Thursday, May 17, 2012

ARC Review Virgin Dancer by Deborah Court

Title: Virgin Dancer
Author: Deborah Court
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Novella
Release date: April 19, 2012

Jade, a small town girl who has recently moved to New York to become a professional ballet dancer, is wildly determined to lose her virginity. She goes to a Lower East Side club and celebrates her birthday with friends - fully intending to choose the most handsome, charismatic man she'll meet there to introduce her to the art of love that night. Instantly she falls for the tall blond Swedish sex god who owns the club, pretending to be a pole dancer who wants to apply for a job. But Alrik has secrets of his own, and soon Jade gets entangled in a web of danger, mystery and relentless passion ...



My review-

Since my first review of one of Deborah Court's books, "Bound to the Prince", I've had the honor to get the chance to talk to her about a few things as well as review a couple of her other works. I admit that when I see an email from her, I get excited as to what it is going to include.

"Virgin Dancer" was no exception. One thing I have noticed when it comes to any form of romance or erotica, is that there are certain factors you have to include. Deborah manages to do just that in every one of her books, but she has a flair for taking the path in a unique manner. Where people are constantly talking about vampires, werewolves or shapeshifters- she introduced us to the engimatic and sexiness of elves.

In this book, we are given what many would consider a typical double life scenario for our hero. A seeming criminal who is truly a cop undercover. But instead of the typical storyline of bringing down a drug lord, we are faced with the rarely mentioned crime of human trafficking. Yet despite the darker background, we are given a hot ride as Jade finds the right man for her, a hot Swede with a heart of gold.

Few authors I have read can master the art of the word in a way where they can write a compelling enough story in a smaller package and still accomplish so much in terms of storytelling. In Deborah's case, while I wished for a longer tale, it wasn't because the story was lacking, but because I simply craved to read more of their story.

I highly recommend this latest piece by Deborah Court.

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