Friday, 31 January 2014

Behind the Curtain by Amy Lane

Behind the CurtainBehind the Curtain by Amy Lane
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Dawson Barnes recognizes his world is very small and very charmed. Running his community college theater like a petty god, he and his best friend, Benji know they'll succeed as stage techs after graduation. His father adores him, Benji would die for him, and Dawson never doubted the safety net of his family, even when life hit him below the belt.

But nothing prepared him for falling on Jared Emory's head.

Aloof dance superstar Jared is a sweet, vulnerable man and Dawson's life suits him like a fitted ballet slipper. They forge a long-distance romance from their love of the theater and the magic of Denny's. At first it's perfect: Dawson gets periodic visits and nookie from a gorgeous man who “gets” him—and Jared gets respite from the ultra-competitive world of dancing that almost consumed him.
That is until Jared shows up sick and desperate and Dawson finally sees the distance between them concealed painful things Jared kept inside. If he doesn’t grow up—and fast—his "superstar" might not survive his own weaknesses. That would be a shame, because the real, fragile Jared that Dawson sees behind the curtain is the person he can see spending his life with.

“When I sleep with someone, I need it to mean something. I need to know someone would look me in the eye and be there the next day, and the next week, and the next month. I’m not stupid—I know it doesn’t always mean forever, but you have to at least think it could be forever. There’s a possibility of forever before you even touch, or you’re just touching to hurt yourself. I can’t be just a quick fuck in the bathroom.” 
~ Review~

Amy Lane books never disappoint. Her characters are so well written, so full, they feel like real people.. Hell they are real people. Dawson was hilarious and adorable. Jared made your heartbreak for him. Together they are perfect. This was another fabulous story that had me so engrossed, I couldn't put it down until I reached the end.


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