Training Complex is the second book in the Training Season series. I don’t suggest reading it as a standalone, although it could technically work as one. There is so much that happens in book 1, Training Season, that really enhances the emotional outcome of Training Complex.
I was blown away by this book. Leta Blake is a fantastic writer who really delved into the emotional complexities that come with being human. Rob, a strong Dom who cares for his sub, still has his weaknesses and vulnerabilities, still has his flaws and challenges, still stumbles and falls. Matty, the professional figure skater and pretty sub, still has his insecurities and demons, but also has amazing strength when he finally needs to step up and shoulder some of the burden. Together, these two characters completely melted my heart and touched me deeply. I was so in awe of how the navigated their emotions and breakdowns, and I was so ecstatic to see them fight for their happy ending.
The relationship between Rob and Matty is extremely dynamic and complex, and features a lot of kink and BDSM. Some of their play may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I absolutely loved it. I thought it was unique and extremely personal to both characters. Also, there were a lot of really hot and steamy sex scenes that had me fanning myself.
The audiobook was narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo who does an incredible job. I love Michael’s voice and found his narration perfect for the intricate emotions and fascinating storyline. The audiobook production was well done and overall I found this to be a highly enjoyable listening experience.