Music in my head, dance in my body, the rhythm of my heart.
How far can you fall in just one month? How quickly can the human spirit be broken? Where does evil hide in plain sight?
Ash wants to dance. Needs it. To leave behind a life of expectation and duty, to set his soul free.
But life is never that simple. Every step is a journey on a new road.
For every action, there is a reaction.
Every choice has a consequence.
And when you meet the wrong person, all bets are off.
Laney tolerates her limitations, pushing quietly at boundaries. But when Ash crashes into her world through rage and violence, it sets off a chain reaction that neither of them expected.
His eyes glowed, passion firing through them. Then he lowered his head and kissed the back of my hand.
It was a sweet, old fashioned gesture, totally at odds with the lust I saw as he let his eyes stroll across my body, seemingly unable to choose between my breasts or my lips.
I helped make up his mind by folding my arms around him and tugging his head down so I could press my lips against his.
He opened his mouth, then proceeded to give me the hottest, slowest, most tantalizing kiss I’d ever had. He was telling me that he was in control and he’d kiss me the way he damn well wanted.
Playful Ash, serious Ash, flirty Ash—I couldn’t help thinking that sexy-as-sin Ash was proving to be my favorite.
His hips moved in a slow rhythm that may have been dancing or may have been back-to-basics grassroots grinding. I reached down for the heat between his legs, massaging the growing bulge at the front of his jeans.
A shudder ran through his body and he ground harder against my hand. I couldn’t wait to be skin to skin.
I unbuttoned his shirt clumsily, fingers deft as sausages as I tried to get at his bare skin. He laughed against my lips and lifted his arms so I could pull the cotton over his head.
Skin like warm silk, smooth and soft, covering hard muscle, my fingers dragged across the planes and ripples of his chest and stomach, then fluttered over the welts and scarred flesh of his back.
Ash kicked off his shoes, and rid himself of the rest of his clothes before prowling toward me. His eyes said, naked now! Mine replied, make me.
He swept me from my feet so swiftly, my stomach swooped, and he carried me to the bed, our bed, working my clothes from my body between slow, hot kisses.
I closed my eyes, needing some defense against his beautiful face and the sensations that threatened to overwhelm me. He was an ocean wave, the high tide, and I was drowning in happiness and physical pleasure.
~*REVIEW BY JODIE RAE*~
Once again, Jane Harvey-Berrick has delivered a passion-charged masterpiece that will capture your heart! This book was absolutely stunning in every perfect way possible. My heart is overflowing with emotions from reading this book. This book bought tears and comfort to me in ways no book will probably ever will again.
Jane Harvey-Berrick has proven to us over and over again that her stories are powerful and unique. Jane’s writing ability is on another level of excellent. She knows which words to say to have a huge impact on anyone. I love the passion she has as an author and the way she is able to use her characters to have such deep connections. Slave to the Rhythm is refreshing and unique. I do not think there is a single book to compare against.
We first meet Ash as he is traveling to Las Vegas to live out his dream to dance for a living. In his country, you can’t advance as one would here. Moving to America would better suit his career. As luck would have it, he soon comes in contact with the Russian Mafia.
My favorite part of this book and in any book, I’ve every read is when Ash meets the heroine. When Ash locks eyes with Laney at a dance club he knows he needs to dance with her. But with Laney there is something holding her back from her getting up and dancing with him. When Laney witnesses something that is happening to Ash, she puts herself in danger along with Ash. Laney makes a rash decision to flee from Las Vegas with Ash to Chicago where she lives, to protect him.
As Laney and Ash make it back to Chicago, she tries and does everything in her power to help Ash in ways he never thought could exist. Laney is Ash’s blessing in disguise.
I just want to say something about this book, but I don’t want to ruin it for everyone. Laney is a character that I could connect with in many ways and made me really opened my eyes. She in a lot ways is like me and I loved what a strong character she is. Ash is everything you want in a book boyfriend; he is the most caring person with a heart that wants to please. Ash will without a doubt be your next book friend and you will be drooling over the way he loves Laney. The saying is true, two complete opposites really do attract.
Reading this book was like watching a movie. The story is well detailed that you are warped into Laney and Ash’s world and want to finish this book as soon as you can to see what happens. The story is told in alternating POVs so the reader really gets to see all the different sides of the story and it makes it so we are able to connect with Ash and Laney in ways we never would be able.
I feel like this review is kind of vague, but I guarantee you will fall hard for this book and the amazing cast of characters. This book will stay with you a long time after reading. Stop what you are doing and read this book and you can thank me later.
~*ABOUT THE AUTHOR*~
For as long as I can remember, I wanted to write. Perhaps it was growing up in a village well known for its mystery and folklore, which sparked my imagination as a child.
I enjoy writing in several different genres, and I've just published my first romcom, 'Dazzled'.
All my books have a little me in them, and I'm inspired by the personal stories of those around me. It's often from a simple discussion overheard in the train ('Exposure'), in a café, or in the street, where ideas for characters or scenes come to me.
I fell in love with both Sam ('The New Samurai') and the eponymous Sebastian in 'The Education of Sebastian' and the sequel 'The Education of Caroline', and missed them desperately once I'd finished their stories. I love writing dialogue and always try to include touches of humour in the most poignant stories.
Whether you like adult romance novels, new or young adult writing, thrillers, or fantasy, I hope you'll enjoy the journey through my stories.
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