An Amorous Dance [The Rabourn Theater 2] (BookStrand Publishing Mainstream)

An Amorous Dance [The Rabourn Theater 2] (BookStrand Publishing Mainstream)

by Jessica Lauryn

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An Amorous Dance [The Rabourn Theater 2] (BookStrand Publishing Mainstream) by Jessica Lauryn

[BookStrand Romantic Suspense, HEA] When Hannah Rabourn, daughter of Rabourn Theater's late owner, is attacked, a surge of mental flashes prompts her to consider that her father may have been murdered. Hannah's antagonistic stage director insists her subconscious is merely seeking closure. But as she and Evan become close once again, Hannah's suspicions about the past deepen, and she wonders whether the man she's falling in love with for the second time knows more than he's letting on. Evan Masters's dreams were shattered when theater-owner Baron Rabourn destroyed his budding acting career. Having forged an alliance with Rabourn's former partner, Evan assumed a mission to transform Rabourn Theater into what it always should have been. Fellow conspirators believe Rabourn's daughter is the key to power, and Evan is the means by which to achieve their ends. But Evan's feelings for Hannah are stronger than he believed. And when he realizes Hannah's life is in danger, he must decide between his passion and his heart.A BookStrand Mainstream Romance

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682957813
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand
Publication date: 01/17/2017
Series: The Rabourn Theater , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 369 KB

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An Amorous Dance [The Rabourn Theater 2] (BookStrand Publishing Romance) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
DGarland52 More than 1 year ago
What a great novel! This story took me by surprise because although it had all the expected elements of romantic suspense, it's unique setting and complex characters made this book stand out. Ms. Lauryn took a risk by locating her fictional theater in a charming suburb of Manhattan when she could have 'used' the glitz and glamour of Broadway to help tell her story. Instead she created a world with vivid storytelling. It works so well because the characters are detailed in a way that at times you think you're reading an historical novel.  As far as the main characters Evan and Hannah, the word is 'explosive'. A true love hate love hate roller coaster! Their backstory is complex and messy and Ms. Lauryn masterfully shows each character's journey from the different stages they each take to achieve their happy ever after.  An Amorous Dance is the second book in the Rabourn Theater series but can easily read as a stand alone. But because the first book's characters are present and superb references to their story,  without laborious data dumps has put A Passionate Play on my TBR list. And because of some clever hints in later chapters of this book I have a suspicion about what's in store for Book 3. And I can't wait.
Booktalk_with-Eileen More than 1 year ago
Suspense, Turmoil, and Change of Hearts Make For an Exciting Read I’ve quite enjoyed living in the world of theater.  Lauryn’s descriptive ability puts me in dark theaters, and places few knew existed within the walls of the building. With her canny ability to weave together complicated main-character histories and its effect on the actors/actresses and a once lost-love affair beginning to re-simmer, makes an intriguing and worthy read. If you didn’t read book one of the series, you’ll still be able to enjoy this story, but I’m glad I read the first one, because it helps set up the stage of creepiness which surrounds Hannah, the daughter of the previous owner of Rabourn Theater.  Her father died suddenly on a night at the theater—a night she has a hard time remembering.  Bits and pieces of the event slip in and out of her mind. Her memories of her father would come back to her while sitting in the stillness of the theater, alone with her thoughts, but that night was shrouded in a mist. Actors and actresses have huge egos, I suspect they wouldn’t be very good at what they do if they hadn’t. Hannah’s self-esteem is low.  She thought she was a good actress. She was told so, but the part she craved to have when eighteen, she didn’t get.  It’s unusual since she was the daughter of the decision-maker.  The play is to be performed again, reigniting old memories.  This puts her even more on edge. At eighteen she had another incident which crushed her—a man she loved just walked away from her, Evan Masters. Being her father’s daughter she took it stoically after a bout of tears.  It changed Hannah. She became hard and finds it hard to trust anyone.  Yes, Evan Masters had once had Hannah’s heart.  Now, with several accidents within the theater he appears to want to keep her safe, and Hannah soon realizes her heart is softening towards him.  But could he be behind all the problems?  She believes he is and can’t quite trust him. Hannah hadn’t realized how vulnerable she was while alone in the theater until there appears to be several attempts on her life.  Who in the theater would be behind these attacks? Dissension runs rampant in the theater, people not pleased with its artistic focus.  Hannah has just about decided to sell it.  The problem wouldn’t be hers then.  Lauryn writes a suspenseful plot, not showing her hand, with twists and surprises along the way, with several possible candidates for the villain, always keeping me guessing.  She keeps the suspense coiling ever so slowly, until you can’t possible put the story down.  I hope you try Lauryn’s work.  This series is a good place to start.
Angela Parker More than 1 year ago
First, let me begin by saying, I've never read theatrical suspense. I'm skeptical about whether or not It'll hold my attention. Hannah & Evan share a love that neither one of them are willing to admit to. They're both equally passionate about the theater which, both draws suspicion and keeps that spark alive between them. I loved the way they didn't want to love and the way they hated. The tension between them is palpable. I felt like I was in every scene. In the beginning, there are many characters introduced; but as the story goes on I began to understand why. Pay close attention, because each character has a purpose. The author did a great job making each character seem as if they were in some way involved in Hannah's father's death. It's very well written. It definitely kept me intrigued until the end. For those looking for a good suspense novel to keep you guessing, with intense romance; I definitely recommend. Are you a fan of the theater? Yes? Then, you must read this book!