I’m a huge fan of the Olympics and a little sad they are over and if you’re anything like me, this is a book for you! Fool’s Gold by Sarah Madison – you want to meet Jake and Rich and go along on their journey to make the Olympic team! I loved this book and hope you’ll check it out!
Sarah Madison – Fool’s Gold
Author: Sarah Madison
Cover: Reese Dante
Release Date: July 29 2016
Available on KU
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Eight years ago, Jake Stanford had it all: a spot on the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team and the love of his life, Rich Evans. A tragic accident wipes out everything in the blink of an eye. Hard work and sacrifice get him another shot at Olympic Gold, but only if he puts his past behind him and agrees to work with Rich again.
Bound by secrets he cannot share, Rich was forced to give up Jake eight years ago. Now he has a second chance to help Jake realize his dreams. But the secrets that drove them apart haven’t changed, and Rich must face them or risk losing Jake forever. 4 – 4.5 Stars I absolutely love the Olympics – I get so sucked into watching the events that I actually spend a few weeks sleep deprived because I cannot stop watching! So when I read the blurb of Fool’s Gold, about Jake’s journey to make the US Olympic Equestrian team, I was excited! And I do have to say that Sarah Madison did not disappoint me with the story! I loved the detail in this story and both Jake and Rich just got to my heart! This story starts in 2008, before the Olympics, Jake a likely contender for the team. Jake seems to pretty much have it all – his father’s money allows him to focus on riding, he’s got great horses, and he’s got Rich Evans, a fellow equestrian and his boyfriend. But, one night on the way home from training a horrific car accident changes everything. Jake is hurt, he’ll recover, but Rich won’t ride, not the way he used to and the driver and two of their horses killed in the crash. The pain doesn’t end there though, Jake’s father disapproves of his relationship with Rich and now that Rich is hurt and unable to pay for his care, he can make him an offer he can’t refuse and get him out of Jake’s life for good. We then jump forward to the months leading up to the 2016 Rio Olympics and once Jake is back in it, but it’s not going to be easy! He still has lasting effects from the accident and then finds out he’s getting a new coach – Rich Evans! And oh, once these two are together again, it all gets real. There is anger and hurt, from both sides, but those old feelings are still there too. Eventually it’s too much and they give in, open up and the honesty takes over. Rich and Jake were both very broken, very hurt men, but they soon find that the love they shared is still the base of them and together they can work through it all, even standing up to Jake’s father. The story is told from Jake’s, Rich’s and even Jake’s father POV (which at first I didn’t like) so we get all sides. I love seeing Jake and Rich working through it all, figuring it out and ultimately falling in love again. Jake’s father is a piece of work, but I didn’t totally hate him at the end. This really was a great, satisfying story that left my heart happy and cheering on Jake. I loved the timing of this book and easily fell for these two. I definitely recommend this sweet, fun story!
Sarah Madison is a writer with a little dog, a large dog, an even bigger horse, too many cats, and a very patient boyfriend. An amateur photographer and a former competitor in the horse sport known as eventing, when she's not out hiking with the dogs or down at the stables, she's at the laptop working on her next story. When she’s in the middle of a chapter, she relies on the smoke detector to tell her dinner is ready. She writes because it’s cheaper than therapy. Sarah Madison was a finalist in the 2013 and 2015 Rainbow Awards. The Boys of Summer won Best M/M Romance in the 2013 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Awards. The Sixth Sense series was voted 2 nd place in the 2014 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Awards for Best M/M Mystery series, and 3 rd place in the 2105 PGR Reviewer’s Choice Awards for Best M/M Paranormal/Urban Fantasy series. If you want to make her day, e-mail her and tell you how much you like her stories. Website: http://www.sarahmadisonfiction.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahMadisonFic Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/SarahMadisonAuthor/ E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org