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When life tears apart your dream, build a new one.
After a knee injury ended his career, Broadway dancer Pate Hawkins limped his way back from New York to Atlanta to implement Plan B: open a dance academy to train the next generation of song-and-dance dreamers. When model-gorgeous contractor Ace Samson answers his request for an estimate on renovating his studio space, Pate hits pay dirt in more ways than one. As construction gets underway, the red-hot attraction between the two men flares, and soon they develop a fledgling relationship. Then the siren song of the stage calls Pate back, and he has to choose between the dream he left behind and the new life he’s building—with his studio, and with Ace.
This was a really light and sweet read from a new to me author.
Novella’s are tough read for me though tough isn’t a bad thing. I know it’s a good story when I want more from it and I definitely wanted from from Pate and Ace, so the tough thing was only the number of pages.
Told from the POV of one injured dancer named Pate, we meet him as he is touring the new space that will be a dance academy where he can not only teach but continue to dance in a way after his injury. When Pate meets the first contractor who will be submitting a bid for the studio, he feels an instant attraction to the sexy Ace Samson with his muscles and man bun and wants to put in a bid of his own.
I felt the way the men feel the instant attraction and Ace being kinda someone from Pate’s past was sweet. You know they both wanted to see how well the acoustics in the studio would sound with them getting it on but they took as much time as needed to get along and not go full force into a relationship that could get messy with work involved.
Ace was adorable, super sexy and oh so romantic. Plus, you gotta dig a guy who takes his shoes off at the door.
Pate had a couple tough decisions to make about his future and while he should have been more honest about his trip back to New York, it did give him a chance to grovel and really show Ace what he wanted.
At the end of this, it was short and maybe too short to really get a feel for the men but what I got I liked and I intend to look for other books by the author.