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Curtain Call

(Driven Dance Theater #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  20 reviews
I am just one more dancer on a mission in New York City, sleeping on a studio couch.
Ive spent my last five dollars.
My bag is gone.
Theres no one left to call.

Until he gives me a break.

Hes the Kent Morgan.

I call him my director.
My dance partner calls him the God.
And like all gods, hes terrifying, mysterious, and the greatest thing to ever happen
Kindle Edition, 281 pages
Published March 11th 2020 by Services LLC
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Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A woman's romance w dance and more....

I've not read Brianna before. I love the glimpse into the dance world.

You can feel Branwyn's desperation and determination as she seeks not only a place in a dance company but a place to live.

She isn't looking for more from Kent than a place with his company, but she admits she finds herself drawn to him.

At the same time, she also finds herself working in the company of her former bff. The very woman who caused her to leave New York in the first place.

Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was ok
A story of a dancer in New York falling for her director. There was a disconnect, and the dialogue was confusing at times. I didnt really see a relationship development nor feel any sexual tension so when intimate moments happened I was like...what? It was jarring. Also wish we could have had some chapters through his POV.

Tricia Ann
This is the love story of Branwen OHara, a dancer on a mission and THE Kent Morgan, most eligible bachelor, director, and choreographer at Driven Dance Company. Branwen is a strong woman with a sense of self regardless of her past struggles but when Kent Morgan takes an interest in her and offers her a chance for a position within the Driven Dance Theater she gets a lucky break. I love how the two of them grow into one another and how she begins to affect him. Always quiet, stoic, broody, doing ...more
Kristy Halseth
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was ok
I received this as an advanced reading copy.

I disliked the writing style. I felt no connection to any of the characters. I couldn't feel any connection between any of the characters themselves. The style itself was very good at creating a feeling of hopelessness and attempting to survive. It feels more appropriate for some type of dystopian novel instead. It mostly made me feel thankful that I was not involved with the dance world and even more thankful that I wasn't in New York.
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is about a dancer named Branwen OHara falling for her director Kent Morgan. He is cold and brilliant at what he does. He is known for never smiling or giving away any of his thought away. Branwen is a struggling dancer who does not want to give up on her dream no matter the cost. Branwen and Kent seem to have this attraction to one another that they try to deny. Branwen is going to have to be brave enough to show Kent all sides of her no matter how scare she is. This story shows the ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the 1st in a new series and what a wonderful beginning this tale is. This is director and choreographer Kent and dance Branwens story. This is a well written story which is filled with angst, drama, and is a raw, gritty and steamy read which had me intrigued and hooked throughout. I look forward to reading more in this series and recommend for all. ...more
Avid Reader
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing

A compelling read!!! The author has a very unique voice, which is modern and fashionable for the romance genre and sucked me in. There were scenes I wanted to read over and over because they held so much emotion. The characters were vivid and I loved the HEA ending! It was easy to follow along even if you arent into dance. The romance between the dancer and director evolved naturally with some intense and captivating moments. I finished this book in one day and am really looking forward to the
Ray Sparks
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love the concept of a dance company romance! The romance was not overpowering, but had all the feels. The book overall was very entertaining. I will be looking for more by this talented author.
Mar 14, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a good read. Branwen is a dancer and is looking for her one last shot. She is given a chance by Kent. Of course by the end they each have feelings for each other. Thankfully in the end they get their happy ending.
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary, romance
Curtain Call is marketed like a romance novel, but it's really not. Sure, there's a romantic interest and the requisite HEA. But Curtain Call is a romance novel like La La Land is a romance movie. It's more about the protagonist's relationship with an art-form and with a city than with a specific person. I'm giving Curtain Call five stars because, like the protagonist, I worked professionally in the NYC performing arts sector for many years. And author Brianna Stark really knocks it out of the ...more
N. Biggs
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Title: Curtain Call (Driven Dance Theater #1)
Author: Brianna Stark
Genre: Contemporary/Dance romance

*I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review*

Brianna Stark introduces us to Branwen OHara and Kent Morgan. OHara, is a dancer with a dream on her hands so she moves back to New York to chase her dream. Thats where she meets Kent Morgan, successful director/choreographer at Driven Dance Company. They start as boss and student and then turn into something more. Sparks fly. The broody
Jennifer Pierson
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Curtain Call is a story about succeeded no matter the cost, with a big side of strength, but I didn't feel the love side of it between the hero/heroine though. Maybe it's because I wasn't a fan of the hero, Kent Morgan, as I never imprinted on him. His coldness tried to freeze me out to be honest. Branwen is trying to live her dream of dance, to the point that she's literally has no money, and is sleeping on a couch, but she's not giving up whatsoever. Kent provided the opportunity of a life, ...more
Mar 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
First I want to say that the cover is gorgeous! Overall Curtain Call was an okay read for me. There were spots where it felt a little disjointed and would sometimes jump around. I caught myself going back to re-read parts to make sure I didn't miss something. It was interesting to see behind the scenes of a dance studio but it didn't paint it in a very good light. The characters were okay although not really relatable for me. The writing style was a little choppy but overall the story was ...more
Melissa Gloria - Meli’s Books and Coffee
Branwen O'Hara is a dreamer and will stop at nothing to dance again. Even if that means moving back to New York. Her life is a struggle at first, but then the Kent Morgan gives her a chance of a lifetime. Their relationship goes from mentor and student too much more. These two have so much chemistry. This book has heart and so many emotions. Brianna Stark wrote a beautiful story of starting over and never giving up on your dreams.
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Curtain Call follows Branwen O'Hara and her return to NYC. Down to her last $5 and her bag stolen, she is seriously down on her luck. She just wants to dance. Kent Morgan gives her a chance in his dance company. Old rivals, new friends, sparks flying, this was a good story with some great characters. I enjoyed it!
Layla Powers
Mar 11, 2020 rated it liked it
This book to me lacked a realness and because of that, it felt far-fetched and unbelievable. I'd read previous books by this author and was excited for this new release, however once read I was left nothing more than disappointed.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Spunky N Sassy
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.0

~~~~~~~~~~Lindsey's ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Great Book

This book is definitely worth the read. I would definitely recommend it to other readers. I cant wait for the next book.
April Wolfgong
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Had me hooked. It is definitely one I would recommend and read again.
Lindsey Kramer
Mar 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was definitely worth the read. I was absolutely hooked from the beginning and I couldnt put it down. I cant wait for the next book. ...more
Mar 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
The good storyline and well defined characters made this book a very enjoyable read! I look forward to reading more from this author!
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