Title: Dangerously Happy
Author Varian Krylov
Publisher: Self-published (Smashwords)
Characters: Aidan and Dario
Sub-Genre S&M, coming out
Aidan has always played it safe. Instead of pursuing his dream of creating innovative music that makes his soul sing, he settled for a degree in software, a job in a cubicle, and a spot in a generic band with his buddies.
And he’s always been straight. But when he’s seduced by magnetic local literary luminary Dario, Aidan must decide whether to keep playing it safe, or succumb to a ravenous passion and a nourishing love unlike anything he’s experienced before. Will he find the courage to go after real happiness if it means admitting he’s in love with a man?
Their journey together isn’t easy. Sometimes it isn’t safe. Even if Aidan has the courage to admit he’s in love with Dario, can he endure the repercussions of the traumatic event in Dario’s past?
Absolutely stunning book! The characters were not only captivating but engaging. I found myself holding my breath, crying and laughing (sometimes at the same time) with them as they dealt with their past lives and trying to make a future together. Aidan has had a safe life, from getting the degree his father wanted to dating the girls his mom likes. With his 9 to 5 job and a circle of friends he is coasting through life. He plays with a band but doesn’t really engage with them much. When he is seduced by Dario a man that seems to make the universe revolve around him Aidan is not sure what to do. Does he play it safe and live his life as he always has or does he give in to the seduction and see where it can take him.
Its been a long time since a book has held me the way this one did. Although some of the subject matter was hard to digest I could not put this book down. I truly loved reading this story and will certainly be on the look-out for this author in the future
Reviewed By: Jerry