An accomplished dance major in New York City, Ava Harrington is pursuing her dream of becoming a professional in a national dance company. But a celebratory weekend in Newport, where she meets the man of her fantasies, has devastating consequences that change her life forever. Brian Stanhope, a Harvard graduate, poised to join his father's company, suffers a brain injury in a horseback riding accident, which affects his memory. He has no recollection of his graduation party weekend or the beautiful dancer who turned his head and stole his heart. When they reunite eight years later, the magic of their powerful attraction binds them together, but the past holds a secret that even love may not be able to overcome.
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4.5 Stars! Dancing in the Sand by Maria Imbalzano is an intense and emotional read. This is the story of Ava Woodward, an aspiring ballet dancer on her way to becoming a successful ballerina with a professional dance company. Unfortunately she has to give up her dream after a night of passion with her best friend's older brother. With the exception of her sister, Ava has never told anyone about her rendezvous with Brian. Seven years later, when her weekdays are all about being an associate lawyer, and her weekends are all about spending time with her niece, she and Brian meet again, and Ava is back on the roller-coaster which is her life. During the celebratory weekend of Brian Stanhope's graduation from Harvard, he falls off a horse. As a result of his accident, he suffers from many injuries and memory loss. After years of rehabilitation, he is finally back in the saddle again. He is a successful businessman and manages his family's fracking company. However, he has no recollection of his time with Ava and the passion that they once shared. When he runs into her at her workplace, he feels an attraction that cannot be explained. Overtime, some of his memories come back, as he and Ava rekindle the desire they once shared. However, a lot has happened during the past seven years and Ava's many secrets are finally divulged. This touching and powerful read is replete with discovery, sexy times and forgiveness. Ava and Brian are truly goodhearted and generous people, and I liked them more and more with each word I devoured. Ms. Imbalzano does an amazing job of defining the characters, and I felt that I knew them all intimately by the end of the book. Ava and Brian are each others savior, as they forge forward together to give their love a chance at forever. This is a well-written story that twists and turns in all the right places. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.