Hiding away in a tiny town among the coastal redwoods, Chico Silva is trying to recover from an emotionally abusive relationship. Chico is talented, sweet, and devoted to his family, but his ex spent years convincing him that meant nothing, then dumped him for someone else. Now Chico’s days and nights are a blur of depression and ice cream until his cousin drags him out of the house to volunteer for an event at a local dance school.
The dance school, run by the renowned Winters family, is the last place Chico should be able to help anyone since he doesn’t know anything about dance. Throwing him even more off-balance is the fact that Rafael Winters is kind and charming—exactly the kind of man to make Chico feel again. But Chico is scared of falling and losing the confidence he is only starting to regain. He’ll leave his crush as just that—a crush—and try not to get pulled further into the world of small-town ballet and the arms of handsome dance instructors.
But Raf is a patient teacher, especially with a skittish partner. As the recital approaches and Chico starts to rediscover his passions, he finds himself drawn closer to Raf, the school, and the town. Chico’s temporary refuge might become a home if he can find the courage to try for it. All he has to do is take the first step.
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I'm a somewhat absentminded, often distracted, writer of queer romance. I'm probably most known for the Being(s) in Love series and the occasional story about witches or firefighters in love. Also known as, "Ah, yes, the one with the dragons." You can find me on Twitter and Facebook, or subscribe to my newsletter.
This is another sweet romance from Cooper that artfully deals with abuse, mid life crisis, and unexpected love. The best and worst of Copper' s books is how they leave you craving more. I held off reading this for years because the sample was confusing and didn't draw me in. But trust me that is is equal to all other works and worthy of being given a fair shot.
Once again, R. Cooper delivers a sweet story, with little conflict, that leaves the readers smiling and filled with fluffy feelings at the end. Chico needs to be wrapped up in a cozy blanket and reminded he's special and that's just what Rafael does. Some resolution with Chico's ex would have been nice, but R. Cooper's stories tend toward the realistic and in real life, resolution is never a guarantee. The ending felt a little abrupt, without showing the reader the final performance of the ballet, but overall, it's a very sweet story. **Originally posted on Goodreads