Russell tells himself he’ll marry Susie because it’s the right thing to do. His summer job coaching her water ballet team will give him plenty of opportunity to give her a ring. But on the team’s trip to the annual Aqua Follies, the joyful glide of a trumpet player’s solo hits Russell like a torpedo, blowing apart his carefully constructed plans.
From the orchestra pit, Skip watches Poseidon’s younger brother stalk along the pool deck. It never hurts to smile at a man, because good things might happen. Once the last note has been played, Skip gives it a shot.
The tenuous connection forged by a simple smile leads to events that dismantle both their lives. Has the damage been done, or can they pick up the pieces together?
Aqua Follies by Liv Rancourt was a historical piece set in the 1950's. I truly loved this story. The characters were someone you could really identify with and the setting was something else. You really felt as though you had traversed back in time with all the details given in the story.
Russell was the typical boy next door who had his life all planned out. Skip was a musician just trying to make ends meet and take care of his mom. It was a time when loving another of the same sex could get you locked up or worse.
It was a true love story from the first smile to the last. Reading this book gave me a good feeling and a sense of hope. Hope meaning that you can really find the one out there for you even when the odds are against you.
I don't want to give any of the story away but this a book worth your time to read. Setting it around the aqua follies was brilliant.
Sexy & Sizzling
A four and a half handcuff review
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