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The move to World Cup Academy of Gymnastics is the greatest challenge Adrianna has encountered. Punished for Coach Kova’s overwhelming desires, she’s reeling with resentment while she sits out the first meet of the season. As Adrianna fights to regain her focus, he pushes her body to the extreme, leaving her mentally and physically exhausted. 

Kova underestimates Adrianna’s endurance, and gravitates more toward her, despite his internal battle raging within to stay away. They try to disentangle themselves, but the tension between coach and gymnast mounts, engulfing them both in a forbidden world of deception and passion. 

The one place where they should never feel alive is where they find complete absolution. But one slip, one wrong landing, a missed grip, and everything they built can come tumbling down, damaging both their professional and personal lives.

©2020 Lucia Franco (P)2021 Lucia Franco

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A great story but sound quality is an issue.

This is the second in the series and I hope I can find the next very quickly. A great story that pulls you in.
Chapters 33-37, and 39 are bad as far as sound quality, you’ll have to speed it up to 3.5 for it to sound remotely normal, also I believe it’s missing a lot as sentences are unfinished and the story doesn’t flow or make sense.

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  • 11-29-21

WE NEED THE NEXT BOOK ASAP!!!!!

Dying for the next one!! I hope it doesn't take months like this one did!

Chapters 33-37 and 39 are messed up and u have to speed it up to 3.5x to listen but then it's also crackling and horrible. That definitely needs to be fixed!

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Bad mixing for chapters 33-37

Book itself was great. The audio was good for most of the book but BAD mixing for several chapters. The sound is stuttered and at like .02 speed and I had to speed it up to 3.5 to get it to sound NORMAL. that needs to be fixed because it seemed like some of the chapters got cut off too because they ended abruptly

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Holy S**t

**contains some spoilers**

I was debating with myself if i want to start the next book considering how much angst was in the first book. i caved in, and dived in. well, now, at the end of book 2 i feel the same for the next book.

as i listened to the book i realized i was addicted to this book in the same way Ria was addicted to Kova. you know its bad, you know you need to stop but you cant. you just cant. something pulls you in and you more.
I guess i am a sucker for the forbidden but this was on a different level. so hot! but also, in this book the emotions of Kova is more profound.

the only thing i have an issue and its keep popping up, is the issue of condoms. i mean whats the deal with that? how many times can you get so lucky to not get pregnant without a protection? how many times you can be that stupid? i have a real issue with this thing.

and Finally I liked the narration although, as a Russian speaker i wished Sarah would work on her Russian. most of the stuff Kova says are not even understandable. and the stuff that is, pronounced horrible. i had to grit my teeth everytime she said something in Russian.

I will probably wait for the next book comes in audio and listen to it... cause mmm im addicted lol

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holy hell, what did i just read. Man i kinda saw that coming but i didnt think it was going to hurt that much. man i felt her pain, her hurt, i could feel everything. but that ending was heartbreaking. Sarah Puckett always does a amazing job, she brings the characters to life. man i cant wait to start the next book but dang i hope it comes out soon on Audible.

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4.5 Addictive Stars!!

As soon as i reached the end of the Balance audiobook i couldn't wait for the second audiobook so i could experience this story again in this new way! I started listening to Execution as soon as i could and got right back into the Off Balance world! I didn't want to stop listening to it until i reached the end. I loved this listen!

Sarah Puckett has become one of my go to narrators and i was so happy when i found out that she was narrating book two as well! Her voice captured the emotions of Adrianna and Kova in such an awesome way that pulled me into the story even more and I really enjoyed that!

Adrianna and Kova's journey continues! Once again these two had my heart going through it all and feeling every single bit. This story hooks you in such a memorable way. I've fallen even harder for this series again through the audiobooks and that makes me so happy.

With Execution, Ms.Franco has created such a great continuation that'll have you feeling it ALL and then some! These characters and the Off Balance world will be sure to stick with you long after you've stopped listening. I can't wait to dive back into this world again with the third audiobook, Release! I am so excited to listen to more of Sarah Puckett's narration in the near future as well!

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Wow I truly have no words! I had to take a few minutes to try and understand my feelings. This is the second book in the Off Balance series. Adrianna has been pushing herself to the max to make her dreams come true. The instant connection between Kova and Adri was instant and dangerous. If you enjoy the taboo of an older man that is the superior/teacher then I highly recommend this book. I do have to say there may be some that need to check the trigger warnings about cheating. This book made me feel emotions that I was not expecting. I was completely shocked and unprepared for the last chapter in this book! I can't not wait for the rest of the series to be released! Sarah Puckett is absolutely phenomenal capturing Adrianna and Koav so perfectly. The way she narrated Kova and his Russian accent had me times forgetting she was a woman! 🥵

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Off Balance Series!!!!

Execution (Off Balance, Book 2) continues to push the boundaries between teacher and student. Copious in angst, melodrama and passion swirling through the pages. Secrets revealed in tiers creating a stormy effect. Addictive, beguiling, intoxicating are just three words to describe this audio. The writing style is cutting edge and enslaving. Love, love, love this audio and cannot wait for the next one. The ending of this one may make you faint. With a bombshell dropper ending this one will break your heart.

Narator Sarah Puckett flawless performance brings more to the narrative. I absolutely love her rendition of Coach Kova. Her inflection is flawless, provocative in the right places. Absolutely love listening to her narate this series. Her tone and pace flows through smoothly. Character's are illustrated perfectly and fit what I would picture of them.

This is a longer length audio series and it could go on for hours, days, or years and I would continue to listen to this audio series forever as long as Sarah Puckett is narating it.

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Forbidden Gymnastics Romance

Execution by Lucia Franco is a forbidden gymnastics romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Sarah Puckett. This is the second book in the Off Balance Series.

All I can say is WOW! This series just keeps getting better and better. The relationship between Adrianna and Kova took me on an emotional rollercoaster. I can't wait for the next book in the series Release to be available on Audio so I can get more of their story.

Sarah did an amazing job on the narration. She really knows how to bring a story to life. I look forward to listening to more of her work in the future.

I would highly recommend this book if you like sports romances, forbidden romances, age gap romances, or contemporary romance.


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Lucia Franco never disappoints

Amazing!!! Just amazing! Narrator was perfect and amazing.. this is a must read.. cannot wait for book 3!

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  • mangankillarney
  • 03-20-22

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I enjoyed the narration of Sarah Puckett

The forbidden romance between the student and the coach who is 16 years older. Adrianna’s journey is tough. her family is full of secrets. As everything begins to unravel, she still leans on Haden. The cliff hanger at the end of this book leaves you wanting more,

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  • Cindy
  • 02-11-22

Loved it!

Wow! I love this book. There are so many secrets & lies as well as twists & turns in this story. It does end in a big cliffhanger. Unfortunately, the next book isn't out on audio yet but I'm hoping it will be soon.

Sarah Puckett does an incredible job narrating this story. Her voice and accent for Kova is just amazing!

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  • Shannon Mc
  • 02-06-22

The Angst and Chemistry is OFF THE CHARTS!!!!

This book was just as unputdownable (yes I know that isn't actually a word) as the first in the series.

Kova and Adrianna's relationship continues to be turbulent, angsty and full of a whole lot of back and forth that quite frankly could give anyone whiplash. There are times when Adrianna is quite literally the more mature of the two of them, which is deeply troubling at times. But then there are moments when Kova is caring, compassionate and invested and you can sense that he has a heart and is struggling. When he really teaches Adrianna about being a gymnast and encourages her about her future, I feel like you can get glimpses of his true character.

There are definitely a lot of moments in this book that caused me to shake my head and wonder what the two of them are thinking, as their behavior across the board is very reckless. Definitely steamy, but very very reckless.

In addition to Kova and Adrianna's relationship woes, Execution also sheds some light on some of the reasoning behind Adrianna's mother's hatred for her, as well as her best friend's recent avoidance and the mystery man she has been dating. One thing is definitely clear...there are still lots of questions left to be answered in book three!!!

I have read this series a a couple times now, and I absolutely love it. I will never pass over a chance to dive back into Kova and Adrianna's world. Their love is messy but raw and real. This audiobook is steamy and so fantastically done. Sarah Puckett is truly amazing at what she does, and the fact that she can narrate a Russian man flawlessly proves that. She is definitely a favorite of mine. This story evokes so many emotions across the board and definitely requires someone as wonderal as Sarah Puckett. I would highly recommend both this book and the narrator. #PinkFlamingoProductions #TheFlock #AudiobookObsessionReviewer

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  • Audio Crazed Mari 🎧
  • 02-05-22

The ANGST!

Book 2 has me reeling and in fear for the future. The author uses words in an amazing way to make these insane situations that stress me out. Oh my, I am eagerly waiting for the next book. The narration was incredible and made the characters come alive.

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  • Bookish Barbi
  • 01-27-22

Adrianna & Kova

Execution, book 2 in the Off Balance Series was something else!!!! This book I feel is only the beginning of the rollercoaster ride we will continue to be on while reading this series.

Adrianna is really going through it in Execution, secrets are everywhere. Betrayal…everywhere. Who can she trust anymore? Her BFF isn’t talking to her as much and is hiding something. A major family secret surfaces that no one wants to be on teh receiving end of. And Kova, well Kova commits the ultimate act of betrayal.

Will Adrianna find solace in Hayden? I am so afraid for Hayden at this point, he truly cares for her, but will she just use him to get over Kova or to be her person when she’s hurt.

Can’t wait to continue on this epic journey and see how it pans out.

Sarah Puckett did an amazing job narrating this story. She played Adrianna perfectly and was perfect with her accent so we knew when Kova was speaking.

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  • 01-26-22

Forbidden Gymnastics Romance

Execution by Lucia Franco is a forbidden gymnastics romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Sarah Puckett. This is the second book in the Off Balance Series.

All I can say is WOW! This series just keeps getting better and better. The relationship between Adrianna and Kova took me on an emotional rollercoaster. I can't wait for the next book in the series Release to be available on Audio so I can get more of their story.

Sarah did an amazing job on the narration. She really knows how to bring a story to life. I look forward to listening to more of her work in the future.

I would highly recommend this book if you like sports romances, forbidden romances, age gap romances, or contemporary romance.


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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-19-21

omg talk about hot and cold

I was convinced that Kova must have a identical twin brother Yurgi or split personality or somethung (love those tropes and is totally here for it btw) ffs he gave me whiplash in this book! Not a fan of his nope, nope, not one bit! grrrrr. Adrianna, you poor thing. I was so proud of her reaching her goals professionally, and then for everything, every little thing to go to shit in the end! F#ck everyone girl (except Haydon, LOVE that boy) you don't need no one. Cry and get back up, but stronger!