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Dance All Night

(Dance Off #2.5)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Broadway hotshot Nik Kovalenko is a confirmed bachelor.

Ballroom champion Jess Davenport is a bona fide Scrooge.

Last year, they shared a midnight kiss at a New Year’s Eve party that made both of them believe—briefly—in the magic of the holiday season. The magic was cut short when Nik went on tour the next day, but he never stopped thinking about that kiss—or Jess.

When th
Kindle Edition, 156 pages
Published December 11th 2018 by NYLA (first published November 25th 2018)
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Adele Buck
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fun, fairly fluffy novella that reverses the usual he's a grump/she's a rainbow dynamic. Jess is a bit of a Scrooge and Nik is an unapologetic fan of all things holiday. The one thing that didn't quite work for me was the conflict was one of those that could have been resolved with a single logical question and answer. Nevertheless, I don't expect huge conflict from novella-length work and I always enjoy returning to the Dance Off universe. Looking forward to the next full-length nove ...more
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So Jess had dated some guys who weren't honest with her about what they wanted and dumped her when things got serious so she doesn't date guys from the industry because of this experiences and because she doesn't think they would settle down with her.
And Nik enters in that category, they met and had a mind blowing kiss but he went away for work the next day and they meet again a year later.
And suddenly Nik
Mel González
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you're looking for a christmassy, adorable and beautiful romance to spend the holidays with, this might be the one you're looking for. It has a hero who loves Christmas and who's trying to get the heroine to feel the joy of it with him with three dates before New Years Eve, when she decides if she wants to be with him or not. Every time I read one of her books, I remember that Alexis Daria is an incredible writer. She has a wonderful way of portraying realistic and relatable characters that y ...more
Maria Rose
I loved this hero in pursuit holiday romance! Full review to come!
This is how you do angst that's laced in fluff. It's just... fluffy as heck and packs a very good punch to the heart about feelings of abandonment and loneliness in the holidays. I love Jess and Nik.
Adriana Martinez Figueroa
Have you ever labored over a homemade batch cookie dough, mixing ingredients, making sure all your chocolate chips are distributed evenly into your mix, place an even number of dough balls onto your baking sheet, watch them rise into perfect little clouds of amazingness, and bite into them and think “that’s some good shit right there?” That’s exactly how I felt while reading Dance All Night by Alexis Daria. I kept thinking “THAT’S SOME GOOD SHIT RIGHT THERE” to the point of staying up until 3am ...more
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This book is exactly what I needed, exactly when I needed it. Work has been rough lately and being able to escape into this book on the train ride home was just the thing.

The good:

- Women of color written by a woman of color - excellent. (The author is Latinx.) The heroine has curly hair and it comes up several times in the plot, as in, 'Hey, I'm coming over to sleep tonight and I'm bringing my satin pillowcase.'

- Nik is probably the sweetest hero I've ever read. Not calculating sweet, or saccha
Alex (HEABookNerd)
Series: Dance All Night #2.5

Last year's New Year's Eve kiss with Nik Kovalenko has stuck with dancer Jess Davenport but she's not interested in someone who'll be gone on tour all the time. But when Nik comes back to Los Angeles for the holidays and bets Jess he can make her fall in love with the season in three dates, she can't resist spending time with him.

Dance All Night was the classic holiday romance featuring a Christmas loving hero and a Grinch heroine who prefers to spend the holidays com
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC received via Netgalley

This was such a CHARMING read. If you like the holiday made for TV movies, but wish they weren't so chaste, this is the book for you. I really really love the plot and how the characters relationship developed. Nik is amazing and the way he sets about wooing Jess is perfect. Jess is great too, I understand her hang ups and why she is so reluctant. It makes perfect sense. I wish maybe she'd gotten to confront her parents and talk it out a little bit. But I get it. I have
Set in Alexis Daria's Dance Off series, Dance All Night features a grumpy scrooge and the sexy professional dancer who tries to convince her holiday miracles can and do happen.

After sharing an unexpected but sexy as hell New Years Eve midnight kiss with Broadway hotshot Nik Kovalenko, dancer Jess Davenport thinks that is all it will be, just a kiss. But as the next holiday season rolls in and she runs into Nik at an ugly Christmas sweater party, she realizes he has been thinking about her and th
Dance All Night was a really fluffyyy and cute holiday novella. Nik was just the sweetest guy and i loved Jess whose a bit of a Scrooge. There's lovely dance scenes in this and the dates Nik planned were all so well thought out and adorable.

We get to see characters from the previous books but this can very much be read as a standalone if you haven't yet read books 1 and 2.

This was exactly what I needed to read right now being sick and all. (flu leave meeee) Who doesn't love sweet heroes, and N
Dec 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-owned, arc
I think that this is a delightful little holiday novella that will please fans of low angst contemporary (hi, waves own hand). I do think that there was a little too much off screen feelings developed (in the intervening year between when they first meet & the meat of this story gets going, the hero has fallen in love with the heroine with very little interaction to support it). That said, I thought the 3 date structure was a smart one and the characters were imminently likeable. Would recom ...more
Dimitri's baby brother got his HEA!

I did wish I was emotionally invested in their romance though; the whole story was very good but it would have been amazing had I been into the characters more. But objectively speaking, Dance All Night is a super cute Christmas story.

E-ARC is received thanks to the publisher via Netgalley.
Lenore Kosinski
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, xmas

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

4.5 stars — OMG, I LOVED THIS BOOK!! I was sucked in right from the beginning, and it just had so much of what I love in a Christmas novella!

First, I LOVED our characters! Jessie made me want to smack her a few times, because she was so hard-headed and took forever to see things “the right way”, but she was still such a fantastic character. She was sassy, dry-wit
Lauren loves llamas
My goodness, this was absolutely adorable. Yes, the plot is a bit ridiculous. Yes, the big misunderstanding could have been solved with a 2-question conversation. But, it’s just so darn fun and adorable that even while I noticed these problems, I was having too much fun to actually care. I’m a pretty big fan of Ms. Daria’s previous books in the Dance Off series, but I think this would work perfectly well as a standalone.

Nik and Jess first met at a New Year’s Eve party, and, on a whim, kiss at mi
Alex Davenport
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alexis Daria’s Dance All Night: A Dance Off Holiday Novella (and part of the Dance Off series) is a sweet read. I am new to the author and really enjoyed this book. If you are looking for a holiday romance that warms your heart, you need to one-click this book.

Nik and Jess meet at a NYE party. Nik is instantly attracted to Jess and suggests that since neither has a plus one, that they kiss at midnight - even though Jess is happily munching on a bag of sour cream and onion chips (a girl I can rel
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What did you do when you'd never bothered to imagine the man of your dreams, yet he showed up anyway?
In just three dates and a kiss, he could be hers.

Dance All Night is a heartwarming, feel-good pick-me-up story about Broadway hotshot Nik Kovalenko converting Ballroom champion Jess Davenport that Christmas miracles exist and he'll be the man for her.

This quick and fun read had more heart, emotions and depth than I have experienced in a long while with a novella.
Get this book if you're in need
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'm so happy that we got to spend more time in the world of Dance Off. I love this series for so many reasons and this novella highlighted them all!

Despite finishing this book in a little over an hour, this never felt like a novella because it is so well developed. You've got great, layered characters; an addicting, sweet romance and just the r
Sara Oxton
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dance All Night by Alexis Daria a five-star read that will get you moving. This is a novella in the Dance off series it sits as 2.5 and could be read as stand-alone but you will adore the characters and only want to go back to hear their stories so start from the beginning. What a story, even though the story spans a little while it doesn’t drag at all. The story will captivate, and you will adore finding out about Jess Davenport and why she hides herself so well, why she is such a scrooge. Oh, ...more
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sexy and sweet—four and a half stars

I enjoyed this novella. Daria writes a lovely mixture of sweetly romantic with lovely sex scenes. Another Ukrainian brother is a lovely Xmas pressie, Nik made me a little week at the knees! I could feel for Jess as well and her fears of commitment. But for me this was really a novel that got compressed into novella shape. I wanted more of everything. Jess at the girls home, the two of them on dates, their dance life. I could feel the connection between Jess an
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kissy-books, arc
I love this series so much! And I love holiday themed romance, so I really enjoyed this. The two characters are really developed for a novella, and it felt like a full story. I loved the concept of 3 dates, and the tie-in of other Dance-Off characters.
Melissa Parnell
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was an adorable and sexy Christmas novella that left me smiling. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters and would love to read more from them. I thought this story was sweet and fun and anything to do with dance I am in. I hope to read more in this series and from this author.
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As an unrepentant romantic and a reformed Scrooge, this novella absolutely hit the spot.
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dmitri's adorable younger brother Nik gets his happily ever after in this holiday-themed Dance Off novella. Dance All Night introduces us to Jess Davenport, a ballroom dancer on The Dance Off who has a chance encounter with Nik on New Year's Eve. They kiss and have a discussion about settling down where Nik is clearly not into that idea.

Nearly a year later, they run into each other at an ugly sweater party and Nik wants a do-over. His views on settling down have shifted, and he believes that Je
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Alexis Daria is an award-winning contemporary romance author, artist, and native New Yorker. Her debut, TAKE THE LEAD, was a 2018 RITA® Award winner for “Best First Book” and was named one of the Best Romance Novels of 2017 by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly. Her next book, DANCE ALL NIGHT: A Dance Off Holiday Novella, will be out December 11th. Alexis is also the recipient of RWA-NYC ...more

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