Big Spoon & Teddy Bear (Teddy Bear Collection #2) by Princess S.O.


 For years Gage has been turning men into steel, athletes into warriors of strength, competitors into medalists. But Gage isn’t looking for any more empty trophies, he’s looking for something far more meaningful.
When Gage takes a new job at an old gym, he doesn’t expect his entire life to get a workout, just a change of pace. At first it doesn’t seem like much and about the only plus is the endless view of rugged and well worked man-candy in the form of weightlifters and Strongman competitors that he’d be training and working with. He figures he has it made the minute he walks in the front door in that sense. But in truth, it isn’t enough. He wants a place to set down roots. More importantly, he wants someone to take root with.
Because he’s gay, Gage had always been told to just be happy with what he got, but there’s something about Boomer. A quiet, towering mountain of a Bear that was the gym’s manager who has Gage hoping for more than just daydreaming about the large physique. And that alone promises to put a spark back into the life of a lonely, freckled ginger.
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23638193-big-spoon-teddy-bear?ac=1
This book is about Gage, a fitness instructor that has moved away from his old town and life. He takes a job at a local gym, in a seedy part of town, were he meets Boomer, the manager and someone that sparks an interest that he thought was long dead. But while Boomer gives him the cold shoulder he spends his days training local kids with high aspirations.

 

First, I want to say this book was written very well, the reason for the 3 rating was because of the content.  We spent most of this book inside the gym with Gage and the kids training. Very little time with Gage and his potential love interest, Boomer until the last 15 – 20 pages or so and then it seemed very rushed.  I liked getting to know the kids, especially, Skye and following her through the steps of training and ‘watching’ her competes. I just would have liked a little less of that and more Boomer and Gage time, maybe outside of the Gym.