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Posted November 13, 2013
I found this to be a very sweet story. Natasha is a dancer who i
I found this to be a very sweet story. Natasha is a dancer who is a little out of luck. While at a dance audition multi-millionaire Darrell, who is looking for a muse on a secret project, sees her and immediately thinks that she is the answer to all of his problems. There are sparks between the two of them immediately. I found it interesting that both main characters had a history in which they reacted in completely opposite ways. Natasha lived for control and not wanting to remember while Darrell was all about remembering his past.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The ups and down that each of their pasts created throughout the story and how they chose to react and carry on was what made the story so captivating.
Posted October 14, 2013
Gah! This book!I adore it, I loved it, I just couldn't get enoug
Gah! This book!I adore it, I loved it, I just couldn't get enough. Of course I got my hands on the next books ASAP, but that's a story for tomorrow.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Natasha's a ballet dancer, #jealous, but she's got issues too. I loved her soo much. She's such a believable character and I loved how she had an issue that we see a lot in today's society-especially with teens. She inflicts pain on herself and she knows it's wrong but she just can't stop.
Darrell is a freaking gazillionaire-haha just kidding, he's only a multi-millionaire-and he's good looking and smart. Can I just get a fan and a mop to pick up this ocean of drool around me. Damn! This man is amazing. He's dealing with so much, all these demons, and yet he's still so lovable!
The characters in this book just deserve an award-no, Helena you deserve an award, and I deserve a cupcake! But seriously I loved the characters. They were very realistic and amazing, I just fell in love.
"You're beautiful," he said,and it was so out of nowhere that I wobbled."Sorry" he said quickly."But you are."
The chemistry between these two was there from the beginning and you could easily see it, I'm pretty sure even a blind person could tell. It was really adorable how they both interacted with each other. It was the type of love and awesomeness that everyone wants to find in their life.
The plot was very well developed except in one or two places but that was minor and I didn't really care for it because I was too focused on Natasha and Darrell (where do I find a man like that?!?).
I do really recommend that you pick this book up, but be aware this book has some situations that only people 17/18 years or older might be comfortable reading.
Posted October 6, 2013
Fresh Characters, Unusual Obsessions Natasha (21) and Darrell )
Fresh Characters, Unusual ObsessionsWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Natasha (21) and Darrell )25?) are both orphans, both obsessed by their professions, both hiding secrets related to the death of their parents. (Doesn't hurt that they are both attractive and well-built.)
Natasha is a dancer/dancing student by day, bartender by night. Darrell is an engineer who builds bombs. As he struggles with his newest design, he stumbles on the idea of dance, ballet in particular, that just might hold the key to his design problem. Obsessed, he crashes an audition while Natasha is mid-leap. Eyes lock, time stops, etc., but the author tells this part of the story in a way that feels new and fresh. Darrell decides to hire Natasha to dance for him, in private - both because he wants to see more of her, on a personal level, but also because he believes dancing holds the key to designing a bomb that can twist, turn, and avoid missiles aimed to destroy it. This concept and the way it's laid out is ingenious, IMO.
Because he's learned that few people are as enthusiastic about bombs as Darrell's mentor/project supervisor/sexy cougar Carol, he hides that his project is a bomb from Natasha. All she knows is he's designing... something - a car, maybe, or a motorcycle.
One of Natasha's secrets is that she's a cutter. Cutting helps keep her from sliding into memories too painful to cope, from losing what little equilibrium she has left. The rituals and descriptions of cutting are graphic enough that I suspect it could be triggering to someone recovering from that behavior (or, it could be cathartic). The reason she cuts we don't find out till near the end of the book.
Natasha and Darrell are compelling characters, and there's a charming "B" romance between Natasha's rich roommate Clarissa and Darrell's dirty-biker friend Neil. My peeves are 1) Natasha cuts-and-runs a little too much for my taste; I'd have liked to see her TRY to stand up without her standby helpers or her new romance with Darrell. 2) There were very few typos I noticed in the book, but in TWO different steamy sex scenes I got knocked out of the story by them. Things like, "he reached over and did X, then WE did Y." Felt like a splash of cold water in the face at the wrong moment.
On the whole, this was very well-written, the sex scenes were hot, and the characters felt new, fresh, and very real.
Posted July 8, 2013
I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. I will
I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I will say this was not what I expected, but still pretty good. I liked that it was different from all the New Adult Romances that are out there now a days. The normal "college kids trying to over come their "horrid past"" does not exsist here and I like it.
First you have Natasha. She is an aspiring ballet dancer trying to make it while dealing with her past. It's a struggle for her to make it from day to day without slipping back in to her memories. Then walks in Darrell. He barges into one of her auditions and it all goes on from there. There is an instant attraction that can't be denined. That is until is time for them both to share what happened in their past. Darrell has his own issues that he's dealing with and almost completely loses Natasha because he isn't willing to let things go, now if only he came to his senses. The only think I would have like would have been a litte bit more at the ending, that is unless Helena plans on writting more about Natasha and Darrell, then the ending makes sense.
If there is another book about Natasha and Darrell I'm all over it! (: