GENRE: Fiction - Romance
NUMBER OF PAGES: 416
SERIES / STANDALONE: A Ballroom romance #1
HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy as a part of RABT book tours.
Highly driven Lawyer protagonists are something I'm quite bored of these days thanks to an overdrive of John Grisham books during my school days. I signed up for this book for it's unconventional story line. Lawyers and ballroom dancing – that should be interesting. The book surely was interesting.
Written from Rory's perspective, the story is about Rory juggling her career as lawyer and rekindling her passion for dancing after dancing with the mysterious Siberian dancer Sasha in her boyfriend's party. What follows is Rory's story of how she moves on after breakup, handles her first probono case and ends up rekindling her passion for dancing.
The story developed gradually thereby making is a rather normal paced romance. More than half of the romance between Sasha and Rory is actually in Rory's head though towards the end, things got 'real'. In fact the story moved on in such a pace towards the end that the cliff hanger ending left me high and dry. I badly wanted to get hold of the next book. The writer's knowledge in law and dancing is evident from the detailed description of both dancing and law.
The characterization isn't exhaustive overall as this is the first book in the series. The writer choose to elaborate only on Rory's character. I felt Sasha's character lacked the depth that was much needed. Given that there are two more books in the series, I hope the writer talks more about Sasha and his background. The writer gave an exhaustive account of Rory's character, but I felt she could have been bit stronger. Some parts of the story were predictable while the ending was smack unpredictable.
MY SAY: An interesting read. Hope the next book is way better.
BOREDOM QUOTIENT : 3/10 (lower the better)
OVERALL RATING: 7/1o
AUTHOR LINKS: Website, Facebook
BOOK LINKS: Amazon