Posted by brriske
Ripley Malone is returning to Perth in triumph. A principal ballet dancer in a production that has critics raving, he is an unqualified success, and all the small-minded people that made his life hell can kiss his lycra-covered ass. But behind the makeup and the glitter and the costumes, Ripley is beginning to tire, tire of the competition, the drive, the endless parade of meaningless lovers.
For Pierce Lovell, joining the Navy was a way out of rural Victoria, but becoming a submariner comes with its own set of challenges. The close living quarters and long months away are awkward enough without adding any extra tension around his sexuality. The fear is probably in his head, but he isn’t taking any chances with his career. He gets by on anonymous one-night-stands every time they come to shore and keeps his heart well-shielded. But one night with Ripley opens the tantalising possibility of more.
Through a mistake Ripley is injured. He can’t dance. His wings are clipped and he crashes down and hits the earth hard. Pierce knows their affair can’t possibly end in anything but heartache, but he can’t stay away. As Ripley heals and reassesses his life, he is determined not to make the same mistakes again. That means letting someone see the vulnerable side of him. But vulnerability for Pierce could cost him everything
Ripley Malone is a ballet dancer who returns to his hometown in triumph.
Pierce Lovell joins the navy to get out of his rural hometown.
Ripley is tired of the parade of meaningless lovers.
Pierce gets by on anonymous one night stands.
A one night stand leaves Pierce wanting more.
When Ripley gets hurt and can’t dance he decides to take a chance and let Pierce into his life and heart.
Is this the start of a life full of love or the end of it all?
Independent reviewer for Romance Authors That Rock. 5 sweet hearts.