My contemporary romance In the Spotlight will be out soon!
I’d been wanting to write a book with a ballet dancing hero for quite awhile so when Ripley first appeared in Out of Chances I knew he was going to get his own story. All Ripley needed was the perfect guy…
Now a submariner isn’t the first thing most people think of when they hero military hero (SEALs and special forces get all the attention), but that was part of the attraction. This story is set in Australia and there are differences between the Aussie boats and the American boats.
It’s also written in Australian English
I hope you enjoy In the Spotlight and maybe I can write a few more submariner heroes, Pierce has lots of friends that need to find love 😉
A diva who lives for the spotlight, a sailor deeply in the closet, a love that will change them both
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