Title: Dance with Me
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?
Author: Hayden Braeburn
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Fight For Me
Series: The Everetts of Tyler
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Fight For Me
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: May 25, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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eBook, 140 pages
Published May 25th 2012 by Hayden Braeburn
Source: Author, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: The Everetts of Tyler, book #1
4 ½ stars
Katerina Nemecek buckled her heel before stepping in front of the studio’s mirrored wall. Dance was her passion, her joy, and if she didn’t get a break soon, she would have to give it up. She danced with abandon, channeling her worry, her pain, and her sorrow into the steps. Desperate times called for desperate measures, and although she wasn’t sure what those measures were, she had to think of something. Perhaps she should sell.
She’d had an offer a year ago from Juliette Jamieson in Aylesford. Although Jamieson Studio specialized in ballet and lyrical dance, Juliette felt Kat’s expertise in ballroom and musical theater could be an asset. Panting with exertion, Kat threw herself harder into the routine. She didn’t want to sell, and she didn’t want to leave, but what other choice did she have?
Mason Everett watched Kat as she performed a series of intricate moves. She was so beautiful, it hurt. He was there to serve her with papers stating she had one month to pay her back mortgage or she was headed to foreclosure, but he had to watch her. She was utterly mesmerizing when she danced, and he hadn’t seen her in over a week.
The economy had come crashing down around them and although ballroom dancing was more popular than ever with that TV show, people just weren’t taking lessons like they had a few years ago. He knew Kat was working her ass off, he knew she was doing everything in her power to stay afloat, but the bank–what was once his family’s bank–didn’t care. The day the national chain bought them out was the day Kat’s mortgage troubles began. Now, he was here, having taken this assignment himself. He wasn’t sure if he’d volunteered to torture himself or because he thought he could comfort her, but he was here nonetheless. He watched her dance a while longer before making himself known.
I have to start out by saying, “I can’t believe I waited so long to read this book!” I have had this on my TBR pile for a long while. Given the opportunity to review it, I jumped at it. And boy, am I glad I did. Once I started reading I didn’t stop until the end.
I liked the fact it started out with them already in love. Kat and Mason are perfect for each other. The problems that arise from their engagement keeps you turning the pages wanting to know what is going to happen next.
Dance for me is the first book in the series, The Everett’s of Tyler, and also the first book by Hayden.
Hayden packs a whole novel in the size of a novella. It has a strong, sweet love story with just the right amount of suspense. Enough to keep you turning the pages to see what is going to happen next.
If you need a quickie read, enjoy a fast paced suspense, then this is just the book for you.