Author: Teodora Kostova
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Novel, (291 pages)
Publisher: Self Published (March 31st 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate to Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb:Jared Hartley is happy. He has a starring role in a popular West End musical, great friends, adoring fans and his own flat in Central London. A relationship is not something he has ever really wanted. Making big plans for the future is not in his nature – Jared is content with his single status and enjoying all the benefits of that lifestyle.
He doesn’t even realise something is missing in his life.
Until he meets Fenix.
Fenix Bergman has a dream – to perform on Broadway. When he gets offered the lead role in Poison – a new musical based in London, he accepts, immediately recognising the huge potential of the show.
Fenix thinks he has his life completely figured out – he will move to London, help Poison become the new West End hit and bide his time until Broadway comes knocking on his door. He has never wished for anything else but proving to himself and the world that he is a performer worthy of the biggest theatre stage.
Until he meets Jared.
Jared and Fenix’s lives collide and they fill each other’s missing pieces. Neither of them expects to feel so much, so fast for the other.
Neither of them expects to need someone so badly when love hasn’t even been in their plans.
But when Fenix’s star becomes too bright for London, will the dream he’s chased all his life ruin the dream he’s holding in his hands?
Will he survive getting everything he’s ever wanted?
*explicit sexual content, graphic language and adult themes. Recommended for readers 18+ only*
Purchase Link: US: http://www.amazon.com/Dance-Teodora-Kostova-ebook/dp/B00J72UJHG
Review: Fenix Bergman is an astounding dancer and the lead of the play Poison. All he has ever dreamed of was to be on Broadway, dancing is in his blood. It should be as his mother was a prima ballerina in her time, before an injury took her away from the stage. Now Poison is a huge success and is moving to the main stage in London. It’s not Broadway, but it’s a close second. He’s taken aback when he learns he has to share a dressing room with fellow stage actor, Jared Hartley, but his hesitation soon takes a back seat to their mutual attraction.
Jared Hartly has been perfectly happy in his singularity. He has a successful career as an accomplished stage performer in his own right and he owns his own flat. From the moment he finds Fenix in his dressing room he’s smitten with the lithe, blonde dancer and soon he claims Fenix as his own. The two go from 0-60 loving each other, moving in together, the works in about a weeks time. They say when you know, you just know, right? But just as these two start to get a grip on all the negativity that comes with their whirlwind courtship, Fenix gets a call he never thought he’d get, a call that could tear the ground right out from under Jared.
Jared wants Fenix to stay with him in London, after all, Fenix did tell him he loved him and wanted to spend their lives together. But it’s Broadway, how can Fenix walk away from what he’s worked for his entire life? He begs Jared to go with him, but Jared’s life is in London. More than anything they both want to stay together, the words they’ve spoken were sincere. But neither man wants to give up their dreams, nor does either of them want the other one to. At an impasse, what decision will Fenix make, and what will the backlash of his decision be.
This is not Kostova’s first novel, but it is her first flight into the M/M genre. The storyline and characters were very well rounded for a debut. There is even a lovely little twist in there that could prove for something very intriguing in a future story, if Kostova so decides to write it. The epilogue is fantastic, we get to see exactly where both of these sexy men are years down the road. Are they together? Well, you’ll have to read the story for yourself to answer that question! And I definitely recommend that you do!!