A Dance Too Far
by H.L. Day
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the third book by H.L. Day that I've read and it's the third one I've loved!
Max Farley is a, well, man-whore. An event in his past means he only has one night stands and doesn't trust his heart to anyone. A last minute plea for help by a friend has Max, a sound technician, filling in at the newest ballet production at the Royal Opera House in London, England. Not his usual cuppa, but it paid the bills and he got to watch all the male dancers in their obscenely tight dance outfits - win win as far as he was concerned. And then the principle dancer walked on stage. The haughty, ice prince, Valentin Bychkov, rising start of contemporary Russian ballet. Max is pole-axed.
Valentin seems to have it all, amazing talent, a beautiful body and face, wealth and an ascending star in the ballet scene. But appearances are deceiving. Valentin had sold himself to a dangerous devil in order to achieve his ability to dance, and that Russian devil keeps close tabs on him, plus a pair of Bratva thugs posing as bodyguards. But there is something about the sound tech that not even a quick but thoroughly satisfying encounter could content Valentin. Because Max saw past his mask and his make-up, saw past the ice prince to the man beneath.
Their mutual attraction begins to morph into something more, but with their growing feelings comes growing danger. Because Valentin's 'benefactor' shows up, and the devil wants his due. Will their relationship survive... will _Max_ survive daring to poach what belonged to a Bratva boss?
Read the book and find out. It's worth it!
For those that need to know these things, there is a HEA, but there are some things left dangling. I won't tell you what but if you read the author's afterword she acknowledges them and why she did it and hints at possible future closure.
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