Saturday, May 2, 2015
Review...Leading Man by: Elle Rush
Olympus heartthrob Nick Thurston is a leading man with a problem. His new play opens in a month and when it comes to the pivotal waltz scene, he can’t lead. When he broke up with his dance instructor girlfriend, it also ended their professional relationship and now he needs a new teacher. Desperately.
Ashleigh Jessup needs to find a new building to take her booming dance studio to the next level. She doesn’t have time for a private student, but she’s willing to make an exception to do a favor for a friend and earn extra money for her down payment.
Ashleigh’s success has come at the cost of her love life, so she can’t believe it when Nick is good with them spending as much time on their careers as they do with each other. But when Nick’s ex tries to sabotage their relationship, Nick begins to doubt Ashleigh’s intentions when she benefits from his fame, and Ashleigh has to decide if she’s willing to risk her business for a relationship Nick may not even believe in.
My Review (copy provided by author)3.5-4 stars!
This book was really cute. I loved how the hero Nick wasn't perfect that there was actually something he couldn't do and I mean he really couldn't dance at all. This leads him into one hell of a predicament when he needs to be able to Waltz as the starring character of his new role. With not much time left he needs to find someone to teach him.
Ashleigh (h) who is busy with her evolving business as a dance instructor agrees to work with Nick for a friend. There is a definite attraction between the two but Ashleigh being the professional she is isn't willing to push the boundaries into more than business. Little does she know she just took the job of her nemesis and Nick's ex. When one thing leads to another the attraction they feel can no longer be denied. Their dating relationship needs to be hidden from Nick's ex and the media. What will happen if they're discovered? Will Nick's ex destroy everything Ashleigh's worked for?
Both Nick and Ashleigh were very likable. The scenes when she teaches him to dance are pretty funny and sexy too. I definitely felt the chemistry between the two and was rooting for them to make it work. This book has some angst and I didn't know if I could come to like Nick's mother but I think she grew on me after thinking it over. Nick isn't one to trust easily so he's easily manipulated to believing things he shouldn't and screws up pretty bad. I was crossing my fingers he would redeem himself because I really did like him.
All in all a quick, fun, sweet story. I recommend.
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This is book three in the Hollywood to Olympus series. It is a standalone. Read my review for Drama Queen book two.
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