Private Dances (Natosha’s Review)

Title: Private Dances (3rd Edition)
Author: B.A. Tortuga
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 2, 2016
Genre(s): Gay erotic romance, male stripper, college
Page Count: 139 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

3rd Edition

Dale is working his way through college as an exotic dancer. While he prefers to keep his performances public, it’s tough to say no to the private dances, even though they’re risky. Three songs, just dancing, no touching—Dale can do this and be handsomely compensated.

For Italian businessman Adriano “Gen” Genovese, the handsome cowboy tempts him into wanting more than one dance. Gen convinces Dale to indulge in another dance and a night in his decadent hotel room. He introduces Dale to a glittering world of wealth on a scale Dale has never even imagined.

As the romance between the down-home Texas student and the millionaire playboy heats up, they come to realize the only risk they face is losing their hearts.

First Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.
Second Edition published by Smashwords Edition, 2012.

This was a decent read. There was things I liked about it and things I did not really like about it. But overall it was a decent read.

I will start with what I did like. I liked that Dale was a strong minded man that even though he was a stripper he had his set of rules that he lived by and he did not give in to others even if he was offered more money for whatever the customer was asking for. He had his set of morals and he was not going to be persuaded on them. I also liked that when he did something that he wanted he went for it. When he met Gen he felt the connection between them that was more then sexual and that is why he was willing to persue things outside of the club. Dale is a strong minded individual who even though did not really enjoy being a dancer, he did it anyway. He did it to pay his way through school and to pay his way through life until he was able to graduate school. He did not let Gen bully him into quitting and I really respect that about Dale.

One of the things I did not like was Gen was fine with what Dale did as far as a job when they first met but the more they got to know each other the more Gen did not respect that Dale wanted to pay his own way. At times the jealousy that Gen felt was in my opinion over the top and a bit to passive. I felt like Gen was trying to bully Dale into doing what Gen wanted instead of what Dale needed to do for his own peace of mind.

The other thing I did not like is at some points in the book I felt like both of these men, which are extremely smart individuals and well educated said and talked like they did not have any education at all. That kind of bothered me because I felt like that was off base as to who these two men were in the book. It made it harder to read those points in the book that it happened.

Like I originally said, overall it was a decent read, but just not one of my favorites. I think there will be others that will thoroughly enjoy this book.

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Galley copy of Private Dances provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.

This was a decent read. I enjoyed it. It was more a fairy tale romance then closer to being realistic. I think that some will really enjoy this book.

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