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Ringo, Slippery Banana

(Iron Orchids #7)

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4.69  ·  Rating details ·  131 ratings  ·  53 reviews
FROM THE AUTHOR:
Yes, this is an M/M story but it is not erotica. Ringo has been a character in my books since day one and Bananas is the name of the drag queen restaurant in my books that Ringo owns.

This book is about an awesome man who looks fabulous in drag meeting a man who knows he is gay but has never admitted it to anyone because he lives in a world that he believes
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Kindle Edition, 273 pages
Published September 1st 2020 by F Squared, LLP
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⭐Toonasa⭐ •Romance Book Lovers' Haven•
A Fun+Emotional Read, Deep Characters with their Troubles, Flaws & Strength. I love A Good M/M story and this? FABULOUS! There's Suspense, Dangers, Lots Of Fun, Brewing Love and Finding-your-true-Self!
DEVOURED the Story in 5hrs! Loved Every Character (Except Kevin & Eddie, I hate'em!)

ARC Won In a Giveaway, Lucky To read this!
#My 1st By Danielle, I loved the Bond All the Characters have. Totally Gonna Read the rest of the series ASAP.

Alex “Ringo”, Drag Queen + Owner of ‘Banana’ Restaurant, is a p
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Erin Lewis
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Star review of Ringo, Slippery Banana (Iron Orchids #8) by Danielle Norman
Ringo, aka Alex is a drag queen and owner of Slippery Banana. For those of you have read other books in this series you have heard about him and his fantastic club before. For those of you who are new you can read this as a stand alone.
This book was everything I hoped for and so much more. It was well written with characters whose stories you cannot help but become invested in. From the first to the last chapter I was ab
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Darcy
Nov 15, 2020 rated it liked it
For a short story this one covers a lot. I hate what Ringo faced at home when he came out, but am so happy that he found a place to fit in in Orlando, found people to support and love him. Every time she shows up in a book in the series he brings so much fun, so when things opened with a bang at his place I hated it! Hated that he was hurt just for being who he was, fabulous!

I liked the connection that Ringo had with Dash and glad that both of them acted on things, but did so in a slow way that
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Thelma and Louise Book Blog
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Star review of Ringo, Slippery Banana (Iron Orchids #8) by Danielle Norman
Ringo, aka Alex is a drag queen and owner of Slippery Banana. For those of you have read other books in this series you have heard about him and his fantastic club before. For those of you who are new you can read this as a stand alone.
This book was everything I hoped for and so much more. It was well written with characters whose stories you cannot help but become invested in. From the first to the last chapter I was ab
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Jakki Frances
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is it, the book that us Iron Orchids have been waiting for for years and it's finally here - and totally worth the wait.

We've spent years getting to know Ringo (the man, the queen, the legend) on a superficial but spectacularly FAB-U-LOUS level and now we get to meet the Alex under the Ringo... and the Dash you wishes he was.

So many feels, this book has so many feels - and I struggled not to laugh, cry and snort like a complete bush pig throughout. There is a lot of pain in this book and it
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Angi
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-books
Let me start by saying: if you have an issue with non-"traditional" relationships ... move along, this isn't the book for you.

Ringo has been an awesome side character pretty much since the beginning of the Iron Orchids series. And us loyal readers have loved him from afar for ages. In this work we get to love him close up.

Getting to know Ringo (and his real name) on a deeper level than the Queen he is was so very worth the wait. Ringo is a bigger than life personality, someone we all need in o
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MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

Ringo, one of the best characters in this series IMO, is the flamboyant drag queen that owns Bananas, one of the girls' favorite places to go to. When Ringo's day doesn't go the way he plans it to go; namely a homophobic monster coming in and shooting up his place and Ringo ending up shot. Next thing he knows he wakes up surprised that Dash, the paramedic that was first on the scene is there right by his side. For Cooper Dash this is something he feels compelled to do
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Tiffany Hannick
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ringo’s book was everything I had hoped it would be. We got to know Ringo throughout many of the different Iron Orchids books. He has been a fabulous, hilarious, and beloved character. His story was full of so many different emotions and you will feel everyone right a long with Ringo. Ringo met his match in a paramedic who responded to something that happened at Bananas. Dash was drawn naturally to Ringo. Their journey was one where they not only had to worry about the outside threat to Ringo bu ...more
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Ringo's story was heartfelt and real. In most of the other stories we get Ringo's drag persona and in his story we see the man behind the mask, We readers are given insight into some of the opinions of others of life choices and fundamentally we watch true love blossom and thrive. Cooper and Alex's story is real, complex and most of all full of love and acceptance. Family is who you make it and The Orchids are all a family.

""I was water being whirled up into his hurricane of personality."" ~ C
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Trace
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG, Thank you for writing this amazing loving and caring book about Ringo.

The love and compassion in Ringo's heart is Dash is incredible. From the shocking beginning
of this two men meeting to falling in love was wonderful.

From the place of so much hatred to so much love. Loving family and true friends are amazing.

Absolute worth the read.

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J Basco
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Whew! Since first meeting Ringo and reading about Bananas, I have loved his character! I was so thrilled when I learned Danielle would be writing his story.

Alex Derring, known as Ringo, is a drag queen who runs one of the best Sunday brunches in Orlando. Ringo met the ladies of Iron Orchids when they attended his restaurant. In true Danielle Norman fashion, each Iron Orchid book has to have a character from the first responder field. Enter Cooper Dash, the handsome firefighter paramedic who res
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Tracie Rogers
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Seriously amazing. Danielle has written another book that will give you all the feels. I laughed and I cried. Ringo (Alex) has been injured when a gunman walks into Banana's. The paramedic that takes care of him on the way is Dash. When their eyes meet its magic. Even though Dash has not come out he knows who he is and falls for Alex. This book leads them through lots of events that will have you laughing and shedding a few tears. I love that we finally get the life of Ringo. Such and amazing pe ...more
Ams
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has all of the feels as Ringo & Dash face getting to each other while also being exposed to emotions from others, at the same time that Ringo is recovering from an injury.

Spoiler alert - you will fall in love with Ringo and Dash
Jenn H
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The show stopping owner of Bananas, our favourite drag queen, the one, the only Ringo finally gets his story!! If you have read any of Danielle Norman’s iron orchids books, you will be pleased to see Ringo getting his romance finally. Not going to lie you will want to cry at times, laugh at others, and try to figure out who’s out to harm Ringo and his employees/friends. And never fear the iron orchids gang are present and accounted for and their love and strength of friendship and family come ac ...more
Cay Scheumack
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book.
Ringo is the owner and star of Banana's , a Drag Queen restaurant mimicking the TV show Alice and so much more. The Iron Orchids, their spouses and friends have been friends with Ringo since Ariel did some mending for him. If you've read Danielle Norman's Iron Orchid books you have to love Ringo. Ringo meets Dash, an EMT/fireman in dire circumstances. Cooper Dash is a closet gay man who is intrigued and drawn to Ringo, and harassed by a fellow team member.This is their story told
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Becky Wise
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this one so much. Ringo, Slippery Banana will just steal your heart and make you giggle the whole read. Ringo aka Alex is one of my favorites in the Iron Orchids series and I jumped up and down when I heard he was getting his own book. Getting to know Ringo and seeing how close he is with his self made family just made my heart so happy. It is his chance with love and the challenges he still faces by small minded people. This is one beautiful story of coming out, acceptance, love and of ...more
Deeply Love Reading Blog
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ringo, Slippery Banana: A Beautiful Love Story (Iron Orchids Book 7) A M/M story
I am finally able to catch up on my Daniele Norman Books. I love Ringo from the get go of the series and I am so glad that he got his own book. This book brings out so many emotions. I laughed, cried and was just happy.
The Iron Orchids stand for love, support and shows what friends and family should be all about. I can not wait for the Iron Orchids “family” to keep growing. “I couldn’t stop smiling. There was Ariel
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Sharon
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Leave it to this author to serve up one heck of a read with this new book; it will just capture your heart. Ever since Ringo was introduced, real name Alex, I have been waiting for his story. The book is fast paced and takes readers down a memory lane of classics mixed with some relevant topics in the media of today and blends them seamlessly, in an understated way, to get the point across. Dash is an EMT and the paramedic sent when there is an incident at Bananas, Ringo’s club. As soon as Dash ...more
Sarah Dale
Oh its finally time for the fabulous Ringo to get his story and what better person for him then a sexy as sin paramedic!

As always with Danielle's books she grabs you straight away and keeps you hooked until you finish it. Bringing fun, steam, suspense and entertainment. This book was everything I wanted and more.

The flamboyant and fabulous Ringo deserves nothing but the best and what could be better then a knight in a Paramedic uniform. When Ringo is shot by a nasty, prejudiced evil man, is save
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Kari Hansen
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ringo is a man who has embraced who he is in flamboyant style as evidenced by his career as a Drag Queen. He has found acceptance with those he allows close but the one thing he really wants is a man to share his life with. He never thought that getting attacked in his own restaurant might just lead to the best thing to ever happen to him.

Dash is a fireman who has accepted who he is but is conflicted with letting those around him know as he is concerned about their reaction. From the moment that
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Cindy Montgomery
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Falling in Love was their destiny

This is a wonderful love story between Alex(Ringo) and Dash. Ringo is outgoing, fun loving and openly gay. Dash is a still in the closet gay man. They meet when a gunman enters Ringo’s restaurant Bananas and shoots Ringo. Dash
is a firefighter perimedic that starts working on Ringo right away.
Danielle Norman does a beautiful job writing about the love that grows from their initial encounter. Ringo helps Dash to see how special he is. Danielle shows us how great
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Barbara
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you have kept up with the series at all, you know Alex, AKA Ringo, is a flashy Drag Queen and that it was going to take a hum-dinger of a storyline to tell his tale. Well Ms. Norman did not disappoint this reader. If it’s at all possible I think I fell in love with Ringo even more after reading “Ringo, Slippery Banana”.

Ringo is and always be a larger than life character so when he is shot by a homophobic it stands to reason it would set off a huge whirlwind effect. But what he didn’t expect w
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Natalie
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Let me start off by saying I 1 click Danielle’s books without even know what they are about. I have not EVER been disappointed. This book is no exception. I loved so many different things about this book but at the top of the list was seeing the range of reactions to having a child come out. Ringo/Alex & Dash had extremely different reactions from their friends and families, and had to find a point where they were each comfortable with themselves. I also loved that we see different sides from ea ...more
April Symes
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ringo, Slippery Banana (Iron Orchids #8) by Danielle Norman is a great addition to the Iron Orchids series. We finally get Ringo's story. Ringo(Alex) is the fabulous and flamboyant drag queen who is the owner of Bananas which happens to be one of the places that the girls hang out in.
Ringo ends up having a really bad day at work where he ends up meeting (not by choice) Dash, the paramedic. Instant connection and sparks. Theirs is a journey that I loved being taken on. Be prepared to laugh, cry
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Samantha
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ringo is the most recent addition to the original iron orchids group we fell in love with him through all the ladies stories and now he got his own story. The relationship between Alex AKA Ringo and Cooper Dash is beautiful they compliment each other perfectly. This is a story of love respect and overcoming the struggles that many in the lgbt community have faced. This story is absolutely beautiful, and well written. You can always count on Danielle Norman to bring the funny, the love and the su ...more
Sarah Sargent
Sep 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When Ringo, Slippery Banana was announced I was elated. This is the first MM title from Danielle Norman. It is more of a contemporary insta love novella. Which was everything that I wanted for this book. We have meet Ringo aka Alex. though several of the Iron Orchard books and now he finally finds his ever after. Being the fabulous personality, he is he falls a victim of the hate and bigotry that I still exists in this world. His savior is Cooper Dash a paramedic who is enamored of the live outs ...more
Cindy Fong
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ringo's story was heartfelt and real. In most of the other stories we get Ringo's drag persona and in his story we see the man behind the mask, We readers are given insight into some of the opinions of others of life choices and fundamentally we watch true love blossom and thrive. Cooper and Alex's story is real, complex and most of all full of love and acceptance. Family is who you make it and The Orchids are all a family.

"I was water being whirled up into his hurricane of personality." ~ Coop
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Brandi Sartin lawrence
Sep 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book! Danielle always seems to draw you in. If you have read any of the other books in the series, then you know Ringo and probably want to know all about the person who just lives his life the way he wants to and is normally super happy and makes everyone around happy. Dash is a paramedic who is called to Ringos business where they are doing their normal Sunday show. Why was Dash called there? Who is Dash to Ringo? Go read the book! Make sure you gave time because you won’t be able to put ...more
Cindy Hughes
Aug 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved Ringo's story! It was incredible! It was an amazing and well written story!
I loved Ringo and Dash! They were great together! They had great chemistry and loved each other unconditionally. I really enjoyed hearing from the Iron Orchids and their spouses. I loved how they stood by Ringo. Danielle did a great job telling their story with delicacy. I couldn't stop reading it! Danielle has given us another fantastic Iron Orchids book!
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Alana Sumner
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Could not stop devouring this book. I was so excited when I heard Danielle was writing Ringo’s story. I have loved him in every story he had been in of Danielle’s before. He definitely got the story he deserved. Love seeing how Ringo and Dash evolved together and that connection right from the first time they met. Danielle Norman is a must read author as I’ve read them all and not 1 has ever been a disappointment.
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