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Wicked Dance

(Chronicles of a Dancing Heart #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  59 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Former dance student Sara Hart had aspired to grace the stage on Broadway, but a reckless decision forced her to renounce that dream. Years later, while struggling with an ungratifying job and an even more unsatisfying love life, she literally stumbles upon a dangerously sexy stranger who sends her heart—and her body—into hyperdrive. His touch makes her feel alive again an ...more
Kindle Edition, 335 pages
Published October 27th 2017 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
I give this book 5 out of 5 Romantic Stars!When I read this book last week I was quite impressed that this was the author’s debut novel! I just loved the intensity of Sara and Tom first meeting. I really enjoyed both characters and thought they were well developed. I felt like I could also relate to Sara’s pain from her tragedy and how she felt. I even felt I could relate to Tom with his mistrust and feelings.

The way that Olivia Boothe wrote these two damaged souls’ romance was amazing and had m
Sawyer  ❤
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-kindle, arc
Well, first things first. Let's take a moment to drool over the cover. It's pretty, isn't it?

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
Tasha and Megan Mahoney
Story: 3.5
Narration: 4
Overall: 4
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
Cheryl Whitty
Reviewed on behalf of,
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
Kirsten Brown
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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*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
Mile High KINK
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wicked Dance is a tender love story with a delicious sexual kick! Sara blog post at
Rae Lake
Jun 12, 2018 rated it liked it
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Jun 01, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, romance
I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

I just found this so predictable and the characters were silly.
Although it was ok as a story I would not rush to read it again.
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fantastic debut from author Olivia Boothe. Wicked Dance was beautifully descriptive, with well developed characters. It was fast-paced, without feeling rushed; it took you on such a journey that you felt yourself right there watching Sara and Toms relationship develop. I adored the storyline, it wasn’t your typical “boy meets girls”, it had a freshness about it and was so different to a lot of books in the same genre. It makes me really excited to see what’s to come next!
Sammi Jayne Brooks
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 stars rounded up!

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
Isabelle Morebooksthanlivros
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5 STARS, closer to 5 than 4

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
Though author Olivia Boothe was kind enough to send me Wicked Dance for review, this opinion is entirely my own and not influenced by anybody.
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
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was fortunate enough to read an early copy of Wicked Dance and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this story. Olivia Boothe has created a completely engrossing story, full of complex characters and all consuming moments.

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
Stacy Ross
May 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Olivia Boothe reached out to me and asked me to read her novel Wicked Dance and review. I downloaded a sample and got a few pages in before I was hooked already so I agreed. This book was absolutely amazing! I loved it so much. Sara and Tom are just instantly drawn to one another. Both of them have guarded their hearts and had no interest in ever finding love again. Like magnets, these two can’t seem to be apart after that first meeting in the coffee shop. Afraid of getting hurt again and not fe ...more
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
(3.5/5): Following the story of Sara, an ex-dancer now working in administration for a renowned dance company, Wicked Dance tells of her complex relationship with tall handsome stranger Tom, who has plenty of his own secrets about his past.

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
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Wicked Dance is wicked indeed. It's hot, it's layered and it's utterly addicting to read.

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.
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: feel-good
When I started Wicked Dance, at first I thought I was reading the script of Save The Last Dance. Because there Sara also loses her mother in a car accident, while she was supposed to go to Juilliard.

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.
Tre Talbot
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a debut novel from this author? I can’t believe that’s true. From the very beginning I was pulled into Sara’s story and what happened in her past to have her in the career she is in now. Once we’re introduced to Mr. ID things only get more intriguing, there’s something about that that had me wanting to know him on a deeper level just like Sara had. Little by little both of their layers are peeled back both individually as well as together and a heartbreaking, beautiful story is told. Thi ...more
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: chick-lit
Wait it’s over?!?
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.
Shelley Floor
Apr 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I found this book entertaining but at times found the characters a little over the top. I did enjoy the storyline of broken dreams and overcoming the past to look towards the future. I would have given this story a higher rating if it were not for the ending that was abrupt and did not leave me satisfied. I was hoping for a book two to find out how Tom and Sara ended up but it seems this is the only book.
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*ARC provided via NetGalley
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an eARC of this book from NetGalley, but that does not affect my review.

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
E.J. Frost
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful slow burn of a story. The characters are fully realized and feel like people I know (and would like to meet for a drink!). The setting is so detailed I felt like I was walking down the streets of NYC with Sara. I loved the immersion into the characters’ world and the time the author takes to explore their lives before throwing them together. The tempo and pacing of this story is unusual in a time when so much feels rushed and disposable. This is not a disposable story. It’s a ...more
This book was such a pleasant surprise...I loved it! I couldn't believe this was the author's first book! The characters were so well developed, and the story telling was so rich and detailed, and just real!
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,
Aug 13, 2018 rated it liked it
To start off, I hadn't realized that this was the first book by this author. Having just found that out, I'll say that I am impressed. I was for the most part thoroughly immersed in the story, didn't really want to put it down. However, there were some things that annoyed me a bit and just didn't make sense.

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
Lilly Charysma
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Tom and Sarah: two very different people, brought together by the need to love and feel loved again, both surpassing loss and overcoming addictions. This is what Olivia Boothe brings us. This is an emotional story that captured me from the word “Dance” and made me spend all the minutes in this audiobook just focused on their lives .

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
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Olivia Boothe is a new to me author and quickly became an author that I will continue to read! I was completely hooked on this story from the very beginning.

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
Bibliophile  Chloe
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This new to me author has a new fan!! That's me!

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.

Jul 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-books
So this was the first book from this author and overall the story line intrigued me. I was interested in the man Sara met in the coffee shop. Their chemistry was palpable and I wondered, when will they see each other again?! Once they did meet, their relationship moved at hyper speed, which isn't usually my thing, but okay, I went with it. I liked the fact that Tom was genuinely interested in Sara and wanted to pull out all the stops to impress her. He was not at all selfish and he wanted to spe ...more
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me start by saying contemporary romance isn't my normal kind of read. I'm not familiar with the genre, so take my review however you wish.

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
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Olivia Boothe is a wine enthusiast and coffee addict. And she likes her romance how she enjoys her cabernet and cappuccino--rich and strong.

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