Dance All Night: A Dance Off Holiday Novella:

Dance All Night: A Dance Off Holiday Novella:

by Alexis Daria


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Broadway hotshot Nik Kovalenko is a confirmed bachelor.

Ballroom champion Jess Davenport is a bona fide Scrooge.

Last year, they shared a midnight kiss at a New Year's Eve party that made both of them believe—briefly—in the magic of the holiday season. The magic was cut short when Nik went on tour the next day, but he never stopped thinking about that kiss—or Jess.

When the holidays roll back around, Nik runs into Jess again. He doesn't want to spend another year pining for the Scrooge who got away, so he tells Jess he'll stay if she'll give him a shot at being her Christmas Present.

Jess thinks he's full of it, but she agrees to three dates. If Nik can make her believe in holiday magic in a place as un-wintery as Los Angeles—and convince her that he's ready to stick around—she'll give him a chance. But he won't know until New Year's Eve. If she kisses him at midnight, he'll have his answer...

Praise for Alexis Daria:

"An author who clearly adores the world she's developed—and the characters she's matched."—Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author, Washington Post

"A charming and authentic voice."—Sonali Dev, author of A Distant Heart

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781641970754
Publisher: NYLA
Publication date: 12/11/2018
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Alexis Daria is an award-winning contemporary romance author, artist, and native New Yorker. Her debut, TAKE THE LEAD, was a 2018 RITA® Award winner for “Best First Book” and was named one of the Best Romance Novels of 2017 by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly. Alexis is also the recipient of RWA-NYC’s 2018 Golden Apple Award for Author of the Year. She loves social media, and you can find her live-tweeting her favorite TV shows at @alexisdaria, or talking about writing and books on her blog at Sign up for her newsletter to receive exclusive bonus content

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Dance All Night: A Dance Off Holiday Novella 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
HEABookNerd More than 1 year ago
Dance All Night was the classic holiday romance featuring a Christmas loving hero and a Grinch heroine who prefers to spend the holidays completely alone. Overall, this was a quick, easy read but I think I'm just not that invested in holiday themed books. I also felt that being novella was actually a detriment to this book because a lot of events are highlighted over and I didn't completely believe that Jess could make such a turn around so fast. While the story didn't work out for me I did love the characters and thought they were well developed and interesting. I adored Nik for being a genuinely nice and charming guy who's up front about what he wants. He used to love adventure and traveling but the past year has taught him that he's ready to settle and have something real. Nik never forgot Jess and he wants to take a chance with her and he's willing to make the commitments needed to make it work. Jess didn't grow up with the best examples of love and after some crappy relationships as an adult she doesn't trust men to stick around. She worries that Nik will get another broadway offer and end up leaving her too. I really felt for Jess's upbringing and how it affected her as an adult. It takes her a while to realize that some of her pain comes from intentionally pushing people away but once she does come to terms with this and she's open and honest about what she wants. Nik and Jess were a great couple and I just wish I could have enjoyed their story more.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Jess is a bit of a Scrooge and doesn’t enjoy Christmas as most people do. Jess had dated some losers and when things started to get serious they dumped her. She was determined not to date anyone in the industry again. Jess was a professional ballroom dance and was on The Dance off. Jess meets Nic on New Years Eve at midnight and they kiss. It was a great kiss but the next day he went away for work. Nic was a Broadway hotshot. The next year they meet again at an ugly Christmas sweater party. Nic used to love traveling and adventure but over the last year he has decided he is ready to settle down. Nic never forgot Jess and now wants to see if they could make it and settle down together. But Jess doesn’t believe it. Jess figures even though Nic wants to date her now toward a possible future , he will leave her eventually for the next big thing. Nic has three dates to prove Jess wrong and make her love the holidays despite her past that made he like Scrooge as far as the holidays were concerned. I liked this book a lot. It was a romantic, quick, easy read. This is also a novella but has everything it needs in it so you don’t feel something is missing because of the length of the book. I got a little annoyed with Jess at times. I liked how Nic was always honest with her. I also liked that I learned a lot about dance. I really enjoyed the plot and pace. I advise you to read the previous books in this series first for a smoother read. I did love the dance scenes. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend it.
lenorewastaken More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars — OMG, I LOVED THIS BOOK!! I was sucked in right from the beginning, and it just had so much of what I love in a Christmas novella! First, I LOVED our characters! Jessie made me want to smack her a few times, because she was so hard-headed and took forever to see things “the right way”, but she was still such a fantastic character. She was sassy, dry-witted, and I LOVED the things that she loved. I can profess to having fallen in love with ballroom dancing, and all the swing fun, even though I never got good at the dancing it part (I have like zero grace). She was also really vulnerable, lonely and damaged. And I did feel for her damage, it was just hard not to want to rush her healing. I also loved that she was black. I know this sounds weird, but it’s fun learning even little things about characters of another race, like how she talked about taking care of her hair and stuff. It doesn’t always have to be big stuff, the little stuff opens my eyes too. And OMG Nik. Nik is my new book boyfriend. Nik was the sweetest, most caring, most adorable book boy. He wasn’t beta necessarily, but he definitely wasn’t alpha. I LOVED his blushes. OMG I loved his blushes. And you could genuinely feel how much he’d fallen for Jess over the year, and how sincerely he wanted to pursue something more with her. I loved the way he loved his family, and how he was just a natural caretaker who instinctively wanted to help his loved ones. He was attentive, thoughtful, laidback, and he had an adorable sense of adventure and fun. Watching him share his love of Christmas with Jess just put me in the mood for Christmas myself! And the two of them together just had a natural butterfly inducing chemistry. I kind of loved that they started slow, and we got to see them get to know each other first. It gave me all those new crush type vibes. And then when it transitioned to steamier? Um yes please! Although why I had to be on a plane at those points, god only knows… I LOVED the glimpses of other characters we got to see. For those who have read the series, it was super fun to check in with our other two couples (and they made me howl with those cookies). I also loved meeting Naomi and seeing more of Rhianne (though maybe too much of Rhianne…;) ). So yeah. Total Christmas hit. Total Dance Off series hit. I can’t wait for more from this author!!
SaraOxo More than 1 year ago
Dance All Night by Alexis Daria a five-star read that will get you moving. This is a novella in the Dance off series it sits as 2.5 and could be read as stand-alone but you will adore the characters and only want to go back to hear their stories so start from the beginning. What a story, even though the story spans a little while it doesn’t drag at all. The story will captivate, and you will adore finding out about Jess Davenport and why she hides herself so well, why she is such a scrooge. Oh, my goodness I can only wish that Nik Kovalenko was real as I can only wish about the three dates he plans. Wow what a dreamboat and a dancer thrown in as well. What more can you want?