The Next Competitor
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The Next Competitor


If he risks his heart, can he keep his head in the game?

To win gold, figure skater Alex Grady must train harder than the competition morning, noon, and night. He’s obsessed with mastering another quadruple jump, and due to the lack of filter between his mouth and brain, doesn’t have a lot of friends. As for a boyfriend, forget it. So what if he’s still a virgin at twenty? The Olympics are only every four years—everything else can wait. Relationships are messy and complicated anyway, and he has zero room in his life for romance.

So it’s ridiculous when Alex finds himself checking out his boring new training mate Matt Savelli. Calm, collected “Captain Cardboard” is a nice guy, but even if Alex had time to date, Matt’s so not his type. Yet beneath Matt’s wholesome surface, there’s a dirty, sexy man who awakens a desire Alex has never experienced and can’t deny…

Note: This gay romance from Keira Andrews features opposites attracting, new adult angst, sexual discovery, and of course a happy ending.

This new version has been extensively rewritten, updated, and expanded into a new adult romance with explict on-page sex.

Title:The Next Competitor
Edition Language:English
Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:246 pages

    The Next Competitor Reviews

  • Keira Andrews
    Dec 12, 2016

    My new book is now available! This is an extensive rework of a novel I published in 2010. I put more focus on the romance and Alex's sexual awakening with on-page sex, and also updated the figure skat...

  • Ariana
    Dec 12, 2016

    I grew up watching ice skating and have very fond memories of exciting competitions, amazing performances (Torvill and Dean!) and at times some pretty unfair judging! Keira Andrews has very clearly im...

  • Optimist ?King's Wench? & MANTIES Champion
    Jan 01, 2017

    3.5 HeartsSometimes you just catch an edge.There is a lot to like about this story especially if you're a fan of competitive figure skating. It's clear Keira Andrews is from the amount of technical kn...

  • ~?~D?ni(ela) ? ?? love & semi-colons~?~
    Dec 08, 2016

    Alex Grady isn't the easiest guy to like. He's snarky, cocky, and has zero filter; what he thinks, he says, and what he says isn't always nice.Much of Alex's abrasive personality can be explained by y...

  • Jewel
    Dec 11, 2016

    When I was a kid, I loved watching the figure skating competitions. I've never been on ice skates in my life, nor do I actually have the desire to, but watching the athleticism and grace out there on ...

  • CrabbyPatty
    Dec 15, 2016

    I love how Keira Andrews tosses us into the competitive world of figure skating from the very start of The Next Competitor and creates a solid foundation of information about the required jumps, judgi...

  • Sheziss
    Dec 19, 2016

    So, skating! A sport I’ve always loved and, as I’m such a hopeless case, I’ve never followed closely. Skating has always been a sport from ‘other’ countries: Russia, Japan, Canada, Scandinav...

  • Amanda
    Dec 14, 2016

    4.5 starsI read a lot of sport romance and professional athlete are hardcore. But non of them come close to Alexander Grady's level of Olympic obsession. Not only he want to be an Olympian, he want to...

  • Fabi
    Dec 12, 2016

    I really enjoy reading sports romance books. I get a real kick when the sports are well researched and presented to us in laymen's terms. I get a thrill from being a fly on the wall in the athlete's l...

  • Debra
    Jan 04, 2017

    Review originally posted at Sinfully.This is a sweet, low-angst romance and coming of age story set in the stressful world of competitive figure skating. While the two MC’s aren’t exactly rivals, ...

About Keira Andrews

Keira Andrews

After writing for years yet never really finding the right inspiration, Keira discovered her voice in gay romance, which has become a passion. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal and fantasy fiction, and—although she loves delicious angst along the way—Keira firmly believes in happy endings. For as Oscar Wilde once said, “The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fict