Review: Dancer

 

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DANCER by Jamie Schlosser
Series: The Good Guys; Book 2
Genre: New Adult | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 8th, 2016

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“From the moment I saw him, I knew that we belonged together.” ~Brielle

Jamie Schlosser’s Dancer is one of the sweetest, heart-warming and most refreshing novels that I have read in a long time. Seriously…when I finished it I sat there wondering if I was justified in feeling so terrific and emotionally satisfied by this moving, endearing story about a love that was deferred by years of separation but no less staggering in its intensity.

Colten and Brielle.  I will never forget their names.

I have said it before and I will say it again: novels that are built on a foundation inspired by relationships that stem from childhood are a true weakness of mine.  Therefore, I was beyond captivated and infinitely engrossed by the story that unfurls in Dancer.

This is the tale of childhood sweethearts who establish a heartfelt, loving relationship at the tender age of seven. They engage in all of the child-like antics that children their age participate in; for instance, they carve “Colt + Ellie” into a tree. They handcuff themselves to each other in order to prevent their separation when their parents come to retrieve them from a play date. They play thumb wars in a lively display of the give and take that showcases the depth of their playful, yet all-consuming connection.  More importantly, Colton and Ellie reveal their deepest secrets to each other and support each other in times of tremendous loss, especially when Colton’s mother loses her battle with cancer.

Colton is the unequivocal “good guy” and the moniker for his character is so fitting since this is the second book in the author’s “Good Guy” series.  As you read Jamie Schlosser’s words in Dancer there is no doubt that Colten and Brielle are meant to be.

“I had only been five years old when I knew that I was in love with Colton. People might argue that someone so young couldn’t possibly know what real love was—but it was real to me, so innocent and pure.” ~ Brielle

Colten and Brielle never fully grasp the full extent of their attachment until they are forced to say goodbye in a truly touching scene that had me in tears as they bid each other farewell when Colton moves out town and leaves seven-year-old Brielle slowly crumbling inside.

Fast forward fifteen years later, when Colton goes to a club on his birthday and sees a dancer getting her groove on as she performs in a cage, setting it *off* with her hypnotic dance moves, short shorts and magnetic smile.  Their connection is instant and primal on a chemical level.  They are attracted to each other in a way that neither of the two have experienced before and the dirty, hard-core events of their night together leave them both reeling.

When they finally become aware of the fact that they share a remarkable, extraordinary history….

**** gets real.

Oh dear.

I simply refuse to say more.

This book made me laugh, cry and nearly sing out loud out of straight-up happiness over the events that transpire after this reunion.

This is the story of a good man who has been denied his peace of mind because of his “issues.”  Dancer reveals the tale of what happens when he finally discovers the appeal of everything that he has been missing. And YES, it is worth cheering over.

If you want a quick, satisfying read that will make you fall for the characters, root for their blossoming romance and succumb to their sugary-sweet antics as they reacquaint themselves with each other and work their way towards a happily ever after then  Dancer is definitely the book for you.

So what are you waiting for??!!! Read it!

That is my final word.

Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Heat: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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BRIELLE:

Technically, I’m not a stripper. As a cage dancer, I don’t take all my clothes off and no one gets to touch me. I’m just the eye-candy.

And I can feel their eyes on me. I know they’re watching, but I don’t do this for them.

This is my time.

My life may not have turned out the way I thought it would, but I’m not complaining. From 9pm to 1am several days a week I get paid to feel sexy, to feel desired, to do what I love.

I always knew I wanted to be a dancer—I just didn’t realize I’d be doing it in a cage.

COLTON:

Erectile dysfunction—two words that can cause a collective cringe from men everywhere. The doctors can call it ‘performance anxiety’ all they want, but that’s just a fancy way of saying my dick doesn’t work.

Just when I start to think there’s no hope for me, I see her. She’s gorgeous, sexy, and goofy as f*ck. She also looks really familiar but I can’t put my finger on it.

When I find out who she really is, my world is turned upside-down and everything seems to fall into place.

She’s not gonna make it easy for me, but I’ve never been one to back down from a challenge. She’s convinced I won’t stick around.

I’ll prove her wrong.

I’ll show her I’m one of the good guys.

 *Although Dancer is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone.

 

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My attention was snagged by a girl in the cage on the opposite side of the room because a guy had approached her. He tried to stick his hand through the bars, obviously intent on copping a feel. A bouncer quickly intervened, steering the intoxicated man over to a less crowded area.

Through body language and hand gestures, I could tell the bulky security guard was explaining that touching the girls was against the rules.

Drunk Dude huffed, gave the dancer one last lingering look, then staggered over to the bar.

My eyes trailed back over to the girl who was still moving around as though nothing happened and, suddenly, I couldn’t look away. I was captivated.

Not because she was hot—and she was hot—but because she was smiling. A big, genuine smile.

Her movements kept in time with the peppy beat of ‘Vacation’ by the Go-Go’s as she started hopping around.

Her big ‘80s-styled hair flew through the air as she spastically tilted her head from side to side. The long chocolate strands whipped around the confines of the cage and I swear I could see her laughing.

She was having fun. She loved this.

The jean shorts she had on were so short that I could see her ass cheeks hanging out of the bottom and my eyes traveled down her toned legs, then back up. Her waist was tiny and she had an hourglass shape with full breasts, which were jiggling with her every move.

This was entertainment.

Not only was this girl gorgeous and sexy—she was also goofy as fuck. She did some sort of head-banging move before twirling around like a ballerina.

She was still grinning and her chest shook with giggles. I could almost imagine what it would sound like to hear her laugh.

And as I watched, I found myself laughing along.

I felt a familiar tightness in my jeans and was beyond shocked when I glanced down to find myself stiff as a board.

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Jamie Schlosser grew up on a farm in Illinois surrounded by cornfields. Although she no longer lives in the country, her dream is to return to rural living someday. As a stay-at-home mom, she spends most of her days running back and forth between her two wonderful kids and her laptop. She loves her family, iced coffee, and happily-everafters.

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