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Posted February 8, 2013
Book exchanged for an honest review~ Lizzie Maynes is a profess
Book exchanged for an honest review~
Lizzie Maynes is a professional Latin Dance champion that has been injured knee for the past six months. Lizzie's dance partner Dmitri (Dima) Turgenev has been doing a new type of dance separate from the professional circuit. Lizzie wants something more from Dima but is totally terrified by the prospect. Dima keeps everything close to the vest as far as his emotions and dreams are concerned. Dima dances at Club Devant and Lizzie finally sees him dance without her. Lizzie flirts with the bartender Paul. Little did Paul, Dima, and Lizzie know that their lives are about to change and move in directions not thought possible to any of them. Can Lizzie face not dancing with Dima? Will Dima finally speak his mind? What does Paul bring to Dima and LIzzie's relationship? What does Paul offer? Can either Lizzie or Dima acknowledge the truth? Your answers await you in Lead and Follow.
Every little girl dreams of dancing and I'm proud to say I'm one of those girls. I love watching dancing. Some of my favorite dance movies are Dirty Dancing, Save the Last Dance, and Step UP. That being said this book was truly about lead and follow at it's core. I can truly relate to problems both Lizzie and Dima face together and separately. I loved the commandin tone that Dima used because I wished it was me that he was commanding. I hope to continue following this series of books. The author did an excellent job of crafting a truly beautiful story. A story that's truly unique and honest in too many ways to count or say aloud. It's time to Lead and Follow.
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Posted January 10, 2013
It pushed all my buttons and then some
~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
“It pushed all my buttons and then some.” ~Under the Covers
*sigh* You should be able to hear my satisfaction all the way across the screen. I was pleasantly surprised with this book. First, because when an author becomes a favorite of mine I tend to stop reading blurbs and when I saw the name of the series was Club Devant immediately I thought BDSM. Surprise # 1, Club Devant is a burlesque club in New York City. Sexy….dancing. Surprise # 2, the main theme of this book and the hero/heroine revolves around dancing. Love!
Lizzie and Dima have known each other since they were young. Both children of dancers, they were steered in that direction from an early age and they went down that road together. Until they both realized that ballet and any kind of stuffy dancing wasn’t for them. And they became 3-time international Latin ballroom champions. No other couple had better chemistry and moves than Lizzie and Dima. Until he let her fall during a show and she tore her ACL. Now while she’s recovering, Dima decides things will change between them. He’s always wanted her and now he will have her. So he starts dancing at Club Devant and expanding his repertoire of moves. Sexier, edgier. Free. He wants that with Lizzie, not going back on the road.
I love the idea of best friends since childhood, and the fact that they grew up so close together they were integral to the other person. They both have similar backgrounds. They both have similar goals for the future, even though they don’t see that yet. And they are both so attracted to each other it drips off the pages!
Now, lets not put anything down. Each aspect of this story was hot. Lizzie and Dima together were crazy and smokingly amazing. Yes, sparks flying, panting, the whole nine yards. And then there’s Lizzie and Paul… ‘cuz I have a soft spot for a good looking big cowboy. And we can’t leave behind Paul and Dima, just purrrrrrr. Lets just say that in the heat department, this book will leave you looking for the nearest ice bucket. Have I mentioned how sexy it is when Dima’s accent gets heavier when he’s aroused or excited?
But the story was good too. Most of the background between Lizzie and Dima is already there. You are rooting for them from the very beginning. But their connection to Paul was nice as well. I find that it worked well, for the time it was there.
I am definitely looking forward to more burlesque dancing at Club Devant. It’s new, different and refreshing. It pushed all my buttons and then some. I can’t wait to get more!
*ARC provided by publisher
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