Monday, February 16, 2015

Yogi and the Bear by Nix Knox

I was intrigued when I saw this book pop up on NetGalley. I love yoga, it is the best part of my day so I wanted to see what this book was all about. I received a review copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Here is the cover and the Goodreads blurb:

If the fall is inevitable, might as well enjoy the tumble.

Months after a scaffolding accident leaves him in chronic agony, construction worker Ryan Powell has exhausted all that Western medicine has to offer. He’s willing to try anything, even yoga, to get some relief.

He expected to feel out of place at the New Age Center, but he never expected a power-outage bathroom encounter to magically erase his pain. When he discovers the man with the magic hands is his drop-dead-sexy yoga teacher, Ryan decides that there might just be something to this metaphysical thing, after all.

Yogi Niklas Baumgartner has found it remarkably easy to keep his shiny vow of chastity untarnished—until now. Still, a bathroom hand job doesn’t really count as sex, right? But his footing on the no-nooky wagon slips when he realizes the big, blond bear at the back of the class is his man in the dark.

Their unlikely attraction brings out sides of themselves they never knew lurked beneath the surface, sides it takes courage to accept. But when trust is broken, repairing the damage might just tear them apart.

Warning: Contains a gentle giant, a dominant orgo-bunny, a pair of weighty manacles, too many movie references, accidental porn, overcoming stereotypes, and deliciously kinky sex.

I want to get the trigger warnings out of the way for you all. This book contains scenes of a dominant nearly ignoring their submissive's safe word, there is talk of what could be seen as child abuse, there is talk of abortion and adoption and there are scenes of therapy with a counselor. If these things bother you- you may want to steer clear of this story. I loved the begininng of this story for sure! I loved the line about how Ryan is going to "learn the hell out of some Yoga". There are many funny moments but also some that were scary or sad. The romance is sweet but also sad as the boys don't always handle their issues very well. I think this story is worth reading though because it shows so much about choosing love over the mistakes and the nonsense. What a great and emotional read!

You can click here to add Yogi and the Bear to your Goodreads. Author Nix Knox can be found on her blog, Twitter and Pinterest. I give Yogi and the Bear 3 Fairies for an emotional and funny read that hurt my heart.

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