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I really liked this story a lot The hero s disability isn t used as a cheap conflict crutch The heroine did wrong, knows she did wrong, and the author doesn t let her off the hook by making excuses for her Complicated leads, compelling conflict, and let me tell you how nice it was to read an athlete heroine for a change Felt the ending was a bit rushed and the use of a villain to wrap things up at the end felt a little tacked on, but otherwise a very solid read Thumbs up. Ruby s career went down the drain when she was caught cheating using drugs to up her game It s been five years since then and has decided she must stop hiding and go back to what she loves While doing a harmless run she was caught by the sports guy, Micah who dragged her in the mud that ruins her years back Now Micah wants to make a deal with Ruby to help his career and come up with a coming out redemption story for Ruby Things start to get complicated thethey spend time.I really enjoy Ruby s career went down the drain when she was caught cheating using drugs to up her game It s been five years since then and has decided she must stop hiding and go back to what she loves While doing a harmless run she was caught by the sports guy, Micah who dragged her in the mud that ruins her years back Now Micah wants to make a deal with Ruby to help his career and come up with a coming out redemption story for Ruby Things start to get complicated thethey spend time.I really enjoyed this book I loved the characters I loved watching Ruby take a stand for herself and putting herself out there rather then hiding like her parents want her to do I enjoyed Micahs character as well he didn t let things get himself down I loved watching the connection between Ruby and Micah and the chemistry was great I loved there was the dual POV which helped me enjoy each character and learnabout them I thought that this book had a great storyline There was bits of drama to keep the book interesting and I loved the twist towards the end Overall this is a really enjoyable book and I highly recommend you lovely readers to check it out In Winning Ruby Heart Jennifer Lohmann has provided me with a first Our hero, Micah Blackwell, is a paraplegic due to a football injury in college This is the first romance that I ve read where the hero is in a wheelchair and well adapted to it I can t speak to the accuracy, but it seemed well done.Ruby Heart is a mid distance runner She had been in the Olympics and pretty much had trained to be a runner her whole life She was caught blood doping which I understood to be like a transfusio In Winning Ruby Heart Jennifer Lohmann has provided me with a first Our hero, Micah Blackwell, is a paraplegic due to a football injury in college This is the first romance that I ve read where the hero is in a wheelchair and well adapted to it I can t speak to the accuracy, but it seemed well done.Ruby Heart is a mid distance runner She had been in the Olympics and pretty much had trained to be a runner her whole life She was caught blood doping which I understood to be like a transfusion It wasn t entirely clear what blood doping was other than Ruby allowed for her coach to pump someone else s blood into her so she d have a better chance at winning It was also clear that this violated the rules as it cost her, the gold medal she had won and turned her from America s Darling into chum for the media to feed on Micah was the one person her father had let interview her at the time underestimating Micah, who torn her apart on the National Sports Network NSN.It has been 5 years since that happened Ruby s been in a self inflicted prison of her parent s dysfunctional home She s 29 years old and allowed to compete in running events again Micah spots her at her first event, which he was there to film following a different runner.The first section of the book, it about Ruby coming to terms with what she wants and how to get it She wants to run She wants to break free We see her come to the point where she wants to move forward despite having the world against her Micah sees in her a story so huge it would push his career forward to becoming an anchor at the station Initially, Ruby refuses to do the story, but due to various influences, she decides she s best off with Micah, if only because he s always honest with her She recognizes his selfish interest in the story, but needs his help as well.Once that turning point is reached, Ruby starts to take action and grow She gets a dog who clearly needs her She moves out of her parent s house and has to figure out adult life She has a few people on her side, a cousin and a brother, and she gains a few, a fellow runner and Micah All the while, she is training hard to do some serious competition in a 50 mile race Yes, mile is the right unit I can t even run a block We also get to see into Micah s thoughts He s attracted to Ruby s thighs She s attracted to his arms Not the classic body parts Anyway, they both have the lusts for each other, but this is a professional arrangement and Micah knows it would compromise his professional credentials and integrity were he to act on his feelings Of course, he does and that sets up the climax conflict While in his head, we also see a fair bit of thought into his disability How he copes and what he dislikes about how people treat him since he can t move his legs This is treated matter of fact like and through interactions with people who are well adjusted and not so well adjusted Micah has adapted well to his situation and that is shown often, but it wasn t easy and that is shared as well.The romance built up slowly The sex scene was quite different as you might anticipate It is clear that these two need to talk , but they also seem to understand a core part of each other that enables me to believe that they will enjoy their happily ever after.I liked the book I appreciated the built in commentary on people with disabilities, media treatment of individuals who rise to fame and fall from grace, how the trolls of the internet fail to see these fallen stars as people, and how that person can overcome I would recommend this book to others This was really interesting and attention grabbing with the two leads diverging from the over used stereotype of wealthy and powerful playboy with a broken heart meets naive young beauty with a heart full of hidden, unlocked passion and instead showcases two really interesting, unlikely romantic leads who are fully realised protagonists that are quite different from almost all others in the genre Ruby Heart is an isolated recluse who was once the nation s darling, an elite athlete, but her dr This was really interesting and attention grabbing with the two leads diverging from the over used stereotype of wealthy and powerful playboy with a broken heart meets naive young beauty with a heart full of hidden, unlocked passion and instead showcases two really interesting, unlikely romantic leads who are fully realised protagonists that are quite different from almost all others in the genre Ruby Heart is an isolated recluse who was once the nation s darling, an elite athlete, but her drive to win was her downfall and she s been in hiding for years after being cast out of official competition Micah Blackwell was a top footballer, but due to an accident is paralyzed from the chest down, and gets by as a sports reporter, a position he s clawed together in the face of unwanted pity, rejection and discrimination.Unavoidably attracted to each other, they re both very strong personalities driven to succeed, sometimes clashing with their history or precepts, sometimes with each other This was handled really well, and felt totally appropriate, both Micah and Ruby each got equal time and demonstrated why they felt they had to do what they did Naturally they drove each other wild onthan one level but that only made the conclusion even sweeter and satisfying.I m not into sport nor am I disabled, but I think I got a much greater insight into those worlds thanks to this work It appeared to be quite well researched, and even if I couldn t quite empathise with either character, I think I understood them at the end I m not sure how much research Lohmann had to put into how making love with a paraplegic works, the mind boggles I have to admit that my own prejudice was too much to overcome, so I didn t really enjoy the conclusion scenes, but at least I was able to face it and recognise that just because someone is different, it doesn t make them any less of a person for it.A lot is made of the interactions a disabled person has to put up with, and better ways of dealing with it Here s my favourite section, asides for the scene where Micah races Ruby view spoiler He had made it a whole three months without falling when lifting himself from the chair to the bench The first and only time he d overshot the bench and hit the floor on the other side in public, the entire weight room had gone silent for several seconds Finally one of the guys on a similar schedule as Micah said, Your form on that lift was shit, Blackwell, with the same flat tone he used to correct the strutting teens who came in to lift for the first time hide spoiler Similarly, we learn a lot about Ruby, and her absolute drive to win, drummed into her by her parents, but tempered in the end by her starting to think about other people and what she can do for them instead of just herself Here s Ruby helping someone in her own competitive way view spoiler For a brief second, Ruby considered backing down But the only time she hadn t stood tall against a challenge had turned into five lost and lonely years She should have stood in front of the cameras and microphones and admitted to the magnitude of what she d done, then gone on with the remnants of her life Retreat was no longer a Ruby Heart trait Regret shouldn t be, either Would you like a race hide spoiler I really liked this book, I think I learned a lot from the hard work Lohmann has obviously put into it, and the romance between Ruby and Micah feels very real and emotionally touching I had high hopes for this story about a disgraced Olympic runner banned from the sport for five years because she cheated and Micah Blackwell, a top notch reporter paralyzed during his NFL career How each of them deals with their own special disabilities was intriguing and made me cheer them on both in his chosen career and in her attempt at a comeback in ultra distance races.What disappointed me was in how it all ends a kind of deus machina way, too sketchily provided and not fully explicate I had high hopes for this story about a disgraced Olympic runner banned from the sport for five years because she cheated and Micah Blackwell, a top notch reporter paralyzed during his NFL career How each of them deals with their own special disabilities was intriguing and made me cheer them on both in his chosen career and in her attempt at a comeback in ultra distance races.What disappointed me was in how it all ends a kind of deus machina way, too sketchily provided and not fully explicated to suit me.However, if you ve ever considered reading about paralysis and how it affects a body and the mind attached , you might enjoy this story One of the things I loved in this book was how it held my attention and interest and I think that s due to the author s skilled writing I m not into sports and I found the heroine too self absorbed to empathize with her but I praise Jennifer Lohmann for creating two complex and dense characters and a cast of also round secondary characters and a overall solid plot These were characters that were believable and that I could see in my mind the heroine s determination, the hero s quiet cour One of the things I loved in this book was how it held my attention and interest and I think that s due to the author s skilled writing I m not into sports and I found the heroine too self absorbed to empathize with her but I praise Jennifer Lohmann for creating two complex and dense characters and a cast of also round secondary characters and a overall solid plot These were characters that were believable and that I could see in my mind the heroine s determination, the hero s quiet courage and dignity and, of course, the seductive dimples factor.The way the story deals with issues such as top level sport, disability and journalism suggests a prior research and, generally, there is a good incorporation of these matters in the plot.I think the end is abrupt and I would likeromance and less in the running and competition department, but it was a wonderful read Lohmann offers a fascinating look into the world of long distance running The running sequences seem quite realistic, as does Ruby s motivation and love of the sport Additionally, the author creates, in Micah, a character with challenges who never seems weak If anything, Ruby hasweaknesses Great job RT Book Reviews, 4 1 2 stars TOP PICK So many refreshing differences in this book a flawed female athlete, an interesting hero with a disability, ultramarathons and a game of Carcassone The ending wrapped up a little too neatly for me, but otherwise the writing was very good and the conflicts complex and thought provoking. (FREE DOWNLOAD) É Winning Ruby Heart é It s a race to their beginning Exposing world class athlete Ruby Heart s cheating scandal five years ago made reporter Micah Blackwell s career Falling in love with her now could end it Yet watching her determination to return to the top, he can t resist the woman she has become Working with Ruby to tell America her story, Micah falls deeper under her spell But at a crucial moment, his feelings for her conflict with his job the very thing that once saved him Now he must choose between his skyrocketing career and the unlikely love of a good woman The cheating ban in this felt weirdly long to me I realize sports CAN hand down life time bans, but they so rarely do that this felt totally out of touch with reality , but the concept behind it was fascinating.