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Keep Dancing

(Jack and Julia #2)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  93 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Julia is a young book editor on the rise. Jack is a British rock star at the pinnacle of his fame.
Can they both get what they want—when what they need threatens to tear them apart?
It’s January, 1982. Twenty-four-year-old Julia Nash has just moved in with her boyfriend, rock and roll guitarist extraordinaire Jack Kipling. Their connection deepens as Jack takes her to Engl
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Published February 4th 2015 by Percambio Press
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May 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a pleasure to read and review Keep Dancing by Leslie Wells. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

When all is said and done, I apologize to Leslie Wells and Book Junkie Promotions for the lateness of my review. Although the circumstances were unavoidable, I know it makes a huge difference to you. I hope you will forgive my tardiness and I hope it was worth the wait!

Keep Dancing is the second book in the Jack and Julia Series written by Leslie Wells. I didn't have the backgroun
The sequel to Come Dancing hits some high and low notes as Wells continues on her romance of the rock star and the publicist. Set in the 80s and dripping with the excesses this time period excelled at, Julia and Jack have reached a point in their relationship where the hard work begins. Julia is working towards her own stardom will Jack continues to play in the world that made him. As external forces do their best to force this unusual couple apart, Jack and Julia will need to decide if they sho ...more
Ronda Wingo
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I loved this book. It perfectly continued Jack and Julia's story from Come Dancing. Julia struggles to make Jack understand that her career is important to her (despite him having been attracted to her because of that in the first place!) and Jack just wants a baby. They dance around their issues as Jack likes to walk out in the middle of a fight and Julia can't help but think the worst of him half the time.
Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a nice romance read. It keeps you on you
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
It was a very quick read and after reading the first book, I knew what I was getting into but it just felt more predictable. I still liked the characters and the romance aspect but don't go in expecting a heavy read. ...more
Casee Marie
May 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When last readers met with Jack and Julia in Leslie Wells’s Come Dancing they were deep in the throes of a rollercoaster love affair after misunderstandings and meddling enemies had threatened to tear them apart. In her new follow-up novel, Keep Dancing, the author takes readers back to the tumultuous world of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll in New York’s glittering 1980s. We follow Jack and Julia through the end of 1981, when the British rocker sweeps Julia away to England to meet his imposing fa ...more
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Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the follow up to Jack and Julia’s story, Come Dancing #1. They pick up right where they left off, exclusively in a relationship and moving in together. Jack a big rock star and Julia trying to work hard to get where she wants to be as an editor.

Again I loved it was set in the 80’s. It was fun and suited this story really well. In this they are exclusive and really giving the relationship a go. Jack, being a big, well known rock star and Julia trying to get to the top in editing is diffi
Janell Sutherland
This sequel picks up about a month after Come Dancing. Narrator Julia spends a bit too much time in the beginning recapping the events of the last book, but soon enough she and Jack are off to England to visit his mum for Christmas.

This book covers a lot of ground: a tropical vacation, a visiting nephew, Julia’s new job, Jack’s nationwide tour, plus a few other plot threads later on. I admire Julia for not kicking back and letting Jack take care of her. It’s partly because she doesn’t believe he
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Keep Dancing by Leslie Wells is a sequel to Come Dancing (my review) and the continuation of Jack and Julia’s story. There is also a little Christmas novella called Dancing with Mistletoe which is really sweet too. I love this series because of Jack and Julia. They are hilarious as they wade their way through the ups and downs of a relationship. Add to the mix that Jack is a famous rock star and Julia just a
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shel: In book 1 of this series, I loved that it was something different than our norm. It was set in time that I recognized: the early 80's and it was full of references that I totally got. In Keep Dancing we pick up not too far after Come Dancing left off and explore the relationship of Julia and Jack. As you might suspect there are some challenges--Julia adjusting to living with a rock star, Jack adjusting to living with a career woman..and all sorts of things in between. Court: It was for sur ...more
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-reads, rock-star
This book was amazing! I love the writing style of this author. The pace was perfect and it was easy to follow. I adored the main characters and the secondary characters were so fun. This story completely sucks you in and it's hard to put down.

I fell in love with Jack in Come Dancing and I fell in love with him even more in this book. Everything he said either had me laughing out loud or saying AWWWWWW! And who could resist a man that loves his women so much and badly wants a baby with her? Juli
Kelly Marie
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An amazing sequel! I fell in love with Jack and Julia in the first one and could not wait to see what antics they get into in Keep Dancing. Jack is going strong with his band and is mostly used to getting what he wants, when he wants. Julia is still young and wants to continue pursuing her career and be able to be independent. The biggest thing is that they want each other. They both have the constant struggle of trying to balance what they want with what the other wants also. They both have a l ...more
Cyndi Becker
Feb 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is one case where I am overly relieved to have book 2 available as I finished book one, Come Dancing. My heart was so invested in there two and needing to see if they could ever land on solid ground.

There is no rest for the wicked, and Jack and Julia, altruistic with feelings for each other, have many complications with making a relationship work. They have deepened their connection, but there are forces working to undermine the potential of their relationship. The difference in their ages
Jun 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bjp
Copy received from Bookjunkiebookpromotions for an honest review
It was so nice to reconnect with Jack and Julia in "Keep Dancing." I also want to thank Leslie Wells for breaking my readers block. Lately I can't focus on a book and I've drifted from story to story but once I picked up "Keep Dancing" I was immediately sucked into Jack and Julia's world. I really like both Jack and Julie and I appreciated their struggles as a couple. In this book, Wells continues to show Jack and Julie's growth in
Jenny Dauksa Schaber
May 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: z-2015-read, meh
Jack and Julia's relationship continues in Keep Dancing. It's the early 80's. Julia struggles with the battle of being an independent career woman and being Jack's girl. Jack struggles with the same dilemma. Julia has a relationship with her mom, but as expected kept secrets as to the events leading up to her father leaving and their divorce. There are things that you just don't tell teenagers.
There were many times I was confused while reading as the days and events run together with no separati
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3.75 stars

This is a continuation of Jack and Julia's story, so you will need to have read Come Dancing first.

Keep Dancing continues on right where Come Dancing Ends, and while they are starting to make headway, Jack and Julia really do need to work on their communication skills if they are going to make things work!

I couldn't help get drawn into the 1980's sex-and-drugs-and rock and roll world our lovelies are caught up in. Success and excess seems to be all the
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this! This book is the continuation of Jack and Julia from Come Dancing. This picks up right were the first one left off. Jack and his band mates are getting ready for a big tour and Julia is trying to get a promotion in the publishing company she works for. She is also trying to deal with her parents past divorce and her insecurities of infidelity. Julia knows she loves Jack and wants to trust him on the road alone but is having a hard time. Jack wants Julia to go on tour with him. He has ...more
I was given this book in exchange for a honest review. I didn't read the first book in the Jack and Julia series, but I was able to follow as if the book was a stand alone novel. I don't know if that would have helped or hurt this review. This book was hard to really get into as it seems the storyline wasn't really going anywhere. He's a rock star and she's an editor. Okay....... so he has money and she has problems. I'm not sure why the book was set in the era of the 80's, either. It was nice t ...more
Andrea Stoeckel
Feb 06, 2015 rated it liked it
I adored Come Dancing, the first book in this series. Keep Dancing is a little disappointing: all fluff, no stuff.....

We almost pick up where the book ended. Jack and his little boy gang entourage are still messing around. Julia has finally gone after what she wants, and suceeded. However, this sucess has torn her as she is beginning to grow up while Jack's still playing around.

This book should seriously only get 2 1/2 stars, but I can't do that. It's reliance of the sexual chemistry and jealous
Apr 23, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: give-aways
* Received free signed copy of the author from GoodReads.The fairy tale of the international rock star falling for the intellectual publishing house editor continues. He strives to hit the top billboard forty while she reaches to have a project hit number one on Times book list. Their careers and life styles take them in different direction. Fun quick read. Wish there were more descriptors of the 80's club scene and less of the steamy bedroom. There is an authenticity in describing the young edi ...more
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was a fantastic follow up to Come Dancing I fell in love with Jack and Julia even more through their tribulations their ups and downs love is what made them stay together I love how the author makes Julia a real and has the insecurities that every girl has but add a famous rock star on top of that and those insecurities become more I think the offer did a great job at portraying these emotions without making Julia look like a wuss Jack he is exactly what I would picture a British rock or fr ...more
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I do love Julia and Jack but they definitely need to improve their communication skills! Jack, stop being so self absorbed. Julia, try and get a bit of balance in your life.

I didn't like Jack's family. Annoying and their accent needs sorting out. I hate reading books where the British accent has been butchered. It can almost become a parody of itself.

That aside, I am a fan of these books though and hope there is more to come. I would even like the secondary characters to get their own books. The
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Continuation from "Come Dancing" this book is set around 1982 and it is crazy to wrap my mind around all the advances in technology and everything else from that era to now. Great insight into the world of musicians in the 80's. Even without all the social media the press can be hard on a relationship. Jack is a very cool British rocker, Julia a book editor grew up feeling rejected so she is still having a hard time seeing her worth to him. Fun read. ...more
Michelle Sallay
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
I can't say I didn't like this, because I did like some of it. This was not a case of characters not needing another book, I thought these characters had some interesting growth in this book, but I was just bored by anything that didn't have to do with them. Anyway, I trudged through this to see what would happen, but I skipped a ton of it to get to any of the good stuff. ...more
May 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very good.

I was gifted this book for an honest review which I am pleased to do. I am not the type who reads a lot of romance, it really had to catch my attention which it did. Since this was book 2 I will go back and read bk1 and everything else written by this author.
Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
They Made It...

Jack and Julia made it. Of course there are ups and downs, (why not? Jack is a bad boy rock star). Jack tried to clean up his act. He really did. I am also happy Julia reconnected with her dad. So it is all good...
Misty Lee
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Really great book! I enjoyed reading I kind of wish I read the first one first but I wasn't lost which is always great when reading a series. ...more
Chrissy Dyer
Feb 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a wonderful sequel to Come Dancing! I loved the 80's and it brought it all back. ...more
May 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
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Leslie Wells has edited forty-eight New York Times bestsellers in her over thirty-year career, including thirteen number one New York Times bestsellers. She has worked with numerous internationally known authors, musicians, actors, actresses, television and radio personalities, athletes, and coaches. She lives on Long Island, New York.

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Growing up in my small town in Virginia, I always

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