Do you remember A Dream Come True by Lisa Hahn? Personally, I was a huge fan. I mean, who never dreamed about their rock star crush coming to call (FYI, still waiting on your call, Gerard Way!)? Anyways, Hahn is back with Sweet: Book One of The Bretton Falls Ballet Series.
Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Catherine “Cat” Brown has dreamed of being billed the lead dancer of the Bretton Falls Ballet for years, but her petite size made it difficult for her director to take her seriously. But there is a new director in town that sees potential in Cat…enough potential that he even gives her the lead in The Nutcracker. She can hardly believe her luck! And when the new director shows he’s equally as interested in her off the stage, Cat might find it difficult to focus on her role.
Dmitri Fedorov was known as the greatest dancer of his generation, until an accident sidelined his career. He sees the light in Cat’s eyes when she dances and the passion she has on stage. But he finds himself drawn to her as more than just his leading lady when they begin working together in tight quarters. Although the lingering pain from his accident pains him physically and emotionally, possibly spoiling his budding interest in his star dancer.
Then there’s the ballet company and the whirlwind of gossip that looms over the pair. While their feelings grow, so do the rumors. An affair with the director doesn’t bode well for Cat’s budding career, and Dimitri’s disability holds him back. Will they be able to sort through their feelings? Or will they keep it strictly on the stage?
Gonna be honest, I’ve never read a ballet romance, but I wasn’t disappointed. The main characters had a nice chemistry and their connection was deeper than some of the wham, bam, thank you ma’am books out there. It was just as the title suggested, sweet, but spicy enough to ruffle your tutu, if you catch my drift. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a little sex with their romance and doesn’t mind their guy having a sensitive soul and a piercing gaze.