Review: Barefoot Dancing (Rags to Riches #6) by T.A. Chase

November 17, 2014 Review 0

Review: Barefoot Dancing (Rags to Riches #6) by T.A. Chase

A moment in time can be the most pivotal one in our lives.

Kendall VanHooren is happy with his life. He works as a corporate lawyer in his father’s firm and does as he wishes on the weekends. He used to be a partier, but as he’s matured, he’s settled down and figured out that sometimes quiet is a good thing.

George Bowie is working a minimum wage job, which is barely keeping him off the streets most days. He lost his job in the banking crisis and has learned the hard way that pride has no place when it comes to survival.

Dancing barefoot on the beach might seem an odd thing to do, but it brings two men together at just the right moment for their worlds to collide.

Title: Barefoot Dancing
Author: T.A. Chase
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Unconventional In Atlanta , What's His Passion?, No Bravery, Bulls and Blood
Series: Rags to Riches #6
Narrator: Barefoot Dancing: Rags to Riches # 6
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Publisher
Published: November 28, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Male Male Romance
Pages: 96
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: four-half-flames

The title of this caught my attention.  It kind of enchanted me.  Reading the blurb contributed to that enchantment.  I needed to read this.

Yes, I knew when I chose this, it was part of a series. Though I have read T.A. Chase, I had not read this series.  But, after checking it out, there appeared to be a good chance that I could read this as a stand-alone.  I was right.  Read very well as a stand-alone.  It appears that folks from other stories are mentioned, but not important to this story.

For instance, the wedding of Ion and Adrien (introduced in books one and two) is what starts this book.  The only significance to this book is the setting – on the beach, in the Hamptons.  The wedding is actually over and Kendall is walking to his own beach house when he comes across George dancing barefoot in the sand.  The enchanted moment and then instant lust happens.

The romance of Kendall and George is whirlwind, sweet and hot.  But, I found it all too easy for them.  The instant attraction, mostly, worked for me.  I know it can and does happen.  But the rest.  The sudden ease that George had finding a job in his field.  All the family getting along right away.  The merging of their separate lives to one with very few, I don’t think any were mentioned, issues.  Just too easy.  It made the story rather unbelievable for me.

What an awful thing to complain about – no conflict.  But really, there was none, and the story was flat.  The romance was good, the characters well developed and likable, but the story – not so much.

If you like a nice sweet romance with hot sex and no conflict, this is for you.  Myself, I like a little more excitement than I found here.


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