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The Girls at 17 Swann Street

Every once in a great while, a book comes along and punches me right in the gut. It sounds unpleasant, and in a way, I suppose it is, but it's also the best way I can describe my visceral reaction to certain very powerful stories such as Yara Zgheib's début novel, The Girls of 17 Swann Street. It's ...

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Dance All Night

I'm a sucker for hero in pursuit stories and Alexis Daria has pushed all the right buttons for me in her new novella, Dance All Night. It's part of the Dance Off series but takes place away from the show, with a holiday theme and two people who love dance who find themselves falling in love with eac ...

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Pas de Deux: A Dance for Two

Mina Allende, the world’s fourth highest paid ballerina, needs a new challenge after her triumphant run as Giselle. She accepts Zack Coen’s offer to co-star alongside him as Camille, the tragic courtesan of his directorial début, dance-centered musical The Lady in Red. Facing a mad rush to perf ...

C
Bad Reputation

Angst ahoy in Bad Reputation, the latest installment in Stefanie London’s Bad Bachelors series, which revolves around a dating app that rates - you guessed it - bachelors. This book is about Wes Evans, the son of Broadway royalty who is just trying to get his first solo-produced show off the groun ...

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Take the Lead

If you’re a fan of Dancing with the Stars or other reality TV show dance competitions you are definitely going to want to pick up Take the Lead, a lively, energetic and sexy contemporary romance by début author Alexis Daria. And if you’ve never watched one of these competitions before, after re ...

B
Mistletoe Games

This trio of Play-by-Play novellas involves three athletes spreading holiday cheer; a hockey player, a baseball player, and a professional surfer. On the whole, I’d absolutely recommend this anthology for anyone looking to get in the holiday (read: Christmas) spirit and wants a steamy read to help ...

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The Siren's Dance

The Siren's Dance is a paranormal romance, unique in its setting and premise. It's the second in the Siren Romance series by Amber Belldene which began with The Siren's Touch. Each story is designed to be read as a standalone but characters from book one appear in book two. It combines Slavic mythol ...

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Offensive Behavior

An accidental pregnancy and miscarriage cost Zarley Halveston her shot at Olympic gymnastics gold. Now she pole-dances at Lucky’s under the stage name Lux, and Reid McGrath, recently fired from the company he founded for “being an asshole,” is Lux’s most loyal fan. Every night he watches her ...

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Dance with Me

Cullinan delves into professional disappointment from two totally divergent viewpoints, one from a semi-professional football player and the other an internationally acclaimed ballet dancer. On the surface a man clad like a gladiator in football pads and gear and a man clad in tights and ballet slip ...

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Watch Me

Lisa Renee Jones’ Watch Me is part of a new series centered around a fictional reality TV dance show called America’s Stepping Up. Since I can admit to a fondness for So You Think You Can Dance, I thought the book might be fun. Unfortunately, the title I would give this book is So You Think Your ...