Max Vos’ My Hero: The Olympian
If you haven’t read Max Vos’ My Hero books you absolutely need to! The second book in the series, My Hero: The Olympian, is out now and you don’t want to miss it. Max stops by today with a guest post all about the inspiration for the story, and a little background. Definitely check out what he has to say, and then read all about the book. At the very bottom, enter for a chance to win a copy of both books in the series.
Howdy y’all. Thanks to Amanda for letting me stop by today and ramble on about my newest release, My Hero: The Olympian, the sequel to My Hero.
I’ve been asked what inspired this story. The plan simple truth is I was lusting after some of the divers from the 2012 Olympics and this hot football player from my Alma Mater. It was then that a story started to form. The characters, Johnny and Rich became very talkative, and typical of most college age guys, very horny.
In the first book, they took on a life of their own. At one point they were waking me up at night, they were so chatty. The second one was a bit more difficult. I wanted to make sure that this one was as good as the first. This is a standalone book, but would be good to have read the first one since it does have a lot of their history there.
I don’t do series normally, and the reason is that I’m too afraid of not living up to the expectations of the first one, if people liked it. And readers really liked the first one, so it was like walking on eggshells for me to get this one done.
It took me over eighteen months to finish this book. It is after all, more than double the length of the first one. However, I think I did accomplish doing what I set out to do. The guys are still young and still learning about life and love. It is a love story after all.
Writing younger men is fun, but challenging. You have to get your head into that age group, and having been there and done that, there are certain things that are common: food and sex, and true to form, it’s in there.
I hope everyone will enjoy the tales of these two as they build and grow on their life together.
After a romantic evening, Rich and Johnny face the light of day as a couple. Johnny’s coming out forces them to face some serious repercussions as the world of collegian jocks adjust to their first openly gay football player.
Rich is still working towards the World Diving Championships with his hopes and dreams set on the 2012 London Olympic Games, while as a couple they deal with concerns closer to home.
With the support of friends and family, the young couple grow closer together, but with prejudices and adversity at every turn will Johnny and Rich be able to tackle the world together?
No matter what, Rich will always be Johnny’s hero.
“No, I’m not going to and there is nothing you can say that will make me either.” Johnny crossed his arms, a defiant look on his face, his eyes narrowed slits.
“Oh come on, John, I wear them.” Rich held up the skimpy black racing briefs. “For me?”
Johnny looked away. “No. I said no and I mean no.”
Rich leaned in close to Johnny so only he could hear. “If you wear this, I can guarantee you some of the best sex in your life. If you think I get turned on by jock straps…”
Johnny glared down at Rich. “You don’t play fair.”
“Wasn’t it you who recently said that all is fair in love and war?” Rich smirked as he dangled the tiny briefs in front of Johnny.
“It better be the best ever.” Johnny let his arms drop. “Okay. But you promised.”
Again, Rich leaned in close. “Maybe even join the mile high club.”
Johnny’s eyebrows shot up and a grin blossomed on his face. “Deal.”
“Are we done here?” Dan called to the two college men. He was standing at the counter, credit card in hand.
“One more thing, Dad.” Rich hurried over to him. “This.”
Dan raised his eyebrows slightly. “Oookay then.”
Rich snickered when he saw Johnny blushing.
“I think this will be all,” Dan said to the clerk.
“I’m going to give you a discount,” the young woman said as she rang it up. “It isn’t every day that we can say an Olympian wore some of our gear.”
“I’m not an Olympian yet,” Rich commented.
“Rich Miller, I’ve known you my entire life, and if anyone is going to be an Olympian, it’s you.” Michelle Stubbon smiled at Rich as she started putting the pile of swimsuits, track suits, shorts, and other things that he and Johnny needed for London in a bag.
“Thanks, Michelle. I appreciate the confidence everyone has in me.”
“Just remember us lowly folk when you come home with Olympic gold,” she laughed as she handed Dan the receipt.
Max Vos is the bestselling author of My Hero. He is loved by his readers for his ‘inappropriate’ side, bringing hot and steamy sex to his writing. Not hemmed in by a single genre Max has the ability to woo you with sweet romance, move you with the power of his words and make you question your definition of love.
Having retired in 2011 after more than 30 years as a chef, Max turned his creativity to writing. You can always find wonderful Southern charm, well rounded and vibrant characters with a good meaty story line in a Max Vos book. Each book will give you something new and amazing to love.
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I really enjoyed the first book, looking forward to reading the sequel 🙂