The Off Balance series is a forbidden sports romance that chronicles the life of an elite gymnast, her quest for the Olympics, and the illicit affair she has with her coach.

Warning: This story is purely fictional and does not reflect real-life events. Each novel in this five-part series must be read in order and follows a heavy May-December romance between a gymnast and a coach. There is a 15 year age gap. If you consider this subject and any related content disturbing, then the Off Balance series is not for you. This story will push you, question you, and take you outside your comfort zone. The Off Balance series is intended only for readers 18 and older.



Adrianna Rossi is no stranger to the rigorous demands required of her body. Years of pain and determination make her one of the best. Olympic glory is the ultimate goal, and she’ll do anything to achieve it. Even if that means leaving home to attend World Cup Academy of Gymnastics, a training center that serves one purpose—producing champions.

Perfection, precision, and dedication are required of his athletes. When two time Olympian Konstantin Kournakova is persuaded into training the young hopeful, he immediately regrets it. She doesn’t come close to his high standards. As the relentless pursuit of her dream keeps her striving, a passion is ignited within him.

Kova’s power and domination, coupled with Adrianna’s fierce tenacity, reveal there is more for her body to learn. Every interaction can be misconstrued, but there’s no mistaking the darkening of his gaze, the lingering of his touch, or the illicit image of his bare skin pressed against hers. Integrity is on the line. One toe off the beam and their forbidden desires could ruin everything they’ve worked for, throwing it all off balance.



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.



After Kova’s devastating betrayal, Adrianna must become her own champion and place her Olympic dream ahead of all else. In doing so, she ignores the warning signs as both the extreme training and unending heartbreak begin to take their toll.

There is no atoning for what Kova did. The vow he made cannot be undone. With boundaries set and lines clearly defined, Kova will now have to be the one to relinquish control in order to regain Adrianna’s trust.

Though the dynamics shift between coach and gymnast, nothing can prepare them for the agonizing truth that is to come. Fighting for a dream becomes only half the battle when Adrianna’s fate is sealed, leaving them both with their biggest challenge yet.



Rocked to her core, Adrianna is faced with an incurable illness. She’s aware of what she’s up against and is willing to risk what’s left of her for what she loves. With one last chance, and despite her doctor’s orders, Adrianna struggles harder than ever to achieve her dream.

Tired and torn, Kova embraces his flaws as he watches Adrianna reach her breaking point. Unable to stand by as she continues to endanger herself, he surrenders to what he wants most, even if it means losing himself in the process.

As Adrianna fights for her life, Kova battles for them both. No one is left unscathed as they succumb to their darkest hunger. Passions reignite and their actions grow bolder, creating an endless link between them. Once is a mistake. Twice is reckless. Three times is a choice. But this time they may have gone too far.



Adrianna and Kova let caution fly for love despite the odds. Each lesson learned formed a new scar for them to bear. And now that her father knows their secret, the damage left behind is irreparable. They both must pay for their actions.

Torn apart, Adrianna is forced to face the last challenge of her gymnastics career alone. While Kova, the beautifully anguished man who has been at Adrianna’s mercy giving her everything she’s demanded, has no choice but to walk away.

Adrianna and Kova survived deception and betrayal. Now they face their greatest enemy. Time. With just one hurdle left, the clock is winding down to the final moment. Adrianna must soon realize life is more than an Olympic dream. But in order to live and salvage them both, she will first have to save herself.



For fans of the Off Balance series comes a companion novel filled with never before seen snippets, deleted scenes and bonus content from the forbidden romance story that stole your heart!

Out of Bounds features notebook entries between Kova and Adrianna, deleted scenes from all five Off Balance novels, the original Valentine’s letter not intended for the series, frequently asked questions, the series playlist, a bonus interview between Lucia and Kova, why there are two editions of the series, plus a sneak peek at the much anticipated What’s Left of Us, Avery and Xavier’s love story.

Out of Bounds is not a full-length novel.

You May Be Wondering….

commonly asked questions

Yes. The entire series is available exclusively on Audible.

I was horribly cyberbullied for the content of the story that I was forced to rewrite it. You can read more about it on my blog or in Out of Bounds.

Yes. They are getting a duet. The first book is called What’s Left of Us. Adrianna and Kova will make many appearances in this book.

No. The Off Balance series is complete. It ended when Adrianna accomplished her dream of going to the Olympics to compete on the women’s gymnastics team. It’d been her goal since book 1 and the plot of the entire series. Once she did that, the story was over.

If I were to write more about Adrianna and Kova, it would be in a new series and not revolving around gymnastics.

No. I was perfectly healthy when I wrote this series. No one of my family has lupus, or an autoimmune disease. I was diagnosed with lupus two years after the series ended. It’s been suggested that the cyberbullying triggered an extreme emotional response in my body what caused an autoimmune flare, bringing lupus to the surface.