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Dance with Me (Dance Off #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  142 Ratings  ·  62 Reviews
The second book in Alexis Daria's dancing duology finds one playboy charmer falling for his new roommate.

Natasha Díaz is having a day. She’s trying to prove she can make it as a professional dancer, but she’s overworked, out of cash, and her roommate has just moved out. When she comes home to find a hole in her ceiling and her bedroom flooded, she’s desperate enough to cra
Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published December 12th 2017 by Swerve
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I loved everything about the first book in the Dance Off series. TAKE THE LEAD had everything going for it: sexy hero and heroine with off-the-charts chemistry, fun reality TV show setting, competition, slow burn romance, #ownvoices WoC heroine whose cultural heritage adds to the book without feeling like a "diversity tickmark," and an amazing cover. Only an irritating Big Misunderstanding in the last act kept the book from getting five sta
Liv (Stories For Coffee)
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is the second installment in the Dance Off series, and I loved it more than the first installment Take the Lead. I probably loved this story more because it follows two people who are friends-with-benefits that end up sharing a house together, due to unforeseen circumstances. Whenever two characters become roommates, I immediately fell in love with the story because that is one of my favorite tropes used in romance novels. There’s something about pushing the two love interests together ...more
Geri Reads
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
She’d shown him her shadows, and he hadn’t run screaming into the night.

Alexis Daria is a new-to-me author, and after reading and enjoying Dance With Me, she’s definitely one that I would watch out for in the future. Dance With Me is a sexy, character-driven, romance that will tug at your heart.

Natasha is pro dancer in a reality show called Dance Off, and is in an on-and-off again relationship with one of the judges in the show, Dimitri. Tash is stuck in a rut. Not just professionally but also
Xan West
A copy was provided by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

I loved the first book in this series, Take the Lead. I gave it five stars. It's one of my favorite romances that I read in 2017. Dance With Me is the sequel, but it can stand alone. Though there are some elements that will be more satisfying if you have read book one (especially the plotline involving Donna).

Unfortunately, despite my excitement to read it, I didn't enjoy this book nearly as much. It still bri
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Che, no me quiero agrandar pero que bueno que es mi inglés carajo 😎


I loved the first book and I thought "this couldn't get better" but it can!!!

Alexis has improved her writing style and for example the sexy times in this book are way more better written than in "take the lead", they're more sexy and steamy.

In the previous book I thought Dimitri was only a player but in this book we see another side of him. And it didn't bother me that he has a "dominant personality" because he was this ve
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, netgalley
Thanks to Swerve/SMP via NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book. It has not influenced my thoughts or opinions.

Take the Lead, the first book in this duology, focuses more heavily on a Dancing with the Stars-inspired plot between a dancer and a guest competitor. In Dance with Me, Daria explores the on-again-off-again relationship between a dancer and a judge, but it deviates pretty considerably from the first book.

I loved this book because it explores the family you find, the
Anna Banana
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poc-heroines

For the life of me I can't figure out why more people aren't reading these books!

Dance with Me was another great book in the series and one that left me feeling happy and satisfied. Both characters have a lot of growing to do and I love that this book was more character driven. Natasha's life has been a little crazy ever since her best friend moved out of their apartment. She's always been the kind of girl who tends to live in the moment without thinking of the later consequences. This of course
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***ARC courtesy of publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review***
This was very much a knock heads together romance. I actually related a lot to Natasha's desire to succeed on her own, but the stuff with telling Gina not to pay out the lease, that was just stupid. She signed a contract!! Taking money that she legally committed to paying isn't asking for help, it's what's right!!!

But other than that, they were very sexy together and I hope we get a F/F novel in this series.
Sinead (Huntress of Diverse Books)
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I received an ARC of Dance with Me from NetGalley. I requested this dance romance book, as I am absolutely in love with the first book of the series: Take the Lead. You can check out my review here.

This book is #ownvoices for Puerto Rican American representation.


This book was so different to the first book. I was expecting a really wonderful romance, and I did not get that at all.

The writing style is very organic and flows we
Adele Buck
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Alexis Daria's second novel is another fun look inside the world of televised dance competition. Natasha, the best friend of the heroine in Take the Lead, is the star here. Tasha has had an on again/off again "friends with benefits" arrangement with Dimitri, one of the judges on the show. Deciding she needs to stand on her own feet, Tasha tries to end it with Dimitri, just as her apartment becomes unlivable and Dimitri's offer to put her up is the best of a bad bunch of options. To successfully ...more
Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dance with me by Alexis Daria a sublime four-star read. This is the second book in the Dance Off series, and it’s just as good if not better that the first book. This book will have you dancing in the supermarket isles, it’s a great story and shows us what happens during the off season of reality TV shows, its shows how life isn’t all sparkles and bedazzled leotards. Natasha Diaz is having a hard time, her life isn’t what she was hoping and she has realised that when life gives you lemons you mo ...more
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
I actually thoroughly loved the first book in this series and the reality TV dancing world it introduced me to. It also introduced us to the protagonists of this book, who have an on-off hook-up relationship for years, but somehow the hero wants more. Now, I am not a big fan of the theme that people who have been with each other over a period of years, do not evaluate whether they have something deeper but I will say I really enjoyed this book. The heroine has a messy relationship with
Mel González
"She's not going to want you because she needs you to make her life good, but because her life is already good and you make it better."

*ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

[3.5] This is the second installment of the Dance Off series. After reading these two books, I really appreciate Alexis Daria's writing and ideas. I enjoyed reading this book and what I liked the most was the relationship dynamics since we have a couple who are friends with benefits an
Dec 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
J'avais découvert la plume d'Alexis Daria en découvrant la saga Dance Off , qui m'avait fait penser à Danse avec les Stars, et j'ai pris un grand plaisir à retrouver l'ambiance de cette saga avec Natasha et Dimitri. Dans le premier tome , nous avions suivi les aventures de Gina et Stone et vous pouvez retrouver mon avis sur Take the lead en cliquant ICI

Ce que j'ai aimé dans ce nouveau tome est le fait que nous restons dans le domaine de la danse mais nous ne tombons pas dans la redite en démarr
Lenore Kosinski
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley

I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

4 stars — Well this was a fun sequel! I loved being back in the Dance Off world and finding out what was happening with Natasha, but the fun thing was that this was a completely different story to the first one! It may have been set in the same world, but it wasn’t during the competition this time. And I found I didn’t mind that, because there was still a lot of
Nicole Field
Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
NetGalley Review

This was an enjoyable novel with some problematic parts, but I actually think I enjoyed the pacing of it more than I did the first one in this series. This is probably more to do with the fact that there was almost none of the reality TV show aspect, excepting when it was mentioned, and there was a vast reduction to the character of Donna (although she gets her comeuppance which I would almost give 5 stars for all on its own).

Natasha and Dimitri are both characters who readers will be familiar w
Nov 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: latinx-authors
Rating 3.5

Ok,my anticipation for this one was prettyyyyyy high, because book one is now one of my fave books i've read for 2017. i just adored it! But i have to say I didnt get that same feeling here, sadly. i liked Natasha and could so relate to her insecurities of wanting to do things on her own, and not knowing how Dimitri felt but I feel like i never fullyyy warmed up to Dimitri.

He was soooo pushy with Natasha that for a good portion of the book he sort of turned me off. Like, she gets inj
Nov 24, 2017 rated it liked it
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The first book in this series, Take the Lead, was one of my top romances of the year. It was a lot of fun thanks to the TV dancing show setting, as well as the chemistry between the professional dancer heroine and her partner on the show, a wilderness survivalist. I loved the hero and heroine -- they were both strong characters, the heroine in particular. After that book, this one, the second in the series, is a bit of a letdown.

Dance with Me is about Natasha, the best friend of Gina (the heroin
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
The only thing missing from this fiery friends-with-benefits-that-want-more story was a playlist. The way Natasha and Dmitri connected through dance was mesmerizing and I wished I could hear the music while envisioning the dance scenes.

Dance with Me was a great surprise to me because I usually don't care for romances set in the fake and weird world of reality tv and I usually don't find romances compelling when the MCs are already sleeping together. But the push-pull between Natasha and Dmitri
Dec 22, 2017 rated it liked it
As a big fan of the first book, I was sad to be disappointed by this one. I found the male protag's overly controlling and domineering behavior to be abusive. To start with, Dimitri's a judge on the television show the female protag, Natasha, dances on (basically like Ukrainian Simon Cowell). Then, when Natasha's apartment becomes unliveable, he volunteers her a place to stay. Generous, right? But instead of respecting Natasha's no-sex-while-cohabitating condition, he continually tries to break ...more
Nov 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Two dancers at different stages of the game. One is a struggling dancer, trying to get the big break. Another is at a different level but playing it safe without risking it all.

I find the relationship between Natasha and Dimitri very interesting and telling. Both fell for the other almost instantly but in trying to guard their hearts; Natasha with her stubborn need not to rely on others and Dimitri with him blurting things out that meant something else; they end up in a f*ck buddy relationship o
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for the ARC. The review below is entirely my own opinion.

I loved the first book in this series "Take the Lead" and was thrilled when I got an ARC for this one. And I loved this one too. Actually, to be honest, I loved this one even more. Here's why:

1) I'm a big fan of DWTS and I can totally imagine some of my favorite celebrity-pros playing Tasha/Dimitri.

2) I loved that Tasha's struggles to eke out a living as a dancer were realistically portrayed. I love that she doesn't
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this sequel to Take the Lead. The first novel focused on a celebrity dance show and the pairing of one of the couples. This one takes place in the off season with an on-again/off-again relationship between a dancer and one of the judges. I really enjoy the way Daria writes such full stories for her characters. Her novels really do a great job of investing the reader in the backstory and I really hope there is more to this series.
Thanks to Swerve and NetGalley for the chance to
It just keeps getting better!


E-ARC is received thanks to the publisher via Netgalley.
Darbi Bradley
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lauren - SERIESous Books

**I received a copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. This is a voluntary review; all opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

I was super excited to start this one thanks to the little bits we got to see of these two in the previous novel, Take the Lead.

Once again, the character development here is great! I often find in romances that one of the characters is "stronger" (or more put together) than the other when it comes to their lives but in this novel, I liked that
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this Dance Off novel even better than the first, as Natasha and Dmitri's relationship got to the depths of who they are intrinsically and why they complement each other extremely well!
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
This is Natasha's story. Natasha was Gina's best friend and rommate in the first book (Take the Lead). After an unexpected disaster, Natasha finds herself homeless. Her on and off lover for 3 years, Dimitri, offered her his spare bedroom.
So, having enjoyed the first book, I wanted to read this one too. A word of advice: Just skip this one. I had Issues. Big, Major Issues.
Natasha makes it known that she doesn't want to be lovers while she is living with Dimitri. Dimitri finds ways to constantly
Lauren loves llamas
“Who are you if you’re not a dancer?”

I enjoyed the second entry in the Dance Off series even more than the first! I loved that they were already friends with sometimes benefits when the story started, and things are accelerated by a mishap that ends up with Natasha moving in (temporarily) with Dimitri. Only, neither is content with the state of their relationship, but they’re certain the other doesn’t return their feelings. Both Natasha and Dimitri are strong, driven characters, and it was so mu
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Alexis Daria is a contemporary romance author, artist, and native New Yorker. Her debut, TAKE THE LEAD, was a 2017 Golden Heart® finalist and was named one of the Best Romance Novels of 2017 by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly. DANCE WITH ME, book 2 in the Dance Off series, is out now. She loves social media, and you can find her live-tweeting her favorite TV shows at @alexisdaria, or ...more
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“Over her years in LA, working in television, she’d amassed a considerable wardrobe of beautiful outfits. They were her pride and joy. Some people had kids or pets. Natasha had style.” 0 likes
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