Pas De Deux by Lynn Turner
May 11, 2018
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.
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“We were never meant to be perfect. Our pieces wouldn’t fit together that way.”
The two main characters have talent, ambition, emotional baggage along with artistic temperament. Their love story is passionate, and intense. Mina and Zach interactions are sensual and seductive. The author wrote beautiful dance scenes as well as off the charts sex scenes. It did however, take me a while to read this. Maybe because I’m not a dancer, never studied dance, that I didn’t quite connect. There were French terms that I had no idea what it meant. Sure, after a while I figured some of it out, or in my mind I did. I even looked for a glossary of sorts in the front/back of the book to help, but there isn’t one. I do however recognize that it is well written and I’m sure fans of dance romance will love this story.
Review copy provided by Lola’s Blog Tours
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (June 27, 2018)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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.
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