They're talented acrobats, they're gay, and they're deeply in love. United in their relentless pursuit of physical excellence, and tenderly exploring their sexuality, two British boys who find themselves uprooted to the USA embark on their personal voyage of discovery. Joining a caring community with like-minded friends, they add their considerable performance skills to a touring mini-circus which, in the second volume of this trilogy, will take them halfway around the world. 'Loving the Boy', this first part, starts with a flash forward in time, finding the troupe in hospital in Edinburgh after a bizarre shooting incident: it seems that neither the love nor the community can protect them from a cynical and twisted mind for whom, after a chance encounter, they become at first targets and then victims. Even when that point is again reached at the end of part two, 'The Power of Love', we discover that there is much behind this very public and irrational shooting still to be explained. 'Loving the Boy' ends with the two heroes taking a momentous and lifechanging decision. The 'Living the Dream' trilogy weaves the parallel strands of circus life and thriller together within a tender and frank exploration of gay love.