Blog Tour + Giveaway - Wheeler by Sara Butler Zalesky

by - Thursday, November 16, 2017

Book Details

Sara Butler Zalesky
Publication date: July 4th 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance, Sports, Suspense

About the Book

Known as the Ice Queen of the peloton, pro cyclist Loren Mackenzie rarely shows emotion in the heat of competition; she leads her team with quiet strength and determination. But her successes have not come without suffering, and her tragic past is hidden inside tarnished armor.

While out on a training ride with her cycling team near Enfield, England, a chance meeting quickly develops into an unexpected whirlwind romance. But a relationship with an A-list celebrity brings with it the microscope of tabloid-media attention, which expose jealousy and rivalry that threaten to undermine Loren’s leadership of her team.

The new romance also reveals a dangerous obsession, culminating in a terrifying confrontation with someone from Loren’s past. Her injuries not only put her chances at the World Championship in jeopardy but also bring forth memories of a life she had long buried – for good reason.

Can Loren open her heart to the love she has held at a distance, or will her fear ultimately defeat her?

The follow up novel in the Wheeler series is coming soon.

My Review 

Ratings: 4 Wheeler Stars! 

Wheeler, just like its unique title and cover, was a breath of fresh air in the world of sports romance. 

Never had I felt so invested in learning the technicalities of a sport or feel so intrigued by the game, it amazes me how much of the author's passion and knowledge of cycling was translated into this book. Most of the sports romance I binge on have a common theme to it, we are often sidetracked by the romance that it the sports aspect was not given much weight, but somehow this book has a perfect balance and it was such a page-turner!

Loren, the female, was such a strong and independent female character that you learned to respect and love throughout the book. I could list all the things that I loved about her, but that would be a whole story of its own, haha! Her persona is infectious and I found myself drawn to her inexplicably, just like how Graham gravitated towards her since their first meeting..or "accident", it's no wonder that he desperately tried to hunt her down! 

If you are looking for sports romance with the great characters, plot, romance and a whole lot of sports, you found a hidden gem!

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book provided by Xpresso Book Tours and the author. Thank you so much for the reviewing opportunity! 

About the Author

Sara was born in the wee hours of a November night in New York City. When her family moved to a small borough in northwestern New Jersey, she had little choice but to move as well. Self-sufficiency is a tough thing for a toddler.

The dichotomy of being the middle child of three, but the only girl, was difficult, as typically no one really pays attention to a middle child. Mostly, Sara spent her time creating fanciful stories in her head when she should have been focused on other things, an issue that continues to this day.

Most of these stories have never been shared, let alone completed. This all changed in the spring of 2015, when Sara was encouraged by a friend to expand upon a short story she had accidentally emailed to him. The result is 'Wheeler’, a romantic, women's fiction/sport novel, which combines the author's romantic inclinations and her passion for cycling.

Sara currently resides in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, with her loving husband and their son. She is a paralegal for a boutique law firm in Chester County, Pa, an avid road cyclist and indoor cycling instructor at a national chain.

Follow the author’s blog at or on Twitter @sarazalesky. She does a little dance every time someone ‘follows’ her on Twitter. Really.

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  1. I love sports romance novels - which is weird bc I don't play or watch sports at all in real life. There's just something about the atmosphere that I really enjoy in a novel. Glad you liked it! :)


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