- File Size: 1054 KB
- Print Length: 229 pages
- Publisher: River Grove Books (January 14, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 14, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HWGACC6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #832,386 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author
"Water Music" is her first published novel.
When she's not writing and editing, Georgette likes to sing coloratura arias, decorate her home, do yoga and lift weights, indulge her passion for beautiful things, including men, collect Hello Kitty, argue with her uncle about sports and revel in her spinsterhood.
Top Customer Reviews
Four points of view. Four young virile men. Four tragic stories of love and loss and abuse and hope.
Dylan and Daniel are Olympic-caliber swimmers. They meet at training camp in their late teens and end up being roommates. Dylan has suffered great losses: his mother suffered early onset dementia, and his father became abusive in his frustration. Dylan took the brunt of the abuse before his mom committed suicide and Dylan and his younger brothers were cared for by their aunt. Dylan's father is wealthy, but he won't take any support, and uses his swimming endorsements to supplement his brothers care, and eventual college tuition. Daniel's parents divorced years ago, splitting Daniel from his twin sister, Aniri, who was later killed in a horseback riding accident. Daniel feels like the less worthy child. When he and Dylan connect, they experience the first real affection they've had since childhood. Daniel insists to stay closeted, and compels Dylan to, as well. In their relationship, Daniel would be the Top, but he's physically and emotionally abusive to Dylan--something that starts small and grows, particularly as Dylan become the better swimmer of the two.
Alex and Ali are professional tennis players. Alex is closeted, and Ali has had a horrific life which he keeps closeted. Ali learned tennis in Iraq under the American "occupation" when he is befriended by a soldier. For years he plays there, entertaining the troops, until his pal is killed and Ali is "adopted" by a pedophilic defense contractor. Through this man's connections, Ali's family is able to obtain asylum with relatives in France--meanwhile Ali suffers molestation for years in the US.Read more ›
This is an absolutely amazing story of discovery and self-realization. It takes you on an emotional journey, and breaks your heart at times. The characters are incredibly strong and determined.
This is a heart-rending read. I cried and I laughed - but you come through to the other side with a sense of satisfaction and closure. As the characters develop throughout the book, and in addition to the angst and heartbreak, there are many moments of happiness and steamy romance. This is definitely one to read.
This story and the emotions it evokes, prove that love is love - regardless of gender combination. It is just as touching, complicated, sweet, sexy and scary as a romance about a woman and a man. Love is love. Gender does not change the emotions, feelings, OR the heartache.
I am so glad I gave this book a chance because I could not put it down. Georgette Gouveia’s unique and captivating writing style had me glued to my Kindle. I fell in love with the characters and the story. I think you will too.
ARC provided by NetGalley and River Grove Books.
I liked the characters - and almost bought into their family histories though barely - but could not swallow the artificial gay duets and couplings that develop. Much as our fantasies might love to see the leading athletes in every sport as gay icons, the story is stretched far too thin and the circumstances are just not credible to me.
And to think I once thought Ms. Gouveia was prude (in a good way of course)! It turns out that I'm the one that needed to be brought into the 21st century! Georgette, your book has introduced considerations in literary prose I'd yet to venture into and my starry eyes are opened because of it!
This is a fun romp and delightful read, no matter whose team you for!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm stunned by the positive reviews of this book. It wasn't just that the story was outlandish and kept steering down ridiculous paths (leukemia and suicide, are you kidding? Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael Brown
What wonderful writing! Beautiful insight to the human spirit and the longing to be loved. Gouveia is a master writer.Published 16 months ago by Allyson Becker
Powerful, enjoyable, well-written. The subject matter address important issues from a very different perspective. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Pat Casey
This was such a well written story that it was difficult to put it down. The turns and twists are absolutely enthralling, definitely recommend it!Published 20 months ago by Javier Chacon
...because it is all from the emotional perspective of men! Yet, I kept forgetting this was a female writer. A good writer is a good writer; it doesn't matter. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Dana Ramos
Brave, beautiful and full of excitement. This book is a great read by a wonderfully gifted writer. I have been sharing it with my friends and all I hear is rave reviews..... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Erika Schwartz, MD