April 17, 2010 4 flames 0

Author: Laura Dane
Source: Library
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade; 1 edition (January 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425232700
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425232705
After his parents’ death, Brody gave up a promising career to care for his family. Now, with his siblings grown, Brody owns his own business, and for the first time in years he’s alone. Elise has come to Seattle with her daughter to find peace. After years as a world-famous ballerina-and trapped in a marriage gone bad-she’s looking for neither love nor attention. But she finds both in the handsome, honest man who befriends her with no strings attached.

Brody and Elise discover in each other the wild, physical passion they need. But it’ll take a shadow from Elise’s past to make them look beyond what they need-to what they truly desire.

This was my first book by this author.  I had read many reviews for her book, and I thought I would give it a go since I am always looking for new authors to read.
The book opens with Brody, who is a tattoo artist, Harley riding, looking good in jeans bad boy of the neighborhood.  He loves how his life has turned out and is ready to enjoy it.  Elise, who was once a ballerina, moves in across the street with her daughter, after leaving an abusive relationship. She comes looking for a fresh start and raising her daughter on her own.  The two become friends and more.  This book showed that not only can the author write hot and steamy sex romance, she can also keep it focused on family.  Brody is the man that is protective and yet caring, and Elise is independent yet feminine.  A perfect balance in a wonderful book.  
I am happy to have found a new author to keep an eye on.  The story flowed at the right pace and kept my interest the whole ride.  I will definitely be checking out her previous books and her future books.

Very Good! Worth Spending Your Money on!

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