Training Complex

Training Complex Buckle up Matty s back Figure skater Matty Marcus didn t capture Olympic gold but he won rancher Rob Lovely s heart After Rob sold his ranch and Matty hung up his skates they started a new life toge

  • Title: Training Complex
  • Author: Leta Blake
  • ISBN: 9781626227279
  • Page: 152
  • Format: ebook
  • Buckle up Matty s back Figure skater Matty Marcus didn t capture Olympic gold, but he won rancher Rob Lovely s heart.After Rob sold his ranch and Matty hung up his skates, they started a new life together in New York City Now Matty has taken on a fresh challenge as a figure skating coach, and Rob s second career as a physical therapist should be everything he s dreamedBuckle up Matty s back Figure skater Matty Marcus didn t capture Olympic gold, but he won rancher Rob Lovely s heart.After Rob sold his ranch and Matty hung up his skates, they started a new life together in New York City Now Matty has taken on a fresh challenge as a figure skating coach, and Rob s second career as a physical therapist should be everything he s dreamed of But in the brutal heat of their third summer in the city, Rob yearns for the wide open country, and the intensity of city life awakens Matty s demons.Matty asks for increasingly intense BDSM scenes, and his disordered eating and erratic behavior ramp up the stakes Rob struggles to stay in control, and after a well intentioned anniversary gift goes awry, he still thinks he can handle the fallout But the concrete jungle is closing in and his coping skills are unraveling.Their love is deep, but Rob will have to admit the truth about what he really wants before they both tumble into chaos.

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    1. "Matty and Rob are back! Matty and Rob are back!!" I literally said that out loud when I heard there was a sequel in the works for my favorite book of 2014 Training Season. I just could not love these characters any more than I already do. Even more now that I've read the sequel Training Complex.The beginning of the book finds us three years after the end of Training Season. Rob and Matty are living in New York, in Rob's small apartment. Rob enjoys his work as a physical therapist, Matty is coac [...]

    2. My apologies to Ms. Blake but I'm not going to rate this. This is on me. I have an annoying habit of not reading blurbs and I should've read the blurb. If I'd read the blurb I would've known where this was heading and I wouldn't have requested it. Instead I was presumptuous and assumed the conflict would be NYC vs. Montana and it was, but not entirely.The fact of the matter is this book was a chore for me. I forced myself to read it and it exhausted me because it felt like work. I don't know abo [...]

    3. Oh this book. This frustrating, Lovely (<--see what I did there, Rob?)book.Leta Blake makes magic for me. I adored the first book. I admitted in that review that Matty isn't the typical MC that I warm to. So bratty and selfish and immature. But I still fell in love with him in Training Season. And Rob? Cannonize the man. He's just perfect. But I'll be honest and say that I spent the first 80% of this book really frustrated and sad. My love for Matty overrode my dislike of his selfish, bratty [...]

    4. 4,5 redondeadas al alza porque Matty y Rob no se merecen otra cosa después de tanta lucha. Y es que este libro es una lucha, no os llaméis a error, si habéis leído el 1, que sepáis que el paseo por el campo ha terminado y que la realidad es la que es, una mierda, vamos.El personaje de Rob, que ya me gustó en el libro anterior, en éste adquiere una dimensión maravillosa, el santo Rob tendríamos que llamarle, porque mira que traga, y traga y traga, hasta destrozarse a sí mismo, y todo po [...]

    5. I think I liked this sequel more than Training Season, and that is saying something considering how much I loved that book! This sequel is justn. Everything I could have wanted and more. It's sexy and sweet and angsty. Matty and Rob make mistakes. (No cheating, don't worry!) They love each other, but they aren't perfect, and I really enjoy that this book explores challenges many couples face with communication and money woes. But it's done with unique flair, and in the end their love sees them t [...]

    6. Reading Training Complex turned into a rather impromptu buddy read as me and several of my GR friends gushed, gasped, encouraged and held each other's hands when emotions were high. Thanks Gigi and Renee for being there for me :)I admit that when I heard about this book coming out, I was excited as fuck. The first one rocked my socks off and I couldn't wait to get more Matty & Rob. When Training Complex was released yesterday (surprise!) I couldn't one-click fast enough. I was nervous, thoug [...]

    7. Still overflowing with emotion a day after finishing. What more can I say?.) I loved how much detailed research Leta Blake must have put into this book. Her portrayal of Matty's eating problems felt totally realistic. Control gave me the creeps. I loathed how it took a hold of Matty, how it held him in its grip while he went into complete melt-down. It actually felt personal. It really made me understand eating disorders better.It was awful to be in Matty's mind and horrible to see how self-abso [...]

    8. I am very nervous about this one. (I did know about this sequel, still nervous).I love for my HEA couples to remain so while drinking mimosas in True Love's pool, reading FOREVER Weekly magazine interrupting their flow. They eat cookies and read Sterek, a happy place.Leave me to my illusion-this is where all my favorite couples go.

    9. This second book is a welcome sequel to Training Season - here we see Matty, the vibrant, flamboyant and insecure figure skater, and Rob his ex-rancher boyfriend, trying to create a life together in NY city. Matty is now coaching, rather than competing, but he's finding that there are still stresses on him, just slightly different and if anything less-controllable ones. Those pressures in his work world are helped but not eliminated by the pleasures and security of his relationship with Rob. So [...]

    10. This gif pretty much sums me up for more than three quarters of this story:Anyway.This story was completely different from the happy, warm, fuzzy feels I experienced through much of Training Season. Hell, even the 10% of that story that I loathed for the heartbreak of it all didn't come close to the crushing weight of the emotions in this story. For me, this story was almost all about the breakdown.Matty's breakdown as "Control" rears its ugly head and takes center stage whispering its constant [...]

    11. *3.75 stars rounded up because you can always count on Leta Blake for a kickass epilogue*This was an emotional journey and I admit I feel a little exhausted and drained after reading it. But Training Season is one of my all time favorite mm books and there was no way in hell I was gonna skip this. Be prepared, this is an angsty read and it adresses some serious and heavy issues.I'll be honest. I was really saddened by the lack of communication between Matty and Rob, three years after their fabul [...]

    12. Matty and Rob are living in New York in their small apartment and they struggle with a lot of things.Matty doesn't compete anymore. Now he's a figure skating coach and he's Valentina's newest assistant. Unfortunately, Matty slips back into old habits. His disordered eating and erratic behavior come back. Also, he starts being selfish and doesn't notice Rob's needs.Rob works as a physical therapist. Though, he doesn't regret moving to the city, he still misses Montana. The city worns him out and [...]

    13. It's five years since we last saw Matty and Rob and their relationship is strong. However, Matty's now a skating coach and his inner struggle with self perception and image shows up in the form of an eating disorder (or disordered eating). Rob is now a physical therapist and loves it but isn't loving life in the city. He's also stressing through how to best approach and resolve Matty's issues. I really like Matty and Rob, love them together. It was wonderful revisiting these characters. However, [...]

    14. Ok, so. First, the good stuff- Matty hanging with his friends, ice skating, the ending of the book. All great parts of the story that kept me reading.The not so great stuff-the endless sex scenes (view spoiler)[especially the crap that happened when Matty put on the cock cage. Sorry, but the whining and the overwhelming horniness to the point where he leaves the dinner table? Over the top and ridiculous behavior for someone who's supposedly a grown man and an Olympic athlete. This was almost a D [...]

    15. I loved being back with Matty and Rob, but I found myself frustrated and sad for a good part of the book. Not because the book was bad, but because it was hard to read these two men having such a hard, if not unexpected, time. Three years after the end of Training Season Matty and Rob are still living in NY, still very much in love and happy together, but both unhappy and struggling with their situations.As Matty spirals downward and acts out, Rob is keeping all of his feelings locked down and f [...]

    16. 4.5 stars from me cos I have to say Matty's tantrums tarnished the story slightly for me, and the amazingly lovely Mr Lovely well, he had the patience of a saint and as I was saying in my buddy read notes, I knew from the first chapter that he was unhappy, but as a good Dom does, he was setting aside his own feelings, misgivings and unhappiness for Matty's sake, and what a selfish little s**t HE was. What I loved was that it took Anja, who Matty didn't really have any time for, to point out how [...]

    17. *insert all the flails* If Training Season was a roller coaster of feelings for you--as it was for me--you're not going to want to wait before you jump onto this ride. Training Complex is literally everything I wanted from a sequel. It also has my favorite trope ever ever everrrr. (I won't give it away here BUT IT GAVE ME ALL THE FEELINGS. ALL OF THEM.)Also, I heart Rob. A lot. I want one. ETA: OH, and Elliot needs a book. Right now.

    18. No es un libro perfecto, pero le doy las cinco estrellas por el estado de ansiedad por el que me ha llevado durante todo el libro.En esta ocasión Leta ha dejado a un lado esos giros en la trama y esas situaciones que tiene en otros libros que te sacan de la historia por poco creíbles (por ser generosa con la descripción). La autora nos presenta cómo evoluciona la relación de Matty y Rob con los problemas de adaptación a la ciudad de Rob y los problemas, muy graves, que tiene Matty con la a [...]

    19. Lo que más me gustó de la primera parte fue, sin lugar a dudas, Matty. No sólo lo encontré adorable, además es un personaje con profundidad que muestra una evolución coherente a lo largo de la historia.En esta segunda parte seguimos adorando a Matty (igual o más intenso, divino y drama queen) pero además Rob, quien hasta el momento no me había llegado lo más mínimo, toma más presencia. Le he conocido mucho más y le he acabado queriendo. Siento haberte llamado chuletón de ternera, R [...]

    20. This is me right now:because (besides the fact that I think Matty would totally wear Jonghyun's outfit and his hair and makeup) WOW did I really get into this book! It was everything I could have asked for in a sequel to Training Season. It was full of DRAMA and lots of kinky sex and fabulously flamboyant Matty and stern-but-kind-of-falling-apart-but-still-hot Rob and once again it's like Leta Blake read my mind. Throughout all the highs and lows they always knew they loved each other and it was [...]

    21. I really enjoyed this story with Matty and Rob, but not as much as Training Season which is one of my all-time favorites. In this one, life with Matty and Rob in NYC isn't so great. Rob can barely breathe in the oppression of big city life and Matty will never be the best at anything in this city where the best of the best gather. And those stresses are taking their toll. The BDSM scenes are intense. Matty's disordered eating is out of control. Rob can't rebound after their scenes any more, and [...]

    22. 4 starsSo I was extremely hesitant reading this book. I did not want to take the chance of loving book 1 and reading this and not liking it. Well I read this in one sitting. I think it did better than most follow-up books. ROB!!!! I love Rob, there is nothing that Rob can do that makes me not want him. I love him, and this book was no different. Poor Rob, he went through some emotional moods in this book. Matty, oh my goodness I wanted to throttle him 85% of this damn book.Talk about selfishness [...]

    23. da sognipensierparoleEcco uno dei classici casi in cui i seguiti tolgono le poche certezze che ci eravamo costruiti alla fine del primo libro. Avevamo lasciato Matty e Rob in città, ciascuno alle prese con la propria professione, lontano dai dubbi della loro storia iniziale, ma anche dall'ambiente ovattato del Montana e di Whitefish.Non è che le cose siano più facili in città.Entrambi resistono perchè vogliono credere nella loro storia e, forse, temono di deludere il loro partner, ma dopo u [...]

    24. Stunning. Must read again.And all I think about is Johnny Weir.Loved it.So much. You’re mine to love and hurt and punish.

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