Wednesday, November 18, 2015

My Hero: The Olympian by Max Vos - #GuestPost #NewRelase #Giveaway @Max_Vos_Author

Cover Artist: Alex J. Corza
The Olympian
(My Hero, Book 2)
by Max Vos

Length: 518 pages
Genres: Gay (M/M), Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance
After a romantic evening, Rich and Johnny face the light of day as a couple. Johnny’s coming out forces them to face some serious repercussions as the world of collegian jocks adjust to their first openly gay football player. 

Rich is still working towards the World Diving Championships with his hopes and dreams set on the 2012 London Olympic Games, while as a couple they deal with concerns closer to home. 

With the support of friends and family, the young couple grow closer together, but with prejudices and adversity at every turn will Johnny and Rich be able to tackle the world together? 

No matter what, Rich will always be Johnny’s hero.

Howdy, y’all. Thank you Carly for letting me drop in today. Hope everyone is having a grrreat day.

I’m here to discuss my newest release, My Hero: The Olympian. It is the sequel to My Hero, the continuation of the story of star college football player, Johnny Milloway and diving sensation, Rich Miller, an Olympian hopeful. Although this is a standalone book, it would be helpful to have read the first one. The sequel picks up right where the first one left off, so it might help to know what happened before this point.

Most books, in this genre, focus on the start of a relationship, but here, we already have an established couple, which was a challenge for me. I had to ask myself what would make a reader want to read about these two characters? The answer was pretty straight forward. Readers loved these two and wanted more of their story, which is why I decided to write it, that and they had a lot more story to tell.

I enjoyed watching these two young men grow emotionally as individuals as well as a couple. You can witness their bond becoming stronger as they continue their journey together. I’ve always liked having good, solid secondary characters, and as in the first book, their families are still supporting them, helping them along.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a good story without just a little angst. Being an American football jock and coming out as gay isn’t exactly easy. Then there is Rich, who is trying to stay focused on getting to the Olympics, his lifelong dream.

This story seemed to flow well, except when these two went for the doughnuts, but we eventually got there. Like most young men, food and sex seemed to go hand in hand. Yes, they have matured… but they are still young, horny, guys. And before you ask, yes, there is hot steamy sex in this book just as there was in the first one.

There is a lot going on in this book, which is one reason why it is such a long book, over 500 pages. Just when I thought it was about to wrap up, it went in a different direction, and it was all I could do to keep up. But then, that’s how the story goes.

I hope you’ll take the time to get to know these two and travel along with them as they learn about life, love and happiness.

Thank you again, Carly for hosting,

“No, I’m not going to and there is nothing you can say that will make me either.” Johnny crossed his arms, a defiant look on his face, his eyes narrowed slits.

“Oh come on, John, I wear them.” Rich held up the skimpy black racing briefs. “For me?”

Johnny looked away. “No. I said no and I mean no.”

Rich leaned in close to Johnny so only he could hear. “If you wear this, I can guarantee you some of the best sex in your life. If you think I get turned on by jock straps…”

Johnny glared down at Rich. “You don’t play fair.”

“Wasn’t it you who recently said that all is fair in love and war?” Rich smirked as he dangled the tiny briefs in front of Johnny.

“It better be the best ever.” Johnny let his arms drop. “Okay. But you promised.”

Again, Rich leaned in close. “Maybe even join the mile high club.”

Johnny’s eyebrows shot up and a grin blossomed on his face. “Deal.”

“Are we done here?” Dan called to the two college men. He was standing at the counter, credit card in hand.

“One more thing, Dad.” Rich hurried over to him. “This.”

Dan raised his eyebrows slightly. “Oookay then.”

Rich snickered when he saw Johnny blushing.

“I think this will be all,” Dan said to the clerk.

“I’m going to give you a discount,” the young woman said as she rang it up. “It isn’t every day that we can say an Olympian wore some of our gear.”

“I’m not an Olympian yet,” Rich commented.

“Rich Miller, I’ve known you my entire life, and if anyone is going to be an Olympian, it’s you.” Michelle Stubbon smiled at Rich as she started putting the pile of swimsuits, track suits, shorts, and other things that he and Johnny needed for London in a bag.

“Thanks, Michelle. I appreciate the confidence everyone has in me.”

“Just remember us lowly folk when you come home with Olympic gold,” she laughed as she handed Dan the receipt.

Max Vos is the bestselling author of My Hero. He is loved by his readers for his ‘inappropriate’ side, bringing hot and steamy sex to his writing. Not hemmed in by a single genre Max has the ability to woo you with sweet romance, move you with the power of his words and make you question your definition of love.

Having retired in 2011 after more than 30 years as a chef, Max turned his creativity to writing. You can always find wonderful Southern charm, well rounded and vibrant characters with a good meaty story line in a Max Vos book. Each book will give you something new and amazing to love.

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