Caroline was a relevé away from becoming prima ballerina when, partly due to her own actions, she was injured enough to end her ballet career. With a strong determination, along with some help and hindrance from her antisocial tendencies, Caroline returns to her beloved Folly Beach, finds a grittier dancing job, and makes up her mind to land on top.
Due to a disfiguring facial scar, Dio hides away on his South Carolina farm during the day, where keeping watch over his aging and mentally failing mother strains his time and energy. Venturing into Charleston only for his night job in a strip club allows him to keep needed contact with others while maintaining distance.
When the two collide amid the glow of the lights from the pier, their personal scars push them away, and pull them in, like the ebb and flow of the Atlantic.
(Second edition ©2018)
About the Author
Ella M. Kaye uses her art and psychology background to create contemporary love stories with mental health issues set around the creative arts. Each of her novels and novellas fall under one of three series: Dancers & Lighthouses, Artists & Cottages, and Songwriters & Cities. Kaye has been writing romantically inclined literary fiction that branches into straight mainstream in both novel and short story form under the name LK Hunsaker for more than two decades. After many moves as a military spouse, she is settled in western Pennsylvania where she enjoys the abundant foliage and recreational lakes along with the hilly vistas. Find her at EllaMKaye.com
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Professional ballerina turned striper; Caroline only wanted to be on top, on top of her career and on top of her life. When an old injury rears its ugly head, she is forced to come to terms with her new life. And a new life entails a new swordsman. But not any swordsman, Dio has his own history, his own old injury. Two lives from opposite ends collide and sparks fly. Despite trying hard to ignore their feelings, Caroline craves Dio’s attention, and he is breaking all his rules for her. An exciting journey that will capture the heart of its readers.