Book Review – Break the Fall by Jennifer Iacopelli

break the fall“This book makes you understand exactly what it is like to compete as a woman at the highest level in sport, and it is exhilarating and satisfying indeed.” –Holly Sorensen, Television Creator/Showrunner, Make it or Break It, Step Up

Audrey Lee is going to the Olympics.

A year ago, she could barely do a push up as she recovered from a spine surgery, one that could have paralyzed her. And now? She’s made the United States’ gymnastics team with her best friend, Emma, just like they both dreamed about since they were kids. She’s on top of the world.

The pressure for perfection is higher than ever when horrifying news rips the team apart. Audrey is desperate to advocate for her teammate who has been hurt by the one person they trusted most–but not all the gymnasts are as supportive.

With the team on the verge of collapse, the one bright spot in training is Leo, her new coach’s ridiculously cute son. And while Audrey probably (okay, definitely) shouldn’t date him until after the games, would it really be the end of the world?

Balancing the tenuous relationship between her teammates with unparalleled expectations, Audrey doesn’t need any more distractions. No matter what it takes, she’s not going to let anyone bring them down. But with painful revelations, incredible odds, and the very real possibility of falling at every turn, will Audrey’s determination be enough?

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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Ahhhhhh. I was so excited for this as I’m a huge gymnastics nerd, and I was right to be – I loved it! It has exactly the right balance of gymnastics and personal – plus the interplay of the accusation hanging over both is incredibly well done.

I did find a couple of bits a little unrealistic from a gymnastics point of view – but very minor niggles. Aside from that, as someone who does watch a fair amount it definitely felt like one of the major events- with fantastic routines and small to major errors affecting everything!

And I really liked Rey, she’s a great lead with a good heart.

Highly recommend this book. My only sad point is that I have so long to wait until the Olympics but I’m ready now! 😂😂

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Buy Break The Fall from Amazon UK.

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