For two years Chico has been with his boyfriend. Now he finds out that the boyfriend has someone else. So Chico needs to move on, but the constant belittling has worn him down, so there is little left of who he used to be. With no where else to go he moves into the apartment above his cousin’s garage. He’s going through the motions of life, until his cousin pushes him back into the world of the living, through a dance class. This is where he meets Rafael, the dance studio’s owner.
I love how the cousin got Chico to the dance class. I loved the interaction between Chico and Rafael. I loved the emotions this story invoked. I felt for Chico, understood him as a character. Davi, Chico’s cousin is a great secondary character. And Rafael, his steady bringing Chico back to the land of the living and loving was wonderful. He had to build Chico’s self esteem up from the beat down it took at the hands of the ex-boyfriend. The author did an incredible job of bringing all of these characters to life. I truly loved this story; it worked for me on all levels. No one part would have worked without the rest of them. But the whole worked beautifully.