Saturday 1 April 2017

Forbidden Dance by Deanna Roy Blog Tour #giveaway #bookreview

Forbidden Dance
Deanna Roy

(Lover’s Dance, #1)
Publication date: March 28th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

She was hidden from the world. Then he arrived.  

An emotional new novel from six-time USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy For four years,

I’ve lived in almost total seclusion. Homeschooled, forbidden from social media, seeing no one other than the dancers at Dreamcatcher Academy, where I teach ballet to little girls in wheelchairs.

Then Blitz arrives.

 He’s the disgraced host of Dance Blitz, a bawdy reality show where Blitz sleeps with as many dancers as possible while looking for his perfect partner.

At least he was. A few weeks ago, he got kicked off his own show.
He’s at my academy for a publicity stunt, and my wheelchair ballerinas are his ticket back into the public’s good graces.

I intend to hate him and stay as far away as possible. But when he looks at me, I can’t resist. Before I realize what’s happened, we’re sneaking into back rooms, dancing, kissing, planning dates away from the cameras and the wrath of my family. But I’m afraid. I have a secret at the academy, a small, wonderful, terrible secret, and if I stay with Blitz, the world will find out.
Forbidden Dance is a full-length standalone HEA, although fans who fall in love with Blitz and Livia can continue the series to follow more of their love story

Author Bio:
Deanna Roy is the six-time USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and women’s fiction.

She is a passionate advocate for women who have lost babies. She has several books on the subject, including her bestseller FOREVER INNOCENT, a romance about a couple whose baby is taken off life support at seven days old.

She has run the website PregnancyLoss.Info for fifteen years, including many large spin-off support groups both online and in person. To learn about new releases, sign up for her subscriber list at She has regular giveaways in conjunction with major pregnancy loss events.


Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Xpresso Book Tours
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Part 1 in a new series

My Forbidden Dance Review . . . 

It has been forever since I read a Deanna Roy book and I'm glad that I got this opportunity to read her again.   This book started a bit slow for me but the slow build was worth it.

Livia is a naive, sheltered nineteen year old girl.  A girl whom has a dream, hopes, passions and regrets.   She also has an abnormal tight hold from her family.   Which is weird since she's nineteen and the way they go about it, is wrong on many levels.  The one freedom she is allowed is dance.  Thankfully that fills a lot of voids.  Well until Blitz arrives.

Blitz/Benjamin was living the high life but wasn't truly living it.  There was always a void and he started to act out.  Now to regain his reality show he has to do a bit of penance.    Some of this penance is working at a small dance studio and doing various charity events.  He thinks he will do anything to get his life back but once he meets Livia, he's not sure what he wants more.  His show or Livia.

Livia comes across very immature at times, but you get it the way she was sheltered.  But she's a bit of a dichotomy, because underneath that immature girl is a sensual passionate young woman.  Since Livia lives on the outskirts of reality, being with someone like Blitz is all new to her.  However, meeting Blitz also wakes her up, that she finally wants to break free and find her own way.

~But I feel differently now.  I'm awake again, fully alive.  And I don't want to live their way.  I want to choose my own.~
Livia's change from girl to woman was rapid and at times the too rapid of change making it hard to truly believe some aspects to the story.   However, it was still super sweet and hopeful, and I thought it was a great standalone.  How it is going to be spread out into 5 books is beyond me, but I'm up for the challenge.

3 . 5 Awoken thumbs up!

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