Date Published: July 15, 2013
GET READY WHEN LOVE WALTZES IN!
To her millions of fans, ballroom champion Selena Marcil seems to have the perfect life: a great dance partner, a hit reality show, and celebrity perks. But underneath the glamorous ball gowns, Selena longs to find someone to share her life with when the stage lights dim.
Selena’s childhood sweetheart, Bret Lord, hung up his dance shoes after winning two national titles with her as a teenager, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He never saw his former fiancée again, except on television and on the cover of men’s magazines. Ten years and three deployments later, Bret gets an offer to audition for Selena’s dance show. When the Marine Corps gives him temporary leave to appear on the series, Bret can’t refuse the quick cash that will enable him to provide financially for the widow of his buddy, even if it does mean coming face to face with his past.
When Bret shows up at her national championship, Selena is shocked. For years she searched for him to no avail. After spending time with Bret, Selena realizes despite their past romance, they have no future. He has no desire to live under a spotlight and she has no desire to leave it. Can Selena and Bret recognize when Love Waltzes In?
RATING:Selena Marcil is a star in the dance-floor. This ballroom champion seemed to have the perfect life: an amazing dance partner, a star of a hit reality show and of course, celebrity perks. But what she really wanted was simple – she wanted someone to share this type of life with the moment the curtain closes – she wanted love, family and security. Something she had some years back and let go because of her dreams.Here’s our military hero, Bret Lord who gave up his dancing shoes after winning national titles as a teenager. He enlisted himself in the US Marine Corps the moment he was able too. He never saw his ex-fiancee again, except on television and magazines. A decade later, Bret had an offer of a lifetime – he gets to audition for Selena’s dance show. The marine gave him thumbs up to join and appear in the show. He couldn’t refuse the opportunity knowing that this offers quick cash that will enable him to provide for his buddy’s widow and children. Even if it means seeing Selena again.The moment Bret shows up at the national championship, Selena was more than surprised. She tries to stalk him on the internet, but he doesn’t exist in there. The only thing that comforted her was the fact that his name doesn’t come up with the casualty. They were once again forced to work together for the show, and the more they spent time together, the more they realize that breaking up was the best for them. Bret wanted only ONE season, and Selena didn’t want to quit until she won the finals. Would they ever give it a risk one more time and consider a compromise? Or would they just allow second to walk right past them?I don’t know how to dance, but I love watching these types of shows. I love what the ladies wore, and how graceful they dance. I couldn’t just get that mental picture of a Marine who dances like he was born to. OMG. That would have been very, very sexy! Well, Bret is everything and he’s frustrating at times, especially at the beginning. All he sees is black and white, with no gray areas in between. It was either you were good or bad. It took a while before I warmed up to him (yes, despite the oozing sex-appeal, I still want my man open-minded).What I like about this novel is every two chapters were separated by the names of dances with description. The author gave her readers the soul of each dance. She also gave us a glimpse about Hollywood lifestyle, the relationships, deceits, and everything behind the camera – (now I know why Bret opted to stay out of the limelight!). Love Waltzes in is about second chances and compromise. It’s about two people who is about to learn that it takes two to tango!
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