Kindle edition 254 pages
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
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Book SynopsisTwenty-eight-year-old Claire Chatfield has everything a girl could possibly wish for: looks, a promising career at New York’s top architectural firm, and an engagement ring from one of New York’s most eligible heir-bachelors! Life should be a dream, but when Alec Brunell, a sexy tango dancer, moves into the apartment one floor above from Claire’s, he unwittingly awakens Claire’s old insecurities, making her question her life choices. Will Claire brave her fears and allow herself to take a chance on Alec, or will she continue to play it safe?
In order to secure his place as his father’s successor, thirty-three-year-old David Lawson must settle down with a wife befitting the future head of Lawson Enterprises - and who could fit the prerequisite better than the stunningly beautiful and incredibly bright Claire Chatfield? There is just one glitch – David Lawson is in love with another woman – a Hollywood Legend Claudia Block.
A successful tango instructor, Alec Brunell has never lacked for women’s attention, but he finds himself at a loss when faced with his downstairs neighbor, Claire Chatfield. Upon hearing of his occupation, most women swoon with desire, but Claire runs for the door. Still, her iciness only adds fuel to his fire, as Alec is determined to change Claire’s view of him.
Claudia Block has been basking in the limelight of Hollywood for more years than she cares to admit. While she still has her looks, she would much rather not mention her age, which makes her unconventional affair with young and handsome David Lawson that much more difficult for her to give up.
Dance Me to the Stars is a love story about finding one’s perfect match - sometimes following one’s heart is as convoluted as learning the steps of tango.
My ThoughtsThe story is about learning that playing it safe does not always pan out the way we plan, sometimes following our heart and not our head is the safest bet and ultimately the wisest choice!
Claire is involved with David Lawson but there is never a time when her heart "sings" when she and David are together. Claire learns over time to overcome her painful past and in doing so opens her mind as well as her heart to the endless possibilities that life has to offer, both personally and professionally!
David Lawson is a 33-year-old man who is still trying hard to fit into the mold created for him at birth by his domineering father, a mold that is stifling him a day at a time but is one that would give him everything money could buy if he could only carry through with his father's wishes! David finally learns that to truly be happy he must live life on his own terms, by doing so he gets more than he ever thought he could.
Alec Brunell is a heartthrob, the sexy neighbor upstairs who Claire tries so hard to suppress her attraction to. He is also a man who knows what he wants and he wants Claire and is determined enough to hang in there for the long haul.
Claudia Block, one of Hollywood's aging legends and the woman who has truly captured David Lawson's heart but whom he can never have an open relationship with or he will lose the future that he so desperately wishes to have. Claudia finds out almost too late that the love she and David share for each other is more important than age or wealth, in the end that love is all that matters to them both.
4 people whose intertwined stories will take you on a whirlwind trip that is full of passion, excitement, despair, lies, painful choices and in the end glorious new beginnings that will make you smile as each couple finally realizes that what their heart knew all along is that love always triumphs if you allow it to!
[Ecopy of book was sent to me by author in exchange for an honest review. ]