Dance for Me

Dance for Me

by J.C. Valentine


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ISBN-13: 9781508647263
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/26/2015
Series: Forbidden Trilogy , #1
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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Dance for Me 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
cookie614 More than 1 year ago
Josephine Hart didn't have a all hearts and flowers childhood....loosing her Mom at and early age and then years later loosing your Dad to a broken heart is even harder to accept after all you try and try to do. But Joe makes it through some how....pulled her self together, got into college, paying for it in her own and hopefully with this being her Senior year her job will allow her to pay her tuition off when she graduates. But when she is required to take an art class for her major but when she enters the room something hits her like a lighting bolt....could it be ?? No....Yes... Professor Scott is my Mystery Man that hides in the shadows in the corner of my job and when he watches me dance it makes him hungry for me.  But that first day of class does he recognize me ? Does he know who I am ? Will he remember who I am ? One day he is soft and caring and the next day he is tough and mean ? Who is this man that I meet after my shifts ? Definitely not this easy going shy individual that doesn't think a student and professor should be involved or my Mystery Man that hides me too but for some reason I don't know why he hides me. Can she get through to this man or will Ransom give it all up ? Joe finally finds the sunshine in her grey world or will Ransom be the next person to break her heart or will he want her for who she is not what she does ..... This is a gripping emotional loving story but WOW never saw that coming and I am still sitting in the edge of my chair waiting to see if Joe gets her happy ending ....Cliffhanger....but the best kind that make you wanting more NOW !! Fantastic Job J.C.!!
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
After losing her parents at an early age Josephine Hart learned quickly how to fend for herself, and so far she has down quite well, she has a good support system of friends, is just about to graduate from college, and has managed to find a decent job that affords her to live in a nice place and pay all her bills. But not everyone knows what she does for a living, it's not that she is ashamed of being an exotic dancer, it's more so she is worried they won't understand or be accepting of it like she is, she sees it as artistry, while others see it as being degrading. So she keeps it under-wraps, to not only save face, but also save herself from a getting a lecture from her friends, or embarrass them. Not only has this job been good on her soul, but it's also brought a mysterious and very enticing man into her life, they have an arrangement of sorts, an arrangement of the "no-strings" variety, he watches her dance and then they spend the evening together and go their separate ways in the morning. There are no feelings involved, very little talking, and it works for both of them... until it doesn't and she learns things about him that leave her completely shaken and confused. It wasn't supposed to be this complicated... Dance for Me is an erotic little page turner that is certain to pull you in from the first page, and have you completely addicted in a matter of a few sentences...once my eyes hit the page, and met these amazing characters, I couldn't pry my eyes off of them!! As soon as I met Josephine and her mystery man I was utterly entranced by them, I felt like I was a fly on their bedroom wall, experiencing their utmost private moments, and damn did like it!! Then things started to take an unexpected turn and the feels went into overdrive, and I thought oh lord how am I going to survive this, simply put... it's a intense roller coaster ride on repeat! This is by far one of my favorites from this author, it's everything I hoped it would be and so much more that I wasn't prepared for... it's ingrained itself in me, and I am not sure I'll ever be able to let it go!! Highly recommend!! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and voluntarily read and reviewed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg never saw the twist at the end coming...a .must read
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite In Dance for Me by J.C. Valentine, Josephine Hart is an Art major who moonlights as a pole dancer to pay the bills. She loves getting lost in the movements, but has a strict No Touching policy with all of the customers. Except for one man, Ransom Scott, who always sits in the darkest part of the room and whose intense gaze remains only on her. He's a mystery. Sexy, controlling, and demanding, his and Joe's nights are more about sex than love. Hot, dirty, passionate sex. Nothing more. Until one day he appears at her school. He seems like a different person in daylight hours and now Joe is more confused than ever. The more she learns about him, the less he seems like the man she thought she knew. But what she does know is that she's falling in love, falling hard. And it's going to hurt. Dance for Me by J.C. Valentine is a fast and very hot read. With well developed characters and steamy scenes throughout, Dance for Me is the kind of erotic romance that can easily be read in one sitting. It leaves you wanting more. Valentine does a good job of drawing you into Joe and Ransom's story; she gives you just enough backstory to root for them and provides the perfect twist that puts everything into place while being something that you will totally not see coming! Definitely interested in the second book in the trilogy, Lie to You.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I saw it coming right from the start but still a good book. So far I would recommend the series.
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
Josephine is an amazing woman, life hasn't been easy and she had to grow up way too fast but she has found a way to make it all work. I admire her drive and determination to pursue the career she wants. Many may not agree with her choices to earn money and put herself through school but being an exotic dancer pays her bills and also lets her dance, her true passion. When a customer catches her eye, he pursues a passionate relationship with her, no names are involved. When that same man is now her professor, well, all bets are off. This is an exciting, erotic and intense romance that delivered an incredible twist at the end. Never saw it coming … WOW! So worth the read.
starznstripes24 More than 1 year ago
HOLY F@!$ We're warned about the cliff, but I honestly didn't see that one coming. Well, I sort of guessed it about 3 sentences before it was spelled out for me. WOW is close to the most intelligent thing I have right now. This was a very fast read, and I had a hard time putting my kindle down to go to sleep last night because of it. Joe is very relatable and I got so pulled into her life that I lost track of nearly everything around me. Her "mystery man" is sexy, commanding, enticing and hot as hell. The sexual experiences between them is off the charts. Joe does a fabulous job of keeping her job and her college life from intermingling and is surprised to run into him while on campus. Her best friends are prominent in her life and have a very active role here. This is great to see. Some authors forget that their main characters need a support system. She met Annie and Brody after moving there for school. I really like both of these characters. It's been a while since I've liked secondary characters this much. It really adds to the enjoyment of the story. I can't say a whole lot without giving too much away, but things that may be considered stereotypical by some is twisted and curved enough to be completely unique in this read. In my opinion, it should stand out in the crowd and I'm longing for the next chapter in this story. Pick it up now as part 2 of the trilogy releases in a week. You won't be disappointed.
SexyVixenReader More than 1 year ago
Oh My Gosh Damn I totally didn't see that coming! Dance for me is a very hot, sexy, and crazy story. the characters were incredible, and the sex was off the charts! This is a story you should definitely not read in public places. Has a cliffhanger but with all that heat who cares. Please July hurry for my next installment.
mary8808 More than 1 year ago
Josephine has had a hard life growing up. Losing her mother at a young age and then left to take care of her father. Who died after she turned 18. You would guess that he knew she was able to take care of herself and he went to be with her mother. So now Joe is a senior in college and has a secret that she doesn't share. She is a stripper and it pays for her off campus apartment where she has all the privacy she wants. She meets a man at the strip club that is only a sexual relationship, because he only sees her a few times a month and she doesn't even know his name. She is OK with that until she finds out who he really is. Can she leave him alone or will she make a royal mess of things? But the pull between them is so strong that her mind is at war with her body each time they are close to each other. Joe will fight her mind in doing what is right or so she thinks. This is a great story that will have you on the edge of your seat until the end and boy oh boy what an ending. I can't wait for more. **Copy provided by the author in exchange for my honest review**
shellmebell More than 1 year ago
5 Fantastic Stars! Loved it from the beginning until the end, had me on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what would happen next.
CJ37 More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC copy from author for a honest review. Loved it!! A well written, suspenseful, hot steamy read that easily captivated my attention from the start. Josephine's a college student who was paying her way in life by secretly working as a pole dancer. There she met a sexy, dominating alpha male named Ramson. Mutual attraction flared, thus beginning the start of a sizzling relationship that was kept secret for various reasons. I found the characters entertaining and their chemistry hot. OMG! The ending left me with my mouth dropped and wanting the next book. Can't wait!!
jeniNY More than 1 year ago
Just when Josephine “Joe” Hart thought, she found a bit of happiness in her life, it all comes tumbling down, leaving her to put the pieces of her heart back together. Josephine has been through a lot in her young life by the time she turns eighteen she has lost both her parents and has no other family. She is alone on her own; she will do what it takes to survive and to follow her dreams. If that means stripping to make ends meet and pay for her college, then so, be it. She never expected to fall for anyone that was not in her plans. Her mystery man takes her on the most sensual ride of her life for filling sexual fantasies she didn’t even know she had. The sex is hot, dirty, and passionate but it’s just sex. Until real lives are exposed and feelings shared, things become complicated. He wants her, but he has secrets she wants him, but she has secrets. What happens when you find out the man you had decided to give everything to your mind, body and soul turns out not to be the man you thought he was? My Review: Oh, my I cannot say enough about this book. Let me start with hot, dirty sex in all kinds of places. This is not what I have grown to expect from J.C. Valentine. I have read a few of her books and this one goes in a completely different direction. The male character is a mystery from the beginning to the end, even when a huge twist is revealed in the cliffhanger we still don’t know what he his deal is. Yes, there is a cliffhanger and it's okay because J.C. Valentine warns us from the beginning this is a three part series so we have to expect a cliffhanger. Did I expect this one, Hell NO! I did not! Holy cow, what a crazy story this turned out to be! Josephine has issues no question, she loses her mother at a young age to cancer her father falls apart after and Joe is left to take care of him until his death when she is eighteen. Not a great life so far for our heroine, so it's not surprising that her life choices are a little off. She’s a stripper, and in her profession, she meets all kinds of men. One day one of them propositions her and she starts on a sexual adventure that blows her mind. Secrets come to light, hearts are broken and confused. I don’t want to give away too much of the story because I absolutely hate spoilers. Therefore, I will say this is a very well written story that kept my attention from the very first dance and continued to keep it until the last. The sex scenes are steamy, sensual, and sometimes emotional. The male character is an arrogant jerk sometimes and a sort of decent guy the next, but the mystery he projects makes us care about who he is or could be. Josephine has a lot to work out by the end of this first installment and I can’t wait to find out where the author will take us. *RECEIVED AND ARC FROM THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*
BookMinion More than 1 year ago
Josephine Hart is a strong female but her mystery man knows how to control her.  He is very demanding in bed and out and she knows it is just about sex but damn is the sex beyond mind blowing.  When Joe starts to have feelings about her mystery man she realizes she is in deep trouble. She knows it will end badly but can't make herself stop seeing him.   I really enjoyed Dance for Me.  It was a fast read and the sex was super hot.  There are twist and turns in this book that had me re-reading it to see if I missed something.  I will warn you that there is a cliffhanger ending.  I can't wait for next book!!! I don't want to say much more as I don't want to give anything away.  Just go read the book it is a definite MUST READ! I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.
MHUTCHINSON More than 1 year ago
This is one hot, steamy read and J.C. Valentine knows how to do it unmistakably!! I read this book in one sitting and could not put it down. Such a great book!!! Joe is a young college student that has decided to make the best out of what she has left in life. Joe's parents are gone by the time she is 18 and she has no other family. Her only other person is her best friend, Annie. She also has one other friend that she can turn to but he wants more than just a friendship and Joe realizes this before things get out of hand. Joe has decided to strip to pay for her college and living expenses since she has no one left to help her. She usually does not have to make any contact with the clients after she fulfills their wishes for the night, but one client keeps coming back and she has developed some serious feelings for him. When Joe goes to her Art Comp class the first day she is so stunned to find out who the professor is. Joe and Annie take this class together and they sit through the lectures and split right after class every week. The mysterious client that keeps asking for Joe at the bar keeps turning up and Joe keeps getting mixed feelings and emotions from him. Joe really does not know how to take him. The back and forth keeps you wondering what is going to happen with this situation. I love how J.C. keeps you longing to turn the pages. This was such easy reading and it just flowed right along. This story did end in a cliffhanger and I am so anxious to find out in the next book what becomes of these two in their future. Thanks J.C. Valentine for a great read that I literally could not put down until I was done with!! Can't wait for more!!
Karina46 More than 1 year ago
*4 Night & Day Stars* I've never been a fan of cliffhangers but recently discovered that when tastefully done and paired with great writing, it can turn out to be pretty amazing. Josephine Hart has led a trying life since the loss of her parents, but she makes no excuses for her circumstances and rather takes life as it comes. A senior in college, she supports herself by dancing at a gentlemen's club where she exercises complete control over her attentive audience, especially Him. Always observing from a darkened corner, this beautiful mystery man takes what he wants and gives her feelings she previously never entertained. Careful not to mix business with pleasure, Joe compartmentalizes her life into work and school. Going to such measures as preferring low lighting during her performances in order to maintain a certain anonymity save someone from recognizing her outside of the club, friends included. Her so-called carefully orchestrated life becomes a whirlwind of erotic encounters bordering on dangerous and perhaps something more. As if that wasn't enough, her first day of Art Class takes an interesting turn once she lays eyes on Professor Scott. Gorgeous, with unforgettable piercing onyx eyes reminiscent of a certain mystery man that commands full attention, she can't help but oscillate between thinking life is playing a cruel joke on her and making lemonade with the forbidden fruit so blatantly being offered. She's always kept her guard up in regards to intimacy but after having the crème de la crème, right or wrong as it may be...she's can't deny being hot for teacher. With his Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde routine, it's tough to know which way is up or down and get a feel for where they stand at times, but being apart is out of the question. Unfortunately, things are not always what they seem and something more lurks beneath the surface of their fragile relationship. The electricity between Joe and Prof. Scott is tangible in every page and takes the reader for a wild ride of unexpected twists and turns that will leave you breathless and hungry for more of these great characters. I happen to be a sucker for books that involve dance and when I was offered the opportunity to review this title, I didn't hesitate because J.C. Valentine's writing style is a mixture of fun and sexy that always puts a smile on my face.
koala571 More than 1 year ago
OMG!!! What a book, I really loved this story. Yes, there is a cliffhanger and you don't see it coming.  Josephine is a struggling college student trying to make ends meet anyway she can. She has a hot, passionate, erotic, demanding relationship with a mystery man. However, as she starts one of her classes with Professor Ransom Scott, she realizes that he is the mystery man.  They try to hide their feelings and the connection between them, but the power of love is too strong. Ransom believes strongly that he can't have an open relationship with Josephine, since she is a student and he would lose everything. Josephine doesn't understand and questions herself on certain things about Ransom. Eventually this starts to put a strain on the relationship, will they be able to make it together or does Ransom risk everything for Josephine? This book is too good to give any spoilers, as it must be read to find out what happens between Josephine and Ransom.  JC writes a powerful book with very hot erotic scenes and you are drawn into their love story. The characters are strong and you will want answers by the time you reach the end, but wait..... I can't wait until the next book in this trilogy to find out more of what happens.  I would highly recommend this book to persons over 18 yrs + who likes to be intrigued on the mystery surrounding the cliffhanger.  I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. 
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jkmeaux More than 1 year ago
I received an arc of this book for an honest review and WOW!!!  Joe Hart works as a stripper to pay her way through college. Ransom Scott is a patron of the club. They begin having a  relationship that's strictly about sex, not even knowing each other's names. When Joe shows up for her arts class, none  other than Ransom is her professor. I couldn't put this down until I'd read it through.  Although I knew this book ended in a cliffhanger, I never saw THIS coming! I can't wait for #2!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Josephine known as Joe is a college student who works as most students have to, but Joe keeps her job a secret even from her closest friend Annie. She attracts the attention of this enigmatic stranger and ends up in a relationship where they both remain anonymous and only sex is involved. He is very much in control and even though he can be rough, Joe can't get enough of him and is unable to keep away from him.  When Joe starts her next semester, she is somewhat baffled when she comes face to face with him and the chemistry is still very prominent. Their relationship is very unpredictable as his temperament goes from rough to demanding and aloof and at other times he is gentle, passionate and considerate. The question that keeps coming back is "who is Ransom Scott?".  The revelation at the end is a real surprise and I can't wait to see how it all turns out. I have really enjoyed the first part of this trilogy and look forward to what the next part brings.  I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
***I received an ARC copy of the book in return for an honest review*** I don't really care for spoilers so I'll try not to place any in my review. I loved all of the characters in this book. Joe and Ransom are seriously HOT together. The twist at the end of this book left me with my mouth hanging open. I never seen it coming until the last chapter. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series:-) Hopefully we get more insight on Annie and Jason too because something is seriously up with him, I just haven't figured it out yet. I have an idea but we'll see. And poor Brody. I think by the end of this series he's going to be heartbroken. Hopefully he'll get his own series. This is definitely a five star read. I practically read it straight through, it was that good. It held my attention from beginning to end. NO part of this book was boring. So when it is released, be sure to get your copy. You won't be disappointed. I've read a few books by this author but this book makes we want to go out and buy any book she's written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC for an honest reveiw. Boy, was I surprised. I knew nothing about this book before I read it.....I will read anything with JC Valentine's name on it.... this is no exception! If I had not received the ARC, I am not sure that I would have read it before all of the books were published since I now know that there is a major cliffhanger. But that said, I thoroughly enjoyed the book, look forward to the next one and absolutely recommend this book. Hopefully, we will learn more about Brody and Jason. Even though I do not like Jason, I want to know why Joe seriously doesn't like him. I would love to know what their heart-to-heart conversation was about! I am not a big one for spoilers so I have kept my review very general. Maybe I thought this was so awesome because I did not know anything about the book, but if that is the case, I am glad I had no preconceived notion going into it.
chellethompson More than 1 year ago
**ARC provided for an honest review** WOW!!!!! This book completely drew me in on the first page and I could not put it down until the last page. This book has completely left speechless!! I am going to really try not to say too much and not give any spoilers, but WOW that ending!!!! JC Valentine definitely knows how to write an amazing story that keeps you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. I cannot wait for the next book. Dance for Me has left absolutely speechless and blown away. It is fast paced, intriguing, captivating, and HOT!!! This is definitely a hot and steamy read that is beautifully written. Is it too soon for a re-read?? Because I will definitely be re-reading very soon.