Rowan’s mother died when she was just a little girl, forcing her to live with her alcoholic, and sometimes abusive father. She has only two solaces in life: dance and her best friend Sara. When she is awarded a ballet scholarship during her senior year of high school, she finally sees her life having some positive direction.
Logan has his entire life mapped out. Finishing his final year of graduate school, he already has a job lined up halfway across the country in Colorado. But when his younger sister’s best friend calls him in the middle of the night seeking help after being beaten by her father, he realizes his life plan may not be as foolproof as he previously thought. In exchange for keeping Rowan’s secret that her father is abusive, Logan demands that Rowan agree to stay in his apartment whenever her father gets drunk, which is practically every night. Do you see where this is going? Uh huh.
The storyline of this novel is amazing, and highly addictive. I had trouble putting it down. One aspect which I really enjoyed was the narration, as the novel constantly switches back and forth between Rowan and Logan’s point of view. I love when romance novels do this, as I feel we get a deeper understanding of what the characters are actually thinking, rather than just having to guess why one person is acting like such an irrational twat.
The sexual activities of our two love birds are off the charts sexy, and yet Rowan remains a virgin throughout almost 3/4 of the book! You see, Logan doesn’t want to take something so precious from her when he’s just going to be leaving her in a few months. Let’s just say they get pretty creative when it comes to finding ways to be intimate without actually having sex, and everything is written in gloriously explicit detail. These two do stuff everywhere: the kitchen, the bathroom, next to a lighthouse, on a beach, practically everywhere except a car. Oh…wait, never mind, as long as the side of a car counts. Logan is also an uber alpha male, which is just fantastic.
I couldn’t really guess how this book was going to end. I mean, I figured they would eventually end up together, but as for the road they had to travel to get to that point I was kept guessing throughout. Rowan can’t go with Logan to Colorado because she would lose her dance scholarship, and because Logan already signed a contract with the law firm in Colorado he’d be responsible for an entire year’s salary for breach of contract. Rest assured though that these two do reach their happy ending. Please keep in mind that this book does include abuse of a violent nature between Rowan and her father, and although the scenes are hard to stomach, she does spend the majority of the novel away from him. Although this novel was damn near perfect, I do wish that the author had focused just a bit more on Rowan’s dancing. Considering that ballet slippers were featured on the cover art, I thought that it would play a much larger role in the novel, but it seemed like Rowan spent more time working and doing dirty deeds with Logan rather than dancing. One last complaint: where the hell can I find a Logan of my own?! I want!
Series: Nope, and I must say the author ends this novel perfectly, with no questions left unanswered.
Should you read it? Absolutely, as long as you can handle a few scenes of abuse. There are about 3 in total, one of which is pretty graphic.
Smut Level: Through the roof! It compromises a huge part of the book, and is just delicious.
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