Lots of Miles Packed Into This One
4.25 out of 5 stars
Training for Love took a bit of a different point of view than I expected. I like that it combined a jock with a lot of baggage and combined it with a high-risk, high-reward type of tech businessperson. I think these two women were basically opposites that were able to calm each other in different ways and the payoff was excellent.
I understand going into most of these books how they will end, but it’s the journey that I’m here for. Kabak took me on a journey with this one and a few times I wasn’t sure if this was going to be a HEA story. I tip my hat to them for being able to write a story that had me in suspense as long as this one did.
Overall, I thought that combined with the performance by Nicol Zanzarella, Training for Love was a cute story that had a lot of miles packed into the short amount of pages (or hours). A story that I flew through and enjoyed from beginning to end.
Charlie Williamson is a life-long jock who’s butch enough to cause plenty of raised eyebrows in gym locker rooms. Since flaming out of college on a wave of drugs, alcohol, and depression, she’s worked the same easy, low-stress job at RRiotWear—a women’s fitness clothing startup in Chicago. Then, with a promotion on the horizon, Charlie’s boss ropes her into leading a beginner’s marathon group in the RRiotWear facilities.
Elizabeth McIntyre runs a boutique tech company. Since graduating from MIT, she’s made herself into the face of women in technology. She has a beautiful apartment she never sees, a string of ex-girlfriends, and a propensity for panic attacks. When her doctor confirms what her best friend has been saying for years—that Elizabeth needs to slow down and make some radical life changes—she signs up for RRiotWear’s marathon program.
Despite everything that points to a not-so-perfect fit, the attraction between Charlie and Elizabeth grows week after week, and mile after mile. But with secrets lingering between them, they might find their relationship stumbles before it can even get to the starting line.
Contains mature themes.Training For Love by Amanda Kabak
Narrator: Nicol Zanzarella
Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
Published by Tantor Audio on June 7th 2022
Genres: LesFic/Sapphic Fiction
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