After winning Olympic gold four years ago, Justin retired from swimming, and he’s been floundering ever since. The Fourth of July finds him contemplating doing something stupid, so Justin calls up his former coach, Chris Jarvis. To his surprise, Coach answers.
When Justin retired, Chris cut all ties with the swimmer he’d fallen in love with. He never wanted Justin to love him just because it was easy. But he’s been waiting for Justin to reach out, and he’ll gladly take Justin back into his life.
When he finds out Justin is drowning in a pool of self-doubt and the belief that his happy years are behind him, Chris realizes he made a mistake letting go so suddenly, and now it’s time to remedy that error—as long as he can convince Justin that it’s really love.
First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2013.
Thank you very much to Two Chicks Obsessed for hosting me today 🙂
Golden is about a swimmer and his coach – it was written after a summer Olympics – it seems that they always inspire me to write swimmers/coaches! I wanted to do something a little different with this one, though. I was thinking, how hard it would be to be on top of your game and then you ‘retire’ from competition and then what? You’re a gold medal winner. You’re the crème de la crème and suddenly you aren’t in that world anymore.
It would be very easy to fall into believing that your best years are behind you, that you’ve hit the pinnacle and now it’s all downhill from here.
That is where Justin is when he calls Chris. He’s very low and feeling like he’s had his success and now it’s over. Lucky for Justin, Chris has an idea or two on the subject!
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Best-selling author Sean Michael is a maple leaf–loving Canadian who spends hours hiding out in used book stores. With far more ideas than time, Sean keeps several documents open at all times. From romance to fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi, Sean is limited only by the need for sleep—and the periodic Beaver Tail.
Sean fantasizes about one day retiring on a secluded island populated entirely by horseshoe crabs after inventing a brain-to-computer dictation system. Until then, Sean will continue to write the old-fashioned way.
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