I am so excited to celebrate the release of Pas De Deux by Lynn Turner. This is an Inter-Racial/ Multicultural ballet romance.
“It’s said the artist is born of a damaged soul…
Wilhelmina Allende is a prima ballerina. When tragedy turns her beloved Paris into a gilded cage, she jumps at the chance to work with one of the most prolific choreographers she’s ever seen. But Zack’s style is way out of her comfort zone. So is his teaching method. And his humor. And his everything. He’s a charming little connard. It’s hard not to like him. Merde. What has she gotten herself into?
Zachary Coen’s first musical is opening on Broadway. Much like his life, it’s anything but conventional, so hiring Mina is simply out of the question. She’s too…classical. Too perfect. She’s all wrong for the role. Then he meets her in person and sees her cracks. Her broken pieces. How unique and beautiful each one is. And he can’t help but notice how her edges seem to fit his…perfectly. Just when teaming up seems to be working, the monsters they’ve kept hidden threaten to rip it all apart.”
This one came out of nowhere and knocked me over! Sensual, emotional, absolutely amazing!
Mina is a prima ballerina for the Paris Opera Ballet who has just suffered a great loss and she decides to jump on a great opportunity to dance with Zachary Coen in New York. Zach is a dancer, writer and choreographer who is putting on a Broadway musical. This is quite a different environment for Mina who is a classically trained ballerina. I loved the passion for dance in this book! It was almost like dance was a third lover in Mina and Zach’s relationship.
This love story is one of the most emotional and seductive books I’ve read this year. All the french in this book probably just makes it more sexier but every interaction with this couple was so sensual. The chemistry was insane! Every touch, every word spoken felt flammable. OMG! Every dance felt like foreplay and when they finally became intimate… forget it. I was done for.
“I’m not an animal petite.”
“Non, tu es un animal,” she insisted, grazing his earlobe with her teeth.
“T’es un lion.”
This is an inter-racial romance and while we get glimpses of Mina’s challenges as a black ballerina, this book is not about racial issues. At the heart of this book is a stunning love story. We talk about favorite heroes and heroines, well this is one of my favorite COUPLES! The writing was just gorgeous and this book completely seduced me!! Is that even a thing??!!
You know that book that will be on everyone’s best of 2018? This is THAT book! So don’t be that one person who didn’t read it. This is a must read!
Standalone Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Moderate
*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review
Lynn Turner is dedicated to writing inclusive stories that explore what it means to be imperfectly human. She is convinced she would have made a great Gilmore Girl, that writing about herself in third-person is weird, and that Colin Firth is the best Mr. Darcy (don’t fight her on this). When she isn’t writing and adulting, she’s tackling her monstrous TBR list, TV-binging, traveling, or watching old Samantha Brown travelogue videos and wishing she had her job. She and her husband share their home in California with their two extraordinary children and their sometimes cat, Bowie.