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Getting It Back

(Red Hot Russians #3)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  38 reviews
In this second-chance romance, a former top men's figure skating champion is willing to risk everything for a comeback--except a new start with his long lost love.

An unexpected phone call from the man who broke her heart offers Amy Shepherd an opportunity to return to the work she loves, training elite figure skaters. Except it’s just one figure skater: Him. Can she final
Published April 4th 2016 by Carina Press
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wasn't for me
couldn't get into it
This is a delightful second chance romance filled with so many unexpected twists and turns it takes the reader on a riveting journey, from the USA to Russia with plenty of love along the way!

When the man she loved deserted her two years ago, Amy Shepherd was heartbroken but when he rings to ask her to help him this kind hearted young lady still rushes to his aid. She’s a sports therapist who originally dreamed of training elite figure skaters but when Mikhail (Misha) Zaikov left her after sendin
3.75 Stars

Second chance romances can be touch and go, mostly due to the different ways that the original romance can go south. I thought Getting It Back was a decent example of this theme and I had a good time reading it. I loved the heroine and how capable she was at her job. I also admired her willingness to pursue her dream even with the pressure she was receiving from her family and friends. Misha was a decent enough hero. I didn't care for his past treatment of Amy, but, at least, he knew h
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, sports
Who would have thought that I would read a book about figure skating? I am not really into sports, in fact, I should say that I don’t have any interest sports at all. I decided to read something new, getting out of my comfort zone. It was a bet that paid off.

Yes, there was a lot of figure skating in this book. However, at the same time, it was all about a man quest to find out who he really is and how he can bring value into the world. Misha, is not yet 30 and he is having the illusion that his
A figure skater going for a come-back and getting a second chance at the one he let get away. How could I say no? Love the sport of figure skating and was keen to try a new author and series. The story ended up not being what I expected-well in essentials it was, but in the details I had to make some adjustments to appreciate what I got.

This was book three in the Red Hot Russians series. I hadn't read the others, but I had no problem starting with this one as there was only a loose connection. I
Feb 02, 2016 rated it liked it
A hot Russian in spandex and sparkles? Color me skeptical about just how masculine (and straight) the MC would be, but somehow Ms. Harmon makes him believable.

Amy Shepherd was heartbroken when her boyfriend, Russian Olympic champion figure skater Mikhail Zaikov, broke up with her via text message on her graduation day. A few years later, she's surprised to hear from him, in massive pain and asking for her help. Despite her misgivings, Amy rushes to Misha's side, utilizing the athletic training s
Book Gannet
3.5 stars!

If you’re a fan of figure skating, then this book does a great job of bringing the painful, hard work behind the effortless beauty to life. If you’re here for sexy Russians and don’t have much interest in the sport… this may not be the book you’re looking for. It’s a good second chance romance, but the emphasis is heavily on the sport and even though I really like figure skating, I found it did drag a bit at times.

I really liked where this started out, with Amy being amazing and forgiv
Blue Falcon
This review is of “Getting it Back”, book #3 in the “Red Hot Russians” series by Elizabeth Harmon.

The story begins with Amy Shepherd, the heroine of the book and an athletic trainer, receiving a text from Mikhail “Misha” Zaikov, the hero of the book, a former Russian singles skater and, more importantly for this book, Amy’s ex-boyfriend. Misha has been sort-of drifting since his competitive skating career ended due to a back injury, and now he is plotting a comeback.

Amy leaves her home, job, fa
Mar 08, 2016 rated it liked it
I enjoyed Elizabeth Harmon's first book in the Red Hot Russians series, Pairing Off. So reading the third book was a natural succession. Unfortunately, Getting It Back, did not wow me to the same extent of the author's earlier work. I found the pace to be on the slow-side and the plot to be predictable. I liked the two main characters however, trainer Amy Shepherd and bronze medal figure skater Misha Zaikov.

This story is about Amy and Misha's professional and personal relationship. They worked
Renee Entress
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports, arc, series, read-2016
4 star

The story has laughs, betrayal, twist & turns, secrets, drama, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Pairing Off (Red Hot Russians, #1)
Turning It On (Red Hot Russians #2)

This is Amy’s story. When Amy gets a call from Mikhail to train him she is not sure she wants to. He left her broken and she is not yet ready to forgive and forget. Mikhail will do anything to get a second chance at skating. He needs Amy but he is not going to risk a r
Received a free advanced reader's copy from NetGalley.

This is a lovely story of forgiveness, love, and finding where you belong. I especially love that Harmon's books take place in Russia, which is rather an unusual setting for contemporary novels.
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
I love all things Russia and that probably started with watching ice skating as a this series really speaks to me. I think Harmon creates complex and fascinating characters. Love her settings and the storylines. I did miss the second in this series, somehow, so I'm off to go get it. ...more
Heidi Hart
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
I liked the first book in this series, "Pairing Off," but I found "Getting it Back" to be a total snoozefest. I had to force myself to finish. The plot is very slow and detailed, and I never warmed up to the characters, who don't communicate very well. The ending was a total cliche. Ugh! ...more
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
It 's a great second chance novel, exciting, compelling with two great protagonists. I love skating and I love Russia, this book was really a wonderful opportunity to virtually visit this land that fascinates me so much.
Misha had a bright future ahead of him, a great career as a figure skater but a bad injury had destroyed everything. His biggest mistake at that time was to leave Amy, his great love. An enormous mistake that cost him dearly. For Amy was difficult to start again, and she has neve
Tatiana Lammers
I received this book from the author for an honest review.

Getting It Back is the third book in the series, but it can easily be read as a stand-alone, though I was happy to "see" the characters from the first two books and learn how their lives changed. The novel takes place both in the United States and Russia and has some Russian characters in it, but don't let this keep you from reading the book - there are good and bad people in any country of the world, and the nationality does not make one
Jan 07, 2020 rated it liked it
I read this in one sitting, and like its predecessor it was cute and fun, if not quite as believable of a set up. The ending felt particularly trite and out of character for several of the leads, but I would still recommend it for anyone looking to replace figure skating drama in their lives in between the Grand Prix and Nationals/Worlds...
Feb 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The leads in this book were rather whiney, although likeable enough that I wanted to see how their story ended. The story was sufficiently entertaining to finish it, but I preferred the first in this series.
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, romance
Quite enjoyable and obviously written by someone who knows the sport.
Apr 20, 2016 rated it liked it
* * * 1/2

I love to watch figure skating. And when I was a kid/teen I was obsessed to the point that I checked out every possible non-fiction book at the library so I would understand EXACTLY what was happening on the ice. As an adult, I still enjoy it but since we don’t regular TV (Netflix/Hulu family here) I rarely see a competition. But the love is still there. So when I saw that there was a romance featuring figure skaters I was all in!

When Amy Shepherd receives a call for help from her old b
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: skating
Misha is my favorite main character of the whole series. I just want to keep him safe. I loved this one.
Char Sowers
A Contemporary Second Chance at Love in the intensely competitive world of figure skating. "Getting It Back " is one of the novels in Elizabeth Harmon's Hot Russians series. The story is concentrated on romance and the story rather than the sex and it works out well because the story is truly compelling and draws you not only into the figure skating world but the Russian culture as well. Amy, the heroine, has picked herself up and dusted herself off from a break-up that devastated her and caused ...more
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I admit it, I'm a total sucker for figure skating stories. (Am I the only one who hears "figure skating" and then has the words "finger painting?" immediately echo in her head? Every time?

No? It's just me, then? ;)

I might love that movie just a teensy bit too much--if that's even possible)

Anyway, I was really looking forward to reading Getting It Back by Elizabeth Harmon. A series about figure skaters? Bring it on! Especially one that's called "Red Hot Russians"--I am so there :)

I am happy to

Wow! This book is not what I expected it to be! Although it does have a second chance romance vibe...the story was more about character development and finding one's true self. It is quite refreshing, taking a break from hot and heavy romances.


PLOT LINE - It may or may not have been fate when Misha Zaikov needed Amy Shepherd's help in getting his life together. It all started with a pain in his back. An injury that never fully healed, caused by an figure skating accident, freez
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
Wooziers!! I feel as though I have been through an emotional ringer with this couple. The journey Misha and Amy took together made my heart ache and it left me feeling desperate for a happily ever after.

Getting it Back is a second chance sports romance. When Misha and Amy first met, she thought they were in love and involved in a partnership headed toward a bright future - together. And then Misha had to ruin it all. He broke her heart and it changed the course of her life.

However, it o
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
I love figure skating. Seriously, I think its the best Olympic sport ever. So, needly to say, I jumped on reading this book!! Getting it Back combines skating and second chances for a great romance!

Misha is a very well written character! He has some demons to battle-his injury and his strained relationship with his father. Amy is still a bit burned from Misha's brush off years earlier but when he asked for her help, she gave it. I loved Amy as well-she is such a 'fixer'. I also really enjoyed th
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
3.5 stars


Getting It Back is the third book in the Red Hot Russians series, and you know how I hate not reading the previous books in a series, but unfortunately due to time restraints I was unable to read the previous books, but guess what, that was okay I didn’t feel like I missed anything and was able to enjoy Getting It Back anyways. I love a good second chance romance, for me there is nothing better than being able to reunite with the one person you walk
Keanna (JustKey)
Rating: 3.8

The Why: Second chance love going back on the ice. Well-written that flowed and let us see to experience in Russia. Every time I came back to it, I couldn't get back into, because it started a bit slow.

When hee old ex-boyfriend, Misha calls her in the middle of the night about his injury, she's shocked, but it brings her back to the world she loves- ice skating. Misha wants her to her come with him to Russia. She knows that Misha os determined to get back on the ice. No
Ann Lorz
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Elizabeth Harmon. When I saw that it was about ice skating I really wanted to try it. I don't remember every reading a book about ice-skaters. I kept thinking about it but came up with nothing. So how could I pass it up?

I enjoyed the idea of this book. Second chances aren't always done well but this one was. You'll really like the characters and feel for them.

I think my biggest issue is that the authors writing style isn't for me. I couldn't really put my fing
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Text message dump??? Then a second chance at a figure skating title and love. A sweet contemporary sports romance with more at stake than the next championship. Will this result in love or gold?

Misha (Mikhail Zaikov) once possessed the riches of a man on the road to success and happiness in love. Events set in motion takes most of it away from him. He throws away the other. Life hits him hard in the time that he has spent wanting to forget. A chance call in the middle of the night brings back so
Ruthie Taylor
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

Having read the previous two in the series, I was delighted to get this to review. I think that Ms Harmon has done it again. Created a love story which melds the tense world of competitive figure skating with the mystery and intensity of the Russians.

I loved how we got to know these two characters - their actions speak even louder than their words - and actually they communicate pretty well! Their stoicism is remarkable
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A life long fan of cats, tacos and happy endings, Elizabeth Harmon makes her home in the Midwest. A graduate of the University of Illinois, she has worked as a library associate, a community college instructor, and as a journalist. When she’s not writing, teaching or talking books with library patrons, she loves to spend time with family and friends– especially when a good Chianti is involved. Her ...more

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