Sunday, June 10, 2012
Romance Book Review: Laura Sheehan"s Dancing With Danger
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
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Officer Marc Sloane is attracted to young innocent Lily Brookstone the minute he meets her by mistake one late night in a case of mistaken identity. When he next meets her at a small coffee shop he gets to ask her for a date. Little does he know the next time he meets her, she'll be giving a private dance to her in a strip club.
Lily can't believe that the man who she is looking to start a relationship with is next customer in her secret night job. As a dancer who is in need of extra cash she needs to take on any job she can get. Dancing at the club doesn't seem so bad until she realizes Marc has caught on to her secret.
Marc is amazingly understanding and soon the two are getting on better than ever, until a stalker comes after Lily and then Marc goes to into protective mode hoping against hope that he can keep Lily safe before the stalker gets a hold of her.
Dancing with Danger offers a sweet love story, with some incredible love scene, and two strong hero and heroine characters. I like the suspenseful story line. The whole story line takes place incredibly fast which I usually find a turnoff, but worked out okay in this case. Definitely a good read.
Lily Brookstone, the daughter of a workaholic United States Senator, defies her father's wishes by moving to Los Angeles in pursuit of a dancing career. But the tough town hasn't been easy on her, and after two years she finds herself disowned by her father, dropped by her agent, and recovering from a dance injury. Determined to live her life independently without relying on others, Lily refuses to give up her dream of making it as a dancer and instead works herself ragged at three different jobs to make ends meet. Serving coffee and teaching dance classes to pre-schoolers are ordinary enough day jobs, but Lily dons a disguise when she works the late shift as an exotic dancer at a topless strip club.
Raised to be fiercely independent and hesitant to trust, at first she keeps her "night job" a secret from her new beau, Marc Sloane, a tough L.A.P.D. Officer with an uncanny knack for reading people. But her cover is blown when Marc attends a bachelor party at Lily's strip club and recognizes her.
Realizing that she has a chance at true love and knowing that her life is in danger from the threat of her stalker, Lily must not only trust Marc to keep her exotic dancing job a secret, but she must also trust him to protect both her life and her heart.
Lily can bring an audience to its knees when she dances on stage, but until she meets Marc she has no idea she can be equally as passionate off stage. When a dangerous stalker forces her to place her trust into Marc’s capable hands, he will show her that not only can he protect her body, but he can protect her heart… and keep both satisfied.