Book: The Man I Love
Series: The Fish Tales #1
Author: Suanne Laqueur
Erik "Fish" Fiskare loves the theatre, but he’s more intrigued by the wizardry behind the red curtain than the spectacle center stage. That is, until Daisy Bianco steps into the spotlight. The moment Erik lays eyes on this ballerina, his atoms rearrange and the young stagehand will never be the same.
For two years, the romance thrives within a tight-knit circle of artists and friends. Then, a newcomer arrives—James, a brilliant but erratic dancer with a misguided infatuation and a burning desire to belong. Rejection sets James on a course for destruction and when the smoke clears, Erik’s world is torn apart. He soon discovers that in the face of heartache, grief and betrayal, love is not always enough to make you stay. And sometimes, it’s the only thing that can bring you back. -Goodreads
Review: I started this book without reading the synopsis and based on the first few chapters, thought it was a romance about college kids who grow apart. Wow, was I wrong. This book is about many things, including friendship, love and betrayal. There are also some intense, dark story lines that I didn't see coming (at least when I started the book). I really loved the dance aspect of this book and cannot wait for read the sequel, which appears to be the story written from Daisy's point of view. I think my only challenge with this book is while I loved the story, I never felt fully connected with the characters.
Overall, really good read. So happy to have found this author.