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Pas de Deux

(Cross and Pointe #1)

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4.16  ·  Rating details ·  226 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Soldier Cillian Ronan found a piece of hell in Iraq. He came back, but his friend didn’t.

Back home in South Boston, he discovers his dad’s legendary boxing gym faces more challenges than he ever knew, and he’s got to step into the ring to keep it from the hands of a slimy businessman.

When a new member finds herself in a dangerous situation one night, Cillian’s soldier in
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ebook, 2, 490 pages
Published December 6th 2016 by Wynter S.K.
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Renégade ♥
*** Please note that this is no longer sold as two books and has been revised and consolidated into one volume.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

5 stars

Simply put, this is a beautifully written story with depth, understanding and heart.

The dynamics between Samantha (Sammi) Carnevale and Cillian Ronan were wonderfully portrayed and I already know that this is a book I will reread. I definitely want to savor the compassion, kindness, understanding, att
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Heather Blair
Dec 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5

Love this. Looong slow burn, great characters & that kind of detail that makes you slip into another reality without boring you to tears.

Sammi & Cillian were great together. I love the ballet & fighting correlations & also the idea of a soldier falling for and helping a woman with PTSD.

Off to book #2 I go.
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Cristina
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Review coming after I finish the second part ;)

*ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
Okay.. I've thought on this awesomely written book, and I'm still at a loss as to what to say about it.
Other than it was awesome. LOL. So bear with me. Please.

When you come across a book that just touches you on an elemental level, no matter what may or may not be occurring within the pages, it just hooks you. That's what this book has done to me & that's what makes me love reading the most. Getting lost in something and feeling as though I'm right there. Or sometimes even experiencing these thi
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Carvanz
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pas de Deux
4.5 STARS

What an amazing story! I am not a fan of cliffhangers or stories that cover more than one book so when Pas de Deux came out in one volume and it had been reviewed favorably by some of my Goodreads friends, I jumped right on it. I was not disappointed.
This is a true love story from beginning to end. Both Sammi and Cillian have emotional obstacles to overcome in their lives. Sometimes this kind of angst can slow a book down but that was not the case here. Their story moves so s
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Jos
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Heartbreakingly Beautiful Stars

What an absolutely heartbreaking and yet oh so beautiful story. The writing was fantastic, the storyline was truly amazing and the main characters Cillian and Sammie.....OH EM GEE, I LOVED these two HARD:)

I read this 2 part series in one day and let me tell you, I couldn't and didn't want to put it down!!!!! it was so freaking swoon worthy, sweet, sexy, it was filled with tragedy form both of their pasts but yet the two of them together PERFECT in every sense of
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Renégade ♥
I read this when it was two volumes and always intended to go back and read this beautiful story again in future.

My Reviews:

Book #1
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Book #2
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Now that it's been re-edited, reformatted and turned into one book, this wonderfully talented author has got me curious as to what changes were made and how those will impact Cillian and Sammi's tale:

https://smile.amazon.com/Pas-Deux-Wyn...

So, into the reread folder (yup, I'm goin
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Renégade ♥
*** Please note that this is no longer sold as two books and has been revised and consolidated into one volume.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

4 1/2 to 5 stars



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 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
*sighs*

This was such an awesome close to this two book series. I just love how it all flowed & came together. Even in those moments of utter despair, anger & uncertainty, Cillian & Sammi wouldn't allow me to lose hope with them.

I don't want to say much for fear of ruining anything in this conclusion. The journey here is so intricate and paramount in it's reveals. I will say this though, this story was on point from beginning (and yes I'm including book one) to the final page here in this second
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Emmy
**3.5**

I really resent this book being separated into two parts. There's no reason for it beyond money. Boo
Jeannine Allison
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I very much enjoyed the second installment in Sammi and Cillian's story! The first book gave us the backstory and let us slowly get to know the characters, individually and together, but this one felt like non-stop action. I loved how it picked you up and never let you go, I was hooked right until the end.

And I love it when I can really, truly feel the characters' love for one another, and that was definitely delivered. I mentioned it in my first review and I will mention it again and again...
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Heather Blair
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book messed me up. Seriously. I haven’t read anything since I finished it.

The romance builds slow, but the sparks are sizzling and once that flame catches hold…holy shit!

Sam is a ballet dancer who moves to Boston with her family after a traumatic event in NYC. She’s wounded, but at her core she is pure steel. That is why she takes a chance going to a Southie boxing gym dominated by men. She needs the outlet, but she disguises herself as a boy to avoid unwanted attention. When her true gende
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Fiona
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, an intelligently written love story with two original characters that you just fall in love with.
It's quite amazing that this is the author's first novel, it feels so assured that you assume she has written several previously. There are no spelling mistakes, grammatical errors or incorrect usage of words which plague other Kindle self-published novels and that makes this a pleasure to read.

This is a slow-burn love story and all the better for it, no instant falling in love or
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Jos
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Heartbreakingly Beautiful Stars

What an absolutely heartbreaking and yet oh so beautiful story. The writing was fantastic, the storyline was truly amazing and the main characters Cillian and Sammie.....OH EM GEE, I LOVED these two HARD:)

I read this 2 part series in one day and let me tell you, I couldn't and didn't want to put it down!!!!! it was so freaking swoon worthy, sweet, sexy, it was filled with tragedy form both of their pasts but yet the two of them together PERFECT in every sense of
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Deserie williams
self note: wait for whole series to come out!
Coco.V
Mar 28, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Colleen
Disappointed after all the hype, but this didn’t ring my bell.

Title: Pas De Deux
Author: Wynter S.K.
Series: Cross and Pointe
Genre: Contemporary Romance



Main Characters :

Sammi Carnevale is a busy gal, working at her family’s bakery, tending bar, teaching dance classes, and burying her head in the sand every free minute she gets. She’s got major trauma in her past (view spoiler)and it's caused her anxiety and depression, as well as causing her to give up her danci
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Jeannine Allison
A very good debut novel, and although I didn't love it, I'm still extremely excited to read more.

The story was well written and I enjoyed the characters, but I've never been a fan of third person POV. I just have a very hard time connecting, once in a while I'll love a third person POV, but it's rare. That being said I still really enjoyed this novel, particularly how Cillian was portrayed. FINALLY an alpha-male who isn't a complete douchebag who hooks up with anything in a skirt. It's such a ti
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Nik Angela
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is from start to finish amazing. Wynter has a way to not only draw you in with her characters...but with her scenery and the emotions as well. Nothing is out of place or wasted, and as a result, there is a story here that is just too amazing to stop reading at a breakneck pace. Sweet, sexy, interesting, and even times humorous...I can go on and on...

So, I am off to read for the second time...and I encourage everyone to pick this up and follow suit! You will not be disappointed!

Eagerly
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Caitlin
Such an amazing story. The characters are genuine and have such a fabulous chemistry. This budding relationship is down-to-earth and realistic while all establishing "relationship goals". The story is nicely placed and creates a happy balance between all the elements. I cannot wait for the next book!
Jessica
Tldr: impressive debut novel. Solid writing. Beautiful slow burn romance
Two decent books in a row on ku! Coincidence or not that they were extremely similar? Who knows but this one corrected a lot of the things that went wrong in the last one, but made some similar and some new issues. Dancers and fighters are in my top five character tropes. Military as well and I got three for one in this book, plus a whole lot of yummy extra! As soon as I read the blurb I was dying to read it but due to the l
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Karma Queen
Wow! I loved this story that was so well-written that I came to tears at a couple points (both sad and happy). First of all, the cover on the edition I read is beautiful. The broken in pointe shoes over the boxing gloves were symbolic on many levels. I don't want to give anything away about the story. The book blurb is good to get you started. I really cared about Cillian and Sammi. They both were broken in their own way and had to come to the realization that there were things they had to do on ...more
Kayla
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-books, review
Alluring and captive romantic read! Even though this is a combined story, there were no gaps and the story flowed smoothly. I couldn't tell where the story would have split. Very well connected. A gripping read for that had me up to the early morning hours to finish!
Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Pas de Deux: Part One penned by Wynter S.K., is a new adult romance novel that introduces the burgeoning relationship between Samantha “Sammi” Carnevale and Cillian Ronan. Set in present day Boston, this emotionally captivating story features a slow burning romance between a woman battling demons from her past and a war hero struggling with growing accustomed to civilian life. Sammi, an independent Italian American with a protective family and dreams of opening her own dance studio, is desperate ...more
Sometime
I read this book because it was on KU and it looked interesting. Then I saw all the hoopla about the book being plagiarized and published without her knowledge last year. That had me hooked. I had to find out what all the fuss was about.

It looks to me like the author took her book and cut it in two. This isn't really a series or a duet. This book ends (not in a cliffhanger) and the next one picks up where it left off. So I will say that you will need to read both books in order to get the full s
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Julie Gustafson-Monk
Reviewed on behalf of 2 Girls Who Love Books Blog
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Sammi is running from her past. A past that she so desperately wants to leave behind. She finds herself in a new place where she finds solitude in hiding out in Ronins gym. She hides behind the costume of a man. Even though she finds her passion in ballet again, she feels herself missing something. That is until she meets Cillian. She thinks she has her missing piece. But can she leave the past behind her?

Cillian is partial owner of th
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TinaNicole ☠ Le Book Nikita ☠
Why does this book sound so familiar? Not in a similar, common trope kind of way, but in the I've already read this exact book kind of way.

Does anyone know anything about this? Was it published before under another title/pen name?

*ETA: Nevermind, I figured it out. It seemed familiar b/c I have already read it. I read the plagiarized version of this fic called The Tornado when it came out about a year ago.
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Caitlin
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I read this entire book today. Fastest I have ever read a book...ever. Could not stop for even a minute. Love, Love, LOVE!!
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Romance with a razor-sharp edge! Wynter S.K. is a New Adult romance writer, focusing on military, suspense, and MMA/boxing. She loves Happily-Ever-Afters, heart-of-gold alpha males, "safe" angst (that is a thing!) and strong, butt-kicking, realistic heroines. She lives for the raging storm before the rainbow.

Wynter lives with her husband, cat, and dog in the Heartland--how fitting! She loves grea
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