Exclusive Excerpt from Hold Me Up
by Colette Davison
“When I—” Alex swallowed and seemed to fight with his breathing, but it was still laboured and out of control.
“Breathe,” Reece said. “With me.” He breathed in and out slowly until Alex was able to match him breath for breath.
“When I have a panic attack, it—” Alex licked his lips and then copied Reece’s slow breathing again. “It feels like the sky is falling.”
“Then let me hold it up for you,” Reece said.
“You want to do that?” Alex asked.
“Why wouldn’t I?”
“You could have anyone you wanted. Why waste your time with me?”
Reece frowned. “Because you’re the only guy I’ve ever wanted.” He stopped short of telling Alex he loved him. It was too soon, and he knew Alex would dismiss his words as a memory of their past rather than a product of their present. “Will you let me hold the sky up for you?”
About Hold Me Up
Can second chance love survive past trauma?
Reece has one goal: to compete in the Olympic Games. With the gymnastics World Championships looming, his dream is one step closer to becoming a reality.
When his childhood sweetheart, Alex, walks back into his life unexpectedly, Reece’s world is turned upside down. Alex was the boy who inexplicably pushed him away and broke his heart; the boy he still loves.
When the truth behind their break-up is revealed, Reece wants to hold Alex up and give him the strength to heal.
But can Reece be Alex’s rock, and remain focused on his training, or will his Olympic dreams suffer in the process?
Hold Me Up is a MM second chance romance, with a slow-burn relationship and lots of hurt/comfort. It’s the first in a series of books that follows male artistic gymnasts as they chase gold.
Trigger warnings: Hold Me Up features a character who suffers from anxiety and panic attacks due to a past event that is briefly described.
Available at: Amazon
About Colette Davison
Colette’s personal love story began at university, where she met her future husband. An evening of flirting, in the shadow of Lancaster castle, eventually led to a fairytale wedding. She’s enjoying her own ‘happy ever after’ in the north of England with her husband, two beautiful children and her writing.
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