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Little Dancer by Brianna Hale
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May 17, 2017

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2017, book-boyfriends, contemporary, near-favorites, new-adult, own-doc-arc, safe, shorts-novellas, xxx, 4-5-stars
Read from May 12 to 15, 2017


Title: Little Dancer
Series: (Standalone Novella)
Author: Brianna Hale
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Tropes: Older Man/Younger Woman, Student/Teacher, DDlg
Safety: (view spoiler)
Rating: 4.5-Stars
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
HEA: (view spoiler)
Blog: HERE


What a beautifully written, short and smutty, DDlg read!

If you don't know what DDlg is, that's "Daddy Dom" and "little girl"—and I've read quite a bit in this genre, but none have explained the DDlg relationship so nicely!

So if you've never read this sub-genre of Erotic Romance before, but are interested, I would defiantly recommend reading Little Dancer as an introduction to DDlg.

Abby and Rufus' DDlg relationship in this book was so real and raw, truly complimenting the beauty and trust of a Daddy Dom/little girl relationship.

This was my first book by this author, Brianna Hale, but it will NOT be my last. Her writing style is very endearing, and her characters are developed enough to steal your heart—just like Abby and Rufus did to mine in Little Dancer.

He strokes his thumb over my cheek and it comes away glittery. I’m dropping glitter all over him. “I missed you, little one.”

“I’m so sorry I caused us so much pain and I said Persephone and I wasn’t brave enough.”

“You’re the bravest person I know, babygirl. Look at all that you’ve done.” He pulls a tissue out of his pocket and wipes my tears, and then puts it over my nose. “Blow.” I do. The tissue comes away glittery, too.

“I’m getting glitter all over you,”I say with a shaky laugh.

He presses his forehead against mine. “Please get glitter all over me,”he whispers. “Drown me in it.”

Little Abby was adorable, and surprising relatable. I loved reading from her POV; as throughout the book, she blossomed into who she was, and accepted it in spite of the world's view of her and her relationship with her Daddy Dom, Rufus...

Ah, Rufus. Better known as "Mr. Kingsolver". He instantly came of as fudging INTENSE. Intense in a really scary good way. (And I say "fudging" because I know he would spank me hard for using naughty language. *wink wink*)

Anyways...he was a dark, harsh presence in Abby's life that made for some very smutty times as she was punished (oh so nicely) in his office at the Theater.

"Mad? No, I'm not mad. You took your punishment so well. Would you like your reward?"

But what I reallllly fell in love with, was deeper into the story, when Rufus' hard exterior softened toward Abby, and there were all these sugar-sweet moments between them. It was positively adorable...and smutty—can't forget the smut.

My only wish was that I would've had the chance to get into Rufus' head, read from his experience how he fell into his and Abby's forbidden relationship. I think the romance would've been stronger at the beginning with his POV, but even so, the story wasn't lacking without it. Just a wish of mine ... What were you thinking, Mr. Kingsolver? I will never know... *pouts*

But all in all, this was a stellar read from Brianna Hale—and I would for sure recommend it to those who want a novella that has both heat and heart, rough and soft, sweet and smutty.

Hero: 4.5-Stars
Heroine: 5-Stars
Romance: 4.5-Stars
Sex: 5-Stars
Plot: 4.5-Stars
Dialogue: 5-Stars
Writing: 5-Stars

PS: I was given a complementary copy of this book. But I do solemnly swear that I am up to...good. *wink* This is a fair, honest review and/or rating(s) of this book, pinky promise.

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message 1: by Zasha (new) - added it

Zasha YASSS JABBER :DDD will check this out

message 2: by Jabberwocky (last edited May 17, 2017 07:41PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jabberwocky Zasha wrote: "YASSS JABBER :DDD will check this out"

Yaasss dooo ittttt.

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message 3: by Mirjam (new)

Mirjam Awesome review, Jabby! :D

Jabberwocky @Mirjam
Thank you!

Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe Like! I have been eyeing this one for a while. Great review J!

Jabberwocky @Kay
Read it—you won't be dissapointed! ;D And thank you, ♥

Elle Lovely review!! :D

message 8: by CC (new)

CC Beautiful review and teasers, Jabby! xo

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