in Love Has No Boundaries Volume One anthology
Author: Keira Andrews
Genre: Contemporary / Gay Romance
It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for Tyler Bourne to compete in Olympic synchronized diving with veteran Aiden Oxford. The last thing he expects is to fall head over heels for his gorgeous partner. Friendly but distant, Aiden keeps him at arm’s length, and Tyler knows his feelings are hopelessly one-sided. But as the Games begin, Tyler learns nothing is certain until the final dive.
* This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s Love Has No Boundaries event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story.
Tyler Bourne and Aiden Oxford are competing in synchronized diving at the Olympics. Tyler has developed a serious crush on Aiden in the last six months during their training. But Aiden keeps him at arm’s length, so Tyler thinks his feelings are hopelessly one-sided.
The story has two separate storylines: one set in the present where Tyler and Aide are performing their dives at the Olympic Games, and one in the past, starting five days before the Games. The two storylines alternate back and forth, and entwine at the end. This parallel narrative creates an interesting structure to the story.
Tyler and Aiden are so sweet together. Nicely rising tension on the platform, teeny tiny speedos sticking like glue, and hot moments in the shower.
Warm, sexy, and affectionate story. Its only flaw is that it is too short. Highly recommended!