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Russell tells himself he’ll marry Susie because it’s the right thing to do. His summer job coaching her water ballet team will give him plenty of opportunity to give her a ring. But on the team’s trip to the annual Aqua Follies, the joyful glide of a trumpet player’s solo hits Russell like a torpedo, blowing apart his carefully constructed plans.
From the orchestra pit, Skip watches Poseidon’s younger brother stalk along the pool deck. It never hurts to smile at a man, because good things might happen, but the timing has to be right. Once the last note has been played, Skip gives it a shot.
The tenuous connection forged by a simple smile leads to events that dismantle both their lives. Has the damage been done, or can they pick up the pieces together?
|Number of Pages||:||220 pages|
May 31, 2017
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This book makes me feel old. I'm a child of the 1950s and I don't want to think I fit into some historical period, but it's been sixty two years since the 1955 Sea Follies in Seattle, the backdrop of this particular story. I think I'll stick with the term retro, th...
June 06, 2017
this was a sweet and realistic romance with interesting characters, but it didn't quite click for me. i suspect this is to do with the setting, as i've never really been particularly interested in 1950s america (i mean, i've never even seen grease! i know, i know). i think a lot of people will lo...
June 24, 2017
When I think about historicals I usually think anything before the 1920's. It's hard to believe that the 1950's are considered historicals, but alas it is.
This is a story about Russell and Skip. Russell has graduated law school and is helping out his aunt by assisting coach her Aqua Dancing group...
June 13, 2017
It is probably more than 3 stars rating, but for me it didn't quite reach the level of 3,5 stars to round up to 4 stars.
Even if I don't rate it very high, I think that Aqua Follies will meet the expectations of the majority MM romance readers. It is a typical romance novel, with a MUST B...
June 15, 2017
I have to admit I had no idea what I was getting into with Liv Rancourt’s Aqua Follies. Esther Williams and her “aquamusical” films? Sure, I know about those. And who hasn’t caught a little synchronized swimming during the Summer Olympics? But I was clueless that Seattle, Washington’s Green Lake...
May 17, 2017
Aqua Follies, Liv Rancourt
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
Genre: Romance, LGBTQIA
I loved this story, a great read, bringing in a very real feel of life in the fifties.
I was born at the very tale end of the fifties, but from my parents conversations about what they'd done this tale felt p...
June 07, 2017
The summer after graduating from Law School, Russell travels across the country with his aunt and her Aqua performers as an assistant coach. On a stop in Seattle, he meets Skip, a horn player that he's attracted to. But Russell has his plan already set. Deeply closeted, he has a girlfriend, Susie...
May 19, 2017
Thank you to NetGalley and the author for the ARC.
I enjoyed this book thoroughly.
It is set in Seattle in 1955 and Liv Rancourt has captured the feel of the 50's perfectly.It just exudes the atmosphere of that period without being heavily historical.
The main characters Skip (Lawrence) and Russell...
October 09, 2017
There is a wonderful feeling of time and place in this story - 1950's and the era of live bands and swimming spectaculars, and homophobia. Russell is working a summer job as an assistant coach for his aunt's water-ballet show, for the travel and because his girlfriend Susie is in the show. Susie...
December 10, 2017
I heard good things about this book so I thought I would give it a shot. I'm glad I did. The author gives us an authentic but loving homage to the 50's while still being true to some the difficulties queer people faced in that era. The characters felt honest and real for the time, and even...