In many ways this was a spy novel with complex world building. For over half of the book the reader is completely in the dark about the characters motivations and agendas. At various points throughout the book everyone is subject to some kind of suspicion, and trust, or it’s lack, is a major theme. The only thing that is quickly obvious is Triste and Varun are deeply in love with each other. Both men try to lose themselves in work and physical relations with others. It doesn’t work. Both men are hurt but can’t bear to be away from each other.
Water Waltz is the first of a series. Fremont and Zephyr were very sympathetic characters despite being in the wrong relationships. Fire Tango is the second. I’ve already bought it!
Faye's full review can be found at Live Your Life, Buy The Book