Digger, an 85 kilo wrestler, and Sadie, a 26-year-old speed swimmer, stand on the verge of realizing every athlete’s dream—winning a gold medal at the Olympics. Both athletes are nearing the end of their careers, and are forced to confront the question: what happens to athletes when their bodies are too worn to compete? The blossoming relationship between Digger and Sadie is tested in the intense months leading up to the Olympics, as demanding training schedules, divided loyalties, and unpredicted obstacles take their draining toll. The Olympics, as both of them are painfully aware, will be the realization or the end of a life’s dream. – Publishers Website
I did like this book, as I did enjoy them all. I had one problem with the ending with Sadie. Something happened in the end that kind of made me think…why wasn’t she more upset then she was with everything that happened with her and her dreams of becoming on Olympic Athlete? It didn’t really address this. I don’t want to give too much away, but that was the only problem I had with the book. I would have liked to see what happened to Sadie as well as Digger. You will understand why when and if you read the book. Everything else inside the book gave you a glimpse of what it is like to become or on the way to becoming an olympian – the training, the psychological aspects of everything. I couldn’t think of a better defender than Georges Laroque as a former NHL player, he knows what it takes to be an elite athlete.