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When She Dances

By: Ruby Dixon
Narrated by: Mason Lloyd,Jillian Macie
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Publisher's Summary

I never expected to spend my days as a dancing girl...but it beats the alternative. In the window of a filthy space station cantina, I gyrate my hips and hope for better days.

When I'm bought by the most intimidating alien on Three Nebulas Station, those better days are on their way. Zakoar of the Broken Back is a cyborg who deals in black market prosthetics. He's terrifying to look at, with a metal jaw and a fearsome demeanor. He intimidates everyone in the galaxy...except me.

Zakoar doesn't want my name. In fact, he doesn't want anything from me...except a little bed sport. In exchange for my willingness, he'll take me to a human-friendly planet where I can live unafraid.

Love isn't part of the bargain, but every moment that I spend with him, I learn more about the male beneath the metal...

...and I'm suddenly dreaming of a very different happy-ever-after for myself....

Contains mature themes.

©2020 Ruby Dixon (P)2021 Tantor

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Love the story and Mason Lloyd

I love the way Ruby makes each one so different and each character is so unique. Great short story with a bit of steam and a HEA. I which I could rate the narrators separately though. Mason Lloyd is amazing but Jillian Macie just rubs me wrong. She can either read normally or turn into bitchy mean girl but she doesn't have depth past that. I think she might do well with contemporary romance but not Science Fiction or anything with action.

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Amazing book

This is one of my favorite books in this series, her ptsd that makes her second think everything him been insecure about her but wanting her desperately, makes such beautiful love story that is about growing love and loyalty.
Thr narrators do a great job with the dialogues, i doesn't sound fake or ridiculous.
hightly recommended.

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I recommend the audiobook.

I have read this book several times and now that I have the audio I have enjoyed listening to it multiple times. I highly recommend the audiobook.

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[Dubious consent, sex slave, bargain for freedom.]

Ruby Dixon is great at getting the reader to suspend disbelief in terms of consent. In RL I would definitely be like "Stockholm syndrome!" but it is a different world in space for a human female and the author approaches these grey/debatable areas with a glass-half-full perspective.

Male is grumpy yet vulnerable with a dry sense of humor.

Female is cautious yet sassy and loves to tease.

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Another wonderfully written story

Going to be honest, Ruby Dixon could write advertisement for pop up adds and I’d probably be spell bound. She always leaves me in a squealing mess by the end of her stories. I can’t get enough of them, regardless of which series it is.

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Fun!

One of the shorter stories, but I am loving the Risdaverse series. Fun and fast, love this story about Tessa and Zakoar, her unexpected hero.

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Loved it💖💖😍😍💖💖

Terrific story and terrific narration! A wonderful escape .I'll be looking for more to add to my expanding library💖💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

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Not my favorite

I just didn’t feel the connection in this book. Maybe it was their dynamic from the start, him buying her and saying he would free her when he got her out of his system, and her being fine with it. I just didn’t “feel” anything for this couple.

I felt very “meh” about this book.

It could have also been the narrator. She’s not my favorite but not someone I can’t stand by any means. She enunciates all her T’s which makes her sound very formal, and when she reads crude words or intimate scenes, it sounds cringe. Also another thing that annoys me is she gets a collection of spit in the front of her mouth and you can hear it when she says her p’s. Gross. Sorry this has nothing to do with the actual book, but I think it impacted my overall in enjoyment of the story. I might have a different rating if I had read the book instead of listened.

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Great book

Ruby Dixon as always extremely good story great characters awesome book to read absolutely love books narrated by mason Lloyd He does such an excellent job

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Love Ruby Dixon books

Great Risdaverse story. Just love Ruby Dixon books. Make me sigh. Great H & H.

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*** SO GOOD ***

I love Tessa and Zakoar story it is the beaty and the beast with a twist 😍 so bloody good i can't enough of Ruby Dixon's stories. Mason Lloyd and Jilian Macie are both brilliant in their narratives thank you guys.