Cox is very relevant as the characters are preparing for the biggest race of their life, similarly to how the GB rowing team and the other rowing teams would have been preparing for the race of their life at the Olympics. Cox is a perfect accompaniment to the Olympics, which at the moment is hard not to get caught up in the excitement of it all! So if you've been glued to the TV watching the Olympics and cheering on your favourite team to win bronze, silver or gold, then tear your eyes away from the action for a bit to concentrate on this thrilling novel!
The story focuses on three main characters - Dan, Rollo and Amy. Dan and Rollo are desperate to row in the Olympics and are big rivals, and when physiotherapist Amy comes along, there is an instant attraction and rowing is the last thing on their minds.
The characters are brilliantly written, I was really rooting for Dan throughout the book, I desperately wanted him to achieve his dream of rowing in the Olympics and to come out on top, and I enjoyed reading about Amy too. At times I absolutely hated Rollo, but Kate Lace is a very talented author to be able to create characters that can stir up such a range of emotions in you whilst reading a story!
When I first started Cox, I knew nothing of sports, but after reading it I learned so much more about rowing and coxing. Cox is fast paced and exciting with an excellent plot line. The story is sexy, with lots of testosterone and some very well written scenes, if you like a good bonkbuster then this is the book for you.