Review: BALANCE by Lucia Franco



(Off Balance Book 1)

by Lucia Franco

Release Date: August 28, 2016


Adrianna Rossi is no stranger to the rigorous demands required of her body. Years of pain and determination make her one of the best. Olympic glory is the ultimate goal, and she’ll do anything to achieve it. Even if that means leaving home to attend World Cup Academy of Gymnastics, a training center that serves one purpose—producing champions.

Perfection, precision, and dedication are required of his athletes. When two time Olympian Konstantin Kournakova is persuaded into training the young hopeful, he immediately regrets it. She doesn’t come close to his high standards. As the relentless pursuit of her dream keeps her striving, a passion is ignited within him.

Kova’s power and domination, coupled with Adrianna’s fierce tenacity, reveal there is more for her body to learn. Every interaction can be misconstrued, but there’s no mistaking the darkening of his gaze, the lingering of his touch, or the illicit image of his bare skin pressed against hers. Integrity is on the line. One toe off the beam and their forbidden desires could ruin everything they’ve worked for, throwing it all off balance.


Buy Links!

Amazon US | Amazon UK

Available in Kindle Unlimited!

My Review

Have you ever finished a book, and felt like kicking yourself because it sat on your TBR pile for so long? Well, that’s me. Right now. After finishing BALANCE by Lucia Franco.


I don’t even know where to begin explaining the ride this book took me on. BALANCE is forbidden romance at its finest—a book that both had me questioning my morals, and savoring the ride. The relationship between Adrianna and Kova may be wrong, but I couldn’t deny that they weren’t completely electrifying together. Freakin’ Kova. I’d do anything he asked, willingly.


And Lucia’s writing is absolutely sensational. I couldn’t get over how easily it was to picture every layout, free hip circle, pike, and the other countless moves associated with gymnastics.


I’ve read so many books this year—both old and new releases—and BALANCE is hands down my FAVORITE non-new release of the year!

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Coming 2018!

EXECUTION (Off Balance Book 2)

ExecutionCover.jpgThe move to World Cup Academy of Gymnastics is the greatest challenge Adrianna has encountered. Punished for Coach Kova’s overwhelming desires, she’s reeling with resentment while she sits out the first meet of the season. As Adrianna fights to regain her focus, he pushes her body to the extreme, leaving her mentally and physically exhausted.

Kova underestimates Adrianna’s endurance, and gravitates more toward her, despite his internal battle raging within to stay away. They try to disentangle themselves, but the tension between coach and gymnast mounts, engulfing them both in a forbidden world of deception and passion.

The one place where they should never feel alive, is where they find complete absolution. But one slip, one wrong landing, a missed grip, and everything they built can come tumbling down, damaging both their professional and personal lives.

About Lucia

Lucia.jpgA competitive athlete for over ten years, Lucia Franco currently resides in sunny South Florida with her husband and two boys. Paranormal romance was her first love, but she has a soft spot in her heart for small-town and reunion romance stories.

When Lucia is not hard at work on her next novel, you can find her relaxing with her toes in the sand at a nearby beach.

J.R. Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christy Reece, Pamela Clare, Lisa Kleypas, and Nicholas Sparks are some of her favorite authors.

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