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Dance for Me

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WARNING: Dance for Me is the first book in a trilogy and ends with a cliffhanger. Due to mature material, it is recommended for ages 17+.

What if the person who stole your heart wasn't who you thought they were?

When my parents passed away, I grew up fast. Learning to stand on my own two feet has been a challenge, but I'm making it... my way. I make no apologies for the pat
Paperback, First, 246 pages
Published April 7th 2015 by J.C. Valentine
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Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 “Tonight I'm gonna dance for you” Stars

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First things first....

Still don't feel better but getting there.That ending!! July fucking 7th that's how long we have to wait for the second one. I still don't now where Ms.Valentine is going with this but man, this shit is AWESOME!!

Since the age of 18 both of Joe's parents have died. So to pay for college and everything she works as a striper.
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Being a stripper is not her life dream but life's not free. This isn't no fairytale, life's not fair
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TITLE: Dance for Me
SERIES: (Forbidden Trilogy, #1)
AUTHOR: J.C. Valentine
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHED: April 7th 2015
MY RATING: 5 Stars


HOLY SHIT!! That's all I've got to say about that!!
If you like books with twists and turns that has your mind reeling then this book is for you!! FUCK ME!! I am still freaking confused!! *Bangs head on desk* Yeah na that didn't help!! GAH!!

What if the person who stole your heart wasn't who you thought they were? (
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dance for Me introduces us to Josephine “Joe” who is a college student paying her way on her own through any means necessary. Her line of work brings her face to face with a mysterious stranger who want a strictly sexual relationship; no names, no relationship... just sex. Joe is in for a very rude awakening when her two lives cross paths and she’s face to face with the same mysterious face; but in a new reality where everything she thought she wanted might just be a possibility...
I am not sure
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
Holy shit! That ending!! Never before have I been caught on surprise that highly! I mean H O L Y S H I T! You can't just see THAT coming....damn.
Rate: 2.5/3 stars.
5 WOWZA Stars

It's gettin hot in herre
so take off your clothes
I am - gettin so hot, I wanna take my clothes off.

Yeah that song, I think everybody probably knows it. I heard it in my mind way too many times
while I was reading this! And I sure as hell felt the words!
Damn this was FANTASTIC I am beyond words right now and can not
wipe the cheesy ass grin off my face! Again, this is why I love reading... DID NOT SEE IT COMING!
If you do want to read this, try to avoid reviews as much as possible be
" Dance with Me", was an incredible read!
In this first book of the Forbidden Trilogy we are introduced to Josephine(Joe) a young women who by the time she reaches the age of eighteen finds herself alone in this world , both parents gone and having to fend for herself.

Joe has had to make choices in the her life but she is not ashamed of those choices, to pay bills and for school she works as a stripper and keeps her private life separate,Joe does not fraternize with her co -workers or customers.
Paula  Phillips
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Working off to pay her tuition Jo Hart works as a stripper and does the occasional private dance , but for one customer she goes the extra mile each week and in a dark room , they go at it like bunnies and get into some hot and heavy roleplay. She has only heard his voice and seen him in a semi-light. The next scene switches over to her and she is running late to class, she arrives and then her professor turns around and their eyes met and they are both stunned as he is her client from the club ...more
Helena Bookhooked
OMG!!! This book is AMAZEBALLS!!!!!!

It draws you in from the first chapter and the POV of Joe is well written, engaging, you are right with her throughout the book and her character sings from the pages, there wasn't anything about her character that I could criticise.

This is a great read and it just keeps to an amazing pace throughout the read.

Im not going to divulge anything about the storyline of this book, except to mention the book is centred around Josephine and Ransom and their on/off rel
April Symes

Dance for Me by J.C. Valentine is book One in the Forbidden series. This is the story of Josephine “Joe” Hart and Professor Ransom Scott. Josephine is a college student paying her way on her own through any means necessary. Her type of job ends up bringing her face to face with a mysterious man who wants a strictly sexual relationship; no names, no relationship---just sex. Her private life and her college life ends up mixing up when she is in class and the mysterious man from her past makes an a
Jun 29, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jessica Alcazar
ARC provided by the author for an honest review!

Sorry for the delay in this review but I have had one heck of an April so far! PHEW!

So this story is going to be in three parts so YES, cliffhanger! AND, the cover alone should tell you to buckle your seat-belts and hold on REAL TIGHT cuz this is gonna be a RIDE!
Dance for Me gives you an introduction to Joe ~ strong, independent, college student doing the best she can to make something of herself with the lemons life has provided for her and our he
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dance For Me

He was mysterious, domineering, aggressive, brusque and he set a very limited parameters as to her role in his life.

She was a strong and intelligent girl who was willing to do everything to change the course of her life. She tried to keep the two sides of her world separate, but they eventually collided in the worst way possible because he became part of those two worlds. The careful balance she tried to maintain in her life shattered, and she could not see a good ending for her, ye
Meckesha Booher
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***I received an ARC copy of this book in return for and honest review***

OMG!!! This book was absolutely amazing. And HOT!!!! And tastefully written.
I don't really care for spoilers so I'll try not to place any in my review.
I loved all of the characters in this book. Joe and Ransom are seriously HOT together. The twist at the end of this book left me with my mouth hanging open. I never seen it coming until the last chapter. I cannot wait to read the next book in this series:-) Hopefully we get
Michelle "Chelle" Thompson
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided for an honest review**

WOW!!!!! This book completely drew me in on the first page and I could not put it down until the last page. This book has completely left speechless!! I am going to really try not to say too much and not give any spoilers, but WOW that ending!!!! JC Valentine definitely knows how to write an amazing story that keeps you on the edge of your seat and wanting more. I cannot wait for the next book. Dance for Me has left absolutely speechless and blown away. It is
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
WOAH. I mean I saw it coming, but still...woah.
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it


Title: Dance for Me

Author: J.C Valentine

Rating: 4 Stars

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“You Feeling adventurous tonight, babe?”

AHHHHHHHHHHHH THE CLIFFY! I was warned but it was still bad. ugh!

Dance for me is a very mysterious, sexy, and crazy story. Josephene is a dancer who has grown up to fast. Josephine has experience loss yet she's still a woman thats learning life. She has put herself through school and she's willing to do anything to have the
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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***Received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review***


Dance for Me is the first book in the Forbidden Trilogy and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one, Lie to You, to find out what happens.

Joe has not had it easy, having to grow up way to fast after both her parents passed away. She has had to make some difficult choices in life, but makes no apologies for them since they got her to where she is today.

Stripping isn’t something she ever wanted to get into, but be
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Josephine Hart didn't have a all hearts and flowers childhood....loosing her Mom at and early age and then years later loosing your Dad to a broken heart is even harder to accept after all you try and try to do. But Joe makes it through some how....pulled her self together, got into college, paying for it in her own and hopefully with this being her Senior year her job will allow her to pay her tuition off when she graduates. But when she is required to take an art class for her major but when s ...more
Nadine Bookaholic
Dance for Me (Forbidden Trilogy, #1) <br />by J.C. Valentine
This book was recommended to me and boy oh boy did she get it right, this is the type of book I love to read. It was filled with off the charts chemistry, a great plot and a HUGE secret, I have to admit that I had two different scenarios going in my mind as to the way things were going to play out and one of them was the right one....not going to tell you though you will have to read it to find out what is going on. We are left with a cliffhanger so I really need to read Lie to You to see what h
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Holy. Smokes. This book was seriously hot, angsty, and crazy naughty with an erotic story that will grip you from the first page. This book is an erotic forbidden romance that is full of so many twists and turns with an ending that will have you begging for more. This book while insanely hot also had an intense storyline full of passionate moments and sizzling chemistry.

This is the beginning but definitely not the end of Joe and Ransom's story. Joe is a bright college student with a futu
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
So, disclaimer first: I've read this trilogy before, back when it was originally published, and absolutely fell in love with it. Now that it's been re-released with new covers and I've been given a chance to review it, I jumped because it's one of my favorites.

In Dance for Me, we've got Joe (Josephine) who is a college student stripping her way through her tuition costs. She starts up a relationship with a mysterious man, Ransom, and it's hot and sexy and seductive, and MYSTERIOUS cuz he's shado
Mar 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Arc kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

Wow, what can I say but wow!

Okay so this is not the first book I have read of J.C. Valentine but it is by far my favorite. This one had me on the edge of my seat waiting and guessing what was going to happen next and that something next was huge.

The main character "Jo" has a secret, one she can't share with anyone else without destroying peoples lives. However Jo doesn't realize how big or devastating her secrets are until the end. What secre
May 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dance for Me is like a train wreck waiting to happen. As you read about Joe's antics and her life, her work and school relationships you can see what's happening. You can almost feel it yourself, you want to scream at Joe, but know she won't hear.

I sat and read this in 1 sitting, it literally pulled me in and didn't let go. I love the other character's in this book too and not just Ransom as hot and cool as he is.

I've already for book 2 sitting in my library and don't have any notions of where
Patricia Maia (The Bookery Review)
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WOW!!! What I just read was something very exquisite!
The way the story is twisted is something you don't read very often, because there's twists after twists and you cant seem to know how this would end... you wont believe it will end the way it does...
This book is very erotic, engaging and will keep you on the edge for sure, wanting more.
I don't want to spoil the story so I will keep this as it is.
Cant wait for #2... seriously... I need the next book ASAP!!
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Holy cliffhangers Batman!!! I literally could not put this book down and I cannot wait for the second book! The last 20 or so pages of this book definitely took me for a wild ride and they just left me so shocked and wanting to read more! I would have thought there would have been a love triangle between Joe, Ransom, and Brody but never in my wildest dreams would I have thought of the cliffhanger that JC ended the book with! Great book overall and I would highly recommend it!!!
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!!! This book is nothing what I thought it would be like. Jo (pussycat) is a dancer who also is going to school. She has a best friend named Annie who she is in art class with.

Jo had a mysterious man she met because of her job. Only to find out he will be in her life more without her planning it. The complication only intensifies when she gets further involved with her teacher Ransom. There is one huge twist to this story!!!! I cannot wait until the next book!
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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HOLY CLIFFHANGERS!! This book was AMAZING! I mean seriously who doesn't love naughty teachers and sexy strippers. Really that should be enough to get you to read, but if you are not sold just yet, it's has twists and turns all along the way!! This is a college romance done right!! I am more then honored to have ARC'd this book! It was a great read.. but I am READY FOR BOOK TWO ALREADY! ...more
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Gosh the ending-didn't see that one coming!! Can't wait for the next book!! ...more
Lucii Dixon
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My mouth is still hanging open after reading this incredible story. I was not expecting that ending at all!!!

The names of the characters are unforgettable and extremely fitting.. not to mentions totally hot!

Throughout the whole story, I felt Josephine's inner struggles, I felt her woes. But the ending was explosive and will have you questioning if you've missed something out while reading but no, you don't. The author is incredibly talented at keeping secrets and bringing them forth at the righ
Melyssa Winchester

Title: Dance for Me
Author: J.C. Valentine
Series or Standalone: Series (Forbidden Trilogy #1)
Rating: 5 Stars *****


***Received an ARC of this book from the author for an unbiased and honest review***

Dance for Me is a New Adult Erotic Romance and the first in the forbidden trilogy by author J.C. Valentine told from the point of view of the heroine Josephine, or Joe as she’s known throughout the story.

Before reading any further in this review, I feel it important to mention that because
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J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn't sorry.

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