by Dakota Cassidy
Series: Ex Trophy Wives #3
Release date: March 6th, 2012
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages: 352 (ARC provided for review in exchange of an honest review)
Summary from Goodreads:
Left without a partner...
When former ballroom champion Melina Cherkasov found out that her famous husband was cheating, she was devastated, especially since she was informed by a sleazy reporter on national TV. Thanks to an ironclad pre-nup and a scumbag ex, Melina has to pack up her dog and her dignity and take refuge in her dad’s retirement community in New Jersey.
...it’s time to take the lead.
To make ends meet, Melina puts her dancing shoes to use as an instructor at Westmeyer—a private school for boy geniuses. Teaching a bunch of hormonal teenagers the waltz is trying, but the school’s sexy handyman proves to be an ample distraction. Drew McPhee is perfect, except for one thing: he doesn’t like dancing. Thankfully, the finesse Drew lacks on the floor is more than made up for by his skills in the bedroom. And after one steamy night, the ballroom diva is the one getting swept off her feet…
Review By Alaiel Kreuz:
Honestly? I wish I could buy this book right now but I'm gonna have to wait until it's published... Never fear, that's why we all have a wishlist, right? So we never forget to buy a great book.
Melina suddenly discovered, thanks to the reporters that were stalking her like crazy that her busband was cheating on her with a much younger woman and to make things worst she is left with nothing but the clothes she is wearing.
And her husband swims in money... Thanks for nothing, jerk!
And now, thanks to dedicating her life to "that" she has no profession (she was a professional ballroom dancer until she married him), no money and no job. As you can see, things are getting better by every second... And the jerk is hiding somewhere with his lover...
So Melina packs what she has left and goes to her dad's house in a retirement community and meets a support group of ex-trophy wives who found themselves in the same position she is now in and are willing to help her get a job and gain her lost self-esteem back.
And the first step is to work and earn her own money for the first time! But Melina is terrified, she is used to teach kids how to dance, she did it for free in her own studio where kids without money could learn with her. The difference is that those kids wanted to learn so their relationship flew without problems but now she has to teach clever kids, I mean, really clever kids, little genius who thought ballroom was a waste of their time when they could be discovering a cure for cancer.
And to make things even more complicated there is a man, a very handsome man who thinks she is sexy, who loves the way she dances and is a little "caveman-thinking"... but no one is perfect, right?
Could Melina trust in a man again? Could she believe that she is not fat at all, understand that she is not too old for romance and get her confidence back before it's too late?
Are the lies and surprises ever going to stop?!
This was a great book in fact. Melina is a huge example for every wife that is left without a single word, without confidence and without love: Girls, there is hope and we are strong! No man can take that from us because we are worthy!
So yes, I think we can learn from her while having fun with the clever dialogues, the funny moments and the great development of the story.
Add it to your TBR pile if you like romances. I know I'm going to have a look at all the books by Dakota Cassidy right now ;)
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