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Publisher's Summary

They both knew what would happen...She moved in perfect harmony to the music that ruled her life both onstage and off. He dealt with the world with ruthless expertise. Music was his business and he was all business. That is until she lit up the stage.

The attraction was instant...and impossible.Because he ruled his empire from glass towers high above the vibrancy of her world, and coming too close to hers was risky business. But she was a woman who dared to dream, and she had dreams big enough for them both.

©1988 Nora Roberts
All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. This edition is published by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. All characters in this book are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

Critic Reviews

"There's no mystery why Roberts is a best-selling author. She delivers the goods with panache and wit." (Publishers Weekly)

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  • Kate
  • Apex, NC, USA
  • 12-01-05

the story and the narrator

This is the second in a quartet of books, each of which I enjoyed enough to re-read them. I've bought both of the available books as they've come out, and I'm not sorry, but the narration is terrible. Marie Caliendo has a sweet little girl voice, and the only characther it does justice to is a southern belle type in The Last Honest Woman. The characters in these books are survivors, but they end up sounding like ten-year-olds. That goes for male and female, young and old. I can't say don't buy this, the story is worth hearing. I just don't know how I would have felt if this were my introduction to the stories instead of a review.

23 of 25 people found this review helpful

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  • Cecelia
  • Jacksonville, FL, United States
  • 06-29-06

Easy Reading

Predictable and light weight but makes an enjoyable summer read.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Tracy
  • Allison Park , PA, USA
  • 02-19-08

The books good, but

The reader made Maddie sound like such and air headed child. Other than that, it was a good book. I purchased the whole 4 book set and this was the only one she annoyed me in.

I realized that Maddie was supposed to be 'bubbly' but YIKES!!! It was grating.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Great Romance

I like this wonderful romance. The characters are fun and interesting. I like Nora Roberts books and wondered if these being some of her earlier work, if it was going to be as good. Yes, it is.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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enjoyable

i thought in all the Ohurley novels all the men sounded whimpy almost...Trace was the best in Without a Trace. They played macho men roles but they were just UGH.

Loved the voice and inflection for Maddie. Chantelle sounds like her nose is a mile in the air and Abby sounds like she will spook at the drop of a hat.

overall, good stories and worth the bulk price!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Dance

I loved this series when it first came out. Listening again, I realized what a jerk the Hero is. I don’t see why Maddy fell in love with him & she was much too forgiving, imo. How many chances should she have given him to get his head out of his *ss? She was lovely in personality, looks & talent. I can’t make out what qualities he had to make her fall for him, other than chemistry. I love Nora’s books, but she should have spent more time developing his character. He was very 2 dimensional.

And I thought the narrator did a great job. Idk why other’s complained about her. Don’t let negative reviews turn you away if you loved the series before.

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  • Lois
  • Monticello, MO, United States
  • 08-10-15

This is Abridged

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This says the book is unabridged, but there are some key scenes that were deleted.

Any additional comments?

Very disappointed!

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Lovely story, we'll narrated.

I have re-read this lovely story many times. It never fails to perk me up.

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Narrator ruins this book

I have read this book so many times I almost know it by heart. I was very excited when it came to audbile, but ewwww, the narrator totally reads Maddy wrong. She makes her a weak, whinny, stupid woman instead of the fun, strong woman she is. Even when she's upset, she wouldn't be whinny like this narrator reads it. Please redo

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Good series

If you could sum up Dance to the Piper in three words, what would they be?

Nora Roberts always writes a good story. This series wasn't as good as some I have read, but still very good.