Kiss and Cry by Keira Andrews

After reading Keira Andrews' Only One Bed last month, I was waiting with anticipation for Kiss and Cry:

From the blurb:

Will figure skating enemies become lovers?

Everything comes easily for Theo Sullivan, whether it’s jumps or figure skating world titles. Everyone loves him—judges, fans, coaches.

I hate him.

Now he’s invaded my training center, and I have to see him every day as we prepare for the Olympics. I’m going to win gold if it’s the last thing I do. I’m going to beat him.

But the strangest thing is happening. I’m peeking under his happy-go-lucky exterior and discovering there’s more to Theo than I imagined.

This is a mistake. I can’t trust him.

I can’t be falling in love.

My mom’s convinced training with Henry Sakaguchi will distract me heading into the Olympics. No way—Henry’s epically boring and cold. He might as well be carved from ice.

But when I need help, he’s there. He tries to keep me at arm’s length, but it’s no use. He’s too kind. Too generous. He’s caring and gorgeous and hot, and I’ve never wanted anyone like this.

I might want Henry more than a gold medal.

Am I falling in love?

Kiss and Cry by Keira Andrews is a steamy gay sports romance featuring grumpy/sunshine opposites attracting, secretly soft-hearted boys, hurt/comfort, and of course a happy ending.

Heather's Review:

Getting to see what Henry had been hiding in Only One Bed and seeing just how Keira Andrews would throw these two together to get the pot simmering was definitely interesting.  I loved the building connection between Henry and Theo and the push and pull of Henry's past...   but there were a few places I just wanted more - more tender places during times of crisis... more actual conversation between the mc's and also places I wanted less...  specifically less of Theo's mom, or more done with Theo actually standing up to this character...

As always, Keira Andrews delivers excellent prose, well formed characters and a good plot.  Kiss and Cry just missed that extra spark for me a little bit.

If you're looking for a light, low-angst steamy read Kiss and Cry is a great choice!

Rating: 4 Stars

Miki J's Review:

Quads-mazing book to read !!  

Ice-skating, Olympics, rivals……I love Henry – he’s reserved, polite, quiet and has a great way with words and Theo is the exact opposite !! I initially didn’t like Theo … but as you start peeling back the layers, there is a lot more going on with both characters than you expect.  

The story is wonderfully paced and emotionally charged. And the chemistry between them – off the “quad-lutz” charts !! hehehe Thoroughly enjoyed this book !! 

Rating: 5 Stars