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Fair Winds

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  50 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Rudy Haas dreams of becoming an "old goat," a sailor who's completed twenty-five races from Port Huron to Mackinac. But when his crew throws him off the team for being gay, Rudy has to find another boat and crew to have any chance of making his dream come true. Blind luck leads him to the men of Devlin's Due and a test run where Rudy's toughest battle isn't winning his pla ...more
ebook, 103 pages
Published July 2009 by Dreamspinner Press (first published 2009)
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That was it? O.O
You can`t write a story, cut it off in the middle and then forget
to write the sequel!!
I really liked it, damn....
3.5 stars.

This is an entertaining and intriguing shorter novella with a real flair for atmosphere and sexual tension. While not wholly successful, the story does shine in the details and characters leaving you wanting more, especially with the hanging ending. The solid writing and descriptive prose bring the energy and excitement of sailing alive from repetitious drills to stormy rescues. Although there are several problems with the story, I enjoyed reading the book and hope there are more in t
Rudy has had a passion for sailing nearly all his life and for the past four years he has been part of a crew who has raced in an important sailing gala at Port Huron. This year he has even scraped together all his savings and taken unpaid leave from his job in order to pay for the fees and take part in the race, which means that he intends sleeping on the boat as he can’t afford to pay for a hotel. He arrives at the boat, excited to be meeting up with his team, to discover that the owner of the ...more
This book has just one BIG mistake, damn it's to SHORT!!!

I really loved this story. I'd love to read a sequel.
Love to see a sequel ....
Fair Winds is a short story, but it doesn't read like one. The characters are fully formed, the plot didn't feel rushed, and I was drawn into the story from the beginning. My only complaint is that I would like the book to be longer so we could get to know some of the secondary characters better.

Fair Winds is a nice read and I give it four stars.

Frl Liny
This was an excellent first third of a book. I loved the feeling of the book, the atmosphere.

Now I want to read about Rudy developing a bit, I want to know about the owner of the ship and his relationship with Ike. Who is Ike anyway? And I want to spent a bit more time with the crew, now that I just got to know them a bit.

Huh, but an excellent start.
It was a lovely beginning to a story, but it ended in midsentence, figuratively speaking. Even short stories must have some sort of resolution, if only hope for the future. With no continuation in sight after 2 years of it being published, I have to concede there would never be any. It's a real pity to give two stars where there could have been 4 or 5.
What I like about her writing is the way she creates a whole setting and bunch of characters apparently so effortlessly, while still developing a well-layered, plausible, sexy romance between two of them. I loved the sea theme in this, though I could definitely do with more from these characters.
Originally read: Prior to 2010 - before I was on GR.

15/Jul/2014 (Re-read for the 2014 Re-Romancing Favorites Challenge) - I remember this book as being much steamier. What can I say... I was really new to M/M and just about everything seemed "steamy"! :)
Very good m/m romance about a guy who's supposed to be part of a sailboat's crew during a big race, until the other crewmembers find out he's gay. I'd really like to see a sequel to this one!
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