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Pointe of Passion

(Dancer's Desire #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  149 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Have you ever thought you had your life all figured out, only to wake up one day and realize that you have to start all over?

DEVASTATED by a career-ending injury, professional ballerina Mia Parker decides to move back to her hometown of West Trenton to open a dance studio and begin again.

DETERMINED to do what is best for his young daughter, Jaxson Sinclair finds himself ad
Kindle Edition, 199 pages
Published October 25th 2014
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Olga therebelreader
This was a really wonderful romance. It was nice and spicy too, but not overly so. It was also full of sweet love, very romantic and also suspenseful. The heroine is Mia, a prima ballerina whose career is terminated due to a severe knee injury. She decides to move back to the town she grew up and open a dance school. There she meets Jaxson, a handsome single dad, and his daughter Sophie who starts ballet lessons at her studio. Jaxson begins to hang out with Mia and eventually the two begin datin ...more
Jun 29, 2015 rated it did not like it
Contractions! Contractions! Contractions! Learn how to use them, please!!

This book was too hard to read in that the writing style was stiff, just didn't flow like normal conversation. Also, I find it hard to believe Mia, being an adult, would get mad and stomp away every time the ex showed up. Also, what adult asks, "are you going out with him" (as in are you now exclusively dating) to a grown woman? This felt more like a high school book, but with insta love and sex mixed in.
Spunky N Sassy
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star
SNS Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Ashley's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Mia professional ballerina had love dancing on stage but she didn't know it would be her last. Jaxson has been broken and lost but always caring for others. Its was amazing story but Mia and Jaxson get their happy ever after.

~~~~~~~~~~Amanda's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

This book is hot and keeps you begging for more. It can bring tears to your eyes, make you laugh, and make you want to hurt someone. It is a short work but fast paced.

The author
Michelle Schwartz
A book about a ballerina with hot, steamy, luscious man candy? Umm, yes please!! Can you see me wriggling in my seat? Holy schamoly was this book good. Did I say good? No, I meant GREAT! Yes, a story that I can relate to. As an ex ballerina, I felt as though Annalie was speaking to me. We are both red heads as well, after all. Okay, we're not talking about me, but a girl can wish, right?

Mia is a head ballerina with the New York City Ballet Company. Stunningly beautiful with red hair and a danc
Red Cheeks Reads
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ballet has always been a part of Mia Parker’s life. Professional dancer for the New York Ballet Company, Mia took her career seriously. But when one performance alters her future, the choice to go back home and start a dance studio arises. Along with two of her company friends/roommates, they travel to West Trenton, Louisiana. On this trip home, along with the success of the dance studio, falling in love just wasn’t on the agenda for Mia. But through a friend, she meets Jaxson Sinclair, who is a ...more
Apr 22, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dancer, dnf, bad-writing
Can't even with this. I love dancer books but this plot is nothing special. Nora Roberts alone has done it once or twice. I don't mind that so much but when you combine that with an author who doesn't understand how to use punctuation or how valuable contractions are to any non-formal writing it just makes for an unbearable read. It sounded like someone wrote this intending it to be a term paper. after reading 15% of it and it just getting worse and worse i gave up. DNF
Judy Green
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book! Well written and great story. I can't wait for her next one to come out!
I enjoyed reading this book.I liked the characters and the story.
Smut Fanatics
Dec 21, 2014 rated it liked it
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What I Loved: I really loved the characters in this book, not only the main characters but the supporting ones as well which really adds to the overall plot of a book for me. Mia the protagonist, is pretty awesome and I love that she so willingly took up the role as mother to the cutest little girl in the world. I also love the chemistry between her and Jaxson throughout the entire story because of course that lead to some pretty smoking sex scenes! I love Jax
Tiffany Readz
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the debut novel for Annalie Walker and bravo to her for doing a great job. While I didn't fall in love with the book, I really liked her characters and she balanced the story and romance quite well.

Mia is a professional ballerina. Making her dreams come true, she left Louisiana, went to New York and became a dancer with the New York City Ballet Company. Dancing kept her busy, other than her partner Michael and her best friends, Olivia and Jade, she didn't have much of a personal life. Da
Bea LaRocca
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'd just read the last book in this series and had liked all of the characters so much that I'd wanted to go back and start from the beginning. Pointe of Passion is a sweet and steamy story of starting over again after life has dealt you some pretty harsh blows. Mia had dedicated her life to becoming a professional dancer and had succeeded, enjoying the spotlight as the premiere soloist in the NYBC, she loved everything about performing on stage. When a devastating injury ends her professional c ...more
HeidiLynns BookReviews
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
First, I would like to thank Annie Walker for a providing me with this book so I could bring you this review.

Pointe of Passion by Annalie Walker is the first book in her series Dancing Desires. Rhythm and Rapture is the second book in the series. I plan on reading that one as well.

“What could be more important than spending time with me?” Wow, the prologue clutched my heart. No child at that age should hear their parents fighting period. I just wanted to hold her and tell her it would be ok.

United Indie Book Blog
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a really wonderful romance. It was nice and spicy too, but not overly so. It was also full of sweet love, very romantic and also suspenseful. The heroine is Mia, a prima ballerina whose career is terminated due to a severe knee injury. She decides to move back to the town she grew up and open a dance school. There she meets Jaxson, a handsome single dad, and his daughter Sophie who starts ballet lessons at her studio. Jaxson begins to hang out with Mia and eventually the two begin datin ...more
Lynn Smith
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mia, a professional ballerina had a career ending injury. Not sure what to do with her life. Her best friend Livi suggests moving back home and starting a dance studio. Livi has been wanting to go home for awhile and this is the chance. Meeting up with Aidan from high school, he introduces the girls to his brother Jaxson. Jaxson having lost his wife is raising his daughter Sophia. Sophia has been quiet and withdrawn since her mothers death, Putting her in dance class has allowed her to open and ...more
Kim Beck
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is a book that gives you what you want when you read a second chance book. It gives you the inside scoop to the tragedy and it gives you how they go about fixing it. Now I will say that there where times I was really happy with the two main characters but the author made up for it. Mia and Jaxson help each other get to where they need to be. Mia shows Jaxson that it wasn't his fault and that he is the man he is meant to be. Jaxson shows Mia that even though life gave her a big push down, it ...more
Feb 21, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ballerinas, 2015
I hate to give a book less than 3 stars. I hate to. I especially hate to do it to this one, for many reasons. For one, she's a brand new author, and I know it takes a lot of time and effort to write a book. Another is that I was so excited when I found this book! I love a good ballet book, but it just didn't work for me. The couple had to be the biggest morons ever. Can they not communicate about anything instead of jumping to conclusions and being mad for weeks? Seriously. It happened numerous ...more
Sara Prevendoski
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC through SNS for my honest review.

I have never read anything from Annalie Walker, but I will be reading everything that she write now. She had me from the very beginning with Sophie's few of her Mommy leaving to bringing us to present day and Jaxson and Mia meeting. Jaxon and Mia keep getting others trying to keep them apart but their loves prevails. I also love how through out the book she starts giving hints to the next book. We know something is wrong with Jade but we never k
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s
I was gifted this book for an honest review of both this one and book 2...

What can I say...

A sweet good looking single father (Jaxson) with alpha tendencies falls for a sweet ex-principle ballerina (Mia)...

This book is their story and what a story it is!!!! Its great that it covers both characters points of view. Its a fab love story going back and forth; the usual will they; won't they; with loads of twists and turns which certainly keeps the reader interested!!!

Annalie keeps you interested fro
Tami czenkus
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Absofriggenlutely PHENOMENAL Stars!!
I am so glad I was at the right place at the right time to be introduced to Annalie and her writing!
A phenomenal story of second chances and starting over.....
Mia moves back to her home town after an injury ends her blessed career as A Prima Ballerina and opens up a dance studio with her friends for a new beginning.
Jaxson Sinclair moves back to be close to his family 2 years after the death of his wife with his daughter to find a new beginning...
One chance
Oct 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the story of two people who have suffered during their life and both ended up moving back home to try and return their lives to a somewhat normal type. Mia and Jaxson both end up home for very different reasons, but they both tried to get on with their lives. When their lives cross each other there is chemistry, but living in a small town is never easy and instead of working together on their relationship, they both are immature and let outside forces work against the good thing they cou ...more
Page Turners
Oct 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story. It read like a good old fashioned romance. The path these two found on their way to love was a little bumpy and twisted but the ride was worth it. Mia had built her entire life around ballet until an injury forced to rethink her future. Now moving back home and opening a dance studio of her own, Mia is finding her way. Jaxson is struggling as a single parent and enrolls his daughter Sophie in Mia’s dance studio. This connection is exactly what Mia and Jaxson need but ...more
Kim Sutton
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful love story! The Prologue brought tears to my eyes it was so emotional! Mia is a talented ballerina that injures her knee and is told her career is over! My heart broke for her. She thinks this is the end, but in truth her story is only just beginning! She moves back home and meets single Dad Jaxson. Neither are looking for love, but they can't deny what they feel for each other. The story is for all the romantics out there and features some steamy scenes! Mia has some great frie ...more
Melissa Torres
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
I loved the premise of this book and have been looking forward to reading it for months. My first thoughts were that the story line was great but the writing was terrible. The more I read I realized it was the dialogue that bothered me most. It was so unrealistic. A limited use of contractions and an excessive amount of words made it sound too formal and not like something anyone would actually say. Then there were too many predictable and immature moments. I was looking forward to reading this ...more
Jamie Rhodes
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I got it as a free book, but then once I finished I bought book 2. This is about Mia and Jaxson. Mia is a ballet dancer who has suffered a career ending injury. She moves back home to start a dance studio with her two best friends. Jaxson is a widowed father. His little girl signs up for Mia's classes and the story goes from there. There are some intense sex scenes that will wow you. There are moments of misunderstandings that will cause you to cringe because they rea ...more
Heather Chiren-Lucas
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Miscommunication and misplaced anger can be the end of a great relationship if one is not careful. Luckily, these two lovebirds have a sizzling hot passion for each other and nothing can tear them apart...or can it?
Another heated love at first sight book that can burn your fingertips as you turn the pages!! I love the heat between these beautiful people and enjoyed reading how dreams could come true in every aspect of their lives.
Black Butterfly
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ADULTS
Recommended to Black Butterfly by: AMAZON
Shelves: romance
Melissa Cheslog
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a great story. I really enjoyed reading about Mia and her new life in West Trenton. Meeting Jaxson that night at the restaurant the reader knew these two characters were destined to be together. I loved the development of the characters and how the sub characters were developed as well. This seems like a great start to the series. It was great to read a love story that hadn't been told already! Looking forward to more from this author!
Vikki Love
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I found the writing a little formal at first, hence the 3.5 stars, but as the story progressed and I fell into the world of Mia and Jax I stopped noticing.
The story itself was fantastic,I loved the characters. I couldn't tear myself away from the story and I read the book in one sitting.
This is the first book of Annalie's that I have read and I can't wait to read the next one.
May 27, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: free-book
I gave up reading "Pointe of Passion: Dancer's Desire, #1" one third of the way through the book. The plot seemed interesting but the dialogue was sophomoric. The characters were robotic and unbelievable. Sorry, I couldn't recommend this book.
Barbara C. Williams
Sep 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
Same old plot, characters, yada , yada

First, enticing beginning, then all these type romances are structured alike. Infatuation, sex, misunderstanding, finally, TRUE LOVE. No depth !
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