Excerpt + GIVEAWAY: Medley by Layla Reyne

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“With Medley, Layla Reyne combines love, self-discovery, swimming, and the excitement of the Olympics in to one stellar event. I loved Jacob and Bas’s story.”
–Anna Zabo, author of Syncopation

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About the Book:

Medley by Layla Reyne
Series: Changing Lanes #2
Will the race for gold cost them their hearts?
Publisher: Self-Publish
Release Date: April 30 (Print & Ebook)
Length (Print & Ebook): Approx 270 pages
Subgenre: MM Romance, Bisexual Romance, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, New Adult Romance
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Book Synopsis:

Sebastian Stewart was never Mr. Dependable; he was more the good-time guy who only wanted to swim, party, and ink tattoos. Until he cost his team the Olympic gold four years ago. Bas is determined to do right this time around—by his medley relay team and his rookie mentee.

Jacob Burrows is in over his head. The Olympic experience—from the hazing, to the endless practices, to the unrelenting media—makes the shy nineteen-year-old’s head spin. He’s trying to be everything to everyone while trying not to fall for his gorgeous tattooed teammate who just gets him—gets his need to fix things, his dorky pirate quips, and his bisexuality.

When Jacob falters under the stress, threatening his individual races and the medley relay gold, he needs Bas’s help to escape from drowning. Bas, however, fearing a repeat of his mistakes four years ago, pushes Jacob away, sure he’ll only let Jacob down. But the only path to salvaging gold is for Jacob to finally ask for what he needs—the heart of the man he loves—and for Bas to become the dependable one.

“How can you be your best when you’re not sure if your best will measure up? That’s the dilemma facing Bas and Jacob, as they deal with the immense pressure of swimming for Olympic gold while also trying to sort out their tangled hearts.” –Layla Reyne

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Teaser Excerpt:

“Like nothing you’ve ever seen.”

Coach was right about the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Jacob thought he’d seen pomp and circumstance before—the lengths Texans would go for football games were legendary—but nothing he’d seen back home compared to this.

Marching into Olympic Stadium with the rest of Team USA, Jacob made no attempt to hide his wonder. He struggled with where to look; he wanted to see it all, but there was so much. Sensory overload wasn’t a strong enough descriptor for the assault of sights and sounds competing for his attention. The roof overhang with its undulating spoke structure that seemed to move with the wavelike projections of the Olympic colors. The stands, three levels high, jam-packed with spectators and press. The lighted inner-oval stage overflowing with dancers and performers. And all around Jacob on the track, athletes from other countries dressed in their teams’ distinctive outfits. Outfits was likewise not the right word, but neither was costumes. Each country’s culture was unique and shone through in their athletes’ attire. Jacob wanted to run up to each new team he passed and ask why that hat, or why that pattern, so much of it new and different to him.

“Pup!” Alex shouted. He was waving his arms, flagging Jacob forward. “Get up here.”

Shuffling through the crowd, Jacob noticed the rest of his teammates, even the Olympic vets, were likewise awestruck, making him feel less like a noob. When he reached Alex, and Bas by his side, Jacob kept his smile in place, forcing himself not to dwell on the unexpected room reassignment earlier that afternoon. Not here, not now. He would enjoy this moment and worry about the other later.

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About the Author:

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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. Layla is a member of Romance Writers of America and its Kiss of Death and Rainbow Romance Writers chapters. She was a 2016 RWA® Golden Heart® Finalist in Romantic Suspense.

Connect with Layla:

Author Site | Twitter | FB | FB Group | Pinterest | Tumblr | Instagram | Goodreads | Newsletter

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Giveaway:

  • a paperback of Relay and Medley (open internationally)
  • 2 copies of any back catalog ebook by Layla Reyne

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