Ballroom Blitz by Lorelei James
Series: A Two To Tango Story
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Length: 142 pages
She’s got the rhythm, but he’s got all the right moves.
A Two to Tango Story
After years on the road, rock drummer Jon White Feather is home from tour to reassess his music career. When his shy niece begs him to take a ballroom dancing class, Jon agrees, aware he’s not Fred Astaire material. Still, it stings when his sexy-hot instructor—who makes his heart do the cha-cha—deals his ego a low blow: he has no rhythm.
Maggie Buchanan is doing everything to make ends meet since her IT career fizzled, including teaching couples dancing at the community center. She’s prepared for anything—except her immediate attraction to the bad boy rocker who doesn’t know his right foot from his left.
As Jon sets out to prove he can rock his body—and hers—their sexual chemistry burns a path across the dance floor, straight to the bedroom. And Maggie wasn’t expecting a man with limited dance skills would know exactly how to sweep her off her feet.
Warning: Sweet and hot…this couple knows how to bump and grind.
Lorelei James heats up the bedroom as well as the dance floor in her latest novella in the Two To Tango anthology, Ballroom Blitz. Everything about this riveting story is sexy. The characters are genuine, sexy, and full of spunk. The sex scenes and dance moves are hot, yet sensual enough to make your toes curl; and the dialogue is witty, humorous, and believable.
Jon White Feather may have two left feet on the dance floor, but he more than makes up for it in the bedroom. I would switch places with Maggie in a heartbeat. There is just something about a man that can get a woman all hot and bothered while playing the drums. Jon is intelligent, sexy, talented, and at a crossroads in his life. He’s tired of being on the road and is ready to settle down, but will an offer from his agent entice him to change directions when an opportunity of a lifetime presents itself? Moreover, will that opportunity cost him the woman who has managed to capture his heart and soul with one dance move?
Maggie Buchanan is an intelligent, sexy woman who has gumption. I loved her drive and motivation to succeed in the world of competitive ballroom dancing. It’s obvious that Ms. James did her homework. The lust and fears between Maggie and Jon were palpable and will quickly leave the reader enthralled and begging for more. In addition, the sex is explosive enough to keep the reader titillated until the very end.
The secondary characters were humorous, well-developed, at times sarcastic, and definitely added to the complexity of the story. I must admit that there were times I wanted to pop Billy, Maggie’s brother, upside the head. He was such an ass-hat to Jon because of his own past indiscretions. As Colombo would say…”Don’t Do The Crime, If You Can’t Do The Time!” and that’s my motto as well. I loved Jon’s family who were warm and inviting, which added to the depth of each character.
If you liked Jon White Feather in Wicked Garden, then you’re going to love him in Ballroom Blitz. The romance is intense, yet sweet; the characters’ insecurities and fears are palpable, the dancing is sensual both in and out of bed, and the raw uninhibited passion is explosive enough to bring a grown man to his knees. Bravo Ms. James, you’ve knocked the ball out of the park with Ballroom Blitz. I’ll definitely be recommending this exquisite gem to my friends.
Rated 4.5 Ravens by AJ!