WARNING: Dance for Me is the first book in a trilogy and ends with acliffhanger. Due to mature material, it is recommended for ages 17+.
What if the person who stole your heart wasn't who you thought they were?
When my parents passed away, I grew up fast. Learning to stand on my own two feet has been a challenge, but I'm making it... my way. I make no apologies for the path I've chosen. My choices have served me well, but no one knows the real me.
Except one man.
He's a mystery to me. He's controlling, demanding, and he has me wrapped around his little finger. Anything he wants, I'll give it to him. The hours we share together aren't about love. It's just sex. Hot, dirty, passionate sex. It was never supposed to be anything more than that.
Until everything changed.
Now, I'm more confused than ever. The more I learn about him, the less I seem to understand. What I do know is that I'm falling, and I have the feeling when I land, it's going to hurt.
Review by Lorena
I've read several books from J.C. Valentine and I knew that I would not be disappointed with Dance for Me. She really surprised me with the cliffhanger that we got and now I'm so hoping that we don't have to wait long for the second book to come out now.
Josephine's parents both died when she was young, barely of the legal age. She got a scholarship to attend university and was working as a stripper in order to pay her way through school. She meets a mysterious man at the club and starts having a casual fling with him at the club and hotels, wherever it is that he stays. He's very dominating and controlling and Josephine really likes that about him. But when the semester starts and she see's who her professor is, she can't believe that it's her mysterious man. But it's pretty weird that one day he's all domineering and controlling and the next he's so docile and lovable. She's confused by his actions and his romanticism.
They didn't want to know each other's names and wanted to keep everything anonymous, but then under uncertain circumstances, they both find out each other's names and it seems like their relationship takes on a more serious route. Josephine is still confused by Mr. Scott's behavior -- one minute he's hot and the next he's cold -- so she can't figure him out! She doesn't want to end things with him either because he seems to light a fire in her and it seems like he's the only one that could do that to her.
Josephine needs her art class and Mr. Scott happens to be her art teacher. They both try really hard to keep their relationship anonymous so it won't get him fired, but it keeps getting harder and harder for them to stay quiet about their relationship. Can they continue on in a secret affair or will they have to just let go and move on and not jeopardize his job as a professor?
Again, this book really surprised me on how it ended. I expected a normal cliffhanger but this was by no means an ordinary cliffhanger. I'm going to wait patiently for the next installment of this series as it has intrigued me and I want to continue reading this story and see where it takes it.
J.C. did a wonderful, wonderful job with this book and hurry J.C. because I can't wait to continue this journey between Josephine and Mr. Scott.
4.5 stars for this read