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Dance to the Piper (The O'Hurleys #2)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  3,461 Ratings  ·  99 Reviews
Nora Roberts, "a consistently entertaining writer" ("USA Today"), delivers the story of Maddy O'Hurley-one of Broadway's brightest stars-whose passion for dance and for life captures the attention of business mogul Reed Valentine.
"Dance to the Piper" includes an exclusive preview of Nora Roberts's new book "The Witness."
ebook, 576 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Portfolio (Creative Services) Ltd (first published 1988)
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I really enjoyed this book because it was about how opposites attract and the heroine Maddy had this energy inside her that attracted people to her, she was despite her success in Broadway so sweet and down to earth and perfectly balanced the hero who was a cynic. I loved her impulsiveness, how she invited the hero to dinner to her house, her eclectic taste in decorating, everything.

She is an enigma to the hero, who is a cynic and business-minded. It's his company that is financing her new play
Isabella Kai
Aug 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A story of an optimist and a cynic, a dreamer and a realist. A dance to the love tune of the life piper.

I love Maddy's energy. It's like she never gets tired and while I was reading her I feel like I'm being sucked into a mini-whirlwind and I can't stop myself from twirling. I love the dance theme. I love any story that has to do with dance and Maddy is the perfect dance character for me. She's driven, passionate, talented and most of all she's grounded. I love her warm nature and how she can br
Apr 23, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
The second chapter of the O'Hurley triplets is Maddie's story. A true free spirit, she is really a chip of the old block. Her life path has led her to Broadway where she has thrived.
When she bumps into(literally)the financial backer of her current play she is bowled over.And Reed Valentine(gotta love that last name)is intrigued and smitten.
But of course,love has to take the bumpy road. And there are potholes aplenty.Opposites attract, but they aren't guaranteed a happy ending.
As in the Abby
Maddy O'Hurley, professional Broadway dancer and the youngest O'Hurley triplet, is preparing for a big starring role, when she accidentally meets Reed Valentine, the straight-laced producer of the show.

Maddy has always been impulsive and finds Reed interesting and so invites him over for dinner. She is endearingly quirky and takes him completely by surprise, charming him despite being far from his type. There are plenty of sparks between them and their differences and reservations are not enough
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-challenge
Another Rich boy falls hard for the low/middle class beauty. Sigh* What can I say :)
Jacob Proffitt
This is the second of the O'Hurley series and first published over 20 years ago. And again, it serves to highlight Roberts' growth since that time. Unfortunately, it's also worse than its predecessor.

Maddy O'Hurley is the dancer of the family. Dance permeates her life, as does an innate optimism and willingness to see the best in people. And it's a good thing she does because Reed is a first-class jerk. The book tries to justify his jerkness by ascribing it to the “betrayal” of his mother when h
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 (fine.. the family dynamics of triplets is always intriguing not having been one.
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author: Nora Roberts
First published: 1988
Length: 207 pages
Setting: Contemporary. New York and Philadelphia.
Sex: Explicit.
Hero: Money man.
Heroine: Youngest triplet, dancer/musical theatre.
Cheating: (view spoiler)

Maddy is one of those light, slightly crazy characters that makes you smile. You just spend the book happy. Nothing difficult happens except for the standard relationship angst. Fun and easy.

4 stars.

The O’Hurley’s:
Book 1 The Last Honest Woma
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: moderno, romance
Gostei da Maddy, ela é porreta!! E confesso que estava com medo de ler o livro, pois das 3 irmãs ela me pareceu a mais desinteressante.

Ledo engano... Ela pode até parecer meio bobinha, mas é só aparência. A mulher tem uma tenacidade de ferro!

Maddy é uma atriz de musicais, e esta ensaiando para uma nova peça, quando é assaltada e conhece Reed Valentine ao mesmo tempo. Ele vê aquela moça magrinha disputando uma mochila com um assaltante e corre em seu socorro, não que precisasse, mas sabe como é.
Oct 17, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maddy O'Hurley is a star even if she doesn't act like it. Her name is in lights, she draws crowds to all her performances, but she is always open to more. Reed Valentine just might be that more that she is looking for. He is a no nonsense business man who always has a plan and a contract to fulfil. What he doesn't realize is that the best contract may not be as easy as all that.

Book 2..... This is a fun and light hearted story, the personal interaction between Maddy and Reed are laugh out loud f
Jul 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Maddy and Reed SO MUCH MORE than Abigail and Dylan. Their relationship and chemistry just SPARKED. Everything about them was just fun and bright even during the rough spots. Total dorks about each other, I loved this one.
Titinha Scaeiro
4,5... Gostei tanto da Maddy, tão querida, tão leve... Foi bom saber como está a Abby!!! Adoei! :D
Lisbeth Zabihi
Jeg har med glæde læst flere af Nora Roberts romaner og har været fanget i hendes fine fortællinger. En dans for to er en ret tynd kop The i modsætning til hvad jeg tidligere har læst. Javist, en smuk kærlighedshistorie og et passioneret menneske det elsker sin kunst. Men det var så også alt. Bogen er hurtigt læst og er man til sødsuppe romantik er det en fin bog at læse. Men bemærk venligst: den blev læst til ende og fik tre stjerner, så helt dum er den altså heller ikke
Brandi Haggard
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
absolutely amazing , I couldn't put it down.
Erin Judge
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Terry Lynn Shroyer
Love the O'Hurleys

I like this series a lot. I can't seem to put them down and end up reading each in a day!
Kris Smith
May 12, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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Ŧ ♥️Charlene
I always think that this is the least liked book of if the series, until I reread it. Love Maddy

Brought to you by guest reviewer Jesse J.

Life on Broadyway is all she ever wanted, until she met Reed. Maddy O’ Hurley is a dreamer with raw talent, who is kind and famous. Brought and raised into the world by two performers, she is quite content with her life. While being mugged, she meets the sexiest, most intriguing man, Reed Valentine. Unaware of his cynicism and past betrayals Maddy pursues the man who is financially backing the play in which she star
Dance to the Piper by Nora Roberts
#2 O'Hurleys

Maddy O'Hurley (one of Frank & Molly's triplets) is now a successful triple-threat theater performer. She can sing, dance, and act. She's in the midst of rehearsals for a new play when she meets one of the financial backers, Reed Valentine.

Maddy is fresh, vibrant, open and honest, and rocks Reed back on his heels immediately. Unfortunately, he has some sad circumstances in his past which have made him very bitter and cynical. Even though de
Deborah Vespo
Sep 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Unbelievable I know but here was a Trilogy, or it may be a quad - I'm not considering the brother in this, that I haven't read written by Nora Roberts. The O'Hurley's Trilogy. Loved this book! Maddy is such an endearing character by her zest for life, her determination, and her very comfortableness with who she is. She grew up with a family that traveled around a lot - they were entertainers in every sense of the word - singers, dancers, and actors. Maddy is one of a triplet of
May 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Maddy O'Hurley is taking Broadway by storm. She's been cast in her most demanding role, playing a stripper named Merry Widow. Backing the play is a music mogul, Valentine Records, and it's president Reed Valentine is in for a surprise when he meets Maddy. She is unlike any woman he's ever known. Fame hasn't went to her head and she's as fresh and open in her feelings as a young kid. Reed is immediately drawn to her, but having a horrible experience with marriage from his parents, he's reluctant ...more
Aug 02, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I wanted to like this book because the concept was sweet, but I'm finding that I have a hard time getting sucked in to Roberts' characters and their situations. I found Maddy to be cute and likable but slightly unrealistic. Reed was pretty flat as well. I'm starting to see a predictable trend with Roberts' characters -- they're all good hearted and extremely good looking, but they have one problem that keeps them from loving. Eventually they overcome that one issue, no matter how deep that issue ...more
Dit boek gaat over een drieling, die bestaat uit drie zeer verschillende zussen en hun oudere broer. Hun ouders zijn artiesten en zijzelf zijn ook opgegroeid als artiesten. Een van de zussen heeft een slecht huwelijk achter de rug met een heel bekende autocoureur die zich heeft doodgereden. Een journalist komt bij haar voor informatie over een biografie van die coureur. drie keer raden wat er gebeurt. Een andere zus speelt op Boadway in een musical die wordt gefinanciert door een erg rijke en ke ...more
Jan 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure why I didn't get into this as much as the first in the series. I guess I had trouble relating to Maddie and Reed. There weren't many of those small moments as in the first book that made the characters come alive. The way Maddie ate was certainly one of them. On the other hand I love watching plays, in New York and everywhere else, but know next to nothing about what goes into the production of a play, so I truly enjoyed the backstage insights. I have grown used to Ms. Roberts' amazing ...more
Zauberfeder Gedankenschnörkel
Nora Roberts erzählt auf den 181 Seiten von Tanz der Sehnsucht die Geschichte von Madeline O'Hara und dem Mann, den sie liebt. Während Maddy eine offene und lebensfrohe junge Frau ist, die im Einklang mit ihren Gefühlen lebt und bei allem, was sie tut, 100% gibt, ist Roy ein sehr ernster und kühler Mann.
Wird es Maddy mit ihrem Optimismus gelingen, Roy davon zu überzeugen, dass sie eine gemeinsame Zukunft haben können?

Ich fand Tanz der Sehnsucht mit der hart arbeitenden Tänzerin besser als So nah
Bev Taylor
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
if u stop dreaming, u stop living ....

maddy was born into the world of theatre and performed with her sisters who r triplets

she then developed a taste for tap at a primary school age and never looked back

now on the brink of stardom she meets reed valentine who r backing her latest show with her in the lead

she is an impetuous spirit and lives for the moment but they are as different as chalk and cheese

plus he seems to pull down the shutters about being committed t another woman. why?

can the
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
my favorite line: "They (men) weren't put her to make our lives easier. They were just put here."
there were some errors regarding dancing; NR does much better research nowadays. the story itself was great and well-told; opposites attract (and balance) each other. just fyi: you cannot "rise" into a plie. dancers have way more than 1 leotard--the basic ones are very cheap; they also have more than 1 pair of tights, and if they use ballet flats, they have an extra pair in case the pleating under th
Carrie Felton
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
June 15 2015
The first time I read this, I actually listened to the audiobook and fell in love with the characters. This time, while I stilled loved the story and the characters, the experience was completely different. I have to say though, that Maddy is a trouper. She waits for Reed with patience of a saint.
I love the O'Hurleys so much! The way Nora writes them is one in a million. I loved this story so much.

July 20, 3013
Wonderful story! Just amazing. Maddy and Reed and Edwin and everyone were
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