Interpretive Hearts by Amanda Meuwissen

Amanda Meuwissen - Interpretive Hearts Cover nds6h8Title: Interpretive Hearts

Series: Dreamspun Desires 94

Author: Amanda Meuwissen

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (197 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-64405-740-7

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (19 Nov 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Love is easy once you learn the steps.

In the competitive world of dance, Teddy was a flawless performer and hardass choreographer who students feared and admired in equal measure. But hip surgery ended the glamour and drama, and now Teddy is recovering at his beach house, lost and listless.

Until he meets Finn, his neighbor, who is too perfect, gorgeous, and kind to exist—but very ill timed. In a seaside town as small as theirs, they can’t avoid each other, especially since Finn is also Teddy’s new physical therapist. But Teddy isn’t the man he used to be, and though Finn flirts shamelessly with him, Teddy can’t believe a has-been dancer is worthy of someone so young and full of life.
Finn’s sunny smile is also hiding heartache. Pursuing Teddy challenges both his professionalism and his self-preservation, but if he can convince Teddy to trust him, maybe they both can heal.

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Review: Interpretive Hearts is a standalone romance by Amanda Meuwissen for the house line Dreamspun Desires. I didn’t really know what to expect, to be perfectly honest. I’ve read only one other book by the author in the past and I really couldn’t remember it from the top of my head. However, the blurb grabbed and add in that Dreamspun Desires is something of a guilty pleasure for me, then I was ready to give it a go.

The first character we are introduced to is Teddy. He’s a professional dancer – a skilled performer and as he got older he stepped with ease into the role of an equally skilled choreographer. He has the admiration of various members of the dancing community, as well as his very own enemy that seems to delight in rubbing in the fact that he now had Teddy’s job after surgery has changed Teddy’s whole life. Teddy, as with every other dancer, knew that that the performing part of his career was limited, and unfortunately the same is true for choreography. Vital hip surgery has left Teddy confused and is happy to keep to himself in his beachside condo. The physical part of recovery is difficult, but he had never realised that the mental side of recovery was just as difficult.

Things begin to change when Teddy bumps into one of his neighbours, Finn. Teddy feels an instant spark of attraction but because of the surgery he holds himself back. Especially when he feels humiliated when Finn needs to help him inside to his home after a minor setback. The complications continue when it turns out that Finn is also Teddy’s physical therapist, helping him with his rehab. Because now Finn, who also felt the attraction, is torn because Teddy is now his patient and therefore off limits for any personal relationships.

There is angst as Teddy works through his recovery and Finn comes to terms with his attraction to a patient. Overall, it is really enjoyable and the characters took on a really nice depth that made their romance feel realistic. Fans of romances that involve professional in the arts will like this one. This is the a sweet story of one character on his journey to recovery and the man that becomes important to him for multiple reasons.

A Model Escort by Amanda Meuwissen

Title: A Model Escort

Series: Dreamspun Desires 77

Author: Amanda Meuwissen

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (230 pages)

ISBN: 978-1-64080-694-8

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (5 March 2019)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 3.5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: What’s the value of love?

Shy data scientist Owen Quinn is brilliant at predictive models but clueless at romance. Fortunately, a new career allows him to start over hundreds of miles from the ex he would rather forget. But the opportunity might go to waste since this isn’t the kind of problem he knows how to solve. The truth is, he’s terrible at making the first move and wishes a connection didn’t have to revolve around sex.

Cal Mercer works for the Nick of Time Escort Service. He’s picky about his clients and has never accepted a regular who is looking for companionship over sex—but can the right client change his mind? And can real feelings develop while money is changing hands? Owen and Cal might get to the root of their true feelings… if their pasts don’t interfere.

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Review: A Model Escort, by Amanda Meuwissen for Dreamspinner houseline Dreamspun Desires, is the first book I’ve read by this author. I wasn’t one hundred percent sure what to expect from the book – I know what I’ve come to expect and love by various authors published within Dreamspun Desires and most books follow the same in terms of themes, etc. which is why is part of the line.

I enjoyed the writing style and found that it was easy to connect to both main characters, although I particularly related to Owen in the story. However, I must admit reading about this had me thinking a little bit of Pretty Woman. A comparison which comes up a couple times throughout the story. So there is definitely traces of humour to be found.

The story is about Owen Quinn, he’s a real introvert in that he is shy and finds it difficult to interact with large groups of people (which is why I relate to him so much), a data scientist that, he moves town hundred of miles away when a new job opportunity arises (again, something else I relate to). The best part about this is that he can get away from abusive, controlling ex and start over and learn to love himself.

This is what I find interesting about Owen, despite being an introvert he is quite lonely (not something I relate to, I live alone and for the most part don’t have too many friends outside of work in the city I lived but I am never lonely). A joke about hiring an escort leads Owen to do just that, not for sex but more so for companionship. Cal Mercer is the escort Owen meets. Cal is jaded and probably more tired of his lifestyle than he realises. For Cal meeting Owen is all kinds of interesting, refreshing and life changing. Owen and Cal grow closer as the two begin to cross the line between professional escort to friends (or a sweet and at that point, non-sexual romance). Cal needs to sort out his life and at the same time provides support to Owen to make the most out of her new job and to conquer demons of the past.

This is a sweet and straightforward romance, but nonetheless very enjoyable. I like how tastefully these characters were written because with this concept we could have had soft porn or enough cheese to start a cheese shop. They have a sweet journey and part of what makes these guys relatable is that their story is not over the top with so many clichés.

A Model Escort by Amanda Meuwissen Guest Post & Excerpt!

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Hi peeps! We have Amanda Meuwissen popping in today with her upcoming release A Model Escort, we have a brilliant guest post where Amanda shares her 5 Tips for a Successful Author Convention, and we have a great excerpt. So peeps check out the post and enjoy! ❤ ~Pixie~

A Model Escort

(Dreamspun Desires 77)
by

Amanda Meuwissen

What’s the value of love?

Shy data scientist Owen Quinn is brilliant at predictive models but clueless at romance. Fortunately, a new career allows him to start over hundreds of miles from the ex he would rather forget. But the opportunity might go to waste since this isn’t the kind of problem he knows how to solve. The truth is, he’s terrible at making the first move and wishes a connection didn’t have to revolve around sex.

Cal Mercer works for the Nick of Time Escort Service. He’s picky about his clients and has never accepted a regular who is looking for companionship over sex—but can the right client change his mind? And can real feelings develop while money is changing hands? Owen and Cal might get to the root of their true feelings… if their pasts don’t interfere.

Release date: 5th March
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