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Steps

(Finding Their Muse #1)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  557 ratings  ·  127 reviews
My dream of becoming prima ballerina is dead.
Dropped by the Royal Ballet, I return home to my empty house in Cornwall with nothing but ghosts, and memories of a past I am desperate to forget.
It takes months of depression before I pull myself out of the bleakness and attempt to start living again. With a new job as an assistant to the wealthy but elusive Sachov family,
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Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published November 18th 2018 (first published November 17th 2018)
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Jennifer
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
First: Please read the blurb. It states that it is a dark novel and the triggers warnings. If those things are not for you, avoid this novel. She is not kidding. That said, I do think this could be Bea's best work.

Now for the story itself. Every single character is layered in complexity. They are all tormented individuals with passions and demons that are eating them alive. Rose, our female main character, had to quit her dancing career due to a medical condition that leaves her partially
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Lisa Maher
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rh
Every so often an author will write a book that makes you view the world differently. That challenges the way you view works that the author has previously written and opens your mind to new ideas and experiences. Bea Paige has done that for me with this book. I normally do not like dark romance books. However, this book drew me in with the first words. I was immediately drawn to the character of Rose. Rose is broken in so many ways, from her debilitating illness to the experiences that she had ...more
Coco.V
Jul 15, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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J
Nov 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 25%


The FMC was just portrayed in such an ugly and unattractive way. There wasn't a single likeable thing about her, so I had to stop.
Renée
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ivan and Rose’s story is so heartbreakingly shattering that you can’t help but fall into the deep dark abyss immediately. As the story continues you’ll be introduced to the other men that will join the two of them - Anton and Erik.

I’m throughly impressed with Bea Paige’s ability to capture raw emotion and despair with Steps. The characters thoughts and emotions leap off the page and right into your heart and soul.

I highly recommend the first book in the Finding Their Muse series, and look
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Paula
Feb 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: reverseharem
What did I just read? I seriously don't know. So much mystery and darkness...
Bec
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
As the blurb states, this book is dark, but it's also gripping and quite erotic with some BDSM thrown in for good measure! It alternated between the viewpoints of Rose and Ivan. Little known to Rose when she answered the job assistant advert, Ivan is someone she knows from the past. The other 2 males Anton and Eric are introduced, just enough to pipe my interest in them! All main characters have secrets and troubled pasts. Ivan isn't used to not getting his way - Rose has him questioning his ...more
Xanthi patera
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Beautiful prose describing such tortured souls....
Ivy Fox
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Utterly haunting and tragically beautiful.
When a dark romance is done right, it can show the ugliest side to a flawed character and make your heart yearn for their redemption. It should be raw and painful while maintaining the alluring spell of wanting to flip to the next page to read how it will all play out.
Bea Paige did this beautifully with her stunning prose and captivating characters. From the first chapter, I could not put this book down and felt immersed in this twisted tale of dominance
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Shannon
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good. It’s really different in that all of the characters have many sides and personality traits that keep you on your toes. Obviously, with the ending I know something big is coming but I feel like there’s another character that is big trouble. I hope on book two, we get to see how all of their darkness comes together. Very excited for book two.
Keyrsten
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy mother of Toledo. This book threw me for a loop, but damn am I ready for more. The blurb isn't wrong, it is dark and there are moments that could be triggers.

When I first met Rose I had her pegged as a certain type of woman. Being an ex-ballerina I expected her to be poised, gracefully, and honestly docile. When I noted the BDSM hints I felt I knew exactly where the story was going with the meek ballerina stereotype and was intrigued on how the aspect of a reverse harem was going to play
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Jennifer G
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rose danced to live, she danced to survive and when her dancing was taken away, her past threatened to overcome her. Months of mental depression and physical pain took over her world. Finally, she resurfaced to take a job as the personal assistant to the mysterious Ivan Sachov. She immediately discovers that the Sachov family holds secrets as dark as her own. Sex, violence, pain, and desire. The Sachov's each hold demons as dangerous as Rose's. This job will either bring her back to life or ...more
Kayla Pipkin
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reverse-harem
Holy moly guys!
Be prepared for a dark and twisted romance.

I'm not going to lie, when I first started to read this, I was skeptical.
There are certain aspects about it that I'm not a fan of.
Nothing concerning the dark side of it.
But more personal things-like cheating.
Ivan, one of the main male characters in the story, doesn't care if the women he brings back to the manor are married and have kids.
So that's something I wasn't really happy about, but I powered through knowing eventually he would
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Janet
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A compelling, powerful, outstanding book introduces us to Bea's very dark new series

Bea Paige is one of my favourite authors and certainly one of the best authors I have had the privilege of reading on my Kindle. I have read all of the Sisters of Hex books that she has written so far and loved them. The world building is excellent, the characters are real, the imagination fantastic and the series is going from strength to strength. The Brothers Freed trilogy grabbed me and still won't let go, so
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Margaux Espinosa
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy wow! The cover is stunning, the writing enthralling and dark, and the characters are unforgettable, addicting and bury themselves in your heart. Bea Paige has outdone herself with this dark and and heartbreaking story of three broken men and the woman that is unknowingly strong enough to build them back into the men they once were.
These men have demons riding them hard and only someone that understands demons can help soothe their inner beasts. Paige constructs worlds, storylines and
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Book Addict
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow...what a different and darkly intriguing new story by Bea Paige. This insanely talented author has gone away from everything I have read from her and come out all guns firing in this intense story that revolves around four damaged and at time disturbing characters. In this first book we just scratch the service on who Rose is and what has happened to her in the past, but what I have learnt so far just want me wanting more! Rose is at times quite brittle and off putting but she has that ...more
Tracy Hoyt
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Layers of Beauty and Darkness

Oh, I have been waiting anxiously for this story since I first read the teaser! I was so easily drawn into the mystery, the heartache and the pain surrounding these characters. I'm such a mystery lover at heart, I had to dig deeper, I want to know all the secrets these characters carry. We get glimpses and start to understand some of the truth in this story, but the author is determined to tease it out and make us wait to see the full picture. Wow! I love her vision,
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Sarah
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rh, 5-star, dark
*I recieved a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All my thoughts and opinions are my own, I am in no way obligated to sway my review.*

When I first read the blurb I was honestly a little worried that the dancing element wouldn't translate well. That it might muddle the story or become a boring element. That it wouldn't be well incorporated into the story. I was worried this would be pure smut with no substance. I needn't have worried, and it didn't take me long to realize
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Cassandra Cobb
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story is great for those who seek the darkness of despair and desolation, without wanting to step away from the light so many of us live in.

Have you ever felt like the demons of your past continue to haunt you? Felt like decisions you once made shaped your future? From the first page, Bea Paige is able to captivate you with the story of Ivan, who is tormented by his guilt, and Rose, who refuses to back down from those who seek to destroy her. There is also Anton and Erik, both character
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Jessica Holl
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dark, beautiful and oh so enticing.

I honestly cannot recall a time that I was this invested in characters from chapter one. Rose, Ivan, Anton and Erik stole my heart, their pasts had me teary eyed and I felt as if I were watching a movie. Like I was sitting on the edge of my seat, trying to guess the direction the story would go, attempting to guess their secrets, willing them to be good guys, praying they could find control, willing them to find a way to be whole again, hoping for HEA, but this
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Dmcl
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“In these men, I’ve found a place to belong, and with me they’ve found a way to be set free.” Rose
Steps is the amazing first book in the Finding Their Muse trilogy. It is heart wrenching to live with these characters, learning about how each has been damaged and scarred, particularly Ivan and Rose in this novel. But in all the pain, there is hope that they will find their place to belong, their way to be set free. As the tension mounts, these characters emerge as broken but not defeated and
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Ines Vieira
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful prose describing such tortured souls

Wow! Since day one of learning Bea Paige was doing a dark tale about dance I was intrigued. Ballet has always captivated my attention and I always found the stories ballerinas tried to recount with their flawless movements to be tragic and heart wrenching. I read this story in one sitting and can tell you that Bea, put pen to paper and described this beautiful art form to its finest degree. Accompany that with the four tragically flawed characters
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Jocelyn LeDonne
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This has got to be one of my all time favorite book from Bea Paige. This book is so beautifully dark with an intriguing storyline. The intense emotions, the heartbreaking pain and the mentally complicated characters. The brokenness and demons each character has to deal with is heart wrenching. They need each other in the worst way. Ivan and Rose's story is so eloquently written, the detail throughout the whole story is superb. Also Holy Hotness Bea Lady! I loved the introductions to each of the ...more
Caroline Koueiki-laliberté
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having read this book in less than 4 hours, I can absolutely say that it was compelling. Couldn't put it down.

The story of Rose and Ivan is quite riveting with an end that will be surprising. Both characters are riddled with secrets and consumed by dark thoughts. Ivan with his wife's death and Rose with glimpses of a past that is not entirely revealed in this book.

The author also introduces Anton and Eric in this book, assuming these character will be completing the HR for Rose. But how about
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Joann
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No spoilers of any kind included.
This book was freaking awesome!
This story dragged me in after reading the first two paragraphs and I couldn’t climb out until I had gotten to the end of the book.
I haven’t read too many stories by Bea Paige I’ve read a few short stories in a few anthologies that she was in but this is my first full story that I’ve ever read by her and I must say I absolutely love her story weaving.
I’m definitely looking forward to reading the next book in this series because I
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Dani Piantadosi
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Welcome to Browlace Manor!

Every so often you read something that captivates you, enthralls you, asks you to submit to your master, and Steps by Bea Paige is quite frankly a masterpiece.
Ivan is strong, powerful and a master of seduction and dominance.
Anton is reserved and obsessive.
Erik is aggressive and troubled.
Rose is everything you want in an MC! She's strong but vulnerable. She's kind but has a little sass!
Bea choreographs an intricate ballet in Steps between Anton, Erik Ivan And Rose.
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Alisha Thompson
If you like a bit of Dark romance then Steps is for you. Bea Paige has done a magnificent job writing this piece it’s hard to put down once you start. I have only started to read darker romance novels recently and I have fallen in love with these characters straight away. It’s so well written I can feel their pain and can’t wait to continue reading their stories. This book, whilst introduces Rose and her love interests, predominantly focuses on Roses and Ivans relationship. Bits and pieces of ...more
Kristen
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WOW. This book left me speechless! I have read all of Bea Paige's other books but this one is totally different from her other stuff. This is FABULOUS. If I could only write one sentence about this book it would be:

"Bea Paige does dark better than Batman" get it? Cause he is the Dark Knight...? No? Okay... Moving on. LOL.

Bea Paige does a fabulous job of bringing the characters to life and creating a story that is enticing and smooth. There is never a time where the story feels forced or that it
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Jenny
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Dark. Seductive. Haunting.

Three words that popped to my mind after reading this book. And what a story it is.

I have always been a fan of dark read. From the cover to the blurb, you can say that I am drawn to this book like a moth to a flame. It calls to me. But I wasn’t ready enough.

First page in and I am hooked. I couldn’t, for the life of me, stop reading. The story had me by the throat and wouldn’t let me go. I am seduced by the beautifully broken characters, that chillingly dark tone in
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Gina Difrancesco
Nov 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is outstanding. I picked it up and couldn't put it down. I loved it, everything about it. Rose is immediately relatable and amazing. Ivan mmm dark, demanding, and delicious. Anton, Eric all of it. I disapprove of nothing in this book. Side not: I didn't have any problem with the content being forewarned that it was dark. Thank you for such an amazing story Bea Paige.
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“I’m the girl who once upon a time submitted to a beast. I’m the girl who danced to forget, who danced to survive, and I’m the woman who is stronger than the demons of her past and the ones that live in her heart.” 0 likes
“There was a moment just before Erik appeared that I saw something in you, something that called to me,” I say, tracing my finger along the length of her jaw. “And what was that?” she whispers. “Hunger…” 0 likes
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