Friday, July 6, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Cox by Kate Lace

Dan - dark and brooding, he has to work day and night to achieve his dream of rowing in the London Olympics.

Rollo - rich and arrogant, when he's not rowing he spends his time seducing women and spending money.

Amy - a brilliant cox who catches the eye of both Dan and Rollo.

In a boat Dan and Rollo row perfectly together, but on land they despise each other. So with the addition of Amy to the mix, sporting behaviour is the last thing on their mind.

May the best man win? Not a chance.

From Henley Regatta to the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race, and finally to the biggest race of their lives, their determination to settle old scores threatens to capsize everyone's plans.

This is the first of Kate Lace's books that I've read and I loved the pace of this novel. Amy, a newly qualified physio starts working evenings voluntarily at the Oxford St George's college boat club and she gets to do occasionally coxing as a result. Soon she is falling for brooding Dan, but also the charm of Rollo. 

This is a great story that takes you along with the training hopes of the rowers wanting to make it to the top of their game. There's testosterone aplenty as team mates struggle to get on and where does it all leave Amy? A fantastic read, particularly over this summer of sport.


  1. This is the second review that I've seen in two days. It looks as if I'm going to have to read it!

  2. Thank you Katy for this. Mwah!