Sunday, August 28, 2011

My Personal Review for Personal Training by Andrew Grey

I got to admit, these gym covers for Andrew Grey's Work Out series just get better and better. I ogle the eye candy and drool before I even open the book. Who wouldn't...just take a look at Personal Training's cover? Isn't it hot?

Andrew Grey is one of my favorite authors to read..mainly because his stories are rich in characters you cannot help but fall in love with. A talented author and a wonderful friend, Mr. Grey delivers another stellar gym story with Personal Training, book six in the Work Out Series.

Holton is determined to change his life by eating better and getting in shape. Signing up at the local gym, he meets Marcus, the manager there, and is immediately smitten with him. But Holton thinks a god like Marcus would even look at him much less want to be in a relationship with the likes of him. Marcus has become interested in Holton when he spies the shy man coming into the gym. Marcus finds out that even though they have some things in common after asking him out, Holton is gun shy and nervous around him. Can Marcus find a way to get Holton to trust him with his secrets even as he falls for the young man?

I got to admit, I never know if Mr. Grey would top his last book but I am pleased to say, he has done it again with the sixth Work Out gym story.  I love returning to a series where familiar and loveable past characters always pop in and out with abandon. In Personal Training, we meet the latest couple, Marcus, Manager of the gym and Holton, a man determined to get fit and not end up like his dad. I loved the connection between Marcus and Holton. You could feel the confusion and nervousness in Holton as he tried to figure out if Marcus was playing him or if this was a real thing. 

The writing was tight, story flowed nicely and Mr. Grey delivers a story that had a few twists to leave me gasping in disbelief. We also see some of the past Work Out Characters back and of course, Lonnie is also figured prominently as well with his smart alack remarks that had me laughing out loud. But first and foremost, this is a story of two people learning that the outer shell of a man has much more to offer than a pretty face and a body to die for. Mr. Grey does a wonderful job yet again in creating some memorable characters that feel like old friends. They are multi-dimensional, life like and definitely keep me coming back for more just to see what is going on in their lives. 

Personal Training is a wonderful addition to the Work Out series and one I am grabbing in print when the omnibus is out at Dreamspinner Press. I can't wait to see what else Mr. Grey has in store for the cast of characters in this series. Personal Training is a perfect jewel in a series full of memorable and lovable characters that steal your heart.

I highly recommend any of the Work Out Gym Series stories for an afternoon of fun, sensual reading adventure. Now all I can ask Mr. Grey is...More Please.

My Rating for Personal Training: 4.5 Stars

Find Personal Training at Dreamspinner Press HERE
All the Gym stories will be in a print omnibus on Sept. 9th at Dreamspinner Press. Pre-order HERE

Other books in the Work Out Series are....

1 comment:

JP said...

Agreed! A great series with hot guys and a lot of heart.

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