey, was so fierce and charming I adored her.I recommend this book highly for all fans of figure skating, m m romance, enemies to lovers, and sports romance Great work, Keira Can t wait until the sequel comes out D


  9. Heller Heller says:

    3.75I liked this one Sexy short read about two rival skaters, Dev and Misha, who get involved right before the Olympics I think it would have been a stellar longer read because I found things a bit rushed but I really enjoyed the characters and what we got to know of them.


  10. Jilrene Jilrene says:

    Enjoyable read and hot sex A little angst to make the HEA sweet I really loved the skating bits.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *