And now for the exciting conclusion of the Fever series! In this last novel Rory is able to overcome her anorexia, and Sasha finally learns how to be a proper partner to Rory. What other difficulties could they possibly encounter? Let’s throw in a kidnapping!
Sasha and Rory are working superbly well together, their fiery passions for each other blazing both on and off the dance floor as they compete at Blackpool, the world’s most prestigious ballroom championship. But Rory suspects Sasha’s jealous former partner and his student are conspiring to sabotage them. And her increasing fears that Sasha’s mysterious past, which has so intrigued and captivated her, holds something sinister, become a life-threatening reality.
The major focus of this novel is Rory and Sasha training for the ultimate dancing competition at Blackpool, but at one point Rory is briefly kidnapped by unknown assailants before being returned to Sasha. He seems to know why Rory was taken, but says he’ll explain everything after the competition. Um…like hell you will!
Overall I really enjoyed this book, but I honestly could have done without the whole kidnapping aspect, as well as the storyline behind it all. It seemed like unnecessary drama to me, but more importantly it also took away from what the entire series has been building towards: Blackpool. The end of the novel sees our main characters competing in Blackpool, but also the return of the kidnapping aspect, which was just too much story to cram into the last few chapters. It sort of made the ending seem rushed.
Oh the Dancing
This book has even more naked dancing than the last one, and this time Sasha partakes by removing his own clothing as well. Oh my. That seems sexy as hell, especially if you throw a samba roll in there, but does anybody else feel like it’s also a safety hazard? There would be so many appendages out in the open, flopping around all over the place.
As part of the Blackpool competition, Sasha and Rory prepare 5 different routines that they dance multiple times throughout the novel, as well as during the competition itself. I would personally love if there was a video accompaniment to this series where you could watch professional dancers perform the 5 routines. Having no dance background myself, I think it would have helped to truly envision what Sasha and Rory were working towards.
*A copy of this book was provided for an honest review*
Series: A Ballroom Romance, book 3. Looking back on the entire series, I would say that book 2 was probably my favorite.
Should you read it? Yeah! As a whole this is a series that will make you want to go out there and take some ballroom dance classes of your own! Ugh, but lessons are so expensive, and Blackpool sounds like a physically draining competition just reading about it! I guess I’ll just stay in my apartment and have some more Thai food.
Smut Level: Naked dancing here people. Naked…dancing.
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