Book Review: Ballroom Blitz by Lorelei James
Published October 2nd 2012 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
She’s got the rhythm, but he’s got all the right moves.
A 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.
I am usually completely enamored with everything Lorelei James writes, but I am sad to say that is not the case with this book. I didn’t hate it, just thought that it was a far cry from the quirky romance, funny dialogue and interesting plot that I am used to with this author. The book is a not bad read, but from hot sexy scenes, there is not much to enjoy with this book. The plot is quite boring, a famous Indian drummer (although that’s an innovation and I hoped for something more) falls in love with his dance instructor. Oh, and hey, when it comes to dancing he has no rhythm. But makes up for it in the bedroom, which is always a plus, right? And that’s it. A bit of family but not much to the events and affair.
If you are a Lorelei James fan, and don’t want to spoil your perception of the books and the author, do not read this book. I repeat, not a bad book, but absolutely not worth wasting your time reading it. I have never thought I would say this, but on a scale from 1 to 5, this book would get a 2 from me. I got the impression that Lorelei didn’t even want to write this book but was somehow forced to because people were asking about Jon White Feather they have read in Wicked Garden about. And guess how much this book was needed when Wicked Garden has left me with no impression when I read it first. So, even if Ballroom Blitz is a short and quick read, I would have rather to have picked up some of the Rough Riders or Blacktop Cowboys and reread them, or just started already on the Lori G. Armstrong books.
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