Former dance student Sara Hart had aspired to grace the stage on Broadway, but a reckless decision forced her to renounce that dream. Years later, while struggling with an ungratifying job and an even more unsatisfying love life, she literally stumbles upon a dangerously sexy stranger who sends her heart—and her body—into hyperdrive. His touch makes her feel alive again and sparks a desire to rebuild her dance career. But Sara is still haunted by the demons of her past. One dark lie could cost her everything.
Real estate mogul Tom Wright caters to the rich and famous. He lives the life of the perfect bachelor, partying hard and dating the most beautiful women in Manhattan. But he has one golden rule—no commitments. Ever. Then he meets sexy Sara Hart, and something about her makes him want to throw the damn rule book out the window. Every time she’s near, the blood in his veins pulses with a raging fire he can’t contain. But Tom’s shadowed history is resurfacing, unearthing ghosts he’d rather remain buried.
Will this wicked dance be their last?
A single flower now fought to bloom through the forsaken, barren wasteland of my heart. He’d planted the seed the first day I saw him, and with a flaring blaze, his presence etched itself onto my soul.
Olivia Boothe is a new to me author and quickly became an author that I will continue to read! I was completely hooked on this story from the very beginning.
Sara and Tom are two damaged souls who were drawn to each other, who saw the pain and hurt behind their walls and slowly broke those walls down and found something they had both originally given up on with each other. Their road was not easy and was emotional. Despite the rocky road of their relationship, they had an instant connection. From the first moment they ran into each other they couldn’t forget the one another.
This story was so much more than I expected. The tragedy that Sara had experienced and the lasting guilt was heartbreaking. The pain, loss and emotions Tom had experienced had me wanting to go through my kindle and give the man a hug. I love that they found each other and were able to slowly help each other.
I couldn’t put this book down. The story had me hooked. I was invested in the characters and had to know what was going to happen next for Sara and Tom. The descriptions of the scenes were beautifully written and painted such a vivid detail in my mind. The growth in both characters, especially with Sara, from the very beginning to the end was strong.
The secondary characters were interesting, I am definitely intrigued by them, especially Tom’s business partner and best friend, Jake. Sara’s roommate Jen was interesting and played a major part in Sara’s life, she really was more like a sister to her than anything. Tom’s personal assistant and friend, Tiffany, was someone I just loved to hate. I felt that there is so much to her that we don’t know.
I truly cannot wait for the second book to get more of all these characters and their stories! This book is a MUST READ for me and definitely one I would highly recommend to anyone who loves contemporary romance.