REVIEW: Ballroom Blitz by Lorelei James

Thursday, December 13, 2012 1:00
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Sandy M’s review of Ballroom Blitz by Lorelie James
Contemporary Erotic Romance ebook published by Samhain 2 Oct 12

I know Lorelei James is known for her erotic romances, her cowboys. But what I also love about her books is her sense of humor. Aside from the fact the hero in this story can’t dance a lick – and he’s a drummer in a band, so he does have some rhythm – I was laughing out loud so many times while reading, that kept me smiling long after I’d finished the book.

Jon White Feather is home to do some serious thinking about his career. He’s tired of the touring with the band, wants to do some solo work for a while. In the midst of this his niece asks him to take a ballroom dancing class with her, something she’s so excited about he can’t refuse. Despite the fact he can’t dance. He keeps trying, however, just to be near the pretty dance instructor, Maggie. She zings him a good one in letting him know he has no rhythm, not knowing he’s a drummer in a popular rock band.

Maggie is getting ready to live her dream. Dancing has always been more than a hobby, but she ended up in the IT world instead of on the dance floor. Since losing her job recently, she’s been teaching dance and also practicing with her partner for a major ballroom competition, something she never thought would come to pass in her life. Meeting Jon in between it all has been the icing on the cake.

When these two take their dance to the bedroom, they definitely make their own music. Vintage James when it comes to the romance and love scenes, and there’s very few who can do it better. The chemistry between them is quite explosive. Of course, they do have some conflict with their respective careers and how it will affect the relationship, but they take the time to get to know one another, so working out problems should come easy. I enjoyed the family scenes with Jon and his brother’s family. That’s another thing that Ms. James is very good at: family. The scenes with his niece are just wonderful and the relaxed relationship with his brother is nicely done.

As much as I love Lorelei James’ cowboys, I like that she does her research well and gives readers something new to sink their teeth into. I’ve not read the earlier book where Jon is first mentioned, Wicked Garden, but knowing it will be well worth the read, it’s definitely on the list to get to soon.

SandyMGrade: B+

Summary:

She’s got the rhythm, but he’s got all the right moves.

Two to Tango Story

After years on the road, rock drummer Jon White Feather is home from tour to reassess his music career. When his shy niece begs him to take a ballroom dancing class, Jon agrees, aware he’s not Fred Astaire material. Still, it stings when his sexy-hot instructor—who makes his heart do the cha-cha—deals his ego a low blow: he has no rhythm.

Maggie Buchanan is doing everything to make ends meet since her IT career fizzled, including teaching couples dancing at the community center. She’s prepared for anything—except her immediate attraction to the bad boy rocker who doesn’t know his right foot from his left.

As Jon sets out to prove he can rock his body—and hers—their sexual chemistry burns a path across the dance floor, straight to the bedroom. And Maggie wasn’t expecting a man with limited dance skills would know exactly how to sweep her off her feet.

Warning: Sweet and hot…this couple knows how to bump and grind.

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