Uncaged Review – A Sprint to His Heart by Lyla Bardan

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Lyla Bardan
Contemporary/Fantasy

An ordinary young woman with a dream to be a professional cyclist falls for an extraordinary young man who thinks she’s anything but ordinary.
Bailey Meyers doesn’t have time for distractions, much less a boyfriend, so why does she agree to date the drop-dead sexy Fae artist who loves to watch her race? Because for once, she’d like to take a risk off the racecourse, even after her coach’s reminder of his no dating policy. A policy that puts her racing career in jeopardy when she’s kicked off the team, as if a concussion from a crash and an accusation of doping with dark Fae blood wasn’t enough.
She can’t stay away from the enchanting Piran of Sava, until she discovers he’s not who she thought he was. Can their love stay on course when his secrets threaten to keep them apart for good?

Uncaged Review: I can honestly say, that this is the first book I’ve ever read about bike racers, and it was very enlightening and interesting to see the politics and snarkiness doesn’t pass by this sport either. Even though this is a work of fiction, I’m not second guessing it at all that a lot of competiveness and jealousy is rampant throughout the sport, like any other. I just never thought of it too much before.
This book itself, is a fun read, set in Chicago, with the Fae out in the open and living among humans after The Revealing. There are more than one type of fae, there are the dark fae that are trouble makers, and the Guardian Fae, who keep the peace and keep the dark fae in line. The book doesn’t give you a timeline for The Revealing, but it’s been long enough that it’s just a way of life now.
We pick up the story of Bailey Meyers, a bike racer trying to get to the pros and the national team, while living at home and working at a local bike shop. When she meets Piran, a Guardian Fae who is going to a local university for art, they share a connection. But Piran is a distraction that Bailey can’t afford. When a crash throws her off racing for two weeks, she misses her chance at having scouts see her this season, and she also gets closer to Piran. But Piran has secrets of his own, that could destroy the love they have for each other.
The romance was a little fast in this book and although I like there to be more obstacles in the way to a happily ever after, the author does throw in those determents along the way. It was a bit predictable in some areas, but it was fun to get there, and I enjoyed the book that has a bit of humor, some good action in the racing itself and a scene within the fae realm…and I think I’ll watch bike racing in the future with a little more interest and respect. Reviewed by Cyrene

4 Stars

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