Title: Dance (West End #1)
Author: Teodora Kostova
Release Date: March 31st 2014
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Jared Hartley is happy. He has a starring role in a popular West End musical, great friends, adoring fans and his own flat in Central London. A relationship is not something he has ever really wanted. Making big plans for the future is not in his nature – Jared is content with his single status and enjoying all the benefits of that lifestyle.
He doesn’t even realise something is missing in his life.
Until he meets Fenix.
Fenix Bergman has a dream – to perform on Broadway. When he gets offered the lead role in Poison – a new musical based in London, he accepts, immediately recognising the huge potential of the show.
Fenix thinks he has his life completely figured out – he will move to London, help Poison become the new West End hit and bide his time until Broadway comes knocking on his door. He has never wished for anything else but proving to himself and the world that he is a performer worthy of the biggest theatre stage.
Until he meets Jared.
Jared and Fenix’s lives collide and they fill each other’s missing pieces. Neither of them expects to feel so much, so fast for the other.
Neither of them expects to need someone so badly when love hasn’t even been in their plans.
But when Fenix’s star becomes too bright for London, will the dream he’s chased all his life ruin the dream he’s holding in his hands?
Will he survive getting everything he’s ever wanted?
*explicit sexual content, graphic language and adult themes. Recommended for readers 18+ only*
Not a book without faults, but it worked for me. Unapologetically insta-lovey (Teodora Kostova nails insta-love, which is normally not my cuppa), very steamy, with a good dose of angst.
Might not be for everyone, since there is a big time jump during which the MCs are seperated and sleep with other people. But, IMO it was handled pretty great, and the conflict (which was the reason of the separation as well) was solid and not contrived.
Great secondary characters that will get their own story in the future.