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Forbidden Dance

(Blitzed #1)

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I never should have danced with a stranger.

A coming-of-age romance series from six-time USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy

Three things about me:

1. I’m not as innocent as everybody thinks. I know I’m shy and quiet, but like they say, still waters run deep.

2. I’ve been home schooled since freshman year. It was punishment, but I deserved it. My parents didn’t know what
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Paperback, 344 pages
Published March 28th 2017 by Casey Shay Press
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Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
I took part in the blog tour for this book!

When I heard that this was going to be made into a a series, I leapt at the chance to read Forbidden Dance. I love reading stories that involve dancing/the main character being a dancer. Livia has been living under house arrest for four years after a scandal that rocked her life. Her strict father doesn’t allow any form of social media or telephone to use but does allow her to study ballet. It’s during a ballet class that she meets Blitz, the host of a
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Kate (beautifulbookland)
I've never been a dancer myself; I went to a class once, begged my mam to buy me a pretty pink tutu and then cried the entire lesson because she said no. BUT I have always had a soft spot for dancing things (Strictly Come Dancing literally gives a new lease of life) and so I thought I would love this.

Olivia has lived a very sheltered life following a 'mistake' she made when she was fifteen (I think she was fifteen, anyway). Her parents are strict with her, particularly regarding men. When she f
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Deanna Roy
Feb 01, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I am so excited to be starting a new series!

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Amber
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My heart is singing for joy and all a tizzy from this breathless marvel! I am never prepared for the intensity of emotion and the intoxication of love that permeate each of Deanna’s incredible stories. This one is a particularly wonderful masterpiece as it pulls very deeply at my own heart. I can empathize on various levels with parts of this story, and it made the colors and smells, and sounds that much more vivid. Nothing can stop this story from invading your mind and stealing your heart. Jus ...more
Judy Lewis
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ABSOLUTELY CAPTIVATING !!!
Title: The Stranger
Series: Blitzed
Author: Deanna Roy writing as J.J. Knight
Designation: Book One of 4 Book Series, Full-Length(220 pages), Can Be Read As A Standalone, HFN Ending
Reading Platform: Kindle Edition
My Rating: FIVE CAPTIVATING STARS*****
**This book was originally published as Forbidden Dance by Deanna Roy, the first release in a four-book series entitled Lovers Dance. It has since been re-released as The Stranger and the entire four-book series has been retit
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Coco.V
Feb 23, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
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Blurb:
I never should have looked him in the face.
He wandered into my dance studio.
Watched me.
Took in every detail.

I tried to focus.
First position. Second position. Lunge. Arabesque.
Then he stopped me.
Touched me.
Asked me to teach him the movement.
I felt on fire.

I never should have looked him in the face.
But I did.
And when he touched me.
I could not let him stop.
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The Stranger is a full-length standalone HEA, although the series will continue.
CeCe
I wanted to love this, but in the end it just did not work for me. The heroine has a secret. She meets a host of a popular reality dance show and there is a chance that her secret will be exposed if she continues to be with him. The attraction was too insta and I was unable to connect like I wanted too.

Honestly Honest Bookworm
It was a cute story idea, but it felt very unrealistic. I almost quit reading it a few times.. The insta-love was not believable for me, I definitely felt a little bit of insta-chemistry though. I get that sheltered people are naturally shy, it's hard to break free from your parents, yet I like my female lead characters with a lot more backbone and a fierce attitude. I've always admired dancers, the dedication they put into their dances is beautiful. I wish I would've gotten more actual dancing ...more
Laura Hampton
Forbidden Dance is the first book that i have read by this author and though it can be read as a standalone, the reader finds out that there are actually another three books in this series that pertain to the two main characters. Although, I did enjoy the story line, I am not sure I will continue to read further into the series.

Livia world completely changed four years ago. One mistake has cost her nearly everything. Her life once was carefree and exciting, now she must do as her father says an
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Aunt Bee
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
FORBIDDEN DANCE...Deanna Roy
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Livia is nineteen and living a very sheltered life. She feels fortunate to be able to attend Dreamcatcher Academy to learn ballet. Ballet itself is so freeing, the whole world drops away when she dances.

Livia voluntarily helps with the little ones in the wheelchair ballet class, in addition to working toward her toe shoes. She's fortunate enough to attend without having to pay and gladly gives of herself to the girls.

For the fi
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Linda
"Forbidden Dance", is the very first book I have read from Deanna Roy, and I am so looking foward to the rest of this series.
Our young heroine Livie is nineteen and kept a virtual prisoner in her own home. Making one mistake as a fifteen year old changed her life and that of her brother drastically. Since that fateful mistake her parents uprooted them and moved, no more public school, home schooling only, no movies , no electronics , no unapproved television and no going anyplace unescorted.
Well
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FMR Book Grind
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
LEEANN'S REVIEW
4 STARS

This book had the potential to be a 5 star read but just fell short for me.
I did enjoy the story but at times I felt frustrated at the situation Livia was in. At 19 years old she is legally an adult. Her father basically keeps her prisoner and has done since she made a mistake when she was younger. What frustrated me about this was Livia’s mother. This woman had absolutely no backbone where her husband was concerned. She allowed him to dictate their lives to the point that
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Judy Lewis
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ABSOLUTELY CAPTIVATING !!!
Title: Dance with a Stranger
Series: Lover's Dance
Author: Deanna Roy
Designation: Book One of Four Book Series, Full-Length(220 pages), Can Be Read As A Standalone, HFN Ending
Reading Platform: Kindle Edition
My Rating: FIVE CAPTIVATING STARS
~This book was originally released as Forbidden Dance and later changed to Dance with a Stranger but has since been re-released as The Stranger, Book One of the Blitzed Series. There have been NO changes in the content. Although this b
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Sarah
Mar 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Though I’ve been aware of Deanna Roy for some time, I had yet to actually read any of her work. I will admit, after reading Forbidden Dance, that was a mistake. I loved the writing in this book, maybe more so than I did the story, not that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy the story she wrote, but it was the writing that drew me in.
Livia and Blitz’ story was quick, sweet, and all together a lovely read. It lacked a bit of the intensity I crave, likely because there is an entire back story we don’t reall
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Juli Hall
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was the first book by Deanna that I've read and definitely won't be the last. I really enjoyed Livia and Blitz/Benjamin's story. The storyline was new and different, so easy to read. Livia's character is a bit weak but she got stronger in the end. Benjamin has a bad rep but really a gentleman. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book.
Mistress Book Lover
I really loved this book and I loved the way it was written, I will definitely be back to read more by #Author J.J. Knight
Sascha
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 1/2. REVIEW COMING 3/30/2017
Tina
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
I enjoyed this story. It was interesting to watch Livia go from what she is expected to be and act like to who she truly is. I liked how Deanna made her naive and fearful of most things due to disappointing her parents.
Benjamin is not who people think he is. He is sweet, funny, protective and gentlemanly, at lest with Livia. I am looking forward to reading the next book and watch their journey continue.
Christine
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Arc review for honest review. Olivia is 19 years old this girl parents are very strict she meets blitz at the dance studio . This story was 10 stars for being awesome and a masterpiece can't wait for more.
Christine
Dec 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Arc review for honest review. Olivia is 19 years old this girl parents are very strict she meets blitz at the dance studio . This story was 10 stars for being awesome and a masterpiece can't wait for more.
Teresa Rosenberg
I don't think this is exactly a spoiler since it's established right off the bat, but I guess don't read this review if you're a total stickler. I really could not like this book because I was so grossed out by who the main characters were. Instead of cheering for them to get together, I was horrified that they might get together. So this ended up being a total hate-read, more because I wanted to find out what Livia's deep-dark secret was than because I wanted the "HEA" (which I expressly did no ...more
Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
Actual rating 3.5

Forbidden Dance was a quick and easy read. I haven't read anything by this author before but I was drawn to this book by the cover and then the blurb.

In general I liked this book. It had some angst, teenage rebellion combined with bigger issues, reality TV, and a celebrity. I thought blitz and Olivia were good together. They worked well and although there wasn't a full on spark, I did feel a connection between them--especially when dancing. While things did move a little fast, I
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Desire For Lit
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing story that sucks you in! I have never read anything from Deanna Roy but let me tell you I was hooked! I had to get the next book in the series. You become involved with the characters Livia and Benjamin and their lives. They both are examples of what happens when bad choices and mistakes in life are made. Nineteen year old Livia lives with her parents, and under her father’s cruel and heartless rule. She escapes by taking ballet at Dreamcatcher Academy. She also instructs a cl ...more
Beth
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dance meets love story and what a dance it is!

WOW! I could not and did not want to put this book down and before I knew it, it was over much to my regret!

This book has it all, dance (if you love ballet and the waltz you will love this book), love, sexy times and a secret that could destroy everything. If you love a ballet dancer who is strong, sensitive, and beautiful and a sexy, successful (kind of), reality TV show star getting their dance on then you will adore this story.

The story weaves Liv
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Alison bell
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it

I really liked this story it was really sweet and well wrote. Livia is a sweet kind girl who through past mistakes she leads a sheltered protected life put in place by her parents.
Then she meets Benjamin (Blitz) Craven a professional dancer for a reality show to pick his future wife/partner. Who has recently been sacked for posting an inappropriate picture of one of the girls.
The story is a really nice love story, with feeling for each other right from the moment they saw each other.
Livia loves
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Indie Editor Nancy
This is an incredible love story that I found impossible to put down. Livia is a young woman who has lost a great deal in her short life. Her parents now keep her locked up at home often with her Mom as a chaperone when she does leave for activities. Blitz Craven is a reality show host who has made some bad decisions and is looking to redeem himself. These two find each other by chance and this is their story.
"I'm startled to the core to feel his fingers on mine. It feels so forbidden, so daring
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Indie Editor Nancy
This is an incredible love story that I found impossible to put down. Livia is a young woman who has lost a great deal in her short life. Her parents now keep her locked up at home often with her Mom as a chaperone when she does leave for activities. Blitz Craven is a reality show host who has made some bad decisions and is looking to redeem himself. These two find each other by chance and this is their story.
"I'm startled to the core to feel his fingers on mine. It feels so forbidden, so daring
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Izzybear
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book I have read of JJ Knight’s. I found that I enjoyed very much and will be reading the next book in the series.

At the beginning of the book I had mixed emotions but the further I got into the book I found myself actually liking it. I read a lot of the other reviews and noticed that a lot of people are put off by the fact that the main character is 19 and she just doesn't leave. I can see where these people are coming from but I can also put myself in the character's shoes an
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Lindsay
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This not my first book from Deanna Roy, as always she has me wanting more I can't wait for the other book in this series. When I read the synopsis of Forbidden Dance I knew right away that I had to read it, I work with disabled children and some of them are in wheelchairs and the one little girl is a dancer so I knew right away that it would pull at my heart strings. I love how Deanna made Livia go from the naive fearful girl to who she truly is. But most of all how Benjamin is not on the inside ...more
Dharia Scarab
Mar 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle


Since I don't normally write reviews unless I have something specific to say, here's the break down of how I rate my books...

1 star... This book was bad, so bad I may have given up and skipped to the end. I will avoid this author like the plague in the future.

2 stars... This book was not very good, and I won't be reading any more from the author.

3 stars... This book was ok, but I won't go out of my way to read more, But if I find another book by the author for under a dollar I'd pick it up.

4 sta
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