Fever: A Ballroom Romance, Book One

Fever: A Ballroom Romance, Book One

by Tonya Plank

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ISBN-13: 9781942289005
Publisher: Dark Swan Press
Publication date: 06/05/2015
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,211,204
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

After working for many years as a criminal appeals attorney in New York, Tonya Plank now lives and writes in Southern California. A former amateur ballroom dancer, she wrote the dance blog, Swan Lake Samba Girl. Her first novel, Swallow, won several awards, including gold medals in the Independent Publisher and the Living Now Book Awards, and was a finalist in ForeWord's Book of the Year and the National Indie Excellence Awards.

When not writing, she enjoys taking road trips with her rescue dog, Sofia, devouring Mexican food and Cadillac margaritas, sweating to dance-based workouts, cuddling up with her cats and a good book, and of course seeing dance performances of any kind. Her favorite places in the world are Lincoln Center in New York City, the Pacific Coast Highway from San Diego to San Francisco, and the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.

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Fever: A Ballroom Romance, Book One 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Dawn Milner More than 1 year ago
I really did enjoy this book....it was Great! Had a great time with Rory & Sasha...had a few cries...but all in all the adventure with them was awesome! Great job Tonya!
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Rory was an attorney who felt that most attorneys were boring. Her boyfriend is James, whose also a lawyer in LA. She had studied ballet for 14 years. At a party, she saw a dance being done and longed to dance again. This was a little slow-moving, but I did finish it. I didn't like where it left off. I didn't realize it was part of a serial when I got it. Maybe if I get a chance to get the other two books, I will feel better about the whole story. **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review**
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the realism of the story. Plank creates a well-placed world gives readers a real sense of what is happening around them. At times I really felt immersed in the world of dance. The difference between the different styles of dance was paramount to the tale. At the same time, its sensuality is apparent throughout. Her smooth narrative makes for an enjoyable read as her descriptions heighten the tale, taking it from real to vivid. Although I enjoyed getting to know the characters, deeper development would have taken the story to another level. I didn’t feel as if I could connect with them enough to fully immerse myself in the story. The variety of personality types did give a sense of community throughout, and made for some interesting interpersonal relationships. This was a fun and intriguing start to Plank’s Ballroom Romance series. I appreciated the way in which she developed the world in which her characters live. I’m quite intrigued to see what happens next. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
[ I received this book free from the publisher through Reading Alley. I thank them for their generousity. In exchange, I was simply asked to write an honest review, and post it. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising] "Most ballroom dancing is not about competing. Ballroom dance should be primarily about fun." Unfortunately, former dancer Aurora Laudner, now a lawyer with a small firm in Hollywood CA, isn't hearing that. She's gotten her "just above a law clerk" job and has been doing little beyond boilerplate work since she'd started. She'd become a lawyer after her father died and her ballet career crashed and burned over body dysmorphia issues. She felt like she'd settled, even getting her sister's cast-off boyfriend who in his own way perpetuated that feeling by looking down on her non-ivy league education. Then, she bumps into a door back to what she was passionate about as she enters the world of ballroom dance. Originally "exercise" to dispell stress, she quickly finds friends and semi-acceptance in a field she loves. She begins to feel alive again. Now James feels almost as left out as she had before. With her first legal case on the docket where it seems like even the defendant doesn't want her there, her dancing becomes a form of escape. An escape to where she's happy, to friends who care about her- and vice versa. The question is, just how competitive is she prepared to be? This was a really well written book, that left me both sad and wanting to find out what's next. However, the poor formatting did not contribute to my enjoyment. I have signed on for the author's newsletter to find out the status of the next in this series.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Katelyn Hensel for Readers' Favorite Fever: A Ballroom Romance was certainly smoking hot. I felt that I was visualizing all the smoldering sexiness of a tango, combined with the grace and agility of a ballerina! Rory's dreams of becoming a professional dancer were crushed long ago. She's almost forgotten the sensual, exhilarating pull of the dance floor, until she sees Sasha, a Russian ballroom dancer who reignites her passion in more ways than one. Sasha too has his past pains, but through Rory, he's able to find someone who shares his feelings, his passion for dance. Tonya Plank has a very visual style to her writing, which made for excellent descriptions and scenes that continued to pop with color and life. I was particularly impressed with the dance sequences, because never having been a dancer, I really don't know much about the terminology. While some descriptions and dance moves went right over my head, the scenes were set up in a way that you could still feel the rhythm, still feel the smoothness of skin on skin, and the breathless beat of the dance steps themselves. What a wonderful way to create a romance! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and the romantic ride therein. Fever is exactly what the title describes; a hot, sweaty, passionate read that might make you dizzy, and is most definitely hot, hot, HOT! Tonya Plank is a new author to me, but I will definitely be looking out for more from her in the future, which is good because it looks like there will be more Ballroom Romances to come!
LizDavDon More than 1 year ago
Tonya Plank's FEVER (INFECTIOUS RHYTHM series) is a sexy contemporary ballroom romance in three parts that delivers real characters, a fascinating look into the scandalous competitive ballroom dance scene and PASSION - on the dance floor AND in the bedroom. Rory is an L.A. lawyer whose love of dance is reignited when she meets ballroom champion Sasha at her boyfriend's holiday party. Sparks fly, dance lessons ensue and Rory faces the struggles and uncertainty of following one's dreams. The steady build-up of Rory and Sasha's personal and professional relationship created great sexual tension! And, the bold secondary story lines that touch on eating disorders and criminal law are thoroughly engaging.