Wednesday, December 7, 2016

REVIEW: Death Dancer by Tara Lain

Summary:

A tattooed dancer and a by-the-book detective dance with death in the ego-fueled halls of ballet.

Bad boy of ballet Valentin ‘Val’ Aalto stands poised on the verge of huge success—except for one big obstacle. Influential lead dancer Harry Hardesty hates Val and cheats him out of the lead in Romeo and Juliet.

When Hardesty winds up dead, Val looks like a prime suspect—and gets thrown under the detailed and methodical inspection of the handsome NY detective with the stick up his butt, Andrew Preston. At first, Preston believes Hardesty may be the victim of the chilling Dancer Killer who’s struck three victims, but evidence stacks up against Val.

Still, Andrew can’t seem to keep his hands off his suspect and when the Dancer Killer starts stalking Val, Andrew is forced to choose between his dedication to a job he loves and his growing passion for his beautiful dancer. Together Val and Andrew discover that chaos can be beautiful, one should choose desserts wisely, and love can even trump death in the rehearsal halls of ballet.

Title:  Death Dancer
Series:  Dangerous Dancers
Book #: 2
Author:  Tara Lain
Approximate Book Length:  228 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:

I really liked both characters, though I feel like some of the get-to-know-you moments might’ve happened off screen. There were a ton of secondary characters, particularly from the ballet studio, and they were occasionally a little difficult to follow, but it helped provide possibilities from almost every angle, both regarding the mystery and future books in the series.

Speaking of the mystery, usually I’m all about the romance, but it was actually the mystery in this book that kept me riveted. Some of the answers were predictable, but some not so much. It’s not until the final few chapters that everything is revealed, and that was so great.

Bottom Line:

Death Dancer is a wonderful romantic mystery that introduces new characters and includes the lovable faces from the first book. Pick this one up for an awesome read!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

REVIEW: Get Me Off by Penny Wylder

Summary:

No guy has ever been able to get me off. It was my little secret.

Until I accidentally told the whole world.

Spilling something so humiliating on my social media is bad enough, I never expected anyone to actually message me about it. Especially not someone as smug and sexy as Heath "O Maker" James.

He tells me he doesn't just THINK he can get me off—he knows it.

As hot as he is, he's a total stranger. I shouldn't give him the time of day.

But the more he talks... the more he tells me all the dirty things he wants to do to me...

The more I can't say no.

And once Heath gets his way, I'll be only screaming one word: Yes!

Title:  Get Me Off
Series:  N/A
Book #: N/A
Author:  Penny Wylder
Approximate Book Length:  100 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:

This was a fast fun read. I felt what she felt and got hot flashes right along with her. Heath is a pretty compelling character that I took a little bit of time to like once I got past his history. Their chemistry jumps off the page and they are actually pretty cute together. My only issue was with how quickly she let herself sleep with him. I would’ve held out longer, but I’m not actually in her shoes.

Bottom Line:

Get Me Off is a quick sexy read that had me glued to the page. Pretty awesome novella!

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