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Monday, 27 March 2017

BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - Forbidden Dance (Lover's Dance #1) by Deanna Roy

Book details:

Forbidden Dance
by Deanna Roy
(Lover’s Dance, #1)
Publication date: March 28th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


An emotional new novel from six-time USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy

She was hidden from the world. Then he arrived.
For four years, I’ve lived in almost total seclusion. Homeschooled, forbidden from social media, seeing no one other than the dancers at Dreamcatcher Academy, where I teach ballet to little girls in wheelchairs.

Then Blitz arrives.

He’s the disgraced host of Dance Blitz, a bawdy reality show where Blitz sleeps with as many dancers as possible while looking for his perfect partner.

At least he was. A few weeks ago, he got kicked off his own show.

He’s at my academy for a publicity stunt, and my wheelchair ballerinas are his ticket back into the public’s good graces.

I intend to hate him and stay as far away as possible. But when he looks at me, I can’t resist. Before I realize what’s happened, we’re sneaking into back rooms, dancing, kissing, planning dates away from the cameras and the wrath of my family.

But I’m afraid. I have a secret at the academy, a small, wonderful, terrible secret, and if I stay with Blitz, the world will find out.
Forbidden Dance is a full-length standalone HEA, although fans who fall in love with Blitz and Livia can continue the series to follow more of their love story.

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5 out of 5 (exceptional)

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Oh my goodness! This story was beyond amazing! It had my attention from page one all the way to the end. The author did a FANTASTIC job giving certain little details that make you think “Hmm, there is more to this let’s keep reading” and I LOVED it!

The romance in this story is so sweet and raw and real.  It kind of took me back to when I was first dating my husband and we were still really flirting and such. It brought back those butterflies I felt and the warmth that you feel when you realize you truly love, not lust, someone. It might have been forbidden but it was real. It wasn’t perfect and had its flaws. So I say great job to the author for writing their connection SO well!

This book was heartbreaking in parts. It was heartbreaking based on her relationship with her parents and the past that she has been forced to hide. As a parent we always want what is best for our babies but what the female lead had to deal with was pretty maddening. The only thing I wish might have been maybe expanded was a little more detail regarding her past and a little more history about it. However, it wasn’t enough of a need to knock the rating down. The story is great enough to not necessarily need that information.

Do I recommend this book to you? Absolutely without a doubt! I read it in a day and the last 60% or so was read in a single sitting – I couldn’t put the book down, I had to know what was going to happen!

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

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Deanna Roy is the six-time USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and women's fiction.

She is a passionate advocate for women who have lost babies. She has several books on the subject, including her bestseller FOREVER INNOCENT, a romance about a couple whose baby is taken off life support at seven days old.

She has run the website PregnancyLoss.Info for fifteen years, including many large spin-off support groups both online and in person.

To learn about new releases, sign up for her subscriber list at She has regular giveaways in conjunction with major pregnancy loss events.

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Tour Organised by: Xpresso Book Tours


  1. Great review! This sounds like a fun read and very emotional, too! Glad you liked it! :)

    1. Thank you, it certainly was emotional!

  2. Hi Amy! Thank you for this awesome review! We would like to offer you an ARC of the second book, Wounded Dance. Please let me know if you would like one! You can reach me at foreverinnocentseries at gmail dot com. Thank you again. Give Splodge a scratch and cuddle from me! - Gabi (Deanna's assistant)

    PS Thank you for the hard work you put into your book blog. It shows. <3