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Former dance student Sara Hart had aspired to grace the stage on Broadway, but a reckless decision forced her to renounce that dream. Years later, while struggling with an unsatisfying job and an even more unsatisfying love life, she literally stumbles upon a dangerously sexy stranger who sends her heart - and her body - into hyper-drive. His touch makes her feel alive again and sparks a desire to rebuild her dance career. But Sara is still haunted by the demons of her past. One dark lie could cost her everything.  

Real estate mogul Tom Wright caters to the rich and famous. He lives the life of the perfect bachelor, partying hard, and dating the most beautiful women in Manhattan. But he has one golden rule - no commitments. Ever. Then he meets sexy Sara Hart, and something about her makes him want to throw the damn rule book out the window. Every time she’s near, the blood in his veins pulses with a raging fire he can’t contain. But Tom’s shadowed history is resurfacing, unearthing ghosts he’d rather remain buried.  

Will this wicked dance be their last?

©2017 Olivia Boothe (P)2018 Olivia Boothe

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A pleasing romance

First of all I would like to note that there were half points in my review, unfortunately they are not yet possible on Audible.
This is a hard review to write because usually I really like a book or really dislike a book. For me this story was ok.

I did feel like I'd had enough at one point because of something that Sara witnessed  and then had a sensual experience of her own. I just felt this was completely unbelievable.

Overall I think that this is a romance that other people would adore but for me it plodded on. I tend to prefer a faster paced read.

Olivia Boothe does deal with some delicate issues really well and they fit well within the story-line. The romance between Sara and Tom is, on the whole, well penned and enjoyable.

Vanessa Moyen does a good job with the narration. She expresses thoughts and emotions well and has a pleasant voice that works well for the characters in Wicked Dance. The narration is clear and precise and the different character vocals are well done.

Ok, this book didn't blow me away, but considering that it is a debut novel it is still impressive and I would definitely read/listen to more of Olivia Boothe's work.



I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Olivia Boothe. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Good book for an evening romance

Tom and Sarah: two very different people, brought together by the need to love and feel loved again, both surpassing loss and overcoming addictions. This is what Olivia Boothe brings us. This is an emotional story that captured me from the word “Dance” and made me spend all the minutes in this audiobook just focused on their lives .

The story is told mostly from Sarah’s point of view, but from time to time we get to see what Tom is thinking and I believe this makes for a complete picture of their relationship. Also, we see a little of what is like to be a dancer and how important it is to be seen. There is a scene in the book which could have been better developed, involving one of the dancers and the choreographer that is quite shocking. So there are a lot of things to discover between these pages.

I liked the main characters so much and I liked how the author put in words their passion and how she described their emotions. She is full of doubts and he is conflicted. The instant chemistry between them is new for both and both are scared to let go and enjoy. They both have so much healing to do and they both have to understand that the past is always there and will always be a part of their lives. But the future is something to look forward to. And it is still under construction. And they can do it together or apart.

But as much as I liked them, I disliked their friends. Tom’s friend seems only to take advantage of the close relationship he has with him and doesn’t seem to keep his mouth shut when needed. Jess, Sarah’s friend and roommate doesn’t seem to have a life (even if we know she has a boyfriend). I know she is overprotective and cares a lot for Sarah, but still… One moment she encourages her to open her heart and the next is lecturing her on morality and institutes rules for her.

I was also not a big fan of the narration either. Vanessa Moyen did a very good job for the dialogue and the foreign accents but when it came to narrative parts, I did not like her reading that much. While reading Tom’s chapters she did not manage to keep the same acting voice when expressing his thoughts and when he was interacting with other characters. Also, Tom has a funny Batman voice.

All in all, I liked this book quite a lot. I loved that it evolved dancing and that it had great main characters that have had to struggle through some bad times but somehow managed to put themselves together. I would go with 3.5 stars, as I felt some arguments between them were not quite solid and the secondary characters and narration were not to my liking that much. I hope you like it and come back with your own thoughts. Happy reading/listening!

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Olivia Boothe. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Story Plateaus

For me I didn’t love the story as much as I had hoped. It was interesting and spicy in the beginning and then just kind of sits there for most of the book not really escalating at all. I also didn’t feel a big connection to the main characters and their romance. I would have liked to have things go more in depth and more events to have happened within the story. I give it about a 3.5 for having interesting enough characters and a good start, but lack of follow through brought it down.

The narration for me was good. Moyen does a good job portraying characters and emotions. There are different voices for everyone and there doesn’t seem to be any weird pacing issues or pauses in the audio. I think she could have spiced up some sections a bit, as with the novel parts of the audio got a little boring for me. I give it a 4/5 stars.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Olivia Boothe. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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When Frustratingly Slow Is So Good!

WOW! I was hooked from the start. I loved the characters, the content, sarcasm, and wit. Pretty much I loved it all. Olivia Boothe did so well building the story slowly but still keep me engaged to the very end with the depth and drama. The characters were relatable and loveable. It was a fantastic story to listen to. I can't wait to get book 2.

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Narration out ranked story for me . . .

I type these words with a heavy heart. I was certain that I wanted to listen to this book the first time that I read the blurb about it. Then once I down loaded the book, I was ready to get started on listening. It took me an hour to get a feel for the narrator and the pacing of the book. The spark took root when Sara meets Mr. ID for the first time. Then it plateaued for me for another few hours of listening time. I could understand Sara and her need to be a bit standoffish and yet still have the deep craving to be in the presence of a man she didn't even know his name. Then upon learning his name its almost like the obsession to be with him and stay away from him increased. I was just an observer of their relationship from far on the outside and I was getting confused and annoyed. Sara had a heavy and confused heart of her own. Then there was Mr. ID/Tom and he was lacking in some qualities that would make him that drool worthy stick with you kinda book boyfriend. Then he began to confuse me with some of his non-actions. He wants her but don't call for days or see her for long periods.

I just could not figure these two out. Then when I was beginning to feel a connection with the both Tom and Sara as a growing couple other things happen to throw me off. I do love a story that can keep me involved even with the twist and turns and even with emotional ups and down, but there was something missing here that was more pushing me to give up. Not just the fact that that I did not feel like I got a completed story. I admit to having to listen to this twice because when it came time for me to write the review, I literally forgot what had me completing the book. All i could remember was that I was not happy with the ending or the last eight to ten chapters for that matter.

Narration was good. There was not a duo to perform but the single performance gave you a good feel of the characters. Vanessa Moyen gave you complex, confused, hurt, scared, elation, and others in her performance. Even the feel of Tom's character was good. From the words I did not find him to be a superior type of alpha male that was an all around ladies man and Vanessa gave him a matching vocal support. I was not overly impressed by the dips and valleys of the story itself but Vanessa gave me a visual picture to see and kept me moving forward though the entire read.

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A Sexy Romance!

Wicked Dance is a story of a dancer, who gave up a promising career on Broadway after car accident that killed her mother 4 years before. So when we meet Sara she is as an assistant to the head of the Dance School. Sara hates her boss Rebecca, who is an obnoxious women, who treats Sara shabbily.
Sara believes that she deserves to be unhappy, and keeps her emotions bottled up inside. Then she meets Tom and their connection is instant. What follows is a dance where they both try to understand their feelings for each other. They both have secrets they are hiding from each other.
This audiobook is 11hours long and ends suddenly, so we know there is another one coming.
I have to be honest Sara drove me mad, she seemed very immature, especially with her dealings with Tom. The sex is hot and Tom was swoonworthy and very romantic. It made me fill tired listening to the fast pace of the narrator, and listening from mostly from Sara’s POV .I think just because I was not blown away, we can’t all enjoy the same things. I would probably read something else from Olivia Boothe.
The narrator was very clever with the different voices and accents.
 
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Olivia Boothe. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Great

This audibook was given to me in exchange for an honest reveiw. This was great. I loved that the characters were not perfect, (the heroine a little to flighty, and the hero inconsistant) because no one is perfect so to have perfect charcters makes the story unreal. The narrator did really well, i loved the accent.

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I wanted to Like This Story

I got this story via audiobook boom and this is my voluntary review. There were many parts of this story that I enjoyed but so many others I thought were just trite. The heroine was just too flighty for me.and the hero was timid, then strong, then mean, then the true hero. Who gets attacked in an office and rather than calling the police run home with bruises and say I am going back to work for the guy? He is so much taller, stronger, and meaner yet she says she can handle him. Then the hero tells her to stay home and he will handle it. All of the male voices sounded female. There is a nice story here but

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  • Angela
  • OVERLAND PARK, KS United States
  • 05-22-18

Wicked characters in a good way :)

The story got me from the beginning and kept me throughout. This audiobook is definitely worth the time. My only complaint would be that the female lead got a bit whiny at times. The story had me to the end but then seemed to end without a lot of detail which is unlike the rest of the book so I'm looking forward to Book 2.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Ohhh what a wicked listen

This audio will pull you in from the first sentence. The author and the narrator knows how to get you glued to it. It’s a true love story that takes you through the steps one step one draw at a time . You will totally love this story The author with her imagination knows how to bring the story to life
Hero is Tom . Tom is very rich plus a typical male. He doesn’t want any commetments .
Sara at one time was a promising dance star but something got in her way . One night. Tom sees Sara and he wants to get to know her better . He is starting to adjust his outlook on women.
They both Tom and Sara are seeing a commen traint in each other.

The Narrator Vanessa was great . She knew how to do the characters voice to a tee

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  • Book Addict
  • 06-13-18

A Sexy Dance!

Wicked Dance is a story of a dancer, who gave up a promising career on Broadway after car accident that killed her mother 4 years before. So when we meet Sara she is as an assistant to the head of the Dance School. Sara hates her boss Rebecca, who is an obnoxious women, who treats Sara shabbily.
Sara believes that she deserves to be unhappy, and keeps her emotions bottled up inside. Then she meets Tom and their connection is instant. What follows is a dance where they both try to understand their feelings for each other. They both have secrets they are hiding from each other.
This audiobook is 11hours long and ends suddenly, so we know there is another one coming.
I have to be honest Sara drove me mad, she seemed very immature, especially with her dealings with Tom. The sex is hot and Tom was swoonworthy and very romantic. It made me fill tired listening to the fast pace of the narrator, and listening from mostly from Sara’s POV .I think just because I was not blown away, we can’t all enjoy the same things. I would probably read something else from Olivia Boothe.
The narrator was very clever with the different voices and accents.