Review: Relay by Layla Reyne

Posted April 16, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 10 Comments

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Review: Relay by Layla Reyne
Relay
by Layla Reyne

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: January 8th 2018
Series: Changing Lanes #1
Published by Riptide Publishing
Pages: 237
Format: eARC
 

“RELAY delivered a sweet and surprisingly romantic story about a second chance at a love that never could blossom.”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while.  I don’t think I’ve read enough books about swimming and this one sounded right up my alley.  Alex and Dane met at summer camp when they were teenagers.  They quickly went from being friends and roommates there to developing feelings for each other.  Feelings that ran deep and even though there’s been ten years and lots of heartache in between, being close to each other now as part of the US Olympic swim team it won’t take much to bring them to the surface.

There were things about this story that I liked and others that I had a hard time dealing with.  Dane has struggled with his parents pressure to keep a certain image and pretend like he’s something that’s he’s not for all these years.  I found his easy turnaround now to be a bit hard to believe, but that may be just me.  Nevertheless, I was totally rooting for that to happen!

Alex was the one I cared for the most.  He’s had a raw deal from life.  Dealing with prejudice, accepting himself and having others accept him as well.  Striving to be the best at his sport while also carrying a heavy burden of responsibility back home.  He was definitely the one I admired the most, the one I wanted to see gets his HEA.

RELAY delivered a sweet and surprisingly romantic story about a second chance at a love that never could blossom.  And it’s definitely left me intrigued to read the next one in the series.

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About Layla Reyne

Author Layla Reyne was raised in North Carolina and now calls San Francisco home. She enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline fueled suspense and heart pounding romance. When she’s not writing stories to excite her readers, she downloads too many books, watches too much television, and cooks too much food with her scientist husband, much to the delight of their smushed-face, leftover-loving dogs.

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Thanks for the review.

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Thanks for the review.

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This sounds sweet. I love that they met at camp. Thanks for the review!

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Alex sounds like a good character. I’m glad he gets his hea.

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This sounds sweet. I love that they met at camp. Thanks for the review!

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Awesome review Francesca!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Alex sounds like a good character. I’m glad he gets his hea.

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Awesome review Francesca!! Shared on all my socials!!

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Thanks Francesca for sharing your thoughts Francesca

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Thanks Francesca for sharing your thoughts Francesca