–Blushing Divas Book Reviews
“Come Dancing is brimming with both humor and heart.”
–Flashlight Commentary Book Blog
It’s 1981. Twenty-four-year-old Julia Nash has recently arrived in Manhattan, where she works as a publisher’s assistant. She dreams of becoming an editor with her own stable of bestselling authors—but it is hard to get promoted in the recession-clobbered book biz.
Julia blows off steam by going dancing downtown with her best friend, Vicky. One night, a hot British guitarist invites them into his VIP section. Despite an entourage of models and groupies, Jack chooses Julia as his girl for the evening—and when Jack Kipling picks you, you go with it. The trouble is … he’s never met a girl like her before. And she resists being just one in a long line.
Jack exposes her to new experiences, from exclusive nightclubs in SoHo to the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood; from mind-bending recording sessions to wild backstage parties. Yet Julia is afraid to fall for him. Past relationships have left her fragile; one more betrayal just might break her.
As she fends off her grabby boss and tries to move up the corporate ladder, Julia’s torrid relationship with Jack takes her to heights she’s never known—and plunges her into depths she’s never imagined.
With a fascinating inside look at publishing, this entertaining story of a bookish young woman’s adventures with a rock superstar is witty, moving, and toe-curlingly steamy.
“This is a 5 star series… I loved the chemistry between Jack and Julia and their crazy bad communication skills (they didn’t have cell phones, after all). The break-ups were worth it, if only just so they could make up!”
—The Book Enthusiast
“Emotionally plump with laughter, love, and heartbreak…”
—Smexy Book Reviews
It’s January, 1982. Twenty-four-year-old Julia Nash has just moved in with her boyfriend, rock and roll guitarist Jack Kipling. Their connection sizzles as Jack takes her to England to meet his intimidating mother, and afterwards to a private Caribbean island for a sensual retreat.
Once they return to New York City, their relationship hits a turbulent patch. Julia is in the running for a new job, while Jack’s life grows even more chaotic with an upcoming thirty-city tour and run-ins with his band’s lead singer. Although free-spirited Jack likes to keep things loose, he craves more support on the home front. But Julia isn’t sure if she can ever be a domestic goddess—or if her wild boyfriend can ever be domesticated.
On tour, Julia experiences private jets, mind-blowing concerts, shocking hotel room antics, and screaming headlines. Back home, things come to a head. Julia has to decide if their relationship can withstand the ravages of fame and conflicting interests—not to mention a suave bestselling author who seems to like more than her grammar sense.
Hilarious, entertaining and steamy, Keep Dancing will delight brand-new readers as a stand-alone novel, and serves up more of what fans raved about in Come Dancing.
Dancing with Mistletoe
When it comes to Christmas presents, it’s not the size that matters . . .
A sparkling, entertaining story that will leave you laughing and in the holiday mood.
“Dancing with Mistletoe is a sweet novella that fills a week between the end of Come Dancing and the start of Keep Dancing. If you are reading the series, don’t miss it; and if possible, read between the two. Christmas in NY is magical (especially with Jack Kipling).”
—The Book Enthusiast
It’s December 21st, 1981 in New York City, and the holidays are approaching fast. But up-and-coming book editor Julia Nash isn’t too busy to notice that her boyfriend has only put one small gift under the tree. At least Jack has an excuse: as the lead guitarist of a famous British rock band, he is deep into rehearsals for their upcoming tour. But Julia was hoping for something a little more meaningful than the pair of mittens she can’t resist taking a peek at.
Julia tries to ignore her friends egging her on about what Jack might have planned. But even with the distractions of a demanding boss, a steamy snowball fight, a baking flop involving rum balls, and a blizzard that shuts down the entire city, the question still torments her: Is a pair of gloves—the kind of thing you’d give to a friend—the only gift Jack is giving her? And if so, what does that say about their relationship?
Brimming with laughter and an enticing dash of romantic spice, with vivid characters that reviewers have called “engaging” and “irresistible”, Dancing with Mistletoe puts you in the mood to kiss someone you love under a sprig of green.
Also included is a sneak peek at Keep Dancing, the hilarious and captivating new novel about Jack and Julia, to be published in Spring 2015.