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For 25 year old attorney, Hindley Hagen, life is all about staying one step ahead of the game. Avoiding surprises and keeping people at a distance is the only way she has to protect herself from the painful scars and shattered memories of her past. When Hindley is offered a new position at her prestigious Austin law firm as sports agent for pro skateboarder, Rory Gregor, she’s ready for the new challenge but completely unprepared for the man who captures her heart. Suddenly, Hindley is thrust into a world where protecting all their secrets could cost her everything; her family, her career, and maybe even her life. 
Professional skateboarder and X Games royalty, Rory Gregor knows what it’s like to be at the top. But after two years of bad decisions and one-night-stands, he’s having to make a comeback he never anticipated. Hiring a new agent may be what his team thinks he needs to rebuild his career, but what if it costs him his heart in the process? Just when he thinks he’s posed for a comeback, secrets from his past threaten to ruin his chance for gold and a new love. In a sport where trust means everything, this time… it may not be enough.
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Find out the dramatic conclusion to Book 1 of the X-Treme Boys Series, Skater Boy.
For the first time in her life, Hindley Hagen has something she’s always looked for, unconditional love. As the attorney and sports agent for X Games golden boy, Rory Gregor, she’s worked hard to help him make a comeback in a professional sport that isn’t always so forgiving. This time, he’s won more than just a gold medal, he’s captured her heart. But now, she’s trapped, caught in the snare of a man playing a deadly game. She must choose, protect the one man who’s made her come alive for the first time in her life or risk losing everything she’s worked hard for, including him. To save them both, Hindley must do the unthinkable or face a life without the one thing Rory Gregor has finally given her; hope. But protecting them means her own demons may surface and from that, there is no recovery. Hindley must learn the hard way, in love and life, there is no such thing as a safe secret.
Trust isn’t something that comes naturally to Rory Gregor. Even his own professional achievements as an X Games multi-gold medalist can’t wash away a childhood filled with abuse, which has left him with a lifetime of insecurities and self-loathing. But now, he’s finally found a woman who makes him feel the one thing in life he never thought possible-smart. With Hindley Hagen by his side, he’s skating better than ever, securing deals that could make them both rich. Yet something is off. Just as he gets inside the walls she’s constructed to guard herself, she pulls away again. She’s hiding something. But then, so is he.
As their need to protect one another grows to escalating heights with deadly consequences, will Hindley and Rory finally find the future together they so richly deserve? Or, will they discover the one thing that could destroy them both forever is actually each other? Find out in this exciting conclusion to the first book in the X-Treme Boys Series, Skater Boy.
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 Tbird’s Thoughts on both books!
I was totally blown away by these two books.  By looking at the title and cover, I went in thinking this was going to be a story about a dude who rides skate boards, how am I ever going to connect to this character.  It didn’t take long for me to realize I had judge a book by its cover and thank God I read the story because it was absolutely fabulous.  The author gave us four characters, each so unique and interesting, yet they come together to form a family.  I ended the second book jealous that I couldn’t pick up and move there and be part of their little group.  I was thrilled to know
there are two more books coming soon, so my new little adopted family will continue on.
Hindley Hagen, oh she is so precious.  Being raised by a single mom till this mom found her rich Prince Charming, became part of a blended family.  Her step father took her in from day one and made her his little princess, but the step sister wasn’t so accepting.  Geneva made it her mission to try and screw up Hindley’s life any way she could.  Now as an adult Hindley has a law degree, her own place and as the story starts out, a step sister who is getting married.  On the final night before the wedding Hindley goes out to party with the step sister and her friends at her step fathers request.  She was supposed to keep Geneva out of trouble, but instead she ended up in the alley drunk off her butt and needing to be rescued from a jerk……..in walks Skater Boy.
Rory Gregor watched Drunk Girl and knew he should mind his own business.  He was at the club to pick up a one nighter and get drunk, have some fun and move on to the next day, but something about that girl, throwing up in the alley with a jerk trying to get her in a cab drew him in.  He went and became her rescuer, found where she lived and stayed with her that night.  As you might say the rest of history; but not a smooth road for them.
Hindly later became Rory’s lawyer concerning his career that he was trying to reclaim.  After a few years of bad choices and old baggage he had to make a come back in the world of skating.  Hindley was on a mission to help him with that, but she was falling in love with him. Rory had an abusive childhood and a life time of secrets that he wasn’t going to let Hindley find out about, little did he know she had her own closet of secrets and invisible chains that kept
her from letting people get close.
This is a story of two broken, terrified young adults, trying to do their best to be survivors in a world that no one prepared them for.  Love, betrayal, lies and evil people like Geneva who wants to hurt them, all litter their road to
happiness.  Will Rory and Hindley be strong enough to trust each other and navigate their way through to a happy ending, or will they decide they aren’t worth the fight and give up.  Will they be able to come clean with their hidden shame or will the fear of exposure be enough for them to never give love and acceptance a try?
I can’t stress enough that these books are NOT just about X games and the sport, that is but a small portion of the story.  This is about two people who seriously deserve to find happiness and love and the courage they had to go for it.  The love they found with each other to overcome all the negative things they had to hear and endure just to get to a place they could feel accepted and loved.  There is some tense moments, competitions and moments that melts your heart and make you reach for the tissues.  I was glued to the story as soon as I finished the first chapter.  The author writes this in a way that sucks you in and draws you closer to the characters.  I had a difficult time putting the books down once I started.  Dana, Hindley’s friend had me laughing and wishing I could be more like her with each turn of
the page.  Leif, Rory’s friend, had me falling in love with him even though I know now that is pointless, but he is just a heart melting character who I want to find happiness soon.  I was very impressed with Kay Manis’ ability to bring these characters to life and entertain me while also exposing important issues that society loves to hide.  Please make sure you get both of the Skater Boy’s books and be ready for the next books in this series.  You will NOT want to be excluded from this group as they conquer the world.
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SKATER BOY (X-Treme Boys Series, Book 1)
–Hindley–
Sensing my anxiety, Skater Boy headed toward my bedroom door but I didn’t want him to leave, not yet.  I had an overwhelming need to touch him so I reached out and caught him by the arm.  His muscles were defined and hard and I held on longer than I should have.  His eyes looked down at my hand then back up to me.
“Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for last night.  I really appreciate you taking care of me,” I said.  I could see him working hard, trying to figure out if I was telling the truth or not.  I’d been right about his height.  He was tall, over six feet, but my five foot eight stature seemed to match his perfectly.
“Why do I feel like that might have been one of the hardest things you’ve ever had to do?”  I raised my eyebrows in disbelief, shocked at how well he already knew me.  I prided myself on not needing anything from anyone, so words of gratitude from me were few and far between.
“Probably because it was,” I answered, pushing past him and through the door on my way to the bathroom, feeling every bit as vulnerable now that I was fully dressed as I did lying next to him in nothing but my underwear.  Somewhere deep inside, I wished I was back there, though, back in bed with him, relishing how beautiful he was.
MY SKATER BOY (X-Treme Boys Series, Book 2)
–Rory–
Today was the day I’d dreaded forever, the day I realized I was the source of Hindley’s pain and anguish.  It truly was me I had to protect her from, not all the others threatening to harm her.  The only way I could do that now was to leave her alone.  I bolted out of the elevator, running to my room as fast as I could, afraid I may actually vomit in the hallway before getting to the bathroom.  Losing Hindley wasn’t an option, but the choice wasn’t mine to make.  Suddenly, that one realization, the fact I was no longer in control, scared me more than anything I’d ever known.

 

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Kay Manis lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, daughter and five pound Chihuahua affectionately named “Tiny.” When not writing or researching you’ll find Kay reading a good book, eating out with friends or napping.
Kay’s biggest goal in writing is to amuse, inspire and entertain. If she’s done that for you then she says she’ll always consider herself a success.

 

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