Saturday, 12 October 2013

Review: Dance For Me (Fenbrook Academy #1) by Helena Newbury

Natasha is one of the most promising ballet dancers at the prestigious Fenbrook Academy of Performing Arts and she’s just landed a life-changing audition. But no one knows the guilt she carries...or the damage it makes her inflict on herself when she’s alone.

Darrell is a multi-millionaire designer at 25. But past traumas have pushed him into isolation and the intense pressure of his work has brought him to the edge of burnout. Seeking inspiration, he sees Natasha dance and hires her as his muse.

As she dances for him, the two become entwined in a passionate but troubled relationship. He starts to see the pain inside her and helps her gradually lower her defenses...but Darrell has demons of his own. Can two broken people save each other? Or will the darkness they’re hiding consume them both?


My Review
4 Captivating heart breaking stars!!

2 Broken Tortured Souls
Drowning in guilt and anger
Holding on to a broken past

Can two broken souls heal each other?

This is the story of Natasha and Darrel.They are two different people, one rich and one poor, yet they have a lot in common. They both are hiding a hideous past that has scarred them for life.Can they move forward without letting their past drag them back?

Natasha is a ballet dancer its all she knows and its one of the ways she escapes. Ballet makes her forget everything for a moment but sometimes ballet isn't enough to keep her grounded sometimes everything becomes too much for her to handle..

"You're beautiful," he said,and it was so out of nowhere that I wobbled."Sorry" he said quickly."But you are."

Darrel is a multi-millionaire designer at 25, he creates dangerous things due to his past. His escape is work.He works to forget about his brutal past, he works to stamp down on his anger and guilt, he works to escape.

They are both surviving, they are both just existing
But meeting each other changes everything..

"I could feel his eyes on the shape of my extended leg as I leaned into the six o'clock arabesque, on the line of my arm as I straightened up.He wasn't watching,he was absorbing.."

It all starts when Natasha has a big audition and half way through it Darrel barges in and knocks Natasha's concentration.When she runs out after the messed up audition, she is approached by Darrel he asks her to dance for him.Darrel needs a muse and Natasha is perfect for the job but what is he creating that he needs a ballet dancer for a muse?

I really enjoyed the book and discovering what happened to Natasha and Darrel that caused them to be drowning in anger and guilt.Why did they need an escape?

"The hot wave of shame as he saw my scars up close. He moved forward and kissed them."

This is a well written book especially the dancing scenes i could imagine it all each dance step was written perfectly to create an amazing overall picture.Some parts were slightly slow for me and I wanted Natasha to quit running and face her problems head on.

Overall this is a great book and I am looking forward to the next one to see how the story will continue..

*ARC provided by author for an honest review*


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