The way that Olivia Boothe wrote these two damaged souls’ romance was amazing and had m ...more
Ok, done? Great, now we can talk about the story. I loved the description of this book. There's something about secrets that just draws me in. Maybe because my favorite thing ever are those moments when they trust each other with the part of themselves they have kept hidden for so long. It's sweet and magical, it makes my heart happy. If you enjoy those moments as much as I do, this book won't disappoint ...more
This is a hard review to write because usually I really like a book or really dislike a book. For me this story was ok.
I did feel like I'd had enough at one point because of something that Sara witnessed and then had a sensual experience of her own. I just felt this was completely unbelievable.
Overall I think that this is a romance that other people would adore but for me it plodded on. I tend to prefer a faster paced read.
Olivia Boothe does deal with some delic ...more
Wicked Dance is a story of a dancer, who gave up a promising career on Broadway after car accident that killed her mother 4 years before. So when we meet Sara she is as an assistant to the head of the Dance School. Sara hates her boss Rebecca, who is an obnoxious women, who treats Sara shabbily.
Sara believes that she deserves to be unhappy, and keeps her emotions bottled up inside. Then she meets Tom and their connection is instant. What follows is a ...more
*ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Page Count: 335
Series: Chronicles of a Dancing Heart, #1
Started:19th November 2017
Finished: 29th November 2017
Wicked Dance is a Contemporary Romance about two damaged souls finding love.
Sara is an assistant working for a dance company, after her dreams were crushed when she made a bad decision. She lives in fear of losing love again.
Tom Wright has made his money from real estate. He dates beaut ...more
I cannot believe I have actually rated a romance book 4 stars in 2019!
I definitely wouldn't say this was one of my favourite reads, but nowadays it is hard to find a good romance that doesn't involve ex-partner drama or something incredibly unbelievable. I know this was published in 2017 but I hadn't read it til' now and I would say that's pretty new-ish anyway.
There were times throughout the book that irritated me. For example, the extended paragraphs of talking about go ...more
This wasn't about an undeniable physical attraction; it wasn't about lust or need. It was about the bond growing between us. The possibility of a love so strong it could hold us together and potentially even tear us apart. by Sara
Cover: It is great. New York is a major part of the story and is has been well showcased here. Also to the couple is sexy but in shadows, which is how it feels for us.
Plot: Great setting, right pace, kept me guessing and wanting ...more
As my rating already suggests, I really loved Wicked Dance, which is the story of former dancer Sara Hart and real estate mogul Tom Wright. When it comes to NA romance novels it's always either hit or miss for me but this one was definitely a hit. Olivia has a way of writing that's very intriguing and addicting and I couldn't put the book down. I totally ...more
Tom and Sara meet in an almost meet-cute way, busy coffee house, spilled coffee, and charming smiles. That's how the best romances start right? That's the easy part because they are most certainly complex. They each have demons they are dealing with, meaning they have ...more
I particularly enjoyed the dance elements of the story: I’ve never before read a book where the emphasis was more on the day-to-day running of an artistic dance company, rather than all about the dancers. I thought the story gave an accurate insight into the ...more
Sara is a former dance student unhappy with her job and unhappy with her life, when she meets Tom at their local coffee shop. He captures her interest from their very first meeting, but she's left with the feeling that she wasn't even a blip on his radar. Until one day he comes to her rescue and a relationship is formed.
I like that both these characters have layers, have inner demons they're trying to fight. ...more
But where the Sara from the movies falls in love with a guy from 'the hood', Sara Hart falls in love head over heels with the mysterious guy at the coffee shop. This turns out to be Tom, a very wealthy hot guy, who doesn't do relationships.
But when those two meet, the worlds just shifts on its axis. ...more
I don’t usually read romance novels, usually a sci-fi fan with a sprinkle of chic-lit but Olivia Boothe’s book was recommended so I gave it a shot. Let me just say I’ve haven’t been this involved with two characters in quite some time. Mr Wright is what Mr Grey should have been and Sara is all of us. This book had love, lust, conflict, and a great story that kept you wanting more. Actually when it ended I went back a couple pages and read it again because I was sad it was over. ...more
It's been over a month since I read this book, I really do need to get my act together when it comes to writing reviews. As much as I loved it and my rating won't change, I'm having a hard time remembering everything that happened in it. But that's mostly due to the fact I'm a fast reader and should pay more attention to everything.
Olivia Boothe has a wonderful and colorful way with words which made it such a qui ...more
Sara and Tom were both such beautifully broken characters. They've both struggled with painful losses and guilt, and are just surviving the best they know how. This book made me laugh and cry, and even cringe at how painfully awkward Sara was at times. I could see a little of myself in Sara, ...more
I've always been fascinated with dance, even if I can't dance myself. So I'm always excited when a book features a character with a dance background. Sara's life revolved around dance until ...more
The story is told mostly from Sarah’s point of view, but from time to time we get to see what Tom is thinking and I believe this makes for a complete picture of their ...more
Sara and Tom are two damaged souls who were drawn to each other, who saw the pain and hurt behind their walls and slowly broke those walls down and found something they had both originally given up on with each other. Their road was not easy and was emotional. Despite the rocky road of their relationship, they had an instant connection. Fro ...more
Wicked Dance is the beginning of the story of Tom and Sara.
These are not perfect characters, they have flaws and scars and that makes them all the more believable and relatable.
Sara has a past that has haunted her. She has changed her whole way of life because of a tragic accident. She is quick to judgement and rash to jump to conclusions. But this makes her human, it makes her an honest representation of human nature and the choices we make.
I listened to Wicked Embrace through audiobook. Performance wise, the narrator wasn't my favorite. Her voice for Tom was the same as Sara's just a bit lower. Her pacing through me off, too.
As for the story itself, I'm not going to go too far into sudden ending, since so many other reviews have mentioned it. I agree with them--the ending was jarring--but I ...more
Olivia believes in writing romance that is as much about the couple as the individuals. She enjoys crafting layered plots, providing a mix of angst and erotic sensuality for an overall reading experience that will have you cheering for the heroine, swooning o ...more