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Little Dancer

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  577 ratings  ·  120 reviews
Twenty-year-old dancer Abby Williams has only ever felt truly herself while she's onstage. It's the one place she gets the firm direction and focused attention she craves to keep her whimsical thoughts in order. Offstage she feels out of place, forced to give up her girlish treasures and bombarded at every turn with adult responsibilities. But one missed dance cue in front ...more
Published April 17th 2017 by Carina Press
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Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
 Little Dancer by Brianna Hale popped my DDlg cherry, and it was everything I hoped it would be! Before now, I honestly had no interest in reading a romance with this type of kink, because it’s just not something I particularly find appealing. I’m down for bdsm romance any day, but it’s the “daddy” part that turns me off. That being said, I am a curious person by nature. I wanted to see if reading this book might show me something about this particular kink that I didn’t already know or help me ...more
Isabella. R
5 Baby Girl Stars ⭐️

Brianna Hale is my unicorn author. There is nothing she has written that I have disliked thus far and there is no book she has released that hasn't captivated me. Little Dancer would have to be one of my favourites by this writer. It exposed me to a world of daddy kink that I thought I could never relate to, let alone enjoy as much as I did.

This is an endearing journey of a young woman Abby who hasn’t found her place in the world. She is adrift and even her own parents don
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Little girls who likes some Daddy spankings
Genre: Erotic Romance (DDlg)
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Female

For Abby Williams, dancing was an outlet where she could be herself. But her lack of direction and her childish behavior prompted numerous disapproval by her parents. That was until she got a firm hand from her boss.

Rufus Kingsolver was the theater owner known to be a hardass. When he saw Abby, he knew she had a potential not only as his dancer but also his sub and he believe he could shape her into his perfect little
4.5* dance for daddy STARS!!

Review @ Midnight Romance


W.O.W! Finally I found not-BDSM-wannabe new author. This was my first read from Brianna Hale, but definitely not my last. Daddy/lg is one of my sensitive kink because not many people could pull this off. But Ms. Hale totally nailed it without overpowering in the sex area.

Abby Williams couldn't lose her job when Rufus Kingsolver; the owner of the theater glared at her. Moreover, her parents didn't understand her as a dancer and pushed Abby to

Title: Little Dancer
Series: (Standalone Novella)
Author: Brianna Hale
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Tropes: Older Man/Younger Woman, Student/Teacher, DDlg
Safety: (view spoiler)
Rating: 4.5-Stars
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
HEA: (view spoiler)
Blog: HERE


What a beautifully written, short and smutty, DDlg read!

If you don't know what DDlg is, that's "Daddy Dom" and "little girl"—and I've read quite a bit in this genre, but none
The little girl/dominant daddy kink is SO uncomfortable for me however the author wrote about it plausibly and compellingly, especially the character of the male protagonist. Best compliment I can give about the author'skills is that I liked this story despite myself. ...more
D.L. Howe
Dec 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: daddies, bdsm
Ah, littles. My personal last frontier in the daddy kink. Do I get it? No. Is it fascinating? Most definitely. Is it sexy? Now that’s the question isn’t it.

Sleeping in the attic with all your childhood stuffies ... heartbreaking.

I think my only real concern with the Daddy/little dynamic is the lack of consent.

You know I went in with a lot of trepidation but even if that lifestyle is not for me, it’s not hard to understand why it would work well for others. I’m excited to see how things progre
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Oh boy!

I really wanted to enjoy this one but... but Abby—she was a mess. Not a character I enjoy reading about. Sorry.

I'm definitely reading more of Brianna Hale. Unfortunately, this one was not for me.
Darlene I read WAY to many books
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Hanna's Book Obsession
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book!! Brianna has written an amazing story!! I'm usually not the biggest fan of Daddy/Little girl tope but this was is fantastic!!! Abby and Rufus are such a special couple!! I Love them so much!!! You can really tell that Rufus loves her and only wants the best for her. Abby wants to be happy and Rufus is the only one who makes her feel happy with who she is!! They are so wonderful!! I loved this book so much and I can't wait to read it again! ...more
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
4.5 "Yes, Daddy" Stars!!

WELL, HELLO!! Welcome to the judgment-free zone! If you are just the tiniest bit curious about the DDlg genre (that's "Daddy Dom/little girl"), then please enjoy this absolutely delicious confection by Brianna Hale. I read this book in a few hours and it was one of the most heart-warming, sexy, taboo and romantic stories I've ever read.

Abby is a young dancer who comes alive when onstage. She can barely cope with the realities of day-to-day life, but feels completely a
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the story Abby & Rufus.

I have no first hand understanding of a DD/lg relationship, but I have read a couple of books in this genre, which by not means makes me an expert, but I do know what I enjoy about these stories.

Rufus was strong, sweet and completely likeable from page one to the end. His demeanour never changed, even when emotion ran high, and its exactly what Abby needed. He was firm, understanding & very sexy in a "yes, daddy" kind of way. And when Daddy came to play,
Katie G.
May 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An addictive read

This book had me hooked from the first line! I loved the story and the characters and being able to experience this type of relationship. I'm so obsessed with this book and I'm so glad that I found it and was able to read it!
Paperback Princess
Ok so...sigh where to begin??

First..The is my first book from this author.
Second...I’m completely new to this Daddy Dom/Little Girl lifestyle.

With that being said I don’t think these kinds of read is for me...let me tell you why.

The main female Abby is 20 yrs old and she acts like she’s 10. This women could not make an adult decision if her life depended on it..she’s gets stressed and overwhelmed lol For example..her parents are selling their home and she has to move out and find an apartmen
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars✨

"It's such a relief to know that there are other people like me. I'm not strange, or weird, or stupid. I just never grew out of the things that everyone once needed to make them happy." 💕

I have to admit, I was a bit nervous to read Little Dancer because of how much I loved Princess Brat. But, since I couldn't wait any longer for Soft Limits, I gave it a read. And, I'm glad I did because really liked it!! It's a great introduction to dd/lg relationships and I really enjoyed. Definitely
Paula  Phillips
Oct 07, 2018 rated it liked it
Abby Williams is twenty-two and a virgin, she also acts like a big kid and loves Ballet. She is busy dancing at a ballet academy. The only time she feels at home is up on the stage, but with the pressures of having to change her home lifestyle, she makes a mistake. Abby is then summoned to the director's office - Rufus Kingsolver. There is something about Abby's innocence that draws Rufus in. This book then moves onto the world of BDSM with a strong focus of Daddy Doms and Submissive Baby Play. ...more
Jul 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
D/s with light age play. Abby's abilities and behaviors reflected a low IQ. She didn't have a lot of life skills and wasn't able to live independently. She was very easily manipulated too. Rufus was a sweet boyfriend but not the best Dom. Rufus pushed personal and legal boundaries with Abby at the beginning. He did redeem himself further on. The D/s wasn't SSC. Rufus gave Abby a safeword, but he did not discuss limits. Abby blindly went along with everything. The sex scenes came across mechanica ...more
Katharine ♥The Good, The Bad & The Smutty♥
♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Pink & Glittery Stars

The Good. Literally everything. But honestly Rufus and Abby are so freaking sweet and sexy. I want to re-read this book again immediately. The level of depth and growth behind these characters was unreal for such a short read. They were so REAL. And the progression of their relationship was really natural. Just a fantastic read overall.

The Bad. Nothing, unless you count me wanting more of these two.

The Smutty. SO. HOT. The sexual tension was off the charts. Like I wo
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was a suggestion from a friend who knows I love a good DD/lg story.

It tells the story of a girl named Abby who loves to dance more than anything in life and who struggles with adulthood. She lives with her parents who constantly remind her that she needs to make money, pays bills and be a funcional member of society aka being a ballerina is NOT it as they keep telling her.

I actually felt bad for Abby. It is not easy to be an adult especially if your parents enabled you most of your li
Book Snob Sue
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book made me remember why I love, love BDSM books. They are always safe reads and the couples have the best and most trusting relationships. I always think that I’m the ultimate princess, but damn if it’s not Abby. I love the way Rufus treated her, these two needed each other in a way that I couldn’t possibly explain. Abby needed Rufus to take care of her and he needed too. For me these two were relationship goals all the way. They were sweet, but scorching ass hot too. Pretty sure that Ruf ...more
Liz Meldon
Once again, I'm super thrilled to have found Brianna Hale. She's been added to my must-read author list, and I'll definitely give every book she's got a try.

I docked one star from Little Dancer only because I didn't find myself enjoying the DD/lg dynamic as much as I did in her other works. I found Abby to be a little too young, a little too helpless in the big bad adult world, and I just didn't vibe with her because of it. The writing was still great, and the sex scenes were more plentiful and
MJ Symmonds
Apr 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Well let me tell you this book was not at all what I expected!! I read LD just from seeing the cover. I hadn't read the blurb so I thought it might be a sweet, romantic read. Oh boy was I way off the mark.

Abby is a dancer who always questioned who she was. Rufus is owner of the dance company where Abby dances. There's a side to him that he keeps under wraps but after meeting Abby he wants to share his lifestyle with her.

While this book is based around the LG/DD lifestyle it is also about person
AG Reads
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bdsm
4.5 stars. For a novella length read, I loved this book. I don't read much daddy dom, but this couple was perfect together and the heroine was a great little. The author managed to show her strength when she needed it, but also her vulnerability and inherent need for being a little without belittling her. That's a tough thing to do and the reason I rarely read this trope, because so few authors can pull it off well. I would love to see another book on this couple because the novella ended before ...more
Can't say I'm a huge lover of the dd/lg kink but there's something about this book that drew me in. Mostly I was just reading it to be curious but I have to say I enjoyed the relationship between Rufus and Abby. There was acceptance and patience and of course love! I was feeling very disappointed in Abby's response to the bit of drama that happens closer to the end but I can understand what was going through her head and mostly I just hurt for everyone involved. I was glad that Rufus was as pati ...more
Oh, I really liked this book!
It's not my first ddlg story, but it was certainly done better than many.
Often times I feel a bit disappointed at the end of a short story, feeling that something was missing. I'm super happy to say that is not the case here. I got the full range of emotion from these characters and the plot. It was fun, sexy, heartbreaking and sweet. I also loved the message of self-acceptance. And Rufus was such a great Daddy Dom... *swoon*
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this depiction of a DD/lg relationship. The characters were both well done, and the reasons they both needed their relationship this way were well explained. A really positive depiction of the Daddy/little girl relationship.

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I did enjoy the book, characters and their story. The first half was tedious. I did enjoy the authors portrayal of the DD/lg lifestyle. She did her research.
Tiffany S
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sooooo sweet. The sweetest. And kinky. Fluffy kinky sweet story
Aug 16, 2020 rated it liked it
I loved protege and that was my first Brianna hale book so I expected this to also knock me off my feet. While the book was good I really just wasn’t feeling the relationship between Abby and Rufus. Their relationship didn’t seem very deep and wasn’t fully developed, which is where protege really shined.
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