Book Reviews

The Fairy Dance by Tara Lain

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 05-January-2022

Book Blurb

What if the man of your dreams dances into your life—and he’s a nutcracker?

Maintenance man, Jed, might yearn for an alpha-femme guy, but where’s he going to find him in his small Oregon town?

New York ballet rising star, Henri, just wants to dance, but his desire for top roles only leads him into the pervy artistic director’s bed.

The chances of these two meeting are less likely than a grand jete. But then they do, one pre-holiday evening in a less-than-one-night stand that leaves them both yearning. Still, one short hookup on a kitchen floor doesn’t turn Jed and Henri into a match made in heaven. Not when all the world sees is a janitor and the ballet boss’s potential boy toy.

Sounds like a job for the Sugarplum Fairy.

Book Review

“You dance secretly inside my heart, where no one else can see.” ~ Rumi


When Jed, of ‘The Fairy Dance’ by Tara Lain, meets a mysterious stranger, he feels like his wildest sexual fantasy has manifested itself in this tall, dark, and gorgeous young man. Jed can hardly believe it when Henri asks to go home with him. Jed isn’t sure what will happen, but the way this effeminate young man takes charge isn’t one of them.


Henri loves to dance, but the politics of the business stress him to no end. He is grateful to his mother for all she has done to forward his career but feels smothered at the same time. Also, George, the ballet’s artistic director, hovers over Henri, just waiting to drag him into bed under the pretense of helping him succeed. Henri wants no part of that and avoids him at all costs. The problem is, Henri can only refuse him for so long without jeopardizing his career. When Henri meets Jed, he realizes that he doesn’t recognize him. It is a real turn-on to see that he can be himself without having to be “on”. It doesn’t hurt that Jed is handsome and muscular. Also, it delights Henri that Jed is willing to let Henri do whatever he wants without complaint. Before Jed can recover from Henri’s sneak attack that gives him the best orgasm of his life, Henri is gone.


Jed didn’t expect his encounter with Henri to lead to anything, but he can’t stop thinking about him. While working on maintenance at the concert hall, Jed hears a familiar voice and realizes it belongs to Henri! He had guessed that they come from different worlds, but he is shocked to learn just how different! Watching Henri dance is breathtaking. Running into him at the same bar where they met is more than Jed ever expected. Jed doesn’t tell him that he knows who he is; he doesn’t want Henri to feel uncomfortable. Again, Henri goes back to Jed’s for a night of passionate sex, but leaves with a kiss and a goodbye.


‘The Fairy Dance’ is a sexy tale about Henri and Jed who prove that opposites do attract, and in this case, with explosive results! As she often does, Tara blows away stereotypes making room for unexpected but refreshing results. Thanks, Tara, for a delightful story.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 109 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 22-November-2021
Price $2.99 ebook
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