A troubled boy running from his past.The seductive allure of the cirque.One summer that will change them both forever …
Eighteen-year-old ballerina Ariel is determined to experience life outside the dance studio. She auditions for the cirque on a whim, and though ballet training didn’t prepare her for dodging knives, she refuses to flinch and wins the spot of target girl alongside Gabriel, the mysterious knife-thrower. There’s something unmistakably dangerous yet tempting about Gabriel’s crystal blue eyes and tattoos. She’s determined to solve the mystery of his past after learning he’s on the run from the law. Especially since the distraction is just what she needs to avoid admitting to her parents she was dismissed from her ballet contract.
The more she learns about Gabriel, the scars on his body, the foster homes he grew up in, and his fascination with knives, she knows she should run the other way, but that boy’s like crack, oh so bad for you, yet addicting as hell. When he’s arrested and forced to deal with his past, she has to choose between putting her own life back together and dealing with her parents, or taking a chance on Gabriel, as no one else has.
The Cirque is a contemporary new adult romance.
He stood, bare chested, towering over me. He was such contradiction – I was drawn to the danger he represented, yet I always felt safe with him. Without thinking, I reached toward him and ran my finger along a tattoo that trailed down his rib cage. The word prevail in cursive style lettering ran vertically down his side. He stood perfectly still and let me explore. His body was a maze of scars and tattoos that I longed to touch, to understand.
I tilted my head up and looked at his lips, aching to feel them on mine. He brought his hand to my waist, neither pulling me closer, nor pushing me away, just holding me in place. I felt a warmth spread through my body, radiating out from deep inside me. I leaned in closer and could smell traces of his cologne. He put his hand on my shoulder, stopping me from coming any closer.
Ryann Kerekes writes young adult novels with a strong dose of romance. She lives in Minnesota with a super cute husband and two puppies, one of which may be part monkey. When not writing, she enjoys reading, hiking, laughing and day dreaming about kissing scenes.
Also writing adult romance as Kendall Ryan.