Genre: Contemporary Romance.
Publisher: Bolero Books, LLC
Author: Alana Albertson
Buy Link: Amazon
Book Length 286 pages
To her millions of fans, ballroom champion Selena Marcil seems to have the perfect life: a great dance partner, a hit reality show, and celebrity perks. But underneath the glamorous ball gowns, Selena longs to find someone to share her life with when the stage lights dim.
Selena’s childhood sweetheart, Bret Lord, hung up his dance shoes after winning two national titles with her as a teenager, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He never saw his former fiancée again, except on television and on the cover of men’s magazines. Ten years and three deployments later, Bret gets an offer to audition for Selena’s dance show. When the Marine Corps gives him temporary leave to appear on the series, Bret can’t refuse the quick cash that will enable him to provide financially for the widow of his buddy, even if it does mean coming face to face with his past.
When Bret shows up at her national championship, Selena is shocked. For years she searched for him to no avail. After spending time with Bret, Selena realizes despite their past romance, they have no future. He has no desire to live under a spotlight and she has no desire to leave it. Can Selena and Bret recognize when Love Waltzes In?
In the spirit of full disclosure, I received and ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I loved the entire concept. A hard-assed Marine on a dancing show promises a lot of entertainment.
Bret won my over from the first introduction to him while deployed. He's everything every Marine I've met has been. Serious and focused in the field and a real charmer off the field.
Selena is an intriguing character as well. Her story is one of heartache and determination. I'm glad these two star crossed lovers found their way back to each other.
I've always wanted to learn ballroom dancing, especially the Latin dances, so this story grabbed my interest immediately.
The plot has many unexpected twists, which is always a plus in my book. The characters jump to life from the first page. Tension stays tight.
Over all a well written story with heart warming characters and an interesting plot. There was never a dull moment.