Book Review – Skater Boy by Kay Manis

 

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Skater Boy 

For 25 year old attorney, Hindley Hagen, life is all about staying one step ahead of the game. Avoiding surprises and keeping people at a distance is the only way she has to protect herself from the painful scars and shattered memories of her past. When Hindley is offered a new position at her prestigious Austin law firm as sports agent for pro skateboarder, Rory Gregor, she’s ready for the new challenge but completely unprepared for the man who captures her heart. Suddenly, Hindley is thrust into a world where protecting all their secrets could cost her everything; her family, her career, and maybe even her life. 

Professional skateboarder and X Games royalty, Rory Gregor knows what it’s like to be at the top. But after two years of bad decisions and one-night-stands, he’s having to make a comeback he never anticipated. Hiring a new agent may be what his team thinks he needs to rebuild his career, but what if it costs him his heart in the process? Just when he thinks he’s posed for a comeback, secrets from his past threaten to ruin his chance for gold and a new love. In a sport where trust means everything, this time… it may not be enough.

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Rosie’s 4 Star Review

I have a couple things to say about Skater Boy .  Please don’t judge this book by the cover or the title!  I have a tendency when I am shopping for a book to look for the hot steamy covers with muscles, or tattoos, motorcycles,  and muscles……………….Oh I’m sorry, what was I saying.  Anyway had I done that with this book I would have missed out on an awesome read.  I would have thought it was a YA and that really isn’t my preferred genre.  I   WAS   WRONG!  This is an awesome read with characters you cant help but fall in love with.  It is VERY adult, Very hot, VERY GOOD!  You should definitely read this one.
 
The main character in the story is Hindley Hagen.  She is only 25 years old and is an attorney trying to prove herself in a highly competitive field.  She is very driven to succeed in her career.  Hindley has secrets that she hides from the world.  HIndley paid a price to be where she is.
 
The thing I liked most about Hindley is that she never wanted to ride anyones coattails. She came from a family with money and status.  She worked hard and only depended on herself to make it.  She is so strong but is she strong enough to keep the walls up around her heart?
 
Okay here is where the skater part comes in.  Rory Gregor sigh……… He is an X-Games celebrity.  I’m not much into skate boarding, but I am so into Rory (rawr).  He is so lovable!!! No need to worry about what he is thinking.  He’ll tell you .  He has no filter lol. But Rory does has a secret of his own.  He lacks something that everyone reading this book takes for granted.  He knows what its like to be on top of the world.  He also knows about the slippery slope of sex, drugs and alcohol that dragged him to the bottom.  With support of people that truly love him, he digs himself out of his hole and starts his ascent.
 
I love these two together!  They are so different from each other but fit together so perfectly. I swear, and so does Hindley that Rory can read her mind!  I find myself laughing at both of their insecurities. Thier inner dialog is laugh out loud funny! I really appreciate that the book was told from both points of view.  To know what both people are thinking makes it so much more satisfying to me.  Oh boy this book is really hot.  I would like to give Rory a gold medal for another sport that it seems like he excels in ;-).  Is there such thing as the bedroom Olympics?
 
The book does unfortunately end with the story unfinished.  Good news is that there is a Skater Boy 2 and I have already tore into it.  The story continues and I still love it just as much!  Secrets are being revealed and its heating up in here!!!  Now if you don’t mind, Rory and I have some catching up to do J!
 
(Rory)  “Well hello. Kitty,” he laughed as he kissed every inch of my Hello Kitty underwear, the underwear HE bought me.   (Hindley to herself) You wore them dipshit.  He told you he liked your Hello Kitty so don’t be all shocked and virginal now that he’s reintroducing himself to her.
Sooo funny!  Get yourself a copy and dive in!