Uncharted Waters by Jerry Cole

AUTHOR’S BLURB: Daniel Barton, a multiple Olympic medal-winning swimmer, always knew he wanted to go out on a high. Now, retired before the age of thirty, he’s a well-known face across the USA, has sponsorship deals coming out of his ears and more money than he could reasonably ever spend. There’s only one problem: he has no idea how to be a good boyfriend, and he’s pretty sure the fame is the reason why. He doesn’t ever mean to hurt people, but he’s struggled to keep up a serious relationship with anyone outside of his family and his team members. His best friend Aaron, still swimming for his country at the top level, seems like the only person in the world who understands Daniel most of the time. Daniel thought he knew everything about Aaron, too – until Aaron comes out as gay.

He isn’t out publicly. It shouldn’t be a big deal. But somehow, as Daniel navigates his new life with its new schedule and realizes that Aaron is the only constant in it, Aaron’s interest in men makes Daniel reconsider his own feelings. When they become sexually involved, it’s new in many ways. Daniel doesn’t dare put a label on it because he doesn’t know how Aaron feels and he doesn’t want to jinx it. If this got out, it could end Aaron’s career, and it isn’t worth it if it isn’t serious. But as time goes on, Daniel realizes it’s more than serious. It’s the most serious relationship he’s ever had. Can he overcome his own shortcomings and the scrutiny of the public if it means he and Aaron can be together?

Please Note: This book contains Adult Language & Steamy M/M (Gay) Adult Activities, it is intended for 18+ Adults Only. Novella, approx. 57,000+ words in length. HEA (happy ever after ending). Does not end with a “cliffhanger”.

MY REVIEW: Slow, easy, relaxed loved story and read. Not to say it was boring. It was just nice to go at a different pace than ‘hi-hump-HEA’. It’s always a pleasure to read this author’s work. The characters are well formed, the story always at least your heart or your mind and the sex scenes are usually realistic. I received a free advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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