Series: Heartthrob Book #4
Rating: 4 Stars
How I Got It: NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Pocket Star
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads
Jesse Heart is usually the life of the party, especially on the dance floor. So when he offers to be dancer Ava Mayor’s partner in a local fundraising competition for the Sea Breeze Performing Arts Center, he thinks it’s going to be a cakewalk. But hip-hop doesn’t exactly translate to tango—Ava’s area of expertise—and Jesse has trouble taking ballroom seriously.
Although Jesse’s comedic antics get under Ava’s skin, the more time they spend together in rehearsal, the more they come to realize that they’re not so different after all. And with Ava’s passion for technicality and Jesse’s raw talent, it doesn’t take long for this couple to start dancing their way into each other’s arms... and hearts.
Perfect for fans of Step Up, Backstreet Boys, and New Kids on the Block, this fun and sexy finale to the Heartthrob series will have you pulling your old boy band shirts out of your closet and dancing all night long.
***I received this book via NetGalley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review***
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. In the beginning, I got a little worried. But then I really got into it and cared about these characters. Part of the problem is that I'm pretty critical of dance books because I am a lifelong dancer. But this was handled fairly well. It probably helps that I don't know a ton about the world of Ballroom Dance.
Overall, this was a light, fun, and funny story. The hero, Jesse, is the goofy guy from the boy band he was in. So, he brings a lot of that fun and breaks up a lot of the tense situations. He also isn't afraid of his emotions like some heroes which was a nice change. Ava, the heroine, is much more straight-laced and kind of uptight. I understand that kind of behavior and I liked seeing her develop.
The romance was nice. Jesse and Ava had an immediate attraction, but didn't just jump into bed. That can have merit, but I think slower romances tend to be more believable. And I enjoyed reading about them just talking/dancing.
I believe this is the last book in this series. And I do want to read the other books because I'm curious about Jesse's brothers and their romances.
Thanks for reading!