Thursday, February 14, 2013

[Kame's Review]: "Dance with Me"

 
Dance with Me by Hayden Braeburn
Publisher: Hayden Braeburn (May 24, 2012)
Series: Everetts of Tyler, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
Champion ballroom dancer Katerina Nemecek pushed the love of her life away when he offered to save her studio from foreclosure. She loved him despite the secrecy surrounding their relationship, but she refused to take advantage of him or his wealth.

Mason Everett wants nothing more than to share his life, his family, and his fortune with Kat, but keeping her a secret was the only way he could keep her safe. He'd rather hide her away than chance losing her.

When Kat and Mason's relationship finally goes public, it sets in motion a plan to keep them apart. Can they survive the firestorm to dance together forever?

 

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Kame's Review:



Katerina “Kat” Nemecek is a champion ballroom dancer and she owns Dance With Me a small dance studio.  A dance studio she is about to lose because of failure to make loan payments to the bank. Mason Everett is there to tell her about the proceedings and pledge his love to her. Kat has recently broken up with Mason because she felt he was embarrassed of their relationship, in the year they were dating she had yet to meet his family or any of his friends. Mason confesses it is not his family or friends he feared but a girlfriend from high school that he suspects to have caused harm to Mason’s past love interests; his reluctance to publically claim Kat has been to protect her and tells Kat he was going to propose the night they broke up.   Convinced of his love Kat accepts Mason’s proposal.  The suspense filled story that unfolds details the happenings when Mason’s fears are confirmed and the former girlfriend becomes enraged with Mason’s engagement announcement.

This is the first of definitely three if not four books about the Everett siblings, these books are closely related.  The suspenseful conflict is not a tired expected “old girlfriend gets even” formula; which I enjoyed immensely.  There are plenty of pages dedicated to the couple’s happy ending; for once a romance book did not tie everything up in a bow in fewer than five pages.

I would have loved to read more about Kat and Mason falling in love, and not just a quick description from Kat on how they met.  To me when I read a romance I look forward to reading the moment when each character realizes they love the other and that did not happen in this book.  I never doubted they were deeply in love, but I would have liked to read more about the challenges and emotions of keeping their relationship hidden. Maybe that would be perfect for a prequel novella!


3.5 STARS!


 

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Kame received this book from the author in exchange for her honest review.

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Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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 Sometimes it can be difficult--you see that the couple's happy and in love, but, like you said, it's so much better to see how they reached that point. Great review, Kame, thanks for sharing!



 


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1 comment :

  1. Great review!! This one sounds like something I would enjoy reading.

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