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I didn’t want a man in my life. I thought love was for losers, and all I needed to be happy were my friends and my dancing. But then, one Friday night, a gorgeous arrogant playboy called Dylan Campbell came crashing into my life and changed everything.
At first I hated him. I thought he was a spoiled, entitled asshole. And he was – at least at first. But then he turned out to be so much more than that, too. Because he taught me who I really was – awakening desires inside me that I didn’t even know existed.
He taught me about love and life, and maybe I taught him a few things, too. And now everything has changed. Because now he owns me completely …
From the author of the Taming Blake trilogy comes this brand new standalone novel about an aspiring dancer and the playboy billionaire who captures her heart. Due to a number of SMOKING HOT scenes of an adult nature, this novel is only suitable for those aged eighteen and older …
Julia has a passion for dancing. But life never, ever gives her any opportunities to be able to pursue it. While waiting for her dream to become a reality, Jess works a bar job. It is here that she meets the elusive Dylan Campbell when he inappropriately propositions her one night at the bar.
Outraged, Julia dismisses the interaction completely and keeps moving towards her dream. After auditioning for a scholarship with a prestigious dance school, Julia is offered a place, but she runs into the roadblock of being able to afford it. With Dylan’s proposition in the forefront of her mind, she sets to doing what ever it will take to live her dream – even if it means having to give into the handsome and enigmatic Dylan Campbell.
But will she survive his proposition, even if it delivers her dream? Will she have to give up something that he has held onto firmly in belief of waiting for The One? Can she keep her feeling out of it and not fall for the self proclaimed bachelor?
Overall I thought that the storyline was very solid but there were times when the actions of the characters was just too “off” for me.
At the beginning of the book we are setup to think of Julia in a very particular way. She is focused on achieving her dreams, while staying true to herself. This includes her virtue, her friendships and getting where she wants. What threw me for six was how easily these were dimissed when it came to Dylan. This was especially evident in a certain scene between her, Dylan and her best friend. All of her actions were off and I couldn’t recover enough to make me sympathize with uwr again in the book.
Unfortunately, I also felt the same way about Dylan. He was so hot and cold in the way that he handled things. I found it hard to relate to his character as a strong, alpha type when his actions continually seemed out of place. Sure the premise was for him to remain distant but the execution was a little off the mark for me. I think that if there had been some insight in the form of his POV, then it may have resolved some of these feelings for me.
There is no denying that this book is hot. The chemistry between the pair was off the charts explosive and you could feel the tension as it built between them. There were a lot of steamy scenes that get you hot around the collar and needing a moment to recover. I think that Charlotte pulled these parts of the book off very well.
I did enjoy the storyline. It made me want to know what would happen next and kept me intrigued as to know the outcome between the pair.
There was a good dose of romance and steam and I would recommend this book to those that are looking for a quick, sexy book.
I was graciously provided a copy of this book to read and review by the author