Director of the company, Alan Jung, can't seem to pry himself away from his prima ballerina and his demands grow more and more intense. Intimate even. Afraid to damage a career she's worked so hard for, and only just begun, Martina is afraid to deny him anything.
Even if that includes her relationship with Maraav...
"The Wolf of the Mariinsky," Maraav Levondovska illuminates Martina. Around him, all the sweat and hardship of this world dissolves. It seemed so simple to let their lives on stage as lovers become their lives in real life. Dance imitating the life they want together.
But the music is twisted now. And the movements don't make sense. Their dance is off-kilter, Under Midnight Lights!
Until one night, a pair of brown eyes makes him look left...
Willa is everyone's favorite bartender at Nero Nites. But lately, life behind the bar at the nightclub has been bland as day-old pilsner. That is, until a chance dance lesson in the arms of a man with a voice like a summer storm bursts open her world with music and sensuality.
But responsibilities don't stop for infatuation. And memories of growing up in a mud-puddle-nothing town get in the way.
Can the melody and rhythm of love drown out the doubts?
A love story novella about taking chances for the heart.
A romance that glows under August Nights!
On late nights, after rehearsals, in her small apartment, Martina wishes hers wasn't the only shadow on the wall.
But Chicago winter winds are swirling and Martina's music box world is tipped upside down when she is cast as the lead in the company's next production. And if that isn't enough...
He's the "wolf of the Mariinsky Ballet." A rebel with gray eyes. Maraav Levondovska is a brilliant dancer and Martina can barely admit to herself how watching him take the stage sets her imagination spinning.
But company director Alan Jung, the man crippled by the art he loved, seems to find new life in his star ballerina...
Three hearts in a dance made for two. A world made of music and motion. Come step Under Winter Lights: Part One!