Lead and Follow [NOOK Book]

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The best partners share everything...

Club Devant, Book 1

Lizzie Maynes’s torn ACL threatens more than her career as an international Latin ballroom champion. During her lengthy recovery, her longtime professional partner, Dima Turgenev, has been dancing at the Chelsea District’s most notorious burlesque, Club Devant. More than just dancing, he’s been experimenting with shocking new moves that make her want to...

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Overview

The best partners share everything...

Club Devant, Book 1

Lizzie Maynes’s torn ACL threatens more than her career as an international Latin ballroom champion. During her lengthy recovery, her longtime professional partner, Dima Turgenev, has been dancing at the Chelsea District’s most notorious burlesque, Club Devant. More than just dancing, he’s been experimenting with shocking new moves that make her want to pull him off stage and get back on tour as soon as possible—the better to keep their successful friendship safe.

Dima knows all about safety, and the lack thereof, because he blames himself for Lizzie’s injury. Far from the pressures of competition, Club Devant is the perfect creative venue to rebuild his rattled confidence. He’d love for Lizzie to join him and revel in the club’s intoxicating freedoms. By exploring the new sensual energy simmering between them, they could become more than friends.

Paul Reeves, a recently divorced Texan starting over in the Big Apple, is all for joining the dancers as they blaze through sexual boundaries. But he also knows their sizzling trio won’t last. Lizzie and Dima belong together. Before the last sparks fade, he plans to transform two stubborn friends into lasting lovers—one raunchy lesson at a time.

Warning: Burlesque meets ballroom in this f***ing sexy book when a smoldering Russian dance god and a blonde firecracker with hips possessed by the devil share a sunny, filthy-minded Texan—but only for a dance or two.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In the sizzling first installment of her Club Devant series, Porter explores the explosive chemistry between longtime Latin dance partners Dimitri “Dima” Turgenev and Lizzie Maynes. After a failed lift leaves Lizzie with a torn ACL and doubt about her career’s viability, Dima is tortured by guilt, since he was the one who dropped her. He takes time out from serious competition to dance at Club Devant, where he works on developing a new style. The dance partners’ relationship, close but chaste until now, changes after Lizzie picks up a bartender at the club, Paul Reeves, leading to a steamy threesome. Between red-hot sex scenes, the author deftly explores the pitfalls and possible rewards of friends becoming lovers, leaving readers with the welcome message that life can hand out happy surprises even when things look grim. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Jan.)
From the Publisher
“…sizzling first installment of her [Katie Porter] Club Devant series… Between red-hot sex scenes, the author deftly explores the pitfalls and possible rewards of friends becoming lovers, leaving readers with the welcome message that life can hand out happy surprises…”
—Publishers Weekly

“Book one in the five-part Club Devant series is hot, hot, hot! The one-of-a-kind plot is accompanied by a sizzling M/F/M rendezvous, and their chemistry is orgasmic. Fans of erotica will be left breathless as they cha-cha straight into a cold shower.” 4 stars!
—RT Book Reviews

“With steamy romance set in the sultry desert of Vegas, this book takes costumes and performance to an all-time high. Readers who are looking for handsome pilots and long, fun-filled nights will love this descriptive ebook. It is fun and sassy hotness; a quick read sure to get your jets off!”
—Library Journal on Double Down

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619212510
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Series: Club Devant , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 102,041
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Katie Porter is the writing team of Carrie Lofty and Lorelie Brown, who’ve been friends and critique partners for more than five years. Both are multi-published in historical romance. Carrie has an MA in history, while Lorelie is a US Army veteran. Generally a high-strung masochist, Carrie loves running and weight training. Lorelie, a laid-back sadist, would rather grin maniacally when Carrie works out. Discover more about them at http://www.katieporterbooks.com.

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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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2013

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    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

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

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    Liked the story. Loved the end. Will read more of series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Loved it!

    Hot, hot, hot. Great story, good character development & you get emotionally invested. Really enjoyed- Thank you!

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

    A really good story with lots of emotional detail.  Plus the sex

    A really good story with lots of emotional detail.  Plus the sex was crazy hot.

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    Posted March 19, 2013

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