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In Step

Note:  Readers are advised to read Off Balance (Painted Bay book one) before In Step, so as to gain a fuller understanding of important backstory. It’s impossible to review In Step without reference to that backstory, so please be aware that there are spoilers for Off Balance and On Board ahead. ...

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The Brightest Star in Paris

The Brightest Star in Paris is the follow up to Diana Biller’s 2019 début, The Widow of Rose House.  I haven’t got around to reading that one, but I gather that the books are linked by virtue of the fact that the hero of Brightest Star – Doctor Benedict Moore – is the brother of Sam from R ...

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Just Not That Into Billionaires

I love this book. I LOVE this book! One last time for the cheap seats: I LOVE THIS BOOK!! Before Annika Martin’s Billionaires in Manhattan series, I gave the billionaire trend little more than a passing glance. But not now. With Just Not That Into Billionaires, Martin has crafted a charming, fun, ...

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Radha & Jai's Recipe for Romance

Radha and Jai’s Recipe for Romance is a simple, sweet novel about two teenagers who share a passion for dance and manage to fall in love while tackling their worst insecurities.  Teenagers will love it and adults who enjoy sweet romances will likely be swept away by it too. Radha dreams of bec ...

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I'll Be the One

Skye is, at size 16, an average American girl - but much larger than the average Korean (something her mother will never let her forget) and downright gargantuan in the world of K-pop. Skye, however, won’t let other people’s beauty standards hold her back. Knowing she can dance and sing, she ent ...

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Off Balance

In Off Balance, the first book in her new series of contemporary romances, author Jay Hogan takes a big geographical leap from one end of New Zealand to the other, from the lakes and mountains of the Southland (the setting for her recent Southern Lights books) to the coastal region of subtropical No ...

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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 ...

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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 ...