RINGO, SLIPPERY BANANA! - the man, the myth, the legend...
RINGO, SLIPPERY BANANA (Iron Orchids #7) by Danielle Norman
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's all so very real, but above and beyond the pain there is love. There is just so much love to this story. Love of a man who wants what we all want - to settle down with a man of his very own, who loves him for who he is inside, who wants the fairy tale and who won't steal his favourite stilettos. Love of friends who will stand behind each other no matter what. Friends who are there when the blood is spilt, when the pain of words and deeds cuts deep and hard, and friends who are there to lift spirits and teach those who mess with their 'family' that if you hurt one you are punished by all. The love of a man who knows who he is but is afraid to be himself. A man who fears acceptance for himself while fighting for the acceptance for others. A man with love in his heart from the first moment but doesn't know how to love or accept himself let alone the man of his dreams. And most of all, the love our Ringo has for himself, his 'family', his Alice's and Queens, his randomly named dog and above all else, the love his has for his confused King. You will laugh, you will cry, you will be horrified by the sentiments that are still alive and embraced in a modern world that prides itself on acceptance but most of all you will celebrate the love that is woven through every word. This, Ringo -Slippery Banana has been long awaited for a reason - it's the pinnacle of Danielle Norman's storytelling - there is no greater love and no greater story than is given in RINGO!
A gorgeous man, a sexy fireman, and a crazed gunman walked into a Drag Queen restaurant on a busy Sunday morning.
It sounded like a joke until…
The shooter fled, I was left bleeding on the floor, and the sexy as hell fireman peered into my eyes. Why couldn’t I have choked and got mouth to mouth resuscitation?
This was our story.
One raging inferno of emotions.
He was rugged boots and a red fireman helmet, who kept more than fire gear in his closet. Most days, I was glitter stilettos and red lipstick, and the only thing in my closet was a couple hundred pairs of fabulous shoes.
I was ready for love, to shout it from the
rooftops, he still needed a safetynet.
Together we created a home.
FROM DANIELLE NORMAN:
Yes, this is an M/M story but it is not flaming hot, it is more about the story. 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 will crucify him.
It is about opposites, give and take (not intending a sex innuendo but go for it), and finding "home" in the people who choose to be in your life.